HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches

 
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
HOLIDAYS
                                          2019
                          COACH TOURS
                              2019

  CALL OUR RESERVATIONS TEAM
  01935 475872 SOUTHWESTCOACHES.CO.UK

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 1              15/10/2018 16:44:02
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
Welcome to our 2019 Holiday Tour brochure, and we must initially begin by thanking you for making our
tour programme in 2018 such a success.

We have once again featured a wide range of quality, value for money holidays and short breaks both
within the UK and Europe. We will again bring you some of our best established destinations with
amended and updated itineraries, alongside a brand new selection of venues for those of you looking
for something different.

Using our fleet of mini-buses we offer you a virtually door to door pick up service as we will pick you up
from near as practically possible from your front door and take you to meet the tour coach. Our aim is
to get you on the tour coach and away on your tour as soon as possible.

All of the excursions described in the holiday that you choose are planned to enhance the tour and add
enjoyment. These are all included within the tour price that you pay – we don’t add any extras on and
expect you to pay more. However, if you prefer to spend some time in the host resort or doing your own
thing, then that is fine by us. All we would ask is that you inform your driver.

We would like to remind you that single rooms are limited so early booking is advised if you require this
type of room. South West Coaches are allocated a limited number of single rooms at the supplement
shown on the relevant tour page. Once these have all been sold we can request additional single
rooms but these are often at a increased supplement. In addition to this the seats on the coach are
allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so if you have a preference for a particular seat, then again,
you need to book as early as possible.

More and more passengers are bringing a motorised scooter with them for the tours – this is no
problem however we do please ask that you inform us at the time of booking, especially so it is
not a surprise for a feeder coach driver who may not have space in their feeder vehicle to take the
scooter and may have to leave it or you behind.

If you want to hire a scooter for a tour, then we would suggest you contact Shopmobility in Yeovil,
who can also arrange delivery of the scooter to and from our depot, so we can safely load the
scooter onto the coach prior to departure, giving you one less thing to worry about. They will also
collect the scooter from us after the tour.

We are here to help you choose your perfect holiday and look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Have a great holiday.

YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES                                                      Only £25
BED AND BREAKFAST & EVENING MEAL                                    per person deposit on all
(Bed & Breakfast basis only on London Theatre
Breaks)                                                              bookings made before
ALL COACH TRAVEL INCLUDING EXCURSIONS
                                                                        31st January 2019
PICK-UPS VIRTUALLY AT YOUR DOOR

YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION
                                                                 Holiday Insurance
                                                    IN LINE WITH MOST TOUR OPERATORS
ATTRACTION ADMISSION PRICES                         OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TRAVEL
                                                    INSURANCE BUT INSURANCE DETAILS
VAT AT THE CURRENT RATE                             ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
                                                    WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU
Reduced prices for children on most tours providing TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR ALL
they share a room with two adults.                  TOURS

                        South West Coaches, 11 Oak Way, Lufton Business Park, Yeovil BA22 8HS
                                    01935 475872 info@southwestcoaches.co.uk

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 2                                                           15/10/2018 16:44:02
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
CONTENTS

 Friday 15th February                   The Cotswolds at Snowdrop Time                     P4
 Friday 1st March                       Charms of Cambridge			                             P6
 Monday 4th March                       Warner Leisure - Isle of Wight		                   P8
 Sunday 10th March                      Brighton Breezy on the South Coast                 P10
 Sunday 17th March                      Mystery Tour 			                                   P12
 Thursday 4th April                     Magic of the Manx - Isle of Man		                  P14
 Sunday 7th April                       Nostalgic Northumberland			                        P16
 Sunday 14th April                      Westport and Magical Mayo - Ireland                P18
 Sunday 14th April                      The Dutch Bulbfields - Holland		                   P20
 Thursday 18th April                    Looe - Our Cornish Delight at Easter               P22
 Sunday 28th April                      White Cliffs Country and Folkestone                P24
 Sunday 5th May                         Elegant Eastbourne				                             P26
 Sunday 5th May                         Gardens and Railways of Devon and Cornwall         P28
 Wednesday 8th May                      Great Yarmouth				                                 P30
 Sunday 12th May                        Waterways of Cheshire and North Wales              P32
 Sunday 19th May                        The Best of Peaks & Summer Wine Country            P34
 Friday 24th May                        Glorious Gardens of South Wales		                  P36
 Saturday 25th May                      Picture Perfect Perthshire			                      P38
 Sunday 2nd June                        Lakes and Dales				                                P40
 Monday 3rd June                        RHS Flower Show - Chatsworth		                     P42
 Thursday 6th June                      The Manchester Ship Canal			                       P44
 Monday 8th July                        Guernsey and The Isle of Sark		                    P46
 Sunday 21st July                       County Durham				                                  P48
 Sunday 28th July                       Gardens of Suffolk				                             P50
 Friday 2nd August                      Isle of Wight					                                 P52
 Sunday 11th August                     North Devon Delights			                            P54
 Sunday 18th August                     The Mersey Mix!				                                P56
 Friday 23rd August                     Mystery Tour					                                  P58
 Sunday 25th August                     Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales		                P60
 Monday 26th August                     Llandudno and Splendid Snowdonia                   P62
 Saturday 31st August                   Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors          P64
 Sunday 8th Sept                        Rails Sails and Secret Gardens - An Irish Corker   P66
 Weds 11th Sept                         Brittany - The Finistère 			                       P68
 Monday 16th Sept                       Blackpool Illuminations 			                        P70
 Sunday 29th Sept                       Wales in a Nutshell				                            P72
 Sunday 6th Oct                         The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg                      P74
 Saturday 12th Oct                      Highland and Lowland Railway		                     P76
 Friday 18th Oct                        London Theatre Break			                            P78
 Monday 28th Oct                        Autumn in the Lakes and Dales		                    P80
 Monday 25th Nov                        Mistletoe & Wine in Morecambe		                    P82
 Friday 29th Nov                        Bruges and Lille Christmas Markets                 P84
 Monday 9th Dec                         Turkey and Tinsel in Tenby			                      P86
 Sunday 15th Dec                        Thursford Christmas Spectacular		                  P88
   CALL OUR RESERVATIONS TEAM - 01935 475872 VISIT US - SOUTHWESTCOACHES.CO.UK

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 3                                                 15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
4
 THE COTSWOLDS AT SNOWDROP TIME
 FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £269
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £45

    Using the historic city of Worcester as our base, we enjoy a meander through the beautiful
    villages and towns of the area and visit possibly England’s best snowdrop garden at
    Colesbourne Park. Here there are an astonishing 350 varieties, mark marked; a delight for
    the enthusiast but also for the lover for fine England gardens and countryside.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 4                                               15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
5
  FRIDAY - DAY 1

   We travel via Cheltenham and Tewkesbury with a chance for you to explore
   both of these historic towns before we continue to Worcester and the Fownes
   hotel for a three-night stay.

   SATURDAY - DAY 2

                                               We head into the North Cotswolds and travel through the pleasant Village
                                               of Broadway on our way to Batsford Arboretum which is a real delight at
                                               snowdrop time. Wander through drifts of Snowdrops - plus Aconites, Crocuses
                                               and Hellebores - in the arboretum, followed by a spot of retail therapy in the
                                               gift and garden shops! We then head to the north of the region and the
                                               popular town of Stratford upon Avon, synonymous with William Shakespeare.

   SUNDAY - DAY 3

   We head to the popular city of Gloucester, with its dramatic water front
   converted warehouses, an array of restaurants and bars as well as the Gloucester
   Quays shopping complex. We then head to Colesbourne Park renowned for
   its magnificent display of rare snowdrops. The gardens cover some 10 acres of
   beautifully landscaped grounds with walks through wooded areas and alongside
   the famous blue lake as well as through the new spring garden and formal
   garden. The surrounding park with its arboretum of interesting tress and nearby
   church are also open.

   MONDAY - DAY 4

                                               After a final leisurely breakfast, free time will be given in our host city of
                                               Worcester - a beautiful Cathedral and University City with a fascinating history
                                               of industry, a wealth of interesting architecture, an unrivalled selection of high
                                               street names and independent boutiques. You may wish to visit the Museum of
                                               Royal Worcester which has collections dating back to 1751. We then re-join our
                                               coach and head for home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                                         YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up                                            The Fownes Hotel was formerly a Victorian glove factory and
   3 nights’ accommodation at the Fownes Hotel             is situated by the Worcester to Birmingham canal and offers
   Visit to Cheltenham                                     outstanding service and comfort. The Fownes’ canopied
   Visit to Tewkesbury                                     entrance gives it the air of an elegant town house and a
   Visit to Batsford Arboretum                             warm welcome awaits visitors on arrival. The hotel has 61
   Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon                            elegant and stylish en suite bedrooms all equipped with
   Visit to Gloucester                                     direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, skirt/
   Visit to Colesbourne Park                               trouser press, Hairdryer and range of toiletries.
   Leisure time in Worcester

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 5                                                                               15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
6
 CHARMS OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE
 FRIDAY 1ST MARCH
 4 DAY TOUR £299
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £66

       This refined holiday is based in the thirteenth century market town of Huntingdon,
       birthplace of Oliver Cromwell and custodian of the world’s only museum dedicated to
       the life and legacy of this enigmatic man. Out and about we visit the university city of
       Cambridge, explore the Lincolnshire market town of Stamford whilst exploring a Castle,
       Horseracing Museum and Britain’s best-preserved World War II airfield.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 6                                                  15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
7
  FRIDAY - DAY 1

     We travel east to the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel on the outskirts of Huntingdon,
     our base for 3 nights.

   SATURDAY - DAY 2

                                                 This morning we head to Newmarket, where we visit the National Horseracing
                                                 Heritage Centre, here we explore the National Horseracing Museum, meet retired
                                                 race horses and view a stunning collection of pictures in the National Art Gallery
                                                 of sporting Art. Then it is onto the historic City of Ely where we have time to
                                                 explore. Ely is an ideal destination for all interests and tastes, with a splendid array
                                                 of medieval buildings and narrow streets. Ely's main attraction is the magnificent
                                                 cathedral, known as 'The Ship of the Fens'.

   SUNDAY - DAY 3

    We visit the historic city of Cambridge - a compact cosmopolitan city of outstanding
    architecture and beauty, and its ancient centre is preserved in its medieval streets,
    college courts and river bridges. Cambridge University is famous the world over;
    noted for its beautiful college buildings and cobbled courtyards; the famous
    King's College Chapel, and unparalleled example of late medieval architecture, is
    reputed to be the finest Gothic building in Europe. The city is a delight to visit the
    museums, art galleries, an abundance of independant retail outlets and modern
    shopping malls together with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and traditional
    outdoor markets.

   MONDAY - DAY 4

                                                   Time to commence our journey home, though not before one more fascinating
                                                   visit as we make our way to the Imperial War Museum Duxford where you
                                                   have the opportunity to explore a historic airfield famous for its role in the
                                                   Battle of Britain and discover what it was like to serve at RAF Duxford. Find
                                                   out more about aircraft and military vehicles and the role they have played in
                                                   modern conflict and people’s lives. Get up close to a Spitfire, marvel at the
                                                   supersonic Concorde, peer into General Montgomery's wartime caravans and
                                                   experience the size and scale of the mighty tanks.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                                                YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up and drop off                                      We stay at the modern and stylish 4 star Huntingdon
   3 nights’ half board accommodation at the                      Marriott Hotel located on the outskirts of Huntingdon.
   Huntingdon Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon                          Each of the hotels well decorated 146 en-suite
   Visit to National Horseracing Heritage Centre,                 bedrooms are comfortable and traditional in style,
   Newmarket                                                      and all rooms are air conditioned and equipped with
   Visit to Ely                                                   hairdryer, television and tea / coffee making facilities.
   Visit to Cambridge                                             The hotel has a range of modern facilities throughout
   Visit to Imperial War Museum Duxford                           including an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna
                                                                  and gym. The hotel has a lift.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 7                                                                                    15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
8
 WARNER LEISURE BREAK - ISLE OF WIGHT
 MONDAY 4TH MARCH
 5 DAY TOUR £329
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £60

       Set within 23 acres of grounds, Bembridge Coast Hotel is one of the best hotels on the
       island and has one of the best settings, sitting on a secluded eastern shore of the Isle of
       Wight. Standing just above the shoreline, the hotel's lawns run down to the Solent and
       offer spectacular sea views and relaxing beach walks. After dinner, enjoy an evening of
       singing, dancing and entertainment, you may find yourself jiving into the early hours!

 MONDAY - DAY 1

                                        We make our way to Portsmouth for the early afternoon short ferry crossing
                                        to Fishbourne. Upon arrival on the Island we then head to Bembridge and the
                                        Bembridge Coast Hotel, our base for 4 nights.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 8                                                                  15/10/2018 16:44:03
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
9
  TUESDAY - DAY 2

     Today you can spend a full day at leisure at the Bembridge Coast Hotel enjoying
     the many leisure activities that are on offer on site, alternatively join the coach
     for a morning’s excursion down the east coast of the Island to the seaside town
     of Sandown.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 3

                                                  We start the day with an interesting stop at the Isle of Wight Pearl Factory,
                                                  before heading to Alum Bay, famous for its multi coloured sands and breath-
                                                  taking views of the Needles and lighthouse. We then return to the hotel mid-
                                                  afternoon to relax and make use of the various facilities that the Bembridge
                                                  Coast Hotel has to offer

   THURSDAY - DAY 4

     We travel to Godshill – a picture postcard village, with its thatched cottages,
     quaint tea rooms and model village, then it is on to Shanklin, the Old Village
     is full of picturesque cottages clustered around the thatched Crab Inn, many
     of which have become craft and gift shops. Early afternoon we return to the
     hotel to relax and make use of the various facilities that the Bembridge Coast
     Hotel has to offer

   FRIDAY DAY 5

                                                 Time to commence our journey home, en-route we visit Ryde - the largest town on
                                                 the Isle of Wight with a large sandy seafront as well as a great selection of boutique
                                                 shops, galleries and museums. Then it is onto Yarmouth ahead of the early
                                                 afternoon short ferry crossing back to Lymington, and from there it is homeward
                                                 bound.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
PRICE INCLUDES:                                                  YOUR HOTEL:
Home pick up and drop off                                        Few hotels on the Isle of Wight offer a finer setting or
4 nights’ half board at the Bembridge Coast Hotel                more stunning views of the Solent than the delightful
Outbound ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne            Bembridge Coast Hotel. All comfortable en-suite
Inbound ferry crossing from Yarmouth to Lymington                bedrooms feature hairdryer, telephone, tea and coffee-
All Warner Leisure day activities                                making facilities and television. The hotel has a restaurant
Visit to Sandown                                                 bar, coffee shop and cabaret theatre. All the usual
Visit to Isle of Wight Pearl                                     Warner activities are available along with a sauna, heated
Visit to Alum Bay                                                swimming pool, spa pool and steam room. Note: single
Visit to Godshill                                                rooms are not in the main building.
Visit to Shanklin
Visit to Ryde

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 9                                                                                 15/10/2018 16:44:04
HOLIDAYS COACH TOURS 2019 2019 - South West Coaches
10
 BRIGHTON BREEZY ON THE SOUTH COAST
 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH
 3 DAY TOUR £219
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £69

      England’s south coast is a true favourite for holiday makers, with elegant seaside resorts,
      long beaches and their pretty promenades, all adding to a relaxing holiday. Discover
      why the cosmopolitan south coast resort of Brighton is now regarded as one of the
      country’s leading seaside destinations.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 10                                                    15/10/2018 16:44:04
11
  SUNDAY - DAY 1

    We depart Somerset and head east to Sussex. Our first stop is in Chichester
    where you have some time at leisure and the chance to explore its cathedral
    Bishop’s Palace Gardens, picturesque Cathedral Close and the Novium Museum.
    Then it is onto Brighton and the Old Ship Hotel, our base for 2 nights.

   MONDAY - DAY 2

                                               Today is free for you to explore Brighton. Famed for its pebble beach and stylish
                                               regency architecture, together with all the traditional seaside fun, there is much
                                               to see and do in this much-loved resort. The spectacular Royal Pavilion was
                                               transformed in the early 19th century into a handsome villa. Inside you can visit
                                               the great rooms used by George IV, Prince Regent, including the banqueting
                                               room, great kitchens, royal bedrooms and grand saloon rooms. For the more
                                               adventurous you may like to take a ride on the new British Airways i360, as you
                                               gently glide up a 450ft tower in the stunning glass viewing pod with views (on
                                               a clear day) to the South Downs National Park, and across to the Isle Of Wight.

   TUESDAY - DAY 3

      After breakfast we depart for home, though initially making our way to Worthing
      for a coffee stop and time to explore this delightful seaside town. We continue
      to Bognor Regis, affectionately known as England’s “Sunshine Capital” with its
      promenade, long beach, friendly town and cosy cafes. We then re-join the coach
      and head for home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                                      YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up                                         We stay at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton. Located in an
   2 nights’ half board at the Old Ship Hotel,          unbeatable position on the seafront, this is the oldest
   Brighton                                             recorded hotel in the city with parts dating from 1599. There
   Visit to Chichester                                  are 154 bedrooms all decorated in a classical style, some
   Leisure Day in Brighton                              of which have sea views. All rooms have climate control,
   Visit to Worthing                                    central heating, high-speed internet, flat-screen television
   Visit to Bognor Regis                                and a writing desk as well as an electric kettle and coffee/tea
                                                        makers. They also have private bathrooms with a bathtub, a
                                                        shower and free toiletries. The hotel has a lift.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 11                                                                            15/10/2018 16:44:05
12
 IT'S A MYSTERY TOUR
 SUNDAY 17TH MARCH
 4 DAY TOUR £299

    IF YOU LIKE A PLEASANT SURPRISE AND A LITTLE BIT MORE, THEN WHY NOT JOIN US ON
     OUR MYSTERY TOUR? PLACE YOUR TRUST IN US, AND BOARD THE BUS, SEE WHERE WE
                             TAKE YOU, ENJOY AND EXPLORE!

      This Mystery Tour represents great value and adds a touch of excitment to a long weekend
      away. We shall be including visits to some unlikely but interesting places - if we told you
      where you were going it would take the fun away, but we promise you will be pleasantly
      surprised. We assure you it will be completely different from previous seasons...!?

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 12                                                 15/10/2018 16:44:05
13
  SUNDAY - DAY 1

   We depart our home area .... and that is all that we are telling you!! The driver
   will keep your destination a closely guarded secret, threats or bribery are strictly
   forbidden and a lot of 'red herrings' may result if he is provoked!
   We will arrive at our hotel with plenty of time to relax and freshen up before
   enjoying a leisurely dinner and evening to spend as you please.

   MONDAY - DAY 2

                                                    What will we suprise you with today? Free time in the area? Another
                                                    excursion , or two? You will have to wait and see.

   TUESDAY - DAY 3

      A full day excursion programme - maybe nearby, maybe a little further away.
      Who knows what surprises we have laid on for your pleasure.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

                                         After a leisurely breakfast, we leave the hotel, with maybe a visit to another mystery
                                         location, again with time to explore and enjoy lunch. We later make our way back to
                                         the West Country, making suitable comfort stops.

    EXTRA INFORMATION

                                                     PRICE INCLUDES:
                                                       Home pick up
                                            3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel?
                                                         Half Board
                                                          Visit to??
                                                          Visit to??

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 13                                                                               15/10/2018 16:44:06
14
 MAGIC OF THE MANX - ISLE OF MAN
 THURSDAY 4TH APRIL
 7 DAY TOUR £619
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £60

   Blessed with extensive scenic coastlines, stunning natural landscapes and unspoilt beaches,
   the Isle of Man has something to appeal to everyone - only a short ferry crossing from the
   British mainland but with a character that sets it apart. The island is a unique self-governing
   Kingdom, a crown dependency which belongs to neither the UK nor the European Union. It
   has its own parliament, laws, traditions culture, cuisine and postage stamps.

 THURSDAY - DAY 1

     We depart Somerset and via the motorways travel north to the Holiday Inn at
     Lancaster for an overnight stay.

 FRIDAY -DAY 2

                                               We continue our journey to the Port of Heysham ahead of the early afternoon
                                               crossing to Douglas and the Isle of Man. Once on the island we make the very
                                               short journey to the Chesterhouse Hotel on the Douglas seafront – our base
                                               for 4 nights.

 SATURDAY - DAY 3

  We join the Isle of Man steam railway in Douglas and head to Port Erin,
  a peaceful town with pretty gardens and a sandy beach that was first
  favoured by Victorian holidaymakers. We then journey back in time to
  the fascinating living museum of Cregneash Folk Village, where residents
  continue to use horsepower and speak the old local dialect. Then, it’s onto
  the ancient capital of Castletown and the wonderfully preserved Castle
  Rushen. Nearby are the wonderful views around Calf Sound.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 14                                                                          15/10/2018 16:44:07
15
  SUNDAY - DAY 4

    Spend a full free day at leisure in Douglas or the chance to make use of your rover
    tickets which allow you to travel on all of the railways on the Island. We catch the
    Manx electric tram to Laxey where you can walk to and view Lady Isabella – the
    world’s largest working waterwheel and perhaps the best-known image of the
    island. We then join the Snaefell Mountain Railway, where electric powered trains
    take passengers over 2,000 feet up to the summit of Snaefell, the islands highest
    point. From the summit you can see seven kingdoms those of England, Ireland,
    Scotland, Wales, the Kingdom of Man, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of
    Neptune. We travel back down the mountain and via the Manx tram make our
    way back to Douglas for the remainder of the day at leisure.

   MONDAY - DAY 5

                                                   Follow the Isle of Man’s famous TT course as we first stop at ‘Royal’ Ramsey
                                                   before we head across the island to Peel. Sitting grandly at the mouth of the
                                                   harbour is an attractive resort complete with castle, flat sandy beach harbour,
                                                   heritage centre and smoked kipper factory! We visit the House of Mannahan,
                                                   where you will take a journey from past to present you’ll also come face to
                                                   face with characters telling you stories and superstitions from the Island’s
                                                   past, complete with atmospheric sounds, sights and smells that will allow
                                                   you to immerse yourself in the Island's vibrant history.

   TUESDAY - DAY 6

     An early start today as we catch the morning ferry from Douglas back across to
     Heysham. We then make our way to Lancaster for some time at leisure before
     we return to the Holiday Inn Lancaster for a final overnight stop.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 7

                                                             We depart the hotel and via the motorways conclude our journey
                                                             back home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
 PRICE INCLUDES:                                                YOUR HOTEL:
 Home pick up and drop off                                      We spend the first and last nights of our tour at the Holiday Inn
 2 nights half board at Holiday Inn Lancaster                   at Lancaster – this modern 3-star hotel
 4 nights half board at Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas             has en-suite bedrooms all equipped with a flat screen television,
 Return ferry crossings from Douglas to Heysham                 tea/coffee making facilities, and telephone. When we are on the
 Journey on the Isle of Man Steam Railway                       Isle of Man we stay at the 3-star Chesterhouse Hotel, located
 Visit to Cragneash Folk Village                                on the seafront in Douglas. All en-suite bedrooms offer a full
 Visit to Castletown                                            range of modern facilities including tea / coffee making facilities,
 Rover ticket for use on the Islands Railways                   television, radio and hairdryer. The hotel has a lift. The hotel
 Journey on the Snaefell Mountain Railway                       is close to the town centre which offers extensive shopping,
 Visit to Lady Isabella                                         and a variety of bars and restaurants. The Shiraz restaurant has
 Visit to Ramsey / Visit to Peel / Visit to House of Mannahan   panoramic views of the bay and the comfortable Amber Lounge
 Visit to Jurby Lancaster                                       offers a relaxing area at the end of a day’s touring.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 15                                                                               15/10/2018 16:44:07
16
 NOSTALGIC NORTHUMBERLAND
 SUNDAY 7TH APRIL
 6 DAY TOUR £559
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £75

      Our base for this tour is the stunning Slaley Hall Hotel, which is ideally located for
      exploring Northumbria and the North East. Experience the history and heritage of this
      picturesque part of the country with visits to Holy Island, Bamburgh, Cragside, Hexham
      and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

   SUNDAY - DAY 1

                                                 Via the motorways we head north to the Slaley Hall Hotel to the west of
                                                 Newcastle upon Tyne, our base for 5 nights.

   MONDAY - DAY 2

   After breakfast we take a drive along the scenic heritage coastline and cross
   the tidal causeway to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, home to Lindisfarne Castle.
   There will be some leisurely time to explore and have lunch before our afternoon
   visit to Bamburgh Castle. Perched on rocks at the edge of the sea, this castle
   boasts magnificent views of the Farne Islands. We call at the pretty fishing
   village of Seahouses before we return to the hotel Please note, today is subject
   to tidal times.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 16                                                                     15/10/2018 16:44:08
17
 THE
   TUESDAY
     COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY    - DAY
         - DAY 1 3AT SNOWDROP TIME
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY    TOUR £
   We visit Cragside House and Gardens, former home of the famous inventor, Lord
   Armstrong. In 1878, Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-
      electricity and it is crammed full of ingenious gadgets - most of them still working
      - as well as an eclectic collection of British art, furniture, ceramics and natural history.
      Outside the house, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe leads down to the Iron
      Bridge, which in turn leads to the lovely formal gardens. Please note, the terrain at
      Cragside House is uneven with steep footpaths, many of which are unsuitable for
      wheelchair users. Then we move on to discover Wallington one of the National
      Trust’s more unusual properties set in a 13,000 acre estate and famous for the huge
      pre-Raphaelite paintings that tell the history of Northumberland, and a collection of
      beautiful furniture and quirky curiosities.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

                                                  After breakfast we meet our blue badge guide for a full day guided tour exploring
                                                  Hadrian’s Wall Country and Hexham. We travel through the fabulously scenic
                                                  Northumbrian countryside along the Hadrian’s Wall route, visiting Chester's
                                                  Roman Fort, the most complete Roman Cavalry Fort - wander around the
                                                  unusually preserved baths and steam room, and the officers quarters. We
                                                  then visit the charming market town of Hexham, characterised by its stone
                                                  architecture, cobbled streets and historic buildings before continuing on our tour
                                                  along Military Road where we see the magnificent wall at close quarters.

   THURSDAY - DAY 5

   We have free time in Newcastle to explore the city’s many attractions. At midday
   we meet at the Quayside to embark on a 2 hour cruise, sailing to Ryton Willows
   Nature Reserve and Newburn Countryside Park, passing under eleven of the
   Tyne’s bridges, following the route of the world famous Blaydon Races. The cruise,
   which turns at Ryton Willows for the return journey to Newcastle Quayside offers
   a unique opportunity to enjoy the upriver wildlife where seals, grey herons and
   many species of wading birds and ducks are regularly spotted. This cruise is
   complimented by a recorded commentary. Please note, day of cruise is subject
   to 2019 timetable.

   FRIDAY - DAY 6

                                                  After breakfast we depart our hotel and make our journey home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                                  YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up                                     We stay at Slaley Hall Hotel – an Edwardian mansion set
   5 nights’ half board at Slaley Hall Hotel        in 1,000 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside.
   Visit
   Using to Lindisfarne
             the historic city of Worcester as our  All 141 stylish
                                                         base,   ween-suite
                                                                      enjoy abedrooms
                                                                                meanderare       elegantly
                                                                                             through    thedecorated
                                                                                                            beautiful
   Visit to Bamburgh Castle                         and are comfortable and spacious. They are all equipped
   villages   and  towns
   Visit to Seahouses
                          of the area  and  visit possibly  England’s     best snowdrop     garden    at Colesbourne
                                                    with a telephone, a television, tea / coffee making facilities,
   Park.
   Visit to Here  there
            Cragside     are an
                      House  andastonishing
                                 Gardens       350 varieties,  mark
                                                    hairdryer and      marked;
                                                                    iron.        a delight
                                                                           The hotel has a liftfor the enthusiast but
   Visit
   also toforWallingford
              the lover for fine England gardens and countryside.
   Tour of Hadrian’s Wall Country
   Visit to Hexham
   Visit to Newcastle
   Boat trip on River Tyne

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 17                                                                                15/10/2018 16:44:08
18
 WESTPORT AND MAGICAL MAYO
 SUNDAY 14TH APRIL
 7 DAY TOUR £639
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £110

     Award-winning Westport is one of Ireland’s major tourist destinations, located in the south
     east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The town has many picturesque
     features – most notably its tree-lined flower decorated boulevard known as The Mall with
     several stone bridges over the Carrowbeg River.

 SUNDAY - DAY 1

   Via the motorways we head north to the Kinmel Manor Hotel near to the town of
   Abergele, North Wales where we have an overnight stay.

 MONDAY - DAY 2

                                              We head to the Holyhead Ferry Terminal for the early morning crossing to Dublin.
                                              We then stop at Strokestown Park House – a 19th century estate containing the
                                              Irish National Famine Museum and a charming walled pleasure garden. From
                                              there we continue our journey west to the Castlecourt Court Hotel in Westport,
                                              our base for 4 nights.

 TUESDAY - DAY 3

 This morning we head for the beautiful village of Leenane at the head of the
 Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord, where we board our boat for a 90 minute
 cruise. The views of the landscape are stunning as we cruise towards the mouth
 of the fjord. Once back in Leenane we travel to Kylemore Abbey, the home of a
 community of Benedictine nuns since 1920. The nuns have lovingly restored the
 abbey, Gothic church and the magnificent 6 acre Victorian walled garden which
 is divided in two by a beautiful mountain stream.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 18                                                                          15/10/2018 16:44:08
19
 THE COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY            AT SNOWDROP
         - DAY 1 - DAY
   WEDNESDAY           4        TIME
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
    We begin our day with a tour of Foxford Woollen Mills, traditional wool
    manufacturers since 1892. We then head past Clew Bay to Achill Island – a region
    of ancient forests and bog lands that emerges at the Atlantic coast to dramatic
    effect. Immense cliffs shelter nesting seabirds and the sea view are magnificent.

   THURSDAY - DAY 5

                                            We spend the morning visiting Westport House where we board the Westport Train
                                            for an entertaining 50 minute guided tour of Westport town, Westport Harbour and
                                            Westport House Estate. We then enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of Westport House
                                            itself, one of the jewels in the crown of Ireland’s historical family homes. After our
                                            visit we enjoy free time in Westport.

   FRIDAY - DAY 6

    We depart the hotel and commence our journey home – we have one further
    attraction and that is the Museum of Country Life with its modern exhibition
    galleries set in grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent
    gardens. We complete our journey to the Ireland’s south east corner and the
    Maldron Hotel on the outskirts of Wexford for a final overnight stay.

  SATURDAY - DAY 7

                                              We take the early morning ferry crossing back across to South Wales, and from
                                              there we continue homeward bound.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
  PRICE INCLUDES:                                     YOUR HOTEL:
  Home pick up                                      Our outbound overnight hotel is at the Kinmel Manor Hotel, located near
  1 night half board Kinmel Manor Hotel, to the North Wales town of Abergele, with stunning views of the coast and
  Abergele                                          surrounding countryside. All of the bedrooms are equipped with en-suite
  4Using
    nights half
            theboard    Castlecourt
                   historic  city ofHotel, Wesport as our base, we enjoy a meander through the beautiful
                                     Worcester
  1 night half board at Maldron Hotel, Wexford facilities, television, telephone, iron and tea/coffee making facilities.
   villages and
  Outbound     Ferrytowns    ofHolyhead
                      Crossing  the areato
                                         and  visit Our
                                            Dublin        inbound overnight hotel is the Maldron Hotel on the outskirts of
                                                    possibly    England’s best snowdrop garden at Colesbourne
  Return Ferry Crossing Rosslare to Pembroke Wexford. The hotel has 108 bright and spacious en-suite bedrooms, all
   Park.
  Visit     Here therePark
        to Strokestown     areHouse
                               an astonishing 350      varieties,
                                                    equipped   withmark      marked;
                                                                     television, tea andacoffee
                                                                                           delight    for facilities,
                                                                                                 making   the enthusiast
                                                                                                                      hairdryer, but
                                                                                                                                 direct
  Visit to Leenane                                  dial telephone, iron and ironing board.
   alsotrip
  Boat    forKillary
              the lover
                     Fjord for fine England gardens Our mainand  countryside.
                                                               hotel  for 4 nights is the 4 star Castlecourt Hotel in Westport. All
  Visit to Kylemore Abbey                           of the hotel’s classically designed bedrooms offer en-suite facilities, hair
  Visit to Foxford Woolen Mills
  Visit to Achill Island                            dryer, trouser press and ironing facilities, tea and coffee making facilities,
  Visit to Westport House                           hospitality tray, personal safe, and access to the leisure centre and indoor
  Visit to Museum of Country Life                   heated pool.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 19                                                                                15/10/2018 16:44:09
20
 THE DUTCH BULBFIELDS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLAND
 SUNDAY 14TH APRIL
 6 DAY TOUR £559
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80

   PASSPORT
   REQUIRED

        Holland is known as the land of flowers, famous for its tulips that blossom in an explosion
        of colour each year. A springtime visit to the Dutch Bulbfields is always worthwhile. We
        include a trip to the ever popular Keukenhof which is one of the world’s largest flower
        gardens with over 7 million flower bulbs in bloom.

   SUNDAY- DAY 1

                                               We head east initially to The Shuttleworth Collection and Swiss Garden, located
                                               in a quiet countryside setting, actually on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome
                                               with 8 real hangars! These handsome hangars comprise an aero plane
                                               engineering workshop, a garage and coach room, and the remainder house the
                                               world famous collection of aircraft. We continue to the ferry terminal in Harwich
                                               for the overnight ferry crossing to Hook of Holland. En-route we will make a stop
                                               for our evening meal at a local restaurant.

   MONDAY- DAY 2

   We disembark the ferry and travel to the picture postcard city of Delft,
   famous for its porcelain.       Then it is onto Madurodam model village.
   Maudurodam is a miniature park and tourist attraction. It is home to a range
   of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities and
   large developments). Then, it is on to the De Rijper Hotel Eilanden, our base
   for 3 nights.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 20                                                                            15/10/2018 16:44:09
21
   TUESDAY
 THE        - DAY
     COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY - DAY 1 3AT SNOWDROP TIME
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
      We travel through the bulb field region to Keukenhof Gardens. There will be time to explore
      and marvel at the vast array of flowers, not forgetting you can order bulbs to be sent to you at
      time of planting to make your garden at home the envy of the neighbours! More than 7 million
      tulips, daffodils and hyacinths create a spectacular display in the so called Garden of Europe.
      Then it is onto Zaanse Schans, a living and working community that dates back to the 18th and
      19th centuries. Watch traditional crafts such as clog and cheese making or visit the windmills
      and traditional buildings. Local charges apply for some attractions.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

                                                We visit Volendam, once a busy harbour specialising in the herring trade,
                                                Volendam is now a perfect example of traditional Holland where many locals
                                                still wear National costume. No visit would be complete without a visit to
                                                the Alidahoeve cheese and clog factory. Then onto the cosmopolitan city of
                                                Amsterdam. The rest of the day is free to explore the city at your own leisure.

   THURSDAY - DAY 5

    We depart the hotel and travel via the windmills of Kinderdijk to Antwerp, a
    cosmopolitan place with fashionable shops, museums and plenty of greenery.
    Then it is onto Europa Hotel in Ghent for an overnight stay.

   FRIDAY - DAY 6

                                                Following a hearty breakfast, we have the chance to explore Ghent before we
                                                travel back to Calais for the short Channel Tunnel crossing to Folkestone and
                                                from there via the motorways back to the South West.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
  PRICE INCLUDES:                                      YOUR HOTEL:
  Home pick up                                         The 4-star Hotel De Rijper Eilanden is located 20 miles
  Outward overnight ferry crossing from Harwich to north-west of Amsterdam, on the edge of the historical
  Hook of Holland with cabin and breakfast
  Inbound Eurotunnel crossing from Calais to village De Rijp. It is in a beautiful green area of Holland
    Using the historic city of Worcester as our base,
  Folkestone                                           which weis ofenjoy  a meander
                                                                      the typical       through
                                                                                  flat Dutch  look the
                                                                                                    withbeautiful
                                                                                                         waterways
  3 x nights half board at Hotel De Rijper Eilanden    lining the landscape. Spacious and tastefully furnished,
    villages  and  towns  of the area and  visit
  1 x night half board at the Europa Hotel Ghent possibly England’s    best snowdrop    garden   at Colesbourne
                                                       the hotel has a large bar with lounge, a dining area and a
  Visit to the
    Park.      Shuttleworth
            Here there are anCollection                53 spacious
                               astonishing 350 varieties,            en suite bedrooms
                                                             mark marked;      a delightwhich  come
                                                                                         for the     completebut
                                                                                                 enthusiast   with
  Visit to Delft                                       telephone, TV and internet connection.
  Visit
    alsotofor
           Madurodam
              the lover for fine England gardens and       countryside.
                                                       The 3 star Europa Hotel Ghent is a modern hotel located
  Visit to Keukenhof Gardens
  Visit to Zaanse Schans                               on the banks of the Leie River in the green edge of Ghent.
  Visit to Volendam                                    All 41 en-suite bedrooms are equipped with tv, coffee
  Clog and cheese making demonstration                 machine, mirror, safe and air conditioning.
  Visit to Amsterdam
  Visit to Antwerp

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 21                                                                            15/10/2018 16:44:09
22
 LOOE - OUR CORNISH DELIGHT AT EASTER
 THURSDAY 18TH APRIL
 5 DAY TOUR £359
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £80

       The pretty fishing town of Looe is a truly delightful and picturesque place, separated
       into two towns of East and West Looe by the River Looe flowing out to sea. This five
       day holiday based in West Looe explores some of Cornwall’s most beautiful nooks and
       crannies, smugglers haunts, a gastronomical haven and home to TV’s Doc Martin.

    THURSDAY- DAY 1

                                         We head to Plymouth where you can discover its stunning coastline views
                                         and learn about its history and heritage on board a 1-hour harbour cruise.
                                         Departing from The Barbican Landing Stage, adjacent to the Mayflower Steps
                                         we sail across Plymouth Sound, flanked by the beautiful Devon and Cornish
                                         coasts. Take in spectacular views of Plymouth Hoe and famous Drakes
                                         Island, heading for the Royal Naval Dockyard, where the mighty warships
                                         and submarines await. We then cross the border into Cornwall and to the
                                         Portbyhan Hotel in Looe, after checking in spend some time relaxing over a
                                         tea or coffee admiring the spectacular views or go for a stroll around the quay
                                         before dinner.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 22                                                                       15/10/2018 16:44:11
23
 THE COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY - DAY 2 AT SNOWDROP TIME
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
    We travel west initially travelling to Polperro - a largely un-spoilt fishing village
    on Cornwall’s South East coast. Its beautiful cottages cling to steep hillsides
    around a small harbour with spectacular views of land and sea making it an
    artist’s paradise. Later we visit the St Austell Brewery Visitors Centre, where
    we discover the secrets behind St Austell's award-winning ales and the 160-year
    old brewing process.

   SATURDAY- DAY 3

                                                  We head to the north coast of Cornwall and initially to Port Isaac, or you may
                                                  know it as Port Wenn from the television series Doc Martin. Spend time
                                                  meandering through the pretty village streets and alleyways that lead down to
                                                  the lovely harbour. We then head to Padstow, an ancient busy fishing port and
                                                  a quaint harbour with bustling narrow streets and with pastel colour wash and
                                                  stone cottages featuring quaint stores and cafes. Home also to many Rick Stein
                                                  eateries this is the perfect spot for lunch!

   SUNDAY - DAY 4

    The Eden Project is our destination this morning – nestled in a huge crater,
    massive biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity. In the afternoon we head
    to Mevagissey, a true Cornish gem with its maze of narrow alleyways and colour
    washed houses.

   MONDAY - DAY 5

                                                  We load the coach for our homeward journey, however before we depart enjoy
                                                  the morning exploring our host resort of Looe. The small harbour is still a busy
                                                  fishing port, watch the ships unload their catches, witness the auctions and
                                                  then after the bustle of the quayside retreat to the narrow streets.  Here you
                                                  will find an abundance of art and craft shops, boutiques bars and specialist
                                                  shops. Looe really does have something for everyone.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                                      YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up                                         We stay at the 3 star and recently refurbished
   4 nights’ accommodation at the Portbyhan Hotel Portbyhan Hotel which is situated in an unrivalled
   Using
   Visit to the historic city of Worcester as our base,
            Plymouth                                           we right
                                                        position  enjoyina the
                                                                             meander
                                                                                  heart ofthrough    the beautiful
                                                                                            Looe, allowing guests
   1 hour Plymouth harbour cruise
   villages  and towns of the area and visit possiblyto    relish the panoramic views of the vibrant harbour
                                                         England’s   best snowdrop garden at Colesbourne
   Visit to Polperro                                    with only a short stroll into Looe town. All bedrooms
   Park.
   Visit toHere  thereBrewery
            St Austell  are an Visitor
                               astonishing
                                       Centre 350 varieties,
                                                        offermark   marked;
                                                               modern          a delight
                                                                       facilities          foryour
                                                                                  built with   thecomfort
                                                                                                   enthusiast  but
                                                                                                          in mind
   Visit for
   also  to Port
             the Isaac
                  lover for fine England gardens and    TV,  telephone, hairdryer tea & coffee. Lift to all floors
                                                          countryside.
   Visit to Padstow                                     including the Roof Terrace.
   Visit to The Eden Project
   Visit to Mevagissey

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 23                                                                               15/10/2018 16:44:12
24
 WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRY AND FOLKESTONE
 SUNDAY 28TH APRIL
 4 DAY TOUR £325
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £54

      Kent has played a significant role in Britain’s maritime history and has been on the
      frontline of England’s shores for centuries. Based in Folkestone this tour includes a
      visit to the iconic Dover Castle and its evocative Wartime Tunnels, the Battle of Britain
      Memorial atop the famous White Cliffs, a steam train ride, and a visit to a popular city
      centre.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 24                                                 15/10/2018 16:44:12
25
 THE COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY
   SUNDAY- DAY 1 1 AT SNOWDROP TIME
           - DAY
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
    We head to the south east and Kent – The Garden of England. The first stop of
    the tour is at Penshurst Place and Gardens, once owned by Henry VIII. Visitors
    can see the impressive medieval Baron’s Hall, the state rooms and parkland.
    We then continue to Folkestone and the Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel,
    our base for 3 nights.

   MONDAY - DAY 2

                                         We take a drive along the coast to Dover, home to those iconic white cliffs. Here we
                                         visit Dover Castle and take a tour around a fully furnished 12th Century Royal Palace
                                         and enjoy a unique visitor experience in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. We then take a
                                         fascinating guided tour of the Underground Hospital. Following this we make our way
                                         to the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, a poignant tribute to the bravery and
                                         sacrifice of those who served their country.

   TUESDAY - DAY 3

    We visit Canterbury where you have free time at leisure to explore the historic
    architecture and winding lanes and streets of the city centre. Perhaps take a visit
    to the Cathedral, one of the oldest in England. We then head to the Thanet Coast
    and spend some time in the traditional seaside resort of Margate – ‘The Original
    Seaside’ brimming with artistic offering and traditional seaside fun.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

                                               Time to commence the journey home however we still have an action packed
                                               day today – we travel to the picturesque market town of Tenterden for some
                                               time at leisure – its fine High Street must rank amongst the most attractive
                                               in the country with historic houses, shops, restaurants and pubs and its tree-
                                               lined grass verges. We then head to the station for a return steam train
                                               journey to Bodiam with the Kent & East Sussex Railway whilst enjoying a
                                               delicious Ploughman’s lunch. After our rail journey, we re-join the coach and
                                               head for home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
    PRICE INCLUDES:
    Home pick up                                    YOUR HOTEL:
    3 nights’ half board at the Burlington Hotel, The stylish, Victorian Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel in
    Folkestone                                      Folkestone has a superb location in a pleasant area close to the
   Using
    Visit tothe  historic
             Penhurst   Placecity ofGardens
                                and  Worcester as our  base, and
                                                    seafront  we has
                                                                  enjoy    a meander
                                                                       undergone         through
                                                                                    extensive       the beautiful
                                                                                               refurbishment   in 2017.
   villages   and towns
    Visit to Dover                                  The hotel
                    Castle of the area and visit possibly      now has
                                                          England’s   besta snowdrop
                                                                            very modern    feel and
                                                                                        garden       offers a friendly,
                                                                                                  at Colesbourne
    Visit toHere
             Battle  of Britain  Memorial,          excellent service. All 60 en-suite bedrooms are bright and airy,
   Park.          there   are an  astonishing 350 varieties, mark marked; a delight for the enthusiast but
                                                    whilst the restaurant is bright and modern in style. There are
    Capel-le-Ferne
   also  for  the  lover
    Visit to Canterbury   for  fine England gardens   andtwo
                                                    also   countryside.
                                                              bars where guests can enjoy a drink and relax. All
    Visit to Margate                                of the hotels bedrooms have telephone, television, safe, tea/
    Visit to Tenterden                              coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
    Journey on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 25                                                                                15/10/2018 16:44:12
26
 ELEGANT EASTBOURNE
 SUNDAY 5TH MAY
 5 DAY TOUR £379

      Often referred to as the sunniest place in Great Britain and nestle at the foot of the South
      Downs, Eastbourne has been attracting holiday makers since Victorian times. With its
      colourful promenades, sandy beaches, quaint shopping streets, it’s not hard to see why.

    SUNDAY - DAY 1

                                         We visit the City of Chichester for the first stop of our tour. Blending old and
                                         new Chichester offers an enticing mix of designer boutiques and charming
                                         architecture including the stunning 900 year old Cathedral. We then continue
                                         east to the Hadleigh Hotel in in Eastbourne, our base for 4 nights.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 26                                                                      15/10/2018 16:44:12
27
 THE COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY
   MONDAY- DAY 1 2AT SNOWDROP TIME
            - DAY
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
   This morning, we visit historic Battle Abbey where we enjoy an audio guided
   tour of the Abbey ruins, stand on the very spot where the armies of King Harold
   and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings and discover the
   Victorian walled garden, visitor centre and Abbey Gatehouse. We spend the
   afternoon at Pashley Manor Gardens. Delight in the sweeping herbaceous
   borders, elegant rose and historic walled gardens, the productive kitchen garden,
   enchanting woodland paths and tranquil vistas that form this award winning
   garden.

   TUESDAY - DAY 3

                                                Part of the reason for coming to Eastbourne has to be to enjoy being beside the
                                                seaside. Today is a day to do just that as we enjoy a full day at leisure in our host resort.
                                                Enjoy a gentle stroll along the flat promenade; enjoy the famous carpet gardens
                                                harbour and 1930’s bandstand.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

   This morning, we enjoy a tutored tour, tasting and lunch at the Carr Taylor Vineyard,
   set in the beautiful east Sussex countryside, after which we spend the afternoon
   in Hastings historic Old Town. Hastings is a pleasant town with plenty to see and
   do including The Blue Reef Aquarium, St Mary in the Castle or the Old Town Ghost
   Walk.

   THURSDAY - DAY 5

                                                Time to start our journey home, though there is still time for us to visit the nearby
                                                vibrant and colourful regency resort of Brighton. Here you will have the chance
                                                to experience the heritage of the Royal Pavilion, take a walk along the prom, a
                                                visit to the quirky antiques shops and boutiques of ‘The Lanes’ or take a ride on
                                                Volks Railway, Britain’s oldest electric railway. We then make our early afternoon
                                                departure for home.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

    PRICE INCLUDES:                       YOUR HOTEL:
    Home pick up                          We stay at The Hadleigh Hotel in Eastbourne, centrally located and
    4 nights’ at the Hadleigh Hotel       just 60 yards level walk from the seafront and only minutes from
   Using    the  historic
    Visit to Chichester    city of Worcester
                                          the as   our base,
                                                bandstand,       we enjoy
                                                               theatres      a meander
                                                                        carpet gardens and through
                                                                                              shops. the beautiful
                                                                                                     The hotel has
    Visit to Battle
   villages          Abbeyof the area and visit
             and towns                    a lift possibly
                                                 to all floors whilst each
                                                            England’s      attractively
                                                                         best snowdrop  furnished
                                                                                           gardenbedroom   has en-
                                                                                                   at Colesbourne
    Visit to Pashley Manor Gardens        suite facilities, tea/coffee making facilities, hospitality tray, colour
   Park.   Here
    Visit to Carr there
                  Taylor are an astonishing
                         Vineyard            350 varieties,
                                          television            mark
                                                       and central     marked; a delight for the enthusiast but
                                                                     heating.
   also  for the   lover
    Visit to Hastings    for fine England gardens and countryside.
    Visit to Brighton

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 27                                                                                  15/10/2018 16:44:13
28
 GARDENS AND RAILWAYS OF DEVON AND CORNWALL
 SUNDAY 5TH MAY
 5 DAY TOUR £419
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £60

      You don’t have to be an enthusiast to enjoy the wonderful railways and scenery of Devon
      & Cornwall. This tour combines coach excursions with rail trips and garden visits. Our base
      is the great city of Plymouth so you get fascinating history and excellent shopping as well!

   SUNDAY - DAY 1

                                         We cross the border into Devon and make our way to the Duke of Cornwall hotel
                                         in Plymouth, our base for 4 nights.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 28                                                                     15/10/2018 16:44:13
29
 THE COTSWOLDS
  MONDAY  - DAY 2 AT SNOWDROP TIME
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
     We travel to Paignton for a ride on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam
     Railway. Upon arrival in Kingswear take the little ferry over the Dart to the
     olde worlde port of Dartmouth. Time to enjoy this lovely town before boarding
     a river boat for a ride up the scenic River Dart to Totnes.

   TUESDAY - DAY 3

                                                Today we visit Lanhydrock House, an impressive late Victorian home and gardens.
                                                Following a fire in 1881 the owner Thomas Charles filled Lanhydrock with the
                                                latest technology, including state of the art ovens and warming cupboards in
                                                the kitchen and dining areas, central heating systems and fire hydrants. We
                                                can see the fascinating contrast between the upstairs and downstairs worlds by
                                                exploring the kitchens and servants quarters as well as the grand family spaces.
                                                After spending a relaxing time here we re-join the coach for the short drive to
                                                join the Bodmin and Wenford Railway at Bodmin General Station where we take
                                                a return journey to Boscarne Junction.

   WEDNESDAY - DAY 4

       We travel into Cornwall for a guided tour of the amazing Lost Gardens of
       Heligan. Explore the wild and wonderful land of Heligan, Britain’s real life
       “secret garden” that was lost amongst weeds, rediscovered in 1990 and
       restored to its Victorian glory. We then continue to the nearby fishing port
       of Looe, before we take a train ride up the pretty Looe Valley line to Liskeard.

   THURSDAY - DAY 5

                             It’s time to depart the hotel however we still have an action packed day, starting with a train
                             journey up the beautiful Tamar Estuary, to Gunnislake, before continuing to Tavistock, an ancient
                             market town. We then head to The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum. Packed with plants
                             and colours for all seasons, it is well worth visiting most of the year. This is not a small garden and
                             paths lead you through a range of borders with surprises and colour at every turn.

   EXTRA INFORMATION
  PRICE INCLUDES:                                        YOUR HOTEL:
  4 x nights half board at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel The 3 star Duke Of Cornwall is a lovely old Victorian hotel in an
  in Plymouth                                            excellent position between Plymouth's historic Hoe and modern
  Journey on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam shopping streets. It was built in 1863 as the city's first luxury hotel
   Using the historic city of Worcester as our base,
  Railway                                                and we     enjoy aremained
                                                               importantly     meander         through
                                                                                          undamaged         the beautiful
                                                                                                         during   the massive
  Boat trip from Dartmouth to Totnes                     WWII blitz, allowing many wonderful features to be retained to
   villages  and   towns  of
  Visit to Lanhydrock Gardensthe area and visit possibly England’s
                                                         this day.  All best  snowdrop
                                                                        bedrooms    are       garden
                                                                                        en-suite   and   at
                                                                                                        are  Colesbourne
                                                                                                            equipped  with tea/
   Park. Here
  Journey        there are
            on Bodmin   andan  astonishing
                              Wenford                    coffee
                                             350 varieties,
                                      Steam Railway         mark making    facilities,
                                                                     marked;           television,
                                                                                  a delight     for telephone,  hairdryer
                                                                                                    the enthusiast       butand
  Visit to Lost Gardens of Heligan                       alarm clock.
   also  for the
  Visit to Looe   lover for fine England  gardens    and  countryside.
                                                         **we can only reserve spaces on these two journeys and NOT
  Journey on Looe Valley Line **                         seats. They are only small one / two carriage National Rail service
  Journey to Gunnislake **                               trains so seats are taken on a first come first serve basis – this may
  Visit to Tavistock                                     therefore mean you have to stand for periods of these journeys.
  Visit to the Garden House

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 29                                                                                  15/10/2018 16:44:13
30
 GREAT YARMOUTH
 WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY
 6 DAY TOUR £469
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £100

       With miles of golden sands and a great range of attractions, the seaside resort of Great
       Yarmouth is always a popular choice and our new tour features an impressive National
       Trust property, a steam train journey, Broads cruise, Shire horses, an historic city centre
       and, of course, the beautiful beaches of Great Yarmouth and Cromer.

    WEDNESDAY - DAY 1

                                                 We make our cross country journey to the Norfolk seaside resort of Great
                                                 Yarmouth, and the Prom Hotel, our base for 5 nights.

    THURSDAY - DAY 2

  This morning we visit elegant Felbrigg Hall, full of opulence and homeliness. The
  house is beautifully furnished and features stained glass windows dating back to
  the 15th century, and has a stunning walled garden. In the afternoon, we spend
  free time in nearby Cromer, one of Norfolk’s classic seaside towns, before visiting
  the Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary where we meet the gentle giant Shire horses.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 30                                                                         15/10/2018 16:44:14
31
 THE  COTSWOLDS
  FRIDAY
   FRIDAY  DAY13 AT SNOWDROP TIME
         --DAY
 RIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
 4 DAY TOUR £
     Today, we spend time at leisure in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk’s premier coastal
     town and home to 15 miles of golden, sandy beaches. Some of the resort's
     many attractions include the Time and Tide Museum, where we can wander
     down a typical 1913 ‘Row’ and see inside the homes of local fishermen, and the
     award winning Merrivale Model Village, Railway and Gardens, set over an acre
     of landscaped gardens with streams and waterfalls.

   SATURDAY - DAY 4

                                                A full day excursion to the nearby city of Norwich. Norwich is a wonderful fusion
                                                of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city
                                                its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. As well as being
                                                the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and
                                                cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping and a
                                                heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England's first UNESCO City of
                                                Literature – this is a city of stories!

   SUNDAY - DAY 5

     This morning we enjoy a 45 minute steam train journey on the Bure Valley
     Railway through the beautiful Norfolk countryside. On arrival in Wroxham, we
     disembark and have some time at leisure to explore, before we head to Wroxham
     Bridge, from where we begin the next stage of our journey, a 90 minute circular
     cruise of the Norfolk Broads.

   MONDAY - DAY 6

                                                Time to leave East Anglia behind and make our way back home to the South
                                                West.

   EXTRA INFORMATION

   PRICE INCLUDES:                              YOUR HOTEL:
   Home pick up                                 The beautifully maintained 4 star family-run Prom Hotel
   5 nights’ half board at the Prom Hotel, is situated on Great Yarmouth's golden mile and is a short
   Great Yarmouth
   Using    the historic city of Worcester as walk
                                                our base,
                                                      from we
                                                            the enjoy   a meander
                                                                 town centre          through
                                                                                and peaceful      the beautiful
                                                                                               sandy     beach. All
   Visit to Felbrigg Hall
   villages                                     42 bedrooms
             and towns of the area and visit possibly
   Visit to Cromer                                              are best
                                                        England’s    tastefully decorated,
                                                                         snowdrop     garden with   good quality
                                                                                               at Colesbourne
   Visit                                        bathrooms, and many rooms have a sea view with floor to
   Park.toHere
            Hillside Shire
                  there    Horse
                         are     Sanctuary
                             an astonishing 350 varieties, mark marked;
                                                ceiling windows.  All roomsahave
                                                                               delight for the
                                                                                   en-suite     enthusiast
                                                                                            facilities,         but
                                                                                                        flat screen
   Leisure Day in Great Yarmouth
   also  for the
   Visit to Norwichlover for fine England  gardens  and countryside.
                                                television with free view channels, direct dial telephone,
   Journey on the Bure Valley Railway           hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
   Norfolk Broads Cruise

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 31                                                                            15/10/2018 16:44:14
32
 WATERWAYS OF CHESHIRE AND NORTH WALES
 SUNDAY 12TH MAY
 5 DAY TOUR £439
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £91

        With so many attractions on offer in Cheshire and North Wales, it is difficult to decide
        which to visit first. This itinerary explores the region's waterways, illustrating the
        important part it has played in our nation's heritage.

     SUNDAY - DAY 1

                                           We head north making suitable stops en-route to the Mecure Chester
                                           Abbotts Well Hotel situated just two miles away from the historic city
                                           centre of Chester.

SWC Tours Template FINAL FINAL.indd 32                                                                15/10/2018 16:44:16
You can also read
Next slide ... Cancel