Holidays & Excursions - Theobolds Coaches
Holidays & Excursions - Theobolds Coaches
Tel: 01582 60 00 00 www.theobolds.com Theobolds Holidays & Excursions 2 0 1 7 Your Journey Starts Here! Your Journey Starts Here!
Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 2 Dear Friends, A Big Hello! From all the team, to all our friends old and new who have travelled with us in the last year. Every year I think we cannot do any better than we are doing and it never fails to amaze me how every year gets better! Thank you all for spreading the Theobolds message far and wide. This year we find ourselves in the embarrassing but enviable position, of having sold out all of our holidays with over another four months of the year to go and this despite putting on extra coaches and larger coaches on some of our holidays.
I know a lot of coach operators who would love to be in our position. REMEMBER TO BOOK EARLY NEXT YEAR! Of course a great Summer this year has helped us, a bit of sunshine makes such a difference, fingers crossed for next year! Not that the weather seems to stop Theobolds customers enjoying their lives and getting out there and doing things. Good on you! It’s been a great pleasure to travel on some of the holidays with you and hear your feedback personally. What an awesome year it’s been. So many exciting things happening and so busy with virtually every holiday selling out in 2016. The calls for this new brochure have been coming thick and fast since mid August.
Looks like 2017 could be another good year, well fingers crossed. As always Theobolds customers have been better than ever with their comments and feedback. You have said such lovely things, which has been great. Thank you so very much for your continued support.
So here it is at last, our 2017 brochure. As always we have tried to accommodate all tastes and pockets with several new breaks and holidays for you to experience. We wonder what new adventures await you? How about a visit to Bridlington and Hull City of Culture for 2017 and a lovely trip taking in Bath Christmas Market and Longleat House and their fantastic Festival of Lights. We also have lots of old favourites and a new hotel in the Isle of Wight. We are very confident in our hotels. Many have awards for excellence, but please feel free to check them out on the internet at any time. Please remember a lot of our holidays sell out very quickly! So, please don’t get left behind! It really does upset us here in the office when we have to say “sorry we are full” Don’t make us say it to you!
As always the cost of fuel is up and down, and price increases, if any, we have tried our very best to keep to a minimum.. Our day trips this year will still include a broad range of things to do and we hope there is something that will suit everyone. We still have our relaxing river trips, spectacular gardens and shows. We will be visiting cities, towns, villages, markets and the ever-popular seaside trips. It grows increasingly difficult to find new daytrips for you to experience but this year a magnificent job has been done with lots of new trips. One to watch out for and not miss is Strictly’s Kevin & Karen in their first ever tour, a Magical Lantern Festival in February and New RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth House in June We have continued with our seaside specials, pay for 2 adults in full and take 2 children up to 14 years of age free of charge.
These will be advertised on our website, local advertising, facebook or twitter. If you are on Facebook please give us a like!
Our gift vouchers have again proved very popular and I might add gratefully received by those who have been given them as a gift. So well done anyone that purchased gift vouchers for birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas presents. From the feedback we have had from our customers, they were over the moon and of course what do you give the person that has everything; a THEOBOLDS GIFT VOUCHER OF COURSE! Many of you may belong to groups, clubs and societies so please remember we also offer a private hire service as well, so whether it’s a club outing for the day, a short break, airport transfer or a wedding etc, we can help you with that too.
Well, we very much hope that you will find something in this years’ brochure that will suit you. If not you know what to do, let us know your ideas for next year and you could see your trip featured in our 2018 brochure. Don’t forget to check us out on facebook and twitter and give us a like! Finally, a massive thank you from all the team to you all. You make us improve every year. You are very much appreciated, we are here because of you, your phone calls and letters, comments good and the very occasionally not so good, are all appreciated and we take them all very seriously. Remember Theobolds Coaches are…….
“Always in the pursuit of excellence” All about us..... The Team At Theobolds P.S. Don’t forget information and bookings available at www.theobolds.com
We’ll Take Care of You Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 3 YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS From the moment you pick up the phone and speak to one of our advisors, to the services of your driver while you are away on a trip, our friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff are on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. In the unlikely event you do have a problem rest assured there is someone who will help solve it.
So just sit back, relax and enjoy your time with us.
YOUR COACH With the majority of our day excursions and holidays, you’ll enjoy luxury coach travel. All our coaches are fitted with air- conditioning, panoramic double glazed windows to keep out the noise, toilet washroom and fully upholstered reclining seat with seatbelts for all your comfort and safety. All vehicles comply with the latest regulations undergo regular checks and are maintained to the highest standard possible. YOUR DRIVER How can we ever do justice to our drivers we get so many nice things said about them we are surprised they can get their heads through the door. Our drivers play many roles.
They are happy to help and do their best for you, approachable, full of knowledge and advice. Your enjoyment and safety is their prime concern. More than anything they want you to have a great holiday.
OUR HOTELS We have a wide range of hotels on offer everything from 4star through to family run accommodation. Something we believe to suit everyone. Many of the hotels we use year after year and they are firm favourites with our customers. Whenever a new tour or property is taken on the utmost care is taken in the choice of hotel. On the very rare occasion that we believe standards have dropped you can rest assured the matter will be taken up with the hotel and the appropriate action will be taken. SINGLE ROOMS We only have a very small allocation of single rooms, which sell out very quickly.
On some holidays this can be as little as one. Under some hotel descriptions you may see “no single supplement on allocated rooms”. Once our allocation is full we need to contact the hotel the hotel to see if there are any more singles they will let us have if they do these rooms may carry a supplement as they are over and above the allocation we have been able to negotiate. OUR ITINERARIES When our brochure is put together and sent for print any itineraries that we have listed are put together in good faith and to the best of our knowledge details are correct at that time. Please bear in mind we are trying to work almost 18 months in advance.
From time to time these itineraries may have to be changed or altered due to circumstances beyond our control and Theobolds coaches reserve the right to change the dates or details of these itineraries or if our drivers so deem it in the best interest of our customers or if events change or make it impossible to carry a particular day trip out changes may be made at short notice. Our included excursions that we take you on are decided with the best interest of our customers in mind so that they may see the most interesting aspects of the areas they are visiting and get the highest level of enjoyment from their holiday.
We very much hope you will find something in this brochure to suit you, if not you know what to do, let us know for next year. Finally for allowing us to share you days and your happy memories for all the stories you tell us the photos you send in and for all your kind comments.
A BIG THANKS FROM ALL THE TEAM AT THEOBOLDS COACHES. P.S Don’t forget information and bookings available at www.theobolds.com
£5 - YEARLY MEMBERSHIP The yearly subscription commences from the time it is taken out and will expire 31st October 2017. QUALITY TIMES gives members the opportunity to enjoy discounted holidays, short breaks, day trips and priority mailings of all brochures and offers. ● £5 discount when booking a full priced 4 day or over holiday from the current brochure. This applies only to bookings made direct to Theobolds and not through an agent.
Please ensure you state at the time of your booking that you are a member.
● NEW OFFERS AND DEALS: If we are able to arrange any new trips or arrange any deals at short notice our club members will be contacted and advised of these offers first. ● Priority Mailing of New Brochures. Members will be among the first to see our new brochures giving them the opportunity to book early and reserve the seats of their choice. ● Every 50th Member Joining Will Receive A £5 Voucher. Why not join today and enjoy all the benefits on offer. ● Day Trips - Europe & UK - members will continue to enjoy a reduction of 50p per person from our Day Trip programme - subject to availability.
Membership must be stated at the time of booking.
No refunds will be given for advising us after the payment has been made ALL FOR ONLY £5 YEARLY MEMBERSHIP (All memberships expire 31st October 2017) Visit our website: www.theobolds.com Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 4 TheoboldsNews - QUALITY TIMES The Quality Times Travel Club 2016/17
Special Offers • Special Offers • Special Offers • Special Offers Buy 2 trips …get 1 free… Buy any two different trips in February or March and get a third May trip free* trip *FREE OF CHARGE TO MALDON * all three bookings must be made at the same time.
Free trip subject to availability. First come, first served. Offer ends 31st March 2017 or when the free trip is full whichever comes first. Free trip will have no financial value in the event of cancellation EARLY BIRD SAVER Book and pay your deposit on any holiday for 4 days or over in this brochure and save £5.00 Per person (offer closes 15/11/16) GROUP BOOKINGS BOOK 10 PASSENGERS OR MORE AND WE WILL BE PLEASED TO OFFER YOU YOUR OWN PICK UP POINT* OR 1 FREE PLACE* IN EVERY 12 BOOKED * Maximum distance 15 miles. * Excluding entry cost £5.00 OFF EACH AND EVERY HOLIDAY - 4 DAYS OR MORE For members of our Quality Times Travel Club Discounts FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND CHILDREN Discounts We are pleased to offer great reductions on many day trips for senior citizens and children.
Please check out our day trips price information for any discounts available. SEASIDE FAMILY SAVERS Get a Great Deal At various times of the year we offer Family Specials. Pay for 2 adults and 2 children up to and including 14 years of age travel FREE Check out our website www.theobolds.com or check out your local press for our very latest offers. Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 5 Buy 2 trips …get 1 free… Buy any two different trips in October or November and get a third trip free* FREE OF CHARGE ON THE NEW YEAR GET TOGETHER * All three bookings must be made at the same time.
Free trip subject to availability. First come, first served. Offer ends 31st August 2017 or when the free trip is full coach is full whichever comes first. Free trip will have no financial value in the event of cancellation Buy 2 trips... get 1 FREE
Notes Destination ADT £ CHD £ SNR £ E Ent Inc Food Inc F Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 6 Further information on our excursions can be found on our website www.theobolds.com January Sat 07 Theobolds New Year Get Together Mystery Country Drive & Lunch Stop . 11.50 11.50 (MusthavetravelledwithTheoboldsduring2016season) Sun 08 Holiday on Ice - Believe . 49.50 49.00 28.50 * Thisspectaculariceshow,whichhasdelightedaudiencesforover70years, isbackfor2017 with‘Believe’.Withtopskatersfromaroundtheworld,glamorouscostumesandcolourfu lsets.
Sun 08 Brighton . 18.50 18.00 10.00 * Sat 14 Lakeside Shopping . 18.50 18.00 10.00 * Sat 14 Romford . 18.50 18.00 10.00 * Variousshoppingcentresamarket&museum,somethingforeveryone Sun 22 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour - Tenth Anniversary . 78.50 78.50 78.50 AfternoonperformanceattheNIABirmingham February Sat 04 Imperial War Museum - London . 19.00 18.00 12.00 * Sat 04 London Oxford Street . 19.00 18.00 12.00 * Tue 07 Moreton In Marsh & Chipping Norton . New 19.00 18.00 12.00 Sat 11 Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House - London . New 38.50 37.50 24.50 Astunningoutdoorevent,followthetrailexploringgiantlanternsinallshapesandsiz es startingwitha15metrewidelanternoftheHousesofParliament.
Wrapupwarmforthis spectacularevent.Thethemeis"FollowtheSilkRoad" Sun 12 Cadbury World . 35.50 33.00 27.50 * Sun 12 Birmingham . 19.50 18.50 12.00 * Wed 15 Snowdrops at Stowe Gardens . 31.50 30.50 23.50 Pictureperfectviews,windingpathsandlakesidewalks,burstingwithsnowdropsor ‘Stowedrops'astheyliketocallthemhere.ReductionforNationalTrustmembers. Sat 18 Southend - SEASIDE FAMILY SAVER . 19.50 18.50 10.00 Buy 2 adult tickets, get two child places free Thu 23 Kew Gardens Orchid Festival . 35.00 33.50 16.50 * Thu 23 Kingston Upon Thames . 19.50 18.50 12.50 * Sat 25 Portobello Road Market . 19.50 18.50 12.50 * Sat 25 Westfield Shopping Centre .
19.50 18.50 12.50 * Sun 26 London Theatre Show - Jersey Boys - 5pm performance . 64.50 64.50 64.50 LastchancetoseethisbrilliantmusicalaboutfourordinaryguysfromNewJerseywhoros e tofameasFrankieValli&theFourSeasons Tue 28 Oxford & Bicester Shopping Village . 19.50 18.50 12.50 March Wed 01 Bury St Edmunds . 21.00 20.00 12.50 Sat 04 The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show - Olympia . 34.00 32.50 18.00 * Sat 04 London Museums or Knightsbridge . 21.00 20.00 10.00 * WhynotvisitHarrods&HarveyNicholsortheNaturalHistory&V&Amuseums Fri 10 Crufts - World's largest dog show - NEC Birmingham . New 37.50 34.00 TBA ShowinggroupstodaywillbeToy&Utilitybreeds, Sat 11 Cite Europe & Adinkerke by Tunnel .
43.00 43.00 Tue 14 Maidstone . 21.00 20.00 10.00 Fri 17 Live TV Show "Loose Women" & Covent Garden . 21.00 21.00 DTBC E E E E E E E E E
Notes Destination ADT 5 CHD £ SNR £ E Ent Inc Food Inc F Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 7 Further information on our excursions can be found on our website www.theobolds.com March Continued Sat 18 London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park . New 21.00 20.00 10.00 * ThehottestLondonvenueforshopping,dining&entertainmentlocatednexttoWembleySt adium. Sat 18 Royal Air Force Museum - London - Free Entry . 21.00 20.00 10.00 * Fortherealenthusiasts,awholedaytoexploreeverythingthemuseumhastooffer. Thereisarestaurant&cafeonsite.
Sun 19 Thriplow Daffodil Festival . 25.50 24.50 15.00 * Visitthe'opengardens'craftbarns,stalls,marquees&demonstrations. Sun 19 Duxford Imperial War Museum . 36.50 33.50 18.50 * Wed 22 Canterbury . 21.00 20.00 10.00 Sat 25 The London Film Location Tour-Guided Tour & Lunch . New 49.50 48.50 39.50 FromJamesBondtoBridgetJonesmeetourBlueBadgeTourGuidewhowillrevealfascinatin g factsabouthowfilminginLondonworks,whathoopsthefilmcompanieshavetomaketoclos e WestminsterBridgeorhave100nakedpeoplewalkdownOxfordSt.Youwillseewherethe moviestarsstayandmanyofLondon'sgreatestsights.EndingwithastopataiconicLondo n pubwhereyoucanbuydrinks.Lunchpriortotour Wed 29 Ideal Home Show .
34.00 33.00 26.50 * Wed 29 London Museums Science, V&A & Natural History . 20.00 19.00 10.00 * April Sat 01 Eastbourne - SEASIDE FAMILY SAVER . 21.50 20.50 12.50 Tue 04 Spalding & Springfield's Outlet Shopping & Gardens . 20.50 19.50 12.00 Fri 07 Adam Henson's Cotwolds Farm Park & Bourton on the Water . 32.00 30.00 23.50 CountryfilepresenterAdamHenson'sfatherfoundedtheparkin1971tohelpprotectsome ofourrarebreeds.YoumayevengettochattoAdam Sat 08 King Richard III Visitor Centre & free time in Leicester . 29.50 29.00 17.50 * DiscoverthecontroversialstoryofEngland'sLostKing.Hisremainswerediscoveredin 2012 theGreyFriarscarpark.WhynottakeastrolltotheCathedraljust100yardsawaytoseeth e Kingsfinalrestingplace(entrynotincluded) Sat 08 Leicester .
22.50 21.50 12.00 * Sat 08 National Space Centre - Leicester . 35.50 33.50 23.50 * Sun 09 London Eye & Thames River Cruise . New 54.50 53.50 32.50 * Sun 09 London Southbank . New 21.00 20.00 12.50 * DropoffattheSouthbankneartheLondonEyeforafreedaytoexplore Fri 14 Peterborough Festival of Antiques . New 28.50 27.50 20.00 * Over1000stallsmakingthisoneofthelargestantiquefairsinthecountry Fri 14 Peterborough . 20.50 19.50 12.00 * Sat 15 Southend - Seaside Family Saver . 21.50 20.50 12.00 WhynotmakeyourwaytoBargePiertoseethebreathtakingWaveofPoppieswhichwere featuredattheTowerofLondon Thu 20 Rye & Tenterden .
New 22.00 21.00 15.00 Weridethroughthe'GardenofEngland'tovisitRyewhichisoneofthemost picturesque townsinEngland,beforeashortvisittoTenterden Sat 22 Clacton - SEASIDE FAMILY SAVER . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 22 Walton on the Naze - SEASIDE FAMILY SAVER . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Buy 2 adult tickets, get two child places free Sun 23 Jane Austen's House Museum & Winchester . New 30.50 29.50 19.50 Mon 24 St Ives & Ely . New 20.50 19.50 12.00 E E E E E E E E E F E
Notes Destination ADT £ CHD £ SNR £ E Ent Inc Food Inc F Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 8 Further information on our excursions can be found on our website www.theobolds.com April Continued Wed 26 Arundel . 21.50 20.50 15.00 * Wed 26 Tulips at Arundel Castle . 38.50 37.00 24.00 * Wed 26 Littlehampton . 21.50 20.50 15.00 * Sat 29 Skegness - SEASIDE FAMILY SAVER . 22.00 21.00 15.00 Buy 2 adult tickets, get two child places free Sun 30 Bakewell Food Festival . New 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Thestreetsofthisbeautifulandhistoricriversidemarkettownwillagainbefilled withaneclecticmixofover50stallswiththefocusofcourse,beingonfoodanddrink.
Sun 30 Bakewell . 22.00 21.00 15.00 May Tue 02 Oxford & Waterperry Gardens . New 29.50 28.50 15.00 Fri 05 Maldon . 22.00 21.00 15.00 ThiscornerofEssexisfullofcharm,history&beauty.Mostfamousforitsmaritimeherit age. Offeringwonderfulscenery,individualshopsandtheHytheQuaywheremanyofthe Thamessailingbargesaremoored.
Sat 06 Southwold . 22.00 21.00 15.00 Sun 07 Bournemouth . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sun 07 Christchurch . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sun 07 Christchurch - International Food Market . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * TheHighStreetisfilledwithover100stallssellingawiderangeoffoods. Wed 10 Kings Lynn . 22.00 21.00 15.00 Sat 13 Poole . 22.50 21.50 15.00 * Sat 13 Poole Harbour Cruise . 33.00 32.00 25.00 * Sun 14 Derbyshire Dales . 22.50 21.50 15.00 Picturesquevillages&stunningscenerytheDerbyshireDaleshasitall. Wed 17 Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew . 36.50 34.50 18.50 * includesentrytothePalace&Gardens Wed 17 Kew Palace .
36.50 34.50 18.50 * includesentrytothePalace&Gardens Fri 19 The National Flower Show - Hylands House Chelmsford . New 32.50 30.50 19.00 * Adelightforgardenersandflowerlovers.TheGrandFloralPavilionwillbepackedwitht he UK’sfinestnurseries,growersandplantexperts.Includesentrytotheparks&gardens Fri 19 Chelmsford . 22.50 21.50 15.00 * Sat 20 De Panne & Adinkerke by Tunnel . 43.50 43.50 Sun 21 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Stratford . 21.50 20.50 12.00 * PreviouslythesiteoftheLondon2012OlympicGames,theParkisnowopentothepublic andisalreadycomingaliveasvisitorsexploreitsuniqueparklands,waterways,venues andattractions.
Sun 21 Westfield Shopping Centre - Stratford . 21.50 20.50 12.00 * Thu 25 St Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital & The Horse Trust . New 32.50 31.50 22.50 FirstavisttoTiggywinklesforawalkaroundthevisitorcentreandmeet aresident hedgehogandsomeofthepatients.Thereisacoffeeshopservinglimitedsandwiches, snacks&hotdrinks.ThenitisofftotheRestforHorses,aretirementhomeforhorsesfrom theMilitary, Police&RoyalMews.Setin200acresandcaringforover100horses,ponies&donkeys. Sat 27 Great Yarmouth . 22.50 22.50 16.50 Sun 28 Gloucester Tall Ships Festival . 25.50 24.50 18.00 * IncludesaccesstotheTallshipsFestival/Dockssite,notaccessontheships.
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Notes Destination ADT £ CHD £ SNR £ E Ent Inc Food Inc F Book online: www.theobolds.com or call 01582 60 00 00 (All holidays and day trips are subject to availability) 9 Further information on our excursions can be found on our website www.theobolds.com May Continued Sun 28 Gloucester Quays for shopping & antiques . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Wed 31 Royal Windsor . 21.50 20.50 15.00 * Wed 31 Windsor Castle . 41.50 39.00 26.50 * Theoldestandlargestoccupiedcastleintheworld June Sat 03 Great Yarmouth . 22.50 22.50 16.50 * Sun 04 Strictly's Kevin & Karen Dance . New 66.50 65.50 58.00 * JoinStrictly'ssweetheartsontheirfirsttour.Asultry,hip-swingingjourneythroug htheWaltz, ChaCha,FoxTrot,Tango&Salsa.Ahighenergyshowfilledwithsassytunes,sparkling costumesanda12pieceshowband.3.00pmperformance.(BOOKEARLY-LIMITEDAMOUNTOFTIC KETS) Sun 04 Southend .
21.50 20.50 15.00 * Tue 06 Melton Mowbray & Rutland Water Cruise . New 30.50 29.50 20.50 FreetimeinMeltonMowbaybeforeheadingtoRutlandWaterforaCruiseontheRutlandBell e Sat 10 RHS Chatworth House Flower Show . New 54.50 53.00 18.00 * AnewannualRHSFlowerShowwhichwilltakeplaceonthebeautiful1,000-acreparkland oftheDukeofDevonshire’s300-year-oldhomeinDerbyshire’sPeakDistrict. Sat 10 Bakewell . 22.00 21.00 15.50 * Sun 11 Epping Ongar Railway . New 37.50 35.50 22.50 * Stepbackintimeandexperiencetheromanceoftravelinbygonetimesasyoupassthrough thepicturesquecountryside,beautifulforestandhistorictowns.Enjoyunlimitedtra velonthe longestheritagerailwayinEssexReturnviaCrewsHill Sun 11 Crews Hill Garden Centres .
22.00 21.00 15.00 * Thu 15 BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC Birmingham . 39.50 38.50 33.00 * Thu 15 BBC Good Food Show Summer Live at the NEC Birmingham . 39.50 38.50 33.00 * Thu 15 Birmingham Bullring Shopping . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 17 Margate . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 17 Ramsgate . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 17 Broadstairs . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sun 18 Brighton . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sun 18 Worthing . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 24 Portsmouth . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 24 Southsea . 22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sat 24 Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyards . New 39.00 38.00 28.00 * Thenewlookmuseumwillnowprovidepanoramicviewsoftheshipfromninegalleries throughfloortoceilingwindowsthatrunparalleltothelowerandmaindecks.Thisisthe only16thcenturywarshipondisplayintheworld Sun 25 Camden Lock Market .
22.00 21.00 15.00 * Sun 25 London's Hidden Waterway Cruise & Camden Lock Market . 34.50 32.50 22.50 * AtranquiloasisintheheartofLondon'sbustlingCamdenLock,enjoya90minutecruise throughLondonZoo,RegentsPark,RobertBrowning'sIsland&LittleVenice. Wed 28 Worcester . 22.50 21.50 15.50 * Wed 28 Worcester & River Severn Cruise . New 29.00 28.00 19.50 * FreetimeinWorcesterfollowedbya45minuterivercruise E E E E E E E E E E