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EASTER SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 2018
BEAUTIFUL BOURNEMOUTH

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £23.50
Bournemouth is England’s premier seaside resort with its seven miles of award-winning beaches. It is renowned for its relaxing air, beautiful gardens, pine clad chines and now a panoramic view of the South Coast from a hot-air balloon ride. It also has a wide variety of shops offering both cosmopolitan and vintage shopping. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

EASTER MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2018 TO FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 2018 (5 Days)
SOUTHPORT, LIVERPOOL AND THE SEFTON COAST

Pick Up Group: L
Fare: £360
(includes cost of Mersey Ferry)
A tour based at the Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, impressively situated in the centre of Southport’s long sea front. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool and the town is noteworthy for its boulevards, venetian boating lake and stunning floral displays.
Monday: Travel northwards by way of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales (lunch) and Knutsford (tea), arriving at our hotel during the late afternoon.
Tuesday: Enjoy a day at leisure in Southport, a resort noteworthy for its golden sands, fine gardens, fountains, pleasure pier, and fashionable shopping boulevards.
Wednesday: Today we drive to the centre of Liverpool where there is time to visit the two great cathedrals, Albert Dock complex that includes the ‘Beatles Story’ exhibition, Museum of Liverpool life and maritime Museum.
Thursday: Following a leisurely breakfast we drive to Crosby Beach to see Sir Anthony Gormleys’s sculpture ‘Another Place’ consisting of 100 cast-iron life-size figures staring out to sea. We then drive through the Mersey Tunnel to the Port Sunlight Heritage Village (lunch) before returning to our hotel on the Ferry Across The Mersey.
Friday: Drive direct to Shrewsbury for lunch and along the motorways stopping for refreshment en-route, arriving back in Enfield Town by approximately 7.00pm.

EASTER MONDAY 2ND APRIL 2018
MISSISSIPPI RIVERBOAT CRUISE

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £32.50
We drive to the Norfolk Broads and after lunch in the Broadland Village of Horning board the ‘Southern Comfort’ which is an unique reconstruction of a Mississippi Riverboat to spend the afternoon cruising through the Broadland scenery. Tea is available on board. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

THURSDAY 5TH APRIL 2018
BRIGHTON – SUSSEX BY THE SEA

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £22.50
Stylish Brighton is one of our oldest seaside resorts where we can enjoy all the seaside fun including the Palace Pier, the fabulous Royal Pavilion now restored to its 1823 splendour, the amazing Observation Wheel giving us a remarkable view along the south coast, the famous ‘Lanes’ lined with antique shops and boutiques and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

SATURDAY 7TH APRIL 2018
CITY OF LICHFIELD AND NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £25
(admission free)
After the success of last year’s visit we return to the city of Lichfield renowned for its cathedral with its three spires, heritage centre, market and medieval streets. During the afternoon we stop for tea at the National Memorial Arboretum where over 300 different memorials remember both civilian and military personnel who gave their lives in the service of our country. Some of the latest memorials being the ‘Christmas Truce Memorial’ and the ‘Afghanistan Memorial’. However, the centrepiece is the marvellous sculpture by Ian Rank-Broadley for the National Memorial. It is surrounded by 50,000 trees so whether you come to remember or simply to stroll amongst the trees you can be sure of an unforgettable visit. Home by approximately 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 2018
HENLEY ON THAMES SPRINGTIME RURAL RIDE

Pick Up Group: D
Fare: £19.50
(admission free)
Today we shall enjoy an attractive and pleasant ride along the country lanes and byways that are off the beaten track to enjoy the springtime scenery. We will stop for lunch at Henley on Thames and then stop for tea during our afternoon rural ride. Home by approximately 6.30pm.

THURSDAY 12TH APRIL 2018
HASTINGS OR ANCIENT RYE

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £22.50
(admission free)
Either visit Hastings, famous for its associations with the Norman Invasion of 1066 and its impressive castle ruins, old town, fish market and also as the television setting for Foyle’s War or spend the afternoon wandering around the medieval town of Rye on market day. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

SATURDAY 14TH APRIL 2018
SHREWSBURY, A SEVERN CRUISE AND A CREAM TEA

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £37.50
(includes cruise and cream tea)
A new tour that will allow us to see Shrewsbury from the vantage point of the River Severn as well as time in the City itself. We shall have a 45-minute cruise on the River Severn as it loops around Shrewsbury with tea/coffee and biscuits served while enjoying a live commentary. We will have leisure time in the City with its black and white buildings, narrow streets and passages, craft shopping and fine cathedral. We shall then have a cream tea at the Market Buffet Café in the Market Hall before leaving for home. Home by approximately 9.00pm.

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2018
SOUTHEND OR WESTCLIFF

Pick Up Group: E
Fare: £19
If you do not want to travel too far but fancy a breath of sea air and a walk along the promenade, we offer the opportunity of ve hours beside the sea at our nearest resort whose latest attractions include the Pier Hill Observation Tower and a completely rebuilt promenade running from the Kursaal to the famous pier. Indeed with the fabulous shopping centre and excellent gardens everything combines to give a day out to remember! Home by approximately 6.30pm.

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2018
BOGNOR REGIS AND HARBOUR VIEWS

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £22.50
A tour that takes us through the Alice Holt Forest and across the South Downs to the quiet resort of Bognor Regis noted for its fine promenade and attractive gardens. Time for some lunch and a stroll along the promenade before driving around Chichester harbour to the delightful fishing village and artist haven of Bosham (tea). Home by approximately 8.00 pm.

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL 2018
FAVERSHAM MARKET AND WHITSTABLE

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £21
We stop for lunch and sightseeing in the pretty and historic town of Faversham. Faversham is an unspoilt, picturesque market town with an interesting church, just waiting to be discovered. We continue to Whitstable, the fishing port renowned for its antique shops and oysters with pretty weather-boarded cottages, winding lanes and alleys recalling its rich maritime history. Home by approximately 7.00pm.

SATURDAY 21ST APRIL 2018
ELEGANT LE TOUQUET

Pick Up Group: F
Fare: £55
(includes ferry)
Le Touquet has the reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, the playground of the rich Parisians. It is about an hours drive from Calais, being south of Boulogne. We drive direct to Le Touquet with its fashionable shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants overlooking a wide greensward and magnificent sandy beach, arriving in time for lunch and sightseeing. We return to Calais to catch the evening ferry to Dover. Home by approximately midnight.

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL 2018
SUFFOLK – THE FORGOTTEN COAST

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £23
Today we shall visit the forgotten Suffolk coast as we drive to Southwold (lunch) and take tea at Aldeburgh. Our tour includes many quaint corners of the Suffolk coastline as we travel through this little known area of unspoilt natural beauty. Home by approximately 8.00pm.

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2018
EASTBOURNE AND MICHELHAM PRIORY

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £32
(includes admission)
A tour that takes us through the countryside of the High Weald to Eastbourne for lunch and to enjoy the invigorating air, pristine promenade and carpet of owers by the pier. In the afternoon we shall visit Michelham Priory whose moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to the 13th century and is set in seven acres of tranquil grounds and gardens. There is time for tea before arriving home by approximately 8.00pm.

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018
STEAMING ON THE WATERCRESS LINE AND THE CITY OF WINCHESTER

Pick Up Group: A
Fare: £32
(includes single rail fare)
We shall take a nostalgic train journey from Alton to Alresford in Hampshire recalling the golden age of steam. The journey takes you through the fields in the lee of the South Downs famous for its clear water streams and watercress beds the railway being famous for transporting watercress to London. We then drive the short distance to the city of Winchester with its connections to Jane Austen. With its cathedral and cathedral close, medieval buildings, interesting alleyways and a tempting array of old-fashioned shops and boutiques it contrasts with the attractive pedestrianised shopping centre set next to the cathedral itself.

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL 2018 TO SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 2018 (2 Days)
STEAMING ALONG THE VALE OF LLANGOLLEN

Pick Up Group: L
Fare: £125
(includes return steam train ride)
A picturesque tour, full of scenic interest and variety that has something for everyone. It is based at the Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold situated near Chester, the hotel is privately run with all the usual facilities. On Friday we drive direct to the historic, walled city of Chester (lunch) with time for sightseeing in a city well known for its Cathedral, Rows Shopping Centre, parks and gardens. It is then a short drive to our hotel for evening dinner and our overnight accommodation. On Saturday morning we drive through the Berwyn Mountains and over the famous ‘Horseshoe Pass’ to reach Llangollen where we board a steam train that will take us for 12 miles along the beautiful Vale of Llangollen to Corwen. After the return journey there will be time for lunch in Llangollen before returning home along the motorways. Home by approximately 7.30pm.

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL 2018
CLACTON, FRINTON OR WALTON

Pick Up Group: B
Fare: £22.50
The opportunity to spend the day by the sea at Clacton, Frinton or Walton-on-the Naze. These popular Essex coastal resorts have safe sandy beaches. Clacton is renowned for its amusements. Walton is the quieter, family resort while Frinton caters for the more discerning visitor. Home by approximately 7.30pm.