Day & Overnight Trips 2021
Tuesday 1st June 2021
Highclere Castle – TVs Downton Abbey £42.50
Entry to the castle and gardens and also visiting Marlborough, the popular Market Town.
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th June 2021
National Treasures - Chartwell & Strawberry Hill £154.50
Visiting two iconic Country Houses, Royal Tonbridge Wells where you can ‘take the health-giving waters’ or browse the shops and galleries. Chartwell was the country home that inspired Sir Winston Churchill. The house is much as it was when the family lived here with pictures, furniture, and personal mementoes.
A studio is home to Churchill’s collection of paintings and the garden reflects his love of landscape and
Strawberry Hill - Horace Walpole’s ‘Little Gothic Castle’ is the finest example of Gothic Revival
architecture. It tells a wonderful story with art, antiques, and curiosities. The garden is an open grove with a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers. 4* Hotel Half board. (NT Members - £10.00)
Friday 25th - Monday 28th June 2021
The Miracle of Dunkirk £329.50
The 81st Anniversary of The Dunkirk Evacuation
Celebrate the Armada of the famous ‘Little Ships’ that helped over 340,000 British and Allied troops
escape Hitler’s advancing forces. We feature visits to key locations: -
• The evacuation beaches from La Panne to Bray Dunnes.
• Bastion 32 War Museum and French command post.
• Dunkirk Memorial and CWGC Cemetery.
• Towns in the defensive line including Cassel, Lille and Ypres.
Travelling via Eurotunnel. The superb 4*Mercure Lille Metropole, Lille is in a perfect location for our tour programme. (bed and breakfast).
Thursday 5th – Monday 8th August 2021
Codebreakers & Cambridge Spies £369.50
81st Anniversary of The Battle of Britain
Visit Station X – Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers, an utterly unique location which will enthral
visitors. The Battle of Britain Station, RAF Duxford is now the Imperial War Museum with its special
exhibition dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Britain. A guided tour of Cambridge including entry to Kings College Chapel followed by free time to explore the city and possibly visit the Fitzwilliam Museum. The 4* Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry is located on the outskirts of Cambridge and offers high standards of comfort and facilities including an indoor swimming pool (H/B)
Sunday 22nd – Monday 23rd August 2021
Downton Abbey Revealed & Bicester Shopping Village £139.50
This tour is a must for lovers of Downton Abbey. Visiting Highclere Castle and locations in Oxfordshire where filming for the TV series took place. We also feature a visit to Bicester Shopping Village (Including discount shopping voucher and coffee and cake). 4* hotel with leisure facilities (half-board).
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th August 2021
Royal Treasures £244.50
An action-packed weekend visiting RHS Wisley Gardens on Friday. Saturday explore Royal Greenwich with its Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, The Cutty Sark, Craft, and antique markets. On Monday visit Buckingham Palace State Rooms or the Queen’s Gallery with its exhibition ‘Masterpieces from
Buckingham Palace’. (Entry included at Wisley Gardens and Buckingham Palace) 4* Hotel HB
Friday 3rd - Saturday 5th September 2021
Ironbridge World Heritage Site £259.50
Wightwick Manor - Arts and Crafts Gem. The short break tour visits the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge. Enjoy visiting Blists Hill Open air museum where townfolk in traditional dress re-enact life in a
Victorian Town. We visit Ironbridge to view or stroll over the spectacular Iron creation, visit the Jackfield Tile and Coalport China Museum. Wightwick Manor is a spectacular ‘Arts & Crafts’ house set in
delightful gardens. The house contains period furnishings and a tremendous display of Pre-Raphaelite art with works by Rosetti, Millas, William & Evelyn De Morgan and William Morris.
During the tour we also visit Webbs Garden Centre, The Shropshire Hills and Ludlow, often referred to as the perfect historic market town.
The Mercure Hotel Madley Court, the former home of Iron Master Abraham, Darby offers the ambiance of a 17th Century Manor House with the facilities of a modern hotel. Relax in the conservatory bar
overlooking the lake or enjoy a stroll in the walled garden. (3* H/B).
Friday 3rd Sep - Sunday 5th Sep 2021
Grande Bradeirede Lille - The largest Flea Market in Europe -£249.50
Imagine 100 kilometres of sidewalks occupied by stallholders, from the city and from all over Europe. Ever since medieval times, when the valets obtained the right to hold an annual sale of their masters'cast-off clothes and belongings, every-thing has been for sale and for purchase here.
Other than bargain-hunting, another tradition has established itself here - that of a bowl of mussels and chips ("moules-frites") along with a glass of local beer.
We also include a visit to Ypres and the Battlefields of the Great War and the opportunity to attend the ceremony of the Last post @ the Menin gate.
The three day tour by executive coach travel via Eurotunnel and is based at a 4* Hotel ( Bed & Buffet Breakfast) Twin/Double room, Single room supplement £60.00
19th September 2021
Buckingham Palace & Garden Tour £82.50
Visit the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Enjoy a multimedia tour of the State Rooms, White Drawing room, Throne Room and Ballroom. Later take a guided walk around the garden with its Herbaceous Border and Rose garden.
19th September 2021
Royal Mews and The Queen’s Gallery £79.50
Enjoy a unique behind the scenes tour of the Royal Mews with its Windsor grey horses and carriages used for State occasions. Our visit to the Queen’s Gallery coincides with the special exhibition ‘Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace’. Artists represented in the exhibition include Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Van Dyck & more great masters.