CAMBRIDGE, ST ALBANS, ELY AND BURY ST EDMUNDS
3rd APRIL 2023 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS DBB
£399 (nil SRS 5 ONLY)
The Signature Collection by Best Western Cambridge Bar Hill Hotel stands in 200 acres of grounds just a short drive from the University City. All the beautifully appointed bedrooms are en-suite and have all the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard, including television, telephone & tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
UNIVERSITY CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
TOUR OF CAMBRIDGE AND THE AMERICAN CEMETERY
BURY ST EDMUNDS
CATHEDRAL CITY OF ELY
• DAY ONE
Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Cambridge and arriving late afternoon at the Best Western Signature Collection Cambridge Hotel. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast . Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival.
• DAY TWO
This morning we are off to the famous University City of Cambridge. The city has many
fascinating attractions, not least of which the many colleges, we spend the day here. We meet our guide for a tour of Cambridge ending with a visit to the American Cemetery.
Afterwards we have chance to explore the city fully and obtain lunch before we leave.
• DAY THREE
Our first stop today is in the city of Ely. Here you have chance to visit the magnificent Cathedral or take a stroll around the town. From Ely we head for Bury St Edmunds with its famous Abbey Gardens, connections with Dickens and The Nutshell, reputedly the smallest pub in the country.
• DAY FOUR
After a leisurely breakfast today we travel south to visit the Roman City of St Albans. At the city’s historic core, you will find the magnificent Cathedral – dating back to 1077, well worth a visit. We have time to explore and obtain lunch.
• DAY FIVE
After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.
A CRAICING IRISH TOUR
WOODFORD DOLMEN HOTEL, CARLOW
Return ferry crossing Holyhead - Dublin
17th April 2023, 5-day- 4-night DBB £560 (+£138 SRS)
This fun-filled tour includes visits to
Wells House, Altamont Gardens,
Newbridge Silverware and Irish National Stud.
A lively Irish pub experience rounds off the holiday in style, with sing-alongs, dancing and
pint pulling demos... then it's back to the hotel for more dancing!
we travel to our hotel
Wells House & Altamont Gardens- We enjoy a guided tour of Wells House & Gardens, led by a guide in Victorian dress, and a 30minute guided tour of the formal gardens at Altamont Gardens.
Newbridge Silverware & Irish National Stud
We enjoy a 45minute guided tour at Newbridge Silverware Visitor
Centre and a guided tour of Irish National Stud & Gardens.
Malzards O'Grady Pub Experience & Kilkenny
We celebrate with storytelling, live music, dancing, hurling and pint pulling at Malzards O'Grady Pub
experience with a traditional lunch before enjoying free time in Kilkenny.
After breakfast We head home
Scotland’s North West Passage
24TH APRIL 2023
7 DAY 6 NIGHTS DBB
Regarded as a trip of a lifetime. Discover Route 500 - Scotland’s Route 66 – a jaw dropping journey skirting the very top of the UK’s North West coastline passing deserted beaches and ancient castles.
430 miles of some of the most unspoilt and picturesque scenery in Europe, with its diverse array of wildlife and a culture which has little changed in generations. To top it all with a wonderful guided day tour of the Orkneys.
. Glencoe / Isle of Skye / Loch Maree /Ullapool / Orkney Isles / Inverness
Day 1 Overnight Glasgow area
Day 2 West Highlands & to Skye
Along the shores of Loch Lomond, “The Queen of Lochs”. Then Glencoe “The Weeping Glen”. Free time in Fort William. After lunch, along the Great Glen with loch & mountain scenery all the way. Stop for photos at Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, before reaching your Skye hotel for 1 night. (c230miles).
Day 3 Isle of Skye, Loch Maree & Ullapool
This morning we tour Skye, stopping in Portree, the island’s colourful capital, before turning northwards into the vast region of Wester Ross. Along the shores of Loch Maree, regarded as one of Scotland’s bonniest lochs. Time free to take in the Highland air in Gairloch with its pretty harbour. From here the drive snakes its way along the coastline, dotted with islands, inlets, beaches and cliff s before descending into the picture-perfect harbour town of Ullapool. (150 miles).
Day 4 Caithness & Sutherland on Route 500
Todays’ tour makes up a large part of the North Coast 500, and will leave a lasting memory too. Mile upon mile of crumbling cliff s, sheer rocky headlands, picturesque lochs, sheltered bays & deserted perfect white beaches to rival those abroad. It is here you will feel Scotland in an entirely different way – its’ not all about tartan and bagpipes! Included is lunch at Smoo Cave Hotel, Durness Arrive Thurso for 2 nights. (140 miles).
Day 5 Castle of Mey & The Orkney Isles
At John O’ Groats, board the 40-minute crossing across the Pentland Firth, a graveyard for many a ship. On arrival, a private coach and experienced driver/guide awaits to commence a magical day on the Orkneys.
Returning to John O’Groats and your hotel. (30 miles)
. Day 6 Inverness & Pitlochry.
The coastal road between Wick and Inverness passes many interesting places -historical Helmsdale, white sands at Brora & fairy-tale Dunrobin Castle. Time free in the Highland capital Inverness, before continuing through the Spey Valley then over the Drumochter Pass and into Perthshire for your final night’s stay
Day 7 travel home
TWIN CENTRE NORTH AND SOUTH WALES
7TH MAY 2023 8 DAY-7 NIGHTS DBB
£715 (NIL SRS 6 ONLY)
The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen town centre and was once a favourite retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton,
The Beaufort Park Hotel is situated near the market town of Mold and is an ideal base for our tour.
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS 8 DAYS
• LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY • TENBY • CARMARTHEN • PICTON CASTLE AND WOODLAND GARDEN
• ST DAVID’S AND ST BRIDE’S BAY • MUMBLES AND THE GOWER PENINSULA
• ISLE OF ANGLESEY – BEAUMARIS • PUFFIN ISLAND BOAT TRIP • PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT CANAL TRIP
• DAY ONE TO EIGHT
Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Carmarthen and arriving late afternoon at Ivy Bush Royal Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and breakfast. Harpist or pianist one night and one further night of entertainment.
This morning we travel west to the popular holiday resort of Tenby. With the old town walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways to explore and superb beaches, Tenby is South West Wales’s main holiday resort and is always a pleasant and friendly place to visit. We have time for lunch in Tenby before we are on our way to Picton Castle and Woodland Garden. Regarded as Pembrokeshire’s finest stately home and gardens.
Today we have a leisurely breakfast and free time to explore Carmarthen.
Today our excursion takes us to St Bride’s Bay and Newgale Sands to the magical place of St. David’s, birthplace of the patron saint of Wales. St. David’s has a beautiful Cathedral, the smallest in Great Britain, well worth a visit. From St. David’s we head around the Preseli Mountains back to hotel.
After breakfast we leave and begin our journey to North Wales our second hotel –
Beaufort park hotel, Mold. 3 nights – dinner, bed and breakfast, stopping off on the way for lunch and arriving in the afternoon for our second destination.
We have an early start and head for time in Llanberis, in the shadow of Mount Snowdon. After a break we head for to Beaumaris, a delightful village on the shore of the Isle of Anglesey. We have time for lunch here before our afternoon boat trip to Puffin Island with wildlife and seal colonies.
Today’s excursion takes us through some lovely Welsh scenery, including the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, to the Dee Valley where we join the Rheilfford Llangollen Railway for a journey on a nostalgic steam train from Carrogg to Llangollen and also take a ride on the ‘Stream in the Sky’- the Llangollen Canal - gliding gently along over the country’s biggest navigable viaduct.
• DAY EIGHT
After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.
Our IRELAND TOUR
CLANREE HOTEL, LETTERKENNY, CO. DONEGAL
10TH JUNE, 6 DAY 5 NIGHT DBB
£685pp (+£150 srs)
Our 4 Star Hotel Has a Heated Pool and Full Leisure Facilities
This Is a Fully Guided Tour Of Donegal Area Of Ireland, With The Highly Informative And Great Knowledge Not To mention The Great Irish Craic Of Dessie McCallion (Turn left at the rabbit!)
Back by popular demand, our tour guild Dessie
Saturday, we head for our Cainryan -Belfast ferry and make our way to the hotel
Sunday, Full Day visit to Oakfield Park, Rathoe. Entry, Train ride,
Guided tour of Upper Gardens with a Soup & Sandwich Lunch included.
Monday, Full Day Guided Tour of South West Donegal. To include Visit to Glen Colmcille Folk Village.
The beautiful fishing port of Killybegs and the town of Donegal.
Tuesday Full Day Guided Tour of Inishowen.
Included visit to Dunree Military Fort Museum with its fantastic views.
The Carndonagh High Cross.Town of Moville (lunch) and Greencastle.
Wednesday Ulster American Folk Park and Guided Tour of Derry.
Thursday after breakfast we start our journey home.