Tour No. 1 TORQUAY – THE ENGLISH RIVIERA – 5 DAY TOUR MONDAY 6TH APRIL – GOOD FRIDAY 10TH APRIL 2009 The popular seaside town of Torquay has a unique international atmosphere and mild climate, combining the palm lined promenade, golden beach, colourful gardens and bustling harbour to give an almost Mediterranean feel. The Inglewood Hotel(**) offers a warm and friendly atmosphere and occupies a prime level location just a short distance from the seafront. All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, TV & hairdryer. There is a lift to most floors. Monday 6th April Enjoy a relaxed journey by luxury coach to Torquay with suitable comfort stops en-route INCLUDED EXCURSIONS Full day – Touring beautiful Dartmoor, famous for the ponies, returning via the picturesque fishing town of Brixham, wander through the narrow streets, with their fine array of colour washed houses, to the bustling fishing port and a chance perhaps to sample some of the freshly caught fish. Full day tour – To Totnes above the river Dart, an ancient town full of colour and character. Then onto the picturesque port of Dartmouth, with its quaint narrow streets and cobbled quay, where an optional boat ride may be taken. Friday 10th April Boarding the coach after breakfast we make our way back to Boston with suitable comfort stops en-route. The price of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding and 4 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/double rooms at £183.00 per person. Limited single rooms available with no supplement. Tour No 2 ISLE OF MAN – 6 DAY TOUR FRIDAY 1ST MAY – WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY The Isle of Man is a special place. Britain‟s „Treasured Isle‟ is barely 60 miles from the mainland ,measuring 25 miles long and 15 miles wide, but it has its own currency and laws. The world famous TT course snakes through mountain scenery to the thriving market town of „Royal‟ Ramsey. The island, offers a unique combination of seaside holiday resorts, many miles of unspoilt, secluded countrysid spectacular scenery and a wealth of historic interest . The Douglas Empress Hotel(***) commands a prime position on the Victorian promenade with the horse drawn trams still in operation, enjoy panoramic views across Douglas Bay, this elegant hotel has an air of sophistication amid comfortable surroundings all bedrooms have marble bathrooms, TV, telephone and complimentary refreshments. The hotel has its own indoor swimming pool , leisure complex and gymnasium, with a lift to all floors. Friday 1st May arriving An early morning departure to make our way up to Heysham to board the early afternoon ferry to Douglas, followed by a short coach journey to the hotel by early evening. Comfort and refreshment stops will be taken as required. Full Day Tour – The coastal road north leads to Laxey, home of „Lady Isabella‟ the INCLUDED long EXCURSIONS summit Island. Full Day Tour – to the harbour town of Ramsey an almost sub-tropical bay with a Superb beach stretching for miles towards the Point of Ayre, returning via Peel on the west coast, with its old fishing harbour, castle, promenade and winding street. Half Day Tour – An excursion south to Castleton and Port Erin takes you across Fairie Bridge, where local custom advises visitors to say „good day‟ to the little people. In a Country entwined with mystery and magic, it simply seems the right thing to do. Wednesday from 6th May required. Depart from the hotel after an early breakfast to catch the early morning ferry Douglas to Heysham, continuing on by coach back to Boston with stops as world‟s largest operating waterwheel and an outstanding icon of the island‟s history of mining. Continuing inland to Snaefell with a chance to ride to the of the mountain on a rare electric mountain railway to the highest point on the The price of this tour includes all coach travel,travel insurance and bonding, ferry crossings, 5 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin / Double Rooms at £419.00 Per person. Single Rooms at £469.00 Per person. Tour No. 3 ??????? MYSTERY WEEKEND ??????? – 2 DAY TOUR SATURDAY 9TH – SUNDAY 10TH MAY 2009 Not sure which destination to choose? Let us decide for you. All we can tell you is that you are assured of our usual standard of accommodation with good food and friendly service and an interesting itinerary. All rooms are en-suite with TV. Should you wish to book more than one holiday we assure you that no two destinations are the same. . Saturday The fun starts as you board the coach to make your way to the first of our mystery destinations before returning to the coach to continue on to the hotel where there will be time to relax before your evening meal. Boarding the coach after a full English breakfast we make our way to another enjoyable mystery location before starting the journey home. Sunday The price of this weekend tour includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, one nights bed breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double rooms at £90.00 per person. Single rooms at £105.00 per person. Tour No 4 KINGUSSIE – SCOTLAND - 6 DAYS FRIDAY 29TH MAY – WEDNESDAY 3RD JUNE Enjoy the Scenic beauty of Scotland , The Duke of Gordon Hotel (***) is situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Kingussie, the hotel looks out across the picturesque Spey Valley ,as a result of extensive modernisation it is one of very few Highland hotels that can offer all the facilities and home comforts of a modern hotel combined with the traditional character and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV, telephone & tea/coffee making facilities. Enjoy traditional Scottish food and drink in the elegant splendour of the dining room with murals depicting Scottish Highland History, on many evenings guests are piped into dinner by a piper in full Highland dress. There is a lift to all floors. Friday 29th May Travel North by Luxury coach with suitable refreshment and comfort stops as required. Half day tour – travelling north to the Cairngorm National Park & Rothiemurchus Highland Estate. A guide will join us here pointing out local places of interest. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS historic Full day tour – to Inverness for a picturesque Jacobite boat cruise along Loch Ness, the home of „Nessie‟, with an afternoon in Inverness, a city that boasts a host of buildings and shops, you may wish to visit the castle or stroll by the River Ness. Full day tour – to the scenic Highlands where the journey north takes you to the Kyle of Lochaish on the scenic West Coast, An optional train journey can be taken from Kyle to Garve which was once featured on Michael Palin‟s “Great Train Journeys of the World”. Full day tour - to the village of Grantown on Spey, famous for its Salmon fishing then calling at the Speyside Heather Centre. Wednesday 3rd June Departing the hotel after breakfast to make the homeward journey South with suitable refreshment and comfort stops en-route. The cost of this tour includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, 5 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double Rooms at £352.00 Per person. Single rooms at £392.00 per person. Tour No. 5 BEAMISH WEEKEND – 2 DAYS SATURDAY 13TH – SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2009 Enjoy a memorable two day break on the North East Coast. We will be staying at the newly refurbished, Classic Best Western Roker Hotel, Sunderland(**), which enjoys a wonderful sea front position with unparalleled views of the sea. All en-suite bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities, TV and hairdryer. There is a lift. Saturday 13th June Once everyone is safely on board we make our way North through the scenic Northumbrian countryside to Newcastle on the banks of the river Tyne, where you will have time to explore some of the many shops or historic buildings, the famous Gateshead Millennium bridge or perhaps take an optional boat ride on the river Tyne. We then make our way to the hotel in time for the evening meal. After breakfast we board the coach for our full day visit to the Beamish Museum, where we get a glimpse of life in the North in the 1800/1900s. Costumed staff help bring the past to life in the authentic streets, colliery village, working farm and railway and don‟t forget to take a ride on the tramcar or 1913 bus. Sadly its then time to make our way back to Boston. Sunday 14th June The cost of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, entrance to Beamish and 1 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double rooms at £99.00 per person, Single rooms at £109.00 per person. Tour no. 6 CLASSIC SOUTHPORT – 5 DAYS SATURDAY 18TH JULY – WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY 2009 With its scenic parks and gardens, beautiful beaches, great attractions and the famous Victorian “ Lord Street”s unique range of shops, Southport has something for everyone. We will be staying at the elegant, Victorian, Prince of Wales Hotel, which is located in the centre of Southport and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. All en-suite bedrooms have been designed in Victorian style and offer tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, TV and telephone. There is a lift. Saturday 18th July A comfortable coach journey takes us to Southport, with suitable refreshment stops en-route. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS Full day tour - of Drivers choice to local places of interest. Full day tour - To Liverpool with its 1500 listed buildings, a chance to visit the famous Albert Dock or Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Gallery or perhaps a ride on the famous Mersey Ferry. Wednesday 22nd July Boarding the coach after breakfast we make our way homeward, with suitable refreshment stops en-route. The cost of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and Bonding and 4 nights Bed, Breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double rooms at £251.00 per person, Limited single rooms available with no supplement. Tour No. 7 NORTHERN HOUSES AND GARDENS SATURDAY 1ST TO MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2009 Diverse and beautiful the Yorkshire countryside offers breathtaking views, wide open spaces and picturesque towns and villages. Our base the Ramada Wetherby Hotel, situated in the traditional market town of Wetherby, is ideally situated to visit the delightful houses and gardens of this area. All rooms are en-suite with TV. Saturday 1st Aug Once everyone is safely on board we make our way to Normandy Hall, a lovely Regency hall set in 300 acres of beautiful parklands and gardens, step back in time with a visit to the magnificent Victorian walled garden or rural heritage farm museum. We then make our way to the hotel for the evening meal. Boarding the coach after breakfast we make the short journey to Burton Agnes Hall, an exquisite Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over five centuries and surrounded by lawns and gardens containing more than 4,000 plant species. Its then onto Sewerby Hall and Gardens where you can enjoy the peace and Tranquillity of the beautiful gardens, wander around the Museum of East Yorkshire and view the Amy Johnson memorial collection or visit the zoo before making the journey back to the hotel for the evening meal. Once again we board the coach after breakfast, making our way to the delightful gardens of Burnby Hall, close to the centre of Pocklington, here you will find two lakes containing the biggest collection of Hardy Water Lillies in Europe, these lakes are set in eight acres of magnificent gardens. We then return via Beverly, arriving back in Boston for early evening. Sunday 2nd August Monday 3rd August The cost of this weekend includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, 2 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal and entrance to all gardens. Twin/Double rooms at £150.00 per person, Single rooms at £170.00 per person. Tour No 8 EASTBOURNE – 6 DAY TOUR SATURDAY 8TH AUGUST – THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST The elegant Victorian resort of Eastbourne is sheltered by the South Downs and towering cliffs of Beachy Head, with eight miles of coastline, a promenade spanning five miles and beautifully laid out “famous carpet” gardens. The Mansion Lions Hotel (***) is situated in Eastbourne‟s most exclusive position on Grand Parade, directly overlooking the beach with only a few minutes walk to the magnificent pier, town‟s shopping centre and bandstand. All bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, telephone and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a wheelchair friendly lift to all floors and evening entertainment on most evenings. Saturday 8th August With everyone safely on board we make our South, with suitable comfort and refreshment stops as required. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS Foyle‟s Full Day Tour - To the medieval town of Chichester Full day Tour - To the cosmopolitan coastal town of Hastings, the setting of “ War” and onto Rye with its rich maritime maize of cobbled streets and charming blend of antique shops and art galleries and finally a visit to a local vineyard with a chance to sample the product. Half Day Tour beauty. To the popular Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells returning Via the classic south downs an area of outstanding natural Thursday 13th August Departing the hotel after breakfast to make the journey homewards with suitable comfort and refreshment stops as required. The coat of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, 5 nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal.Twin / Double Rooms at £312.00 per person. Single Rooms at £362.00 Per person. TOUR NO. 9 CARLISLE AND THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE DISTRICT – 5 DAYS MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – FRIDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2009 Enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Britain has to offer as we explore the rolling hills, soaring mountains and magnificent lakes of the Lake District. Situated in the centre of Carlisle, adjacent to the Cathedral, our base, the Crown & Mitre Hotel (***) offers comfortable rooms with friendly efficient service. All rooms are en-suite with TV, Radio, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a leisure Spa with heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool tub. There is a lift to most floors. Monday 14th September Once everyone is safely on board, we make our way to the fascinating historical City of Carlisle, with suitable comfort stops en-route. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS Full day tour Exploring the Lake District taking in breathtaking mountain views, Tranquil lakes and picturesque villages. An optional ride on the historic Carlisle to Settle railway may be taken, a magnificent train journey taking in the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, or alternatively a journey by coach to Settle, a bustling market town in the scenic Yorkshire Dales, to meet those who journeyed by train. Then returning via Kendal,with its unique blend of History, Culture and shops Day at Leisure – Time to explore the rich heritage of this compact City Surrounded by beautiful parkland. Full day tour - Friday 18th September boarding the coach after breakfast we make the journey homewards with suitable refreshment stops en-route. The cost of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding and 4 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double rooms at £279.00 per person. Single rooms at £329 per person. TOUR NO. 10 AUTUMN MYSTERY TOUR – 2 DAYS SATURDAY 10TH – SUNDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2009 If it‟s a bargain breakaway you are looking for, try our final mystery tour of the year, simply book the tour and leave the rest to us. No one will know the final destination until you arrive, however we assure you of our usual standard of accommodation and service with en-suite rooms and fine food. Saturday 18th October Pick up from local points followed by a comfortable ride on our luxury coach to your mystery destination before continuing to your hotel for your evening meal. Departing from the hotel after a full cooked breakfast to make your way to the final surprise before making your way back home. Sunday 19th October This tour includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, one nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double Rooms at £90.00 per person, Single Rooms at £105.00 per person. Tour No 11 BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS – 5 DAY TOUR MONDAY 26th OCTOBER – FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER 2009 As the summer season draws to an end Blackpool comes alive with the lights and colour of the “Greatest free light show on earth”. Visitors, young and old, return year after year to experience this dazzling ever changing display and experience the wide variety of entertainment on offer. Our base, the family run Adelaide House Hotel, is situated just behind the famous Tower, within easy reach of the promenade with all its amenities. This friendly Hotel, which we have visited annually for over 30 years, offers comfortable en-suite rooms and first class freshly cooked meals in a relaxed atmosphere. All rooms have a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Regular entertainment is provided and there is a lift to all floors. Monday 26th October INCLUDED EXCURSIONS Once everyone is safely on board, we make our way to Blackpool with suitable refreshment stops en-route. An evening drive through the illuminations Full Day - A scenic drive to the beautiful Lake District, taking in breathtaking Mountain views, idyllic villages and glittering lakes. Half day – Tour to local places of interest. Friday 30th October Departing from Blackpool mid morning to make our way back to Boston, with a short break en-route. The cost of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, 4 nights Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal. Twin/Double rooms £221.00. Per person. Single rooms £231.00 per person. Tour No 12 TORQUAY – TURKEY & TINSEL – 5 DAY TOUR MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER – FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER According to some, Christmas comes but once a year but this is the first of three festive breaks, which each provide a fantastic opportunity to enjoy all the fun of Christmas and New Year but without any of the work. Torquay, situated in the heart of the English Riviera, is a stylish resort with a really Continental atmosphere that combines modern facilities with the elegance of time gone by. With a mild climate and varied scenery set around the spectacular Tor Bay. The Bancourt Hotel ( ) is a family run hotel offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, set within it‟s own large private mature gardens, only a short flat walk to the seafront and promenade. All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and TV. There is a lift to the first floor and an indoor swimming pool. Monday 23rd November Travel to Torquay with suitable refreshment s stops en-route. Full day – Tour via the picturesque fishing town of Brixham and onto the fascinating ancient town of Totnes and Buckfast Abbey, a beautiful living Benedictine Monastery EXCUSRSIONS giving an insight into monastic life. INCLUDED Full day – Tour to the lively city of Exeter where a wealth of mainstream stores and Some superb boutiques combine to make an enjoyable shopping experience. Friday 27th November Boarding the coach after breakfast we make the return journey homewards with suitable refreshment stops en- route The cost of this package includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding and 4 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. Twin/Double rooms at £225.00 per person, Single rooms at £255.00 per person. Tour No 13 LLANDUDNO– HOLLY & MISTLETOE – 5 DAY TOUR THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER to MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2009 Celebrate your early Christmas with friends old and new, at our most popular festive destination, the family run Tynedale hotel***, where you will be sure to receive a warm welcome and a plentiful supply of delicious food, nightly entertainment and a fantastic 4 days of festive fun. Ideally situated on the central promenade overlooking the bay and close to all amenities, all rooms have en-suite facilities and most are accessed by a lift. Thursday 3rd December Travel to Llandudno with suitable refreshment stops en-route. On arrival you can relax over afternoon tea with hot mince pies then there‟s time to freshen up before the festive sherry reception (with canapés), then its into the dining room for the fabulous five course dinner with party hats and streamers, followed by the evening cabaret and if your still peckish, the late night buffet You may want to bring along your fancy dress outfit The two day tours will be short and varied to allow plenty of time to enjoy the hotels festive activities. Monday 7th December After breakfast its sadly time to make our way homeward, taking with us many happy memories of the festive fun. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS The price of this tour includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, all festivities and entertainment, 4 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal at £251.00 per person, there is a limited number of single rooms with no supplement. Superior twin rooms available at an extra supplement of £25.00 per person. TOUR NO 14 WARNERS BODELWYDDAN CASTLE – NORTH WALES-TURKEY & TINSEL- 5 DAY TOUR MONDAY 14TH DECEMBER TO FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2009 Surrounded by mature woodland and the rolling hills of the beguiling Welsh countryside, with ivy-clad turrets, walled gardens and sweeping lawns, Warners Bodelwyddan Castle provides an idyllic setting for a traditional festive break. Take a relaxing stroll through the award winning Victorian walled garden or partake of the many sports and leisure facilities available, including Swimming Pool, Bowls, Boules, Croquet, Putting Green, Fitness studio and Sauna etc. All bedrooms have full en-suite facilities, TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Seasonal Fayre, Dancing and Cabaret provided every night to get you in the festive mood. Monday 14th Dec. Travel to North Wales by luxury coach with suitable refreshment stops en-route. On arrival at the hotel the festivities begin with a mince pie and punch reception followed by dinner and entertainment. FULL DAY – Tour to Chester with its many impressive buildings, including the “The Rows”, a two tier shopping gallery dating back to the middle ages, The Cathedral, Amphitheatre and the Eastgate clock. FULL DAY - Scenic coach journey through the magnificent Welsh countryside. Friday 18th Dec Departing the hotel after breakfast for the journey home, with suitable refreshment and comfort stops as required. INCLUDED EXCURSIONS. The price of this holiday includes all coach travel, travel insurance and bonding, 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, use of sports facilities and pool and festive evening entertainment. Twin/Double rooms at £283.00 per person. There is a limited number of Single rooms with no supplement. For the 2009 season D & J Dickinson are proud to announce that on most of our holidays and day tours we will be operating our new coach. This offers the added benefit of on board toilet, hot and cold drinks, full air suspension, reclining seats, seatbelts and all the very latest safety devises a modern coach can offer. All holidays will again commence pick up at Richmond Drive Coach Park, Skegness, en-route to Boston via A52. Car Parking facilities are available at our Wrangle Depot. All our uniformed drivers have been trained to provide an excellent and professional service to all customers and all vehicles are maintained in our own workshops by our own trained staff to the very best of Department of Transport Standards. We look forward to welcoming all clients new and old throughout 2009. Don & Joyce Dickinson COACH HOLIDAY TRAVEL INSURANCE Because we believe it is important for you to be adequately insured. For your protection and peace of mind, all clients who travel on our holidays are insured under a Special Coach Holiday Travel Insurance Scheme with AXA Insurance (UK) plc who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. DEMANDS AND NEEDS This insurance policy will suit the Demands and Needs of an individual ,or group(where applicable) who have no excluded pre-existing medical conditions, are travelling in countries included within the policy terms and who wish to insure themselves against un foreseen events detailed in the cover section below. Subject to the terms, conditions and maximum specified claim limits. IMPORTANT We will not provide you with advice about the suitability of this product for your individual needs but will be happy to provide you with factual information. We summarise below the details of the insurance cover provided which also includes INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESCUE - 24-hour emergency service. The following is a brief summary of the cover available. Full details of Cover, Policy Warranties and Exclusions will be forwarded with your confirmation of booking. In any event you may ask for a specimen copy of the Policy Wording before booking should you wish to examine this in advance. COVER Cancellation Missed Departure/Travel Delay Personal Accident Medical and other Expenses including Curtailment Medical Inconvenience Benefit Personal Property/Loss of Passport Personal Liability Delayed Baggage Legal Expenses SUMS INSURED UP TO £3,500 £600/£60 £15,000 £2,000,000 £450 (£15 per 24 hours) £1,500/£200 £2,000,000 £100 £10,000 POLICY EXCESSES Cancellation, Curtailment, Holiday Abandonment and Loss of Deposit for holidays up to and including 3 days £NIL. For holidays over 3 days Loss of Deposit excess £10.00 each and every loss. For holidays over 3 days excess £35.00 each and every loss for Cancellation, Curtailment and Holiday Abandonment. Medical and Other Expenses, Personal Property and Money excess £30.00 each and every incident per Insured Person, IMPORTANT HEALTH CONDITIONS If you are travelling in England, Scotland, Wales , Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man and can answer NO to questions 1, 2 and 3 immediately below, it will not be necessary for you to complete a Self Declaring Medical Form. The Standard Policy Terms, Conditions and Exclusions shall apply. It is a condition that at the time of taking out this policy and between that time and your departure you must comply with each of the following: 1) You are not aware of any reason why the trip should be cancelled or cut short 2) You are not travelling: a) against the advice of a medical practitioner b) for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment, or c) if you have been given a terminal prognosis 3) You are not receiving or awaiting treatment for an illness or injury as a hospital day case or in-patient, as any claim arising from this injury or treatment will not be covered. In addition if you are travelling outside England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man, the following additional conditions will apply: You must notify the Issuer of this policy immediately of any of the conditions listed below arising between the date the poli cy is issued and the time of departure of the trip. We must be informed of any fact which is likely to influence us in the acceptance, assessment or continuance of this insurance. Failure to do so may invalidate this insurance, leaving you with no right to make a claim. 1) If you have received medical treatment as a hospital day case, in-patient or out-patient during the six months prior to the booking of the trip, you must obtain from a medical practitioner at your cost confirming that you will be fit enough to take the trip. 2) if you are undergoing medical treatment as a hospital out-patient at the date the final balance of the trip is due to be paid, a certificate of fitness confirming your ability to travel must be obtained by you at your cost. 3) If you are on medication at the time of travel your medical condition is stable and well controlled. The Policy contains the following General Exclusions: You are not covered for anything caused directly or indirectly by you suffering from Stress, anxiety or depression unless it has been investigated and diagnosed as such by a Consultant specialising in the relevant field, who must confirm in writing at your cost that you are fit enough to take this trip You must notify the issuer of this Policy immediately of any of the conditions listed above arising between the date the policy is issued and the time of departure of the trip.