A Right Royal Visit
Staying at the 4* Bull Hotel
2 DAYS | 2nd September 2018
Our Right Royal Visit this year takes us to historic Windsor where you will have the opportunity to visit both Windsor Castle and Her Majesty’s London residence, Buckingham Palace. We will explore the Queen’s Gallery with it’s outstanding works of art, as well as the Royal Mews who are responsible for all road travel undertaken by the Royal Family, whether by car or carriage. We complete our tour with a visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace; forming the heart of the working palace they are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.
Our base for the weekend is the 4* Bull Hotel situated in the charming town of Gerrards Cross. The hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment programme and now offers a modern bar, pleasant lounge area and super restaurant. All bedrooms are en-suite with modern facilities including TV, courtesy tea tray, and telephone. The hotel also has a lift.
Channel Island Hopping – Guernsey – Herm & Sark
Staying at The Peninsula Hotel
7 DAYS | 7th September 2018
This year we try a spot of Channel Island hopping and our base for this adventure is Guernsey, the Second largest of the Channel Islands boasting beautiful scenery, rural calm and a mild climate. There are over 20 curving bays and beaches, miles of spectacular cliff walks, winding lanes and hours of sunshine to enjoy. St. Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and is a town of narrow cobbled streets offering a great visit. During our stay you have the opportunity of visiting the two fascinating islands of Herm and Sark both are quiet and peaceful.
The Peninsula Hotel Guernsey, is ideally situated on a sandy beach on the north-west coast of the island. The hotel has wonderful views over Grand Havre Bay from the front and boasts a lovely sheltered beach at the edge of five acres of private landscaped gardens. In addition to a restaurant, the hotel features an outdoor heated pool and pleasant bar/lounge. Guest rooms are all en-suite with Wi-Fi, tea tray and TV. The local bus runs from outside the hotel giving easy access to the Island.
Winchester & Portsmouth’s Historic Naval Dockyard
Staying at The 4* Norton Park Hotel
4 DAYS | 7th September 2018
Our short break takes us south to Winchester, a beautiful and historic city located in central Hampshire, famous for its popular cathedral and fascinating past. Showcasing its cultural credentials, it is both the birthplace of modern cricket and the resting place of Jane Austen. As with many parts of Hampshire, Winchester is renowned for its gastronomic delights, as well its street theatre and fine architecture.
The 4* Norton Park Hotel is our base for the tour, situated near Winchester and nestled in 54 acres of land it also features a spa and health club. Additionally the hotel boasts a relaxing bar and lounge, modern restaurant and beautiful grounds to stroll through. All bedrooms offer modern facilities.
The Loire Valley
Staying at the Ibis Styles
7 DAYS | 16th September 2018
The Loire Valley is regarded as the centre of the French Renaissance, where Kings, Queens and Dukes produced the finest examples of art and culture now on offer. Over 300 years later, their legacy to us is some of the finest castles and gardens to be seen anywhere in the world. The Loire is also a fertile region fed by its great river, which has developed many of France’s bestknown wines such as Saumur, Muscadet and Vouvray, some of which we may sample.
Our base for the tour is Chinon, a picturesque and historic town in the heart of Touraine. Famous names such as Joan of Arc, King Henry II of England, King Charles VII of France and many more are associated with Chinon. Our hotel is situated, just a ten-minute walk from the medieval city in beautiful peaceful surroundings. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and leisure activities including a swimming pool, and all bedrooms are en-suite. The hotel also has a lift.
Llandudno Seaside Break
Staying at the Winchmore Hotel
4 DAYS | 18th September 2018
Set on a wide curving bay, Llandudno is one of the largest resorts in North Wales and incorporates some of the most beautiful scenery of the Welsh Mountains and coast line. The resort offers modern facilities whilst still retaining its elegant Edwardian charm. You can take a stroll along the promenade, visit the Victorian Pier, browse the shops, take in a show at the theatre or hop on the vintage tramway up the Great Orme – Llandudno has something for everyone.
The family run Winchmore Hotel is situated in a perfect location on the promenade, looking out over the bay together with the headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme and just a short walk from all Llandudno has to offer. The hotel offers a lift to all floors and boasts a spacious dining room, a residential bar and inviting lounges from where you can enjoy the spectacular views. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, and courtesy tea tray. The hotel also offers occasional evening entertainment.
Historic Gems of Gloucestershire
Staying at Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel
4 DAYS | 30th September 2018
The English county of Gloucestershire part of the Cotswolds region an area once given over entirely to sheep-farming. Many of the fine churches and manor houses owe their existence to the generosity of the wealthy medieval farmers and wool merchants. The dignified villages and towns gain their charm from the use of the warm, honey-coloured limestone which was locally quarried by hand and used alike for weavers cottages, mansions, and churches.
Our base for the short break is Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel. This historic Gothic mansion sits in tranquil parkland on the Cotswold Edge beside the Severn Valley. It offers fine dining in Moreton’s Restaurant in the charming former library, with oak-panelled walls and a magnificent fireplace. The hotel also boasts a leisure club with indoor pool, spa bath, gym and a sauna. All bedrooms are situated in the courtyard and offer modern facilities. The hotel has no lift but many ground floor rooms.