SOUTHPORTS SEASIDE SPLENDOUR
12th – 16th March 2018
5 Days / 4 nights
Full Board & Free Bar Package*
£349.00 Double or Twin / £359 Single
Southport boasts the oldest surviving iron pier in the country, and the second longest! Discover all this classic Victorian seaside town has to offer from the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel. The hotel offers great value and being situated so close to Liverpool and Blackpool, there are any number of excellent day excursions to choose from.
The 3 star Royal Clifton hotel occupies a great location on Southport’s promenade, offering panoramic views across the North West coastline, yet is still only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Southport. The hotel consists of 111 tastefully furnished bedrooms and each offers TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel boasts a spacious lounge area and complimentary indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.
• 4 Nights - Full Board Basis (packed lunch or cooked lunch depending on the itinerary)
• *Free bar between 18.00 – 21.00 hrs each night, selected drinks
• Porterage & Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu with Tea/coffee after dinner
• In-house activity such as quiz or bingo on 2 nights
• Excursions include Chester, Shrewsbury, Blackpool, Crosby Beach & Liverpool
• 2 hour Blue Badge Guided coach Tour in Liverpool - “The City Tour & The Beatles”
• Services of a Footsteps Tour Manager
• Executive Coach Travel from Northampton
A non refeundable deposit of £50.00 per person required on booking, with the balance due 10 weeks before travel
5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS HALF BOARD AT THE 4* HILTON TEMPLEPATRICK HOTEL
** This is an amended trip to the one advertised in the 2017 brochure **
4 star hotel located on the private Castle Upton estate near Templepatrick.
Hotel facilities: two restaurants; two bars; golf course; indoor swimming pool; sauna; steam room; gym & tennis courts.
Room facilities: en-suite bathroom; TV; hairdryer; tea & coffee making facilities.
Rough itinerary for guidelines.
Take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. Once you arrive at the Irish ferry port, make the journey on your coach to our Belfast based hotel. The drive from Dublin port to Belfast is approx 1 hour 40 minutes. Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.
Titanic Belfast and sightseeing.
After breakfast, you have a full day to explore Belfast. Over one hundred years on from the launch of the world’s most famous ship, you could experience the amazing Titanic story in the city of her birth – Belfast. Experience a thrilling ride through Titanic’s construction in the shipyards, re-live the drama of her sinking and visit her wreck on the ocean floor all during your time at the Titanic Belfast Centre. As an additional attraction, visit the nearby shipyard and pump house where Titanic was built. In the afternoon, we highly recommend a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol. Here you will enjoy an educational guided tour of the Gaol which housed well known IRA members among other criminals from 1845, right up until the gates were closed one final time as a working prison in 1996. After a fun day, return to your hotel for dinner.
City of Derry or Belfast.
After an enjoyable Irish breakfast, why not visit the enchanting city of Derry and learn the fascinating history behind the 2013 UK City of Culture. First we embark on the most informative attraction in Derry – The Walking Tour. The specialised local tour leader will take you on an educational and emotional journey above and beyond Derry’s historical City walls to get a real insight into this fascinating City. After the tour, visit the enthralling Museum of Free Derry, an archive focusing on the civil rights era of the 1960s and the Free Derry/early troubles era of the 1970s. Afterwards spend free time within this historical City. Be sure to visit Guild Hall; home to the City Council’s chamber and Mayor’s Parlour. You could even wander over the Peace Bridge, Derry’s bridge built over the River Foyle to unite the City. If you would prefer to stay closer to the hotel there are plenty of other highlights to see in Belfast City including City Hall, St. George’s Market, St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Botanic Gardens and the Crown Liquor Saloon, a splendid gin palace and famous landmark – the perfect stop for a refreshment! After an enjoyable day return to your hotel for dinner.
Giants Causeway, Portrush and Bushmills Distillery.
After an Irish breakfast, take the behind the scenes tour of the world famous Bushmill’s Distillery and even have a taste of one of the various types of Bushmill’s. Afterwards, travel along the coast to the picturesque harbour town of Portrush. Take a stroll along the harbour and maybe even enjoy a fresh seaside fish and chip lunch! In the afternoon, on your way back to Belfast, take in the beautiful scenery en route to the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal columns, standing up to 12 metres high. Learn the exciting tale of Finn McCool and discover the on-site exhibition centre. Return to your hotel for dinner.
After a hearty Irish breakfast sadly we say goodbye to Belfast and cross the Irish Sea via Dublin to Holyhead.
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Price includes 4 nights Half Board at the Hilton TemplePatrick Hotel, all coach transport from Northampton & ferry crossings.
We have added an excursion bundle on as an additional extra, in case you'd prefer to do your own thing. All admission and coach transfers are included in the excursions bundle.
EXCURSIONS BUNDLE - £50.00 PER PERSON
Includes the following
6th Apr - Admission to the Titanic Belfast
6th Apr - Admission to Crumlin Road Gaol
7th Apr - A Guided walking tour of Derry
8th Apr - Admission to Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Ltd
8th Apr - Giant's Causeway
Pricing per person,
Double - £449.00
Double with excursions - £499.00
Twin - £449.00
Twin with excursions - £499.00
Single - £549.00
Single with excursions - £599.00
Non refundable deposit of £50.00 per person. Balance due 10 weeks prior to departure.
4 Days /3 Nights – Full Board
22nd – 25th APRIL 2018
£349 P/P dpuble/twin £420 single
* 3 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast at the Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa in Bournemouth
* Welcome tea/coffee on arrival.
* Ploughmans Lunch in Burley situated in the New Forest.
* Train trip from Norden – Swanage followed by a sea cruise from Swanage to Poole with fish n chips lunch onboard followed by a pottery demonstration in Poole.
* Guided tour of the Russell Coates museum & gallery followed by cream tea.
* Excursion to Portsmouth on homeward journey
* Executive Coach travel - no feeder coaches
* Footsteps Tours Manager
The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
Located directly on the seafront, atop the prestigious East Cliff of Bournemouth this contemporary hotel offers some of the best views in town. The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is only minutes’ walk from seven miles of award winning sandy beaches and close to the town center, gardens and vibrant café society of Bournemouth. Decorated in a modern, rustic beach style with onsite Day Spa and Italian Café, this new concept Hotel & Spa offers visitors to Bournemouth a great venue to explore from.
The 64 guest bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and optional sea views upgrades (£72 p/p) . All rooms feature TV’s, hair dryers, toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities.
Full English and Continental Breakfast buffet and House Dinners are served in the Atlantic restaurant, a bright venue overlooking the outdoor Swimming Pool with its contemporary mural of the Dorset Coast.
Day 1 - Arrival in Bournemouth
Heading off on our way to Bournemouth, we will make a stop off in the New Forest for a plpoughmans lunch and free time in the village of Burley before arriving at the hotel in the early evening.
Day 2 – Norden, Swanage & Poole
Depart the hotel and head for Norden where we will board the train to Swanage. From there we will embark on a sea cruise from Swanage to Poole with fish n chips lunch onboard followed by a pottery demonstration in Poole with free time.
Day 3 – Bournemouth
Guided tour of the Russell Coates museum & gallery followed by cream tea at noon and free afternoon at your own leisure
Day 4 – Portsmouth
After breakfast we leave our hotel and head towards Portsmouth where will stop for several hours before returning back to Northampton around 6pm.
£50.00 p/p non refundable deposit, required on booking. Balance due 10 weeks prior to departure.
LIVERPOOL - TERRACOTTA WARRIORS. Staying at the 3* Pullman Hotel.
Enjoy a unique opportunity to see the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors which return to the UK in 2018. The exhibition, staged at Liverpool’s World Museum, will be the first time in more than thirty years that these spectacular warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, will be brought to a museum in the UK outside London. Discovered in North West China in 1974, the Terracotta Army represents one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.
Also enjoy hearing the Beatles story, with a blue badge guided tour of Liverpool by coach.
* Entry to World Museum and the Terracotta Army experience
* 2 hours blue badge guided tour of Liverpool & The Beatles story
* 2 nights half board
* Footsteps Tour Manager
* Return Coach Travel
13th – 16th JULY 2018
4 Days / 3 nights
£399.00 Double or Twin / £465 Single
Our exciting new packaged tour is based at the Cumbria Grand hotel, which is set in a fabulous location overlooking Morecambe Bay. Based here, we will enjoy nostalgic journeys through spectacular scenery on lovingly restored and maintained heritage railways, a cruise on Lake Windermere and afternoon tea at a very welcoming stately home.
A long, sweeping drive leads to the large Victorian building of the Cumbria Grand Hotel. Set in 20 acres of private gardens and woodlands overlooking Morecambe Bay, the hotel is in a fabulous location just 15 minutes' walk from Grange over Sands. All 124 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and all contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The huge restaurant features high ceilings and fabulous views and there is a large bar/lounge area furnished in an elegant, traditional style, with plenty of seating for groups. Leisure facilities include a tennis court, putting green, woodland fitness walk, snooker, pool and table tennis tables and a dart board.
• 3 nights Half Board staying at the Cumbria Grand Hotel
• Porterage & Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival
• Choice of menu, carvery style evening meal with tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 2 nights
• Rail journeys Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway & Ravenglass to Dalegarth
• Entrance to Muncaster Castle & Gardens
• Guided tour & afternoon tea Leighton Hall
• Single rail journey Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway – Haverthwaite to Lakeside. Single journey Lake Windermere Cruise – Lakeside to Bowness
• Services of a Footsteps Tour Manager
• Executive Coach Travel from Northampton.
£50.00 non refundable deposit required with the balance due 10 weeks prior