Coach Holidays & Short Breaks 2018

Coach Holidays & Short Breaks 2018

Coach Holidays & Short Breaks 2018

Coach Holidays & Short Breaks 2018 Paignton & Devon Highlights. See page 5 England’s Mighty Castles. See page 9 Royal Windsor & Kew Gardens. See page 7 www.kbtravel.co.uk More ‘Inclusions’ New destinations Northern departures on Cruises Mystery Breaks Castle Combe, Wiltshire. See page 8

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www.kbtravel.co.uk Dear Holidaymaker We are pleased to present our New and Extended 2018 Brochure. This year we are able to include new destinations with new itineraries and ‘included excursions’, all in our modern tour coaches with extended legroom. We believe that this year’s brochure has holidays of varying interests and has been assembled with both quality and value for money in mind.

We are offering an extended range of cruises together with European destinations along with traditional UK and Ireland holidays, and short breaks. Back again for this year are the ever-popular one- and two- night Mystery Breaks.

K&B Travel is a local, family-run business which has been established for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on customer service which starts in our booking office and continues throughout your holiday with our pleasant and knowledgeable tour drivers. To all of our regular clients we would like to thank you for your continued custom, it is greatly appreciated. To any new clients considering a holiday with us we would like to welcome you to K&B Travel, and we will be happy to assist you with any requirements that you may have. We would like to assure you all of our best service at all times.

The K&B Team 2 Coach Pick Up Points • Appleby – The Sands • Aspatria – Car park next to the Co-op • Brough – The Monument • Carlisle – The old Lonsdale Cinema • Cockermouth – Main Street (outside Boots) •  Gretna –  Bus Stop beyond Gateway Village on the road to Gretna Green (Northbound only) •  Keswick – Coach park next to Booths •  Kendal – Sands Avenue • Kirkby Stephen - Market Square •  Maryport – Outside the Co-op •  Penrith – Sandgate Bus Station •  Shap – Memorial Hall •  Tebay –  M6 Junction 38 Truck Services • Wigton – Old Bus Station •  Whitehaven – Old Bus Station •  Workington – Seaton Bus Stop (by Marks & Spencer) 1 2 5 6 9 10 13 14 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 33 34 37 38 41 42 45 46 3 4 7 8 11 12 15 16 19 20 27 28 31 32 35 36 39 40 43 44 48 49 47 WC Driver Courier Introduction Penrith Booking Office 33 King Street Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7AY Tel: 01768 868600 or 01768 865446 Email: info@kbtravel.co.uk or visit us online at www.kbtravel.co.uk Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 9.30am – 3.30pm

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3 www.kbtravel.co.uk Section Date Days Destination Page England Evesham Blossom Trail 29 April – 2 May 4 Evesham 4 Cambridge Spa Break 7 – 9 May 3 Cambridge 4 Kent’s Gardens, Wines and Railway Lines 20 – 24 May 5 Ashford 4 Bournemouth and the South Coast 3 – 9 June 7 Bournemouth 5 Paignton and Devon Highlights 4 – 8 June 5 Paignton 5 Norfolk Royals, Rails, Sails and Sands 8 – 12 June 5 Norwich 5 Richard III and the War of the Roses 11 – 15 June 5 Tamworth 6 Middle England and Burghley House 6 – 8 July 3 Leicester 6 Yorkshire Rails, Sails and Ales 9 – 13 July 5 Leeds 6 Scenic Shropshire and Steam Trains 16 – 20 July 5 Telford 7 Royal Windsor and Kew Gardens 20 – 23 July 4 South West London 7 England’s South Downs and the Sapphire Gin Tour 27 – 29 July 3 Bracknell 7 Bustling Bristol, Avon and Somerset 27 – 30 July 4 Bristol 8 Woburn Safari Park, Abbey and Wrest Park & Gardens 10 – 13 August 4 Hatfield 8 The Magical Isle of Man 12 – 16 August 5 Isle of Man 8 Wonderful Wiltshire Houses and Gardens 17 – 20 August 4 Swindon 9 England’s Castles and Stately Homes 27 – 31 August 5 Bracknell 9 Cars, Churchill and the Cotswolds 9 – 13 September 5 Banbury 9 The South Downs, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight 13 – 17 Sep (other TBC) 5 Langstone Harbour 10 Leeds, York and Grassington Christmas Markets 17 – 19 November 3 Leeds, York, Grassington 10 Scotland Loch Lomond, Edinbugh & the Scottish Borders Railway 17 – 21 June 5 Rosebank 10 Oban, Mull and the sacred isle of Iona 2 – 6 July 5 Oban 11 The Edinburgh Tattoo 9 – 10 August 2 Edinburgh 11 Dunoon, Argylll and the beautiful Isle of Bute 13 – 17 August 5 Dunoon 11 Steam in Scotland 15 – 19 October 5 Newtonmore 12 Oban House Party 29 Oct – 2 Nov 5 Oban 12 Twixmas in Blairgowrie 27 – 30 December 4 Blairgowrie 12 Wales Llandudno and North Wales 1 – 4 May 4 Mold 13 Captivating Cardiff 21 –25 June 5 Cardiff 13 Welsh Highlands, Anglesey and Puffin Island 2 – 6 July 5 Mold 13 Llangollen River and Rail 16 – 20 July 5 Mold 14 Ireland Tralee and the Dingle Peninsula 29 April – 4 May 6 Tralee 14 Northern Ireland in a Nutshell 3 – 6 June 4 Belfast 14 Killarney and the Ring of Kerry 30 Sep – 7 Oct 7 Killarney 15 Europe and the Channel Islands Bulbfields and Windmills 26 April – 1 May 6 Dordrecht 15 Jersey Various 8 St Helier 15 Disneyland Paris 6 –9 August 4 Paris 16 Paris and Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe 4 –9 October 6 Paris 16 European Christmas Markets 9 – 15 December 7 Valkenburg 16 Cruises Majestic Fjordland 12 – 19 May 8 Norway 17 Baltic cities and St Petersburg 19 May – 2 June 15 Various – see itinerary 17 Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar 29 July – 11 August 13 Various – see itinerary 17 Canary Islands and Madeira 10– 25 August 16 Various – see itinerary 18 Brugge Mini-Cruise 8 – 10 October 8 Brugge 19 Amsterdam Mini Cruise 5 – 7 November 3 Amsterdam 19 Mystery Weekend Breaks Two-day Mystery Breaks Various 2 ? 20 Three-day Mystery Breaks Various 3 ? 20 London Weekends Five,three-night breaks in London Various 3 London 20 Away Days A selection of thirty three days away Various 1 Various 21 Terms and Conditions Important information 22 – 23 Booking Form 24 Contents

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www.kbtravel.co.uk www.kbtravel.co.uk England 4 One of our popular spa breaks where you can enjoy the facilities that our spa hotel offers, or join us on an excursion around the area. Day 1 We stop in Richmond for coffee and Newark for lunch, before we journey on to the Cambridge Belfry Hotel. Day 2 Make use of the leisure facilities at the hotel or join us as we head to Ely. We journey through Cambridgeshire before stopping in Cambridge with some free time to explore. Day 3 We call at Lincoln for lunch before arriving home early evening. The Belfry, Cambridge Our hotel boasts a stunning lakeside location on the outskirts of Cambridge and the 120 bedrooms are to a high standard.

The health club at the hotel is the ideal place to work off those stresses and relax both body and mind. The spa is home to a fabulous health club, seven spa treatment rooms, one double spa treatment room, a relaxation room, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Cambridge Spa Break Date: 7th – 9th May 2018 (three days) At a glance •  Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Use of spa and leisure facilities (treatments need to be booked direct with the hotel) •  Excursions as listed •  Executive coach travel throughout •  £219.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom.

£45.00 single room supplement. A perfect blend of imposing castles, fine gardens, glorious coastline and rolling meadows come together along with a chance to taste some of Britain’s finest wines. Day 1 Richmond for coffee is followed by lunch in Newark. We complete our journey by crossing the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Darford to our hotel at Ashford in Kent.

Day 2 Firstly to Canterbury with free time to explore. Afterwards we visit nearby Leeds Castle described as “the loveliest castle in the world”, dating back 900 years and set in 500 acres of parkland. Day 3 Through rolling Kent countryside to Bodlam and its castle for an included 50 minute steam train ride through the Rother Valley on the ‘The Jewel of the Weald’. Then on to Great Dixterto for hall and gardens Day 4 We visit the famous gardens at Sissinghurst (castle entry included). After lunch we head to the Hush Heath Winery with 400 acres of vineyards and orchards. Guided tour and tasting session included.

Day 5 Back to Cumbria with comfort and lunch stops en route. Holiday Inn, Ashford Transformed from a 17th century barn nestling in the Kent countryside, the hotel has 103 bedrooms; each of which is tastefully furnished, comfortable and with all the amenities which make for a relaxing stay. Kent’s Gardens, Wines and Railway Lines Date: 20th – 24th May 2018 (five days) At a glance •  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Entry to Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter Hall, as well as their gardens •  Visit to Hush Heath Vineyard and a steam train journey •  Executive Coach travel throughout •  £379.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom.

£80.00 single room supplement. Spectacular countryside combined with fine displays of blossom, and with guided tours to well known places of interest, this is a fascinating, yet relaxing tour. Day 1 We head south with comfort stops en route before reaching our lunch stop in Lichfield. We travel on to The National Arboretum before a short transfer to our hotel at Stourport-on-Severn. Day 2 A full day’s guided tour of the Blossom Trail around the Vale of Evesham. Our journey takes in well known places such as Broadway and Pershore. We have comfort and lunch stops en route. Day 3 We visit nearby Stratford-upon-Avon and after lunch we embark on a guided tour of the Archers’ Country as we take in many venues from the popular radio series.

Day 4 We head to Ludlow with a visit to the Food Market Centre then past Shrewsbury on our way along the Welsh Marches to Chester for a late lunch. We arrivie back in Cumbria early evening. Hallmark Hotel, Stourport-on-Severn Our hotel is the 72 bedroomed Hallmark Hotel, Stourport Manor, Stourport-on-Severn which is set in 23 acres of wonderful grounds. Evesham Blossom Trail Date: 29th April – 2nd May 2018 (four days) At a glance •  Three nights, half-board accommodation • Guided tour of the Evesham Blossom Trail • Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon • Guided tour of Archers’ country • Visits to Lichfield, The National Arboretum and Chester • Luxury executive coach travel throughout •  £275.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom.

£65.00 single room supplement.

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www.kbtravel.co.uk England 5 Long sandy beaches and stunning coastal scenery make this a relaxing break. Excursions include Salisbury, Portsmouth and the New Forest with plenty of time to relax along the seafront. Day 1 We stop at Warwick for a late lunch then arrive in Bournemouth late afternoon with comfort stops en route. Days 2 and 3 Days at leisure. Day 4 Through the New Forest before passing Southampton to Portsmouth for lunch and the afternoon. Visit the Spinnaker Tower and the Historic Dockyards. Day 5 A full day tour taking in Salisbury and on past Stonehenge on our way to Winchester for the afternoon.

Day 6 A final day at leisure in Bournemouth. Day 7 We call into Stratford-upon-Avon for an early lunch with time to explore arriving back in Cumbria early evening. Suncliff Hotel, Bournemouth Located on the prestigious seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay, the traditional, 114 bedroomed, hotel offers comfortable and versatile bedrooms, as well as indoor leisure facilities. Bournemouth and the South Coast Date: 3rd – 9th June 2018 (seven days) We visit museums, a cathedral as well as enjoying a steam train, a boat ride and of course cream teas on The English Riviera. Day 1 An early morning departure from Cumbria with comfort and lunch stops before we arrive in Paignton at our hotel – The Torbay Court.

Day 2 We board the steam train to Dartmouth where, crossing the river on the foot ferry, we join our river boat for a circular cruise before rejoining our steam train back to Paignton. Rest of the day at leisure. Day 3 Powderham Castle on the River Ex then Exeter for lunch, a visit to the cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. Day 4 Around the bay to Torquay to visit the Torquay Museum with the rest of the day free to explore the town and its harbour and marina. Day 5 We begin our journey home we make comfort and lunch stops en route, arriving back in Cumbria early evening.

The Torbay Court, Paignton Centrally situated in Torbay, our hotel is only a few minutes level walk from Paignton seafront. The comfortably appointed 58 en-suite bedrooms have all the usual facilities along with a lift to each floor. Paignton and Devon Highlights Date: 4th – 8th June 2018 (five days) At a glance •  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Excursions as listed •  Entertainment in the hotel most nights •  Executive coach travel throughout •  £360.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom. Single room supplement – Nil (limited). The Norfolk Broads are noted for their flat landscape but within this area there are many interesting places waiting for you to discover.

Day 1 Firstly to Richmond for coffee then Lincoln for lunch. Onwards passing the Wash and King’s Lynn en route to Norwich and our hotel. Welcome tea and coffee are served on arrival. Day 2 Firstly to King’s Lynn before heading to Sandringham House and Estate. We have the rest of the day to look around this Royal residence. Day 3 We journey to Aylsham where we join the Bure Valley Railway journeying to Wroxham where we transfer to a Broads’ boat for a 90 minute cruise. Then into Great Yarmouth for the afternoon . Day 4 Fakenham on the coast for an included visit to Holkham Hall. We have time to visit the hall, walled gardens and also the ‘Field to Fork’ experience, as well as a ‘What the Butler’ saw exhibition.

Day 5 Retford for lunch before arriving back in Cumbria late afternoon. Brook Hotel, Norwich A beautiful three-star hotel with all bedrooms en-suite, a leisure centre with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a new gym. Norfolk Royals, Rails,Sails and Sands Date: 8th – 12th June 2018 (five days) At a glance •  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Included visits to Sandringham House, Holkham Hall & Gardens, the Field to Fork Experience, trips on the Bure Valley Railway and a 90 minute Broads’ cruise. •  Executive Coach travel throughout •  £390.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom.

Single room supplement – Nil (limited). At a glance • Six nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Visits to Salisbury, Porstmouth, Winchester, Warwick, the New Forest and Stratford-upon-Avon • Luxury executive coach travel throughout •  £479.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom. Single room supplement – Nil (limited).

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www.kbtravel.co.uk www.kbtravel.co.uk England 6 Immerse yourself in history with the rise and fall of Richard III and the amazing story of the king in the car park. We also take in Tamworth Castle and the National Brewery Museum. Day 1 To Barton Grange for a coffee before lunch in Staffordshire. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon. Day 2 The National Arboretum for coffee before Tamworth for lunch and a visit to the castle with complimentary tea and cake in the afternoon. Day 3 To Bosworth Field and the Heritage Visitor Centre followed by an included steam train ride on the Bosworth Railway.

We transfer to Leicester for lunch before visiting Leicester Cathedral, where the tomb of King Richard III lies, and Leicester Guildhall for the Richard III Exhibition. Day 4 To Ashbourne on the edge of the Peak District for lunch then it’s The National Brewery Museum in Burton-on-Trent for an included visit. Day 5 We visit Lichfield for coffee and have lunch further north, arriving home late afternoon.

Appleby Park Hotel, Appleby Magna Our hotel is ideally located to explore the England’s central region and has 95 en suite bedrooms, a restaurant and lounge bar. Richard III and the War of the Roses Date: 11th – 15th June 2018 (five days) At a glance •  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast • Ride on the Bosworth Railway •  Excursions as listed • Luxury executive coach travel throughout •  £344.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom. £65.00 single room supplement. We visit Burghley House and Gardens one of England’s finest Elizabethan houses with its 115 bedrooms and gardens designed by Capability Brown.

Day 1 We head to Barton Grange for a coffee stop and Lichfield for a late lunch. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon where tea and coffee are served. Day 2 After breakfast either relax in the hotel or join us on our visit to Burghley House and Gardens, returning to the hotel late afternoon. Day 3 We travel to The National Arboretum for a short visit before heading to Manchester for a lunch stop with time to look around. We arrive home early evening. Sketchley Grange Hotel, Hinkley We stay in an elegant and historical 4-star, country house hotel. It has well appointed bedrooms and an emphasis on good food with the added bonus of unrivalled leisure and spa facilities.

Middle England and Burghley House Date: 6th – 8th July 2018 (three days) At a glance •  Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Entry to Burghley House and gardens •  Free use of the hotel leisure and spa facilities •  Executive coach travel throughout •  £189.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom. £20.00 single room supplement. A tour that has a steam train ride, a canal boat cruise, visits to The National Railway Museum, a brewery, a stately home and to both a city and a town. What more could you want? Day 1 We travel to Richmond for coffee then Harrogate for lunch.

We arrive at our hotel to be greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits. Day 2 Our first stop is Harewood House: a treasure house of England set in ‘Capability’ Brown landscapes. In the afternoon we return to Leeds where you have free time in the city .

Day 3 We join the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway then Skipton for lunch followed by a canal boat cruise with time to explore. Day 4 We visit the Black Sheep Brewery for an included one hour tour with tasting. We journey on to Ripon for lunch. Day 5 Our first stop is the National Railway Museum in Shildon then Barnard Castle for lunch. We arrive back in Cumbria late afternoon. Mercure Leeds Parkway The hotel features 118 stylish guest rooms, a brasserie, restaurant and cosy lounge bar. It also boasts an on-site Feel Good Health Club. Yorkshire Rails, Sales and Ales Date: 9th – 13th July 2018 (five days) At a glance •  Four nights dinner, bed and breakfast •  Visits to Harrogate, Ripon, Skipton and Leeds •  Excursions as listed • Journey on the Embsay & Bolton Steam Railway •  Executive coach travel throughout •  £319.00pp based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom.

£20.00 single room supplement.

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