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MURDER IN FAULTY TOWERS
The Esplanade Hotel West Bay, Dunoon
6th October 2023
4 Days 3 Nights DBB
£345pp (+£45 srs)

The Esplanade Hotel is located on the West Bay, DunoonYou are only a five mins walk away from the town centre,
and you can enjoy the tranquil views across the West bay.

Join Britain’s top antique TV show hosts for their annual Gala
 ‘Get It Together’.
 Your hosts Basil and Sybil, in their truly unique style, will ‘almost’ welcome you for a ‘jolly nice’ weekend.
Set over 2 evenings discover “who done it” with this fantastic theatre group.
 
With a day to explore Dunoon and Inveraray
 Dunoon is the main town on the Cowal peninsula in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is located on the western shore of the upper Firth of Clyde, to the south of the Holy Loch and to the north of Iannella. As well as forming part of the council area of Argyll and Bute, Dunoon also has its own community council. Dunoon was a burgh until 1976.
 Inveraray
meaning "mouth of the Array" is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is on the western shore of Loch Fyne.
It is a former royal burgh, the traditional county town of Argyll, and ancestral seat to the Duke of Argyll.

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A Ship Full of Tea
16th October 2023
5Day 4 Night DBB
£499pp (+£90 SRS)

Bridgewood Manor Hotel Chatham
Kent

Kent has played a significant role in Britain’s maritime history, and we immerse ourselves in that legacy on this tour. 
We visit the Historic Dockyard Chatham to discover 400 years of maritime history and spend the day in fascinating Greenwich, home to the Cutty Sark ship, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College. 

We also visit Chartwell, the country home of Sir Winston Churchill, and pay our respects to those who served at RAF Biggin Hill during the Second World War. 
 
PACKAGED ITINERARY

 Day 1
Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.


 Day 2
Historic Dockyard Chatham We spend today at the Historic Dockyard Chatham; the exhibits stretch over 80 acres, including three historic warships, interactive galleries and a collection of RNLI Lifeboats, so there’s plenty to see and do. We discover 400 years of history as we explore the architecture, ships and people that shaped British maritime innovation, engineering and design.
We also have a Victorian Ropery Tour, during which we learn about the history and art of rope making, with live demonstrations. 


Day 3
Greenwich Today we have a full day to visit the home of time, Greenwich, where we explore its famous attractions (such as the Royal Observatory, the Old Naval College, Greenwich Park or Greenwich markets, open Tue-Sun), before heading to the Cutty Sark for a late lunchtime entrance. During our History of Tea guided tour, we learn about the life of this historic tea clipper in its heyday, enjoying cream tea at the end - how appropriate


Day 4
Chartwell & Biggin Hill Memorial Museum This morning we visit Chartwell, which was purchased by Sir Winston Churchill in 1922 and used as his main base during the ‘20s and ‘30s for writing, painting and entertaining. Housing the largest collection of Churchill’s paintings and filled with treasures from every aspect of his life, the rooms remain much as they were when he lived there, offering a unique opportunity to explore the home of one of Britain’s greatest leaders. 
The hillside gardens, which visitors are encouraged to explore, reflect on Churchill’s love of the landscape and nature – including the lakes he created and the kitchen garden. 

In the afternoon we make our way to the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, situated on the same site as St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance, built in 1951 to preserve the legacy of those who served and died at Biggin Hill during the Second World War. Our 1 hour guided tour follows the story of RAF Biggin Hill through an exceptional collection of stories and objects of those who served here. During our visit, we also enjoy scones with tea/coffee
 

Day 5
Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.

 

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MYSTERY TOUR 
23rd OCTOBER 23
5 DAY 4 NIGHT DBB
£399pp(+£100 SRS)

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 Fantastic Leisure and Spa facilities, including Sauna, steam rooms and swimming pool.
 
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ALL-INCLUSIVE TURKEY AND TINSEL
THE WINNOCK HOTEL, DRYMEN,
LOCH LOMOND
13TH NOVEMBER 2023
3 NIGHTS, DBB £330pp
(+£55 single room supplement)

Includes: -
3 nights DBB Free bar 7:30pm – 10:30pm*selected drinks
Christmas carols on the steamship on Loch Katrine
And
A visit to Glasgow Christmas Markets.

The popular Winnock Hotel is situated in the centre of Drymen village just a short distance from Loch Lomond.

Lounge area with open fire, Bar, Reception Service, Highlander Restaurant & Function Room for Meals and Entertainment..

There are just two floors but no Lift.

FREE BAR 7:30PM – 10:30PM*SELECTED DRINK

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WARNER HOTELS
NIDD HALL
NOVEMBER 2023
DATE AND PRICE TBC.

Built in the 18th century by a wealthy Bradford wool merchant, Nidd is a potpourri of architectural styles.
Rumour has it that Edward VIII met Wallis Simpson at a party here – and we’ve maintained the tradition by giving our guests a party every night with first class live music, comedy and dancing.
 
Nidd Hall is set in 45 acres with award winning gardens. You can cast a rod on our fishing lake or, from some of the rooms, cast your eyes over the spectacular Yorkshire countryside.
Imagine- You've got the whole day ahead of you. Yours to fill however you like. Take a dip in the pool or stroll through stunning historic       gardens.
 Enjoy a game of snooker, take a yoga class, or simply go for a good long walk and take in the country air.

Enjoy a game of snooker, take a yoga class, or simply go for a good long walk and take in the country air.
We offer singing and dance workshops, and organise tours and walks to interesting places too, or if you'd rather, just sit back, relax and do nothing at all!
From archery to laser clay, quizzes, wine tastings and pool access, we’re constantly commended for our range of activities.
 
With a day out in Harrogate
Possibly the most distinctive feature of Harrogate is its vast open space that surrounds the town centre, known locally as the Stray, at 200 acres this gives Harrogate town centre a green and spacious feel unique to the town.
Born through a boom in Spa tourism during the Victorian 1800s Harrogate quickly developed a reputation for luxurious getaways for body and soul. The high society of the Victorian Britain flocked to Harrogate to enjoy the air, the space and the therapeutic spa treatments as well as taking the famous Harrogate waters.
 
This reputation continues to be well deserved. Modern day Harrogate is the go-to destination for relaxation and indulgence, synonymous with quality shopping and afternoon tea.
 
The Spa history continues to shape the town with several superb spas, including the original Turkish Baths in the iconic Royal Baths building in the centre of town.

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TURKEY AND TINSEL AT 
THE TINTO HOTEL
NEAR BIGGER SCOTLAND
4TH DECEMBER 23
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS DBB £385pp (+£80 SRS)


 Join us for our Turkey and Tinsel break the Tinto Hotel
Nestled in five acres of stunning gardens within the breath-taking countryside of the Scottish Borders, Built in 1914, and celebrating its centenary year, it has retained a respectful eye toward the grandeur and charm of the past, while also embracing the conveniences of the modern age.
Throughout Tinto Hotel, stunning architectural details, such as the majestic sweeping staircase with ornate stained-glass windows, and remarkable period pieces, like the penny farthing bicycle and grandfather clock, sit comfortably beside the numerous touches of tasteful modernisation.
Relax and enjoy the appealing ambience of a bygone era and comforted by the convenience of the most up-to-date amenities.

 
With an included tour of Dumfries House
In 1743 William Crichton-Dalrymple, 5th Earl of Dumfries, resigned his army commission and retired to his Ayrshire Estate. He was made a member of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle in 1752, a very prestigious award granted directly by the Sovereign. Desirous of a grander house, the Earl asked the Adam brothers, Robert, John and James, to submit a design. Their completed drawings were presented in 1754 and a contract was agreed to build a new house to be called Leifnorris House. It was only when the foundation stone was laid on the 18th of July 1754 that his lordship decided the name should be changed to Dumfries House in line with his title. The house was completed on time and on budget in 1759.
 
Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers. Visitors can explore this stunning 2,000 acre estate.
 
Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes, with an outstanding collection of eighteenth-century furniture including fine examples of the work of Thomas Chippendale.
 
Also, days out in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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 ALL-INCLUSIVE TURKEY AND TINSEL

LATE CHRISTMAS MARKET AND SHOPPER
THE WINNOCK HOTEL, DRYMEN, LOCH LOMOND
18TH DECEMBER 2023 4 NIGHTS, DBB
£330pp (+£74 single room supplement)

 

Includes

4 nights DBB Free bar 7:30pm – 10:30pm*selected drinks

A visit to GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH Christmas Markets.

ALSO LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT STIRLING

WITH A VISIT TO GRETNA SHOPPING OUTLET ON THE WAY HOME

The popular Winnock Hotel is situated in the centre of Drymen village just a short distance from Loch Lomond.
Lounge area with open fire, Bar, Reception Service, Highlander Restaurant & Function Room for Meals and Entertainment..
There are just two floors but no Lift.
FREE BAR 7:30PM – 10:30PM*SELECTED DRINK

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CHRISTMAS IN BLACKPOOL
23RD DECEMBER 23
5 DAY 4 NIGHT CHRISTMAS FULL BOARD
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS         
5 DAYS 
FESTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EACH EVENING 
PROMENADE LOCATION IN BLACKPOOL
AFTERNOON TEA ON BOXING DAY
SEASIDE RESORT OF SOUTHPORT

This tour takes us to Blackpool to enjoy the Christmas Period with plenty of entertainment,
food and drink – as well as an excursion to Southport and time in Blackpool to relax.


YOUR HOTEL
 The Imperial Hotel is the most historic in Blackpool and is located on the North Promenade. This stunning Victorian Hotel has 180 modern bedrooms, each room is en suite and have television and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift.
 
 DAY ONE
Depart from your home area travelling to Blackpool, arriving late afternoon at the Imperial Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast.
 Welcome drink & festive treat on arrival.
 After our carvery style dinner this evening we enjoy some festive entertainment.
DAY TWO
‘Christmas Eve’

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as today is a day in Blackpool to explore and wander at your own pace. Perhaps walk along the seafront or visit the amusements
There will also be a selection of movies playing at the hotel throughout the day.

 Later on, Afternoon Tea is served for you to enjoy. In the evening, we join for a sparkling drinks reception with carol singing before dinner tonight.
Later, we enjoy another night of entertainment.

 
DAY THREE
‘Christmas Day’

A Happy Christmas to you all! After you’ve opened your presents and enjoyed breakfast, relax in the hotel or enjoy a Christmas day walk along the promenade.
Just after midday, enjoy your Traditional Christmas Lunch with some musical entertainment.

 After lunch, there will be a ‘carol sing-along’ followed by Bingo to keep us going until dinner – this will be a hot/cold buffet followed by a night of dancing.
 
DAY FOUR
‘Boxing Day’

This morning we head to the seaside resort of Southport where you could pick up a deal at the boxing day sales or perhaps book yourself in for a Pantomime!
 In the afternoon, we return back to Blackpool where we can enjoy a music quiz, followed by tea and cakes before dinner. After a pre-dinner drink, enjoy the delicious Gala Dinner
with musical entertainment throughout – followed by a disco to end our trip on a high.

DAY FIVE
After breakfast we leave and head for home.

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NEW YEAR IN CARMARTHEN
30TH DECEMBER 23
4 DAY 3 NIGHT £425pp
(NIL SRS  for 1st 6 rooms only)
THE IVY BUSH ROYAL HOTEL

Once the favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton,
this historic hotel is located on the outskirts of Carmarthen,
just a 10 minute walk to the town centre and in a great location for touring the region.

 All 70 bedrooms are simply furnished in a traditional style
and
equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.


 There is an informal restaurant, a traditional, cosy, pub-style bar, a comfortable lounge with large sofas and armchairs, and an outside terrace.

 Please note, there is a lift to all floors, but there are steps to some rooms from the lift.
There is also a sauna and gym.
Ground floor rooms
Lift

 
        
Start the New Year off in style !
 
 With a welcome reception of tea/coffee and Welsh Cake.
Live musical entertainment in evening following on from your 3 course evening meal.
 
New Year’s Eve
 Enjoy a leisurely day exploring Carmarthen before joining us for a gala dinner with live entertainment and disco and a glass of champagne at midnight
 
 New Year’s Day
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A buffet lunch followed by In house activity in the afternoon.
Our 3 course dinner is followed by live entertainment.
 
After breakfast we start our homeward journey

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