Themed tours and short breaks
Cardiff is as lively and colourful as you could wish any capital city to be, fine architecture and shopping in elegant Victorian shopping arcades all add to the Magic. We will also experience an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle, with a banquet
The pasty has been a documented part of the British diet since the 13th century, at this time being devoured by the rich upper classes and royalty, join us as we travel to Cornwall where we delve into the making of this famous Cornish delicacy. During your stay in Cornwall you may possibly treat yourself to a Cream tea, one of the great debates between Devon and Cornwall which neither can agree on is:- Cream or Jam First - that is the question, perhaps we will find the answer.
Enjoy a fantastic House Party inclusive break based in the delight village of Drymen a charming village situated a few miles from Loch in the ever popular Winnock Hotel, enjoy fabulous food and entertainment.
Enjoy a unique Snowdrop experience, set in the beautiful Churn in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Colesbourne Park has been the home of the Elwes family since 1789, the park has a collection of over 250 varieties and offers a wonderful garden and woodland spectacular.
Now open to the public for the first time in its 1000 year history, the Royal Mint gives you the chance to discover the stories behind the coins in your pocket. See more money that you could every imagine, find out how each coin is made and even strike your own.
Nowhere will the visitor find a wider variety of things to see and do than in Waterford as the excitement of the city and the beautty of the countryside make up this wonderful county, incorporate their national day 'St Patricks' and you have all the ingredients of a truly memorable holiday.
Recognised for its apples, pears and plums, the Vale of Evesham and surrounding area boasts some of the most productive horticultural land in the country. During mid-March the soft pink tones of cherry and apple blossom contrast beautifully with the white blossom of the pear and plum trees which explode into life along the roadsides of the Vale.
The best way to view the dramatic scenery of Scotland is by rail & coach and this tour offers you both. We include 3 superb train journeys - Loch Luichart to Kyle of Lochalsh - Aviemore to Broomhill - and voted one of the greatest railway journeys in the world 'The Jacobite' from Fort William to Mallaig.
Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to millions of viewers each Sunday evening and a highlight of this new tour is a visit to Adam's farm which sits in the heart of the Cotswolds - this tour offers you the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas of England so join us whilst we discover creatures great & small !!
The fascination for the film and television industry captures the imagination as we follow in the footsteps of the stars on this enjoyable weekend break with a visit to Royal Windsor as an added attraction.
A new tour featuring the glorious gardens of Athelhampton House as well as Forde Abbey and Sherborne Castle, where we also enjoy guided tours, with visits to Dorchester, Lyme Regis and Sherborne included. This tour discovers the best of Thomas Hardy's Dorset landscape.
A thrilling tour which includes Royal Hillsborough Castle, stunning National Trust properties, distillery, the medieval town of Downpatrick & Castle Ward, used as the location of Winterfell for the TV series Games of Thrones and of course no visit to Ireland would be complete without visiting the city of Belfast.
Another new tour for 2019 as we discover Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight, featuring a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a sumptuous High Tea at The Spinnaker Tower, History at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and Arundel Castle, this tour has it all!
The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway and the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other - just as it was when steam ruled the rails - we also include a visit to Cadbury World and the World's biggest Cadbury Shop.
This 1960's themed entertainment break is certain to lighten you up and leave you feeling relaxed and joyous. Included is an overnight stay in the heart of the North West and a full nights entertainment provided by a fantastic duo and three-course meal - a perfect present for Fathers Day!
This two day tour squeezes in about as much possible, including two popular attractions which give an insight into the region. Enjoy the beautiful countryside by rail and explore a stately home during your relaxing weekend steeping into South Yorkshire, the Peak District & Derbyshire.
A tour that covers a wide variety of visits to quaint towns, gorgeous gardens and historic houses as we take you around Hampshire to enjoy the delights of the south of England. Enjoy vivid colours and beautiful scenery in the gardens as we travel through the countryside.
Sussex is a wonderful county to visit gardens, as well as being one of the sunniest places in England, it offers rolling countryside, hidden villages and great coastline. Our tour includes excursions to Borde Hill Garden and Nymans Estate, as well as Brighton and Chichester, so there's something for everyone.
A new packaged itinerary featuring fantastic food & drink in Melton Mowbray, beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, an afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water and the remarkable story of King Richard III - so join us to find out more about this remarkable discovery.
The British Royal family is a national treasure and millions of people from the UK and abroad flock to London every year to catch a glimpse of the tradition, pomp and ceremony surrounding the monarchy. Buckingham Palace needs no introduction and is one of the world's most recognisable buildings. The Palace has been the seat of the British Throne since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 and your visit is sure to amaze and thrill.
We have another great family break to offer you at Legoland - a theme park dedicated to one of the world's favourite toys, more than 55 million Lego bricks have been used to create the park and although it is aimed at a younger crowd there is enough there to keep the whole family entertained.
An interesting and unique tour, combining visits to the historic and beautiful city of Durham, and Bishop Auckland's live action extravaganza, the mesmerising show that takes you on a whistle stop tour of 2,000 years of history, myth and legends.
Some historians date tennis as far back as Egyptian times, but the most common view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by the 11th or 12th century French monks and the name tennis is said to come from the French word 'Tenez'. Some accounts say that by the 13th century there were as many as 1800 indoor courts, however the game of 'real' tennis is very different from the popular sport we know today.
Visit the outdoor filming locations used in 'Call the Midwife' and enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, from your very own 'midwife'. We will also make a visit to the ancient city of Canterbury, a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site that has been welcoming pilgrims and other visitors since 1170.
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