Whitby & The Coast of Captain Cook
Staying at The Saxonville Hotel
5 DAYS | 7th September 2020
The iconic coastal town of Whitby has social history, literary significance and natural beauty in abundance. The Victorians loved the gleaming black gemstone ‘Whitby Jet’ that is unique to the area, as well as the blue flag beaches that still attract visitors today. The famous explorer Captain James Cook was born nearby and learned his trade here, and his ship the ‘Endeavour’ was built in Whitby. The town also played its role in Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ as the ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey situated on the hillside inspired some of the novel’s more gothic landscapes. The narrow streets are full of charming tea rooms, excellent fish and chip shops and independent stores.
Grand Tour of The Shetland & Orkney Isles
Staying at the St Magnus Bay Hotel, The Ayre Hotel & the Atholl Palace Hotel
8 DAYS | 11th September 2020
Join us as we head deep into the raw, wild beauty of the Shetland and Orkney Isles. Lying at the crossroads between Scotland and Scandinavia, both nations and cultures have left their mark in the Isles’ unique identity. Shetland is as close to Norway as it is to the Scottish mainland and owes much of its heritage to the Vikings, and on all the islands you will be powerless to resist the awe of the dramatic coastlines, brutal hill landscapes, and foam-laden beaches. So, come aboard and witness natural beauty in its purest form.
Scenic Wales: Gwbert on Sea & Cardigan Bay
Staying at The Cliffs Hotel in Gwbert on Sea
5 DAYS | 13th September 2020
Join us as we explore this delectable corner of Dyfed, where the heather-clad Preseli Mountains look down across the beautiful landscape and blue waters of Cardigan Bay, the largest bay in Wales. Our hotel in Gwbert on Sea enjoys peace and quiet away from the normal tourist trail, a truly relaxing remedy to everyday life. With visits to the classic seaside towns of Aberystwyth and Fishguard, chances to explore the local marine life at Goodwick’s Ocean Lab and with a boat trip around Cardigan Bay, as well as a visit to the wonderful National Trust property of Llanerchaeron, come along and immerse yourself in the wonders of the scenic South West Welsh coast!
Croatia: Porec & The Istrian Peninsula
Staying at the 4* Valamar Zagreb
8 DAYS | 23rd September 2020
Our holiday by air this year takes us to beautiful Croatia and the Istrian Peninsula. Teardropshaped Istria in the north of Croatia borders Slovenia, and showcases a stunning coastline. Come and join us as we witness and explore the clear blue sea, the small but stunning islands, and the region’s fascinating mix of history, culture and architecture.