Luxury Coach Holidays for UK & Europe

Luxury Coach Holidays for UK & Europe

Luxury Coach Holidays for UK & Europe

Luxury Coach Holidays for UK & Europe 2015 Door-to-Door Service available Free Pick-Ups Multi-Booking Discount A chance to win £200 worth of Holiday Vouchers Est.1928 www.bowensholidays.com Book before 31st January for £10 Discount New Areas Covered

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Carlyon Bay p28 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 2 We are very grateful and appreciate your support during the 2014 season. We hope that the changes we make for 2015 will further demonstrate our ethos of providing good quality, hassle free, value for money package holidays. Due to popular demand from other areas in the West Midlands, we will provide a door-to-door pick up service with our Mercedes 8-seat vehicles, from new pick up points across the region. The collection time for all of our tours will be kept to a minimum before departing. Our helpful staff will be on hand to assist you with your baggage at departure and on arrival at your destination.

You’ll find several exciting new tours that have been introduced, with an extensive range of excursions and itineraries. In addition, we’re offering you a great choice of hotels with brands you’ll recognise, including; Brend, The Marriott, The Best Inn, The Dutchy and the Oceana, to enhance your comfort and pleasure. A number of new destinations are available for our very popular short break holidays, along with singles holidays. The Day Trip and Short Breaks Brochure will be available soon, and will have a great selection of day trips to places like Blackpool, Llandudno and Snowdonia.

New for 2015! The Bowens Holidays Loyalty Card Scheme – the card is issued free of charge to each customer upon their first booking. With this card you can obtain a £10 discount on each subsequent holiday booked with our Halesowen office. For short breaks the discount will be £5 off your next booking. All of our holidays can be reserved with a low deposit, followed by instalments at no extra cost. Our mission is simple – Customer Satisfaction. Kind regards The Bowens Team Barnstaple p7 Royal Hotel p8 Headland p35 Queens p27 Cumberland p10 Ocean View p20 A sample of Luxury Hotels for your enjoyment... BREND GROUP OF HOTELS DUCHY HOTELS OCEANA HOTELS Imperial p12 Burnside Hotel p11 Lansdowne p12 BEST INN HOTELS HOLDSWORTH HOTELS Marriott p40 Mercure p26 Copthorne p38 Bridgewood p21 FOUR STAR HOTELS

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 3 Loyalty Club Card 14 Peckingham Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3AN Tel: 0121 559 1237 Web: www.bowensholidays.com Holidays We are delighted to introduce our NEW LOYALTY CLUB CARD SCHEME for all our regular and new customers. This card will be supplied to all travellers when a holiday is purchased. Subsequently this card can be used to receive a discount of £10 on all future holidays and £5 on a short break holiday. This is only available on holidays that are operated by Bowens and booked by our staff at our Halesowen office. Loyalty Club Card 14 Peckingham Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3AN Tel: 0121 559 1237 Web: www.bowensholidays.com Holidays Card No . . Name . . Address . . 1234 567 89 Paul Smith 10 Park Road Group Discount We offer generous discounts for group bookings, please enquire about this with our staff at Halesowen office. Your Holiday Discount Voucher Make use of Early Bookings and the Loyalty Card to receive a discount of up to £20 off your holidays. You can use the Loyalty Card and Early Booking for multi number of holidays.

A draw is made from all the Loyalty Card Numbers twice a year. 30th June and 28th November 2015 at our office in Halesowen (all invited). The person will receive a £200 Bowens Holidays Voucher which can be used on any future holidays operated by Bowens Holidays. Discount Voucher Holidays £200 Visit our website for the most up to date holidays and offers... www.bowensholidays.com Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 3

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 4 Contents Introduction 2 – 3 Contents 4 Destinations Map 5 Local Joining Points 6 England & Wales Barnstaple 7 Bideford 8 Boats & Gardens of North Wales 9 Bournemouth 10 Cumbria & Lake District 11 Eastbourne 12 Falmouth 13 Gems of Durham & Northumberland 14 Harrogate & Bronte Country 15 Hereford 16 Ilfracombe 17 Isle of Man 18 Isles of Scilly 19 Isle of Wight 20 Kent Castles & Cathedrals 21 Liverpool 22 Llandudno 23 Lytham St Annes 24 Newquay 25 Norfolk ... a Royal Treat 26 Paignton 27 St Austell 28 Scarborough 29 Sidmouth 30 Skegness 31 Tenby 32 The Best of Cornwall in a Weekend 33 Torquay 34 Trains of North Wales 35 Weston-super-Mare 36 Weymouth 37 Windsor & The Chelsea Pensioners 38 York 39 Yorkshire Rail & Sail 40 Scotland Edinburgh Tattoo 41 Hebridean Highlights 42 Skye & Hebrides 42 Northumbria & Scottish Railway 43 Orkney & Shetland Minicruise 43 Railways & Scotland’s Natural Wonders 44 Romantic Highland Railways 44 Royal Scotland Safari 45 Scotland Top to Bottom 45 Scotland’s Hidden Railways 46 Skye, Mull & Arran 46 Stirling, Edinburgh & Inveraray 47 Waterways of Scotland 47 Wonders of Scotland 48 Ireland Donegal Delights 48 The Essence of Ireland 49 Hidden Ireland 49 Killarney & The Ring of Kerry 50 Irish Melody 50 Europe Lake Annecy & Geneva 51 Austrian Lakes & Vienna 51 The Black Forest Hideaway, Treiberg & Titisee 52 Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre & Portofino 52 Delightful Dutch Bulbfields & Ostend 53 Fuschl, Austrian Lakes & Salzburg 53 Lake Como, The Italian Lakes & Switzerland 54 Lake Garda, The Dolomites & Venice 54 Lakes & Mountains of Switzerland 55 Classical Italy, Lake Maggiore & Milan 55 Lourdes & Paris 56 Menton 56 Ostend, Ypres & WWI Battlefields 57 Sights & Sounds of Paris 57 Imperial Cities 58 Rhine & Moselle Valleys 58 San Remo, Monte Carlo & Monaco 59 Undiscovered Spain 59 Spain - Bay of Roses 60 St Anton & The Austrian Tyrol 60 Tuscany & The Italian Riviera 61 Austrian Winter Wonderland in the Tyrol 61 Short, Twin & Festive Breaks Singles 62 – 63 Day Trips 64 – 65 Short Breaks 66 – 67 Twin Breaks 68 – 69 Twin Festive Breaks 70 – 71 Festive Breaks 72 – 74 Terms & Conditions 75

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 5 2015 Destinations l l l l l Falmouth Looe l Sidmouth Torquay l Weston-super-Mare l Bath l Snowdonia Morecambe l l Windsor l Hereford l Barnstaple l Liverpool l Isle of Man l Lake District l Donegal l Killarney l Harrogate l Eastbourne l Isle of Wight l Oxford Scilly Isles l Scarborough l Edinburgh l Shetland Islands l Northumbria l Durham l Whitby l Hull l Chatham l Canterbury l Brighton l Stirling l Fort William l Orkneys l Isle of Skye l Skegness York l Inverarary l Arran l Isle of Mull l Llandudno l Dublin l Wicklow l Lythan St Annes l Bournemouth l Weymouth Norwich l Ilfracombe l Bideford l Tenby l Newquay l St Austell l Paignton FRANCE SPAIN SPAIN IRELAND UNITED KINGDOM BELGIUM GERMANY AUSTRIA ITALY SWITZERLAND FRANCE SPAIN IRELAND UNITED KINGDOM BELGIUM GERMANY AUSTRIA ITALY SWITZERLAND l Ripon

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 6 Bowens offers Coach seating with Air- conditioning and wash room / W.C. on all tour coaches Reserved coach seats on main tour coach at time of booking Regular comfort stops en route Home pick up service available Excellent selection of great value quality checked hotels All Hotel stays are half board unless stated. Friendly drivers & porterage services to help with your luggage Pay in convenient instalments at no extra cost All holidays are protected under the fair trade condition for passengers financial protection.

Friendly & informed reservations staff to take care of all your booking arrangements Full group booking service with great offers for group organisers Travel with Bowens A6 Toll M6 M6 M5 1 5 3 16 14 21 25 29 26 10 13 4 34 7 6 33 27 8 36 30 12 11 32 2 35 22 M5 M42 M42 M42 BIRMINGHAM Wolverhampton Stourbridge Halesowen Solihull Shirley Acocks Green Maypole Rednal Walsall Dudley Sutton Coldfield Great Barr Erdington West Bromwich Bilston Sedgley Aldridge Smethwick Bearwood City Centre Yardley Castle Bromwich Chemsley Wood Blackheath Kingstanding Washwood Heath Moseley 17 Kings Heath 15 Sheldon 24 23 Selly Oak Northfield 18 Perry Barr 20 Tipton 31 Old Hill 19 Cradley 9 Stonecross 28 SAVE MONEY AND USE ONE OF OUR FREE LOCAL JOINING POINTS FOR NON-DOOR TO DOOR TOURS 1 ACOCKS GREEN: Near Jeffries Hardware Store, Shirley Road, Birmingham B27 7XU 2 ALDRIDGE: Bus stop near Post Office, Northgate WS9 8PL 3 BEARWOOD: Bus Stop Layby near Coffee, 14 Hagley Road West, Birmingham B67 5DP 4 BILSTON: Bus Stop Wellington Road near Prouds Lane, Wolverhampton WV14 6AA 5 BLACKHEATH: Bus Stop near Market Long Lane, Sandwell B65 0HT 6 CASTLE BROMWICH: Bus Stop near Morrisons, Chester Road, Birmingham B36 0JG 7 CHELMSLEY WOOD: Bus Stop, 46 Chelmsley Circle by Shopping Centre opp KFC, Birmingham B37 5UH 8 CITY CENTRE: Bus Stop near steps side of Town Hall, Paradise Circus, Birmingham B3 3DQ 9 CRADLEY: Bus Stop near Labour Club, Wilson Hall, Dudley B63 2BU 10 DUDLEY: Bus Stop near Zoo, Castle Hill, Dudley DY1 4FQ 11 ERDINGTON: Six Ways Bus Stop near Big Johns, Sutton New Road, Birmingham B23 6TJ 12 GREAT BARR: Bus Stop near Post Office, 30-32 Newton Road, Birmingham B43 6BW 13 HALESOWEN: Opposite Bus Station, Church Croft, Dudley B63 4AQ 14 KINGSTANDING: Bus Stop near Library, Kingstanding Road, Birmingham B44 9ST 15 KINGS HEATH: Peartree PH, Alcester Road South, Birmingham B14 7JQ 16 MAYPOLE: Bus Stop near Co-op Supermarket, Alcester Road South, Birmingham B14 5JA 17 MOSELEY: The Junction PH, 1-6 Salisbury House, Alcester Road Birmingham B13 8JE 18 NORTHFIELD: Near Boots Chemist, 750 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2NN 19 OLD HILL: Bus stop near to KFC, Halesowen Road, Sandwell B64 5LS 20 PERRY BAR: Bus Stop near United Travel, Birchfield Road, Birmingham B20 3BJ 21 REDNAL: British Legion Club, Legion Road, Birmingham B45 9HU 22 SEDGLEY: Bus Stop Concord Market, Dudley Street, Dudley DY3 1SE 23 SELLY OAK: Bus Stop Near Dixons Estate Agents, Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6HW 24 SHELDON: Bus Stop, opposite Barclays Bank, 11 Sheaf Lane, Birmingham B26 3EF 25 SHIRLEY: Majestic Wines, Haslucks Road, Shirley, West Midlands B90 2LL 26 SMETHWICK: Bus Stop High Street, Bus stop near Blue Gates PH, Sandwell B66 1AA 27 SOLIHULL: Bus Station, O’Neil’s Popular Road 28 STONECROSS: Bus Stop, Ladbrokes, 283 Stonecross, Walsall Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell B71 3LN 29 STOURBRIDGE: Last Bus Coach Station before Ring Road, Birmingham Street, Dudley, 30 SUTTON COLDFIELD: Bus stop near Mcdonalds, Lower Parade, Birmingham BY8 1JE 31 TIPTON: Bus stop near 69 Owen Street, Dudley DY4 8ES 32 WALSALL: Bus Stop near Furniture and Electrical, Bradford Place WS1 1PB 33 WASHWOOD HEATH: Bus Stop near Aldi, Stetchford Lane, Birmingham B8 2AN 34 WEST BROMWICH: New Street, West Bromwich, Sandwell B70 7PG 35 WOLVERHAMPTON: Coach Station, Faulkland Street, WV1 1JX 36 YARDLEY: Bus stop near Tesco Extra, Church Road, Birmingham B25 8XE NEW Door to Door Service now available £30 single per person Covering: Tamworth, Nuneaton, Coventry , Balsall Common, Dorridge, Knowle, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Stourport, Droitwich & Worcester. Within the shaded area on the map £15 single per person For your convenience USE our DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE TO JOIN THE TOUR COACH Customers with electric scooters must notify in advance and if it can be fitted into the minibus. Minimum numbers per stop apply.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 7 Barnstaple Hotel HHH Barnstaple Lynmouth Tewkesbury Abbey The Barnstaple Hotel is part of The Brend Group, renowned for their excellent service. This modern and comfortable luxury hotel has outstanding leisure facilities, including two swimming pools at the spectacular on-site Barnstaple leisure club. It is just a short stroll from the centre of Barnstaple. The team of chefs are highly creative and take pride in serving you mouth- watering cuisine No lift but rooms available on ground floor. Tour BARN5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 11th May 5 Days £399 Supplements: Single Person £100 Barnstaple is a former river port and is the premier town in North Devon where you’ll find great bars, great restaurants and big name high street shopping. But that’s not all that makes Barnstaple special. There are the independent boutique shops within the town, the proud local food producers selling their delicious delicacies in the Pannier Market and, of course, the town’s colourful history. It’s this mix of new and old, of modern and traditional that’s behind Barnstaple’s charm.

Day1 - The tour starts with a visit to the medieval town of Tewkesbury. This historic Abbey is well worth a visit along with shops or a stroll along the River Seven. The next stop is at Taunton where there is time to enjoy the surrounding area for a spot of shopping and enjoy a lunch break. Day2 - Why not enjoy your free time with a visit to Pannier Market with its huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much more. In the afternoon visit the famous Barnstaple Heritage Centre that exhibits the history from medieval time to present day (admission Included).

Day3 - Today travel through scenic Exmoor to the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, known as the Little Switzerland of England. The Victorians made holiday centres of the town and opened a cliff railway in 1890 to connect Lynmouth to Lynton creating some stunning views. Also visit the flourishing holiday resort of Combe Martin. Combe Martin was once a very prosperous harbour, exporting locally grown strawberries and hemp. This coastal area was also important for precious metals including silver, ensuring that the mining industry flourished here in the 16th Century. Day4 - After a hearty breakfast, we visit Clovelly. This unique, historic fishing village is famous the world over. There is no traffic on the cobbled street, which winds its way down a cleft in a 400ft cliff between carefully preserved, flower – festooned cottages to a tiny working 14th century port. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the RHS Garden Rosemoor. Spanning 65 acres, Rosemoor is set in the beautiful Torridge Valley. The stunning gardens include Lady Anne’s original garden, the arboretum and the cottage garden plus woodland walks offer interesting glimpse of local wildlife and wild flowers (admission Included) Day5 - Return via Weston-super-Mare with a break for lunch and then continue our journey home. Exmoor BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

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8 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Bideford Gloucester Docks Royal Hotel HHH The Royal Hotel is part of the Brend Hotels collection, which has an unrivalled reputation for luxury hotels in Devon and Cornwall. At the Royal Hotel, you will enjoy the warm hospitality and excellent service that comes with generations of experience. Complementary use of the indoor and outdoor heated pool. The talented team of chefs create exquisite dishes for you to enjoy, complemented by a fine selection of wines. Tour BIDE5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 8th June 5 Days £379 Supplements: Single Person £40 Make Bideford your base and you’ll have the best in pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate. It is a perfect place for a spot of retail therapy and if you fancy a spot of brand name shopping head out of town to the Atlantic Village outlet for bargains galore. There are lanes lined with quirky little shops packed with all manner of interesting items, and when it’s time for a break you can stop at one of the many pavement cafes for a coffee and a pasty. Day1 - Start your experience with a visit to the famous city of Gloucester, visit the historic docks, followed by a visit to the Cathedral. Our journey continues with a stop at a small village of Tiverton for a short break and then continues to our hotel.

Day2 - Why not enjoy your free time with a visit to Pannier Market with its huge range of exciting fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, a fantastic range of antiques and collectables for all those Bargain Hunters among you and much more. In the afternoon we travel to Great Torrington with a visit to Rosemoor Gardens (admission included). OR Optional extra excursion for a Lundy Island cruise. Day3 - We will have a scenic drive to Bude where there is a wide variety of attractions such as Hartland Abbey and Gardens and Tapeley Park, a magical balance of nature and nurture (admissions included).

Day4 - Start with a trip to Barnstaple and then continue to the Mort Bay to visit Croyde and Woolacombe. There is so much to do to keep you amused. There are excellent shops and award winning beaches with miles of golden sands to encourage a laid back atmosphere. Day5 - Return via Exeter and continue with a lunch break at Weston-super-Mare. Exeter Cathedral Bude BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

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9 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Thomas Telford Aqueduct Portmeirion North Wales has a number of gardens with spectacular views, which are well known. In this tour we will bring the charm and beauty of nature in full colour bloom. Day1 - We take a leisurely drive to Trevor to board the horse drawn boat to see the Horseshoe Falls and travel across the Thomas Telford Aqueduct. This is a 2 hour ride which is peaceful, relaxing and scenic. There is some free time to enjoy in Llangollen before we make our journey to the hotel. (Admission included) Day2 - Free day to enjoy in Llandudno or visit Plas Newydd gardens where you will find the fine spring gardens and Australian arboretum. The estate also holds the largest collection of Rex Whistler works and Military Museum (admission included).

Day3 - Travel to Bodnant Gardens to lose yourself in the awesome beauty. Enjoy the sights, sounds and fragrances that you will remember, from the huge variety of plants, ponds, wildlife to the mighty mountains beyond. An endeavour has been made at Bodnant Garden to grow a wide range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world, particularly China, North America, Europe and Japan. The garden will interest amateur and professional gardeners, artist, photographers and families. Please note that although some areas are flat, there will be many hilly areas. In the afternoon we continue to Betws-y-Coed for some free time and enjoy the scenic village with wonderful array of shops (admission included).

Day4 - We travel to the seaside town of Porthmadog where we will enjoy some free time and then continue to Portmerion. This popular tourist resort was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in an Italian village style. This unique and dreamlike setting is built on its own peninsular on the southern setting shores of Snowdonia, the gardens are beautifully designed. The famous TV series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed at this resort. In the afternoon we take a train ride on the Ffestiniog Railway before departing back to the hotel (admission included). Day 5 -Return journey via Tatton Park, which is one of the UK’s most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-classical Mansions, and 50 acres of Landscape gardens, a rare-breed farm, and 1000 acres of deer park. The gardens are known for their remarkable glasshouse and the Japanese Garden which is considered the finest in Europe (admission included). Boats & Gardens of North Wales Four Oaks Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is one of the largest seafront hotels in Llandudno, located on the beautiful North West region of North Wales, that has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food. Tour BGNW6 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 29th Jun 5 Days £329 Supplements: Limited Singles Nil Sea View Supp. Tatton Park BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

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10 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Supplements: Limited Single person Nil Cumberland Hotel HHH Located on the seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay, the Cumberland Hotel part of the Oceana Hotel is a modern resort style hotel that has achieved one of Bournemouth's highest hotel ratings for their service. The Cumberland Bournemouth offers comfortable, modern 3 star bedrooms equipped to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. Tour BOUR3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 16th Jan 3 Days £149 2nd Oct 3 Days £159 Tour BOUR5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 22nd Feb 5 Days £275 16th Mar 5 Days £289 13th Apr 5 Days £299 25th May 5 Days £319 Limited Single Supplement: Nil. *Turkey and Tinsel Departure Dates Prices 14th Jun 5 Days £339 13th Jul 5 Days £349 28th Sep 5 Days £339 9th Nov 5 Days £329 Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resorts attracting millions per year, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large coastal resort on the south sea directly to the east of Jurassic Coast which is seven miles long of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite beach holiday. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants.

3 Day Tour Day1 - On our journey we will stop at Winchester where you can explore more than 1000 years of medieval history and delve into the 12th century wall painting and carvings of the Cathedral to view the Illuminated Bible. We also visit the statue of King Alfred the Great in Broadway. Day2 - Today there is free time so why not visit the beach for a stroll and then continue to the 6D cinema with the enhanced simulator experience – the only one of its kind in the UK. There are plenty of other things to see: visit the modern boutiques, which include various places to eat. Take a stroll along the promenade or visit the Pavilion Theatre where they have live shows suitable for all tastes. Day3 - Our morning starts with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral. Discover over 750 years of history including Britain’s tallest spire, the world’s best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe’s oldest working clock on a private tour with one of the cathedral’s volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain’s finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral.

5 Day Tour Day1 - 2 As 3 Day Tour. Day3 - Visit to Poole Harbour to board the Dorset Cruise to Swanage and sail past the Brownesea Island and Old Harry Rocks to take in the views of the Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO heritage site. Then we board the steam railway to visit Corfe Castle where you can visit the model village, museum or walk around the castle (admissions included). Day4 - The trip starts with Christchurch to visit the harbour and quay. Then a scenic drive though the New Forest to Lyndhurst. Continue to Lymington, the capital of the New Forest where you can explore a wide range of shops, cosy tea rooms, old world pubs and cafes and mostly to enjoy the views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Day5 - Our morning starts with a visit to Salisbury Cathedral. Discover over 750 years of history including Britain’s tallest spire, the world’s best preserved original Magna Carta and Europe’s oldest working clock on a private tour with one of the cathedral’s volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258, in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain’s finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. After lunch in Salisbury, our afternoon takes us to a World Heritage Site, the great stone circle of Stonehenge, an exceptional survivor from lost prehistoric cultures. This powerful monument to the Stone and Bronze Age is a must see attractions for all visitors (admission included). Bournemouth Winchester Salisbury Cathedral BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW HOTEL

11 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com The Best Western Burnside Hotel HHH Ullswater Grasmere This hotel is one of the finest Lake District Hotels located in the heart of England’s beautiful Lake District National Park, set in mature gardens with views overlooking Lake Windermere and the surrounding Lakeland fells. The luxurious hotel is ideally situated just 300 metres from the steamer piers and bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, perfect for exploring the many historic, cultural and contemporary attractions within the Lake District. Wine, dine and unwind at one of the restaurants offering delicious food served by friendly and welcoming staff. Tour CUMB5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 24th Aug 5 Days £419 Supplements: Single Room £100 Enjoy the Lake District - England’s only true mountain region boasting a national park covering 885 square miles, so there is no better place to escape to. The Lakes are a popular holiday destination for a quiet retreat with picturesque views and a tranquil setting. Lakeland is famous not only for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth. Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. Why not visit Cumbria for the famous Laurel and Hardy Museum, which is actually the birthplace of Stan Laurel. Also visit the beautiful Muncaster Castle and Lowther Castle.

Day1 - A visit to Southport, which is bursting with things to do to keep you entertained with miles of golden sand and beautiful parks to enjoy your lunch break. Day2 - Enjoy a morning visit to the charming village of Grasmere, home to the romantic poet Wordsworth. Afterwards spend some free time in the picturesque village of Hawkeshead, famous for its local resident Beatrix Potter. Take a scenic drive along the beautiful lake of Coniston Water, the inspiration for the Arthur Ransome novel Swallows and Amazons. Arrive at Haverwaite Railway Station and board the steam train for a short journey though the Leven Valley to Lake Windermere, followed by a 10 mile cruise up the lake to Bowness, a popular lakeside holiday town. Spend free time exploiting or take an optional visit to the world of Beatrix Potter Attraction. (train ride and boat included).

Day3 - Start the day with a relaxing morning ‘steamer’ cruise spectacular Ullswater. Renamed the Dark Lake an Arthurian legend, Ullswater still holds many a secret today, with Helvellyn dominating the landscape. Afterwards head for Keswick (boat admission included). Day4 - The highlight of today will be a visit to the world famous Laurel & Hardy Museum in Ulverston. Learn about the life and times of Stan and Ollie the world famous comedy stars of 1930s. Laugh and cry at their comedy antics, which will bring pleasure to all both young and old.

Day5 - Today we explore the historic City of Lancaster with its castle and museums. Later travel to nearby Morecambe and enjoy the truly remarkable coastline with over 120 square miles of sand. Take a relaxing walk along the Stone Jetty, which has been transformed into a place of fun and artistic beauty. Of course a visit to The Eric Morecambe Statue is a must for any visitor to the town, set in gardens surrounded by words and phrases relating to the much loved and missed comedy due, Morecambe and Wise. Cumbria & Lake District BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

12 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Eastbourne Eastbourne is bursting with so many things to do and see: there are plenty of attractions and fun things to do for all ages such as The Victorian pier, which was built in the 1870s, explore the area’s history by visiting the 1066 castle, and the museum and art galleries. You can relax and unwind by visiting its magnificent award winning beaches and enjoy the fantastic views. 5 Day Tour Day1 - Leisurely drive via Windsor reaching the hotel in the afternoon to relax before dinner. Day2 - Visit to Rye, one of the best preserved medieval towns in England. Spend free time discovering its architectural treasures and narrow passageways. On to Battle to visit the 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield (admission included).

Day3 - Relax and enjoy the town of Eastbourne; well known for many public events, parks, traditional seaside attractions and cultural sightseeing, are among the few things on offer. Day4 - A visit to the city of Brighton where you can visit the Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museum (admission included), relax and stroll along the Brighton Pier. After lunch continue our journey along the coast and the South Downs and the return journey is via Lewes. Day5 - Return journey home via Oxford where we take a lunch break.

Tour EASTLAN5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 27th Apr 5 Days £299 14th Sep 5 days £299 Imperial Hotel HHH The Imperial is an impressive Victorian Hotel, full of character, situated at the end of Devonshire Place, across the road from the promenade and bandstand, perfect for an early evening stroll. The hotel offers a good standard of comfortable accommodation, relaxing lounge area and a large restaurant offering hearty, home cooked food. Tour EASTIMP5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 16th Mar 5 Days £199 18th May 5 Days £239 16th Nov 5 days £229 Tour EASTIMP/8 - Half Board Supplement: Single Nil; Sea View Single (per night) £7; Sea View Double (per night) £0 Supplement: Single Nil; Sea View Single (per night) £7; Sea View Double (per night) £15 Supplement: Limited Single NIL Supplement: Limited Single Nil The Landsdowne hotel is part of the Best Western Hotel Chains which is renowned for their excellent service, the hotel is situated on the seafront and offers live entertainment most evenings which also has 5 lounges and 3 restaurants. Landsdowne Hotel HHH 8 Day Tour Day1 - As 5 Day Tour – Day 1. Day2 - Free day to enjoy the area. Day3 - As 5 Day Tour – Day 2. Day4 & 5 - Relax and enjoy the town of Eastbourne; well known for many public events, parks, traditional seaside attractions and cultural sightseeing, are among the few things on offer. Day6 - Visit Tunbridge Wells to see the stately homes, castles, churches and gardens. The Chalybeate Spring that marks the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells is sure to quench your thirst after a stroll along the Pantiles the pretty colonnaded walkway. Day7 - Full day discovering the coastal resort of Brighton and all its fabulous attraction. Brighton is a rich mix of Regency heritage, specialist shopping and lively arts. In the afternoon visit the Royal Pavilion, one of the most exotic, extravagant royal places in Europe (admission included). Stroll along the Victorian Pier and beachfront where you can enjoy local stylish bars and Cafe’s. Day8 - Journey home via Oxford the City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over with its exquisite architecture and ancient university.

Tunbridge Wells Brighton Albany Lions HHH BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! Departure Dates Prices 13th Jun 8 Days £399 1st Aug 8 Days £399 30th Dec 4 Days £339

13 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Membly Hall Hotel HHH Eden Project St Ives Situated in one of the most picturesque regions of Cornwall, the Membly Hall Hotel occupies a sea front position affording splendid views of Falmouth Bay and the majestic Cornish coastline, from the Lizard to St. Anthony Lighthouse, divided only by the historic Pendennis Castle which dominates the entrance to Falmouth Harbour. Tour FALM3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 3rd Jul 3 Days £199 Tour FALM5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 27th Mar 5 Days £319 23rd Nov 5 Days £339 Supplements: Limited Single Supplement Nil Falmouth has the worlds third largest deep-water harbour and is the countrys first and last port. The view is outstanding along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Located on the outstanding South West Coast Path. The history of Falmouth is immense with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours, from the days of the Pocket Ships and Trafalgar Way. There are terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth with many of Cornwalls top attractions, walks and villages on the doorstep. There are castles, museums, galleries parks and plenty of boat trips to enjoy. 3 Day Tour Day1 - We take a leisurely drive to Falmouth with a lunch stop at Weston-super- Mare.

Day2 - Spend some time in Falmouth. known for its maritime heritage, Falmouth is famous for its outstanding Natural Beauty alongside the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Visit Trebah Gardens, a Cornish valley garden, rich and exotic blooms and vibrant tunnels of colour and even has its own private beach (admission included). Day3 - Take a ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway. This railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the train runs through some delightful Cornish scenery. (admission included) Lunch break in Exeter before return journey home. 5 Day Tour Day1 - 2 As 3 Day Tour. Day3 - Today, visit Cornwall’s most famous garden – the Eden Project. Experience the sights, smell and scale of rainforest in the Humid Tropics Biome – the world’s largest greenhouse – and discover the tropical plants that are used to produce everyday products. In the Warm Temperate Biome, travel to South Africa and California, as you amble amongst the orange and lemon trees, olive groves and gnarled vines. In the 30 acre Roofless Biome see hemp, sunflower and other plants (admission included) In the afternoon, why not visit the bustling city of Truro, which is recognised as Cornwall’s shopping capital, the city’s main capital attraction is the magnificent neo-gothic Truro Cathedral with its soaring spires and eye catching elegant beauty.

Day4 - Today, we visit St Michael’s Mount, one of England’s most famous and dramatic coastal attractions. This rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle and lovely subtropical hanging gardens. (admission included) in the afternoon take a short train journey to St Ives and lose yourself in the maze of narrow cobbled streets and alleyway of St Ives, bursting with galleries, craft shops and studios. Also visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens where sculptures by one of the country’s leading 20th century artists are exhibited in tranquil gardens.

Day5 - Take a ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway. This railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the train runs through some delightful Cornish scenery. (admission included) Lunch break in Exeter before return journey home . Falmouth BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

14 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Alnwick Castle Lindisfarne Island Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle HHH Gems of Durham & Northumbria The hotel is located in the heart of Jesmond, a chic and leafy area, only one mile from Newcastle city centre with a vibrant Newcastle and bar culture. The hotel combines Georgian architecture which hs undergone extensive refubishment and houses the Billabone Bistro. Tour GODN5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 6th Jul 5 Days £339 Northumberland is home to more castles than any other region in England. The gardens are both diverse and plentiful with stunning displays throughout the seasons. Durham City is another jewel in the crown of the area. Day1 - We have a leisurely drive with a lunch break in Leeds.

Day2 - A trip to Lindisfarne Priory, a castle perched on top of the rocky Holy Island, accessible only by a tidal causeway. This is a unique castle with a Gertrude Jekyll garden and a colony of grey seals. The journey continues with a scenic drive along the Northumberland coast with a stop in Bamburgh, a lovely village by the sea. Bamburgh is home to the impressive castle which has a rich orange red structure which can be seen from miles away. The view of the Farne Islands are very stunning (admission included).

Day3 - A visit to Alnwick where you will be inspired by the most exciting gardens developed in the last century. The inspiration of the Duchess of Northumberland, this fascinating garden features the Grand Cascade as its centre piece to create spellbinding water displays. The pergola-covered paths of the rose garden nestle alongside the ornamental garden, the Serpent Garden, Poison Garden and Bamboo Labyrinth as well as one the world’s largest tree houses (admission included). Day4 - In the morning we visit the iconic Durham Cathedral followed by a visit to Durham Castle which is one of England’s largest surviving Norman castles date from 1072 (admission included). In the afternoon we visit the Beamish Open Air Museum, a living, working experience of life as it was in the north in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times (admission included).

Day5 - Return home with a lunch break in Harrogate. Beamish Museum Supplements: Single £60 BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

15 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Harrogate & Bronte Country Harlow Carr The Yorkshire Hotel HHH A warm welcome awaits you at the Yorkshire Hotel centrally located in the historic town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Make yourself at home when staying at The Yorkshire Hotel, in the heart of Harrogate - the perfect base to explore Yorkshire and the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Our friendly team are on hand to help you discover what a holiday in Yorkshire is all about whether it be visiting glorious gardens, historic attractions. Tour HARR5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 6th Jul 5 Days £349 Supplements: Limited Singles Nil Harrogate is a Cathedral City, a Spa town, historic marketing towns, a World Heritage Site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within a few short miles of each other, the Harrogate district provides the perfect base for a varied holiday. Whether you love the great outdoors, prefer shopping, good food, history, art and culture, your passion is for gardens, you want white knuckle rides or a leisurely round of golf, we have it all and more besides. With so much to enjoy, it is easy to see why the area was voted the Happiest Place in Britain two years running. Day1 - Travel to Yorkshire and check into the hotel in the centre of Victorian spa town of Harrogate.

Day2 - The morning is free to explore the delights of Harrogate. We recommend a visit to the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. With its ornate fascia and delicious cakes, Betty’s is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee. Afterwards, visit the RHS garden at Harlow Carr. Celebrating over 60 years of history, the garden reflects the Yorkshire landscape and is dominated by stone, water and woodland. Together with the recent addition of an alpine house and learning centre, there are colourful borders, landscapes lawns and beautiful meadows (admission included).

Day3 - Visit the Howard Castle (admission included) one of the grandest private residences in Britain. This magnificent 18th century house is situated in breathtaking parkland, dotted with temples, lakes, statues and fountains as well as formal gardens. In the afternoon visit York City and the world famous Shambles and Minister. Day4 - Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire village this morning and explore this model industrial village built by Sir Titus Salt in the 19th century to house his employees at Salts Textile Mill. Local costumed characters lead a guided walk bringing the history of this remarkable village to life. This afternoon continue to Howarth for Bronte themed guided tour begin your tour in the church with a talk on the Bronte life story followed by a visit to the charming canal side village of Kildwick.

Day5 - Journey back to the Midlands with a stop at Wetherby. Castle Howard Betty’s Cate Tea Rooms BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

16 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Green Dragon Hotel Minnow Bridge Worcester This comfortable and traditional hotel is situated in the centre of Hereford across from the famous cathedral. The hotel bedrooms have private facilities, telephone, television, hairdryer, trouser press and complimentary tea and coffee. There is a lift which serves all floor and the John Spice’s restaurant and bar offers buffet style meals with a choice of both English and international cuisine. Porterage is also included.

Tour HERE5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 11th May 5 Days £279 7th Sep 5 Days £279 23rd Dec 5 Days £449* Supplements: Limited Single Nil. *Itinerary could change. Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Hertfordshire; it lies on the river Wye. Hereford is famous for its Cathedral, Museums and Gardens. It is also renowned for shopping such as boutiques, family-owned stores and specialist food stores. The thriving City of Hereford is situated on the banks of the beautiful River Wye, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is a great place to explore and enjoy whatever the time of year. Attractive alleyways and ancient courtyards surround the famous cathedral which stands on the banks of the River Wye. Close by in the cathedral library, you’ll find two of Britain’s most important treasures, the Medieval Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library. Day1 - The journey begins by travelling via the scenic route of Wyre Forest and then the Clee Hills to Ludlow. The town is situated on the River Teme and is full of medieval character with ruined castle and has one of the largest parish church in England.

Day2 - Free day to enjoy the historical sites of the city such as Hereford Cider Museum, the magnificent Cathedral, the old house or the wonderful Art Galley Museum. Day3 - Full day excursion with brief stop at Ledbury, which has a large number of timber framed buildings particularly the Market House built in 1617. Eastnor Castle has a prominent position 2 miles outside the town where we will take a short stop (admission included). In the afternoon we travel to Lydney Harbour and enjoy a scenic steam train ride on the Dean Forest Railway. We return via Monmouth where there is a unique 13th century Minnow Bridge crossing the River Minnow. Day4 - Full day excursion to Hay-on-Wye which is world re-owned for books and bookshops. The journey continues to Brecon famed for its ancient Cathedral and Museums. Our return journey to the hotel is through the beautiful Brecon Beacon National Park with a brief stop at Abergavenny.

Day5 - Return home via the historical medieval town of Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Seven. Lydney Harbour Hereford BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

17 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Ilfracombe The coastal town of Ilfracombe is a perfect location for North Devon holidays, with its whitewashed houses and grand Victorian villas, which also offers a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style. Its charming natural harbour and elegant Victorian architecture continue to make it as popular today as it has ever been. Ilfracombe is the “jewel” of the North Devon coast and a remarkable location for romantic getaways, family holidays and activity breaks.

Lynton Supplements: Limited Singles Nil Osborne Hotel The Osborne Hotel is ideally situated to explore all of which Ilfracombe has to offer, just a short walk from the town, shops, theatre, harbour and the famous Tunnels Beaches. Guests can take advantage of the hotels extensive facilities which include a ballroom, bar lounge, sauna, small games room, and a lift serving all floors. The hotel offers a traditional English breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Entertainment and Porterage are also included.

Tour ILFR5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 4th May 5 Days £259 27th Jul 5 Days £275 31st Aug 5 Days £275 Day1 - Start the visit with a brief stop at Tewkesbury and a lunch break at the Weston-super-Mare resort, and enjoy the golden beaches, continue the drive through Tiverton. Day2 - Why not enjoy your free time with a visit to the Ilfracombe Museum, or just relax on the golden sandy beaches. Day3 - Today travel through scenic Exmoor to the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, known as the Little Switzerland of England. The Victorians made holidays centres of the town and opened a cliff railway in 1890 to connect Lynmouth to Lynton creating some stunning views. Also visit the flourishing holiday resort of Combe Martin. Combe Martin was once a very prosperous harbour, exporting locally grown strawberries and hemp. This coastal area was also important for precious metal including silver, ensuring that the mining industry flourished here in the 16th Century.

Day4 - Our journey starts by visiting Bideford, where you can visit the Burton Art Gallery for a splash of culture and retail therapy, or head to Northam Burrows and discover why it’s designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. In the afternoon we will visit Tapeley Park and Gardens, The Gardens at Tapeley Park are a magical balance of nature and nurture. From the formal terraces to the natural grace of the Lake, it feeds the spirit and cleanses the heart of all who see it and experience its beauty. With thoughtful woodland walks, abundant organic vegetable gardens and surprising animal encounters, a day at Tapeley Park is truly a day to remember. (Admission Included) then making our way to Barnstaple. Day5 - Visit Tiverton Castle and drive along the Exe Valley and then continue a lunch break at Burnham On Sea (admission included).

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18 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Tour operated by Robinsons Holidays Hydro Hotel Isle of Man Castletown Harbour Snaefell Mountain Railway The well-established Hydro Hotel is situated on the beautiful Queen’s Promenade overlooking Douglas Bay, just a short walk to all the shops, pubs, attractions and the casino. Facilities at the hotel include a bar, WiFi and lift serving all floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making tray. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage and some entertainment in the summer months are also included.

Tour IOMA7 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 5th Apr 7 Days £459 14th Jun 7 Days £519 16th Aug 7 Days £519 27th Sep 7 Days £499 Supplements: Single Room £90 The Isle of Man is without doubt the most unusual destination in the British Isles, with a wonderfully preserved and totally unique heritage and culture. So different is the island that even some of its wildlife is indigenous, such as the Manx cat. The island is famous for its wonderful glens and mountains, dramatic coastlines and long sandy beaches. Amongst its many attractions, you’ll find enchanting medieval castles, ancient village churches, stately homes and beautiful parks and gardens.

Day1 - Depart for Heysham and the ferry crossing to the Isle of Man. Arrival in Douglas for 6 nights at the Hydro Hotel. Day2 - Day of leisure. Day3 - A full day excursion firstly visiting Laxey, home to the famous Laxey Wheel. We then continue our journey around the North of the Island passing Maughold and onto Ramsey with time available before concluding the day with a visit to Point of Ayre. Day4 - A full day tour via the Calf of Man before visiting Castletown and Cregneash. After leaving Cregneash, the journey continues to Port Erin for lunch (not included). Continue to Peel with time available for sightseeing before returning to Douglas late afternoon.

Day5 - Morning free in Douglas and in the afternoon, we take a ride on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, built in 1895 the railway runs from Laxey village to the summit of Snaefell, the Islands only mountain (fare included). Day6 - Day of leisure. Day7 - Ferry crossing back to Heysham and homeward journey. Great Laxey Wheel

19 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com Hugh Town, St Mary’s Tresco Abbey Gardens Bell Rock Hotel The Bell Rock Hotel is ideally situated on a level position, midway between Town Beach and Porthcressa Bay, close to all amenities, shops and entertainment. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and all bedrooms have private facilities, television, radio, hairdryer and complimentary tea and coffee. There is no lift at the hotel but lower floor rooms may be available on request. The hotel offers waiter served meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour IOSC7 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 3rd Jun 7 Days £899 Supplements: Single Room £90 Located just 28 miles off the south western tip of the Cornish Coast, lies the Isles of Scilly, one of Britain’s best kept secrets. With beautiful beaches and clear sea, the Isles bask in the Gulf Stream and as such enjoys a mild climate which provides a sub-tropical habitat for exotic plants and migrating birds and is an ideal getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle of the mainland.

Day1 - Travel to Truro and spend 1 night at the Merchant House Hotel in Truro. Day2 - Continue to Penzance for the morning sailing to St Mary’s and spend 4 nights at the Bell Rock Hotel. Day3 - Enjoy an introductory guided tour of St Mary’s with a local coach operator. A commentary will provide an insight into life on this, the largest island in the archipelago. The rest of the day is spent at leisure relaxing in the hotel pool or on the beach. Day4 - Spend the day exploring Hugh Town, the island’s ‘capital’. It is situated between two beaches and is home to a variety of shops, art and craft galleries and restaurants. In the afternoon, enjoy a stroll along the garrison walls, high above the town or simply relax on Porthcressa or Town Beach.

Day5 - Another day at leisure enjoying the nature trail and coastal paths of St Mary’s. Day6 - Sadly it’s time to leave the tranquillity of the island and return to the mainland on the afternoon ferry back to Penzance. Continue to Truro for 1 night at the Merchant House Hotel. Day7 - Return journey. Cornwall’s Castle, Tresco Isles of Scilly Tour operated by Robinsons Holidays

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 20 Isle of Wight Superbly situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, with easy level walking along the broad promenades and sea wall. Safe bathing and a mild climate provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday, where you will find deckchairs, beach huts, water sports and the pier, dating from 1879 which now provides all weather amusements. 8 Day Tour Day1 - 3 As 5 Day Tour Day4 & 5 - Your free time to enjoy the resort. Day6 - An excursion firstly to Cowes, the yachting capital of the Island, before a visit to Queen Victoria’s seaside retreat (admission included).

Day7 - An excursion to Rosemary Vineyard - one of the largest producers of English wine, covering 30 acres it is ideally placed to make the most of the mild Island climate.There is a guided tour of the winery to explain the art of wine making. Day8 - After a ferry ride enjoy some free time in Portsmouth to visit the historic sites and a lunch break, continue your journey back to the Midlands 5 Day Tour Day1 - Leisurely drive to Portsmouth with lunch breaks en-route. Take the ferry to the Isle of Wight Day2 - Your free time to enjoy the resort. Day3 - A full day island tour, starting with the attractive village of Godshill with its thatched cottages. Continue to Yarmouth, a bustling town with a natural harbour, overlooked by Yarmouth Castle. On the west side of the island is Alum Bay with its coloured sands and The Needles, the most westerly tip of the Isle of Wight. The return to Shanklin is along the Military Road overlooking Brightstone Bay and through Ventnor. Day4 - An excursion to Cowes, the yachting capital of the Island, and then Queen Victoria’s seaside retreat (admission included). Day5 - Leisurely ferry ride and free time in Portsmouth to visit the historic sites and a lunch break. Take in the sights on the way back home. The Channel View Hotel is in a unique location occupying an elevated cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin Bay with its sandy beaches and safe bathing that the island is renowned for. During your stay enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna or sun bed and holistic therapies. The Gino family owned hotel are justly proud of their reputation for quality with a warm welcome, efficient service, excellent food and attention to detail.

Tour IOWC5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 21st Mar 5 Days £299 3rd Aug 5 Days £369 30th Sep 5 Days £329 13th Nov 5 Days £369 Tour IOWT5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 13th Apr 5 Days £299 7th Jul 5 Days £339 14th Aug 5 Days £339 Supplement: Single Room Nil; Sea View Nil Tour IOWO8 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 30th May 8 Days £357 20th Jun 8 Days £406 18th Jul 8 Days £406 22nd Aug 8 Days £406 12th Sep 8 Days £406 Ocean View Hotel Shanklin The Ocean View Hotel, an impressive building situated in a prime position overlooking Sandown Bay. The hotel provides a good standard of comfort throughout including a heated indoor swimming pool and a snooker room. We offer a fine choice of accommodation, many rooms commanding beautiful sea views and balconies upon which one can sit and relax enjoying the tranquil views.

Tour IOWO5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 20th Apr 5 Days £259 23 Dec 5 Days £399 Supplements: Single Person Nil; Sea View Room £10 per night Situated on Sandown’s seafront, the Trouville Hotel is the ideal location for an Isle of Wight Break. Panoramic views over the sweep of Sandown and Shanklin Bay, the hotel offers the comfort and care for a deserved getaway. En-suite bedrooms offer the facilities expected by today’s well travelled guest looking for Isle of Wight accommodation. Delight in the pleasure of good food with their blend of traditional cuisine with a modern twist. Trouville Hotel Sandown HHH Channel View Hotel Shanklin HHH Supplement: Single Room Nil; Front Facing Room per person/night £10 Sandown Beach Cowes BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 21 Canterbury Cathedral Leeds Castle Bridgewood Manor Hotel Chatham HHHH Kent Castles & Cathedrals The four star Bridgewood Manor is situated in Rochester with easy access to all Medway towns. The hotel has a beautiful courtyard offering a tranquil environment. There are health club and spa facilities with an indoor swimming pool. The highly skilled chefs create the highest quality dishes. Tour KENT4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 10th Aug 4 Days £299 Kent is regarded as the Garden of England which shows the countryside at its best. The whole of the county is engrossed with famous sites of interest which are world renowned. Kent is a ‘must’ see place which will captivate you with its beauty.

Day1 - Visit the historic Roman city of St Albans, to enjoy a mid-morning of visiting the various sites and shop. St Albans also has a very prominent Cathedral & Abbey. This is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. It stands over the place where Alban, the first martyr, was buried after giving his life for his faith over 1700 years ago – more than 200 years before St Augustine arrived in Canterbury. Day2 - Today we will visit the UNESCO historic Chatham Dockyard. This is a unique award winning maritime heritage destination with a fantastic range of attractions, iconic building and historic ships to explore. From the River Medway you’ll see the riverfronts of famous building slips and ramparts of Queen Elizabeth’s Castle at Upnor. In the afternoon there will be free time to enjoy the local area (admission included).

Day3 - Today’s visit starts with a visit to the UNESCO site of Canterbury, where we will visit the city’s most famous Cathedral. There will be an introductory guided tour of the cathedral, where Thomas Becket was slain and learn about the style and architecture that make up this fabulous cathedral. In the afternoon visit the ‘Loveliest Castle in the world’, Leeds Castle. Enjoy the attraction within 500 acres of ground surrounding the castle and its moat including the aviary, formal gardens and maze with its secret underground grotto (admission included). Day4 - Return journey is via Rochester, with history dating back centuries. There is so much to see and do in the City itself. Explore the stunning Rochester Cathedral, founded in 604 and the second oldest in England. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of one of the tallest keeps in the country at the magnificent Rochester Castle. Built on the highest part of Rochester’s Roman city wall, to defend the crossing of River Medway.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 22 Adelphi Hotel HHH Liverpool Southport Art Centre Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre the Adelphi hotel is the perfect base for exploring Liverpool’s many attractions. The hotel itself dates back to 1914 and boasts gorgeous marble halls with elegant chandeliers. Facilities at the hotel include lift serving all floors, swimming, sauna and fitness centre. The hotel also provides buffet style meals in the restaurant., a porterage is also included. Tour LIVE3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 8th May 3 Days £149 11th Dec 3 Days £149 Liverpool is famous for its shopping history and trading with the world. The Albert Docks are a reminder of their history; Liverpool is also famous for its Museums, art galleries and shopping arcades. This is also the home of the world famous Beatles group and various other tourist attractions.

Day1 - We travel to Liverpool with a free time in Chester- it has the largest Roman amphitheatre, with glorious cathedral boat rides and much more. Day2 - Free day to enjoy the historic city of Liverpool that is packed with cathedrals and Museum such as the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain’s biggest Cathedral which took 74 years to build, the Tate Gallery, The Liverpool Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum or why not visit the Famous Beatles Museum. Day3 - We travel back home via Southport which is a ‘England’s Classic Resort’ which has glorious sandy beaches with a Victorian Pier and it a perfect place to enjoy a traditional British Seaside break. The Beatles Story Exhibition Liverpool skyline Supplement: Single £24 BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 23 Llandudno Llandudno is Wales's largest resort known as "Queen of the Welsh Resorts“, situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches. Snowdonia is well known for its mountains, but there are some pretty impressive beaches too. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. Conwy is renowned for its castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century The tours are full of nooks and crannies and medieval history weaves through this place. 5 Day Tour Day1 - 3 As 4 Day tour. Day2 - Today we visit Anglesey and Beaumaris, on the Menai Strait with its castle and Victorian Pier. Day3 - The return journey via Llangollen with free time to enjoy a steam train ride or a horse-drawn boat trip from the canal wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls, then continue the journey back to the Midlands.

8 Day Tour Day1 - 4 As 5 Day tour. Day2 - Day to rest and enjoy the resort. Day3 - Enjoy beautiful Portmeirion, which is famous for the filming of the Prisoner (admission included). Day4 - Rest day in resort or take a local bus to visit Rhyl. Day5 - Return journey via Llangollen with free time to enjoy a steam train ride or a horse-drawn boat trip from the canal wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls, then continue back to the Midlands (admission included). Four Oaks Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is a large seafront hotel, located on the beautiful North West region of Wales, that has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food.

Tour LLANF2 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 25th Apr 2 Days £75 11th Jul 2 Days £75 12th Sep 2 Days £75 #24th Oct 2 Days £75 #21st Nov 2 Days £75 #13th Dec 2 Days £75 Tour †LLANF4 & §LLANF5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices †3rd Apr 4 Days £245 *§18th May 5 Days £309 *§29th Jun 5 Days £329 §15th Oct 5 Days £295 §23rd Dec 5 Days £469 Supplements: Limited Single Nil; *Different excursions Tour †LLANF3 & §LLANF8 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices †20th Feb 3 Days £129 †15th May 3 Days £139 §1st Aug 8 Days £419 Supplements: Limited Single Nil. †Singles 2 Day Tour Day1 - Enjoy the scenic route to our hotel in Llandudno. Day2 - Leave at mid-day to Llangollen on the way back. 3 Day Tour Day1 - Enjoy a day in Chester – one of the ‘must see’ places on any tourist’s itinerary. Day2 - Enjoy a free day to relax at the resort.

Day3 - The return journey via Llangollen with free time to enjoy a steam train ride or a horse-drawn boat trip from the canal wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls, then continue back to the Midlands (admission included). 4 Day Tour Day1 - 2 As 3 Day tour. Day3 - Travel to Caernarfon to see the castle. Journey on to Porthmadog on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoy some free time. Take the steam railway to Blaenau Ffestniog. Break at Betws-y-Coed then the Swallow Falls and Llanberis via Llanberis Pass where you can take the steam railway (admission included) around the Podarn Lake. There is also the optional of taking the steam train ride up Mount Snowdon (advance booking only – admission not included). Day4 - The return journey via Llangollen with free time to enjoy a steam train ride or a horse-drawn boat trip from the canal wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls, then continue the journey back to the Midlands (admission included). Queens Hotel The family run Queens Hotel affords unrivalled views of the Bay, Great Orme and Pier being centrally situated on the promenade. Adjacent to the main shopping street and minutes from the Venue Cymru Theatre & Conference Centre and Llandudno's many other attractions. The famous Great Orme Tram and Cable Car stations are a 10 minute walk. Tour LLANQ4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 6th Feb 4 Days £205 6th Mar 4 Days £215 4th Sep 4 Days £220 6th Nov 4 Days £215 Supplements: Limited Single per stay £10 Portmeirion Ffestiniog Railway Supplements: Limited Single Nil. # Turkey & Tinsel BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 24 Lytham St Annes The neighbouring towns of Lytham and St-Anne's-on-the-Sea (nearly always abbreviated to St Annes) have grown together and now form a fantastic a seaside resort. Blackpool is located a short distance away with a choice of attractions to ensure you have the best time. A journey of discovery through Lytham, where the delights on offer may be just too much for temptation. 3 Day Tour Day1 - On your journey take in the sights of Southport which is bursting with things to do to keep you entertained with miles of golden sand.

Day2 - Today we travel to Haverthwaite train station to board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Train to Newby Bridge where you will transfer onto the boat to take the scenic ride on Lake Windermere to arrive at Bowness, where they will be free time to enjoy this retreat. (Admissions included for boat and steam train.) Day3 - Today we explore the historic City of Lancaster with its castle and museums. Later travel to nearby Morecambe and enjoy the truly remarkable coastline with over 120 square miles of sand. Take a relaxing walk along the Stone Jetty, which has been transformed into a place of fun and artistic beauty. Of course a visit to The Eric Morecambe Statue is a must for any visitor to the town, set in gardens surrounded by words and phrases relating to the much loved and missed comedy due, Morecombe and Wise. 5 Day Tour Day1 - On your journey take in the sights of Southport which is bursting with things to do to keep you entertained with miles of golden sand.

Day2 - A free day to enjoy the sights of Lytham St Annes or even a short bus ride to Blackpool. Day3 - Today we travel to Haverthwaite train station to board the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Train to Newby Bridge where you will transfer onto the boat to take the scenic ride on Lake Windermere to arrive at Bowness, where they will be free time to enjoy this retreat. (Admissions included for boat and steam train.) Day4 - Today we explore the historic City of Lancaster with its castle and museums. Later travel to nearby Morecambe and enjoy the truly remarkable coastline with over 120 square miles of sand. Take a relaxing walk along the Stone Jetty, which has been transformed into a place of fun and artistic beauty. Of course a visit to The Eric Morecambe Statue is a must for any visitor to the town, set in gardens surrounded by words and phrases relating to the much loved and missed comedy due, Morecombe and Wise. Day5 - Your return journey is via Northwich and enjoy the Anderton Boat Lift and Cruise. It was built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal. Like all great things, the concept is simple: two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The original counter-balanced system was replaced in 1908 by electric operation, but the lift now works hydraulically again (admission included). Anderton Boat Life Blackpool The Lindum Hotel HHH The Lindum is situated on the main promenade, opposite the seafront amenities and is within walking distance of town centre of St Annes. There are 80 en suite bedrooms, all with colour television, radio, tea making facilities and telephone. You can take advantage of the free Sauna, Jacuzzi and Sun Shower. The Lounge Bar and Terrace, with its magnificent sea views, provide an ideal setting for a relaxing drink. The restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere where fresh food and friendly service comes as standard.

Tour *LYTH5 & †LYTH3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices †29th May 3 Days £199 *27th Jul 5 Days £299 Supplements: Sea View £6.50 pppn, Limited Single Nil BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 25 St. Ives Eden Project Newquay Newquay is a well-established resort situated on the north Cornwall coast facing the Atlantic. The golden sandy beaches, warm weather and Atlantic surf still attract many visitors to this Cornish town and amidst the popular surf spots there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Newquay town centre is a cornucopia of souvenir shops and boutiques, plenty for the avid shopper. This lively area benefits from stunning Cornish landscapes, panoramic views and a rich tapestry of nautical history. Plenty to keep its visitors entertained.

Day1 - Travel to Weston-super-Mare and enjoy some free time to explore the beaches and sights. Day2 - Free time at Newquay. Day3 -Trip to St. Austell to visit the Eden Project (admission included) to see the stunning gardens. After lunch enjoy the ride to Mevagissey – a magical traditional Cornish fishing village to wander through the narrow alleyways, browse gift shops and art galleries and try the local ale in one of the many pubs. Day4 -Travel via Truro to Falmouth – enjoy your free time to walk the miles of coastal paths or boat trips to explore creekside villages and gardens. Then enjoy a train ride from St Erth to St Ives with free time to explore the delights. Take a walk around the coast or gardens and make sure you indulge in the native Cornish Pasty at one of the many quaint shops before catching the coach at St Erth back to Newquay.

Day5 - Travel via Exeter the heart of Devon to spend your free time to explore the city's many attractions all within close walking distance of each other. The city is segmented into distinct quarters to help you explore hidden gems and surprises along the way. Overlooking the Fistral Beach, the hotel is a short walk to the town centre. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a lift to most floors and entertainment. The hotel bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, television, hairdryer and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals. Porterage is also included. Tour NEWQ5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 24th Apr 5 Days £340 29th Aug 5 Days £344 7th Dec 5 Days £259 Supplement: Limited Single Person Nil; Sea View Room £7pppn Esplanade Hotel HHH Falmouth Mevagissey BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 26 Mercure Norwich HHHH Norfolk ... a Royal Treat Bure Valley Norfolk Broads A modern hotel providing excellent service with some fantastic facilities located just 2.5 miles from Central Norwich. The hotel does not have a lift but has some ground floor rooms. Tour NORF4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 23rd Jul 4 Days £299 Supplements: Limited Singles Nil Norfolk, on the mid-east coast of England, is a great holiday or short break destination that also hosts fantastic events and days out in Norfolk at any time of the year. The fabulous North Norfolk coast is rightly lauded as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Brecks and Thetford Forest is a unique landscape. Influenced enormously by European immigrants throughout the ages, Norfolk has a wide range of arts and cultural activity to suit all ages and interests. There are over 900 artists based here, countless musicians and hundreds of other great events. There are a wide range of theatres across Norfolk, some of the biggest in Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. During the summer you can still find end-of-the-pier shows at Cromer and Great Yarmouth.

Day1 - Travel to your hotel via a visit to the historic city of Cambridge and visit one of the famous Museum and Galleries Day2 - Morning guided tour of Norwich, by coach and on foot, including a visit to the famous Colmans Mustard Shop. This afternoon, the highlight of the tour is a visit to Sandringham House, garden and museum. Built for Edward VII, Sandringham has passed through generations of Royals but the decor remains true to its Edwardian heritage. The fascinating museum is home to a number of vintage royal vehicles and commemorative china (admission included). Day3 - Explore the beautiful Broads with a journey on the Bure Valley Steam Railway before transferring to Wroxham Bridge for a leisurely Broads Cruise. Enjoy an afternoon beside the seaside with a trip to the coastal resort of Great Yarmouth and its “Golden Mile”of attraction or the quieter resort of the Cromer (admission included). Day4 - Travel back to the Midlands with a drive through Cambridgeshire Fens, an area that has over 6000 years of outstanding natural beauty. Arrive at Huntington to see the famous Oliver Cromwell Museum. Sandringham Great Yarmouth BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 27 Paignton Paignton was historically a small fishing village and later became a new harbour, today it is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon. With Torquay and Brixham it forms the area known as Torbay. Stroll along the Paignton Pier set at the centre of one of The English Riviera's best beaches, within an easy level walk to the town centre, station and buses. The beach shops are always a fun place to explore. Stock up on your seaside supplies and purchase a few sticks of rock to take home with you. Alternatively, head into town where you’ll find well-known national stores and independent family-run businesses, all welcoming visitors with a friendly smile and some great bargains too. Don’t miss Torbay Road and Victoria Street, both of which are popular with shoppers. Day1 - Travel via Tewkesbury and enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Severn or a boat trip along the Avon. Marvel at the 12th Century ceiling in Tewkesbury Abbey then discover the network of alleyways and medieval old town. Explore the Vintage & Antiques Trail along Church Street and Barton Street. Day2 - Relax and enjoy the resort of Paignton. Day3 - Excursion to the small fishing town of Brixham, followed by a visit to the small market town of Totnes continue to Dartmouth to explore winding Elizabethan streets with independent shops, art galleries and a bustling market (tide dependent). On our return journey we will visit Buckfast Abbey if time permits.

Day4 - An excursion to the historic naval city of Plymouth to visit the National Marine Aquarium and be amazed by the fascinating underwater world at the UK’s largest aquarium (admission included). It’s your free time to explore the City Centre with its Wildlife Trails and Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway. Day5 - On our return journey we will explore Weston-super-Mare with free time to enjoy lunch. *4 day tour excludes Plymouth Plymouth Hoe Brixham Tour PAIG5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 9th Mar 5 Days £265 13th Jul 5 Days £309 28th Sep 5 Days £309 Queens Hotel HHH This family hotel enjoys a flat level position just 200 yards from Paignton town centre and seafront. Its comfortable interior, fine restaurant, all year round entertainment lounge and heated indoor swimming pool ensure your stay will be a memorable one. Our friendly staff will cater for your requirements in the most professional manner. Relax and enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere of this charming seaside hotel. Tour PAIG4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 22nd May 4 Days £219 28th Aug 4 Days £239 #27th Nov 4 Days £219 Supplements: Limited Single Nil Supplements: Limited Single Nil. # Turkey & Tinsel Buckfast Abbey BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 28 Carlyon Bay Hotel HHHH St Austell Eden Project St Michael Mount With timeless classic elegance and a gracious atmosphere, Carlyon Bay Hotel is part of the Brend group of hotels, simply oozes style. Opulent decor, sumptuous bedrooms, fine dining and attentive staff all combine to create an oasis of luxury, For generations, Carlyon Bay Hotel has led the way amongst Cornwall luxury hotels, setting unsurpassable standards in service and comfort. Now Carlyon Bay Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort has been recognised as providing a luxury hotel experience for families that is the best in the UK. Tour STAU5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 2nd Mar 5 Days £469 Cornwall's south coast is a green and gold tapestry of wooded hills dropping down to secluded coves, of inlets that hide enchanted fishing villages or yacht anchorages and pilgrim trails that wind past sleepy farms and ancient stones. The parish church of St. Austell with its 90ft tower stands proudly at the top of Fore Street for everyone to admire. The eight bells in the tower still ring out across St. Austell reminding visitors of it’s presence at the heart of the community. Adorned externally, with beautiful stained glass windows and sculptures, there are a number of interesting plaques. St Ives Mevagissey Supplements: Single £20 Day1 - We take a leisurely drive to St Austell with a lunch stop at Exeter.

Day2 - Day to relax and enjoy the resort. Day3 - Today we will travel to the Eden Project and see the world renowned gardens, inside the artificial biodomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. At the bottom of the pit are two covered biomes. The Tropical Biome, it is used for tropical plants, such as fruiting banana trees, doffee, rubber and giant bamboo, and is kept at a tropical temperature and moisture level. The Mediterranean Biome is familiar warm temperate and arid plants such as olives and grape vines and various sculptures. In the afternoon you can go to either Mevagissey or the lost Garden of Heligan (admission included).

Day4 - In the morning we will visit the St Michael Mount (admission included). Enjoy a train ride, from Bodmin on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and enjoy the scenic ride via the Camal Esturary to Padstow (admission included). Day5 - We return to Midlands with a lunch break at Weston-super-Mare. BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 29 Scarborough North Yorks Moors Railway Royal Hotel HHH Located in the heart of Scarborough Town Centre and overlooking the beautiful South Bay, The Royal Hotel is in the perfect location to explore all that this charming town has to offer, with its fine sandy beaches only 500 metres away. Tour SCAR5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 24th Apr 5 Days £269 27th Jul 5 Days £295 7th Sep 5 Days £299 #23rd Nov 5 Days £245 Limited Single Supplements Limited Nil. # Turkey & Tinsel Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort surrounded by beauty and steeped in history, welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still popular as ever. Scarborough’s medieval castle is located on the high rocky headland dividing both the North and South sandy beaches. The resort boasts superb parks, gardens and walks along the shore or cliff top. Day1 - The journey continues across the Humber Bridge.

Hull is full of maritime history with the deep offering a very modern attraction. The aquarium has Europe’s deepest viewing tunnels and is the most spectacular in the world (admission included). A brief stop is taken at Bridlington before we reach the hotel. Day2 - A day at leisure to enjoy the resort. Day3 - A full day excursion to Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors. The quite town of Whitby standing on the river Esk is famous as the home of Captain Cook. Towering over the harbour are the ruins of the historic Abbey of St Hilda which dominates the East Cliff (admission included). We board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (admission included) and enjoy a scenic ride along the Moors to Pickering.

Day4 - A full day excursion to Filey, a beautiful clean sandy beach and then The Eden Camp where you will be transposed to wartime Britain (admission included). Day5 - There is free time at York City to visit the Jorvick Centre, the Minister and The Shambles. During the visit a lunch break is also taken before returning to the Midlands. York Minster Whitby Filey BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 30 Sidmouth Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast, nestling between majestic sandstone cliffs, which form part of the Jurassic coastline. It has two delightful pebble beaches both of which at low tide give way to golden sand and rock pools and is surrounded by beautiful countryside of East Devon area of outstanding natural beauty. Sidmouth is also on the South West coast path, a long distance footpath that skirts almost all of the coast in the West Country of England. Described as town caught still in time. Its wonderful and charming with beautiful gardens. The buildings of Regency era and full of history. The views of the red cliffs with lush green fields are a scene to see.

3 Day Tour Day1 - Leisurely drive to Sidmouth with lunch break at Weston- super-Mare. Day2 - Start today at the coastal resort of Seaton, with a journey on the Seaton Tramway. Narrow gauge heritage trams travel from Seaton to Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary. Later spend some time in the regency town of Sidmouth. Nestling beneath the majestic red cliffs and green hills of Sid Valley, Sidmouth captivate the poet laureate, John Betjeman who describes it as ‘A town caught still in a timeless charm’ Stroll along the clean beaches or amongst the friendly shops and be sure to wander around the lovely Connaught Gardens. Day3 -Travel back to the Midlands with a stop at Exeter. Visit the city’s thriving shopping centre for a spot of lunch and shopping.

Devon’s unique landscape means there are many coastal hotels in Devon. What sets apart The Bedford Hotel from other seafront hotels in Sidmouth is the warm and friendly welcome you’ll receive. The Bedford Hotel is the site of one of the first Regency houses to be built on the seafront in Sidmouth. Tour SIDM3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 10th Apr 3 Days £199 Supplement: Limited Single Nil Tour SIDM4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 19th Jun 4 Days £299 9th Oct 4 Days £299 20th Nov 4 Days £285 The Bedford Hotel HHH Seaton Tramway Abbotsbury Swannery 4 Day Tour Day1 - 2 As 3 Day Tour. Day3 -Today we visit the Abbotsbury Swannery This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset. (Admission included), in the afternoon we continue to visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens .Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Developed since then into a magnificent 30 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world (admission included) Day4 -Travel back to the Midlands with a stop at Exeter. Visit the city’s thriving shopping centre for a spot of lunch and shopping.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 31 Skegness The pleasant seaside resort of Skegness has a level promenade and there are beautiful gardnes. Famed for its bracing sea air and 3½ miles of golden sandy beaches. This award winning resort has a wonderful array of shops, museums and animal centres. 4 Day Tour Day1 - We travel to Skegness with a stop and lunch break at Melton Mowbray famous for its pork pies, Stilton cheese and with gardens alongside the river..

Day2 - Relax and enjoy some free time at the resort. Day3 - A full day excursion to the cathedral city of Lincoln, with its narrow streets and quaint old buildings. Located in the Cathedral Quarter is the Bailgate, the place to find specialist shops, trendy boutiques and souvenir gifts. Day4 - We return with a stop in Nottingham and visit Nottingham Castle and free time before continuing home. 5 Day Tour Day1 - We travel to Skegness with a stop and lunch break at Melton Mowbray famous for its pork pies, Stilton cheese and with gardens alongside the river.. Day2 - Relax and enjoy some free time at the resort.

Day3 - A full day excursion to the cathedral city of Lincoln, with its narrow streets and quaint old buildings. Locate in the Cathedral Quarter is the Bailgate, the place to find specialist shops, trendy boutiques and souvenir gifts. Day4 - An excursion to Mablethorpe and Louth where you will enjoy a glorious sandy beach and narrow streets predominantly Georgian and early Victorian architecture. There are some notable buildings including the 15th century St. James’ Church with a 295 ft high spire. Day5 - We return with a stop in Nottingham and visit Nottingham Castle and free time before continuing home. Lancaster Bomber Lincoln Cathedral Tour SKEG5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 5th Oct 5 Days £235 The Royal Hotel This delightful 19th century hotel is situated on the south end of the parade, close to the sea front and town centre, standing within its own beautifully landscaped grounds. The hotels facilities include three bars, games room and lift serving most floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone and tea/coffee making tray. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage and some entertainment are also included. Tour SKEG4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 8th May 4 Days £195 Supplements: Supplements: Statue of Robin Hood outside Nottingham Castle BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 32 Tenby Until quite recently Tenby was known as “Little England beyond Wales”, its attractions to the holidaymaker are just as obvious today, with the fantastic beaches stretching to the north, the west, and the south of the town. Its hill top position led to its early settlement as a Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Steeped in ancient history, part of the town walls survive to this day. Tenby is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales, rivalling places like Mevagissey and Polperro for quaintness and charm. It was awarded a bronze award for the best UK coastal resort at the British Travel awards in 2013, as voted for by the public. 5 Day Tour Day1 - Arrive in South Wales via Cardiff, where there will be free time to visit St Fagan’s Natural History Museum, which is one of Europe’s leading open air museum with exhibits from Celtic times to present day. Day2 - Take some time to explore the pretty town of Tenby, Town itself is home to many restaurants, shops, cafes and pubs all linked by cobbled streets. Day3 -Enjoy a drive along the scenic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park the second best coastal destination in the world behind the Avalon in North America. We travel to Pembroke enjoying a scenic route via Lamphey and visit the medieval fortress birthplace of Henry VII. We continue to St Davids viewing more of the coast to see the impassive Cathedral which was a popular pilgrimage destination in the medieval times.

Day4 -Today we head to the north of the county, via Narberth then the bluestone Preseli Mountains and the Teifi Valley. Spend time in Cardigan returning via the village of Cenarth, home to spectacular waterfalls and the Coracle Museum. We travel to Cynwyl Elfed and ride on the steam train on the Gwilli Railway (admission included). Day5 - Return back to Midlands via the Victorian seaside resort full of character and deserving of its name as the ‘Gateway to Gower’ Mumbles is a breezy seaside village with stunning beaches on its doorstep, and a historical importance which belies its size. The Gower Peninsula was Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ The area boasts unspoilt beaches, ancient sites, monuments, caves, castles. The Belgrave Hotel is situated on the seafront overlooking the south beach and Monastic Island of Caldy offering a warm, friendly atmosphere just a few minutes from the town centre. A lift serves all comfortable bedrooms (steps to be negotiated on each floor), which all have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel offers a traditional Welsh breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choiceof dinner menu. Porterage and some entertainment are also included. Tour TENB5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 29th Mar 5 Days £279 31st May 5 Days £279 29th Nov 5 Days £279 Supplement: Limited Single Nil Tour TENB7 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 9th Aug 7 Days £425 The Belgrave Hotel HHH St David’s Cathedral Pendine Sands 7 Day Tour Day1 - Travel to Tenby via Cardiff where we enjoy some free time. Day2 - Free time to enjoy resort.

Day3 -A full day travelling to St David’s, the smallest City in Britain. St David’s which is surrounded by some of the finest coastline in Europe. Built upon the site of St David’s 6th Century monastery, St David’s Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage for many hundreds of years. Day4 -Travel to Bromwydd to join the Gwili Railway, this standard gauge railway operates on a section of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line. The round trip takes about 1 hour. At Bromwydd, there is the opportunity to visit the Museum, shop or tea rooms. Continue to Carmarthen the county town before returning to Tenby via Pendine Sands which has in the past been used for car and motorcycle races and also a venue for attempts at the world land speed record. There is a museum of speed which relates the history of Pendine Sands. Stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a Norman Castle and walled town. Steeped in ancient history, part of the town walls survive to this day (admission included). Day5 - Relax at resort.

Day6 - In the morning we will visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There is something for everyone at the Garden of Wales, from the peaceful surroundings of the Japanese Garden, its teahouse and cherry trees to the surround-sound experience of Theatre Botanic with its specially commissioned film celebrating the world of plants. The garden’s centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by world famous architects Norman Foster and Partners (admission included). Day7 - Return back to Midlands via Monmouth or Ross-on-Wye, where we enjoy some free time.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 33 Padstow Fowey Portbyhan Hotel HHH The Best of Cornwall in a Weekend~ inc. Fowey, Polperro, Looe and Mevagissey The Portbyhan Hotel is situated in an unrivaled position, right in the heart of Looe. A large number of our rooms offer superb views over the harbour and town. The Edwards family from South Wales purchased the hotel in June 2013 and since then have invested over £1.2 Million in a full refurbishment of hotel rooms, restaurant, bar and public areas.

Tour TBCW4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 17th Apr 4 Days £239 Explore Cornwall’s harbour towns and villages including the historic fishing port of Looe, where two rivers create a tidal harbour. The bustling harbour is the hub of the town and home to fishing vessels as well as pleasure craft. Day1 - A leisurely drive to Looe with a lunch break en route. Day2 - Today we visit Fowey which is one of the unique and beautiful destinations in England with lovely views and interesting shopping. Later we take a ferry ride to Mevagissey which is also a harbour village much admired by artists (admission included). Day3 - In the morning we travel to Polperro which has its own unique beauty with tightly packed cottages which appear to tumble down to the harbour. The afternoon is free to enjoy in Looe. Day4 - We return via Plymouth Gin, England’s oldest working distillery and enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful restored historic Barbican Quarter and Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake famously finished his game of bowls before defeating the Spanish Armada. After a lunch break we continue home.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 34 Plymouth Buckfast Abbey Torquay If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay. 5 Day Tour Day1 - 3 As 4 Day tour. Day4 - An excursion to the naval city of Plymouth to visit the National Marine Aquarium and be amazed by the underwater world at the UK’s largest aquarium (admission included). Free time to explore the City Centre Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway.

Day5 - On our return journey we will explore Weston- super-Mare with free time to explore all the attractions including Weston Bay with its miles of clean sandy beaches, a promenade boasting superb views of the Channel and not forgetting the famous donkeys! 8 Day Tour Day1 - 3 As 4 Day tour. Day4 - Relax and enjoy the resort or take a visit to Babbacombe. Day5 - An excursion to the historic naval city of Plymouth to visit the National Marine Aquarium and be amazed by the underwater world at the UK’s largest aquarium (admission included). Free time to explore the City Centre Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway.

Day6 - Relax and enjoy the resort or visit the Kents Cavern or Torre Abbey. Day7 - A visit to Sidmouth – a town caught still in a timeless charm that captivated the Poet Laureate, John Betjeman and it will captivate you too, with beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops. Drop into Exeter to enjoy some free time on our return journey. Day8 - On our return journey we will explore Weston- super-Mare with free time to explore all the attractions including Weston Bay with its miles of clean sandy beaches, a promenade boasting superb views of the Channel and not forgetting the famous donkeys!

7 Day Tour as 8 Day Tour minus|Day 6. 4 Day Tour Day1 - Travel via Tewkesbury and enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Severn or a boat trip along the Avon. Marvel at the 12th Century Abbey then discover the famous network of alleyways and medieval old town. Explore the Vintage & Antiques Trail along Church Street and Barton Street. Day2 - Relax and enjoy Torquay. Day3 - Excursion to the fishing town of Brixham, followed by a visit to the town of Totnes continue to explore Dartmouth. On our return journey we will visit Buckfast Abbey if time permits.

Day4 - On our return journey we will explore Weston-super-Mare with free time to explore all the attractions including Weston Bay with its miles of clean sandy beaches, a promenade boasting superb views of the Channel and not forgetting the famous donkeys! Headland Hotel HHH This elegant Torquay hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting majestically on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of magnificent grounds and offers stunning views across Torbay with numerous coastal walks nearby. Dine at one of the two restaurant for delicious cuisine. Tour TORQ4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 6th Feb 4 Days £179 10th Apr 4 Days £219 22th May 4 Days £219 28th Aug 4 Days £245 25th Sep 4 Sep £245 25th Oct 4 Days £225 #27th Nov 4 Days £245 Supplement: Limited Singles Nil. # Turkey & Tinsel Tour TORQ5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 9th Mar 5 Days £259 14th Sep 5 Days £299 Departure Dates Prices #18th Dec 7 Days £269 Supplements: Tour TORQ7 - Half Board Supplements: Limited Singles Nil. # Turkey & Tinsel Departure Dates Prices 13th Jul 8 Days £499 Tour TORQ8 - Half Board Supplements: Limited Singles Nil BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 35 Trains of North Wales Snowdonia Mountain Railway Great Orme Tramway Wales beauty is difficult to describe rather like describing the beauty of a pretty women. This is a place you romantise and dream off, and that’s why to truly appreciate this land we have used various train rides to relax and enjoy from the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life. Day1 - Travel to Llangollen after enjoying some free time, where we board the Llangollen steam train which will take you through the scenic Dee Valley for a 7½ mile journey close to Dee Valley. The coach will collect you from the village of Carog and continue to the hotel (admission included).

Day2 - Free day to enjoy the Victorian resort of Llandudno, where there is free time to enjoy the train ride on the Great Orme Railway. Day3 - We travel to Llanberis which is at the foot of Mount Snowdonia that stands at 3,560ft and being the tallest mountain in England and Wales. Weather permitting we will board the Snowdonia Mountain Railway to have a 2½ hour return journey where you will experience the wonderful views from the top of the mountain. In the afternoon we will enjoy a train ride around Padarn Lake where we will board the Llanberis Lake Railway. The return journey back to the hotel is through Snowdonia Valley, which has some breathtaking views (admission included). Day4 - Today we enjoy scenic views on our way to Porthmadog. After a little free time we will board the train from Ffestiniog Railway for a 13½ mile ride through mountains, lakes and waterfalls to Blaenau Ffestiniog. After spending free time at Betws-y-Coed and return back to the hotel (admission included).

Day5 - The return journey is via the Roman City of Chester, where you will have free time to visit the various attractions the 1000 year old Cathedral, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and the various shopping boutiques. Chester is known as the most Llangollen Railway Ffestiniog Railway Four Oaks Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is one of the largest seafront hotels in Llandudno, located on the beautiful North West region of North Wales, that has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food. Tour TONW5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 18th May 5 Days £309 Supplements: Limited Single Nil BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 36 Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare is a fantastic seaside resort, offering all of the seaside attractions and more. Stroll along the miles of Golden sandy beaches or the level promenade which boasts superb views over the Channel. There is also a lovely coastline and countryside as well as a list of great attractions. These include The Grand Pier SeaQuarium, the North Somerset Museum and the Playhouse Theatre and Wintergardens. Halloween Special Fancy Dress Ball 2 Day Tour Day1 - We travel to Weston with a stop at Tewkesbury with time to visit the Abbey that is full of history with free time. In the evening scare yourself at the Halloween fancy dress ball, which will take place in the hotel itself. Day2 - Journey back to the Midlands. 3 Day Tour Day1 - We travel to Weston with a stop at Tewkesbury with time to visit the Abbey that is full of history with free time. Day2 - A day to relax at the beach.

Day3 - We return to the Midlands through the City of Gloucester with free time to enjoy the historic docks or the Cathedral. 4 Day Tour & 4 Day Singles Tour Day1 - 2 As 3 day tour. Day3 - Today we will travel along the Mendip Hills to UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Cheddar Gorge. Free time to visit Chedder Gorge caves. Onwards to the City of Wells, the smallest city in England, where you will have time to visit the Cathedral. In the afternoon we return back to the hotel via Street and visit Glastonbury Cathedral. Day4 - We return to the Midlands through the City of Gloucester with free time to enjoy the historic docks or the Cathedral. 5 Day Tour Day1 - We travel to Weston with a stop at Tewkesbury with time to visit the Abbey that is full of history with free time. Day2 - A day to relax at the beach.

Day3 - We start our journey to Bath, a city brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus, the Pulteney Bridge, the diverse museums, the Roman Baths and The Jane Austen Centre. There is free time for shopping and other attractions. Day4 - Today we will travel along the Mendip Hills to UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Cheddar Gorge. Free time to visit Chedder Gorge caves. Onwards to the City of Wells, the smallest city in England, where you will have time to visit the Cathedral. In the afternoon we return back to the hotel via Street and visit Glastonbury Cathedral. Day5 - We return to the Midlands through the City of Gloucester with free time to enjoy the historic docks or the Cathedral. York Hotel HHH The York Hotel situated on Weston-super-Mare seafront has been painstakingly converted and renovated. Following the million pound restoration of this imposing Victorian building in 2009, The York Hotel has been developed into one of the most intimate and chic hotels in Weston-super-Mare. Located on the seafront, with panoramic views across Weston Bay, just moments from the town centre and easily accessible from the North or South. The interior design is contemporary and has a real sense of style, whilst retaining much of its original Victorian elegance. It boasts an abundance of natural daylight, high ceilings and fabulous traditional detailing. Tour WEST2 - Half Board Supplement: Limited Nil Tour WEST3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 5th Jun 3 Days £139 Supplement: Limited Nil Tour WEST4 - WEST4S* - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 3rd Apr 4 Days £159 *20th Mar 4 Days £189 Supplement: * 4 Days Singles Tour Tour WEST5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 4th May 5 Days £235 17th Aug 5 Days £259 21st Sep 5 Days £249 14th Dec 5 Days £229 Supplement: Limited Nil Cheddar Gorge Bath Departure Dates Prices 31st Oct 2 Days £75 HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS PARTY BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 37 Portland Castle Weymouth The popular resort of Weymouth, situated on the Dorset coast, is surrounded by beautiful countryside with its rolling Dorset Downs and scenic paths. Its crowning glory is perhaps the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing. 4 Day Tour Day1 - Leisurely drive to Weymouth with a lunch break at Weston-super- Mare Day2 - Relax and enjoy resort and enjoy the marvel of this beautiful resort. Day3 - Travel to Swanage a small seaside town situated in the south east of Dorset, England. The town is at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsular that borders the English Channel. Swanage has a wide range of tourist attractions, The Steam Railway, Durlston Country Park, Victorian Pier and Corfu Castle (admission included). Day4 - Travel back to the Midlands via Dorchester with free time to visit various museums.

5 Day Tour Day1 - 3 As 4 Day Tour. Day4 - A visit to the Portland, Portland Castle offers lots to do for families and couples alike, and only 4 miles from Weymouth, this historic adventure can easily be combined with some more contemporary seaside fun. Enjoy stunning sea views from the gun platforms, and get close to the powerful cannons. Take a stroll in the Contemporary Heritage Garden before relaxing in the Captain’s Tearoom, which serves a mouth watering selection of locally made cakes, sandwiches and snacks.

Day5 - Travel back to the Midlands via Dorchester with free time to visit various museums. Tour WEYM5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices #2nd Nov 5 Days £249 Hotel Prince Regent HHH We are conveniently located close to the town centre and benefit from wonderful views of the beach and Weymouth bay beyond, Choice of comfortable en suite rooms, Delicious breakfast and evening meals, Wonderful setting. Tour WEYM4 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 12th Jun 4 Days £229 4th Sep 4 Days £229 #4th Dec 4 Days £199 #27th Dec 4 Days £239 Supplements: Limited Single Nil. # Festive Break Swanage Supplements: Limited Single Nil. # Festive Break BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount!

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 38 Copthorne Hotel, Slough HHHH Windsor & The Chelsea Pensioners Windsor Castle Kew Gardens The Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor is a modern hotel that offers easy access to historic Windsor, Windsor Castle and Slough. The hotel offers excellent customer service, 219 comfortable rooms, a concierge service and modern amenities; it also has a leisure club, offering a gym, swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as spa and therapy rooms. Guests can also enjoy delicious Singaporean cuisine at Bugis Street Brasserie or traditional British cuisine at Retrouve Café. Tour WIND5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 2nd May 5 Days £399 Supplements: Single £113 This tour highlights the historical significance of the Chelsea pensioners, along with time to spend at the Kew Gardens and Windsor Castle and the chance to see many of the attractions in the extraordinary city of London. Day1 - Travel to the hotel via the beautiful city of Oxford.

Day2 - The highlight of the tour will for many will be today’s visit to the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Originally founded in 1682 by King Charles II to provide a retirement home for his soldiers, the institution boasts over three centuries of unbroken service and is now home to 310 “Men in Scarlet”. A guided tour will be provided by a Chelsea Pensioner. Afterwards we can arrange a visit to the neighbouring National Army Museum. Alternatively, visit one of the many attractions in London. Day3 - Visit the magnificent Kew Gardens and explore the glasshouse landscapes and over 250 years of history within London’s only 300 acre World Heritage Site (admission included). A guided tour of the gardens and visit to Kew Palace can also be arranged for an additional charge. The afternoon is free for shopping and sightseeing in the pretty borough of Richmond upon Thames with its boutiques, galleries and riverside walks. Day4 - A morning visit to Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. As an official residence of Her Majesty the Queen, it is very much a working palace, used regularly for ceremonial occasions. Visitors will be treated to an audio tour introduced by the Prince of Wales taking them through the castle precincts, state apartments and St. Georges Chapel. We recommend an afternoon in Windsor to explore at leisure (admission included). Day5 - Travel back to the Midlands after spending some free time in London.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 39 River Ouse Cruise The Shambles Queens Hotel HHH A warm welcome awaits you at The Queens Hotel which is situated on the banks of the River Ouse, in the heart of the city of York. Enjoy a comfortable stay in this historic city Tour YORK3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 21st Aug 3 Days £179 York City is a UNESCO site of interest and visited by many tourists from all over the world. There is so much to see and enjoy from Stonegate, Shambles, Minster and Museum to list just a few.

Day1 - The journey begins with a drive to the city of York with a comfort break en route. We arrive early afternoon to enjoy some free time. Day2 - There is free time to enjoy York Minster a gothic cathedral and is one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe, alongside Cologne Cathedral. The minster has 2,000 years of history which is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England. The highlights of any visit to the Minster include Quire, Chapter House, Treasury and Crypt. The Shambles are uniquely preserved with their medieval character and is a joy to explore. Both these sites are UNESCO places of interest and are visited by many. The afternoon is free to enjoy the sights from a different angle. Cruise along the River Ouse and admire the scenery with interesting commentary which enlightens you on the history of this fascinating city. Day3 - There is a late departure which gives the opportunity to visit the Jorvik Viking Museum or the National Railway Museum which is world renowned. Around 30 years age, archaeologists discovered the remains of a viking style village under the streets of York, along with 40,000 artefacts. The museum was created on the same spot and it recreates what life was like over1 ,000 years ago. After lunch we continue our journey home.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 40 York Settle to Carlisle Railway Hollins Hall, Marriott Hotel and Country Club HHHH A Luxurious 4 star hotel set in 200 acres of land, which was originally a stately home . The facilities include: lift to all floors, use of the swimming pool as well as the golf course, continental breakfast. Tour YORK5 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 6th Jun 5 Days £365 Supplements: Single £90 With a luxurious base, this itinerary features the best of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with two scenic railway rides, a canal boat trip and a visit to the historic city of York, including a visit to the National Railway Museum. Yorkshire Rail & Sail National Railway Museum Skipton Castle Day1 - Travel to Yorkshire with a recommended stop in Holmfirth where “Last of the Summer Wine” was set. Day2 - Journey to Embsay to enjoy a return steam train journey to Bolton. Rejoin the coach for the short trip to the charming market town of Skipton, with time at leisure here to wander around the lovely cobbled streets and shops before taking a relaxing canal trip with hilarious cruise commentary from Dave Spikey (admission included).

Day3 - A full day guided excursion through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, to the pleasant market town of Appleby. Board the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway for the journey south to Settle for more wonderful dales scenery. Rejoin the coach and return to the hotel (admission included). Day4 - Travel to the splendid city of York and enjoy the history and culture of this walled riverside city. A visit to the magnificent National Railway Museum is included for an interesting and informative end of day (admission included).

Day5 - Return via Keighley where you can enjoy a steam train ride on the Keighley & Worth Railway to Haworth (admission included). After a short break we continue our journey home. BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 41 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Rob Roy Hotel The Rob Roy Hotel is wonderfully situated in idyllic countryside and is set within Scotland’s first National Park. The hotel is a stroll along the banks of the Forth River to the village of Aberfoyle. Facilities include a ballroom, bar, WiFi and lift serving most floors. All tastefully decorated rooms have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel serves a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals. Porterage is included. Tour TATT - 2 nights bed & breakfast with 1 evening meal Departure Dates Prices 10th Aug 3 Days £239 17th Aug 3 Days £239 24 Aug 3 Days £239 Supplements: Single Room £35 Our short breaks are centred in Aberfoyle, amidst magnificent scenery in the heart of Scotland. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and spectacular events. This colourful and exciting performance features breathtaking displays by marching bands in the dramatic setting of the floodlit Castle Esplanade.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo & The Trossacks Day1 - Depart for Aberfoyle and spend 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Rob Rob Hotel. Dinner will also be provided on the first night. Day2 - Today we leave shortly before lunch-time for a leisurely scenic drive of the Trossachs, we then continue to the centre of Edinburgh for free time to explore this fascinating capital, before meeting up again to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo performance scheduled at 9pm. This will be a long day and we also advise passengers to take warm waterproof clothing for the Tattoo Performance. Seats in stands 3, 4, 13 or 14 are included on this tour.

Day3 - We say goodbye to Scotland and return to our home destinations. Trossachs National Park Airth Castle Hotel Nestled in beautiful parkland and gardens in the heart of Stirlingshire, Airth Castle Hotel is the perfect grand base for exploring Edinburgh, offering comfort and luxury. Steeped in history the castle dates back to the 14th Century and has been refurbished and developed establishing it as the premier hotel in the area. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room, garden and terrace, Wi-Fi, 24 hour front desk and lift serving all floors. All stylish rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer and complimentary tea/coffee. The hotel serves a hearty buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour TATT - 2 nights bed & breakfast with 1 evening meal Departure Dates Prices 12th Aug 3 Days £279 19th Aug 3 Days £279 26th Aug 3 Days £279 Supplements: Single Room £65 Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Stirling Day1 - Depart for Airth and spend 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Airth Castle Hotel. Dinner will also be provided on the first night.

Day2 - Today we leave shortly before lunch-time for a leisurely scenic drive visiting the historic city of Stirling; the city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval town. We then continue to the centre of Edinburgh for free time to explore this fascinating capital, before meeting up again to attend the Edinburgh Tattoo performance scheduled at 9pm. This will be a long day and we also advise passengers to take warm waterproof clothing for the Tattoo Performance. Best seats in Main Stand 7, 8, 9, 10 are included on this tour.

Day3 - We say goodbye to Scotland and return to our home destinations. Stirling Castle Edinburgh Miliary Tattoo

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 42 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) The Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway Hebridean Highlights Known as ‘Stornoway’s finest hotel’ the Cabarfeidh is situated about one mile from the town centre. Rooms have private facilities, telephone, television and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel include WiFi and lift serving all floors. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Caledonian Hotel The Caledonian Hotel overlooks Ullapool’s working harbour and the fishing boats on Loch Broom. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone and hospitality tray. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. The Isle of Barra Hotel The Isle of Barra Hotel overlooks Halaman Bay. All rooms have private facilities, telephone, television and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel include spacious lounge and licensed bar. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour HERB - 7 nts bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 24th Jun 8 Days £695 5th Aug 8 Days £695 Supplements: Single Room £130 Another journey of discovery visiting no less than 8 of Scotland’s Western Isles! Some are linked to causeway and others by water, with ferry rides amidst stunning and ever-changing scenery. This is a circular tour travelling up and back by different routes so you see the best of the Scottish mainland as well.

Day1 - Travel to Glasgow for one night at the Crowwood Hotel. Day2 - This scenic adventure continues as we travel over the Cairngorm Mountains and through the Spey Valley. We stop in the Highland capital of Inverness, where a visit to a kilt maker is included. Second night at the Caledonian Hotel in the beautiful port of Ullapool. Day3 - Morning ferry crossing to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, arriving around lunchtime with the afternoon free in Stornoway. Spend 2 nights at the Cabarfeidh Hotel. Day4 - A wonderful guided excursion around the Isle of Lewis, viewing traditional Blackhouses, amazingly lived in until recently, ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’ at Callanish and a historic ‘Broch at Carloway’. Day5 - A day travelling south through Lewis and Harris, famous for Harris Tweed. Morning ferry crossing to the Isle of Berneray. Travel to islands of North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. A stop will be made on Benbecula. Late afternoon ferry crossing to the Isle of Barra and spend 2 nights at the Isle of Barra Hotel. Day6 - A leisurely day on the Isle of Barra. Time to relax in the hotel’s beautiful surroundings.

Day7 - Board the ship at Castlebay for a wonderful morning cruise to Oban with wonderful views. After a brief stop in Oban, continue south along Loch Awe passing the iconic Kilchurn Castle and alongside the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond before a final overnight stay at the Erskine Bridge hotel in Glasgow. Day8 - Return journey home. Skye & Hebrides Kings Arms Hotel The Kings Arms Hotel is set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery close to the Skye Bridge in the village of Kyleakin. All rooms have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. A lift serves all floors and the restaurant serves a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included.

Tour SKHE - 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 24th May 7 Days £579 This Outer Hebrides tour has been hugely successful for several years and offers visits to the wonderful Islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. This circular tour takes you up and back by different routes so you see the best of the Scottish mainland travelling up through Argyll and back through Wester Ross and the Spey Valley. Day1 - Travel to Glasgow for one night at the Erskine Bridge Hotel. Day2 - Continue north on a scenic journey alongside Loch Lomond, over Rannoch Moor, through Glencoe to Fort William for a stop before continuing to Skye for 2 nights at the Kings Arms Hotel Kyleakin. Day3 - Travel through the spectacular Cuillin Hills and on to Dunvegan for a visit to the magnificent castle before continuing to visit the island’s main town of Portree.

Day4 - Travel up to the north of Skye to board the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. Continue onto Lewis and the islands main town of Stornoway for 2 nights at the Caberfeidh Hotel. Day5 - A wonderful guided excursion around the Isle of Lewis, viewing traditional Blackhouses, amazingly still lived in until recently, ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’ at Callanish and a historic ‘Broch’ at Carloway. Day6 - Morning free in Stornoway where the castle can be visited. Lunchtime crossing to Ullapool in Wester Ross and continue through delightful scenery to the Spay Valley for 1 night at the Carrbridge Hotel.

Day7 - Homeward journey. Loch Lomond The Cabarfeidh Hotel,Stornoway Known as ‘Stornoway’s finest hotel’ the Cabarfeidh is situated about one mile north of the town centre. All rooms have private facilities, telephone, television and complimentary tea and coffee. Facilities at the hotel include WiFi and lift serving all floors. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu.

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 43 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Northumbria & Scottish Railway This popular tour features three spectacular railway journeys taking in beautiful coastline, mysterious moors, majestic mountains and awe-inspiring lochs. We enter Scotland by train having travelled along the Northumberland coast and spend time in Edinburgh before heading for the Highlands, staying near to Loch Lomond. The second rail journey ends with a visit to Fort William and a free day in Oban before the last scenic rail journey of this circular tour. Day1 - Travel to Durham for an overnight stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Day2 -Board the morning train and travel through Newcastle before continuing up the beautiful Northumbrian coast and into Scotland arriving in Edinburgh. After time for sightseeing, board the coach for the onward journey to Loch Lomond and the Arrochar Hotel for 2 nights. Day3 -Local circular excursion travelling down Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde. Continue back up Loch Lomond with stops at Loch Lomond Shores shopping attraction and the village of Luss. Day4 -Join the train at Crianlarich where the 2 great lines of the Highlands meet. Travel across spectacular Rannoch Moor, through areas inaccessible by road and continue in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Forth William. After time in the town, re-board the coach for the onward journey to Oban for a two night stay at the Columba Hotel.

Day5 -Day of leisure in Oban. Day6 -The final train journey takes us alongside beautiful Loch Awe, hugging the mountain side in some places. Look out for the romantic Kilchurn Castle at the head of the loch. Travel to Dumbarton and meet the coach for the journey to Erskine Bridge Hotel for a final overnight stay. Day7 - Homeward journey. Columba Hotel, Oban Dating back to the 19th Century The Columba Hotel sits grandly in the North Pier, a picture perfect location overlooking the town of Oban and the Oban Bay. Facilities at the hotel include licensed bar and lift serving all floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, WiFi and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel offers a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included.

Arrochar Hotel The Arrochar Hotel is situated in one of the most picturesque positions based at the very foot of the Arrochar Alps on the shores of Loch Long. Facilities at the hotel include WiFi and a lift serving most floors. All recently refurbished rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, iron and complimentary tea and coffee. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu with a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Tour NSCR - 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 3rd May 7 Days £519 Supplements: Single Room £90 Day1 - Travel to Bridge of Allen for 1 night at the Royal Hotel. Day2 - Continue through the glorious scenery of the Scottish Highlands, stopping in the Highland’s capital of Inverness. We continue to Thurso on Scotlands northern coast for 1 night at the St Clair/Station hotel. Day3 -We take a morning 90 minute crossing to Stromness on Orkney for a tour of Orkney’s mainland with a local guide visiting Skara Brae, an Neolithic village that lay buried by sand for 4000 years; the stone Ring of Brodgar, the chapel built by Italian POWs and remains of battleships in Scapa Flow. We take a evening visit to Orkney Fossil Centre with refreshments before moving on for dinner in Kirkwall (Orkney). Board the ship for an overnight crossing to Lerwick, the Shetlands’ capital. Day4 -Breakfast on board ship before departing on a guided excursion to enjoy Shetland’s scenic mainland with visits to Jarlshof Viking Village and Scalloway Castle. Time in Lerwick before re-boarding the ship for an overnight cruise to Aberdeen. Dinner on board. Day5 - An early breakfast on board before docking in Aberdeen. Travel along beautiful Royal Deeside passing the Balmoral Estate before stopping in Braemar, home of one of the most famous Highland Games. Continue through the breathtaking scenery of Glenshee to the Westerwood Hotel in Glasgow for a final overnight stay. Day6 - Homeward journey.

Orkney & Shetland Minicruise A fantastic journey right up to the northern tip of the Highlands before boarding a Minicruise to both the Orkneys and Shetlands. Orkney is a group of 70 islands. The Shetlands actually lie closer to Norway than Britain. Both have amazing prehistoric remains with a strong Viking legacy. This circular route means that a wide variety of beautiful Scottish landscapes can be enjoyed both on the way up and on the return journey. Tour ORKN - 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 14th Jun 6 Days £675 6th Sep 6 Days £655 Northlink Ferries All accommodation on board Northlink Ferry have been built with comfort in mind. Cabins are modern and equipped with en suite facilities and complimentary tea & coffee. Facilities on board the ship include a spacious lounge and on board shop stocking the best of the Shetland and Orkney Islands’ crafts and produce. Supplements: Single Room £165 Ring of Brodgar NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 44 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Railways & Scotland’s Natural Wonders A holiday based in the epicentre of the West Highlands, surrounded by amazing scenery. A holiday with a twist as you have every opportunity of being in close proximity to extraordinary wildlife, with two cruises included, one accompanied by an RSPB Reserve Manager. A journey on the Famous West Highland Line will take you through some of the remotest yet prettiest areas of the Highlands, not accessible by road. Day1 - Travel to Arrochar and spend four nights at the Arrochar Hotel. Day2 - An exciting day awaits. We travel the short distance to Loch Lomond and board the cruiser at Tarbet. Joined by the RSPB Reserve Manager we cruise the eastern shoreline of Loch Lomond to Inversnaid. For those who wish, join a guided circular walk to vantage points on the Reserve, learning about the wildlife and eco-systems, whilst enjoying remarkable scenery. The walk takes around one hour. (A moderate level of fitness is required. It is a fairly steep path with many steps to the viewpoint. Appropriate clothing and footwear is essential and binoculars are recommended.) Those not wishing to join the walk can enjoy refreshments (not included) in the loch side Inversnaid Hotel, returning to Tarbet at 14-45hrs along the western side of the Loch.

Day3 - A more leisurely day with a circular tour venturing into Perthshire. Firstly to Dochart Falls, Killen then along the shoreline of glorious Loch Tay and to Aberfeldy. The tour continues to the Perthshire resort of Crieff with free time before returning to the hotel along the shoreline of Loch Earn with plenty of time to get ready for the Scottish Night and Highland Banquet. Day4 - After breakfast catch the mid-morning train from nearby Crianlarich Station for a two hour journey passing shimmering lochs, travel through the UK’s only snow tunnel and round the massif of Ben Nevis (please note that Crianlarich Station has 22 steps and no wheelchair access). Time free in Fort William before a wildlife watching tour on Loch Linnhe. Enjoy breath taking scenery with Ben Nevis in clear view, hear stories of the loch from the skipper and an opportunity to see a family of porpoise, seals , salmon, sea eagles and perhaps a golden eagle. Return to the hotel through mighty Glenco.

Day5 - Return journey home via Loch Lomond and Glasgow. Tour RSNW - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 28th Jun 5 Days £375 21st Sep 5 Days £365 Supplements: Single Room £90 Arrochar Hotel The Arrochar Hotel is situated in one of the most picturesque positions based at the very foot of the Arrochar Alps on the shores of Loch Long. Facilities at the hotel include WiFi and a lift serving most floors. All recently refurbished rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, iron and complimentary tea and coffee. The restaurant serves a seasonal menu with a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Day1 - Travel north through the Borders and arrive at Newtonmore for a four night stay at the Highlander Hotel. Day2 - Seats have been reserved on the Jacobite Steam Train on the nostalgic West Highland line. Made famous in the Harry Potter movies, the journey takes approximately 2 hours each way, one way by steam train and the other utilising the coach, both journeys are very different. Free time will be allowed to explore the fishing village of Mallaig. The Jacobite Steam Train is one of Europe’s most popular train journey’s absorbing Loch Eil, Caledonian Canal, Glenfinnan Viaduct and Monument and Loch Morar, Scotland’s deepest Loch. Absorb the beautiful views of Eigg, Muck and Rum. On the return capture the vista of mighty Ben Nevis and a stop will be made at Glenfinnan for photo opportunities of the Bonnie Prince Charlie monument, the viaduct and Loch Shiel.

Day3 - After breakfast head for Inverness to catch the train for Kyle of Lochalsh, by the Isle of Skye, a rail journey passing moorlands and mountain regions quoted by Michael Palin as being one of the most beautiful rail journeys in Europe. On arrival at Kyle, join the coach for the short journey over the bridge of Skye with time for sightseeing before returning to the hotel. Day4 - A leisurely breakfast followed by a short drive to Aviemore with free time to explore the resort and shops before boarding the Strathspey Steam Train to Broomill, most famously known as Glenbogle in the popular ‘Monarch of the Glen’ TV series. Hauled by steam, the one way 45 minute journey passes through spectacular Speyside Scenery. After a short stop, we continue to Grantown on Spey with time before returning to the hotel via the Scottish Heather Centre at Dulnain Bridge. Day5 - Homeward journey.

Romantic Highland Railways Breathtaking rail journeys capture the contrasting villages and towns of Inverness, Fort William, Aviemore and Kyle of Lochalsh. Sit back and relax on the Jacobite Steam Train as dramatic Highland landscapes glide past you. Go back in time on one of the most well-known and nostalgic rail journeys in Europe made famous in the Harry Potter movies. This tour also includes two other memorable rail experiences. Tour RHLR - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 6th Jul 5 Days £395 Highlander Hotel Based in the village of Newtonmore, within the Cairngorn National Park, the Highlander Hotel offers guests a warm welcome and is the ideal base for exploring the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. The hotels facilities include WiFi access in the lounge and some entertainment. All rooms have private facilities, iron/ironing board, complimentary tea and coffee, television, hairdryer and toiletries. The hotel offers a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Supplements: Single Room £75 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 45 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Birnam Hotel Royal Highland Safari The Birnam Hotel is located in the stunning Perthshire countryside in the heart of Scotland. The Baronial style hotel stands on the south bank of the River Tay, Scotland’s premier salmon fishing river. Facilities at the hotel include a cosy public bar area, outdoor decking area with seating, WiFi, lift serving all floors and beauty salon. All individually and tastefully decorated rooms have private facilities, television, telephone and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel offers a full Scottish breakfast and evening meals are waiter served with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Tour RHSA - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 8th Jun 5 Days £385 20th Jul 5 Days £385 14 Sep 5 Days £385 Supplements: Single Room £75 Our tour explores the natural beauty of Perthshire and Speyside. Experience the Highlands from an entirely different perspective taking every opportunity to witness an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, including a mountain top 4x4 safari led by kilted Rangers. The highlight of our tour surely must be a visit to Glamis Castle, the Queen Mother’s childhood home. There is no strenuous walking on this holiday and is suitable for all ages. Day1 - Travel to Dunkeld for a four night stay at the Birnam Hotel. Day2 - After a leisurely breakfast travel the short distance to meet up with your kilted Mountain Safari Rangers. Armed with your binoculars and cameras the 4x4’s will transport you in comfort and safety into Europe’s last wilderness. From the tops the scenery is breathtaking. There are regular sightings of Grouse, Mountain hares, deer and Golden Eagles. Stop off for a ‘wee dram’ and shortbread at a Mountain chalet. Afterwards we drive to the Kenmore Hotel, Aberfeldy by Loch Tay for lunch in one of Scotland’s oldest inns, dating back to 1672. After a stop for lunch continue through glorious Perthshire countryside with a stop in Pitlochry.

Day3 - Travel to the Cairngorm National Park, an area of outstanding beauty. Firstly a Park Ranger will join the coach for a guided tour of the 200 acre Highland Wildlife Park, discover Scottish wildlife and endangered animals of the world’s mountains and tundra in a spectacular Highland setting. The park is home to wildcats, wolves, Armur tigers, red deer, Capercaillie, the only 2 Polar bears resident in Britain as well as many more animals and birds not on show in any other UK zoo or park. Afterwards, free time in Aviemore and return with a stop at Queen Victoria’s favourite view at the head of Loch Tummel.

Day4 - No visit to Perthshire would be complete without a castle and Glamis will not disappoint. Admire its stunning architecture, explore its history, legends and myths or enjoy the surrounding beauty of the grounds and gardens. The castle is famed as being the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Approximately 4 hours will be spent at Glamis giving time for the short journey to the rejuvenated city of Dundee with time for sightseeing and shopping. Day5 - Homeward journey via Perth, Stirling and Glasgow. Scotland Top to Bottom Witness Scotland from the highest mountains to the depths of the sea with some fascinating and spectacular rides included. We include a cable car ride to view Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, a delightful restored railway, a funicular ride into the Cairngorm Mountains and a wonderful trip on a glass-bottomed boat in the Sound of Skye.

Day1 - Travel into Scotland for an overnight at the Erskine Bridge Hotel. Day2 - Continue north with a stop being made in historic Stirling before continuing via Pitlochry and Newtonmore to Carrbridge in the Spey Valley. Spend 3 nights at the Carrbridge Hotel. Day3 - Day of leisure Day4 - Travel to Broomhill to board a nostalgic train on the Strathspey Railway for a single journey to Aviemore. From here we travel high into the Cairngorm Mountains for a ride on the funicular Cairngorm Railway. This mountain range is home to Britain’s largest nature reserve and wonderful views are guaranteed. Day5 - Leave Carrbridge fand journey across Scotland. Travel along Loch Ness stopping at the ‘monster hunting’ mecca of Drumnadrochit before travelling on through gorgeous scenery to the Isle of Skye and spending 2 nights at the Kings Arms Hotel Kyleakin. Day6 - The morning starts with a trip on a glass-bottom boat, a chance to witness a fascinating undersea world. Continue to Skye’s main town of Portree, passing through the gorgeous scenery of the Cuillin Hills.

Day7 - Head south through Glen Shiel to Nevis Range for a ride on a cable car which offers fantastic views of Ben Nevis and surrounding area. Continue to Fort William where a stop will be made for lunch (not included) then via the Pass of Glencoe and along Loch Lomond to Glasgow for a final overnight at the Crowwood Hotel. Day8 - Homeward journey King Arms Hotel The Kings Arms Hotel is set against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery close to the Skye Bridge in the village of Kyleakin. All rooms have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. A lift serves all floors and the restaurant serves a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included.

Carrbridge Hotel The family owned Carrbridge Hotel is situated inside the Cairngorm National Park in the heart of the Scottish highlands offering guests breathtaking scenery. Facilities at the hotel include a lift serving most floors and licensed bar. All bedrooms have private facilities, television, telephone and complimentary tea & coffee. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour STTB - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 9th Jul 8 Days £535 Supplements: Single Room £100 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 46 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Park Inn by Radisson Scotland’s Hidden Railways Situated in the heart of the city, the Park Inn Aberdeen gives guests proximity to some of northeast Scotland’s most beautiful sights such as, the rugged coast, Royal Deeside and the Malt Whisky Trail. The hotels facilities include; WiFi, fitness centre and lift serving all floors. All stylish rooms have private facilities, 24 hour room service, television and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel offers an extensive buffet breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour HRLY - 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 1st Apr 7 Days £399 24th Jun 7 Days £419 26th Aug 7 Days £419 Supplements: Single Room £126 An enjoyable addition to a tour of Scotland’s lovely scenery with three journeys which are included on restored railways. We visit Scotland’s finest railway museum and enjoy excursions to explore Angus and the Highlands.

Day1 - Outward journey with 1 night at the Salutation Hotel in Perth. Day2 -Travel through the gorgeous scenery of Glenshee and Royal Deeside, stopping in Braemar, home of the most famous Highland Games. We also pass Balmoral Estate before following the pretty River Dee into Aberdeen. Continue to Park Inn by Radisson Hotel for 4 nights. Day3 -A free day in Aberdeen, the Granite City, with a rich maritime history. Day4 -Travel into Malt Whisky Country and the town of Keith for the first of our railway rides. The Keith and Dufftown Railway runs towards the head of the Spey Valley, famous for Whisky production.

Day5 -Today, head in the opposite direction to visit the towns of Brechin and Montrose, a ride is included on the restored Caledonian Railway. We also make a fascinating visit to Montrose Air Station where many of the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain were trained. Day6 -Head south travelling via Dundee and across the mighty bridges over the Tay Estuary and the Firth of Forth. Our third visit is to the *Bo’ness and Kinneal Railway which starts in the historic town of Bo’Ness, also home to the Museum of Scottish Railways. Continue to Leapark, Grangemouth for 1 night.

Day7 - Homeward journey *Please note that the Bo’ness and Kinneal Railway will not be available on departure 24 June 2014. This tour will operate with a visit to the Museum only. Bo‘ness & Kinnel Railway Skye, Mull & Arran Kings Arms Hotel The Kings Arms Hotel is set in breathtaking scenery close to the Skye Bridge in Kyleakin. All rooms have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. A lift serves all floors and the restaurant serves a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Columbia Hotel, Oban The 19th Century Columba Hotel sits in the North Pier, overlooking the town of Oban and the Oban Bay. Facilities at the hotel include licensed bar and lift serving all floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, WiFi and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel offers a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Menzies Irvine The four star Menzies Irvine hotel is located just outside Irvine. Recently refurbished, all rooms have private facilities, telephone, television, hairdryer and complimentary tea & coffee. No lift, ground/lower floor rooms are available on request. The restaurant offers a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Tour SKMA - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 17th May 8 Days £585 An epic journey down the beautiful west coast of Scotland visiting three of its most gorgeous islands, firstly visiting Skye, home to the spectacular Cuillin Mountains and a beautiful landscape around every corner. The second visit is to the Island of Mull where the colourful houses in Tobermory are much photographed. Thirdly we visit ‘Scotland in miniature’, the lovely Isle of Arran. Day1 - Travel to Stirling for 1 night at the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allen. Day2 -Continue through highland scenery to Kyle of Lochalsh and across the Skye Bridge and spend 2 nights at the Kings Arms Hotel Kyleakin.

Day3 -Circular tour via Sligachan, Dunvegan and Skeabost to the Island’s capital of Portree. Day4 -Leave Skye on the ferry crossing to Mallaig and travel down the Road To The Isles to Fort William. A short stop will be made before continuing to Oban for two nights at the Columba Hotel. Day5 -Take the morning ferry to the Isle of Mull to visit the islands pretty main town of Tobermory. Day6 -A scenic drive alongside Loch Awe, passing the iconic Kilchurn Castle, continue along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and into Ayrshire for two nights at the Menzies Irvine Hotel. Day7 - A day excursion via Ardrossan, to the Isle of Arran, nicknamed ‘Scotland in miniature’ because its geography mirrors that of the mainland but on a smaller scale.

Day8 -Homeward journey. Supplements: Single Room £90

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 47 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Stirling, Edinburgh & Inveraray With a setting of mountains, rocky crags and the winding river Forth, Stirling is the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Scotlands’ first national park. The city is a regional shopping destination with an abundance of quaint shops and stores. The old town is like a walk through history and attractions include; Stirling Castle and the Church of the Holy Rude. Edinburgh and The Lothian’s is a region of iconic landmarks, world-famous festivals and excellent attractions. Discover the vibrant and stunningly beautiful capital city of Scotland. Whether you’re looking for enthralling history and heritage, dramatic cultural landmarks, fascinating museum or outstanding natural beauty, you’ll find it all in Edinburgh and The Lothian’s. Dating back to the 19th Century, The Stirling Highland Hotel is located in the centre of Stirling providing an ideal base for exploration. Facilities at the hotel include lift serving all floors, working observatory, Health club with swimming pool and on-site whisky shop. All rooms have private facilities, television, hairdryer and WiFi. The hotel offers a Full Scottish Breakfast and three course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour SEDI - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 28th May 5 Days £359 2nd Jul 5 Days £369 Supplement: Single Room £125 The Stirling Highland Hotel HHH Edinburgh Day1 - Travel via Glasgow to Stirling for 4 nights at The Stirling Highland Hotel Day2 -A long but very scenic journey through the Trossachs National Park via the lovely Falls of Dochart at Killen. Continue along the top of Loch Lomond and on to Inveraray. A visit will be made to the castle, which became ‘Duneagle’ for the Scottish filming of Downton Abbey. Return along Glen Aray and Tyndrum.

Day3 -Day of leisure in Stirling. A visit to the Castle and Landmark Visitor Centre is highly recommended. Day4 -Head east to Falkirk for a ride on the amazing Falkirk Wheel, a unique boat lift. Continue to the mighty city of Edinburgh with plenty of time for shopping and sightseeing. Day5 - Homeward journey via Gretna Green. Waterways of Scotland Historical places are common in Scotland, but none more so than the Firths of Forth and Clyde in shaping Scotland’s and indeed Britain’s heritage. At a leisurely pace, we explore the best, from a loch cruise on a steamer, to the world’s only boat lift hoisting you over 35m. Be captivated at the landmarks and wildlife on the arranged cruises on the Forth and across the Clyde from Dunoon. Day1 - Travel to Dunblane for four nights at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

Day1 - A short journey through the glorious Trossachs to Loch Katrine. Join the steamship Sir Walter Scott for the beauty of the loch. As you travel, the tales and legends of the loch will be narrated by a crew member. Afterwards, continue through Callander to historical Stirling with time available for sightseeing. Day1 - A short drive takes you to the Falkirk Wheel, one of Scotland’s top attractions. Time here will involve a trip on the boat to experience the only rotating boatlift in the world, joining the Union Canal. In the afternoon, continue towards Edinburgh boarding the ‘Maid of the Forth’ for a memorable cruise under the two famous Forth Bridges, as well as passing by the 3rd bridge which is currently under construction. Continue out towards Incholm Island to view various wildlife including seals, dolphins and puffins.

Day1 - A spectacular day out into ‘bonnie’ Scottish Highland countryside. First to Loch Lomond, the ‘Queen of Scottish Lochs’ before continuing to Arrochar with its dramatic mountain backdrop known as the ‘Arrochar Alps’. Continue along the shoreline of Loch Fyne, Loch Eck and the famous Holy Loch to Dunoon with free time for lunch (not included). Board the ferry across the Firth of Clyde to Gourock returning to the hotel over the River Clydes Erskine Bridge. Day1 - Homeward journey. Dunblane Hydro Hotel HHH Set in ten acres of private landscaped grounds in the beautiful Perthshire countryside, the elegant Victorian style Dunblane Hydro Hotel provides the perfect grand base for our tour. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, bar and lift serving all floors. All stylish guest bedrooms have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. Porterage is also included. Tour WWOS - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 8th Jun 5 Days £395 6th Sep 5 Days £395 Steamship Sir Walter Scott Supplements: Single Room £90

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 48 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Wonders of Scotland The islands off the coast of Scotland hold a wealth of world-class prehistoric monuments, a legacy of early settlers who build their villages and monuments way before Stonehenge. A visit is included to ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’ on the Isle of Lewis, as well as two remarkable village settlements on Orkney and Shetland. Set in 18 acres of parkland with views of The Erskine Bridge, Erskine Bridge Hotel offers a relaxed setting. Facilities include leisure club and spa, WiFi, bar and lift serving all floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, hairdryer and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel offers a Full Scottish breakfast and 3 course evening meal with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour WOSC - 8 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 19th Sep 9 Days £989 Supplement: Single Room £215 Erskine Bridge Hotel The Cabarfeidh is situated 1 mile north of the town centre. All rooms have private facilities, telephone, television and complimentary tea & coffee. Facilities at the hotel include WiFi and lift serving all floors. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. The Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway Day1 - Travel into Scotland for 1 night at the Erskine Bridge Hotel. Day2 - Continue north through Scotland with a stop in Inverness before continuing to Ullapool. Evening ferry crossing to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis for a two night stay at the Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway where a ldinner has been arranged for this evening. Day3 - A guided excursion around the Isle of Lewis, viewing traditional Blackhouses amazingly still lived in until the 1960’s, ‘Scotland’s Stonehenge’ at Callanish and a historic ‘Broch’ at Carloway. Day4 - Early morning crossing to Ullapool. On arrival we follow the coast road around the north west coast of Scotland, an area seldom explored on a Scottish coach tour. Stop in beautiful Durness, before continuing along Scotland’s north coast to Thurso spending 2 nights at the St Cair/Station Hotel.

Day5 - Day of leisure in Thurso. Day6 - Morning crossing to Stromness on Orkney. Continue for a tour of Orkney’s mainland with a local guide visiting Skara Brae, the Neolithic village that lay buried for 4000 years; the stone Ring of Brodgar, the chapel built by Italian POWs and the remains of battleships scuppered at Scapa Flow. Dinner provided in Kirkwall before boarding the ship for an overnight crossing to Lerwick. Day7 - Breakfast on board ship and depart on a excursion of Shetland’s mainland with a visit to Jarlshof Viking Settlement and Scalloway Castle. Time will be available in Lerwick before re-boarding the ship for an overnight cruise to Aberdeen. Dinner on board. Day8 - Breakfast on board before docking in Aberdeen. Travel along Royal Deeside by Balmoral Estate and stopping in Braemar, home of the famous Highland Games. Continue through the scenery of Glenshee then on to the Westerwood Hotel in Glasgow for 1 night. Day9 - Homeward journey.

Donegal Delights Beautiful Donegal is one of Ireland’s less tamed counties, with a stunning Atlantic coastline and wild, unspoilt landscapes. Amidst the beautiful mountains, Glenveagh National Park offers a calm oasis with gorgeous gardens and a fascinating Visitor Centre. Day1 - Travel through Wales to Holyhead for an afternoon crossing to Ireland. Travel into Dublin for an overnight stay at the Grand Canal Hotel situated close to the city centre. Day2 - Enjoy a morning in Dublin’s fair city before continuing across Ireland with a journey featuring the best scenery en route to Ballybofey and spend 5 nights at the Jacksons Hotel. Day3 - Travel into the Glenveagh National Park with a stop at the Visitor Centre. Continue to the Rosses to enjoy the beautiful Atlantic coast scenery.

Day4 - Day of leisure. Day5 - A visit to Donegal town, a main centre of Irish music, before continuing to the fishing port of Killybegs. Return via Glenties and the Blue Stack Mountains. Day6 - Excursion to fascinating Derry - Londonderry where time will be available to walk the city walls or enjoy some shopping. Day7 - Head back through Ireland, skirting beautiful Lough Erne and making a stop in Enniskillen before heading on to Dublin for a final overnight at the Aspect Hotel Park West. Day8 - Homeward journey Jacksons Hotel This award winning hotel is situated in Ballybofey just twenty minutes from Donegal town and Letterkenny. The hotel offers exceptional amenities which include a fully equipped leisure centre with swimming pool, WiFi, licensed bar and lift serving most floors. Guest bedrooms at the Jacksons Hotel are comfortable and decorated in a warm traditional Irish Country style. All rooms have private facilities, television, hairdryer, complimentary tea and coffee and telephone. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour DONE - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 21st Jun 8 Days £545 30th Aug 8 Days £535 Dublin Supplements: Single Room £130 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 49 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) The Essence of Ireland This tour aims to capture the essence of Ireland in its history, its scenery, its pastimes and its fun. We stay in Westmeath at the four star Bloomfield House Hotel with its beautiful grounds and excellent leisure centre. We spend time on a traditional Irish farm, visit a prehistoric gem that’s older than Stonehenge and also visit Mullingar Racetrack for a fun evening ‘at the dogs’. Situated on Lough Ennell south of Mullingar, the four star Bloomfield House Hotel offers a country escape. The hotels facilities include Bloomfield Spa & Leisure Club featuring swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, bar and lift to all floors. The hotel’s guest rooms have private facilities, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, television and complimentary tea & coffee. The hotel serves a full Irish breakfast and evening meals are waiter served with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour WOSC - 8 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 19th Sep 9 Days £989 Supplement: Single Room £110 Bloomfield House Day1 - Travel to Holyhead for an afternoon crossing to Dublin. Spend 1 night in central Dublin at the Grand Canal Hotel. Day2 - Enjoy a free morning in Dublin’s fair city before continuing to Mullingar with a journey featuring the best scenery en route. Spend 5 nights at the Bloomfield House Hotel. Day3 - We visit the town of Trim, including Trim Visitor Centre and a guided tour of its castle, used in the filming of Braveheart. Bective Abbey and Dunsany Castle were also used in the filming. Day4 - We go right back in history for the fascinating Boyne Valley, including a visit to Newgrange, an amazing prehistoric burial chamber. More recently the Battle of The Boyne was one of the main events that shaped Irish History and there is an interesting trail along the valley telling the story of the battle. Day5 - Day of leisure before spending an evening at the local greyhound stadium for a fun evening ‘at the dogs’. Day6 - Today we really live Irish culture as we visit a traditional farm and enjoy a brown bread baking demonstration; we learn to play the Bodrhan, watch a sheepdog demonstration, try a few dance steps and enjoy an Irish tea.

Day7 - Return to Dublin for 1 night at the Aspect Park West Hotel. Day8 - Morning crossing to Holyhead and continue homeward. Dublin Day1 - Travel through Wales to Holyhead for an afternoon crossing to Ireland. Travel into Dublin for an overnight stay at the Grand Canal Hotel situated close to the city centre. Day2 - Enjoy a free morning in Dublin’s fair city before continuing across Ireland with a journey featuring the best scenery en route. Continue to McWilliam Park Hotel for 5 nights. Day3 - An excursion via Ballinrobe to the spectacular Connemara National Park. A stop will be made in Clifden close to where flying pioneers Alcock and Brown touched down; and the popular town of Westport, overlooked by sacred Croagh Patrick mountain.

Day4 - Day at leisure. Day5 - Travel via Foxford and Ballina before continuing over the Ox Mountains to the lovely little city of Sligo. Return via the famous Catholic Shrine of Knock. Day6 - Travel firstly to Lahardane from where 14 villagers boarded Titanic and 11 perished on that fateful voyage in 1912. Continue to the Curraun Peninsula and onto Achill Island, home to some of Europe’s most impressive cliff landscapes. Day7 - Head back across Ireland to Dublin for 1 night at the Aspect Hotel Park West.

Day8 - Homeward journey. Hidden Ireland On this tour we visit beautiful County Mayo, in a region often referred to as ‘Hidden Ireland’. It’s a county of sleepy lakes, the unique flora and fauna of ancient peat marshes, spectacular cliff scenery and fascinating reminder of a thousand years history. McWilliam Park Hotel The McWilliam Park Hotel is centrally located offering breathtaking landscapes and beautiful surroundings of Mayo. Facilities at the hotel include swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, WiFi, games room, entertainment and lift serving all floors. All beautifully decorated guest bedrooms have WiFi, complimentary tea and coffee, hairdryer, telephone, trouser press and television. The hotel offers a cold breakfast buffet as well as choice of menu for a hot option. Evening meals are waiter served with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour MAYO - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 31st May 8 Days £535 12th Jul 8 Days £535 13th Sep 8 Days £535 Clifden Supplements: Single Room £125 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 50 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Brehon Hotel Killarney & The Ring of Kerry The Brehon in Killarney gives a relaxed elegance and modern convenience with views of the Killarney National Park. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, yet close enough to browse around the shops and cafes. Guests can enjoy the hotels facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre, 24 hour front desk and a lift serving all floors. All elegantly decorated rooms have private facilities, telephone, television and complimentary tea & coffee. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour KILLA - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 17th May 8 Days £599 7th Jun 8 Days £599 6th Sep 8 Days £599 Supplements: Single Room £180 Killarney is Ireland’s most popular tourist town. It’s colourful streets lined with interesting shops and music bars, the famous jaunting cars, gorgeous lakes and the backdrop of the Killarney National Park make it a magical location.

Day1 - Travel through Wales to Holyhead for an afternoon crossing to Ireland. Continue into Dublin for an overnight stay at the Grand Canal Hotel situated close to the city centre. Day2 - Enjoy a free morning in Dublin’s fair city before continuing across Ireland with a journey featuring the best scenery en route to Killarney where we stay for 5 nights at the Brehon Hotel. Day3 - Travel to Kerry’s county town of Tralee for sightseeing before enjoying tDingle Peninsula. We visit the fishing port of Dingle, from where whale and seal watching trips are available. Day4 - Day of leisure.

Day5 - The Ring of Kerry, often said to be Ireland’s most spectacular excursion. Skirt the Iveragh peninsula with mountains to one side, superb sea views on the other and many ancient relics of former inhabitants. Day6 - Excursion through beautiful scenery to the delightful fishing port of Bantry. Return via Kenmore. Day7 - Head back across Ireland via Co. Tipperary, visiting Cahir with its impressive castle and Cashel, former seat of the Kings of Ireland. Overnight at the Aspect Hotel Park West. Day8 - Homeward journey.

Bantry Irish Melody South of Dublin lies one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, the Wicklow Mountains National Park where we stay for the first half of this tour. We then continue south west, stopping in Ireland’s oldest city en route. We learn about the last days of the ill-fated Titanic, which was built in Belfast and picking up passengers in Cobh, Co. Cork, her last port of call; a tour that combines wonderful scenery with fascinating history. Day1 - Afternoon crossing from Holyhead; continue passing Dublin and into the Wicklow Mountains for a three night stay at the Summerhill House in Enniskery.

Day2 - A visit to Powerscourt, one of Ireland’s most impressive estates with breathtaking views. Afterwards we tour of the National Park stopping at Avoca which was the scene for the filming of ‘Ballykissangel’. It is also home to Avoca Handweavers. Day3 - Travel into Dublin for a free day’s shopping and sightseeing. Day4 - We head south west travelling first to ancient Kilkenny, said to be Ireland’s oldest capital. After time to browse its ancient streets, continue via Waterford and the pretty village of Lismore to Midleton for a 3 night stay at the Midleton Park Hotel. Day5 - At leisure in Midleton.

Day6 - Today we travel to the harbour town of Cobh, formerly Queenstown, which was Titanic’s last port of call. The town oozes history and we visit two excellent attractions to learn the story of Titanic and of the mass emigration of Irish folk. Day7 - Travel back across Ireland via Cahir, with its impressive Castle and Cashel, former seat of the ancient Kings of Ireland. Final overnight stop near Dublin. Day8 - Morning ferry crossing to Holyhead and continue homeward. Summerhill House Nestled above the village of Enniskerry, the Summerhill Hotel is a relaxing setting with majestic scenery. The hotels facilities include Cooperbeach Bar, WiFi, room service and lift serving most floors. All guest rooms at the hotel have private facilities, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and complimentary tea and coffee. The hotel serves a full Irish breakfast and evening meals are waiter served with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour IMEL - 7 nights dinner bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 28th Jun 8 Days £585 26th Jul 8 Days £585 Cahir Castle Supplements: Single Room £130 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 51 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays (£40 single Door 2 Door) Best Western Carlton Hotel Lake Annecy & Geneva Just outside the Medieval City the Best Western Carlton Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the town, just a stones throw away from the breath taking panorama of the Annecy Lake and mountains. The hotel’s facilities include licensed bar, lounge, WiFi and lift serving all floors. All guest bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, television and WiFi. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served four course evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included.

Tour ANNE - 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 5 nts dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 28th Jun 8 Days £789 2nd Aug 8 Days £799 Supplements: Single Room £215 Annecy and Lake Annecy form one of the most beautiful and interesting French Alpine resorts. The town itself is a fascinating place with local similarities to Venice along ‘Le Thiou’ canal, which is bedecked with flowers and many waterside restaurants, cafes and shops. Along the lakeside, spacious lawns and grassland with an abundance of trees and flowers together with the backdrop of mountains make Annecy a delightful resort in which to stay.

Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel to St Quentin for 1 night. Day2 - Continue to Annecy for 5 nights at the Best Western Carlton Hotel. Day3 - At leisure in Annecy. Day4 - A wonderful three countries Alpine tour travelling through the Mont Blanc Tunnel into Italy, then via Courmayeur into the Valle d’Aosta to the town of Aosta. We climb the Grand St Bernards Pass with magnificent scenery and spectacular views near the summit as we cross into Switzerland near the Hospice which is where the monks first used the St Bernards as rescue dogs. Descending the pass, we reach Martinigny and cross the Col de Montets on our return.

Day5 - At leisure in Annecy. Day6 - Cross the frontier into Switzerland to the famous city of Geneva with its famous 400ft jet of water which emerges from the lake. Day7 - Travel to St Quentin for 1 night Day8 - Homeward journey. Geneva Landhotel Post Edensee Situated in the heart of Salzkammergut, on the shore of Lake Traun, the Land Hotel Post Ebensee is the perfect relaxing setting for exploring the beautiful surroundings, countless events and many attractions. Facilities at the hotel include; a lift serving most floors, bar, garden, terrace, sauna and whirlpool. All bedrooms have private facilities, television, telephone and hairdryer. The hotel offers a continental buffet style breakfast and evening meals are waiter served with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included. Tour AUST - Departure Dates Prices 2nd Jun 10 Days £679 1st Sep 10 Days £679 Ebensee, situated on Lake Traunsee, is an ideal for touring the Salzkammergut, the Austrian Lakes and the Salzburg area. The Salzkammergut region is famous for its mountain scenery and beautiful lakes. TEbensee, which is embedded in this scenic landscape, offers a broad and varied choice of holiday, filled with sports and recreation, nature and culture and much more. Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel to Metz for 1 night. Day2 - Continue to Ebensee and spend 7 nights at the Landhotel Post. Day3 - Day of leisure.

Day4 - A leisurely tour of Bad Ischl, before continuing to the lakeside village of Hallstatt, described as probably the most beautiful lakeside village in the world. Time will be allowed for an optional boat trip to take advantage of views of Hallstatt. Day5 - A full day tour to Vienna, graced by the facades of the Hofburg, the Rathaus and the Opera. Day6 - Day of leisure. Day7 - Travel to St Wolfgang, on the shores of Wolfgangsee. St Wolfgang is the most visited place in the Salzkammergut with its famous white Horse Inn and lakeside promenade. Day8 - Day of leisur.e Day9 - Travel to Metz for 1 night. Day10 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. This tour includes door to door home collection service Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna Austrian Lakes & Vienna 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast Supplements: £150 NEW TOUR NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 52 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Landhotel Rebstock The Black Forest Hideaway, Triberg & Titisee The Landhotel Rebstock is situated in Schonach, a short distance from Triberg in the middle of one of the most beautiful mountain valleys of the Black Forest. Facilities at this charming family run hotel include an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, sauna, solarium and a lift serving all floors. All comfortable rooms have private facilities, telephone and television. The restaurant offers traditional buffet style meals which can be enjoyed in either the indoor restaurant or the outdoor terrace. Porterage is also included. Tour BLAC - 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 28th Jun 8 Days £529 30th Aug 8 Days £529 The Black Forest, the setting of Grimm Brothers fairytales, is one of the most beautiful regions of Germany, the land of cuckoo clocks, half-timbered farmhouses and dark evergreen forests. The Black Forest is bordered by the Rhine Valley which is a picturesque region with vineyards, mountain lakes, river valleys, wide open countryside, historic towns and villages and forests. Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel into northern France for an overnight stay in the Cambrai area.

Day2 - Continue to the Black Forest and spend 5 nights at the Landhotel Rebstock Day3 - Day of leisure. Day4 - Baden Baden and the Schwarzwald Hochstrase: A full day excursion travelling to the picturesque spa town of Baden Baden located on the foothills of the Black Forest on the Oos River. After a stop we continue exploring this attractive region travelling along the Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, or Black Forest High Road, the best known themed roads in Germany. A stop in Mummelsee, the highest lake in the Black Forest. Day5 - Freudenstadt: A full day excursion, travelling into the heart of the Black Forest region to the historic town of Freudenstadt before continuing onto Triberg visiting a cuckoo clock factory. Day6 - Titisee and Freiburg: A full day excursion, via the health resort of Triberg and Furtwangen to Lake Titisee in the south of the Black Forest. After time to explore we then continue to Freiburg. Day7 - Travel back into France for an overnight stay near Arras. Day8 - Homeward journey travelling via Eurotunnel. Freudenstadt Supplements: Single Room £120 Hotel Gemma del Mare The Hotel Gemma del Mare in Marina di Piestrasanta is situated in the village of Versillia, it is just a short walk to the sea and is pinewood garden. The hotel is a 3 star hotel with facilities that include bar and sun terrace. The bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with hairdryers, telephone, television, Wi-Fi, room safe and air conditioning. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour CINQ - Departure Dates Prices 2nd Jun 10 Days £695 29th Sep 10 Days £695 Italian Riviera and Tuscany, on the trail of Christopher Columbus and Leonardo da Vinci. Relax by the sea and palm fringed beaches, discover spectacular scenery, stunning coastline and quaint villages of this unique corner of Italy full of history and unique towns. Day1 - Outward journey travelling via Eurotunnel to the Troyes area for 1 overnight on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day2 - We continue to Italy passing the region of Burgundy, famous for its fine wines, upon arrival at the hotel we settle into our hotel for the next 7 nights on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. Day3 - We travel to Montalbano and Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born just outside the town in the foothills of Mount Albano. See the church of Santa Croce where da Vinci was baptised and the Conti Guidi Castle where the da Vinci museum and library are housed. Day4 - Day at leisure. The resort of Marina Di Pietrasanta with its sandy beaches, surrounded by pinewoods and mountains is the perfect resort to relax and soak up the idyllic Mediterranean way of life. Day5 - We visit the city of Genoa the capital of Liguria, birthplace of Christopher Columbus. We enjoy a guided tour of the city and visit the palace. We travel to Santa Margherita Ligure, where we board the ferry to Portofino with its coloured houses lining the shore of the harbour. Next we sail to Rapollo, with time at leisure. Day6 - Today our guide joins us for a boat trip to Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower. We sail down the river Arno following the footsteps of pilgrims, knights and adventures. We visit the Square of Miracles a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Leaning Tower and Cathedral. Time at leisure to explore the city . Day7 - Our excursion takes us to Cinque Terre, the “five lands”, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time has stood still for these villages where the houses are built from the sea upwards. We enjoy an included train from Manarola to Monterosso, and then a boat ride to Monterosso, Portovenere and La Spezia. Day8 - We visit Lucca with tree-lined 16th century walls, now a pedestrian promenade. The the medieval towers, the gardens and the shops of the old town give this ancient city its distinctive profile with the added advantage of being absolutely flat.

Day9 - We depart after breakfast travelling via Switzerland to the Metz area for our overnight bed & breakfast stay. Day10 - Today we travel back to Calais for the Eurotunnel service, we return home to the UK and our home destinations. This tour includes door to door home collection service Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre & Portofino 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast Supplements: Single Room £150 NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 53 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Princess Hotel Delightful Dutch Bulbfields & Ostend Situated in the centre of Ostend, the Princess Hotel is close to all amenities as well as the beach. Guests will be greeted with a warm welcome by the Vercaemst-Stoops family and their team. Facilities at the hotel include a 24 hour reception desk, licensed bar and lift serving all floors. All comfortable bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, television and telephone. Meals served at the hotel are buffet style and Porterage is also included.

Tour HERB - 4 nights bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 29th Mar 5 Days £349 26th Apr 5 Days £349 Supplements: Single Room £90 Our popular Dutch Bulbfields tour for 2015 will be based in Ostend, the largest and most popular resort on the Belgian North Sea coast. The Dutch Bulbfields are a must for any flower enthusiasts, the dazzling display of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are truly beautiful. From the end of March until the second week of May the flowers in the bulb fields bloom. Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel to Ostend and spend 4 nights at the Princess Hotel.

Day2 - Day of leisure. Day3 - The highlight of our tour is an extended day excursion to the Dutch Bulbfields, featuring the world famous Keukenhof park with time to see the glorious array of colourful gardens and indoor displays. Day4 - We travel the short distance to the medieval city of Bruges with time available to wander around its interesting streets and squares. Day5 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. St Sauveur, Bruges Fuschl, Austrian Lakes & Salzburg Tour FUSC - Departure Dates Prices 26th May 10 Days £745 8th Sep 10 Days £745 Supplements: Single Room £125 Set amidst the stunningly beautiful landscape of the Salzkammergut region of Austria, east of Salzburg, in the heart of The Sound of Music county lies the pretty village of Fuschl am See. The village itself is located on the south east end of Lake Fuschl and six miles North West of Lake Wolfgang. Secluded from the main road Fuschl is traffic free and provides a safe environment to wander around the numerous shops, cafes and restaurants that are dotted around the lakeside. Fuschl is within easy reach of St Wolfgang, Salzburg, Alpbach and Zell am See. Day1 - Outward journey via Eurotunnel and across northern France and Belgium into Germany, travelling to Aachen for an overnight stay.

Day2 - Continue through Germany and into Austria to arrive Fuschl early evening for a 7 nights stay. Day3 - Day of leisure. Day4 - A leisurely tour firstly travelling to the spa town of Bad Ischl, where the healing power of salt water baths in the Salzkammergut was discovered at the beginning of the 18th century. The journey continues to the beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt, described as probably the most beautiful lakeside village in the world. Day5 - Salzburg is Austria’s fourth largest city and the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1756. It is also known as the setting for the film “Sound of Music”, and also for its baroque architecture in an Alpine setting.

Day6 - Day of leisure in Fuschl Day7 - A half day tour, situated on the shores of Wolfgangsee. St Wolfgang is the most visited place in the Salzkammergut with its famous White Horse Inn and lakeside promenade. Day8 - Day of leisure in Fuschl. Day9 - Homeward journey travelling to Liege for an overnight stay. Day10 - After an early breakfast, continue via Eurotunnel, arriving home early evening. This tour includes door to door home collection service Hotel Schuetzenhof Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Salzkammergut Lake District the Hotel Schuetzenhof sits directly on the lake shore and offers unspoilt views across the lake. This friendly family run hotel has much to offer with welcoming attentive staff and extensive facilities which include a lift serving most floors, bar, terrace, private beach area, sauna, whirlpool and fitness centre. All rooms have private facilities, radio, telephone, television, hairdryer and safe. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner bed & breakfast in resort NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 54 Lake Como, The Italian Lakes & Switzerland Lake Como is one of the most spectacular of all Italian Lakes with pretty villages line its shores. The lakes main town is Como which is situated where the southern and western shores meet, the lakes other main town is Lecco which sits on the southern shore where it meets the eastern shore. Lake Como is ideally situated close to the city of Milan in the foothills of the Alps. Amazing scenery and peaceful surroundings make Lake Como an ideal place to relax and unwind and to explore the region. Day1 - Outward journey via Eurotunnel and across northern France to Luxembourg for an overnight stay.

Day2 - Continue through France and into Tremezzo for a 7 night stay at the Hotel Bazzoni. Day3 - Day of leisure. Day4 - A day tour to Lugano, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland; with its mild climate, there are sub- tropical plants by the lakeside promenade. Lugano is a mix of Swiss efficiency, Mediterranean atmosphere and Italian culture. Day5 - A full day to Milan, regarded as a world centre for design and fashion. The architecture includes such famous buildings as Milan Cathedral, the fourth largest in the world and La Scala Opera House.

Day6 - Day of leisure. Day7 - An excursion to the Swiss resort town of St Moritz, whilst known as a ski resort, it is also a popular summer destination. Day8 - Day of leisure. Day9 - Homeward journey travelling to the St Quentin area for an overnight stay. Day10 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. This tour includes door to door home collection service St Moritz Tour COMO - t Departure Dates Prices 28th Apr 10 Days £699 9th Jun 10 Days £699 25th Aug 10 Days £699 Supplements: Single Room £90 Hotel Bazzoni The Hotel Bazzoni is situated in the centre of Tremezzo in front of the lake. The welcoming atmosphere along with the friendly staff and good food make this an ideal hotel for rest and relaxation. The hotels extensive facilities include two lifts, gardens for pleasant walks, outdoor swimming pool and terrace. Buffet style meals are served in the restaurant. All rooms at the hotel have private facilities, hairdryer, telephone and television. Porterage is also included. 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Day1 - Outward journey via Eurotunnel and across northern France to Metz for an overnight stay.

Day2 - Continue through France and into Italy to arrive Riva del Garda for a 7 night stay at the Hotel Sole. Day3 - Day of leisure. Day4 - A full day to Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’, located between Milan and Venice. Day5 - A full day to Venice with an opportunity to take the waterbus to St Mark’s Square (fare included). Travel along Venice’s Grand Canal, you will see what life is like in a city without automobiles. Day6 - Day of leisure.

Day7 - An early start for a day tour to the Dolomites passing through some magnificent scenery in Europe. This day alone is worth the journey to Italy. Travel via Bolzano, Costalunga Pass, Lake Carezza and Pass del Pordoi. Day8 - Day of leisure. Day9 - Homeward journey travelling to the Rheims area for 1 night. Day10 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. This tour includes door to door home collection service Lake Garda, The Dolomites & Venice The spendour of Italy’s largest lake is legendary. Charming waterside resorts and villages lie sheltered, before a stunning backdrop of mountain scenery. Lake Garda has a unique charm that has captivated visitors for centuries; within easy access to Verona, Venice and the Dolomite mountain range. Tour GARD - Departure Dates Prices 7th Apr 10 Days £709 26th May 10 Days £729 16th Jun 10 Days £729 29th Sep 10 Days £729 Hotel Sole The Hotel Sole is situated in a central position on the waterfront opposite the small harbour of Riva. The hotel offers the ideal base for either a relaxing holiday with gorgeous beaches nearby or a active break walking the hills. The hotel itself has a range of facilities, these include: a sauna, whirlpool and solarium, roof top terrace with sun loungers, lake side restaurant, pizzeria, snack bar and ice-cream parlour. A lift serves all floors and all bedrooms have private facilities, WiFi, telephone, television, and safe. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Supplements: Single Room £170 Verona 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 55 Lakes & Mountains of Switzerland Switzerland has some of Europe’s most impressive scenery. Its grandiose mountain ranges rise above lush green valleys dotted with pretty flower-decked villages, plunging waterfalls and mountain streams descent to the serenity and charm of the Swiss Lakes. Our holiday is centred in the quiet, peaceful village of Flüeli-Ranft providing an excellent base for exploring Lucerne and the most spectacular of the Alpine regions, the Bernese Oberland.

Day1 - Travel to Reims via Eurotunnel for 1 night. Day2 - Travel through France into Switzerland to the Hotel Paxmontana for a 6 night stay. Day3 - Day of leisure to relax and discover this delightful resort. Day4 - A full day excursion visiting the city of Lake Lucerne. The shore is peppered with a succession of pretty towns and villages and surrounded by imposing Alpine peaks. Day5 - Travel to Interlaken, the main resort of the Bernese Oberland, situated between lakes Thun and Brienz and overlooked by the spectacular Jungfrau Mountains. Continue with a visit to Grindelwald at the foot of the Eiger, the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. It may be possible for an optional railway or cable car journey.

Day6 - A magnificent tour discovering four of Switzerland’s alpine passes, with open views of breathtakingly mountain landscapes, quaint villages and deep valleys. We take the Susten Pass to Wassen and stop in the mountain town of Andermatt. We continue over the St Gotthard Pass to Airolo. Returning over the Nufenen and Grimsel passes. Day7 - Our final day of leisure, an opportunity to discover the local village, the birthplace and resting place of Niklaus von Flüe / Brother Klaus, a 15th century Swiss national hero and the patron saint of Switzerland. Day8 - Travel to Reims for an overnight stay Day9 - Homeward journey via Eurotunel This tour includes door to door home collection Tour LUCE - Departure Dates Prices 16th May 9 Days £749 1st Aug 9 Days £749 Supplements: Single Room £190 Hotel Paxmontana The Art Nouveau style Jugendstil Hotel Paxmontana is located in Flueli-Ranftin, the centre of Switzerland, offering pviews of the surrounding lakes and mountains, making the hotel the perfect base for our tour. Facilities at the hotel include garden, sun terrace, WiFi, bar, and lift serving all floors. All bedrooms have private facilities and desk. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Mount Eiger 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 6 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Day1 - Outward via Eurotunnel to Reims for 1 night bed and breakfast. Day2 - Continue to Lake Maggiore for a 7 night stay. Day3 - Day of leisure.

Day4 - Full day excursion Italy’s most stylish city, Milan. Other sites to visit include the La Scala Theatre, Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper“ (tickets not included and must be pre-ordered) and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with its beautiful shops, restaurant and cafes. Day5 - A full day in Lugano. Surrounded by mountains, the climate gives it a Mediterranean feel, with palm trees lining the lake front and parks with sub-tropical plants. Lugano is full of culture and historic buildings.

Day6 - Day of leisure to relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Day7 - A full day in Locarno famous for its International Film Festival and mild climate, doffering a host of surprises and fascinating discoveries, from the narrow streets of the old town to the large sun-drenched Piazza Grande with its shops and cafes. Day8 - Final day of leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Day9 - Travel to Reims for 1 night bed and breakfast Day10 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. This tour includes door to door home collection service Classical Italy, Lake Maggiore & Milan Lake Maggiore is Italy situated at the foot of the Italian Alps. The climate which lasts all year producing lush Mediterranean vegetation. Indeed Maggiore is renowned for its gardens like those at Isola Madre, Isola Brissago and at the Villa Teranto. Tour MAGG - Departure Dates Prices 2nd Jun 10 Days £875 11th Aug 10 Days £825 6th Oct 10 Days £815 Hotel Simplon The Simplon is the ideal setting for guests looking for a relaxing stay. Facilities include bar, outdoor swimming pool and lift serving most floors. All traditional bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television, telephone, WiFi and mini bar. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Grand Hotel Dino The Hotel Splendid is the only hotel with private beach on Lake Maggiore The hotels facilities include Turkish bath, salt sauna, gym and jacuzzi as well as lift to most floors. All traditional bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television, telephone, WiFi and mini bar. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals. Porterage is also included. Grand Hotel Bristol The Grand Hotel Bristol is location on the lakeside of Lake Maggiore. Facilities include a bar, outdoor and indoor swimming pool and lift serving most floors. All bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television, telephone, WiFi and mini bar. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Supplements: Single Room £235 The Grand Hotel Dino overlooks Lake Maggiore. Facilities include indoor & outdoor swimming pool, lounge bar and lift serving most floors. All bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television, telephone, WiFi and mini bar. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals. Porterage is also included. Hotel allocated on arrival. 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Hotel Splendid Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 56 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Hotel Roissy, Lourdes Ibis Paris La Defense Centre Lourdes & Paris ~ A journey of discovery Centrally located near the entrance to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a few minutes. The hotel’s facilities include; lift serving all floors, licensed bar and Wi-Fi. All bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer and television. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Situated approx. 2.5 miles from the Arc de Triompe and 3 miles from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel’s facilities include; wheelchair access, free WiFi, licensed bar, terrace, restaurant and lift serving all floors. The bedrooms have private facilities, television, air conditioning and hairdryer. Breakfast at the hotel is buffet style with an extensive selection. The metro is located opposite the hotel. Tour LOUR - Departure Dates Prices 26th Apr 8 Days £649 31st May 8 Days £649 13th Sep 8 Days £649 Supplements: Single Room £125 Lourdes, one of the world’s most important Catholic pilgrimage sites, it is here the young Bernadette Soubirous saw the Virgin Mary in a series of visions in 1858. We conclude our tour with a visit to Paris, offering excellent shops, sightseeing and quaint restaurants. Famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Sacre Coeur, and the River Seine offering wonderful cruises.

Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel to Rouen the “Town with a Thousand Spires” where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. 1 night dinner, bed and breakfast. Day2 - Continue our journey via Chartres known for its famous Gothic cathedral, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. We stop in cTours with its medieval streets and half-timbered houses before we reach Poitiers for 1 night dinner bed and breakfast. Day3 - Today we take a leisurely drive towards the Pyrénées arriving mid- afternoon in Lourdes for 3 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Roissy. For many Christians, Lourdes means the revival of their faith and for people who are unwell a hope for recovery. Day4 - At leisure in Lourdes. An uopportunity to discover the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, visit the Grotto, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Rosary Basilica, the Miraculous Spring, the Holy Stairs, the Way of the Cross, the Basilica of Saint Pius X, bathe in the Lourdes water and in the evening follow the torchlight procession.

Day5 - At leisure in Lourdes or join the afternoon included excursion, a scenic drive into the Pyrénées mountains to the beautiful UNSECO World Heritage Site Cirque de Gavarnie. Day6 - Early departure leaving Lourdes and travel to Paris where you will spend 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Ibis Paris La Defense Centre. Day7 - At leisure in Paris to discover the sights of this beautiful city. Day8 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel 5 nts dinner, bed & breakfast with 2 nts bed & breakfast in Paris Menton Menton's Carnival, the Lemon Festival, takes place during February/March. Each year there is a new theme for the event. The highlights of the Lemon Festival include daytime and night- time parades, with the floats all decorated with citrus fruits. The Jardins Biovès gardens are themed with giant "sculptures" made of citrus fruit. The gardens can be visited in the daytime, but the town also organises night-time animations in the gardens “Les Jardins de Lumière”, where street performers will enchant the visitors. Coinciding with the Lemon Festival is an Orchid Fair. The Lemon Festival happens at the same time as the Nice Carnival - many people visit both during their stay!

Day1 - Outward journey travelling via Eurotunnel to the Troyes area for 1 overnight on a bed & breakfast basis. Day2 - We continue on our journey to the Cote D’Azur passing through Burgundy, famous for its fine wines. We arrival at the Hotel Victoria for the next 5 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Day3 - Day of leisure to explore the resort of Menton with its fusion of French and Italian cultures, it is full of old fashion charm, Menton is where the British inadvertently invented the French Riviera. Day4 - Today we visit the Principality of Monaco with its Royal Palace situated high above the harbour. Within Monaco is the district of Monte Carlo with its famous casino. We then continue on to the elegant town of Nice, with its majestic Promenade des Anglais, (The Walkway of the English), the old town and the “Cours Saleya” with its traditional market stalls is well worth a visit. Day5 - A full day to San Remo, the capital of the Italian Riviera of flowers. San Remo is a popular tourist destination and its interesting old town is characterised by steep narrow streets, covered alleyways, small squares and precariously perched houses.

Day6 - Our final day at leisure, this beautiful town known as the “Pearl of France” is the perfect resort to relax and soak up the idyllic Mediterranean way of life. Day7 - We reluctantly say “Au Revoir” to Menton and the South of France, as we depart after breakfast travelling north to the Troyes area for overnight bed and breakfast. Day8 - Today we travel back to Calais for the Eurotunnel service, we return home to the UK and our home destinations. Hotel Victoria Overlooking the Mediterranean and with panoramic views from the Cap Martin to Italy, is he Hotel Victoria. It is ideally situated to discover the cultural heritage and activities of Roquebrune Cap Martin, Menton, Monaco and the surrounding areas. Hotel facilities include a 24hr reception, comfortable lounge and terrace bars, room service, free internet access point, laundry and dry cleaning services. All rooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television with international channels, iPod dock, Wi-Fi, electronic safe and minibar. Tour MENT - 7 nights bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 21st Feb* 8 Days £649 26th Sep 8 Days £679 Supplements: Single £316; Double/Twin with Sea View £130. * Lemon Festival NEW TOUR NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 57 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays Ostend, Ypres & WWI Battlefields Ostend Ostend is the largest and most popular resort on the Belgian North Sea coast. The fine sandy beaches stretch for miles on either side of the harbour and the wide pedestrianised Albert I Promenade is ideal for a leisurely stroll. At the centre of the resort, many of the streets are also pedestrianised and offer a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Another attraction of the Belgian coast is the tramway, which runs along the coastline from the borders of France to its eastern border with Holland. Day1 - Outward journey via Eurotunnel to Ostend and stay for 4 nights at the Princess Hotel.

Day2 - A leisurely day travelling to the historic city of Bruges, known as ‘The Venice of the North’. Bruges was founded in the 9th century and is unique, the mixture of historic buildings and network of canals is a pleasure to enjoy. Day3 - A full day guided tour to Ypres and the Battlefields. Entry to In Flanders Field Museum is included. We pass Passchendaele, scene of one of WWI’s main battles. Ypres was rebuild after total devastation and houses the atmospheric Menin Gate and In Flanders Fields.

Day4 - At leisure in Ostend Day5 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel Princess Hotel Situated in the centre of Ostend, the Princess Hotel is close to all amenities as well as the beach. Guests will be greeted with a warm welcome by the Vercaemst-Stoops family and their team. Facilities at the hotel include a 24 hour reception desk, licensed bar and lift serving all floors. All comfortable bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, television and telephone. Meals served at the hotel are buffet style and Porterage is also included.

Tour OSTE - 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 25th May 5 Days £349 14th Sep 5 Days £349 Supplements: Single Room £90 Sights & Sounds of Paris Paris is Europe’s most romantic, elegant and lively city, offering excellent shops and boutiques, quaint restaurants and lavish nightlife. Visit one of the many clubs and shows on offer or simply have a quiet drink at the boulevard café. This cosmopolitan City has so many attractions within walking distance of each other. Famous landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the magnificent Champs Elysee, the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacre Coeur, not forgetting of course the River Seine, offering wonderful day and evening cruises. Travel via Eurotunnel to Paris and spend 4 nights at the Ibis Paris La Defense Centre. Day’s two to four will be at leisure in Paris allowing maximum time for sightseeing this amazing city. After breakfast on day 5, we travel to Calais for Eurotunnel service to Folkestone and our homeward destinations.

This tour includes orientation drive of Paris. Louvre Museum Ibis Paris La Defense Centre Situated just 4km from the Arc de Triompe and 5km from the Eiffel Tower the Ibis Paris La Defense Centre hotel is the perfect base. The hotels facilities include WiFi, licensed bar, terrace, restaurant and lift serving all floors. All inviting and modern rooms have private facilities, television, air conditioning and hairdryer. Breakfast at the hotel is buffet style with an extensive selection. Porterage is also included. The metro is conveniently situated opposite the hotel. This hotel is situated in the financial district of Greater Paris. Tour PARI - 4 nights bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 3rd Apr 5 Days £299 12th Jul 5 Days £299 8th Aug 5 Days £299 Supplements: Single Room £120 Notre Dame Champ-Elysees

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 58 Imperial Cities ~ Prague, Budapest & Vienna Explore the Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, the beautiful 'pearl of the Danube', and the great imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Plus, visit the striking Slovakian capital Bratislava, one of the most beautiful cities on the Danube. Discover six countries on this magnificent journey. We visit three cultural capitals Prague, Budapest and Vienna, some of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Experience the rich legacy of imperial splendour of these historical cities, their impressive architecture, opulent palaces and grandiose cathedral whilst experiencing three distinct cultures: the bohemian golden city of Prague, the “Pearl of the Danube” Budapest and Imperial capital Vienna. Tour PRAG - 9 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 12th May 10 Days £899 1st Aug 10 Days £849 Supplement: Single Room £300 4H Hotel Theatrino, Prague 4H Leonardo Hotel, Budapest 4H Hotel Zeitgeist, Vienna Day1 - Outward travelling via Eurotunnel across to France and Germany for overnight in the Aachen area for 1 night. Day2 - We continue east through Germany to Prague for 2 nights. Day3 - Morning guided tour of the “Golden City” Prague, a historic centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guided tour starts at Wenceslas Square, through the Old Town Square with its ancient and churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sites in Europe. We continue over Charles Bridge to the Lesser Town and castle area. See the impressive Castle, the Gothic Saint Vitus Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure. Day4 - We depart travelling south to Budapest for 2 nights. Day5 - Morning guided tour of Budapest, situated on the banks of the river Danube. Discover the cities history and buildings, see the sites in Buda, the Castle District a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its streets lined by Baroque buildings, the Royal Palace and Fisherman’s Bastion. We cross the Danube to Pest and discover the highlights here including Heroes’ Square. Afternoon at leisure to keep exploring this wonderful city. Day6 - Depart for Bratislava the capital of Slovakia with its ancient cobbled streets, Gothic-style cathedral and life-size bronze statues in the old town. Continue to Vienna for 2 nights. Day7 - Morning guided tour of Vienna. See the many churches like St Stephen’s Cathedral, The State Opera and the cities rich architecture. We visit Schönbrunn Palace’s and see the Hofburg once the imperial winter palace. Afternoon at leisure for shopping or maybe try one of the cities many café bars. Day8 - Travel through Bavaria to the Heidelberg area for 1 night Day9 - Travel through the Rhine Valley to Ostend for 1 night Day10 - Our final day we journey back home. *Please note that 01 August 2015 departure will be accommodated at the Austria Trend Hotel Ananas, Vienna This tour includes door to door home collection service Rhine & Moselle Valleys ~ Rudesheim Rudesheim am Rhein is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate, it is a wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge. It lies at the foot of the Neiderwald on the Rhine’s right (east) bank on the southern approach to the Lorelei Rock, and is one of Germany’s biggest tourist attractions. The area was first settled by the Celts and then in the first century the Romans colonised the region and introduced wine making to the sunny steep slopes. This resort is perfect destination to enjoy this beautiful part of Germany. Day1 - Today we travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel to Calais for 1 overnight in Northern France on a bed & breakfast basis. Day2 - Today we cross into Belgium and drive through the Ardennes to the Duchy of Luxembourg, thence into Germany via Trier, before reaching the Rhine at Koblenz and finally the beautiful resort of Rudesheim on the banks of the mighty Rhine, our home for 6 nights at the 3* Park Hotel on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis. Day3 - The best way to appreciate the Rhine gorge is from the river itself; join us today on our included river cruise as we sail down Rhine Gorge with its towering fortresses and castles. Day4 - At leisure in Rudesheim, you might want to visit the quaint “Drosselgasse” a narrow street with cosy bars, cafes and shops, or visit the world famous Asbach Brandy Distillery.

Day5 - Today we drive along the banks of the Rhine as we first visit the town of Boppard, we then continue on to the historic town of Cochem, situated on the River Moselle. With its half-timbered houses, few towns in the region can match its charm. Day6 - Today our excursion, takes us to Konigswinter, a popular resort on the northern stretch of the River Rhine, sitting behind the town is the romantic “Drachenfels” with the ruins of a 12th century castle. We have time to explore the town. Day7 - Our final day at leisure in Rudesheim, you might want to join an optional wine tasting tour, or catch the optional sightseeing drive by the little road train, which includes a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Museum.

Day8 - Today we bid farewell to our hosts as we retrace our steps through Germany and Belgium for our last overnight in Ostend on a bed and breakfast basis. Day9 - Return home via Eurotunnel to our home destinations and fond memories of our stay in Germany. Park Hotel Situated in the heart of the historic town of Rudesheim am Rhein, the Park Hotel enjoys beautiful views over the river and is within easy walking distance of many of the local attractions, shops and bars. The hotels facilities include a licensed bar, large sun terrace and lift serving all floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, radio, hairdryers and tea/coffee making trays. The restaurant offers an extensive buffet breakfast and evening meals are waiter served with a choice of dinner menu.

Tour RHIN - Departure Dates Prices 13th Jun 9 Days £689 19th Sep 9 Days £689 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 6 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Supplements: Single Room £150 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays NEW TOUR

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 59 San Remo, Monte Carlo & Monaco Situated n the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north- western Italy, San Remo is the capital of the Italian Riviera of flowers. San Remo, the base for our tour has been a popular tourist destination since the 1800’s when it was popular amongst artists. The town lies in an inlet between Capo Nero and Capo Verde and its interesting old town is characterized by steep narrow streets, covered alleyways, small squares and precariously perched houses. Renowned for its all year round climate, San Remo is also known as the “Town of Flowers” and is renowned the world over for its spectacular gardens, colourful flowerbeds and for its town parks where their tropical plants flourish due to the mild climate. The Hotel Europa is situated in the town centre of San Remo opposite the casino, close to the sea and a variety of exclusive shops. The hotels facilities include a lift serving all floors, sun terrace, guest bar, reading room and WiFi. All rooms have private facilities, air conditioning, television, safe, telephone and hairdryer. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour SANR - Departure Dates Prices 12th May 10 Days £695 22nd Sep 10 Days £695 Supplement: Single Room £260 Hotel Europa Day1 - Outward journey via Eurotunnel to Troyes for 1 night. Day2 - Continue to San Remo for 7 nights at the Hotel Europa. Day3 - At leisure in San Remo Day4 - A full day to Nice, the largest resort on the French Riviera with its clear blue seas, fabulous shopping, grand architectural buildings and numerous attractions including the Matisse Museum, Russian Cathedral and ancient Roman Ruins. Day5 - A full day to Monaco with a visit to Monte Carlo, probably the most popular and well known area of Monaco, famous for its harbour filled with yachts, its casino and home of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

Day6 - At leisure in San Remo Day7 - A full day tour travelling via the Riviera dei Fiori, visiting Diano Marina, the small municipality of Liguria and Alassio, one of the most famous resorts on the western Ligurian Riviera. Day8 - At leisure in San Remo Day9 - Travel to Rheims for 1 night Day10 - Homeward journey via Eurotunnel. This tour includes door to door home collection service Alassio 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Undiscovered Spain Cantabria in northern Spain offers a stunning coastline, and enviable range of historic villages and ports and the beautiful Picos de Europa Mountains. Our four star hotel has a fantastic setting in the village of Isla, close to Santander. From here explore quaint fishing ports, the city of Santander, Santillana del Mar and the glorious Picos de Europa.

Day1 - Travel to the south coast for an overnight stay. Day2 - Board the Brittany Ferries cruise ferry service from Portsmouth to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship. Day3 - Arrive Santander and make the short drive to Isla for a five night stay, with the rest of the day free to relax. Day4 - A full day travelling to San Vincente, before continuing to Santillana del Mar, a village on the World Heritage List and best described as a living museum. Day5 - Full day to The Picos De Europa mountain range. passing through a canyon, and on to Potes, a lovely market town set high in the mountains. Those who wish can continue to Fuente Dé for a cable car trip.

Day6 - Day of leisure Day7 - A short excursion to the old fishing port Castro Urdiales followed by an afternoon at leisure in Isla. Day8 - To Santander with time to explore before boarding the afternoon sailing back to the UK. Day9 - Arrive back on the south coast and after breakfast, continue the journey home arriving early evening. Hotel Olimpo Isla The Hotel Olimpo Isla is situated on Cantabria’s coast, just a short walk away from the small village of Isla. The hotel gardens offer access onto two beautiful sandy beaches. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool and terrace offering the perfect place to relax, gym, sauna, WiFi and lift serving most floors. All comfortable bedrooms enjoy pleasant views and have private facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer and air conditioning. The hotel offers a hot buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals and salad bar with a choice of dinner menu. Porterage is also included.

Tour CANT - 8 nights dinner, bed & breakfast Departure Dates Prices 22nd Jun 9 Days £775 7th Sep 9 Days £775 Castro Urdiales Supplements: Single Room/Outside Cabin £425, Single Room/Inside Cabin £189, Twin Lower Berth Inside Cabin £55, Twin Lower Berth Outside Cabin £82 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 60 Spain - Bay of Roses The former Greek colony of Roses stretches between the sea and the mountains, in the northern area of Costa Brava. The town is popular for its splendid beaches, it is the only beach resort facing west, which means tourists get to enjoy fantastic sunsets across the Gulf of Roses. Boasting excellent shopping, restaurants, bars, beaches and attractions, Roses is an ideal holiday destination. The Hotel Coral Platja is situated on the seafront, near Roses Town Centre and not far from Roses Citadel and Roses Beach. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, licensed bar, lounge and lift serving most floors. All rooms have private facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, mini bar and television. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour SPAI - Departure Dates Prices 21st Apr 10 Days £599 30th Jun 10 Days £749 4th Sep 10 Days £669 3rd Oct 10 Days £599 Supplement: Single Room £185 Hotel Coral Platja Day1 - Outward journey to Folkestone and the Eurotunnel onwards to Troyes area for 1 night bed & breakfast.

Day2 - Today full day journey to Roses, We pass Dijon and Lyon and onwards towards the Mediterranean coast and Montpellier, finally arriving at the Hotel Coral Platja for our 7 night stay. Day3 to Day 8 - At leisure and time to relax and enjoy this beautiful resort plus the following 3 included excursions. Full day excursion to the historic city of Girona. One of the most interesting cities of Catalonia, the historic city of Girona’s history spans more than 2000 years, through two fortified enclosures, the Forca Vella and the Medieval Quarter. The Forca Vella dates back to the Roman foundation while the medieval extension of the city walls was carried out during the 14th and 15th centuries. Full day excursion to Barcelona where we include a guided orientation drive of this remarkable city, followed by time to take in some sightseeing, you might wish to visit the shopping store “El Cortes Ingles” or the “English Cut”. This is found on Barcelona’s main square, the Plaza Catalunya. A must will be to walk through the Ramblas taking in all the colourful street entertainers and market stalls leading down to the port docks, or visit the world famous Barcelona’s Camp Nou football stadium. Short excursion to the town of Figueres, the town’s name derives from that of Ficaris, in 1267 King James the 1st of Aragon conferred it fuero rights and the town grew from there. The town is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dali and houses the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dali; a large museum designed by Dali himself which attracts many visitors from all over the world. Day9 - We depart after breakfast on our full day journey, as we retrace our steps back through France to our overnight hotel in the Troyes area for 1 night bed and breakfast. Day10 - Today we travel back to Calais for the Eurotunnel service, we reluctantly return home to the UK and our home destinations. This tour includes door to door collection service 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Day1 - Travel via Eurotunnel and spend 1 night in Arras or Cambrai. Day2 - Continue to St Anton and spend 7 nights at the Sporthotel. Day3 - A day excursion travelling to the village of Ischgl. We travel over the Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse backed by the Silvretta Mountains before descending into Montafon Valley to Blundez. Day4 - Day of Leisure in St Anton Day5 - A full day tour along the Inn Valley to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Free time before we continue our journey to the famous town of Seefeld surrounded by mountains and pine forests, situation by picturesque Lake Wildsee. Day6 - Day of Leisure in St Anton Day7 - A full day excursion to the medieval town of Feldkirch. Time will be available to explore its many sights before continuing to the Principality of Liechtenstein and its capital Vaduz. Day8 - Day of Leisure in St Anton Day9 - Leave after breakfast for the start of the homeward journey travelling to Arras or Cambrai for one night.

Day10 - Continue homeward arriving early evening. This tour includes door to door home collection service St Anton & The Austrian Tyrol St Anton is a popular resort during summer months and is one of the most delightful of Tyrolean holiday villages. St Anton is a pretty village full of shops, bars and restaurants, with sweeps of flower-covered meadows rising up from the village centre. It is possible to take the cable car network that starts at the village and rises via the Galzig to the peak of Valluga at 2,816 meters; one of the most spectacular panoramas in the Alps can be seen. Sport Hotel Situated in St Anton the Sport Hotel offers the ideal location for exploring. We are surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain scenery imaginable. The hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam room. All rooms have private facilities, telephone, and hairdryer, safe and complimentary tea/coffee. The hotel offers a buffet style breakfast and a three course evening meal with salad buffet. Porterage is also included. Tour ANTO - Departure Dates Prices 6th Jun 10 Days £689 15 Sep 10 Days £689 Innsbruck 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Supplements: Single Room £100 NEW TOUR Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 61 Palace Hotel Tuscany & The Italian Riviera The Palace Hotel is situated at the centre of the Viareggio Esplanade and boasts classic Renaissance style and is close to the city centre. Facilities include a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Apian Alps, bar/lounge and lift serving most floors. All rooms have private facilities, mini- bar, television, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi and safety a deposit box. Tour VIAR - Departure Dates Prices 26th May 10 Days £779 22nd Sep 10 Days £849 Supplements: Single Room £150 Elegant Viareggio is one of the most southerly resorts on the Italian Riviera. Art Nouveau buildings run along the palm tree lined promenade. It offers clear waters and over 6 miles of sandy beaches, with a backdrop of the Apennine Mountains; Viareggio is an ideal holiday resort.

Day2 - Outward ward journey travelling to Metz for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis. Day3 - We continue to the resort of Viareggio for 7 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Palace. Day4 - At leisure in Viareggio Day4 - A full excursion where we visit the beautiful spa town of Monticatini Terme, Viale Verdi is the main street through the town and is lined with many cafes, shops and restaurants and we have free time to explore this fascinating city. Day5 - A full day excursion. First travel to Lucca which is one of the best preserved walled city. We continue to Pisa which needs no introduction, as it is home to the world famous Leaning Tower. Day6 - At leisure in Viareggio Day7 - A full day to Florence, the capital of the region of Tuscany. The historic centre contains piazzas, museums and art galleries. Day8 - At leisure in Viareggio Day9 - Travel to Metz for 1 night bed and breakfast Day10 - We return home to the UK and our home destinations. This tour includes door to door home collection service Monticatini Terme 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 7 nts dinner, bed & breakfast in resort Austrian Winter Wonderland in the Tyrol The Tyrol is Austria’s is a region of exceptional beauty. Soaring snow-capped mountains smile down on lush green valleys; picture postcard villages look out over deep, still lakes; mysterious pine forests edge velvet green alpine meadows. Everywhere the air is crystal clear and the people friendly and welcoming. We have compiled a fantastic itinerary with many extras included for you, which showcase this beautiful region in all its Winter Glory! Hotel Gasthof Ascherwirt Located in the centre of Brandenberg, the Hotel Gasthof Ascherwirt provides the ideal base for our tour, offering authentic Tyrolean hospitality in a stylish ambiance. Facilities at the hotel include, sun terrace, sauna, WiFi, table tennis, licensed bar and lift serving most floors. All guest bedrooms have private facilities, television and safe. The restaurant offers a buffet style breakfast and waiter served evening meals with choice of menu. Porterage is also included. Tour WINT - Departure Dates Prices 17th Jan 8 Days £599 7th Mar 8 Days £599 Day1 - Outward journey travelling to Folkestone and the Eurotunnel service onwards to France, we continue to the Metz area for 1 night bed & breakfast.

Day2 - We travel via Germany to the beautiful Tyrol in its winter glory with snow-capped mountains for our 5 night stay. Upon arrival our hosts will offer a welcome drink as we make new friends and settle into our hotel for a 5 night stay. Day3 - Today we travel to the spectacular winter resort of Kitzbühel, a charming medieval town; here we enjoy a horse and carriage ride. Next we drive to Oberndorf and visit a typical Tyrolean farmer’s museum and have the opportunity for lunch (not included). In the afternoon we travel to Kufstein, see the imposing fortress one of Tyrol’s most impressive medieval constructions rising on a hill above the city. Day4 - A guided tour of Innsbruck, surrounded by the Nordkette Mountains. Discover the lavish Imperial past; see the Hofburg Palace, the old town and Golden Roof. In the afternoon we take the cable car to Nordpark Mountain where we also enjoy a traditional Austrian coffee and cake in spectacular views. Day5 - Discover Salzburg renowned for being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the setting of The Sound of Music and for being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the city and see the 900-years old cliff-top Hohensalzburg Fortress, the baroque Cathedral, medieval lanes, Gothic churches and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful city. Day6 - Join us today as we head towards the Sud Tyrol and cross over the Brenner Pass into Italy where we visit the delightful market town of Vipiteno – a fusion of Germanic and Italian cultures. Vipiteno is well known for its shopping bargains! Day7 - We depart after breakfast travelling back through Germany to our hotel in the Metz area for 1 night bed and breakfast. Day8 - Today we travel back to Calais for the Eurotunnel service, we reluctantly return home to the UK and our home destinations. 2 nts bed & breakfast en route with 5 nts dinner, bed & breakfast Supplements: Single Room £120 Tours operated by Robinsons Holidays NEW TOUR

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 63 Weston-super-Mare is a fantastic seaside resort, offering all of the seaside attractions and more. Stroll along the miles of Golden sandy beaches or the level promenade which boasts superb views over the Channel. There is also a lovely coastline and countryside as well as a list of great attractions. These include The Grand Pier SeaQuarium, the North Somerset Museum and the Playhouse Theatre and Wintergardens. Day1 - We travel to Weston with a stop at Tewkesbury with time to visit the Abbey that is full of history with free time.

Day2 - A day to relax at the beach. Day3 - Today we will travel along the Mendip Hills to UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Cheddar Gorge. Free time to visit Chedder Gorge caves. Onwards to the City of Wells, the smallest city in England, where you will have time to visit the Cathedral. In the afternoon we return back to the hotel via Street and visit Glastonbury Cathedral. Day4 - We return to the Midlands through the City of Gloucester with free time to enjoy the historic docks or the Cathedral. York Hotel HHH The York Hotel situated on Weston-super-Mare seafront has been painstakingly converted and renovated. Following the million pound restoration of this imposing Victorian building in 2009, The York Hotel has been developed into one of the most intimate and chic hotels in Weston-super- Mare. Located on the seafront, with panoramic views across Weston Bay, just moments from the town centre and easily accessible from the North or South. The interior design is contemporary and has a real sense of style, whilst retaining much of its original Victorian elegance. It boasts an abundance of natural daylight, high ceilings and fabulous traditional detailing. Tour WEST4S- Half Board Departure Dates Prices 20th Mar 4 Days £189 Supplement: Singles NIL Llandudno Llandudno is Wales's largest resort known as "Queen of the Welsh Resorts“, situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches. Snowdonia is well known for its mountains, but there are some pretty impressive beaches too. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. Conwy is renowned for its castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century. The tours are full of nooks and crannies and medieval history weaves through this place. Four Oaks Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is a large seafront hotel, located on the beautiful North West region of Wales, that has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food. Tour LLANF3 - Half Board Departure Dates Prices 20th Feb 3 Days £129 15th May 3 Days £139 Supplements: Single Nil; Sea View ? . Day1 - Enjoy a day in Chester – one of the ‘must see’ places on any tourist’s itinerary.

Day2 - Enjoy a free day to relax at the resort. Day3 - The return journey via Llangollen with free time to enjoy a steam train ride or a horse-drawn boat trip from the canal wharf towards the Horseshoe Falls, then continue back to the Midlands (admission included). SINGLES ONLY HOLIDAY SINGLES ONLY HOLIDAY Weston-super-Mare BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! BOOK BEFORE 31st JAN’15 To Receive a £10 Discount! NEW TOUR NEW TOUR

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 65 DATE DAY DESTINATION DATE DAY DESTINATION A list of future day trips please check with our office for published brochure. 01 04 15 Wed Alton Towers or Dryton Manor 04 04 15 Sat Blackpool 05 04 15 Sun Llandudno 06 04 15 Mon Weston-super-Mare 07 04 15 Tue Moreton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water 08 04 15 Wed Hereford & Ledbury 11 04 15 Sat Wellsbourne Market & Stratford 17 04 15 Fri Ludlow Market & Bridgenorth 18 04 15 Sat Chester & Liverpool 19 04 15 Sun Llangollen (boat trip or train ride) 19 04 15 Sun Shrewsbury 19 04 15 Sun Oswestry 20 04 15 Mon Bakewell Market & Matlock Baths 25 04 15 Sat Gloucester, Forest of Dean (train ride) 26 04 15 Sun Cotswold in War, Toddington Stream Train Ride 29 04 15 Wed Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick & Leamington Spa 02 05 15 Sat Llandudno Victoria Carnival & Transport Festival 03 05 15 Sun Blackpool or Latham St Annes 04 05 15 Mon Weston-super-Mare or Burnham-on-Sea 06 05 15 Wed Oswestry Market & Wrexham 09 05 15 Sat Wellesbourne Market & Stratford 10 05 15 Sun Bala Lake & Ride Bala Lake Train 10 05 15 Sun Shrewsbury 12 05 15 Tue City of Worcester & Webbs of Wychbold 16 05 15 Sat Morecambe or Lake Windermere Boat & Train Ride & Bowness 17 05 15 Sun Bodenham Arboretum & Bridgeport 18 05 15 Mon Bakewell Market & Matlock Bath 23 05 15 Sat Llandudno Free Air Show 24 05 15 Sun Steam Train Ride Churnet Valley & Burton 26 05 15 Tue Moreton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water 03 05 15 Sat Blackpool 31 05 15 Sun Weston-super-Mare or Burnham-on-Sea 05 06 15 Fri Ludlow Market & Bridgenorth 06 06 15 Sat Warwick Leamington Spa and Coventry 07 06 15 Sun London Tour 10 06 15 Wed City of Lichfield, National Memorial & Tamworth 13 06 15 Sat Llandudno 14 06 15 Sun RAF Cosford Air Show 20 06 15 Sat Powys Castle, Welshpool & Steam Train Ride Welshpool & Llanfair Railway 21 06 15 Sun Llangollen Steam Train Ride or Boat Ride 21 06 15 Sun Shrewsbury 21 06 15 Sun Oswestry 23 06 15 Tue Hereford & Ledbury 27 06 15 Sat Blackpool or Lythan St Annes 28 06 15 Sun Circenster & Bath 29 06 15 Mon Bakewell Market& Matlock Baths 04 07 15 Sat The Lake District Steam Train Ride & Boat Ride 05 07 15 Sun Porthmadog & Ride Ffestiniog Railway or Portmeirion 10 07 15 Fri Ludlow Market & Bridgenorth 11 07 15 Sat Tewkesbury Medieval Fayre 12 07 15 Sun Elan Valley & Rhayader 18 07 15 Sat Cardiff 19 07 15 Sun Cheltenham (Gloucester & Warwick Steam Train Ride, Broadway) 25 07 15 Sat Barmouth 26 07 15 Sun Llangollen (Steam Train or Boat Ride), Shrewsbury or Oswestry 27 07 15 Mon Gulliver’s Kingdom or Matlock Bath Ride Peak Railway & Bakewell 30 07 15 Thu Alton Towers & Drayton Manor 01 08 15 Sat Weston-super-Mare or Burnham on Sea 02 08 15 Sun Llandudno (Rhyl opp by local Bus) 04 08 15 Tue Moreton in Marsh & Burton on the Water 06 08 15 Thu Twin Lake Theme Park 08 08 15 Sat Caernarfon Ride Welsh Highland Railway 08 08 15 Sat Snowdonia Ride Llanbris Lake Railway 09 08 15 Sun Blackpool Free Air Show 11 08 15 Tue West Midlands Safari 12 08 15 Wed National Space Centre & Tropical Birdland 15 08 15 Sat London Day Trip, Museum, Shopping or Tour 16 08 15 Sun Weston-super-Mare or Cheddar Gorge & City of Wells 19 08 15 Wed Warwick, Warwick Castle or Stratford 22 08 15 Sat Thorpe Park or Lego Land or Windsor Castle 23 08 15 Sun Snowdonia Tour 25 08 15 Tue Tewkesbury & Broadway 25 08 15 Tue Alton Towers or Dryton Manor 27 08 15 Thu Trentham Gardens, Monkey Forest or Waterworld 29 08 15 Sat Blackpool or Lake District 30 08 15 Sun Llandudno or Rhyl (by local bus) 30 08 15 Sun Snowdonia to Ride Llanbaris Railway 30 08 15 Sun Caernarfon Welsh Highland Railway 05 09 15 Sat London Tour 06 09 15 Sun Ride on Churnet Railway to Leek, Buxton and return via Ashbourne 08 09 15 Tue Morton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water 12 09 15 Sat Blackpool 13 09 15 Sun Weston-super-Mare 15 09 15 Tue Gloucester Tour, Forest of Dean, Steam Train Ride Dean Forest Railway 19 09 15 Sat Llandudno 20 09 15 Sun Shrewsbury & Boat Ride 26 09 15 Sat Blackpool 30 09 15 Wed Oswestry Market & Wrexham 03 10 15 Sat Blackpool 05 10 15 Mon Chesterfield Market & Derbyshire 10 10 15 Sat Blackpool 16 10 15 Fri Ludlow & Bridgeport 17 10 15 Sat Blackpool 20 10 15 Tue Morton in Marsh & Burton on the Water 24 10 15 Sat Blackpool 25 10 15 Sun Llangollen (Steam Train or Boat Ride) 31 10 15 Sat Blackpool 01 11 15 Sun Weston-super-Mare Carnival 07 11 15 Sat Blackpool 14 11 15 Sat Wellsbourne Market & Stratford Christmas Market - various dates to be published Day Trips

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 66 Bournemouth - 3 days SHORT BREAKS Need a Break? Haven’t got much time? Why not let Bowen’s Holidays whisk you away fora stress free weekend, with so many destinations to choose from in quality hotels and excursions included. Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resort, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort directly to the east of Jurassic Coast which is seven miles long of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Fri 16th Jan (2 Excursions) £149 Fri 2nd Oct (2 Excursions) £159 Cumberland Hotel HHH Located on the seafront, the Cumberland Hotel part of the Oceana Hotel has achieved one of Bournemouth's highest hotel ratings for their service. The Cumberland offers comfortable, 3 star bedrooms equipped to ensure your stay with is an enjoyable one. Falmouth - 3 days Falmouth has the worlds third largest deep-water harbour. The view is outstanding along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Located on the South West Coast Path. The history of Falmouth is immense with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours. There are terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth with many of Cornwalls top attractions, walks and villages on the doorstep. There are castles, museums, galleries parks and plenty of boat trips to enjoy.

Fri 3rd Jul (2 Excursions) £199 Membly Hall Hotel HHH The Membly Hall Hotel occupies a sea front position affording splendid views of Falmouth Bay and the Cornish coastline, from the Lizard to St. Anthony Lighthouse, divided only by Pendennis Castle which dominates the entrance to Falmouth Harbour. Liverpool - 3 days Liverpool is famous for its shopping history and trading with the world. The Albert Docks are a reminder of their history; Liverpool is also famous for its Museums, art galleries and shopping arcades. This is also the home of the world famous Beatles group and various other tourist attractions. Mon 8th May (2 Excursions) £159 Mon 11th Dec (2 Excursions) £139 Adelphi Hotel HHH Located in the heart of Liverpool the Adelphi Hotel is the perfect base for exploring Liverpool. The hotel dates back to 1914 and boasts marble halls with elegant chandeliers. Facilities at the hotel include lift serving all floors, swimming, sauna and fitness centre. The hotel also provides buffet style meals in the restaurant. Porterage is also included. Llandudno - 2* & 4† days Llandudno is situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches and has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. . Conwy is renowned for their castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century The tours are particularly worth taking in – full of nooks and crannies; medieval history weaves through this place.

Fri 3rd Apr†(2Excursions) £245 Sat 22nd Apr*(1Excursion) £75 Sat 11th Jul*(1Excursion) £75 Sat 12th Sep*(1Excursion) £75 Sat 24th Oct*(1Excursion) £75 Sat 21st Nov*(1Excursion) £75 Sat 13th Dec*(1Excursion) £75 Fri 6th Feb†(3Excursions) £215 Fri 6th Mar† (3Excursions)£215 Fri 4th Sep†(3Excursions) £235 Fri 6th Nov†(3Excursions) £235 Four Oaks Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is one of the largest seafront hotels in Llandudno and has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food.

Norfolk - 4 days Norfolk short break destination that hosts fantastic events. The fabulous North Norfolk coast is rightly lauded as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Brecks and Thetford Forest is a unique landscape. Influenced enormously by European immigrants throughout the ages, Norfolk has a wide range of arts and cultural activity to suit all ages. There are over 900 artists based here, countless musicians. There are a wide range of theatres across Norfolk in Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. During the summer you can still find end-of-the-pier shows at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. Thu 23rd Jul (3 Excursions) £299 Mercure Norwich A modern hotel providing excellent service with some fantastic facilities located just 2.5 miles from Central Norwich. The hotel does not have a lift but has some ground floor rooms.

Lytham St Annes - 3 days The neighbouring towns of Lytham and St-Anne's-on-the- Sea (nearly always abbreviated to St Annes) have grown together and now form a fantastic a seaside resort. Blackpool is located a short distance away with a vast choice of attractions to ensure you have the best possible time. You will embark on a journey of discovery through Lytham, where the delights on offer may be just too much for temptation. Fri 29th May (2 Excursions) £199 The Lindum Hotel HHH The Lindum is situated on the promenade, opposite the seafront and is within easy walking distance of the elegant town centre. Fcilities include colour television, radio, tea making, telephone and air conditioned. The restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere where fresh food and friendly service comes as standard.

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 67 Paignton - 4 days Paignton was a small fishing village and later became a new harbour, today it is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay. Stoll along the Paignton Pier set at the centre of one of The English Riviera's best beaches, within an easy walk to the town centre. Stock up on your seaside supplies and purchase a few sticks of rock to take home with you or head into town where you’ll find well-known national stores and independent family-run businesses, all welcoming visitors with a friendly smile and some great bargains too. Don’t miss Torbay Road and Victoria Street, both of which are popular with shoppers. Fri 22nd May (3 Excursions) £219 Fri 28th Aug (3 Excursions) £239 Fri 27th Nov (3 Excursions) £219 Queens Hotel HHH This hotel enjoys a position just 200 yards from Paignton town centre and seafront. Its comfortable interior, fine restaurant, all year round entertainment lounge and heated indoor swimming pool ensure your stay will be a memorable one.

York - 3 days York City is a UNESCO site of interest and visited by many tourists from all over the world. There is so much to see and enjoy from Stonegate, Shambles, Minster and Museum to list just a few. Fri 21st Aug (3 Excursions) £179 Queens Hotel HHH A warm welcome awaits you at The Queens Hotel which is situated on the banks of the River Ouse, in the heart of the city of York. Weekend Cornwall - 4 days Explore Cornwall’s harbour towns and villages including the historic fishing port of Looe, where two rivers create a tidal harbour. The bustling harbour is the hub of the town and home to fishing vessels as well as pleasure craft.

Fri 17th Apr (3 Excursions) £239 Portbyhan Hotel HHH The Portbyhan Hotel is situated in an unrivaled position, right in the heart of Looe. A large number of our rooms offer superb views over the harbour and town. Sidmouth - 3* & 4† days Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast, nestling between sandstone cliffs, part of the Jurassic coast. It has two pebble beaches both of which at low tide give way to golden sand. Sidmouth is on the South West coast path, a long distance footpath that skirts almost all of the coast in the West Country. Described as town caught in time. Its wonderful and charming with beautiful gardens. The buildings of Regency era and full of history. The views of the red cliffs with lush fields are a scene to behold. Fri 10th Apr* (3 Excursions) £199 Fri19th Jun† (4 Excursions)£1295 Fri 9th Oct† (4 Excursions) £295 Fri 20th Nov† (4 Excursions)£199 The Bedford Hotel HHH What sets The Bedford Hotel apart from other seafront hotels in Sidmouth is the warm and friendly welcome you’ll receive. The Bedford Hotel is the site of one of the first Regency houses to be built on the seafront in Sidmouth. Skegness - 4 days Skegness offers something for everyone from the award winning sandy beach which stretches for miles, to the seal sanctuary and animal centre, museums, crazy golf, ten-pin bowling, fun fairs and shopping. Not to mention the beautifully landscaped foreshore, Compass Gardens and the colourful Tower Gardens, which host a variety of events throughout the year. Skegness is one of the top Seaside Holiday destinations in the Uk. Visit one of the most famous northern beaches which has golden sand and clear water. Fri 8th May (3 Excursions) £199 The Royal Hotel HHH This hotel is situated close to the seafront and town centre. Facilities include three bars, games room and lift serving most floors. All rooms have private facilities, television, telephone and tea/coffee making tray. Porterage and some entertainment are also included.

Torquay - 4 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay. Fri 6th Feb (3 Excursions) £179 Fri 10th Apr (3 Excursions) £219 Fri 22nd May (3 Excursions) £219 Fri 28th Aug (3 Excursions) £245 Fri 25h Sep (3 Excursions) £245 Fri 27th Nov (3 Excursions) £225 Headland Hotel HHH This hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of grounds and offers stunning views across Torbay. Dine at one of the two restaurant for delicious cuisine. Weston-super-Mare - 2*, 3† & 4§ days Weston-super-Mare is a fantastic seaside resort, offering all of the seaside attractions and more. Stroll along the miles of golden sandy beaches or the promenade which boasts superb views over the Channel. There is also a lovely coastline and countryside as well as a list of great attractions. These include The Grand Pier Seaquarium, the North Somerset Museum and the Playhouse Theatre and Wintergardens. *HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS SPECIAL Sat 31st Oct* (1 Excursion) £75 Fri 5th Jun† (2 Excursions) £139 Fri 20th Mar§ (3 Excursions)£189 Fri 3rd Apr§ (3 Excursions) £179 The York Hotel HHH The York Hotel is situated on the seafront has been renovated into one of the most chic hotels in Weston- super-Mare with views across Weston Bay, just moments from the town centre. It boasts an high ceilings and fabulous traditional detailing.

Weymouth - 4 days The popular resort of Weymouth, situated on the Dorset coast, is surrounded by beautiful countryside with its rolling Dorset Downs and scenic paths. Its crowning glory is perhaps the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing. Fri 12th Jun (3 Excursions) £229 Fri 4th Sep (3 Excursions) £229 Fri 4th Dec (3 Excursions) £199 Sun 27th Dec (3 Excursions)£239 Hotel Prince Regent HHH We are conveniently located close to the town centre and benefit from wonderful views of the beach and Weymouth bay beyond, Choice of comfortable en suite rooms, Delicious breakfast and evening meals, wonderful setting.

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 68 TWINRESORT HOLIDAYS FROM £425 Fri 10/4/15 Torquay - 4 days Mon 13/4/15 Bournemouth - 5 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay.

Headland Hotel HHH Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea”. We have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort to the east of Jurassic Coast, seven miles of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants. Cumberland Hotel HHH ONLY £510 Fri 23/5/15 Paignton - 4 days Mon 27/5/15 Bournemouth - 5 days Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay. Stoll along the Paignton Pier set at the centre of one of The English Riviera's best beaches. Stock up on seaside supplies or purchase sticks of rock to take home with you or head into town where you’ll find national and independent shops, all welcoming visitors with a friendly smile. Don’t miss the popular Torbay Road and Victoria Street. Queens Hotel HHH Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea”. We have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort to the east of Jurassic Coast, seven miles of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants. Cumberland Hotel HHH ONLY £525 Mon 8/6/15 Bideford - 5 days Fri 12/6/15 Weymouth - 4 days Make Bideford your base and you’ll have the best in pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate. It is the perfect place for a spot of retail therapy at nearby Atlantic Village. There are lanes lined with quirky little shops packed with all manner of interesting items, and when it’s time for a break you can stop at one of the many cafes for a coffee and a pasty. Royal Hotel HHH Weymouth is situated on the Dorset coast, surrounded by beautiful countryside and the rolling Dorset Downs. Its crowning glory is the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing. Hotel Prince Regent HHH ONLY £570 Mon 31/8/15 Ilfracombe - 5 days Fri 4/9/15 Weymouth - 4 days Ilfracombe is the perfect location for North Devon holidays, which offers an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun and rural tranquillity. Its charming harbour and elegant architecture make it as popular as ever . Ilfracombe is the “jewel” of the North Devon coast and a remarkable location for romantic getaways, family holidays and activity breaks. Fistral/Osbourne Hotel Weymouth is situated on the Dorset coast, surrounded by beautiful countryside and the rolling Dorset Downs. Its crowning glory is the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing. Hotel Prince Regent HHH ONLY £490

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 69 Can’t decide? Why not enjoy one of our Twin Resort Holidays where you will get the best of both destinations for a longer holiday. Fri 25/9/15 Torquay - 4 days Mon 28/9/15 Paignton - 5 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay.

Headland Hotel HHH Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay. Stoll along the Paignton Pier set at the centre of one of The English Riviera's best beaches. Stock up on seaside supplies or purchase sticks of rock to take home with you or head into town where you’ll find national and independent shops, all welcoming visitors with a friendly smile. Don’t miss the popular Torbay Road and Victoria Street. Queens Hotel HHH ONLY £520 Fri 25/9/15 Torquay - 4 days Mon 28/9/15 Bournemouth - 5 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay.

Headland Hotel HHH Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea”. We have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort to the east of Jurassic Coast, seven miles of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants. Cumberland Hotel HHH ONLY £570 Mon 9/11/15 Bournemouth - 5 days Fri 13/11/15 Isle of Wight - 5 days Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea”. We have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort to the east of Jurassic Coast, seven miles of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants. Cumberland Hotel HHH Channel View Shanklin HHH ONLY £625 Situated beside Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town centre with easy walking along the promenade. Safe bathing and a mild climate provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday. The pier dates from 1879 and provides all weather amusements.

Fri 20/11/15 Sidmouth - 4 days Mon 23/11/15 Falmouth - 5 days The Bedford Hotel HHH Membly Hall HHH ONLY £589 Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast between sandstone cliffs, part of the Jurassic coast. It has two pebble beaches both of which at low tide give way to golden sand. On the South West coast path, a long distance footpath that skirts the coast in the West Country. Described as a town caught in time, its wonderful and charming. The buildings of Regency era and full of history. Falmouth has the world’s third largest deep-water harbour with views along the Helford and Fal rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Located on the South West Coast Path. The history of Falmouth is tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours. There are terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth with walks and villages on the doorstep. There are plenty of activities to enjoy. Fri 4/12/15 Weymouth - 4 days Mon 7/12/15 Newquay - 5 days The Bedford Hotel HHH Esplanade Hall HHH ONLY £425 Weymouth is situated on the Dorset coast, surrounded by beautiful countryside and the rolling Dorset Downs. Its crowning glory is the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing. Newquay is situated on the north Cornwall coast. The sandy beaches, warm weather and Atlantic surf attract many visitors. Amidst the popular surf spots there are many areas of natural beauty. The town centre has plenty of souvenir shops and boutiques. This lively area benefits from panoramic views and a rich tapestry of nautical history. Plenty to keep its visitors entertained.

Fri 20/11/15 Sidmouth - 4 days Mon 23/11/15 Falmouth - 5 days Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast, nestling between sandstone cliffs, which form part of the Jurassic coastline. It has two delightful pebble beaches both of which at low tide give way to golden sand and rock pools. Sidmouth is also on the South West coast path, a long distance footpath that skirts almost all of the coast in the West Country of England. Described as town caught still in time. Its wonderful and charming with beautiful gardens. The buildings of Regency era and full of history. The views of the red cliffs with lush green fields are a scene to see.

The Bedford Hotel HHH Devon’s unique landscape means there are many coastal hotels in Devon. What sets apart The Bedford Hotel from other seafront hotels in Sidmouth is the warm and friendly welcome you’ll receive. The Bedford Hotel is the site of one of the first Regency houses to be built on the seafront in Sidmouth. Falmouth has the world’s third largest deep-water harbour. The view is outstanding along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Located on the outstanding South West Coast Path. The history of Falmouth is immense with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours, from the days of the Pocket Ships and Trafalgar Way. There are terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth with many of Cornwalls top attractions, walks and villages on the doorstep. There are castles, museums, galleries parks and plenty of boat trips to enjoy. Membley Hall Hotel HHH Situated in one of the most picturesque regions of Cornwall, the Membly Hall Hotel occupies a sea front position affording splendid views of Falmouth Bay and the majestic Cornish coastline, from the Lizard to St. Anthony Lighthouse, divided only by the historic Pendennis Castle which dominates the entrance to Falmouth Harbour.

ONLY £589 Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 70 FESTIVE TWIN >> FROM £510 FROM ONLY £425 Mon 9/11/15 Bournemouth - 5 days Fri 13/11/15 Isle of Wight - 5 days Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resort, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel. Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resort, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel. Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resort, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel. Cumberland Hotel HHH Located on the seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay, the Cumberland Hotel part of the Oceana Hotel is a modern resort style hotel that has achieved one of Bournemouth's highest hotel ratings for their service. The Cumberland Bournemouth offers comfortable, modern 3 star bedrooms equipped to ensure your stay with is an enjoyable one. Situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, with easy level walking along the broad promenades. Safe bathing and a mild climate provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday, where you will find deckchairs, beach huts, water sports and the pier, dating from 1879 which now provides all weather amusements. Channel View Shanklin HHH The Channel View Hotel is in a unique location occupying an elevated cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin Bay with its sandy beaches and safe bathing that the island is renowned for. During your stay enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna or sun bed and holistic therapies. The Gino family owned hotel are justly proud of their reputation for quality with a warm welcome, efficient service, excellent food and attention to detail.

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Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 72 Eastbourne is bursting with so many things to do and see: there are plenty of attractions and fun things to do for all ages such as The Victorian pier, which was built in the 1870s, explore the area’s history by visiting the 1066 castle, and the museum and art galleries. You can relax and unwind by visiting its magnificent award winning beaches and enjoy the fantastic views. 16th November £229 Imperial Hotel HHHH The Imperial is an impressive Victorian hotel, full of character, situated at the end of Devonshire Place, across the road from the promenade, perfect for an early evening stroll. The hotel offers a good standard of comfortable accommodation, relaxing lounge area and a large restaurant offering hearty, home cooked food. Eastbourne - 5 days Falmouth has the worlds third largest deep-water harbour. The view is outstanding along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula. Located on the South West Coast Path. The history of Falmouth is immense with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours. There are terrific family friendly beaches in Falmouth with many of Cornwalls top attractions, walks and villages on the doorstep. There are castles, museums, galleries parks and plenty of boat trips to enjoy.

23rd November £339 Membly Hall Hotel HHH The Membly Hall Hotel occupies a sea front position affording splendid views of Falmouth Bay and the Cornish coastline, from the Lizard to St. Anthony Lighthouse, divided only by Pendennis Castle which dominates the entrance to Falmouth Harbour. Falmouth - 5 days Hereford is a cathedral city and county town of Hertfordshire; on the river Wye. Hereford is famous for its Cathedral, museums and gardens. It is also renowned for boutiques, family-owned stores and specialist food stores. The city is situated on the banks of the River Wye, and is a great place to explore any time of year. Alleyways and courtyards surround the famous cathedral. Close by in the cathedral library, you’ll find two of Britain’s most important treasures, the Medieval Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library. 23rd December £449 Green Dragon Hotel This hotel is situated in the centre of Hereford near the cathedral. The hotel bedrooms have private facilities, telephone, television, hairdryer, trouser press and complimentary tea and coffee. There is a lift which serves all floor.

Hereford - 5 days Situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, with easy level walking along the broad promenades and sea wall. Safe bathing and a mild climate provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday, where you will find deckchairs, beach huts, water sports and the pier provides all weather amusements. 23rd December £399 Ocean View Hotel Shanklin The Ocean View Hotel is situated in a prime position overlooking Sandown Bay. The hotel includes heated indoor swimming pool and a snooker room. We offer a fine choice of accommodation, many rooms with sea views and balconies.

Isle of Wight - 5 days Situated beside the sparkling waters of Sandown Bay, the twin resorts of Sandown and Shanklin have delighted generations of holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, with easy level walking along the broad promenades and sea wall. Safe bathing and a mild climate provide the essential ingredients for a summer holiday, where you will find deckchairs, beach huts, water sports and the pier provides all weather amusements. 13th November £299 Channel View Hotel HHH The hotel is location in a cliff-top position overlooking Shanklin Bay with its sandy beaches and safe bathing. During your stay enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna or sun bed and holistic therapies.

Isle of Wight - 5 days Liverpool is famous for its shopping history and trading with the world. The Albert Docks are a reminder of their history; Liverpool is also famous for its Museums, art galleries and shopping arcades. This is also the home of the world famous Beatles group and various other tourist attractions. 11th December £139 Adelphi Hotel HHH Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre the Adelphi hotel is the perfect base for exploring Liverpool’s many attractions. The hotel itself dates back to 1914 and boasts gorgeous marble halls with elegant chandeliers. Facilities at the hotel include lift serving all floors, swimming, sauna and fitness centre. The hotel also provides buffet style meals in the restaurant. A porterage is also included. Liverpool - 3 days Bournemouth is referred to as the “The Garden City by the Sea” and is one of the Europe’s most prestige resort, to enhance this experience we have chosen the famous Cumberland Hotel to make you experience more enjoyable. Bournemouth is a large resort directly to the east of Jurassic Coast which is seven miles long of golden sands and sheltered water which makes it a firm favourite. Bournemouth also has beautiful gardens and stunning landscapes with a variety of shops and restaurants. 9th November £359 Cumberland Hotel HHH Located on the seafront, the Cumberland Hotel part of the Oceana Hotel has achieved one of Bournemouth's highest hotel ratings for their service. The Cumberland offers comfortable, 3 star bedrooms equipped to ensure your stay with is an enjoyable one. Bournemouth - 5 days

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 73 Llandudno is situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches and has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. Llandudno, "Queen of the Welsh Resorts“ is now the largest seaside resort in Wales. Conwy is renowned for their castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century The tours are particularly worth taking in – full of nooks and crannies; medieval history weaves through this place. 21st November £75 Four Oakes Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is a seafront hotel has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food.

Llandudno - 2 days Newquay is a well-established resort situated on the north Cornwall coast. The golden sandy beaches, warm weather and Atlantic surf still attract many visitors to the town and amidst the popular surf spots there are many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Newquay town centre is a cornucopia of souvenir shops and boutiques, plenty for the avid shopper. This lively area benefits from stunning Cornish landscapes, panoramic views and a rich tapestry of nautical history. 7th December £259 Esplanade Hotel HHH Overlooking the Fistral Beach, the hotel is aclose to the town centre. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a lift to most floors and entertainment. The hotel bedrooms have en-suite facilities, telephone, television, hairdryer and complimentary tea & coffee. Newquay - 5 days Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort surrounded by beauty and steeped in history, welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still popular as ever. Scarborough’s medieval castle is located on the high rocky headland dividing both the North and South sandy beaches. The resort boasts superb parks, gardens and walks along the shore or cliff top. 23rd November £245 Royal Hotel HHH Located in the heart of Scarborough Town Centre and overlooking the beautiful South Bay, The Royal Hotel is in the perfect location to explore all that this charming town has to offer, with its fine sandy beaches only 500 metres away.

Scarborough - 5 days Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay. With Torquay and Brixham it forms the area known as Torbay. Stoll along the Paignton Pier set at the centre of one of The English Riviera's best beaches, within easy walk of the town centre. Stock up on your seaside supplies and purchase a few sticks of rock. Alternatively, head into town where you’ll find national stores and independent family-run businesses, all welcoming visitors with a friendly smile and some great bargains too 27th November £215 Queens Hotel HHH This hotel enjoys a flat position just 200 yards from Paignton town centre and seafront. Its comfortable interior, fine restaurant, all year round entertainment lounge and heated indoor swimming pool ensure your stay will be a memorable one. Paignton - 4 days Sidmouth lies on the world heritage coast, nestling between sandstone cliffs, part of the Jurassic coast. It has two pebble beaches both of which at low tide give way to golden sand. Sidmouth is on the South West coast path, a long distance footpath that skirts almost all of the coast in the West Country. Described as town caught in time. Its wonderful and charming with beautiful gardens. The buildings of Regency era and full of history. The views of the red cliffs with lush fields are a scene to behold. 20th November £285 The Bedford Hotel HHH Devon’s unique landscape means there are many coastal hotels in Devon. What sets apart The Bedford Hotel from other seafront hotels in Sidmouth is the warm and friendly welcome. The hotel is the site of one of the first Regency houses to be built in Sidmouth. Sidmouth - 4 days Llandudno is situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches and has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. Llandudno, "Queen of the Welsh Resorts“ is now the largest seaside resort in Wales. Conwy is renowned for their castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century The tours are particularly worth taking in – full of nooks and crannies; medieval history weaves through this place. 23rd December £469 Four Oakes Hotel HHH The Four Oaks is a seafront hotel has been fully refurbished. The hotel is well known for their excellent service and warm hospitality. Wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurant with their fresh home cooked food.

Llandudno - 5 days Llandudno is situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches and has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. Llandudno, "Queen of the Welsh Resorts“ is now the largest seaside resort in Wales. Conwy is renowned for their castle which was built for King Edward I at the end of the 13th century The tours are particularly worth taking in – full of nooks and crannies; medieval history weaves through this place. 6th November £215 Queens Hotel The Queens Hotel affords unrivalled views of the Bay, Great Orme and Pier being centrally situated on the Promenade. Adjacent to the main shopping street and minutes from the Venue Cymru Theatre & Conference Centre and Llandudno's many other attractions. Llandudno - 4 days

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 74 Until recently Tenby was known as “Little England beyond Wales” with fantastic beaches. Its hilltop position led to it being an early Welsh stronghold, which was replaced in medieval times by a castle. Steeped in ancient history, part of the town walls survive to this day. Tenby is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales, rivalling Mevagissey and Polperro for quaintness. It was awarded a bronze award for the best UK coastal resort at the British Travel awards in 2013, as voted for by the public. 20th November £285 The Bedford Hotel HHH The hotel is situated on the seafront overlooking the south beach offering a friendly atmosphere just a minutes from the town centre. A lift to comfortable bedrooms (steps on each floor), which all have private facilities, television and complimentary tea and coffee. Tenby - 4 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay. 27th November £225 Headland Hotel HHH This hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of grounds and offers stunning views across Torbay. Dine at one of the two restaurant for delicious cuisine.

Torquay - 4 days If you’re looking for the great British seaside holiday with a modern twist, Torquay has it all: great beaches, exciting attractions, an excellent nightlife and those iconic palm trees that line the promenade. If you’re looking for some more modern history, take a walk down the Agatha Christie Mile and trace the famous author’s footsteps through her hometown of Torquay. 17th December £265 Headland Hotel HHH This hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Torquay on the English Riviera, sitting on the headland looking out to sea. It is set in two acres of grounds and offers stunning views across Torbay. Dine at one of the two restaurant for delicious cuisine.

Torquay - 7 days Weston-super-Mare is a fantastic seaside resort, offering all of the seaside attractions and more. Stroll along the miles of golden sandy beaches or the promenade which boasts superb views over the Channel. There is also a lovely coastline and countryside as well as a list of great attractions. These include The Grand Pier Seaquarium, the North Somerset Museum and the Playhouse Theatre and Wintergardens. 14th December £229 The York Hotel HHH The York Hotel is situated on the seafront has been renovated into one of the most chic hotels in Weston-super-Mare with views across Weston Bay, just moments from the town centre. It boasts an high ceilings and fabulous traditional detailing. Weston-super-Mare - 5 days The popular resort of Weymouth, situated on the Dorset coast, is surrounded by beautiful countryside with its rolling Dorset Downs and scenic paths. Its crowning glory is perhaps the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing.

2nd November £249 Hotel Prince Regent HHH We are conveniently located close to the town centre and benefit from wonderful views of the beach and Weymouth bay beyond, Choice of comfortable en suite rooms, Delicious breakfast and evening meals, wonderful setting. Weymouth - 5 days The popular resort of Weymouth, situated on the Dorset coast, is surrounded by beautiful countryside with its rolling Dorset Downs and scenic paths. Its crowning glory is perhaps the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing.

27th December £239 Hotel Prince Regent HHH We are conveniently located close to the town centre and benefit from wonderful views of the beach and Weymouth bay beyond, Choice of comfortable en suite rooms, Delicious breakfast and evening meals, wonderful setting. Weymouth - 4 days The popular resort of Weymouth, situated on the Dorset coast, is surrounded by beautiful countryside with its rolling Dorset Downs and scenic paths. Its crowning glory is perhaps the beautiful beach and seafront boasting a variety of shops and cafes, perfect for a leisurely stroll. Weymouth is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast with stunning views of the coast and beautiful surrounding, you’re guaranteed to find this entertaining and relaxing.

4th December £199 Hotel Prince Regent HHH We are conveniently located close to the town centre and benefit from wonderful views of the beach and Weymouth bay beyond, Choice of comfortable en suite rooms, Delicious breakfast and evening meals, wonderful setting. Weymouth - 4 days

Book by calling 0121 559 1237 / 0845 345 3543 or online at www.bowensholidays.com 75 Terms & Conditions FAIR TRADING AGREEMENT Our Fair Trading Agreement and Holiday Information sets out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Bowens Holidays Ltd have to you and which you in turn have to us when a contract is made between us. The contract is made when you make a booking and we accept it by written confirmation on the terms set out in this Agreement. When signing the Booking Form for your holiday you will sign on behalf of yourself, and the others named in your party, that you have read, understood and have accepted this Fair Trading Agreement and the Holiday Information provided By Bowens Holidays. Your obligation is to pay the price of the holiday and recognise your liabilities if you wish to alter the holiday or have to make a cancellation. On our part we have obligations to provide you with the holiday you have booked. Our specification of that holiday and our terms are clearly stated in this Agreement. Your contract is entered into with Bowens Holidays Ltd. This Fair Trading Agreement applies to all holidays sold by Bowens Holidays.

YOUR CONTRACT WITH BOWENS HOLIDAYS TOURS 1. YOU PAY A DEPOSIT When you make your booking you must complete a booking form accepting on behalf of all your party the terms of this Fair Trading Agreement and pay a deposit of (a) £50 per person on all United Kingdom coach holidays. (b) £100 per person on all holidays outside the United Kingdom. 2. YOU PAY THE BALANCE The balance of the fare must be paid via the office at which you made your booking at least 8 weeks before the holiday departure date. If the balance is not paid in time we reserve the right to cancel your holiday, retain your deposit, and apply cancellation charges set out in Paragraph 4 "If You Cancel Your Holiday". If you book within 8 weeks of the departure date you must pay the full amount at the time of booking.

3. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If, after our confirmation has been issued, you wish to change to another of our holidays or change departure date we will do our utmost to make the changes, provided that notification is received at our offices from the person who signed the Booking Form at least 10 weeks before departure date. This must be accompanied by a payment of £10 to cover administration costs. Any alteration by you within 10 weeks of departure will be subject to the cancellation charges set out below. Other alterations such as the addition of requests or change of pick-up point that require a reconfirmation to be issued must be notified and accompanied by a payment of £10 to cover administrative costs. 4. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY You, or any member of your party, may cancel your holiday at any time provided that the cancellation is made by the person signing the Booking Form and is communicated to us in writing via the office at which you made your booking. As this incurs administrative costs we will retain your deposit and, in addition, apply cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below: NOTE: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 5. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT If you have a complaint during your holiday, please inform our driver/courier immediately, who will do his/her best to help you there and then. If the matter cannot be put right on the spot, you must notify us in writing within 28 days of the completion of your holiday and this must be sent to Bowens Holidays Ltd Peckingham Street Halesowen West Midlands and must quote your booking reference number and holiday invoice number and departure date. 6. STATUTORY AUTHORITIES This Notice is issued subject to the approval of the Traffic Commissioners and the company reserves the right to modify itineraries to conform with requests from the competent authorities in the United Kingdom and any other sovereign state through which the tours run.

7. CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE When you travel on a train or ship, the conditions of carriage of that carrier apply and are subject to National and International conditions which may limit or exclude liability. Your contract made under the terms of this Fair Trading Agreement is subject to English law and jurisdiction. Some coach journeys may be operated by vehicles other than those owned by the company and the specification may be different to the details in this Brochure. The Public Service Vehicle (Conduct of Drivers, Conductors and Passengers) Regulations as amended 1990, apply to all coaches throughout any holiday in the UK.

8. OTHER TERMS - On a holiday you may not: (a) Bring a pet or any other animal (other than Guide Dogs by arrangement). (b) Play a radio or a cassette player on a coach. You are responsible for ensuring that you are at the correct departure point at the correct time, and we cannot be liable for any loss or expense suffered by passengers because of their late arrival at any departure point. Excursions are included in the price of most holidays and refunds cannot be made for passengers not wishing to go on these excursions. Admission fees to buildings, grounds, etc., are not included in the price of the holiday unless otherwise stated in the brochure. We must point out that we reserve the unconditional rights to refuse a booking or terminate a passenger's holiday in the event of unreasonable conduct.

9. BOOKING WITH CONFIDENCE for your security and peace of mind In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Bowens Holidays Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to insolvency of Bowens Holidays Ltd. OUR PROMISE TO YOU 1. WE RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY When we have provisionally confirmed that we have available space on the holiday of your choice a confirmation/invoice will be forwarded to you normally within 3 weeks of receipt of your signed booking form and the contract is made between us when you receive this confirmation. In the event that a holiday was sold through a travel agent who defaulted, we guarantee your holiday on production of adequate documentation to establish the sale. 2. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE Holiday prices include all coach travel, hotel accommodation and meals as specified in the holiday description and VAT where applicable. Gratuities to the hotel staff and driver/couriers are discretionary. We guarantee that the price of your holiday will not be subject to any surcharge except for those resulting from government action, fuel, additional Bonding or licensing requirements. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the invoice. 3. IF WE CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY The arrangements for holidays we sell here at Bowens Holidays Ltd are made many months in advance and changes are sometimes unavoidable. Most of these changes may be very minor but where they are significant we will notify you as soon as is reasonably possible before your departure date. A significant change would be regarded as changes in the departure date, departure point, or resort area, reducing the quality of your main hotel (not single overnight hotels on touring holidays) or a change of tour itinerary which involves a destination being completely eliminated from the revised itinerary. In the event of a significant change you may decide to: (a) Continue with the holiday as amended, or (b) Accept an alternative holiday which we may offer to you or (c) cancel your booking.

If you choose (a) or (b) we will pay you compensation on the scale below. If you choose (c) we will refund all monies paid by you, plus compensation on the scale below: In certain circumstances we may have to cancel your holiday, and if this should occur we will return to you all the money you have paid to us, or offer you a suitable alternative. (a) Immediately prior to the departure date unless you have not paid for your holiday in full; if we then cancel your holiday you will be entitled to either a comparable holiday or a full refund. (b) After the balance due date, except as a result of hostilities, political unrest or other circumstances amounting to force majeure. If we have to cancel or materially alter a tour, holiday or other travel arrangements after the date when payment of the balance of the price becomes due but not more than 14 days before your intended departure date, we shall ensure that you receive reasonable compensation. If we cancel or materially alter a tour or other travel arrangements within 14 days of your departure date, we shall ensure that you receive a higher level of compensation to that which would have been granted if the cancellation or material alteration occurred in excess of 14 days before your intended departure date.

5A. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU (Continental Tours including) Republic of Ireland) (a) We accept responsibility for the acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents, sub-contractors and suppliers and for ensuring that we provide the services as described in this brochure and to a reasonable standard. We shall not accept responsibility or liability for death, bodily injury or illness caused to the signatory to the contract and/or any other named person on the booking form, except for negligent acts or omissions of our employees, agents, sub-contractors or suppliers. Any claims arising there from shall be subject to English law in respect of any question of liability or quantum, and all proceedings shall be within the exclusive domain of the English courts. (b) The following circumstances fall outside our direct control and accordingly we are not prepared to accept responsibility or liability. (i) Please remember that some hotel amenities (e.g. hotel lifts, swimming pools, etc.) require servicing and cleaning and may not therefore be available at all times. Some services may be affected by weather conditions and their availability is entirely at the discretion of the provider of the service. Entertainment (particularly live entertainment) provided by hotels is frequently subject to demand and its nature and/or frequency may be varied if there is lack of demand or insufficient numbers staying in the hotel. (ii) Some excursion itineraries include the use of ferries and other forms of transport which can be affected by inclement weather, and may have to be cancelled or arrangements changed. Whenever possible a suitable alternative excursion will be offered. (iii) The published running times of services are estimates only and we will not be liable for any loss (howsoever caused) arising from delay or failure to operate services in accordance with published timings. (c) Where appropriate and subject to our reasonable discretion, we will afford general assistance to clients who through misadventure, suffer illness, personal injury or death while travelling overseas on a Bowens Holidays Ltd international holiday arising out of an activity which does not form part of the advertised itinerary nor part of an excursion offered through the company, and which is the responsibility of a third party. Where legal action is undertaken by the client against such a third party, with the prior agreement of Bowens Holidays Tours, initial legal costs associated therewith shall be met by us, always provided clients request such assistance within 90 days from date of misadventure. The aggregate cost of such general assistance and initial legal costs shall not exceed £5000 per booking form. Furthermore, in the event of there being a successful claim for cost against a third party or there being suitable insurance policy/ies in force, such costs actually incurred by us shall be recoverable from the client. 5B. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU (England, Scotland, Wales) Bowens Holidays Ltd accept responsibility for those arrangements for your holiday which are wholly within our control and, therefore, accept liability to clients for the negligence of our servants or agents, which includes our employees. However, we would draw your attention to the following circumstances which fall outside our direct control and where we are not prepared to accept liability: (a) We make every effort to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for all holidays advertised in this brochure, and that the suppliers of the services which you will enjoy during your holiday are efficient and reputable. However, we do not have direct control over the provision of such services to you by those suppliers, and do not accept any liability for any loss (howsoever caused) arising from the actions or omissions of such suppliers of services or of their employees who are not our servants or agents. (b) Please remember that some hotel amenities (e.g. lifts, swimming pools) require servicing or cleaning and we cannot, therefore, guarantee that they are always available. Other factors, such as the weather or lack of demand can affect the provision of entertainment or outdoor amenities described in this brochure. (c) Some excursion itineraries include the use of ferries and other forms of transport which can be affected by inclement weather and may have to be cancelled or arrangements changed. Whenever possible a suitable alternative excursion will be offered. HOLIDAY INFORMATION 1. CHILDREN’S REDUCTION On all holidays reductions are available for children aged under 12 providing the child shares a room with two full fare paying passengers. Please enquire at the time of booking. 2. BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL LUGGAGE Owing to restricted storage we ask that luggage should be restricted to one suitcase per person.

3. SEAT ALLOCATION AND SPECIFICATION Requests for particular seats can be made on most holidays when booking, but since allocations are made on a first-come first-served basis, early booking is advisable. There is a seating plan of the coach for each holiday, but it is possible that, on occasions, for operational reasons, a coach of different configuration may be used and we must, therefore reserve the right to alter a seating plan and allocate seats other than those you have booked, although this will be avoided as far as possible. We shall have no liability in relation to any such change in specification. Specific seats will not be allocated on coaches which operate on feeder services between joining points and main holiday departure points. 4. SMOKING Bowens Holidays Ltd operate a policy of no smoking on all tours. 5. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS when you have paid the balance you will receive from the Travel Office through which the booking was made all necessary labels, so that you can receive them in good time before the holiday departure date. Certain documents for example air or boat tickets, may have to be retained and your driver or courier will issue then to you at the relevant port.

6. GROUND FLOOR INFORMATION There is usually a limited number of ground or low floor rooms available and requests for this accommodation must be made in the “Type of Room required” section of the booking form, but this type of accommodation cannot be guaranteed. 7. SPECIAL DIETS You may have special needs as regards to diet. If so please make sure that you include them in the panel provided on the Booking Form and that they appear on the confirmation of booking. This will be notified to the hotel or hotels on your holiday and any extra costs incurred must be paid to the hotel by yourself before departure from the hotel. We cannot guarantee hoteliers compliance with dietary requests.

8. ENTERTAINMENT Some of the hotels arrange additional entertainment which could include music, dancing, film shows, bingo, etc. Entertainment offered by hotels is indicated in the hotel description of the holiday page. The nature and frequency of the entertainment presented is at the discretion of the hotel and therefore not guaranteed and could be withdrawn if there is a lack of demand or insufficient numbers in the hotel. 9. PASSPORT For all continental holidays you will require a full 10-year British Passport. We cannot accept responsibility if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents.

10. LUNCHES AND EXCURSIONS As lunches are not provided on day excursions from a resort (unless specifically stated) any client(s) deciding not to travel on the advertised excursions will not be eligible for any refund and furthermore any meal requested at the resort hotel must be arranged with the management of the hotel at their own expense. Further, if a client having paid extra for extra board, decided not to return to the hotel for lunch, no refund can be made for meals not taken. 11. HOLIDAY INSURANCE You are advised to have Travel insurance for all of our holidays. For tours operated by Robinsons Holidays their Terms and Conditions apply.

Period before departure Amount of cancellation within which amount of charge shown as % cancellation charge written of holiday price cancellation is received Prior to 42 days Deposit 28 - 42 days 30% 14 - 27 days 45% 7 - 13 days 60% 0 - 6 days 100% Period before departure Compensation within which a ‘signaficant Per Person change’ is notified to you or your travel agent More than 42 days Nil 28 - 42 days £10 14 - 27 days £15 7 - 13 days £20 0 - 6 days £25

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