Taf Valley Coaches
Taf Valley Coaches
Taf Valley Coaches G w y l i a u 2 0 1 8 H o l i d a y s Your local family owned coach operator with the personal touch
Mae’n bleser gennym yng Nghwmni Bysiau Cwm Taf i gyflwyno dewis helaeth arall o wyliau ar eich cyfer am 2018. Mae Bysiau Cwm Taf yn fusnes teuluol lleol sydd wedi bodoli ers 1990, a diolch i gwsmeriaid ffyddlon fel chi yn eahangu yn flynyddol ac yn mynd o nerth i nerth. Mae gennym ddewis ddiddorol arall o wyliau ar eich cyfer eleni eto a thrwy blynyddoedd o brofiad yn y maes, teimlwn fod gennym y fformiwla delfrydol ar gyfer gwneud eich gwyliau yn rhai cyffrous a chofiadwy.
Mae ein gwybodaeth teithio yn amhrisiadwy ac oherwydd ein bod yn fusnes teuluol lleol, awn gam ymhellach er mwyn sicrhau eich bod yn cael y gwyliau yr ydych yn ei haeddu. Rydym yn grediniol ein bod yn cynnig gwyliau o ansawdd uchel i bob rhan o Brydain yn ogystal â nifer o wledydd yn Ewrop. Byddwch yn aros mewn Gwestai o safon uchel, a byddwn yn ymweld â nifer o lefydd diddorol a theithio heibio a thros golygfeydd godidog. Mae ein gwyliau i gyd yn fforddiadwy ac yn werth yr arian. Mae gennym fflyd fodern sydd yn cael ei ychwanegu ati yn flynyddol ac yn cael eu gyrru gan yrrwyr sydd â blynyddoedd o brofiad yn y maes.
Rydym yn casglu mewn nifer o lefydd cyfleus ledled Sir Benfro, Sir Gaerfyrddin a Cheredigion ac yn aml iawn yn cynnig trosglwyddiadau byrion fel na fydd rhaid i chi fod ar fwrdd yn ddiangen. Y llynedd, croesawyd nifer o gwsmeriaid newydd, sydd eisioes wedi dychwelyd atom neu archebu gwyliau arall eleni, diolch iddynt ac wrth gwrs, y ffyddloniaid sydd yn teithio gennym ers blynyddoedd, a hyfryd yw eich croesawu. Ymfalchuwn yng nglendid a safon eithriadol uchel ein coetsys a’n bysiau diolch i holl weithwyr y cwmni sydd yn gweithio fel tîm i sicrhau gofal a diogelwch ein holl gwsmeriaid. Cymerwch olwg drwy’r llyfryn yma sydd yn cynnig rhywbeth at ddant pawb, boed yn wyliau byr dros y penwythnos, wythnos gyfan neu wyliau estynedig i Iwerddon, yr Alban neu wlad Dramor.
Mi fydd yn bleser pur eich croesawu chi atom flwyddyn nesaf eto.
Cofiwch ein bod hefyd yn medru trefnu teithiau preifat ar eich cyfer boed yn daith undydd, penwythnos neu am wythnos, felly os ydi eich Clwb chwaraeon, Côr, Merched y Wawr, Sefydliad y Merched, Clwb Garddio, Clwb Hŷn,Ysgol neu barti preifat am fynd I ffwrdd ond ddim eisiau gwneud y gwaith trefnu eich hun, cysylltwch â’r swyddfa. Bydd ein staff profiadol yn fwy na hapus i drafod eich anghenion ac i gynnig pris cystadleuol i chi. Edrychwn ymlaen i glywed wrthych ac i’ch croesawu ar fwrdd Fws Cwm Taf unwaith yn rhagor. Pob hwyl i chi gyd, mwynhewch eich gwyliau.
Clive, Heather a’r staff yn bysiau cum Taf We have great pleasure on presenting our 2018 holiday brochure.
Taf Valley Coaches is very much a family concern and we feel that we have a winning formula. Our touring knowledge is invaluable and because we are a family business which has been serving Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire since 1990, we go the extra mile to ensure that you have a first class experience. We pride ourselves in offering top quality holidays to all parts of the UK along with holidays to Europe. You will be staying in excellent hotels with tours and excursions included to make your holiday memorable and special. All of our holidays are affordable and great value for money. Our holidays are operated by our own fleet of top quality and modern executive coaches with professional tour drivers who have many years of experience.
We offer convenient pick up points throughout Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire. We offer short transfers which ensure that you are able to board our luxury tour coach as quickly as possible in order for you to relax and enjoy your holiday. Last year, we welcomed many new customers who have already returned and booked with us again this year. Our thanks go to all of those customers along with our faithful clients, who have become friends of Taf Valley over the many years. As you can see we offer a wide range of holidays to suit everybody from short breaks to extended holidays.
It would be a real pleasure to welcome you aboard a 2018 Taf Valley Coach holiday. Our experienced sales staff are waiting and happy to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.
We also, specialise in group travel, from school day trips, social groups and extended private tours. We can cater for any requirement you may have, so please call our experienced staff for your free private hire quotation. Please have a look through our 2018 brochure and if anything takes your fancy, please telephone or email us and our staff will be happy to help. Many Thanks and Happy Holidays Clive, Heather and all the staff at Taf Valley Coaches Why not purchase a holiday gift voucher. Perfect for your family or friends.
Use for ANY Taf Valley Holiday! Availabe in denominations of: £5, £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £50, £75 or £100 Dear Friends Annwyl Ffrindiau www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 2
Contents DATE DESTINATION DAYS PAGE Fri 19th Jan Weekend Special - Paignton 4 Days 4 Fri 9th Feb Babbacombe - Weekend Break 4 Days 4 Thur 22nd Feb Rugby Six Nations Ireland v Wales 4 Days 5 Mon 12th Mar Bideford Early Spring Break 5 Days 5 Fri 23rd Mar Torquay - Cabaret Weekend 4 Days 6 Fri 30th Mar Chester Easter Break 4 Days 6 Fri 6th Apr Llandudno Welsh Themed Weekend 4 Days 7 Thur 12th Apr Holland Bulb Fields and Windmills 5 Days 7 Fri 27th Apr April Mystery Tour 3 Days 8 Mon 7th May Lake District Steam & Cruise 5 Days 8 Tue 15th May The Charm of Cantabria – Spain 8 Days 9 Sun 27th May Crowns & Cruise 5 Days 10 Thur 31st May Men and Motors II – Williams Grand Prix Collection & Beaulieu Motor Museum 2 Days 10 Thur 7th June RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show 2018 3 Days 11 Mon 11th June West Country Delights 5 Days 11 Mon 25th June Eastbourne & The Bluebell Railway 5 Days 12 Sun 1st July Severn Steam & Cruise 5 Days 12 Fri 13th July Summer Weekend Special Paignton 4 Days 13 Fri 13th July The Royal International Air Tattoo & Concorde 3 Days 13 Wed 18th July Grand Tour of Ireland 11 Days 14/15 Sun 29th July Cadbury World & West Midland Safari Park 2 Days 16 Tues 31st July Llandudno Summer Break 5 Days 16 Sat 18th Aug Scotland - Troon, Arran & The Ayrshire Coast 6 Days 17 Fri 10th Aug Torquay Summer Weekend Break 4 Days 18 Wed 22nd Aug The Dorset Steam Fair and Bournemouth 4 Days 18 Wed 5th Sept Tyrolean Alps ‘Cows Down’ 8 Days 19 Sun 2nd Sept September Mystery Tour 5 Days 20 Mon 17th Sept Ploughing Championships Machinery & Livestock Exhibition, Ireland 3 Days 20 Mon 17th Sept Blackpool Illuminations 5 Days 21 Mon 24th Sept Warners Leisure Break Littlecote House Hotel 5 Days 21 Sun 30th Sept Peak District & Chatsworth House & Gardens 5 Days 22 Fri 5th Oct Rolling Back the Years Criccieth 4 Days 22 Sat 13th Oct WW1 Battlefields In Flanders Fields 1918 Peace at Last 4 Days 23 Fri 12th Oct October Mystery Weekend 4 Days 24 Fri 19th Oct Bath, Longleat & the Cotswolds 4 Days 24 Sat 27th Oct Bristol and Bath Weekend 2 Days 25 Fri 2nd Nov Paignton ‘Christmas Cracker’ 4 Days 25 Mon 12th Nov Mystery Turkey & Tinsel 5 Days 26 Mon 19th Nov Fizz & Fayre Harrogate 5 Days 26 Fri 23rd Nov Torquay Turkey & Tinsel 4 Days 27 Sat 24th Nov Birmingham & Gloucester Christmas Markets 2 Days 27 Fri 28th Dec Matilda - The Musical Cardiff Millennium Centre 1 Day 28 Sun 30th Dec New Year In Criccieth 4 Days 28 Fri 11th Jan 2019 Reunion Torquay 4 Days 29 Fri 18th Jan 2019 Weekend Special Paignton 4 Days 29 Fri 1st Mar 2019 Clive and Guests Entertain 3 Days 30 Thur 7th Mar 2019 Six Nations Special Scotland v Wales (Rugby) 4 Days 30 Terms & Conditions 31 Reservations: 01994 240 908 3
Weekend Special - Paignton This is an ideal weekend to meet some of the staff of Taf Valley Coaches, re-acquaint with old friends and a chance to make new friends. Paignton, is a resort popular for its arcaded shopping street, harbour, promenade and busy town centre. Our Hotel - The Queens is a big favourite with passengers and is sure to make your stay comfortable and memorable. It is a family hotel and enjoys a flat level position just 200 yards from Paignton town centre and seafront. Itinerary Day 1 A leisurely journey to Paignton with suitable comfort stops en route. Day 2/3 A day excursion exploring memorable landmarks in Devon/Free day to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our journey home, with comfort stops en route.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 19th January 2018 4 Days £165 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (Limited Availability) Hotel: The Queens Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Babbacombe - Weekend Break Babbacombe boasts a number of great tourist attractions to visit including the Cliff Railway, Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones Museum all only a short walk away and the Babbacombe Theatre is just up the road. Babbacombe itself is full of lovely shops, restaurants and cafés and a pedestrianised shopping precinct is only a few hundred yards away, so there is plenty to do during your visit.
Hotel De La Mer – has been owned and run by the Tillen family since 1976.
They pride themselves on giving guests a great holiday experience from the moment we arrive to the moment we leave. Set in the beautiful Babbacombe Bay the beach and cliffs are right on the doorstep and situated on the South West Coast Path. Itinerary Day 1 After a morning departure, we will travel to Babbacombe, arriving at our hotel early afternoon. Day 2-3 A day excursion/Morning excursion to Dartmouth and the afternoon at leisure in Babbacombe.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our journey home, with comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 9th February 2018 4 Days £165 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (Limited Availability) Hotel: Hotel De La Mer Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 4
Reservations: 01994 240 908 5 Rugby Six Nations Ireland v Wales The Esplanade Hotel 3*- Located on the seafront Promenade on the Dublin Wicklow coast, this magnificent hotel is surrounded by breathtaking views yet within walking distance to the main street shopping, amenities, nightlife and restaurants.
The Hotel is also within easy walking distance to the DART Rail Line to Dublin City Centre. Itinerary Day 1 Morning departure for our afternoon ferry to Ireland, arriving at our Hotel in BRAY late evening. Day 2 Free day to explore the town of Bray or travel on the DART Rail Line to Dublin for the day.
Day 3 Match Day - travel on the DART Rail Line to Dublin for the big day or stay local in Bray to experience the local CRAIC! Day 4 Afternoon departure from Bray to Rosslare Harbour, stopping on route for an evening comfort stop before boarding our ferry for home. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Thursday 22nd February 2018 4 Days £340 PER PERSON Single supplement £80 Hotel: The Esplanade, Bray Basis: Bed and Breakfast Bideford Early Spring Break Durrant House Hotel – is situated near the historical old port of Bideford with views over the Torridge estuary and beyond to the sandy beaches of Instow, this hotel is perfectly located to explore the beautiful rugged coastline, glorious sandy beaches and rolling countryside of North Devon.
Itinerary Day 1 Depart West Wales in the morning and travel to Bideford for our 4 nights stay, with comfort stops en route. Day 2 After a leisurely breakfast you can explore the winding narrow streets of Bideford, down to the little fishing quay at the heart of the town. In the afternoon a short excursion to the Dartington Crystal Factory (entry included). Day 3-4 Day excursion to Bude – a small seaside resort in North Cornwall.Then we will make our way to Clovelly (entry included). Clovelly is a small village and a major tourist attraction, exceptional in its history and beauty, its extremely steep car-free cobbled main street, makes it a unique village to visit.
Day excursion to Boscastle and Tintagel. Day 5 Sadly we leave Bideford, making our way home with comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Monday 12th March 2018 5 Days £250 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (First 3 guests) Hotel: Durrant House Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast © Blue Sky 4691_flickr
Chester Easter Break If you are looking for something special this Easter, then this tour is for you. Based at the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, in the centre of Chester, you will be guaranteed an unforgettable Easter with 4 Star Luxury. Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester is a luxurious four-star hotel set in the heart of Chester.
This Victorian hotel is a beautiful stately building with vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircase and regal public areas. It has been fully refurbished to retain the finest of its historic architecture, mixed with every modern convenience. Each of the spacious, comfortable rooms at The Queen, are fitted with the finest of facilities. All boast satellite TV, 24-hour room service and some are even afforded the luxury of a magnificent four- poster bed. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. There is a fitness suite and bar. There is a lift. Itinerary Day 1 After a morning departure, we make our way to the Hallmark Hotel The Queen with suitable comfort stops en route.
Day 2 A free day to enjoy the city of Chester.Why not - stroll around the city walls, relax by the River Dee or enjoy retail therapy in the shopping precincts.
Day 3 After a morning excursion we return to our hotel and enjoy a 3 course Easter Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure. In the evening a light 2 course buffet dinner will be served. Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast we will make our way home with comfort stops en route.We arrive back into our local area early evening. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 30th March 2018 4 Days £315 PER PERSON Single supplement £90 Hotel: Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (Includes 2 course Sunday lunch) www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 6 Torquay Cabaret Weekend A wonderful weekend of entertainment being the theme in the afternoons and again in the evenings, along with excursions of the local area, making this the ideal weekend break and not too far to travel.
Itinerary Day 1 A leisurely journey to Torquay with suitable comfort stops en route. Day 2/3 A day excursion exploring memorable landmarks in Devon/Free day to enjoy at your leisure. Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our journey home, with comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 23rd March 2018 4 Days £215 PER PERSON Single supplement £30 (Limited Availability) Hotel: Derwent Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Reservations: 01994 240 908 7 Llandudno Welsh Themed Weekend The Tynedale Hotel has developed this break for all the food lovers amongst us and it really is going to be something different.
A more laid back weekend than their other theme breaks with the emphasis on the use of Welsh products from local producers, their Welsh weekend aims to give a unique taste of Wales experience. The Welsh Weekend will include a Welsh afternoon tea with home baked cakes. 8 course Welsh tasting menu on Saturday night. Special Welsh breakfast menus. Great Orme Brewery Talk and Tasting. Cabaret style entertainment with local artists. The Tynedale Hotel is a firm favourite with customers and is situated on the promenade, and within walking distance of the shopping centre. All bedrooms are en-suite and has a lift to all floors.
Each night you will be treated to a 3 course dinner, followed by entertainment. Afternoon tea is also available every day. Itinerary Day 1 With a morning departure, we will travel North with comfort stops en route, arriving at our hotel with time to relax before our evening meal. Day 2 After our special Welsh breakfast we will make our way to nearby Conwy. Its circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long are guarded by no less than 22 towers – it is one of the finest in the world.You may wish to visit the smallest house in Britain. In the afternoon we visit Bodnant Gardens (entry included).Think of any style of garden you can imagine - Bodnant Garden has it all.
From grand lawns and terraces to small quiet corners, there's something new at every turn. Day 3 A day at leisure to relax or explore Llandudno, with its varied shops, trams and promenade.
Day 4 After a leisurely Welsh breakfast, we will make our way home, calling at Bodnant’s Welsh Food Centre and comfort stops en route. Arriving home early evening. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 6th April 2018 4 Days £295 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (First 6 guests) Hotel: Tynedale Hotel, Llandudno Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Dutch Bulb Fields & Windmills Holland is known as the land of flowers, famous for its tulips that blossom in an explosion of colour each year. A springtime visit to the Dutch bulb fields is a great addition to our tour program. Apollo Hotel is a 4 star hotel and is located a short walk from the centre of the city, which is full of history, architecture, bars, restaurants and shopping areas.
All 88 bedrooms have been furnished in a traditional Dutch style and are equipped with hairdryer and TV. The stylish bar offers a perfect place for a relaxing drink before dinner in the light and airy restaurant. Access to the hotel is gained via 6 steps. Hotel has a lift. Itinerary Day 1 With a morning start we will make our way, for our channel crossing to Calais and on to Apollo Hotel, Breda for our 4 night stay. Day 2/4 • After breakfast we will make our way to Amsterdam, for a guided tour.Amsterdam is an amazing city to visit at any time of year. From 17th century canals to stunning architecture, the compact Dutch capital city is overflowing with world-class attractions, charm, friendliness and plenty of character.
In the afternoon you will have time to explore Amsterdam in your own time.
• The ever popular Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens with over 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths creating a spectacular display in the so-called ‘Garden of Europe’, covering an area of over 32 hectares.The park is awash with the sight and scent of blossoming flowers.A fabulous day out! • We will have a half day excursion to Kinderdijk, which will include entry to a windmill and a short boat trip. Kinderdijk is a UNESCO heritage site and is home to one of the largest collections of windmills in Holland (19 in total), all dating back to the 18th century and kept in working order.We return to Breda allowing you free time to explore the city.
Day 5 After breakfast we make our way to Calais for our channel crossing for home. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Thursday 12th April 2018 5 Days £475 PER PERSON Single supplement £83 Hotel: Apollo Hotel, Breda Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 8 Lake District Steam & Cruise Cumbria Grand Hotel, Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands and overlooking Morecambe Bay, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome at this charming AA 3-Star Victorian Hotel. The hotel has something for everyone:- There is an outdoor garden area, tennis court, putting green, children’s play area and woodland/fitness walk.
While indoors there is a full sized snooker table, table tennis table and dart-board. A lift is also available to all floors.
Itinerary Day 1 We will leave early morning and travel to Grange-Over-Sands for a 4 night stay with comfort stops en route. Day 2 After breakfast, we will take a trip through the heart of the Lake District to the ever popular town of Keswick, before continuing to England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater, for a cruise on a steamer from Pooley Bridge. (Due to the Historic nature of the boats, wheelchair access will not always be possible). Day 3 Today we will enjoy a one-way steam train journey through the beautiful Leven Valley on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, before boarding a delightful cruise along Lake Windermere from Lakeside to Bowness–on-Windermere.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, it will be full steam ahead to the Western Lakes for a nostalgic trip back in time on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Enjoy a return trip on Lakelands oldest and longest railway to the foot of England’s highest mountains. (Although most trains are scheduled to be operated by steam engines, diesels are also operated and may replace steam at short notice for operational reasons). Day 5 Like all great adventures, they must come to an end, so sadly we depart for home with comfort stops en-route.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Monday 7th May 2018 5 Days £375 PER PERSON Single supplement £60 (Limited Availability) Hotel: Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast © Flickr - Andrew Wilkinson April Mystery Tour “Can’t decide on where to go? Then let us decide for you!” The ‘Mystery’ weekend will appeal to those of you who have a ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and the sheer fun of simply not knowing, all we can divulge is the date and the price.
We can guarantee an excellent hotel, 3 course dinners, good company and one of our excellent tour drivers! There will be a full day excursion! A warm welcome awaits at our hotel.
Itinerary Day 1 Morning departure arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Day 2 A full day mystery excursion.You won’t know where you are going until you are there! Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast depart for home.Who knows what might happen on the way? DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 27th April 2018 3 Days £225 PER PERSON Single supplement £30 Hotel ? Now that would be telling! Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Reservations: 01994 240 908 9 The Charm of Cantabria – Spain Based in Suances and famous for its stunning beaches, our tour will take in the highlights of Cantabria.
Located in the North of Spain, this region is more unspoilt and is the proud home to some of the jewels of Spain, with amazing landscapes, charming beaches, exciting cities and cultural treasures. Gran Hotel Suances – is located 700m from the beach and is an impressively grand, brilliant white Victorian style building.This elegant hotel is incredibly fresh and bright throughout, with marble flooring and is decorated in stylish fabrics. Each of the 99 air conditioned bedrooms is decorated in light colours with traditional furniture and is equipped with a TV, hairdryer, fridge and safe.Two lifts service all floors and all rooms have views either of the sea or the beautiful countryside.You can unwind in the stylish bar area before a buffet dinner is served in the spacious restaurant or have use of the outdoor swimming pool at the sister hotel next door.
Itinerary Day 1 With a morning departure, we will travel to the ferry port to board the Brittany Ferries cruise ferry to Santander. Relax and enjoy a night on board ship.Taking just 24 hours, the route is the fastest direct ferry service to northern Spain. On board you can enjoy award-winning service and top-class facilities, including gourmet restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins. Day 2 We arrive in Santander in the afternoon ready to make the short journey to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner. Day 3-6 We have included the following excursions:- Santillana del Mar & Comillas.
This morning we head west along the coast to the pretty village of Santillana del Mar to explore its cobbled streets and admire the honey coloured churches. Continue on to the visitor centre at the Altamira Caves, which boasts a spectacular reconstruction of its remarkable pre-historic cave paintings. In the afternoon, we continue to Comillas which is home to many types of neo classical buildings and a beautiful cemetery which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
Suances. Today we will spend at leisure, relaxing in our resort, perhaps heading to the lovely sandy beach for which Suances is famous for. Santander. Today, we will travel to the engaging capital city of Cantabria, Santander. Full of fine beaches, shops, cafes and some intriguing cultural attractions, there is plenty to take in here.The Palacio de la Magdalena, once the royal summer residence, lies at the mouth of the Bay of Santander on the rocky La Magdalena Peninsula whilst the city centre is home to Santander Cathedral, with its octagonal cupola and Gothic cloister, or just enjoy exploring and strolling along the nearby Paseo de Pereda promenade which runs along one side of the Jardines de Pereda gardens.
Picos de Europa. Today, we make our way west through the Spanish countryside and stop at the Picos de Europa National Park’s Sotama Visitor Centre, close to the village of Potes.We spend some time here before we travel on to Fuente De, where we can enjoy lunch or travel on the Fuenta De cable car up the sheer mountain slope to enjoy spectacular views from the top. Day 7-8 After a leisurely morning in our resort, sadly we will make our way to Santander to board our overnight ferry back to the UK and home.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Tuesday 15th May 2018 8 Days £750 PER PERSON Single supplement £179 Hotel: Gran Hotel Suances 1st Night Accommodation in 2 Berth Inside Cabin (bunks) (No Meals Included) 2nd – 6th Nights - Gran Hotel Suances, Cantabria, Spain Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 7th Night Accommodation in 2 Berth Inside Cabin (bunks) (No Meals Included) £750.00 Per Person Sharing (2 berth inside cabin - bunks) INSIDE LOWER BERTH CABIN: EXTRA £47.00 per person sharing
www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 10 Men and Motors II Williams Grand Prix Collection & Beaulieu Motor Museum DoubleTree Hilton Hotel – is conveniently situated for our short break away. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a 32 inch TV, tea/coffee making facilities. It also has a 15 metre heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a sauna and steam room and a fully equipped fitness centre. Men & Motors II is a follow on from last year’s successful trip, only this year we are going to visit Williams Grand Prix Collection and Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace House & Gardens. Itinerary Day 1 We depart West Wales and make our way to Beaulieu National Motor Museum.
Beaulieu Estate has been in the Montagu family since 1538 and the Palace House has been open to visitors since 1952, making it one of the first stately homes to be opened to the public.The motor museum was added in 1956.The car collection, which started as a small display in the front hall of Palace House, and is now the National Motor Museum with over 250 historic and modern vehicles. Day 2 After breakfast we will make our way to Williams Conference Centre.This is Sir Frank Williams’ private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 Team since 1978.
After the tour we will journey back to West Wales with comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Thursday 31st May 2018 2 Days £155 PER PERSON Single supplement £30 Hotel: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast N.B. Evening Meal is included © www.beaulieu.co.uk Windsor & Blenheim Palace Crowns & Cruise The Bull Hotel – was opened in 1688 as a coaching inn and is now a 4-Star hotel which combines warm hospitality and modern comforts. It has 150 bedrooms, free Wifi and a lift. Itinerary Day 1 We depart West Wales and travel to Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire for our 4 night stay, making comfort stops en route.
Day 2 Today we visit the stunning Windsor Castle.The largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world and official residence of Her Majesty The Queen.This afternoon, we enjoy a relaxing two hour cruise along the River Thames, with excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton. Day 3 Today we visit Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, was given the Park, Woodstock Manor and £240,000 to build the Palace as a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation for winning The Battle of Blenheim in 1704.
Day 4 Today we will enjoy a guided tour of London and some free time at Covent Garden. Day 5 After breakfast we will travel to the Georgian City of Bath, where you will have time to enjoy the sights or enjoy for a bit of retail therapy before making our way home. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Sunday 27th May 2018 5 Days £395 PER PERSON Single supplement £56 (Limited Availability) Hotel: The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Reservations: 01994 240 908 11 RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show 2018 Each year we decide to include a flower show in our holiday program and this year we have chosen RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
It is only the second year the RHS Flower Show will be held at Chatsworth Estate, set in 1,000 acre parkland in the heart of the rolling Derbyshire countryside. RHS flower shows are always a spectacular day out and never disappoint, with the floral marquee, talks, demonstrations, trade stands and exhibitors, all wrapped up in a vibrant carnival atmosphere. This is a show not just for plant lovers but for friends and family too.
Itinerary Day 1 After a morning departure, and a pleasant refreshment break on route, we make our way to our hotel, arriving late afternoon. Day 2 Doors open at 10.30am, so we depart early for our full day visit to Chatsworth Estate for the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The spacious grounds showcase an exciting range of flowers, plants and gardening accessories, giving you the opportunity to both browse and buy. Day 3 After breakfast we will head for home, with comfort stops on route, arriving home early evening.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Thursday 7th June 2018 3 Days £235 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (Limited Availability) Hotel: Wortley Hall Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Entry: Entry Included to Flower Show © Flickr - Herry Lawford West Country Delights The Best Western Tiverton Hotel - is located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
The en suite bedrooms are comfortable and have satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities. The Gallery Restaurant offers regional cuisine. There is no lift, but low floor rooms are available.
Itinerary Day 1 With a morning departure, we travel to Tiverton for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Best Western Tiverton Hotel. Day 2 A morning free, to explore the lovely town of Tiverton. In the afternoon we will take the relaxing Horse Drawn Barge Trip along the canal & enjoy a Cream Tea. Day 3 We will head north this morning to Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton. Here we join the West Somerset Railway for a scenic 20 mile ride to Minehead, taking in the sights and sounds of the golden age of rail travel.The scenery is ever changing, from Quantock Hills country. In Minehead we have time for lunch and a look around before we make our way south across the Exmoor National Park to Tiverton and the hotel.
Day 4 Today we will drive through the stunning scenery of Exmoor to the twin coastal villages of Lynmouth and Lynton. In the afternoon we visit the ancient village of Dunster, which has a wealth of historic buildings, from the National Trust’s 11th Century Castle to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the High Street, which was a focal point for the old Exmoor wool and cloth trade. Day 5 Sadly, we leave after breakfast and make our way back home.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Monday 11th June 2018 5 Days £395 PER PERSON Single supplement £87 (First 6 guests) Hotel: Best Western Tiverton Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Eastbourne & The Bluebell Railway Eastbourne - is one of Britain’s most elegant and popular resorts, with its lush rolling landscapes, stunning beaches and iconic chalk sea cliffs. Why not join us and enjoy a coastal break, admire the sights of the seafront on a stroll along Beachy Head, or enjoy soaking up some rays at the seaside. The Langham Hotel - is situated along the Royal Parade on Eastbourne’s magnificent seafront with spectacular views across the bay towards the pier.
The Langham is an AA Four-star hotel with 77 bedrooms, many of which have a sea view. The team at Langham looks forward to welcoming you.
Itinerary Day 1 We depart West Wales and make our way to our hotel making comfort stops en route. Day 2-4 • A day excursion to the historic town of Lewes, which boasts a castle and the Anne of Cleves House.This afternoon, we enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time on the famous Bluebell Railway. • Free day to explore Eastbourne, with its award-winning seafront, famous Carpet Gardens, Napoleonic fortress, harbour, boat trips or enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants.There are lots to see and do. • A day excursion to the Cinque Port Town of Rye, with enchanting cobbled streets and beautifully preserved buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times.This afternoon we visit Pashley Manor Gardens, which is an award-winning, quintessential English garden, with a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, fountains, springs and a dazzling array of colourful displays.
Day 5 Sadly, we depart for home, with comfort stops on route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Monday 25th June 2018 5 Days £389 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (Limited) Hotel: The Langham Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 12 Severn Steam & Cruise Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor – is a luxurious 4-star property set in a 23 acre estate in Stourport-on-Severn. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool & leisure facilities, garden and tennis court. It has 68 bedrooms, 30 of which are ground floor bedrooms accessed via 3 steps or a chair lift. Please note the hotel does not have a lift.
Itinerary Day 1 We will travel to Stourport-on-Severn making comfort stops en route and arrive in time to enjoy tea/coffee with scone and jam. Day 2 We head to Worcester and visit the Elgar Birthplace Museum, with an introduction to the museum and exhibition.Then enjoy time to explore the City of Worcester, with its magnificent cathedral, before experiencing the city from a different perspective on an included cruise along the River Severn.
Day 3 Today we enjoy a memorable Severn Valley Railway steam train from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and journey through beautiful scenery and over Victoria Bridge, which featured in the famous film ‘The Thirty- Nine Steps’. Spend some time in Bridgnorth, which is actually two towns, High Town and Low Town, connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain, before returning via Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn. Day 4 After breakfast we travel to the picturesque medieval market town of Tewkesbury on market day, where you will have time to discover its timber-framed buildings, long and fascinating history and famous 12th century Abbey.
Stroll along the riverside, its network of alleyways and explore the medieval Old Town, before enjoying a relaxing cruise along the River Severn.
Day 5 After a leisurely breakfast we will make our way home, making comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Sunday 1st July 2018 5 Days £385 PER PERSON Single supplement £64 (Limited Availability) Hotel: Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast © Flickr - nigelmenzies
Reservations: 01994 240 908 13 Summer Weekend Special Paignton Paignton, is a resort popular for its arcaded shopping street, harbour, promenade and busy town centre. The Queens Hotel is a big favourite with passengers and is sure to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
It is a family hotel and enjoys a flat level position just 200 yards from Paignton town centre and seafront. Itinerary Day 1 A leisurely journey to Paignton with suitable comfort stops en route. Day 2/3 • A day excursion exploring memorable landmarks in Devon. • Free day to enjoy at your leisure.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we will start our journey home, with comfort stops en route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 13th July 2018 4 Days £280 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (First 7 guests) Hotel: The Queens Hotel Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast The Royal International Air Tattoo Fairford & Concorde One of the UK’s premier outdoor events at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. From static displays to spectacular air displays this makes a wonderful family event.
Angel Hotel Chippenham - Is a delightful 17th century coaching inn, with 50 en-suite bedrooms all with tea/coffee making facilities and a television.
The hotel also has a bar lounge, restaurant along with leisure club facilities including an indoor swimming pool. Itinerary Day 1 Our first day will take us to Aerospace Bristol (entry included) and a chance to travel through the decades, and amazing exhibits - including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and more - and immerse yourself in a story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.The stunning centrepiece of your visit will be Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. So step aboard the Last Concorde and experience how ‘the other half’ travelled.
Day 2 A full day visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo (entry included) – the aviation event of the year! During a thrilling flying display, you will see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft and the world’s top international flying display teams including the world famous Red Arrows, which will set your pulse racing! On the ground, there is a full program of events, also flight simulators, cars, shopping and a fairground.
Day 3 After breakfast, we head for Great Western Dockyard, Bristol, where you will have free time at your leisure.Why not visit the SS Great Britain or take a boat trip around the harbour or just relax in one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants.We arrive home early evening. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Friday 13th July 2018 3 Days £265 PER PERSON Single supplement £30 Hotel: Angel Hotel, Chippenham Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Entry: Entry Included
14 Grand Tour of Ireland Itinerary Day 1 We take the afternoon ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare, then on to Waterford for an overnight stay at Dooley’s Hotel located on the quayside in the centre of the town.
Day 2 Today we will travel on to Co. Cork, home of the legendary Blarney Woollen Mills with its extensive range of clothes, crafts and classic Irish souvenirs; the more energetic might fancy a climb up the nearby castle steps to kiss the Blarney Stone (entrance not included). Continue to one of Ireland’s most popular towns set amidst spectacular mountains and countryside. Enjoy a 3 night stay at the Killarney Towers Hotel.
Day 3-4 A tour around the famous ‘Ring of Kerry’. Savour 100 miles of spectacular scenery as you travel along the narrow coastal road of the Iveragh Peninsula.The journey begins at Killorglin, home of the world’s oldest market, the famous Puck Fair, through Glenbeig. Continue through the villages of Rossbeigh and Kells, with their beautiful golden beaches to Caherciveen for lunch.Travel through Waterville and Derrynane, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay to Caherdaniel, hometown of political hero Daniel O'Connell. Continue through Sneem, a quaint town with its own village green, and Kenmare to Moll's Gap, a cutting between bleak bogland and mountains.The winding road passes Ladies View, aptly named after Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting who were so impressed with the view of the lakes and the entrance to Muckross, finishing in Killarney.
A free day to enjoy Killarney, set in the Irish Lake District and internationally renowned for its scenic beauty with a myriad of pastimes to ensure you will never be left at a loose end.The most popular way to learn about the town and its lakes is to take a traditional Jaunting Car ride (included in tour price).The Tangney family has been running these excursions from the centre of Killarney for five generations.The tour runs through the Killarney National Park and along the edge of Lough Leane to Ross Castle. From here we catch the “Lily of Killarney” to cruise across the lake (included in tour price) a memorable way to view the surrounding mountains.This afternoon there’s free time to explore Killarney town.
Day 5 Depart Killarney after breakfast and make our through Co. Limerick and visit the unique Foynes Flying Boat Museum (entrance included) a unique chapter in the country’s aviation history. Enjoy the attached Maritime Museum and if it’s to your taste why not sample a traditional Irish Coffee, invented here at Foynes. In 1942, the chef at Foynes airbase, Joseph Sheridan, served whiskey in his coffees to help revitalise a group of weary passengers delayed by bad weather and a legend was born! From here it’s a short journey to nearby Tarbert to take the 30-minute ferry journey across the River Shannan to Killimer.
From here continue to Ennistymon, to the Falls Hotel for our next 2 nights stay. Day 6 First stop is the Burren Visitor Centre (included in tour price), where the natural history of this enchanting region is revealed. Continue with a drive through the park to discover prehistoric limestone landscapes sheltering rare species of flora and fauna. Continue north to Ballyvaughan Bay and around Black Head and take the wonderful ocean drive past the Aran Islands as we continue onto the official Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre (included in tour price) for breath-taking views 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 7 Take a quick look at the city of Galway, known as the City of Tribes, and famous today for a calendar crammed full of festivals and events celebrating everything from oysters to opera. Perhaps take a walk along the Old Quays to visit the Spanish Arch and the Claddagh, which pay testament to Galway’s maritime history, or visit Eyre Square, a relaxing spot, amongst the maze of streets offering a variety of stores, www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk
Reservations: 01994 240 908 15 DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Wednesday 18th July 2018 11 Days £1100 PER PERSON Single supplement £220 Hotel: Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford (1 Night) (Overnight Bag Required) Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (3 Nights) Falls Hotel, Ennistymon (2 Nights) Central Hotel, Donegal (2 Nights) Stormont Hotel, Belfast (2 Nights) Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast pubs and restaurants.Then head north via Claremorris and Knock, home of the famous Knock Shrine which once saw ½ million people greet Pope John Paul II.We continue on to Sligo on the banks of the River Garavogue, before completing the journey to Donegal for a 2 night stay at the Central Hotel.
Day 8 Free day in Donegal.Visits can be made to Donegal Castle, the abbey ruins or Magee’s home of Donegal hand-woven tweeds. Alternatively enjoy a cruise around Donegal Bay (not included in tour price): the cruise is subject to tidal restrictions, takes approximately 80 minutes.All the attractions for this day are within walking distance of the hotel. Day 9 Leaving Donegal today, travel across the border into Northern Ireland and over to the mighty Giants Causeway (included in your tour price). Created by volcanic activity a more romantic legend is that the giant Finn MacCool laid a path across the sea to his lady-love in Scotland.A regular shuttle bus escorts visitors from the visitor centre down to the shore.
Following lunch travel along the Antrim Coast Road built in the 1800's to provide employment for famine-stricken workers, passing the spectacular scenery centred round the nine Glens of Antrim. Continue onto Belfast for a 2 nights stay at the Stormont Hotel Belfast. Day 10 We begin our day with a Guided Tour of the city sights (guide included in your tour price) taking in the Botanical Gardens, Queen’s University, the Waterfront Hall and the famous leaning Albert Clock. Close to City Hall and the Belfast Opera House is the Crown Liquor Saloon, a beautifully preserved Victorian public house with gas lamps and drinking snugs, owned by the National Trust.
In the afternoon we will visit the new Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre (admission included in your tour).This iconic attraction opened in April 2012 in the heart of the city beside the slipways where RMS Titanic was built, and where visitors can re-live the entire Titanic story from her birth in Belfast to the fateful maiden voyage and her eventual discovery on the seabed. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 11 Leaving Belfast today, head down the East Coast to discover Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. It’s many attractions include the cathedral, castle,Trinity College, Ha’penny Bridge and Phoenix Park, plus a collection of museums and art galleries, cafe's, restaurants and many excellent shops. For a perfect finale to your holiday, you could even visit the Guinness Storehouse, home to Ireland's famous stout and the country’s number one visitor attraction; visitors are treated to a free drink in the rooftop Gravity Bar with its panoramic views of the city. From here continue south through Wicklow and Wexford and onto Rosslare port for your return journey home on the early evening sailing to South Wales.
On arrival in Fishguard we complete the journey to your home area.
© Tourism Ireland photographer Chris Hill
www.tafvalleycoaches.co.uk 16 School Holiday Special Cadbury World & West Midland Safari Park Why not take the family away for a couple of days during the school holidays, to 2 of the UK’s top attractions, Cadbury World & West Midland Safari & Leisure Park. With travel, entrance to 2 brilliant attractions and dinner, bed & breakfast this is a bargain break for all of the family. Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Birmingham West has 168 vibrant rooms with free Wireless High-speed Internet and 24-hour room service. Guests have complimentary access to Pace Health & Fitness Club, offering customized massage treatments, an indoor swimming pool and a variety of exercise equipment.
Itinerary Day 1 We depart West Wales making comfort stops before we arrive to the world famous Cadbury World, where entry is included for you to discover chocolate’s origins, try out the magical “Cadabra Ride” or indulge in some freshly made chocolate.After which we continue onto our hotel for an overnight stay with dinner, bed & breakfast. Day 2 We depart our hotel and travel to West Midland Safari Park & Leisure Park.We will go on Safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals on the Safari Drive-through.Then you will have time to enjoy the Leisure Park before we depart for our journey back to West Wales.
DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Tuesday 31st July 2018 5 Days £370 PER PERSON Single supplement £0 (Limited Availability) Hotel: The Tynedale Hotel, Llandudno Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Llandudno Summer Break The Tynedale Hotel – is centrally located on Llandudno’s iconic Victorian promenade and is a modern, bright and welcoming seafront hotel. It is just 20 metres from the beach and a short walk from the high street and the pier. Itinerary Day 1 With a morning departure we will make our way to Llandudno with comfort stops en route arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Day 2-4 • Today we will cross the Menai Straits to Anglesey and visit Halen Môn for a guided tour, in what makes their salt the world’s finest seasoning, the behind the scenes tours are one of a kind.After we will make a short stop in Llanfair PG and then continue our way to the historic town of Beaumaris, with its medieval castle and its pier.
• A day excursion to Liverpool.We will have a guided tour of the city, followed by some free time for you to enjoy the city for yourself. Either relax in the bars and restaurants or visit the largest Cathedral in Britain.
• A day of leisure to relax and explore Llandudno at your own pace. Llandudno is bursting at the seams with things to do and see.Why not take the San Franciscan-style tramway or alpine cable car to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park Day 5 After a leisurely breakfast we make our way home with comfort stops on route. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Sunday 29th July 2018 2 Days FROM £130 PER PERSON Single supplement £30 Adult £130 Per Person Sharing. Child £110 (Up to 12 years). Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham West Basis: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast © Cadbury
Reservations: 01994 240 908 17 Scotland, Troon, Arran & The Ayrshire Coast The Ayrshire Coast has one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles.
Our visits include the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle and New Lanark World Heritage Site as well as a full day on the fabulous Isle of Arran, known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’! The Marine Hotel – is set in a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Arran. It has an elegant reception area with a chandelier and a formal but cosy bar that extends into a lounge area where guests can relax and socialize. All 89 bedrooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours and include TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests have complimentary access to the leisure club which features a fitness suite, indoor swimming pool that overlooks the sea, spa bath, sauna and steam room.
Itinerary Day 1 With an early morning start from home, we travel to our overnight hotel for dinner, bed and breakfast. DEPARTURE DAYS PRICE Saturday 18th August 2018 6 Days £560 PER PERSON Single supplement £110 Hotel: 1 Night – Hallmark Hotel, Preston Overnight Bag Required 4 Nights – Marine Hotel, Troon Basis: 5 Nights - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Day 2 After breakfast we will continue our journey to Troon, with comfort stops en route. Day 3 After a leisurely Scottish breakfast we will make our way to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, which offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son.
Set in 10 acres of the poet’s cherished countryside, the museum includes the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born.
In the afternoon we continue our way to Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s best loved castles. Here, we enjoy a guided tour of the castle and free time to explore the gardens, deer park and swan pond before returning to our hotel for dinner. Day 4 Today, we board the ferry at Ardrossan and sail to Brodick on the Isle of Arran, known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.Arran is like a condensed version of the rest of Scotland; it has mountains, lochs, rolling hills, meadows and is surrounded by a stunning coastline.
Day 5 This morning we visit the award winning New Lanark Heritage Site and discover the impressive cotton mill village and the life and times of mill manager and social pioneer Robert Owen.There is time for lunch at the Heritage before returning to our hotel, where we will have time to relax or enjoy a stroll into the charming town of Troon.
Day 6 Sadly, it is time to leave and make our way back home, with comfort stops en route.