The Isles of Scilly
Staying at The Bell Rock Hotel
7 DAYS | 1st July 2018
Just 28 miles off the southwest tip of Britain, lies the small, beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly … a charismatic destination with unique charm and warmth: with mile after mile of white sandy beaches, acres of natural landscape to explore, a rich and fascinating history. The skies seem bigger here, the horizons further away, and the landscape broader. It all feels quite intimate and old-fashioned, as if you’ve stumbled upon an idyllic film set from a bygone era. Let the concerns of everyday life drift away on the falling tide. This is the stuff that holiday memories are made of: beautiful surroundings, a gentler pace of life, quiet conversation and nature’s soundtrack.
The Bell Rock Hotel is perfectly situated in St. Mary’s on Church Street; a quiet part of town, it is very convenient for the two beaches and the shops of High Town. The hotel offers comfort and elegance, the highest standard of service and a pleasant friendly atmosphere. It boasts a super dining room, delightful bar, lounge and an indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms offer comfortable accommodation with en suite facilities. The hotel has no lift.
Bideford & The Cream of North Devon
Staying at The Royal Hotel
7 DAYS | 1st July 2018
Come and join us to enjoy the lovely scenery of North Devon. The area boasts wonderful gardens and historic houses, stunning coastlines studded with tiny harbour-towns, excellent beaches and breathtaking walks. Pleasant countryside of lush green pastures and dramatic moors provide the attractive backdrop to our tour of the Cream of North Devon.
Our base for the tour is the town of Bideford, set on the banks of the River Torridge and famous for its little white houses, historic buildings along the quayside, delightful shopping centre, Pannier market, town hall, museum, cafés, restaurants and park. The Royal Hotel is perfectly located just over the river from the town centre and has a pleasant lounge, bar and dining room serving traditional fayre. All bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV courtesy tea tray and telephone. The hotel also has a lift.
Gardeners Delight – The Hampton Court Flower Show & RHS Wisley
Staying at The Raddison Blu Edwardian Hotel
2 DAYS | 7th July 2018
Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of an historic palace; this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show transforms 25 acres of parkland into a blaze of colour. Garden lovers can marvel at the beautiful flowers and the innovative conceptual gardens showcasing the next big name! Watch demonstrations by celebrity gardeners, pick up new ideas and learn how to implement them via a variety of talks and demonstrations kindly provided by gardening experts and celebrities of the horticultural world. During the weekend we also visit Wisley, the historic home of the RHS with one of the largest plant collections in the world.
The 4* Raddison Blu Edwardian Hotel offers two stylish restaurants, a lounge bar and the Pegasus Health Spa with sauna, steam room and gym. The spacious bedrooms have a bath and a shower, TV, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and air conditioning.
Ireland – Wexford – Waterford and the Copper Coast
Staying at The Granville Hotel & The Seven Oaks Hotel
6 DAYS | 16th July 2018
At first sight Ireland’s Ancient East is carpeted by lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But this land is brimming with legends, culture, attractions and hidden heritage gems. This new tour for 2018 takes you on a fascinating journey through picturesque landscapes, towns and villages.
The famous city of Waterford is our base for the first three nights at The Granville Hotel. Situated in a splendid location overlooking the River Suir and just a five minute walk from St Patrick’s Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, and an award-winning restaurant. Our last two nights are spent in Carlow with mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys all nearby. The Seven Oaks Hotel is situated close to the town and within walking distance of Carlow’s new cultural quarter. A modern yet homely hotel with facilities that include an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, a restaurant serving modern international and Irish cuisine and a relaxed bar. Rooms at both hotels have modern facilities include a courtesy tea tray.