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AUTUMN HINTS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

AUTUMN HINTS OF THE LAKE DISTRICT

Monday 4 to Friday 8 October 2021

  • 5 Days £315
  • Single supplement £80
  • Holiday insurance £23

Encompassing some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, the Lake District remains untouched by the ravages of time. With masses of attractive woodland interspersed with shimmering lakes and majestic mountains, you cannot fail to be inspired by this area. Immortalised by artists, poets and writers, Cumbria plays host to the many visitors who return year after year to enjoy the magnificent scenery, which provides a backdrop to a wealth of attractions. This unique area offers fascinating places to visit from historic houses and castles, steeped in legend to delightful country gardens and craft workshops.


MONDAY: We embark on our journey north to Cumbria and the Shap Wells Hotel, situated high in the Cumbrian Fells.

EXCURSION PROGRAMME:

  • We travel a few miles north to the outskirts of Penrith where we start our scenic drive along the shores of Ullswater, thought to be one of the most beautiful English Lakes and where Wordsworth saw the daffodils of his famed poem. We continue over the magnificent Kirkstone Pass, which drops down into Windermere giving panoramic views of the lake. Onto Ambleside and finally tranquil Grasmere where you may like to visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum.
  • We start our morning with a drive along the Bassenthwaite Lake to the bustling town of Cockermouth. We then travel over the Whinlatter Pass to Keswick, sandwiched between the towering mass of Skiddaw and Derwent Water, one of the most stunning stretches of water in Britain. Enjoy free time here before we make our way back to Shap.
  • We shall start our day with a single journey on the train from Haverthwaite to Bowness. Continue our drive along the shores of Lake Windermere to arrive into Windermere for some free time.  We then travel to the market town of Kendal before returning to Shap.

FRIDAY: We depart Shap and begin our homeward journey, retracing our steps back to the Westcountry for late afternoon/early evening.


Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.

On all railway excursions, for operational reasons on the day of travel, steam vehicles may be replaced by a diesel locomotive.


SHAP WELLS HOTEL, SHAP ***

Set in 33 acres of private grounds, high in the Shap Fells amidst streams and woodlands. The restaurant overlooks the hills, stream and woodland and is complemented by extensive lounge and bar areas. There are 90 en-suite bedrooms equipped with television, telephone, radio, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift serving many of the rooms and there will be entertainment during your stay.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Executive coach travel, 4 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, entertainment, single train journey and excursion programme.

 

 

HEMMINGS GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

HEMMINGS GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND

Sunday 10 to Wednesday 20 October 2021

  • 11 Days £895
  • Single supplement £216
  • Holiday insurance £45

Ireland was made for the touring holiday as it’s one of the least populated countries in Europe, you can travel for miles without meeting another vehicle. This holiday allows you to enjoy meeting the Irish people and be entertained by the music, dancing and fun that comes naturally and needless to say that both the food and drink in Ireland are superb. We have devised a tour that covers both Northern and Southern Ireland and chosen our resort bases to offer the very best of what Ireland has to offer.


SUNDAY: We have an early start to travel to Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare. We continue to the Maldron Hotel in Wexford for our overnight stay.

MONDAY: We leave Wexford and take in the Wicklow mountains before arriving in Dublin where you may like to join in an optional sightseeing tour. We continue north by the way of Drogheda and travel towards the Mourne Mountains arriving at the Stormont Hotel for a two-night stay.

TUESDAY: A day in Belfast where once again you may like to take an optional sightseeing tour. Enjoy your free time in this interesting city.

WEDNESDAY: Depart the Stormont Hotel and travel through the middle of Northern Ireland to Londonderry for a short stop before arriving in Letterkenny and the Clanree Hotel for the next two nights.

THURSDAY: A circular day tour travelling north to Dunfanaghy, down to Dungloe and back over the Glenveagh Mountains, it’s a day of spectacular scenery.

FRIDAY: After breakfast, we depart Letterkenny for a short stop in Donegal and drive through County Donegal to Bundoran. Enjoy the coastal scenery before making our lunch stop. Continue south to Galway and the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon where we shall stay for two nights.

SATURDAY: A day to the Burren National Park and the Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking views 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A lovely scenic day with the dramatic scenery of the Cliffs of Moher.

SUNDAY: Departure from Ennistymon towards the River Shannon, we cross the Shannon into County Limerick and onto Adare, renowned for being one of Ireland’s prettiest towns for some free time. Continue to the coast by way of Castleisland, arriving into Killarney and the Killarney Towers Hotel for two nights.

MONDAY: A spectacular full day on the Ring of Kerry where plenty of stops will be made for photo and food opportunities.

TUESDAY: We sadly leave Killarney but make our way to Cork for some free time. Onto Waterford before arriving at the Maldron Hotel, Wexford.

WEDNESDAY: We board a morning ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke and return back home during the evening.


Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.


STORMONT HOTEL ****

This four-star hotel in Stormont boasts an unequalled location overlooking Belfast’s Royal Mile and gardens leading up to Stormont Parliament Buildings, the seat of Northern Ireland’s government. The Stormont Hotel is one of the leading hotels in Belfast. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.


CLANREE HOTEL, LETTERKENNY ****

The Clanree Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring Donegal. Featuring classically styled rooms, restaurant, bar and a relaxing health and leisure club which provides free access to a fully equipped gym, 20m pool, separate kids’ pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Spa treatments are also available (chargeable). All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.

FALLS HOTEL, ENNISTYMON ****

This former manor house overlooking the river provides a haven of peace and tranquillity. All 144 bedrooms are en-suite with free WiFi, 26-inch flat-screen LCD televisions, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.  There is a lift

KILLARNEY TOWERS, KILLARNEY ****

Occupying a prime position in the centre of Killarney, it enjoys a reputation for fine cuisine and the highest standards of comfort and service and remains a firm favourite amongst many of our customers. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with television, hairdryer, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Executive coach travel, 10 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, return ferry crossings and excursion programme.

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

ISLE OF WIGHT

Monday 11 to Friday 15 October 2021

  • 5 Days £295
  • No single supplement on allocated singles
  • Sea view supplement £20
  • Premier sea view supplement £40
  • Holiday insurance £23

The Isle of Wight may be just five miles off the mainland, but it’s a different world. Nowhere in the country can match the Isle of Wight for geographical variety. It is as if all the best natural assets of southern England have come together to be exhibited on one 23 miles long and 13 miles wide stretch of land. All along the coast, you will find quiet fishing harbours and seaside villages, along with stretches of golden sand and unspoilt beaches. Inland you will find an abundance of winding paths, peaceful woods and rolling countryside with breath-taking views wherever you go.


MONDAY: We travel to Lymington for the ferry crossing to Yarmouth and continue our journey to Shanklin and the Ocean View Hotel.


EXCURSION PROGRAMME:

  • An excursion to the capital of the island, Newport. Our drive back to Shanklin will take in a visit to Godshill, a quintessential English village which boasts some of the oldest architecture on the Isle of Wight. With its delightful medieval church, charming thatched-roofed cottages and a winding main-street lined with traditional tearooms.
  • A scenic island tour today with stops throughout the day taking in Ventnor, Alum Bay, Yarmouth – Cameras at the ready!
  • A short day to Osborne House, It is impossible to imagine a “prettier spot” – such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne on the Isle of Wight. No trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children. For clients not wishing to visit Osbourne House, the coach will take you to Cowes where you can travel over the chain-link ferry into the town. Return to Shanklin to enjoy our host resort.

FRIDAY: Depart the Ocean View and travel to Yarmouth for the return crossing to Lymington. We continue through the New Forest, back home for late afternoon/early evening.


Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below.


OCEAN VIEW HOTEL, SHANKLIN ***

An elegant hotel commanding magnificent views across Sandown Bay, ideally situated for the facilities and amenities in the town centre and Old Shanklin Village. The hotel has a bar lounge, swimming pool and a full-sized snooker table. All bedrooms are en-suite and are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone, television and radio. There will be entertainment during your stay. There is a lift.


INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Executive coach travel, 4 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, return ferry crossings, entertainment and excursion programme.