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ARVONIA
British & Continental Coach Holidays
2011
www.arvonia.co.uk
Welcome
to the Summer 2011 holiday selection…
…from Arvonia, a family run business firmly established as
one of North Wales leading Coach Tour Operators specialising in
quality British & Continental holidays for over 30 years. Holidays by coach gain in popularity every year as more
people discover not only how relaxing it is to sit back in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the views but also the
outstanding value on offer. Compare the quality, high standards and what’s included in the price of an Arvonia
Holiday and rest assured that it is sure to represent exceptional value for money at a price that’s hard to match.
Choosing a holiday with Arvonia ensures
high standards throughout plus the
following benefits:
4 Friendly and knowledgeable reservations
staff offering any help or advice that you
may require when choosing the holiday
that is suitable for you.
INTRODUCTION
4 Convenient local pick-up points available
throughout North Wales.
4 A wide choice of accommodation to suit all
tastes and budgets ranging from friendly,
family run hotels to luxurious 4 & 5 star
properties with superb leisure facilities.
4 Most holidays and short breaks include
dinner, bed & breakfast.
4 All holidays over 3 days duration include
a programme of excursions.
4 Professional driver / couriers providing high
standards of safe driving combined with a
friendly and caring approach ensuring that you
enjoy a relaxing, carefree and happy holiday.
4 The most modern and environmentally
friendly fleet of coaches operating from North
Wales providing high levels of luxury, comfort
and safety.
4 Guaranteed Financial Security – booking with
Arvonia ensures that you have complete
peace of mind that your money and holiday
are totally secure. Arvonia are fully bonded
under the Confederation of Passenger
Transport Bonded Coach Holiday Scheme.
This guarantees that in the unlikely event we
cannot fulfil your booking you will receive a
complete refund or arrangements will be
made for the completion of your holiday if
it has already started.
Group Travel
Visit Our Website &
Book On Line
Log on to our website at www.arvonia.co.uk
where you can book a holiday or pay a balance
with complete confidence using our secure
online facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
No phone or postal charges, it’s really easy
and so convenient – just follow a few simple
prompts to navigate through the process and
within minutes you can easily book your
chosen holiday. Your booking will then be
processed and shortly a confirmation of
your reservation will be in your inbox. That’s
it – simple and secure and all from the
comfort of your own home.
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We warmly welcome enquiries from private
groups and offer a complete service for all
your travel requirements from day trips and
weekend breaks to inclusive holiday
arrangements with hotel accommodation,
plus theatre and concert tickets, tour guides
and itinerary planning. We regularly have the
pleasure of working with many groups
including corporate clients, probus clubs,
retirement associations, sports and social
clubs, or just groups of family and friends.
Whatever your requirements just give us a
call and let us take the strain out of making
your group travel arrangements.
Private Hire
Our luxury coaches are also available for
private hire to any destination in the UK or
throughout the rest of Europe. Whatever your
requirements may be either for small or large
groups, business or pleasure, you can rest
assured that your travel arrangements will be
in good hands. We have many years
experience of all forms of coach travel
requirements and you can be sure of a
professional service from our administration
staff and drivers, top quality executive class
coaches and a commitment to customer care
and satisfaction.
Day Excursions
Destinations include city & shopping trips,
stadium tours, canal cruises, stately homes,
flower shows, scenic drives, historic railways,
plus many other events, attractions and shows.
Call us for a copy of the current programme.
Gift Vouchers
The Ideal Birthday,
Special Occasion or
Christmas gift
for friends
or family.
Modern Luxury Coaches
Sit back, relax and enjoy your travel experience on board one of our luxury coaches which all benefit
from the latest developments in technology, providing ultimate levels of comfort and safety. All
coaches feature: 4 Air Suspension 4 Fully automated climate control system 4 Luxurious interior
finish with comfort plus reclining seats, safety belts, armrests, adjustable footrests, seat back tables
and glove nets 4 Toilet & washroom facilities 4 Tinted & double glazed panoramic windows
4 Top class audio & pa systems.
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DATE
DESTINATION
08-10
Hampton Court Flower Show
18
08-10
Tall Ships 2011
28
11-15
Bournemouth
14
11-15
Scottish Highlands &
the Jacobite
31
11-16
Eastbourne
16
16-17
Shrewsbury & Iron Bridge
16-17
16-23
April / Ebrill
PAGE
Knowsley & Gullivers World
Jersey by Air
DESTINATION
Isle of Wight
PAGE
27-28
Knowsley & Gullivers World
27-28
Chatsworth & the Peaks
38
28-30
Mountains of Mourne
35
29-02
Falmouth
12
29-02
Fort William & Skye
32
29-02
Cardiff
10
15
6
September/ Medi
5
DATE
DESTINATION
PAGE
6
02-10
Italian Dolomites
47
25
03-04
Yorkshire & the Pennines
8
Cardigan Bay & Pembroke
11
16-25
Chique Cote d‘Azur
39
04-08
17-22
Falmouth
12
04-08
Galway & the Shannon
34
17-21
Torquay
13
05-09
Bournemouth
14
DATE
DESTINATION
PAGE
DATE
DESTINATION
PAGE
18-22
Lincolnshire Delights
22
05-09
Ayrshire Coast
30
04-08
Warner Nidd Hall
26
29-03
Santander & the Picos
de Europa
49
18-22
Ayrshire Coast
30
09-12
Paignton
13
17
Port Sunlight & Southport
Disneyland Paris
37
Thames Valley &
Downton Abbey
10-11
11-15
Southport
22
11-15
Warner Sinah Warren
26
22-25
8
11-15
Southport
22
30-02
11-15
Newquay
12
30-03
Cardiff
10
23-24
Anderton Boat Lift
5
11-18
Switzerland Glacier Express
44
6
30-03
Paignton
13
23-24
Leeds & York
7
12-16
Oban Bay
31
30-08
Austrian Tyrol Seefeld
43
24-31
Basque Coast & Bordeaux
51
13-23
Polish Explorer
53
25-29
Northumbria
23
17-18
Harrogate Flower Show
6
25-29
Warner Holme Lacy
26
17-18
Shrewsbury Iron Bridge
5
PAGE
25-29
Cardiff
10
17-24
Jersey by Air
25
28-03
Hebridean Odyssey
32
18-22
Jersey by Air
25
19-23
Warner Nidd Hall
26
19-22
Eastbourne
16
PAGE
19-23
Bantry Bay
33
37
23-25
Glasgow
28
Norwich & Sandringham
20
25-30
49
26
Santander & the Picos
de Europa
Tewkesbury & The Cotswolds 21
16-17
Harrogate Flower Show
17-21
Bideford
14
17-21
Eastbourne
16
17-21
Bristol & Bath
21
18-22
Dunoon
30
June / Mehefin
DATE
DESTINATION
22-25
Cardiff
10
05-09
Derry & Belfast
35
22-26
Medieval Brugge
36
05-09
Cardigan Bay & Pembroke
11
22-26
Yorkshire Highlights
24
06-10
Newquay
12
23-24
Liverpool
9
06-10
Scarborough
24
25-29
Southampton & Isle of Wight
15
11-12
Liverpool
19
12-17
Brittanny St Malo
38
01-05
Thames Valley &
Downton Abbey
17
12-17
Tenby & Pembrokeshire
10
01-05
Warner Cricket St Thomas
13-17
Tewkesbury & the Cotswolds
21
01-05
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru 11
26-30
Paignton
13
London
19
26-30 Torquay
13
26-30 Scarborough
24
28-01
29-02
29-02
30-01
London
Port Sunlight & Southport
8
DESTINATION
Warner Thoresby Hall
13-17
Bideford & North Devon
18-19
Yorkshire & the Pennines
18-25
Jersey by Air
PAGE
19-23
May / Mai
DATE
13-17
9
26
14
August / Awst
DATE
01-04
04-07
DESTINATION
Disneyland Paris
05-08
Thames Valley &
Downton Abbey
17
25
05-14
Italy Lake Como
45
Loch Fyne & Argyll
29
07-11
Dunoon & Argyll
30
DATE
DESTINATION
County Cork
33
08-12
Woburn & Bletchley
19
8
October / Hydref
PAGE
02-06
Woburn & Bletchley
19
19-23
02-06
Cambridge
02-06
Cambridge &
Constable Country
20
19-24
Eastbourne
16
08-12
Scarborough
24
02-11
Portugal’s Costa Verde
52
20-28
Norway’s Western Fjords
54
08-12
Bristol & Bath
21
03-07
Dunoon & Argyll
30
13
12-14
Edinburgh Tattoo
28
03-07
Paignton
13
7
13-14
Shrewsbury Flower Show
8
10-14
Glasgow & The Trossachs
29
20
05-09
Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam 36
24-27
Paignton
09-13
Bournemouth
14
25-26
Sail & Steam
09-13
Killarney & Ring of Kerry
34
25-26
British Airways Concorde
5
13-14
Manchester Ship Canal
7
10-14
Newquay
12
09-13
Warner Cricket St. Thomas
26
26-30
Isle of Man
25
14-18
Historic Winchester
16
10-14
Warner Littlecote
26
11-17
Heidelberg & Black Forest
41
27-01
Medieval Brugge
36
15-19
Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
34
14-22
Austrian Lakes Fuschl
42
14-15
Leeds & York
7
27-01
Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
34
15-19
Medieval Brugge
36
17-20
County Durham
23
14-21
Jersey by Air
25
15-19
Oban Bay
31
17-21
Torquay
13
16-20
Glasgow & The Trossachs
29
10
16-20
Torquay
13
DATE
DESTINATION
16-20
Eastbourne
16
01-11
Magic of Tuscany
21-24
Reims & Champagne Country 37
02-03
Manchester Ship Canal
22-26
Southport
22
03-07
22-26
Historic Winchester
16
04-07
27-29
Chelsea Flower Show
18
04-08
28-29
Shrewsbury & Iron Bridge
5
04-09
28-29
Chatsworth & the Peaks
6
08-10
Glasgow
July / Gorffenaf
15-19
Yorkshire Highlights
24
17-21
Cardiff
PAGE
19-21
Legoland & London Eye
17
21-31
Lake Garda & Venice
46
48
20-21
Southport Flower Show
9
23-27
Falmouth
12
7
20-21
Anderton Boat Lift
5
23-29
Moselle, Trier & Luxembourg
40
Southport
22
20-21
Sail & Steam
7
24-28
Eastbourne
16
County Durham
23
20-27
Jersey by Air
25
24-29
Brittany St. Malo
38
Oban Bay
31
20-31
Costa Maresme Calella
50
27-30
London
19
Isle of Wight
15
21-25
Isle of Man
25
28-31
Warner Alvaston Hall
26
28
21-26
Eastbourne
16
31-04
Oban Bay
31
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HOLIDAY DIARY
2011 Holiday Diary
DATE
22-27
Holiday Information
To Make a Booking
HOLIDAY INFORMATION
To reserve seats on your chosen holiday
simply telephone a member of our
reservations team, they will be delighted
to check availability and provide
answers to any queries you may have.
A provisional booking can be held for 5
working days, (unless within four weeks
of departure), if you wish to forward a
deposit cheque. Alternatively your
booking can be confirmed immediately
by simply quoting your credit* or debit
card number. All provisional bookings
will be cancelled automatically unless
the appropriate booking form and
deposit has been received. Should you
wish to make your booking in person
we would be delighted to see you at our
Travel Office in Llanrug *Surcharge
applies to credit card payments.
Travel Office
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 12.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays Closed
Deposits
(a) £50.00 per person on all British
and Continental Coach Holidays.
(b) Air holidays-as per operator’s
conditions.
Special Requests
Should you have any special requests,
please ensure they are advised at the
time of booking and noted on the
booking form, we will then forward them
to the relevant hotels and carriers. We
regret however that such special
requests cannot be guaranteed. On all
our tours bedrooms are allocated
without any guarantee of views. Town
centre hotels particularly are often built
with no view whatsoever. Some hotels
may hold functions that cause noise,
this unfortunately is beyond our control.
a double bed with an additional foldaway bed which may not always be of
the same standard and reduce room
space. We therefore do not advise the
reservation of triple rooms for three
adults.
In some European countries a
bedroom classified as a twin may have
a double bed base with separate
mattresses and bedding. There is
usually a limited number of low floor
rooms available and requests for this
accommodation must be made in the
‘Special Requests’ section of the
booking form. Requests will be
forwarded to the hotel(s), however room
allocations are entirely at the hotel’s
discretion. If lifts are available at a hotel
the facility will be shown on the holiday
page. Single rooms are limited and often
incur at a supplementary charge, levied
by the hotel. If applicable this charge is
shown on the relevant tour page
Tea & Coffee
Making Facilities
Most hotels in the UK now include
facilities for making hot beverages,
however it is very unusual for this facility
to be found in Continental hotels.
Accommodation
Seat Allocation
Requests for particular seats can be
made at the time of booking. All
allocations are made in order of
booking, therefore early booking is
advisable if you prefer seats near the
front of coach. It is possible that for
operational reasons, a coach of different
seat configuration may be used and we
must therefore reserve the right to alter
a seating plan and re-allocate seats
other than those you have booked,
although this will be avoided as far
possible. We shall have no liability in
relation to any such change of
specification. Specific seats will not be
allocated on feeder coaches.
Travel Documents
Porterage may not be available at some
hotels and when available may incur an
extra charge.
Itineraries, luggage labels and travel
tickets confirming pick-up points and
departure times will be forwarded
approximately seven to ten days before
departure.
No Smoking
Care for the Disabled
In line with current legislation it is illegal
to smoke whilst on board any of our
coaches. Regular stops will be made
en-route to all destinations.
The holidays in this brochure have been
carefully planned to include as much of
interest as possible. Inevitably some
holidays include lengthy periods of travel
and some walking on sightseeing
excursions. Additionally, hotels may have
steps to contend with and may not have
lifts. We will try our best to look after
disabled passengers, however it is
important that you contact us to discuss
any requirements you may have. We can
then check the suitability of your chosen
holiday to your particular disability
before making a reservation. Also please
state clearly in the special requests
section of the booking form if you wish
to bring a wheelchair. We will accept
lightweight wheelchairs or walking aids
up to a maximum weight of 15kg
providing that we have been notified in
advance and they can be folded for
stowage in the luggage compartment.
Porterage
Group Bookings
Discounts are available for groups of
16 or more, or alternatively special
arrangements could be made for an
additional pick-up point (within a
designated area).
En Suite Facilities
All holidays include accommodation in
rooms with private facilities. This may
be provided by either bath or shower,
plus WC.
Please restrict your luggage to one
medium sized suitcase per person,
maximum weight 20kg. A separate
small bag can also be taken for
overnight stops on continental holidays
(if preferred). Please note we cannot
accept responsibility for luggage or
personal belongings carried or left on
our coach, feeder service, or subcontracted vehicles.
Reductions for Children
Many hotels offer reduced rates for
children when sharing a room with two
adults. Prices are available on request.
Luggage
IMPORTANT: We regret that wheelchairs
over 15 kg in weight or battery powered
scooters cannot be accepted. Drivers
cannot be expected to provide
assistance to passengers that involves
any form of carrying or lifting
of a person on or off the coach.
Meals
British Tours: On most British tours
English breakfast is included and a
choice of menu is offered for evening
meals with tea or coffee served
afterwards.
European tours: Breakfast is usually
continental style. Dinner menus will
normally offer food associated with the
country in which you are staying. Whilst
we always prefer that our clients receive
a choice of menu we regret that a
number of hotels on the continent may
only offer a 3 course set menu. Tea and
coffee are usually charged as extras.
Special Diets: If you require a special
diet please inform us at the time of
booking, this will be notified to the
relevant hotel(s). On certain holidays the
hotels used are tourist class and whilst
offering value for money they may not
have the full facilities to cope with
special diets. Any extra costs incurred
in providing special diets must be paid
directly to the hotel.
Entertainment
Some hotels arrange additional
entertainment that could include
music, dancing, film shows, bingo,
etc. Entertainment offered by hotels
is normally indicated in the hotel
description on the holiday page.
The nature and frequency of the
entertainment presented is at the
discretion of the hotel and therefore
not guaranteed and may be withdrawn
if there is insufficient numbers in
the hotel.
Joining Points
Please ensure that you are at the exact
departure point at least ten minutes
before your scheduled pick up time and
that you are clearly visible to the driver.
Feeder services do operate from certain
departure points and mini buses or taxis
may be used.
In some hotels triple rooms may contain
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over 100 years until it was closed in 1983.
Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was
re-opened in 2002. It is one of only two working
boat lifts in the United Kingdom. Also included is
a boat trip on the River Mersey together with
some free time in Salford Quays and Liverpool on
this fascinating overnight break, a must for all
boating and engineering enthusiasts.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel to Anderton in time to have a look
around the visitor centre before an hour long cruise on
the River Weaver and our trip on the Anderton Boat Lift.
We continue to Salford Quays for the remainder of the
afternoon, before checking in to our hotel. This evening
relax and enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: We depart the hotel and travel to Liverpool
for a River Mersey Explorer cruise on board one of
Mersey Ferries iconic ships. The remainder of the day
is spent at leisure to explore Albert dock or some of
Liverpool’s many other attractions. We depart for home
late afternoon.
MARRIOTT MANCHESTER AIRPORT
HHHH
Situated on the
outskirts of Manchester
the four star Marriott
Manchester Airport
Hotel is ideally located
to explore the
surrounding area. All
the en suite bedrooms
have air conditioning, satellite television, telephone,
internet access, iron and board, trouser press,
hairdryer, safe and tea & coffee making facilities.
The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, lounge
area and leisure club with indoor swimming pool.
Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Sat 23 July
Sat 20 August
DURATION
PRICE
2 days
2 days
£89
£89
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, River Weaver cruise, Anderton boat lift
and River Mersey Cruise.
Supplement Single Room £25
Join us for an interesting weekend visiting the
medieval town of Shrewsbury and the Telford
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, designated as a
world heritage site and once described as ”the
most extraordinary district in the world”.
Today the Gorge is home to 10 amazing museums
that pay tribute to what happened in this great
valley almost 300 years ago. The area is also
complemented by many restaurants and shops
nestled around the world famous Iron Bridge.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south to the Ironbridge world
heritage site on the outskirts of Telford. The remainder
of the day is free to look around the various attractions
at the Iron Bridge at your own leisure. We depart late
afternoon and travel the short journey to our hotel.
Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.
DAY TWO: Today we visit the medieval market town of
Shrewsbury. There will be plenty of free time to look
around its famous black and white timber framed
buildings, the Abbey or maybe take a cruise along the
river Severn. We depart for home mid afternoon.
HOLIDAY INN TELFORD HHHH
Situated with its own
grounds on the outskirts
of Telford town Centre.
All the en-suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite
television, telephone,
internet connection, iron
& board, hair dryer and tea & coffee making
facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and
bar area plus a leisure club with indoor swimming
pool, sauna, whirlpool & gym. Lift to all floors.
British Airways
Concorde
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to
fly supersonic on board Concorde? Unfortunately
this wonderful aeroplane is no longer in use so
you will not be able to experience the feeling of
travelling at supersonic speed, but you can
experience the famous aircraft itself with a
guided tour of Concorde at her new home in
Manchester Airport’s aviation park. Visit the
flight deck, sit in one of the famous leather seats
in the front cabin and learn about some of the
aircraft’s famous passengers including the
Queen and where she used to sit whenever she
flew with Concorde.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head to Manchester Airport for our
Concorde tour and some free time to look around the
aviation park. Continue to Manchester where you can
visit either the city centre or Salford Quays. This
evening relax and enjoy an included dinner.
DAY TWO: We depart the hotel and travel to Liverpool.
Enjoy some free time for shopping in Liverpool One,
visit Albert Dock or maybe take a Mersey Ferries cruise
for a view of this famous city from the water. We depart
for home during the afternoon.
RENAISSANCE MANCHESTER HHHH
The four star
Renaissance Hotel is
located in the heart of
Manchester, only a
stone’s throw away from
the main shopping area.
All the en suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite television, telephone, radio,
iron & board, trouser press, hair dryer and tea &
coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a
restaurant and bar area. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 28 May
2 days
£99
Sat 16 July
2 days
£99
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 17 September
2 days
£99
Sat 25 June
2 days
£89
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus admission pass to Ironbridge.
Supplement Single Room £20
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Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast plus Concorde tour
Supplement Single Room £25
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CITY & LEISURE BREAKS
Anderton Boat Lift Shrewsbury &
The Anderton Boat Lift provides a 50-foot
The Ironbridge
vertical link between two navigable waterways,
the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey
Gorge Museum
Canal. Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for
Harrogate
Flower Show
CITY & LEISURE BREAKS
Chatsworth
& The Peaks
Enjoy this delightful short break which combines
the rugged and beautiful scenery of the Peak
District with the splendour of Chatsworth House,
home to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.
Chatsworth is set in expansive parkland backed
by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather
moorland and contains a unique collection of
priceless paintings, furniture, books and other
artefacts. Chatsworth has also been selected as
the United Kingdom's favourite country house on
several occasions.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel across the Pennines to visit the
pretty little village of Castleton, one of the most popular
tourist destinations in the Peak District situated at the
head of the lovely Vale of Hope. We continue to
Sheffield in the early afternoon where the remainder of
the day is spent at leisure in the city centre. Enjoy an
included dinner at the hotel this evening.
DAY TWO: After a leisurely breakfast we travel the
short distance to Chatsworth House where there will be
plenty of time to look around this fantastic building and
excellent gardens. We depart for home in the late
afternoon, arriving in our local area in the evening.
HILTON SHEFFIELD HHHH
Situated in a relaxing
quayside location, the
four star Hilton Sheffield
hotel is only a few
minutes walk from the
city centre. All the en
suite bedrooms feature
satellite television,
telephone, hairdryer, iron and board plus tea &
coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a
restaurant and bar plus a leisure club with indoor
swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
Lift to all floors.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We join the motorways and cross the
Pennines into Yorkshire and on to Harrogate Flower
Show at the Great Yorkshire Show-ground.
The remainder of the day can be spent exploring this
prestigious Flower Show that attracts the very top
nursery exhibitors from across the UK. We depart
Harrogate late afternoon and travel to our hotel in time
for our included evening dinner.
DAY TWO: After a leisurely breakfast the rest of the
day is free to commence exploring the numerous shops
and attractions including the Leeds Armouries in the
city centre. We depart for home in the late afternoon.
HILTON LEEDS CITY HHHH
The four star Hilton
Leeds City is
conveniently situated in
the heart of Yorkshire’s
biggest city close to the
main shopping areas.
All the en suite
bedrooms are equipped
with satellite television, telephone, iron & board,
trouser press, hair dryer and tea & coffee making
facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and
relaxing bar plus the Living Well health club with
indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room,
whirlpool, spa and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Lift to all floors.
Knowsley
Safari Park &
Gulliver’s World
Enjoy a super value action packed and fun
filled weekend visiting two of the North West’s
most popular family attractions, Knowsley Safari
Park at Prescot in Merseyside and Gulliver’s
World at Warrington.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel to Knowsley and the take a drive
through the Safari Park to see the magnificent animals
including Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Rhinos and Giraffes!
There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the other
attractions including the Sea Lion Show, Amusement
Rides, Bug House and the Woodland Walk. We depart
late afternoon and travel to our hotel in time for an
included dinner.
DAY TWO: We travel the short distance to Warrington
and the Gulliver’s World Theme Park where the rest of
the day is free to enjoy the thrills and spills of this family
based attraction. We depart for home late afternoon.
CROWNE PLAZA LIVERPOOL
JOHN LENNON AIRPORT HHHH
A magnificently restored
Art Deco building
situated just a short
drive from Liverpool city
centre. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite
television, telephone,
iron & ironing board, trouser press, hairdryer, mini
bar and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant and the central club lounge
and bar area. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 28 May
2 days
£99
Sat 16 April
2 days
£99
Sat 16 July
2 days
£99
Sat 27 August
2 days
£99
Sat 17 September
2 days
£99
Sat 27 August
2 days
£99
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus admission to Chatsworth House.
Supplement Single Room £15
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Harrogate’s Flower Shows are amongst the best
in the country and we are giving you the
opportunity to visit both the Spring and Autumn
shows. The shows feature more than 90 of the
country’s leading horticultural nurseries
displaying their skills in stunning floral displays
and inspiring arrangements, plus stylish garden
accessories, innovative garden tools and expert
advice from specialists on hand to share their
know-how. The majority of the show is under
cover providing an excellent day out whatever
the weather.
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner &
breakfast, plus admission to Harrogate Flower Show.
Supplement Single Room £15
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus admission to
Knowsley Safari Park and Gullivers World.
Supplement Single Room £20
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Manchester
Ship Canal
Leeds caters for all tastes and ages offering a
wide selection of fashion shops for him and her,
as well as a variety of speciality shops. The
magnificent city of York, surrounded by its
imposing walls and medieval gates has
numerous award winning attractions to explore.
Stroll around the delightful old cobbled streets
with their half timbered houses, take a cruise on
the river, marvel at the Gothic masterpiece of
York Minster in whose foundations lie the
original layers of York’s history. The museums
are excellent and there is a fantastically varied
shopping area, you’ll find its no wonder that York
has been labelled England’s finest historic city.
Itinerary
Mersey Ferries fascinating six-hour cruise, a
truly memorable journey along a 35-mile stretch
of canal. It includes a lively commentary giving a
revealing insight into the facts, the history and
the dramas of one of Britain’s major waterways.
The cruise takes in spectacular scenery leaving
its passengers with an awe-inspiring sense of
how its construction shaped the city of
Manchester and the North West of England.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head for Liverpool and board the
Mersey Ferry for our relaxing and informative journey
along the Manchester Ship Canal. On arrival in
Manchester we transfer to the city centre and the
Renaissance Hotel. This evening relax and enjoy an
included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: After breakfast some free time in the city or
join us for a visit to Salford Quays, home of the
Imperial War Museum and the Lowry centre. We depart
for home late afternoon.
DAY ONE: We join the motorways and cross the
Pennines into Yorkshire and on to the city of Leeds.
The rest of the day is free to commence exploring then
in the evening enjoy dinner at the hotel and perhaps
sample the city night-life.
DAY TWO: We travel to the city of York where you can
visit some of the famous attractions such as York
Minster, The Railway Museum, the Shambles, the
Castle Museum and the Jorvik Centre. We depart for
home late afternoon.
HILTON LEEDS CITY HHHH
Conveniently situated in
the heart of Leeds, close
to the main shopping
areas. All the en suite
bedrooms are equipped
with satellite television,
telephone, iron & board,
trouser press, hair dryer
and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant and bar plus the Living Well
health club with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi,
steam room and gym. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 14 May
2 days
£79
Sat 23 July
2 days
£79
Price includes overnight accommodation
with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £15
Steeped in history and natural scenic beauty, the
Leeds Liverpool Canal is a truly fascinating
waterway with charming buildings and
spectacular scenery, and what better way to
discover it than onboard a traditional canal boat.
On this weekend break you will also have the
opportunity to ride on the East Lancashire
Railway’s steam train from Rawtenstall to Bury
and enjoy visits to the attractive spa town of
Harrogate, plus the Oswaldtwistle Mills and the
market town of Bury.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel north into the Yorkshire Dales and
the market town of Skipton where we join our canal
boat for a cruise, watching the world go by at four
miles per hour. Depart late afternoon and travel to our
hotel, the four star Hilton. This evening enjoy an
included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: Following breakfast we travel to Lancashire
and visit the Oswaldtwistle Mills before taking our seats
on the Steam Train for a ride from Rawtenstall to Bury.
© Sheldon Fleming
RENAISSANCE MANCHESTER HHHH
The four star
Renaissance Hotel is
located in the heart of
Manchester, only a
stone’s throw away from
the main shopping area.
All the en suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite television, telephone, radio,
iron & ironing board, trouser press, hair dryer and
tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant and bar area. Lift to all floors.
HILTON BRADFORD HHHH
The Hilton Bradford
hotel is conveniently
located in the city centre.
All the en suite bedrooms
feature satellite television,
radio, direct dial
telephone, hairdryer, iron
and ironing board and tea
& coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a
restaurant and bar with views of City Hall.
Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 02 July
2 days
£119
Sat 25 June
2 days
£89
Sat 13 August
2 days
£119
Sat 20 August
2 days
£89
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus the Manchester Canal Cruise.
Supplement Single Room £25
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, canal cruise and steam train ride.
Supplement Single Room £15
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CITY & LEISURE BREAKS
Leeds & York
Sail & Steam
CITY & LEISURE BREAKS
Port Sunlight
& Southport
Step back in time on this overnight break with
an included visit and guided tour of Port Sunlight
model village on the Wirral Peninsula. Port
Sunlight was built by William Hesketh Lever in
1888 for the employees of Lever Brothers soap
factory, 800 houses were built, together with
allotments and public buildings including the
Lady Lever Art Gallery, a cottage hospital,
schools, a concert hall, open air swimming pool,
church, and a temperance hotel.. Port Sunlight
contains 900 Grade II listed buildings, and was
declared a Conservation Area in 1978. We also
visit the seaside resort of Southport renowned
for its tree-lined boulevards, floral displays and
pavement cafes.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head for Southport where the remainder
of the day is then free to explore the resort or spend
some time in the shopping areas. We leave Southport
late afternoon and travel to our hotel. This evening
relax and enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: We depart the hotel and travel the short
distance to Port Sunlight. On arrival there will be an
opportunity to look around the interesting museum
before we re-board the coach for a guided tour of the
village. We depart for home late afternoon.
CROWNE PLAZA LIVERPOOL
JOHN LENNON AIRPORT HHHH
A magnificently restored
Art Deco building
situated just a short
drive from Liverpool city
centre. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite
television, telephone,
iron & ironing board, trouser press, hairdryer, mini
bar and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant and the central club lounge
and bar area. Lift available.
Enjoy a super value weekend break taking in the
fantastic scenery of the Pennine Hills and
visiting some renowned Yorkshire towns and
cities. The Pennine Hills are a low-rising
mountain range in northern England and
southern Scotland, and are often refereed to as
the backbone of England. During this short break
we visit Holmfirth, the setting for the BBC's longrunning comedy Last of the Summer Wine, spend
some time in Leeds and stop off in Skipton and
the Boundry Mill Stores in Colne.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Today we travel into the outstanding beauty
of the Pennines, visiting Holmfirth before continuing to
Leeds and the four star City Inn Hotel. This evening
enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: Following a leisurely breakfast we depart
the hotel and travel the short distance to the everpopular Market town of Skipton with its canal basin,
tree lined high street and 900 year old castle.
Following some free time to look around we begin our
journey home, stopping at the Boundry Mill Stores in
Colne before continuing back to North Wales.
CITY INN LEEDS HHHH
The four star City Inn
Leeds hotel is located in
the revitalised Granary
Wharf area of the city
centre and is only a
short walk from the
shopping and cultural
attractions. All of the en
suite bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite
television, internet access, iron & board, hairdryer,
plus tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant, bar area and the spectacular
Skylounge located on the 13th floor of the hotel and
featuring fabulous views across the city.
Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 30 April
2 days
£89
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
£89
Sat 18 June
2 days
£69
Sat 03 September
2 days
£69
Sat 10 September
2 days
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner and
breakfast, plus admission and guided tour at Port Sunlight.
Supplement Single Room £20
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Yorkshire
& The Pennines
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £30
Shrewsbury
Flower Show
Enjoy an overnight break to the Shrewsbury
Flower Show, the world’s longest running
horticultural show held in the picturesque
setting of Shrewsbury’s beautiful 29-acre Quarry
Park. Explore the exhibits at this famous show
set under a large number of Marquees featuring
flower displays and fruit and vegetables, plus
the sale of arts and crafts and various forms of
music and entertainment. There will also be
some free time to take in the sights of Telford or
visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south into Shropshire and the
town of Shrewsbury for our visit to the annual flower
show at Quarry Park, a flourishing institution that has
been running every August since 1875 and offers an
opportunity to see over 3 million flowers in one go.
Following free time to look around the show we depart
late afternoon and travel on to our hotel at Telford. This
evening enjoy an included dinner at the hotel.
DAY TWO: Following breakfast spend a day at leisure
in Telford town centre or join us for an optional visit to
the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, designated as a world
heritage site and once described as the most
extraordinary district in the world. A collection of ten
museums that pay tribute to what happened in this
great valley almost 300 years ago. (Admission fee
payable). We depart for home late afternoon.
HOLIDAY INN TELFORD HHHH
Situated with its own
grounds on the outskirts
of Telford town Centre.
All the en-suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite
television, telephone,
internet connection, iron
& board, hair dryer, plus tea & coffee making
facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and
bar area plus a leisure club with indoor swimming
pool, sauna, whirlpool & gym. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Sat 13 August
DURATION
PRICE
2 days
£99
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus admission to the Flower Show.
Supplement Single Room £20
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Liverpool
City Break
The Southport flower show is internationally
renowned as the largest independent flower
show in the country The magnificent
75,000 sq. ft Grand Floral Marquee houses
hundreds of beautiful displays by professional
exhibitors from all over the country. You certainly
don’t need to be an avid gardener to enjoy this
event, the show has something for everyone with
over 200 trade stands to explore in addition to
the floral displays, plus bands playing and
events taking place in the central arena.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head for Southport where the remainder
of the day is then free to visit the Flower Show.
We leave Southport late afternoon and travel to our
hotel. This evening relax and enjoy an included dinner
at the hotel.
DAY TWO: We depart the hotel and travel the short
distance in to Liverpool city centre. Enjoy some free
time for shopping in Liverpool One, visit Albert Dock
or maybe take a Mersey Ferries cruise for a view of
this famous city from the water. We depart for home
late afternoon.
CROWNE PLAZA LIVERPOOL
JOHN LENNON AIRPORT HHHH
A magnificently restored
Art Deco building
situated just a short
drive from Liverpool city
centre. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air
conditioning, satellite
television, telephone,
iron & ironing board, trouser press, hairdryer, mini
bar and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel also
features a restaurant and the central club lounge
and bar area. Lift available
DEPARTURE
Sat 20 August
DURATION
PRICE
2 days
£89
Price includes overnight accommodation with dinner
and breakfast, plus admission to the flower show.
Supplement Single Room £20
Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture for
2008 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is now
established as one of Europe’s most exciting
city-break destinations with a terrific blend of
attractions, distinctive shopping, vibrant
nightlife, unique maritime heritage and
characteristic culture. You will find almost every
form of retail therapy in Liverpool, the city centre
boasts some of the largest big-name High Street
stores in the country.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Depart North Wales and head to Liverpool,
arriving during the morning. The remainder of the day
is then free for shopping or sightseeing and to enjoy
the vibrant city nightlife with numerous restaurants,
bars and clubs to suit all tastes.
DAY TWO: A further day at leisure in the city for
shopping or to explore, perhaps a visit to the Albert
Dock, the Beatles Story, one of the many museums,
the city’s cathedrals or maybe a cruise on the Mersey.
We depart late afternoon for our homeward journey
HILTON LIVERPOOL HHHH
The Hilton Liverpool is
ideally situated in the
heart of the stunning
new development
Liverpool One, with
spectacular views over
the historic Liver
Buildings, Albert Dock
and Chavasse Park, plus access to a vast array of
shops, restaurants and bars. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite
television, telephone, hairdryer, iron & board, room
safe and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel
also features three restaurants and a bar.
Lift to all floors.
Manchester
City Break
The shopping capital of the North West with a
great mix of high-street chains, exclusive
fashion stores and individual traders. From the
Triangle centre in the heart of the city, to the
Trafford Centre on the outskirts, this is one city
where you can really shop ‘till you drop! With
overnight accommodation in the city centre this
is an excellent opportunity to combine some
shopping together with a night out to sample
some of Manchester’s restaurants and nightlife.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We drive to Manchester where the day is
free for shopping. The Arndale Centre is one of the
largest city centre shopping malls in Britain plus there
are many other fine shops, including Selfridges &
Harvey Nicholls. This evening its time to enjoy some of
Manchester’s vibrant night-life.
DAY TWO: Further free time in the city or a visit to the
Trafford Centre, established as one of the major
shopping centres in Britain with shops and stores of all
sizes. We leave for home in the late afternoon.
CITY INN MANCHESTER HHHH
A four star hotel located
near Piccadilly Station,
within walking distance of
the main shopping and
nightlife areas. All the en
suite bedrooms feature
floor to ceiling windows,
air-conditioning, CD &
DVD players, satellite television, iron & ironing
board, direct dial telephone, mini bar and tea &
coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 23 April
2 days
£89
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sat 11 June
2 days
£89
Sat 19 November
2 days
£89
Sat 26 November
2 days
£89
Sat 26 November
2 days
£89
Sat 03 December
2 days
£89
Sat 03 December
2 days
£89
Price includes overnight accommodation
with breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £20
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Price includes overnight accommodation
with breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £50
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CITY & LEISURE BREAKS
Southport
Flower Show
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Cardiff City Break
The vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of Wales magically combines the old with
the new. Its stunning castle with 2000 years of history stands a short
distance away from the futuristic Millennium Stadium and in the newly
developed Cardiff Bay area red bricked buildings and old wharfs sit next to
new piers and glass fronted restaurants. Old industrial cranes are now
modern sculptures and the new boardwalks are lit by old-fashioned
streetlights while the immaculate Pierhead Building dating from 1896 sits
alongside the iconic Millennium Centre. The recently opened St David’s
Shopping Centre was specifically designed for the capital city and
incorporates key Welsh features including culturally inspired artwork and
the use of the Welsh language.
Excursions Included
• Accompanied by a local guide we head into the Rhondda Valley, the home of Welsh
coal and the birthplace of the legendary Tom Jones. A short stop at the Heritage Park
then we continue via the Afan Valley and Forest Park to Port Talbot and on to
Swansea. Our return journey takes us through the Vale of Glamorgan via Bridgend
and Cowbridge.
• A half day drive to Blaenafon for a visit to the ‘Big Pit’, one of the National
Museums of Wales designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take a tour in the
Mining Galleries and see exhibitions in the pit-head baths and historic colliery
buildings then go 300 feet underground with a real miner to see what life was like
for the thousands of men who worked at the coal-face. (5 day tours only).
HOLIDAY INN CITY CENTRE HHHH
Excursions Included
• A full day travelling west around the coast to the historic town of Pembroke who’s
centrepiece is the magnificent Norman Castle, regarded as one of the finest and
best preserved strongholds in the country. From here we continue via St Brides Bay
to the city of St. David’s, named after the patron saint of Wales. Dominated by its
impressive cathedral that dates back to the 12th century, St Davids is the smallest
city in Britain, designated as a conservation area by the Pembrokeshire Coast
National Park.
• A short day commencing with a visit to the charming little resort of Saundersfoot,
then continue on to Pendine Sands where Sir Malcolm Campbell set his famous
world land speed records. Finally we visit Laugharne, home to Wales’ most famous
poet and writer, Dylan Thomas
CLIFFE NORTON HOTEL HH
DURATION
PRICE
Friday 22 April*
4 days
£225
Monday 30 May
5 days
£309
Monday 25 July
5 days
£309
Monday 29 August
5 days
£309
Monday 17 October
5 days
£309
* Easter Break
Price includes accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £5 per night
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One of the prettiest and most popular resorts in Wales, renowned for its
lovely golden beaches and picturesque harbour, a unique Victorian town
that has escaped modernisation and has a fascinating history dating back
thousands of years. Attractions include the 13th-century town walls, the
Five Arches Barbican and the 15th-century St. Mary's Church, plus the
Tudor Merchant's House now a museum and art gallery. For those who
enjoy walking there is also the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, part of Britain's
only coastal National Park, or just off shore lies the monastic Caldey Island
which can be reached on a pleasant boat trip from the harbour.
• A half day drive across the bluestone Preseli Mountains and along the Teifi Valley
to picturesque Cenarth. A charming conservation village and renowned beauty spot
with delightful waterfalls, a 17th century flour mill and the National Coracle Centre,
an ancient form of water transport.
Conveniently located in the city centre between
the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle.
Following an extensive modernisation
programme completed in 2008 the Holiday Inn
has been transformed into a sleek, light and
modern design. All bedrooms have been
refurbished and feature air-conditioning, satellite
TV, telephone, trouser press, iron & board, plus
tea / coffee tray. Facilities include the Junction
Restaurant and bar, plus the Callaghan’s Sports
Bar. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Tenby &
Pembrokeshire
The Cliffe Norton is a privately owned Grade
II early 19th Century listed building, situated
in an enviable position above lush cliff
gardens with panoramic views across the
bay and harbour and only a two minute
walk from the town centre. Facilities include
a restaurant and cosy bar/lounge with
dance floor where regular entertainment is
featured. The bedrooms are all en suite with
TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift
serves most floors.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 12 June
DURATION
PRICE
6 days
£309
Price includes five nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £15 / Sea View £15
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
© Ben Bore (Rhys)_flickr
A spectacular landscape of rugged cliffs, award-winning beaches, wooded
estuaries and wild inland hills. A place of sanctuary for wildlife and regular
visits from Dolphins, porpoises and seals attracted by the warm waters of
the Gulf Stream. The ancient market town of Cardigan set on the River Teifi
estuary was formerly a busy shipbuilding port and was the home of the
first Welsh Eisteddfod. See the 19th century Guildhall, the focal point of the
town built in Gothic architectural style, plus the quaint narrow streets with
their traditional shops, inns and eating places, many with their original
Georgian and Victorian fronts.
Excursions Included
• A visit to the coastal resort of New Quay, one of the busiest holiday resorts on
Cardigan Bay with its fine beaches that extend in a golden arc around the bay.
Continue along Cardigan Bay to Aberystwyth where we spend the afternoon
exploring the resort or alternatively take an optional ride on the narrow gauge railway
to Devils Bridge. The journey takes approximately an hour in each direction as the
train overcomes a height difference of over 600ft, affording superb views of the
Rheidol Valley.
• We take a drive along the Pembrokeshire Coast to visit St Davids, the smallest
cathedral city in Britain. On then via Pembroke with its magnificent castle to the
popular resort of Tenby, a town steeped in ancient history surrounded by its imposing
13th Century stone walls. (An opportunity to take a boat trip to Caldey Island)
• A half day to the pretty market town of Carmarthen, located on the west bank of
the River Towy, renowned as the birthplace of Merlin the Welsh Wizard. (Optional visit
to the National Botanic Garden of Wales).
CLIFF HOTEL & SPA HHH
Mae Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
Cymru’n un o wylfeydd mawr y
byd sy’n denu dros 160,000 o
ymwelwyr yn flynyddol. Yn
gymysgedd eclectig o ddiwylliant,
cerddoriaeth, celfyddyd a phob
math o weithgareddau ar gyfer
pobl o bob oed, mae rhywbeth at
ddant pawb ar y maes yn ystod
wythnos gyntaf mis Awst bob
blwyddyn. Mwynhewch yr holl
gystadlaethau gwahanol a
gynhelir yn y Pafiliwn, gan gynnwys tair seremoni dan nawdd yr Orsedd - y
Coroni, y Fedal Ryddiaith a’r Cadeirio - ac ymfalchiwch yng
nghyfeillgarwch a miri y maes a’r tyrfeydd o bob oedran sy’n heidio yno o
bob cwr a chornel o’r wlad.
Amserlen
• Bydd cludiant dyddiol ar gael o’r gwesty i’r maes ac yn ôl. Bydd ein bws yn gadael
yr Eisteddfod ar ôl y seremoni coroni ar y Dydd Gwener.
The three star Cliff Hotel is located on the
coast at Gwbert on Sea, approximately two
miles from Cardigan town. Set on a
headland the hotel enjoys spectacular views
over Cardigan Bay and the Pembrokeshire
Heritage Coastline. Facilities include the
hotel’s own golf course, plus a health spa
with a salt water hydro spa, steam room,
jacuzzi, sauna, heated loungers, a state of
the art gym, plus spa treatment rooms. All
bedrooms feature satellite TV, telephone,
hairdryer and tea/coffee tray. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Eisteddfod
Genedlaethol Cymru
Wrecsam A’r Fro 2011
HILTON DOUBLETREE CAER HHHH
Gyda lleoliad ar gyrion Caer ac wedi ei
amgylchynu gan ddeuddeg acer o erddi
dirweddwyd, mae’r gwesty yn cynnig
cyfleusterau a chysuron modern gyda steil
ac addurn traddodiadol. Ym mhob ystafell
mae aerdymheru, teledu lloeren, mynediad
i’r rhyngrwyd, ffôn, sychwr gwallt, a
chyfleusterau gwneud tê a choffi. Mae yna
bwll nofio a chanolfan ffitrwydd, bar a
bwyty ar gael ac hefyd lifft i bob llawr.
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 05 June
5 days
£255
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 04 September
5 days
£255
Dydd Llun 01 Awst
5 diwrnod
£349
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £nil (limited availability)
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Pris yn cynnwys 4 noson gwely, brecwast a cinio nos . Atodiad Ystafell Sengl £80
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Cardigan Bay
Newquay
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Falmouth
Heralded as the 'jewel of the Cornish Riviera', Falmouth is one of the most
popular of Cornwall's South Coast resorts that forms part the county's
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A charming old port with a rich history
and a year round mild climate that allows sub-tropical plants to flourish in
the colourful parks and gardens. Falmouth also boasts the world’s third
largest natural harbour, overlooked by Pendennis Castle, plus inviting
beaches and delightful narrow cobbled streets with olde-worlde inns and
historical buildings.
From its origins as a small fishing village Newquay has become the
premier resort on Cornwall’s rugged northern coastline, famous for its
magnificent beaches and those huge Atlantic rollers that make it one of
Europe’s finest surfing venues. There are nice cliff top paths & seaside
walks to enjoy and the town centre has a good range of shops, a
picturesque harbour, and plenty of cafes & bars. Newquay is also an ideal
location for exploring some of Cornwall’s unspoilt villages, superb
landscapes, rolling hills and rugged moorlands.
Excursions Included
Excursions Included
• We travel via Marazion for some fine views of St Michaels Mount before arriving in
Penzance with its long sweeping promenade. On then to picturesque St Ives, one of
the most quaint and attractive towns in Cornwall with its golden sand beach, narrow
cobbled streets and colourful granite cottages that earn it the reputation of being an
artists paradise.
• A visit to the bustling city of Truro with its flowing rivers, picturesque Georgian
streets, 18th and 19th century town houses and the magnificent Victorian Cathedral
that dominates the city. On then to the popular resort of Newquay with its
magnificent coastline and spectacular beaches with those huge Atlantic Rollers
which make it a very popular surfing venue.
• Full day to the attractive harbour town of Looe with its picturesque narrow streets,
old inns and bustling quayside, also well known for its shark fishing. We continue to
the former smuggler’s haunt of Polperro, a lovely old village with tiny winding streets
and a jumble of cottages on a steep valley slope.
• Full day commencing with a visit to the picturesque fishing village of Boscastle
with its medieval core and distinctive harbour. On then to Tintagel, a pretty village
whose castle ruins are associated with the legends of King Arthur. Finally we visit the
delightful old harbour town of Padstow on the Camel Estuary, also well known as
Rick Stein Country. Explore the quaint narrow streets and interesting shops and
maybe take a walk to the headland for some fabulous views of the estuary and
distant hills.
FALMOUTH BEACH HOTEL HHH
ESPLANADE HOTEL HHH
Situated just 20 yds from the beach and
within easy walking distance of the town,
enjoying superb sea views with a
spectacular panorama from Pendennis
Castle to the Helford River. Facilities
include a choice of bars with live
entertainment and a superb leisure
complex with swimming pool, sauna,
solarium, jacuzzi and fitness centre.
All bedrooms are en suite with satellite TV, telephone, and tea / coffee tray. Lift
available. (Please note that this hotel is completely non smoking)
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
The Esplanade is in a superb location
with a panoramic outlook across Fistral
Beach. Facilities include indoor and
outdoor swimming pools, sauna, solarium
and spa bath. There is also a choice of
bars with regular entertainment, plus a
lounge area and coffee shop where you
can sit and enjoy the views. All bedrooms
are en-suite with satellite TV, telephone
and tea/coffee facilities. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£239
Sunday 17 July
6 days
£399
Monday 11 April
Monday 29 August
5 days
£335
Monday 06 June
5 days
£265
Sunday 23 October
5 days
£259
Monday 10 October
5 days
£229
Price includes accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplements per person per night: Single Room £nil (limited availability)
Sea View Room £12
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Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplements per person per night: Single Room £nil (limited availability)
Sea View Room £5
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Paignton
One of Britain’s most famous resorts situated at the heart of a magnificent
coastline. Fashionable since Victorian times and often referred to as the
'English Riviera' Torbay is blessed with a mild climate, sparkling blue
waters, blue-flag beaches and beautiful gardens for that relaxing stroll.
The resort has a distinct Mediterranean feel created by its palm tree lined
promenade, hotels and villas perched high on the surrounding hillsides,
plus some fabulous boats moored in the harbour and marina.
Excursions Included
• Full day travelling via the South Devon coastline through Shaldon, Teignmouth &
Dawlish to the city of Exeter with its fine twin tower cathedral, underground
passages and historic quayside, plus excellent shopping. On then to visit the elegant
Regency resort of Sidmouth, described as the quintessential English seaside resort
and winner of a gold award in the Britain in Bloom competition.
• Half day tour to see the wild and rugged scenery of the beautiful Dartmoor
National Park and a visit to lovely old village of Widecombe in the Moor with its
thatched buildings, delightful old church and tea shops.
• Short day via the historic town of Totnes to the picturesque port of Dartmouth,
home of the Royal Naval College. Explore the fascinating shops and art galleries, see
the timber framed Butterwalk and delightful cobbled quaysides. (6 day tour only)
HEADLAND HOTEL HHH
Situated in two acres of grounds
overlooking Meadfoot Beach, the
Headland enjoys stunning views across
Torbay. Facilities include an outdoor
heated swimming pool, the Romanoff
Restaurant, a quiet lounge, plus an
entertainment lounge and dance floor.
All bedrooms have bath or shower,
telephone, television and tea/coffee tray.
A lift is available to most rooms. Please note the hotel is located on a hilltop
however courtesy transport is available to and from the town centre at
certain times of the day. Please note this hotel is completely Non Smoking
DEPARTURE
Nestling in the centre of the English Riviera between two rugged headlands
lies the popular traditional sea-side resort of Paignton with its sandy beach
and colourful pier. The town has a nice long promenade and quaint
harbourside for those relaxing strolls, picturesque parks and gardens, plus
a good selection of shops to explore.
Excursions Included
• Full day via the historic town of Totnes and the Dart Valley to Buckfast Abbey, then
on to the city of Plymouth with its renowned maritime heritage. Attractions include
the famous Hoe with its memorials and statue of Sir Francis Drake, plus the Citadel,
the Elizabethan Barbican with its quaint old narrow cobbled streets and the Plymouth
Aquarium, plus the magnificent new shopping centre.
• Short day via the South Devon coastline travelling through Shaldon, Teignmouth
& Dawlish to visit the elegant Regency resort of Sidmouth. (5 day tours only)
PALACE HOTEL HHH
In a superb location on Paignton Green
directly opposite the seafront and beach
and just a short level stroll from the town
centre. All the en suite bedrooms are
equipped with colour television, telephone
and tea / coffee tray. Facilities include a
restaurant, bar and lounge area, plus a
health club with swimming pool, spa bath,
gymnasium and beauty treatment centre.
Lift available to most floors.
QUEENS HOTEL HHH
A popular hotel in a flat level position just
a few hundred yards from the town centre
and seafront. Facilities include an indoor
swimming pool, bar, entertainment room,
restaurant and a large patio area. All the en
suite bedrooms feature television,
telephone, radio and tea/coffee tray.
Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
HOTEL
DURATION
PRICE
£229
Friday 29 April
Palace
4 days
£175
£319
Monday 30 May
Queens
5 days
£229
Palace
4 days
£199
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 16 May
5 days
Sunday 17 July
6 days
Monday 26 September
5 days
£249
Friday 24 June
Monday 17 October
5 days
£215
Friday 09 September
Palace
4 days
£219
Monday 03 October
Queens
5 days
£229
Price includes four/five nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus nightly entertainment.
Supplement Single Room £nil (limited availability)
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Price includes accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £nil (limited availability)
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Torquay
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Bideford
Picturesque North Devon has some of the most beautiful coastline in the
British Isles with miles of golden sands, breathtaking cliffs and quaint
unspoilt fishing villages. Nestling alongside the River Torridge estuary lies
the pretty medieval market town of Bideford, a town full of charm and
history with many narrow streets largely untouched by time and a
magnificent 24 arch bridge that spans the river. Once an international port
and shipbuilding centre Bideford’s maritime history includes sending ships
to fight the Armada. Today the narrow town centre streets lead down to the
pleasant tree lined quay which bustles with fishing vessels, cargo and
pleasure boats.
Bournemouth
The popular resort of Bournemouth has been attracting visitors ever
since its birth in the 19th century, and today it is as much of a tourist
attraction as ever. Essentially Victorian in character, it is justly described
as the Garden City of the South with over 2000 acres of superb parks and
gardens. There are miles of glorious seafront with golden beaches, a
superb pier, excellent shopping arcades and a wide choice of theatre
entertainment.
Excursions Included
Excursions Included
• A visit to the ancient market town of Barnstaple which lays claim to be the oldest
borough in the United Kingdom. Today it is a thriving town with lots of quaint
alleyways and fine buildings including the parish Church, St Anne's Chapel Museum
and the old Three Tuns Tavern. We continue on to see the picturesque twin towns of
Lynton and Lynmouth, spectacularly situated on the northern edge of the Exmoor
National Park. An opportunity to take a ride on the ingenious water-powered lift that
travels between these two historic towns from Lynmouth nestling at the foot of the
cliffs to Lynton perched 500 feet above.
• Full day excursion travelling via the New Forest to Portsmouth, the flagship of
maritime England whose attractions include the Historic Dockyard with those famous
ships HMS Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The new Spinnaker Tower
located on the Waterfront is a 170 metre tall visitor attraction where you can ‘walk
on air’ and enjoy breathtaking views over the South Coast.
• A short day commencing with a drive through Instow with its fine beaches and
extensive views of the sea and the rivers Taw and Torridge. On then to the popular
seaside resort of Ilracombe, known as the 'jewel' of the North Devon coast. A nice
coastal town that has received several awards in the Britain in Bloom competition
with white washed houses, grand Victorian villas, plus a quaint harbour and
quayside.
DURRANT HOUSE HOTEL HHH
Dating back to the 1800's the family run
Durrant House is the largest hotel in
Bideford, located on the outskirts of
Bideford overlooking the estuary. It has
recently undergone extensive renovation
to return it to its former glory. Facilities
include the oak-panelled Olive Tree
restaurant and the Appledore Bar, plus
the Venetian ballroom where regular
entertainment is featured. There is an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, sun shower
and gymnasium. All rooms have en-suite Italian marble bathrooms, tea & coffee
making facilities, clock radio, hairdryer, TV, plus iron & board, Lift available.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 17 April
5 days
£199
Monday 13 June
5 days
£249
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £48 per person
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• Short day to the city of Salisbury with its abundance of historical buildings
throughout the city including the majestic Salisbury Cathedral, Britain’s tallest,
standing at 123 metres. We return via the New Forest with a stop at Burley, a
delightful traditional New Forest village with picturesque thatched cottages and
ponies roaming freely.
HERMITAGE HOTEL HHH
Following excellent reports received after
our first season at this hotel we are very
pleased to feature the Hermitage again
for 2011. Set in one of the finest
locations in Bournemouth the hotel is just
minutes from the resort’s beautiful
beaches and gardens with the
convenience of being directly opposite
the Pier, Central Gardens and the BIC
Centre. In addition you are just steps away from the sea, charming shops and a
variety of entertainment. Facilities include the AA Rosette award winning
restaurant and bar, all bedrooms feature satellite TV, Internet access, trouser press
and iron, telephone, hairdryer, plus tea and coffee facilities. Lift available. (Please
note that this hotel is completely non-smoking).
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 09 May
5 days
£319
Monday 11 July
5 days
£329
Monday 05 September
5 days
£329
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplements Single Room £nil (limited availability)
Sea View Room £25 per person
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Just a short ferry ride across Solent Water lies the Isle of Wight, an island
of great natural beauty with a wealth of attractions, often referred to as
'England in Miniature'. With an incredibly diverse range of landscapes and
over half its land mass designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
the Isle of Wight has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian
times. The resort of Shanklin is one of the most picturesque towns on the
island with an attractive promenade and beach, delightful parks and
gardens, plus the quaint Old Town with its pretty thatched cottages, pubs
and tea-rooms. Nearby is the woody ravine of Shanklin Chine, known for its
wild flowers and waterfalls.
Excursions Included
• A full day travelling via Ventnor and Brighstone to Alum Bay to see the unusual
multi coloured cliffs and some fine views of the Needles, the Island’s famous
landmark. We then visit the resort of Yarmouth with its delightful harbour and marina
and finally to Cowes, the renowned yachting resort.
• Short day excursion visiting Bembridge with its pretty harbour and windmill, then
on to Ryde, the island’s largest town with an elegant esplanade, attractive Georgian
and Victorian buildings, plus its half mile long pier.
• Half day excursion visiting the quaint village of Godshill with its church, model
village and lovely thatched cottages, then on to Newport, the island’s capital town
with its fine Jacobean and Georgian houses lining the River Medina.
SHANKLIN HOTEL HHH
Set in a nice cliff top position with
magnificent views of Sandown Bay and
the surrounding countryside and just a
few minutes walk from the town, old
village and the lift to the esplanade.
Facilites include an indoor swimming
pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and games
room, plus the restaurant, bar, lounges
and the Starlight Entertainment Room
and dance floor. All the en suite bedrooms feature satellite TV, telephone and tea
& coffee tray. A Lift serves most rooms. Please note that this hotel is totally
non smoking.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 04 July
6 days
£365
Monday 22 August
6 days
£365
Price includes five nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus return ferry crossings.
Supplements per person per night: Single Room £nil (Limited availability)
Side Sea View or Crescent room £5
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Southampton &
The Isle of Wight
Hampshire is a unique county of rolling green hills, tranquil villages and
ancient forests, combined with vibrant cities and a rich cultural heritage.
Southampton is a wonderful city to explore with its waterfront, lovely parks
and gardens, plus the delightful Old Town, regarded as one of the gems of
England. The Isle of Wight is truly unique and known as ‘England in
Miniature’. Enjoy the island’s mix of rolling countryside, golden beaches,
chalk cliffs, pretty olde worlde villages and traditional seaside resorts.
Excursions Included
• A full day to the city of Southampton, one of the country’s busiest deep-water
ports that handles some of the world’s largest cruise liners. Perhaps follow the QE2
Mile, the pedestrian route that runs through the heart of the city from the Cenotaph
down to the waterfront at Town Quay. It links the city’s parks, new cultural quarter,
shopping high street, old town and waterfront.
• Full day to the Isle of Wight travelling by ferry from Portsmouth across the Solent
to Fishbourne. Explore some of the fine scenery around this lovely island, plus
seaside resorts, picturesque villages and Alum Bay with its unusual multi-coloured
cliffs and fine views of the Needles, the Island’s famous landmark.
• A short day visit to Chichester, a lovely city with history on every corner from its
Tudor Market Cross to the magnificent Norman cathedral and the Roman city walls
which can still can be walked on after nearly two thousand years.
MARRIOTT MEON VALLEY HHHH
Located in the Meon Valley at Shedfield
on the outskirts of Southampton, set in
some 225 wooded acres of rolling
countryside on England's southern coast.
The hotel has undergone a £5 Million
renovation to the lobby, restaurants, bar
and all the bedrooms. Facilities include
two superb golf courses, plus a leisure
club with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna,
gymnasium and beauty treatment rooms. All bedrooms have luxurious bedding,
hairdryer, satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, plus room safe. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Monday 25 April
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£295
Price includes four nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
plus ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight
Supplement Single Room £80
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Isle of Wight
Eastbourne
The elegant seaside resort of Eastbourne enjoys a glorious location on the
South Coast with an excellent sunshine record. The resort is nice and flat
for that relaxing stroll and is distinguished by its lovely wide promenade
lined with benches to sit and admire Eastbourne's famous Carpet Gardens.
The resort has a good variety of shops to explore plus the magnificent
Victorian Pier, museums, cinemas and dancing as well as concerts played
on the attractive Edwardian bandstand.
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Excursions Included
• Full day travelling via the Sussex Coast to visit Chichester, a lovely city with history
on every corner including it’s a magnificent Norman cathedral. We return via Arundel
with an opportunity to explore the castle, the seat of The Dukes of Norfolk set in 40
acres of grounds and gardens and home to priceless works of art
• Full day commencing with a visit to the historic town of Battle, dominated by its
Abbey built on the site of the battle of Hastings in 1066. On then to the lovely Cinque
port of Rye, a fortified hilltop town with cobbled streets and huddled houses, once
surrounded by the sea. We return via Hastings.
• Half day visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells with its delightful colonnaded walkway
known as The Pantiles, home to a variety of small specialist shops, antique shops
and open-air cafés. The Chalybeate Spring at the northern end of the Pantiles still
flows and visitors can still sample the water served in the traditional manner by a
costumed 'Dipper' (6 day tours only).
CAVENDISH HOTEL HHHH
Excursions Included
• Enjoy a visit to the Waterfront city of Portsmouth, the flagship of maritime England
whose attractions include the Historic Dockyard with those famous ships HMS
Victory, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior, plus the Spinnaker Tower, a striking new
viewing tower where you can walk on air!
• Half day to the city of Salisbury with its abundance of historical buildings
throughout the city including the majestic Salisbury Cathedral, Britain’s tallest,
standing at 123 metres.
• A visit to Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top visitor attractions set in the
heart of the New Forest. A great day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the
world famous National Motor Museum, the James Bond Experience and the World of
Top Gear, plus Palace House, historic Beaulieu Abbey and the delightful gardens.
(Admission fee payable)
WINCHESTER HOTEL HHHH
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 17 April
5 days
£249
Monday 16 May
5 days
£279
Sunday 19 June
6 days
£399
Monday 11 July
6 days
£409
Sunday 21 August
6 days
£409
Monday 19 September
5 days
£329
Monday 24 October
5 days
£259
Price includes accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Supplements per person per night: Single room £12
Sea View Rooms (twin/double) £10 / Executive Rooms (twin/double) £15
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Some of the main claims to fame of this unspoilt cathedral city are that
Jane Austen is buried here, modern cricket was born here and that it is
home to King Arthur's mystifying Round Table, where it has stayed in the
Great Hall for the past 600 years. Winchester was England's ancient capital
for 500 years, steeped in history and packed with historic buildings
including the magnificent 11th century Winchester Cathedral with its
medieval paintings and spectacular architecture. From legend and lore to
awe inspiring architecture Winchester is a treasure trove of English
heritage to explore.
Optional Excursion
A majestic hotel in a premier sea front
position on Eastbourne's Grand Parade.
The hotel has recently been totally
refurbished to a very high standard while
keeping the unique features of this fine
Victorian styled building. Facilities include
the Coronet Bar, sun lounge and residents
lounge, plus the Marine Restaurant with
its panoramic sea views. All the en suite
bedrooms feature satellite TV, telephone
and refreshment tray. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Historic Winchester
A delightful boutique style hotel with
contemporary, spacious interiors, ideally
located in the heart of the city. Facilities
include an air-conditioned fitness suite
with the latest Technogym equipment, a
heated swimming pool, steam room,
sauna and spa pool. All the en-suite
bedrooms are air-conditioned and include
an iron & board, safe, television, internet
access and in room fridge. Lift.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 22 May
5 days
£259
Sunday 14 August
5 days
£259
Price includes three or four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £15 per night
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Join us for a long weekend break to the Thames Valley and spend three
nights at the luxurious newly built Hilton Hotel at Reading. Enjoy a visit to
Royal Windsor where you can walk around an official residence of The
Queen, the largest occupied castle in the world that has been a Royal
Palace and fortress for over 900 years. We also visit the picturesque
riverside town of Henley on Thames and the magnificent Highclere Castle,
the setting for the immensely popular TV drama ‘Downton Abbey’.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south to Reading and the Hilton Hotel, our home for the next
three nights. Some free time to explore or maybe enjoy the excellent leisure facilities
before evening dinner.
DAY TWO: A visit to the riverside town of Henley on Thames before continuing on to
Royal Windsor. Visitors to the castle can walk around the State Apartments and see
the Drawings Gallery where regular exhibitions of treasures from the Royal Library
are mounted, plus the Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a miniature mansion built to
perfection. St. George's Chapel is the burial place of ten sovereigns, home of the
Order of the Garter, and setting for many royal weddings.
DAY THREE: Today we will be joined by a local guide for a drive in the Thames Valley
and the Chilterns, plus a visit to Highclere Castle. Home to the Earl & Countess of
Carnarvon the castle has been the magnificent setting for the TV costume period
drama ‘Downton Abbey’. The Castle’s history has a connection with ancient Egypt as
the 5th Earl, along with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and the
castle also houses an Egyptian Exhibition.
DAY FOUR: We check out and travel to the historic city of Oxford, one of the most
charming cities in Britain, famous the world over for its University and place in
history, home to some of the most famous buildings in the world. Depart mid
afternoon and continue our journey home to North Wales.
Legoland &
The London Eye
At Legoland® Windsor, the entertainment is certainly hands-on. Children
can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete
safety. Over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving
schools and a unique mix of interactive attractions, all set in 150 acres of
beautiful parkland. A different sort of family theme park, Legoland puts the
“fun” in family trips with something geared towards every family member
and dozens of things to enjoy together.
Launched in 2000 the London Eye has already won over 75 awards for
international tourism, architectural quality and engineering achievement
and has now welcomed over 30 million visitors.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south via the motorways for check in to the four star Marriott
Slough/Windsor hotel. An opportunity to make use of the facilities in the superb
leisure club and swimming pool before an included evening dinner.
DAY TWO: We spend the day at Legoland, discover kid-powered rides, cool building
challenges, a unique mix of interactive attractions, exhilarating coasters, shows that
pull the audience into action plus much more.
DAY THREE: This morning we drive in to the city of London for an inclusive ride on
the award winning London Eye, the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel.
Travel 135 meters into the London skyline for some unique and spectacular views
over the capital city. Some free time follows for shopping or sightseeing, we depart
mid afternoon and return home to North Wales.
MARRIOTT HEATHROW/ WINDSOR HHHH
HILTON READING HHHH
A newly built contemporary hotel, located
just a short drive from Reading's historical
city centre. All the en suite bedrooms
feature air conditioning, satellite TV,
internet access, mini bar and tea & coffee
making facilities. The hotel also features a
restaurant and bar plus a leisure club with
indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room
and gym. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Friday 29 April
4 days
£179
Friday 22 July
4 days
£189
Friday 05 August
4 days
£189
Price includes three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast, admission to
Highclere Castle, gardens and exhibition, plus the services of a local guide.
Supplement Single Room £45
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Conveniently located for Legoland.
The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant,
coffee shop, cocktail bar and a leisure club
with an indoor swimming pool, sauna,
steam room and fully equipped gymnasium.
All the spacious, comfortable bedrooms
feature en suite facilities, satellite TV,
high-speed internet connection, telephone,
hairdryer, iron & board, mini-bar, plus tea
& coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Friday 19 August
DURATION
ADULT
CHILD (up to 12yrs)
3 days
£209
£129
Child rate applicable when sharing with 2 full paying adults.
Please note triple & quad rooms will have 2 double beds
Price includes two nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
admission to Legoland, plus the flight on the London Eye.
Supplement Single Room £40
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Thames Valley
& Downton Abbey
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Hampton Court
Flower Show
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Chelsea Flower Show
One of the UK’s most popular
flower shows when the best in
gardening and horticulture are
brought together for one week in
May. The show has been held
annually at the Royal Hospital
Chelsea since 1913 and attracts
exhibitors from many countries
around the world. The prestigious
displays are pure inspiration, the
last word in both traditional and
futuristic garden design with
magnificent floral displays, model
gardens and much, much more at
this classic event.
The enchanting Hampton Court
Palace and surrounding parklands
provide an idyllic setting for the
world's largest annual flower
show which benefits from a
wonderful location alongside the
River Thames. With its fabulous
show gardens, floral marquees,
competitions, hanging baskets
and window boxes, a superb range
of flowers, plants and gardening
accessories, plus gifts and
gadgets the Flower Show is
packed with ideas and inspiration.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south to the city of Reading for check in to the four star Hilton
Reading Hotel where we stay for the next two nights.
DAY TWO: Following breakfast we travel to Chelsea and spend the day exploring the
delightful Flower Show, returning to the hotel in time for dinner.
DAY THREE: We check out this morning and travel to the historic city of Oxford, one
of the most charming cities in Britain, famous the world over for its University and
place in history, home to some of the most famous buildings in the world. We depart
mid afternoon and continue our journey home to North Wales.
HILTON READING HHHH
A newly built contemporary hotel which
offers a warm and inviting atmosphere,
just a short drive from the historical city
centre of Reading. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air conditioning, satellite
television, direct dial telephone, radio,
internet access, mini bar and tea & coffee
making facilities. The hotel also features a
restaurant and bar plus a leisure club with
indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room
and gym. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Friday 27 May
DAY ONE: We travel south to Buckinghamshire and visit the picturesque town of
Henley on Thames, then continue on to the four star Marriott Heathrow / Windsor
Hotel where we stay for two nights.
DAY TWO: A full day visit to the spectacular flower show at Hampton Court. Explore
the numerous show gardens, see celebrity experts, watch demonstrations and pick
up practical and innovative ideas from top garden designers.
DAY THREE: A morning visit to Royal Windsor, an opportunity to explore the town
and maybe visit the famous castle or take a cruise on the River Thames before we
depart for our journey home to North Wales.
MARRIOTT HEATHROW / WINDSOR HHHH
The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant,
coffee shop, cocktail bar and a superb
leisure club with an indoor swimming
pool, sauna, steam room and fully
equipped gymnasium. All the spacious,
comfortable bedrooms feature en suite
facilities, satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer,
iron & board, mini-bar, plus tea & coffee
tray. Lift to all floors.
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
3 days
£195
Friday 08 July
Price includes two nights accommodation with English breakfast and dinner,
plus admission to the Chelsea Flower Show.
Supplement Single Room £30
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Itinerary
DURATION
PRICE
3 days
£205
Price includes two nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus entrance to Hampton Court Flower Show.
Supplement Single Room £40
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Woburn, Bletchley
& Duxford Museum
One of the world’s greatest cities
with numerous renowned attractions
such as the "Changing of the Guard",
Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament,
St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square,
Piccadilly Circus and the Tower of
London to name but a few. London’s
theatre’s, museums and art galleries
are the finest in the world and there
is no better place for shopping with
the famous department stores of
Knightsbridge, Oxford Street and
Regent Street, plus the exclusive
designer outlets in Bond Street.
Excursions Included
• A visit to Bletchley Park where seeing one of the Enigma Machines will
undoubtedly be a highlight of the day. Take a look inside the ornate Victorian
Mansion that was headquarters to intelligence staff during the War and wonder
around the many different attractions and displays such as the museum of
computing, the Churchill Collection, a 1940’s garage, the post office, home front
display and the model railway.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure for our journey south to London, arriving in the capital
in the early afternoon for check in to the Hilton Metropole Hotel. The remainder of
the day is then free to commence some shopping or sightseeing and enjoy the
city nightlife.
DAY TWO & THREE: At leisure to explore the Capital - perhaps a visit to the superb
museums or the Tower of London, maybe a sightseeing tour, a river cruise, or a ride
on the London Eye for a bird’s eye view - the choice is just endless.
DAY FOUR: Some further leisure time in the city, afternoon departure from the hotel
at 15.00 for our homeward journey.
HILTON METROPOLE HHHH
• The Imperial War Museum displays nearly 200 military and civil aircraft as well as
maritime exhibits. Hangar one contains the pick of Duxford's British Collection
including Concorde, the Lancaster and Mosquito. The award-winning American Air
Museum houses an outstanding collection of historic American military aircraft from
a First World War biplane to supersonic jets. The Land Warfare Hall houses tanks,
vehicles and artillery displayed in dramatic battlefield scenes and exhibitions include
the Battle of Britain, The Normandy Experience and Monty.
BEDFORD SWAN HOTEL HHHH
The 18th century Swan Hotel is located
on the Embankment overlooking the River
Ouse. Following a recent major
refurbishment all bedrooms are now airconditioned and feature bath & shower,
LCD television, fridge, safe, tea & coffee
tray, plus iron & board. Facilities include
restaurant, lounge and bar, plus a leisure
club with a delightful Roman Bath
inspired swimming pool.
Situated on Edgware Road, a few minutes
walk from Oxford Street. All bedrooms
feature air conditioning, satellite TV, hair
dryer, trouser press, iron & board, mini
bar and tea & coffee tray. Facilities
include two restaurants, snack bar,
lounge, plus swimming pool, sauna,
steam room and fitness centre. Lift.
DEPARTURE
• Delightful Woburn Abbey and the Safari Park. Touring the Abbey covers three
floors, including the vaults, with 18th Century furniture, silver and gold collections
and a wide range of porcelain on display. In particular the Abbey is celebrated for
housing one of the most important private art collections in the world. Stroll through
the delightful gardens and enjoy a drive through the Safari Park for a close
encounter with some of the world's most magnificent and endangered animals.
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Thursday 28 April
4 days
£289
Monday 02 May
5 days
£329
Thursday 04 August
4 days
£289
Monday 08 August
5 days
£329
Thursday 27 October
4 days
£289
Price includes three nights accommodation with full English Breakfast.
Supplement Single Room from £54 per night
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus all admission charges.
Supplement Single Room £60
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
London City Breaks
An interesting new holiday based in Bedfordshire with visits to Bletchley
Park, Woburn Abbey and the Imperial War Museum. Bletchley Park was the
historic site of secret British code-breaking activities during WWII and
home of the famous Enigma decoding machine. Beautiful Woburn Abbey
has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years, steeped in
a vast amount of history and home to world-renowned collections. The
Imperial War Museum at Duxford is Europe's premier aviation museum as
well as having one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and
naval exhibits in the country.
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Norwich, Sandringham
Cambridge &
& Norfolk Lavender
Constable Country
The picturesque Norfolk countryside, a delightful and serene area with
rivers teeming with wildlife, pretty windmills, winding lanes, quaint
villages, plus historic churches and market towns. The charming city of
Norwich is the most complete medieval city in England, dominated by its
splendid 12th century castle and the finely preserved and unique Norman
Cathedral which boasts the largest cloisters in England and the second
tallest spire in the country. Much of the original city wall can still be seen
along with merchant houses and quaint cobblestone lanes with half
timbered shops.
Excursions Included
• We take a drive through the heart of the Norfolk Countryside towards the coast for
a visit to Norfolk Lavender, England's premier lavender farm set amongst beautiful
tranquil gardens. See the famous Lavender Fields and the intriguing Lavender Oil
Distillery. From here we continue to the nearby Sandringham Estate, the much-loved
country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen. Explore the house and the acres of
beautiful gardens plus the Museum with its collections of Royal vehicles, rare
ceramics and memorabilia.
• We travel to the busy yachting centre of Wroxham, the capital of the Norfolk
Broads. Enjoy an included river trip along the tranquil waterways of the Broads, the
UK’s largest nationally protected wetland and an important area for wildlife.
Following the cruise we take a drive via Horning to Potter Heigham, one of the major
boating centre's on the Broads with its famous medieval bridge, then on via Stalham
to the North Norfolk coast and visit the resort of Sheringham.
Discover the lovely Suffolk countryside and beautiful picturesque villages
that are often better known as ’Constable Country’, an area that inspired
the famous painter John Constable and featured in many of his paintings.
The city of Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain,
situated on the picturesque River Cam. A great wealth of architecture is
just part of the splendour of this city, its crowning glory being King’s
College Chapel. Enjoy a stroll along the grass-covered banks of the river
and maybe take a ride in a punt to appreciate the architectural splendour
of the riverside colleges.
Excursions Included
• Full day visit to the splendid city of Cambridge. Discover the countless charms of
this wonderful city where there is a real sense of living history almost everywhere
you look. The University and its 31 colleges dominate the centre with atmospheric
cobbled courts, chapels, gardens and bridges.
• Full day exploring the timeless beauty of rural Suffolk. We travel to Dedham in the
heart of Constable Country whose church tower features in many of his paintings,
then to East Bergholt where he was born and also to Flatford Mill, pictured in his
most famous painting The Hay Wain back in 1821. Finally we stop in the picturesque
Tudor village of Lavenham with its profusion of half-timbered medieval cottages.
• Half day visit to the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral,
delightful Abbey Gardens and the smallest pub in England.
MARRIOTT HUNTINGDON HHHH
HOLIDAY INN NORWICH NORTH HHHH
This luxurious fully air-conditioned hotel is
located on the outskirts of Huntingdon.
Facilities include the Brooke's Restaurant
where you can enjoy a meal in elegant
surroundings, also a Cocktail Lounge, Coffee
Shop, plus a fully equipped leisure club with
gymnasium and 15m swimming pool. All of
the air-conditioned en-suite rooms feature
satellite TV telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar
and tea/coffee tray Lift available.
An excellent four star hotel situated on
the outskirts of Norwich City centre.
Facilities include the Spirit Health Club
with a superb 13-metre swimming pool,
plus, sauna, steam room, spa and fully
equipped gymnasium. All the en suite
bedrooms have been upgraded with new
soft furnishings and air conditioning and
feature satellite TV, telephone, mini bar,
trouser press and tea/coffee tray. Lift.
DEPARTURE
Monday 01 August
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£295
DEPARTURE
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast, plus Norfolk
Broads Cruise and admission to Sandringham House & Gardens
Supplement Single Room £80
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DURATION
PRICE
Monday 02 May
5 days
£249
Sunday 02 October
5 days
£249
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Supplement Single Room £80
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Bristol, Bath &
The Cheddar Gorge
Located at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon Tewkesbury is
regarded as one of the best medieval black and white townscapes in the
country with its fine half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upperstoreys and ornately carved doorways. Tewkesbury's crowning glory has to
be its magnificent 12th century Abbey; a beautiful building with the highest
Norman tower in England that dominates the southern edge of the old town.
In recent years the City of Bristol has undergone a renaissance and has
now become one of the UK’s top visitor destinations. A lively city set
around an historic harbour with fascinating architecture, a rich cultural
heritage and mix of award winning attractions. Bath is regarded as one of
the world's most beautiful cities, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage
Site. Nourished by natural hot springs this magnificent city presents iconic
attractions and some of the finest architectural sights in Europe.
Excursions Included
• A day to explore the medieval townscape of Tewkesbury with its many Tudor
timber-framed buildings and the delightful Abbey with its long nave and
Romanesque tower. Discover the hidden charms along the narrow alleyways where
the eaves of crooked timber buildings nearly touch and maybe visit the Merchants
House and Tewkesbury Museum. In the afternoon we board a riverboat for an
included sightseeing cruise on the River Severn.
• The picturesque Cotswolds, a delightful landscape of rolling hills and lovely honeystoned villages. We visit Bourton on the Water with its model village and railway, also
known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ with its bridges crossing the River Windrush.
On then to Stow on the Wold with its market square, ancient cross, town stocks and
elegant town houses. Finally we see Broadway, famous for its antique shops.
• A visit to the delightful town of Cheltenham, regarded as the most complete
Regency town in England. Cheltenham has many attractions including its superb
architecture; wide tree lined avenues, stylish shopping, plus art galleries and
museums. Pittville Park with its scenic lakes and bridges and colourful flowerbeds is
also home to the Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade 1 listed building opened
in 1830 where visitors today still have the opportunity to "take the famous waters".
• We spend a day in Bristol to explore its attractions. The revitalised harbour is lined
with bars, restaurants and cafes, many housed in converted warehouses, and the
Waterfront is home to two of Britain’s most historic ships, Brunel’s SS Great Britain
and The Matthew. Away from the water’s edge winding streets lead to elegant parks
and squares, historic buildings such as Bristol Cathedral and other key attractions
including the City Museum and Art Gallery.
• A visit to the city of Bath with its iconic attractions and stunning architecture. Stroll
around the flower filled streets, parks and gardens, take a trip back through time in
the museums and maybe visit the Jane Austen Centre, a shrine to the city's most
famous resident. See famous sights such as the Pump Rooms and Roman Baths,
beautiful Bath Abbey, plus the magnificent Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.
• A morning visit to the popular resort of Weston Super. After lunch we take a drive
through the spectacular Cheddar Gorge to Wells, England’s smallest cathedral city,
then on to Glastonbury, a place of legends and mystery, associated with King Arthur
and the Holy Grail.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BRISTOL SOUTH - CADBURY HOUSE HHHH
HILTON PUCKRUP HALL HHHH
Situated at Congresbury in North Somerset, set in
a semi-rural location with a backdrop of
woodland and wonderful views across the Bristol
Channel and beyond. Facilities include the
restaurant, the living room and the lounge bistro
and sports bar, plus the newly opened Marco
Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. All the airconditioned bedrooms feature Sweet Dreams
Experience beds. Refresh shower, flat screen TV,
desk with internet access, tea and coffee
facilities, safe, plus iron & board. Lift available.
Located on the outskirts of Tewkesbury in 140
acres of parkland, the luxurious Hilton Puckrup
Hall has its own 18-hole championship golf
course and spa. Facilities include the Balharries
Restaurant and Terrace Bar, plus indoor pool,
jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, plus the
Escape Spa which offers a range of treatments.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned with flat screen
TV, desk and easy chair, hairdryer and coffee
maker. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Excursions Included
DURATION
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 13 June
5 days
£259
Sunday 17 April
5 days
£239
Monday 26 September
5 days
£259
Monday 08 August
5 days
£259
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus river cruise.
Supplement Single Room £60
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £80
Dinner at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill (subject to availability)
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Tewkesbury &
The Cotswolds
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Lincolnshire Delights
Savour the delights of tranquil Lincolnshire, a land where gentle
landscapes meet meandering rivers and ancient church spires pierce the
skyline. A major part of Lincolnshire are the Fens which have a character
and beauty of their own, criss-crossed by miles of peaceful waterways.
More to the north of the county lie the rolling hills of the Wolds, designated
an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. Approach the city of Lincoln from
any direction and you cant fail to see the magnificent silhouette of the
cathedral stretching to the skies, brooding over 2000 years of history.
Excursions Included
• A visit to the delightful city of Lincoln where the past and present is all around
from the cobbled streets and antiques to the modern art scattered throughout the
city. Lincoln’s historic heart lies within the Bailgate area where you’ll find the
magnificent triple towered Cathedral. Lincoln Castle originally built by William the
Conqueror is one of the finest remaining Norman Castles in the country, used as a
castle, a prison and a court for over 900 years. To view the city from another angle
perhaps visit the Brayford Waterfront and take a sightseeing river cruise.
• We take a drive through the Lincolnshire countryside and visit the market town of
Boston, dominated by the 14th century church, known as ‘The Boston Stump’. With
its incredible 272ft high tower, this is the largest parish church in England. Boston is
also home to the Maud Foster Windmill, the tallest in England built in 1819 and still
working daily. On then to Spalding, located at the centre of the Britain’s flower
industry and famous for its annual flower parade. A peaceful market town on the
River Welland with an attractive waterfront boasting grand Georgian terraces, treelined streets and pretty riverside walks.
• A visit to Stamford, one of the finest Georgian stone towns in England with a fine
selection of 17th and 18th century houses and medieval buildings that reflect its
past – over 600 listed buildings, with six churches standing within a square mile.
BELTON WOODS HOTEL HHHH
A beautifully appointed hotel set in 475
acres of tranquil Lincolnshire countryside,
boasting three challenging and picturesque
golf courses. In addition to superb golfing
facilities, Belton Woods offers Spa and
fitness facilities with treatment rooms,
swimming pool and gymnasium. All the
luxurious en suite bedrooms feature
satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press, iron &
board, plus hospitality tray. Lift available. All
rooms on ground or first floor.
DEPARTURE
Monday 18 July
The charming Victorian resort of Southport is renowned for its beautiful
coastline, lovely parks and gardens, the large seafront marine lake, plus
miles of golden sands and Britain's longest pier. Completely refurbished
this fabulous pier features a tram which travels the mile long journey to the
seaward end where there is a pavilion. Leafy tree-lined Lord Street with its
Victorian Arcades is one of the country’s finest shopping boulevards,
flanked by shops on one side and gardens and fountains on the other,
which forms the heart of this unspoiled, traditional seaside town, the best
known resort on the Lancashire coast.
Excursions Included
• A visit to the vibrant city of Liverpool with an included guided tour of all the main
sights. Renowned for its architecture Liverpool has numerous listed buildings, plus
the Waterfront, the historic Albert Dock, two Cathedrals, plus numerous art galleries
and museums. An opportunity to hop aboard a Mersey Ferry and take a River
Explorer Cruise for some magnificent views of the city.
• A drive into the picturesque Yorkshire Dales where we visit the popular market
towns of Settle with its famous viaduct and Skipton with its canal basin, tree lined
high street and 900 year old castle.
SCARISBRICK HOTEL HHH
Ideally situated in the heart of Southport's
tree-lined main boulevard, this traditional
hotel offers high standards of
accommodation, cuisine and service.
Facilities include a coffee lounge,
restaurant, choice of three bars, plus a
Leisure Club with air-conditioned gym,
leisure pool, spa, sauna and steam room.
All bedrooms are en-suite with satellite TV,
telephone, trouser press, hairdryer and
tea/coffee facilities. Lift also available.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 11 April
5 days
£199
Sunday 22 May
5 days
£275
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 03 July
5 days
£275
5 days
£279
Sunday 11 September
5 days
£275
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £100
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Floral Southport
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Supplement Single Room £nil (Limited availability)
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
County Durham
Northumbria is the most northerly county in England with a delightful
coastline boasting miles of award winning beaches, rocky headlands,
delightful coves, fishing villages and medieval castles, all designated as an
Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the delights of this coastline
and enjoy a visit to the magnificent historic city of Durham with its
numerous attractions including the stunning Norman castle and Cathedral,
a listed World Heritage Site that has dominated the skyline for nine centuries.
Excursions Included
Excursion Included
• We take a drive along the coast via Amble, Warkworth and Alnmouth to visit
delightful Alnwick with its magnificent castle and gardens. Alnwick town itself is a
medieval market town with many fine Georgian buildings. The castle, which was
used a location for Harry Potter films, is one of the largest inhabited castles in
England, proudly known as 'The Windsor of the North'. In the stunning gardens you
can see the Grand Cascade, the Poison Garden, the Ornamental Garden, water
sculptures, the Bamboo Labyrinth, and explore the amazing tree house, the
largest in Europe.
MARRIOTT ROYAL COUNTY HHHH
Situated on the banks of the River Wear with
delightful views of the Castle and Cathedral.
Part of hotel dates back to the 17th century,
offering modern amenities while preserving
historic charm and exquisite features such as
antiques and original prints. Leisure facilities
include an indoor pool, spa and sauna and
there is a pleasant conservatory and bar in
which to relax. All bedrooms feature satellite
TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and
mini bar, plus adjustable climate control and
Internet service. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
• We take a drive along the coast via Amble, Warkworth and Alnmouth to visit
delightful Alnwick with its magnificent castle and gardens. Alnwick is a nice medieval
market town with many fine Georgian buildings. The castle, which was used a
location for Harry Potter films, is one of the largest inhabited castles in England,
proudly known as 'The Windsor of the North'. In the gardens you can see the Grand
Cascade, the Poison Garden, the Ornamental Garden, water sculptures, the Bamboo
Labyrinth, and the amazing tree house.
• A short day to Newcastle Upon Tyne with its magnificent Millennium Bridge.
Perhaps take a river cruise, explore Gateshead Quays and Visitor Centre, plus the
Baltic Centre with its five floors of modern art and magnificent views of the Tyne.
• A half day visit to Hartlepool and its marina development, home to the awardwinning Historic Quay, a reproduction of an 18th century seaport portraying the
experience of life at the time of Nelson, Napoleon and the Battle of Trafalgar.
The centrepiece of the Quay is HMS Trincomalee, Europe's oldest floating warship
built in 1817.
MARRIOTT SUNDERLAND HHHH
Sunderland's only four star hotel located
on the seafront at Seaburn overlooking
Whitburn Sands, two miles north of the
city centre. Facilities include the
Promenade Restaurant and Mariners Bar,
plus indoor swimming pool and
gymnasium. All the bedrooms are airconditioned and feature Marriott’s luxury
bedding, flat screen satellite TV, trouser
press, hairdryer, telephone, iron & board,
plus tea / coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 04 July
4 days
£219
DEPARTURE
Monday 17 October
4 days
£219
Monday 25 July
Price includes three nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £75
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£289
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £100 / Sea View £50
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Northumbrian Coast
The panoramic view of Durham Castle
and Cathedral has been described as
'one of the finest architectural
experiences of Europe,' and together
they are now listed as a World Heritage
site. History is written into the narrow
cobbled streets of this beautiful city,
located on the picturesque River Wear.
The magnificent Norman Cathedral is
undoubtedly the highlight of the
attractions and around the compact city
centre there are museums, galleries,
delightful medieval buildings, plus the
quaint cobbled streets and ancient
bridges of the old town.
Yorkshire Highlights
A five day break to Yorkshire that includes some excursions with a TV
theme, based at the luxurious Marriott Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club,
set in its own tranquil surroundings at Shipley in the heart of Yorkshire.
Discover some of the highlights of this delightful county in the North of
England with its wonderful scenery that has been a natural setting for
many films and TV shows over the years.
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Our outward journey takes us into the northern Peak District for a visit to
the Pennine village of Holmfirth, the location for the popular BBC TV series ‘Last of
the Summer Wine’, the world's longest-running sitcom. Continue to Hollins Hall with
time to relax before dinner.
DAY TWO: We drive to the nearby village of Esholt, originally used for some of the
exterior filming of Yorkshire TV's popular soap opera ‘Emmerdale’. (All filming now
takes place at a purpose built set). Continue to the famous village of Haworth,
see the Bronte Parsonage where the Bronte sisters grew up and wrote most of their
famous works including Wuthering Heights. We then spend the afternoon in the city
of Bradford with an optional visit to the Industrial Museum.
DAY THREE: We drive across the Yorkshire Moors to the popular seaside town of
Whitby with its maze of alleyways, narrow streets and busy quayside, all overlooked
by its ancient abbey ruins. From here its on to Goathland, better known as
Aidensfield in the ITV drama ‘Heartbeat’ Here we board the North Yorkshire Moors
Steam Railway and step back in time for a ride to Pickering, the on back to the hotel.
DAY FOUR: We spend the day in the magnificent City of York with its numerous
award winning attractions. Stroll around the delightful old cobbled streets with their
half timbered houses, take a cruise on the river, marvel at the Gothic masterpiece of
York Minster or maybe visit the excellent museums.
DAY FIVE: We check out and travel to the delightful market town Skipton with its
canal basin, tree lined high street and 900 year old castle. Some time to explore
before we continue on home to North Wales.
MARRIOTT HOLLINS HALL HHHH
Yorkshire’s premier seaside resort with
two splendid bays separated by a
headland and the ruins of
Scarborough’s medieval castle. South
Bay is the oldest resort area with shops,
cafes and Victorian lifts to take you
down to the beach and the promenade.
The resort has a bustling harbour and
boasts some of the finest parks and
gardens in the country, together with
excellent shopping facilities and a good
choice of entertainment.
Excursions Included
• We take a leisurely drive along the southern tip of the Yorkshire Moors and visit the
picturesque villages of Thornton Le Dale and Helmsley. On then to see Castle
Howard, regarded as Yorkshire's finest historic house & estate. Home to the Howard
family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence
set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscapes with stunning architecture,
world-renowned collections and idyllic gardens.
• A scenic drive along the Yorkshire coastline to the unspolit seaside resort of Filey
with its quaint fishermans cottages and Edwardian houses. We continue to
Flamborough Headland to see the magnificent views, the lighthouse and the 400 ft
chalk cliffs, then finally we visit the popular resort of Bridlington with its long
promenade, golden beaches, bustling harbour and the historic old town to explore.
ESPLANADE HOTEL HHH
Situated on the South Cliff with superb
views of the bay and just a short walk
from the town centre and beach.
The hotel is three star rated and ETB four
crowns (commended). One of the main
features is the bay window in the Landau
Restaurant that provides superb views of
the castle and harbour. All the bedrooms
are en-suite with colour TV, telephone,
tea / coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
Originally built in 1878 this excellent
hotel features two restaurants and the
Hollins Bar, a leisure club with
gymnasium, swimming pool, sauna,
steam room, solariums and Beauty suite,
plus an 18-hole championship golf
course. All the en suite bedrooms feature
satellite TV, hair dryer, trouser press, iron
& board, mini bar and hospitality tray.
Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Scarborough
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 06 June
5 days
£279
Friday 22 April
5 days
£259
Monday 08 August
5 days
£289
Monday 15 August
5 days
£259
Monday 26 September
5 days
£259
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus the steam train ride.
Supplement Single Room £100
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Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus admission to Castle Howard.
Supplement Single Room £nil (limited availability)
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Isle of Man
The largest of the Channel Islands Jersey is situated on the edge of the
Gulf Stream just a few miles off the coast of France. The Island enjoys a
pleasant warm climate with the best sunshine record in the British Isles
and is conveniently just a short flight away. There are some 45 miles of
coastline with sweeping bays in the south giving way to dramatic cliffs in
the north, offering spectacular scenery plus an abundance of historical
sights. St Helier has plenty to interest with museums, galleries, lovely
parks and gardens, plus the absence of VAT is a distinct bonus when it
comes to exploring the shopping precinct.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel to Manchester Airport for the outward flight to Jersey. On arrival
at St Helier you will be met by you resort representative and transferred to your
chosen hotel.
During your stay your representative will reserve seats on any excursions that you
may wish to join. A wide choice of full and half day tours are available on Jersey,
plus you can take a day trip to Guernsey or to the sleepy island of Sark where there
are no cars, just bicycles and horse drawn carts.
DAY EIGHT: We return to the airport for the flight back to Manchester and the coach
transfer back to North Wales.
AMBASSADEUR HOTEL - ST CLEMENT HHH
Enjoying a fabulous sea front location this hotel overlooks the wide sands of St
Clement’s Bay and is just a few minutes bus ride from the centre of St Helier.
Facilities include a quiet lounge, restaurant and bar, plus a sun terrace and outdoor
swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and hospitality tray.
Entertainment is provided on some evenings. Lift to all floors.
MONTEREY HOTEL HHH
Located on the outskirts of St Helier within easy walking distance of the town
centre. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam room and mini
gym, reception lounges, restaurant and bar. All bedrooms en suite with satellite TV,
hairdryer, telephone and tea / coffee tray. Lifts available.
DEPARTURE
In the heart of the Irish Sea off the north west coast of England lies the
Isle of Man. A unique self-governing kingdom with its own parliament,
renowned for its relaxed pace of life and a wealth of attractions including
the island’s Victorian railway systems and the world’s largest working
water wheel. Enjoy fabulous scenery with enchanting glens, uncrowded
beaches, medieval castles and beautiful parks and gardens. Our holiday
base is the resort of Douglas, the capital of the island. A lively town with
a magnificent bay and promenade, colourful gardens, plus the award
winning Manx museum and those famous old horse drawn open trams.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Travel to Heysham where we board the Steam Packet ferry for an
afternoon sailing to Douglas on the Isle of Man. On arrival we make the short journey
along the promenade to the Sefton Hotel where we stay for the next four nights.
DAY TWO: At leisure to relax and explore Douglas, perhaps take a ride on a horse
drawn tram or the Victorian railway to the summit of Snaefell Mountain.
DAY THREE: A full day tour to see the famous Laxey Wheel, the world's largest
surviving water wheel, before heading to the harbour town of Ramsey. After lunch
we continue to Grove House, an early Victorian villa which is now a museum, then
visit the historic fishing port of Peel, famous for its Castle and those delicious
Manx kippers.
DAY FOUR: Another full day tour that takes us to the south of the island. Gain some
fascinating insights into Manx traditions at the Cregneash Village Folk Museum and
visit Calf Sound at the southern tip of the island before continuing to Castletown, the
island’s former capital.
DAY FIVE: Following breakfast this morning we board our ferry for the return
crossing to Heysham and then continue our journey home to North Wales.
SEFTON HOTEL HHHH
The four star Sefton Hotel is perfectly situated
in a prime location on the promenade.
The hotel is a sympathetic mixture of a fine
restored Victorian hotel and a new extension
set round a unique indoor atrium water
garden. All the en suite bedrooms feature
satellite television, direct dial telephone,
internet access, hair dryer, iron and board,
trouser press, safe and tea / coffee making
facilities. The hotel also features an award
winning restaurant, bar area, library and spa.
Lift to all floors.
DURATION
AMBASSADEUR
MONTEREY
Saturday 14 May
8 days
£529
£579
Saturday 18 June
8 days
£569
£629
Saturday 16 July
8 days
£579
£649
Saturday 20 August
8 days
£579
£649
DEPARTURE
Saturday 17 September
8 days
£529
£619
Transfers to and from Manchester Airport, return flights to Jersey with local hotel
transfers, seven nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast, plus the services
of a local representative. Supplements (per person): Ambassadeur - Single Room £8
per night / Sea View £5 per night Monterey – Single Room on request / Superior
room £3 per night
Arvonia Coaches Ltd act as retail agents for Destination Specialists –
ATOL protected 9503
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 26 June
5 days
£409
Sunday 21 August
5 days
£419
Sunday 18 September
5 days
£419
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and full English breakfast,
plus return ferry crossings. (Does not include any admission charges)
Supplement Single Room (sole occupancy of double room) £220
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Jersey by Air
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Warner Leisure Hotels
Exclusively for Adults
Some of the beautiful properties in the Warner Leisure Hotels portfolio are Grade I
and II listed buildings, while others are remarkable for their stunning countryside
or coastal settings.
All are surrounded by immaculate gardens and have a relaxed and informal
ambience, some of the Historic Country Hotels have also been awarded the
prestigious AA 4-Star status and Rosettes for dining.
All hotels feature indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities plus swimming
pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. At Warner the emphasis is on great
entertainment, every evening is different offering an exciting variety of live
performances with music, dancing and comedy.
Nidd Hall - Harrogate
Thoresby Hall - Nottingham
Built in the grandest Baronial
Style, parts of this grade II listed
Georgian Hall date back to the
14th century. Situated on the
outskirts of Harrogate, the house
is surrounded by 45 acres of
beautiful gardens and lawns that
culminate in an ornamental lake,
providing the perfect
surroundings.
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A magnificent Victorian country
house standing in extensive grounds
at Newark, on the edge of Sherwood
Forest. The ornate architecture of
Thoresby Hall is truly stunning,
explore this Grade 1 listed mansion
and experience the grandeur of the
Great Hall and elegant State Rooms.
Thoresby is not only a celebrated
hotel but also a luxurious spa retreat.
Excursions Included
Excursions Included
• Full day City of York
• Short day Herriott Country
• Optional half day Harrogate
• Full day City of Lincoln
• Full day Matlock, Bakewell & Chesterfield
• Optional half day Nottingham
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Holme Lacy House – Hereford
Sinah Warren – Hayling Island
This well-appointed and
comfortable Warner Character
Hotel is located on the tip of
Hampshire’s Hayling Island,
overlooking the beautiful
Langstone Harbour and the
sparkling waters of the Solent.
Originally a 15th Century health
farm run by monks and now an
excellent hotel with numerous
amenities in a lovely seaside
location, described as a tranquil
paradise of pines and flowers,
sea-birds and butterflies
Set in the heart of the Wye Valley
near Hereford, this fabulous
country mansion combines
graceful grandeur with a relaxed
and intimate atmosphere. A grade
I listed building, dating back to
the 17th century, with high ceiling
halls, stunning staircases and
drawing rooms. With stunning
views of the parklands and
gardens Holme Lacy combines
the tranquillity of the countryside
with the benefits of a top class
hotel.
• Full day Tewkesbury & Gloucester
• Short day City of Worcester
• Optional half day Ross on Wye
• Full day Portsmouth
• Short day Winchester
• Optional half day Chichester
Littlecote House – Wiltshire
Alvaston Hall – Nantwich
A delightful half-timbered
Victorian country house located
in leafy Cheshire near the old
riverside town of Nantwich and
the restful Water Gardens at
Stapeley. The magnificent
entrance and reception hall
features a superb stained-glass
window and a large fireplace
enlivened with Italian ironwork,
you can also appreciate the
Victorians’ love for
Elizabethanesque panelling and
ceilings and the fine ‘Baroque’
boudoir, and superb Georgianstyle fireplaces and ceilings.
A 15th century Tudor mansion
located at Hungerford in the
picturesque rolling hills of
Wiltshire. The elegant Tudor
architecture and stunning
parkland setting make it easy to
see why Henry VIII thought it the
perfect place to court Jane
Seymour. Experience the
tranquillity of the Cromwellian
chapel, plus the Long Gallery,
Dutch Parlour and the Chinese
Drawing Room.
Excursions Included
• Full day Winchester & Salisbury
• Full day Royal Windsor
• Optional half day Marlborough
Excursions Included
• Full day Buxton & Peak District
• Full day Shrewsbury & Telford
Cricket St. Thomas Somerset
Located near Chard in
Somerset, this Manor House
is famous as the setting for
the TV series to ‘The Manor
Born’. Nestling in its own
picturesque valley this
beautiful building retains
historic features such as the
Grand Hall and sweeping
staircase, plus the lovely oak
panelled dining room. Guests
can also visit a wildlife park
located within the grounds.
Excursions Included
• Full day Sidmouth & Exmouth
• Full day Dorchester & Weymouth
• Optional half day Lyme Regis
WARNER PRICES 2011
NIDD HALL - HARROGATE
Monday 04 April
Monday 19 Sept
5 days
£314
5 days
£359
THORESBY HALL - NOTTINGHAM
Monday 13 June
5 days
£359
HOLME LACY HOUSE - HEREFORD
Monday 25 July
5 days
£359
LITTLECOTE HOUSE - WILTSHIRE
Monday 10 October
5 days
£359
CRICKET ST. THOMAS - SOMERSET
Monday 09 May
Monday 01 August
5 days
£339
5 days
£359
SINAH WARREN - HAYLING ISLAND
Monday 11 April
5 days
£282
ALVASTON HALL - NANTWICH
Monday 28 October
4 days
£269
All Warner Holidays include accommodation in en suite bedrooms with dinner and
breakfast, use of all leisure facilities, plus cabaret & entertainment every night.
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Excursions Included
Excursions Included
Edinburgh
Military Tattoo
Tall Ships 2011
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Glasgow
City Break
The Tall Ships Races are an internationally
acclaimed annual competition held every summer
in European waters which has visited hundreds of
ports in its 53 year history. Between 70 and 100
vessels crewed by young people from over 30
countries world-wide take part in this unique
event. In 2011 Greenock will be hosting part of the
Tall Ships' Races, a great opportunity to see some
of the world's most beautiful sailing ships with
their graceful lines, huge masts and miles of
rigging bedecked with bunting which is sure to be
a truly magnificent spectacle.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel north through the Border Region
into Scotland and on to the city of Glasgow for check in
to the luxurious five star Hilton Hotel where we stay for
the next two nights.
DAY TWO: We spend the day at the nearby port of
Greenock in Inverclyde, situated along the broad
coastal reach of the River Clyde with lovely views
towards the Argyll Hills and Scottish Highlands. Enjoy
the Tall Ships experience on the port’s Waterfront and
the great atmosphere of the Tall Ships village where
visitors will be able to board some of the beautiful
vessels. The day is scheduled to conclude with a grand
firework display to light up the docks.
DAY THREE: This morning we return to Greenock to
watch the famous 'Parade of Sail', see the whole fleet
in glorious full sail as they bid a grand farewell and
leave port, a truly glorious sight. We then say farewell
to Greenock and commence our homeward journey.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first
performed in 1950 as the Army’s contribution to
the Edinburgh Music Festival. Today, with its
unique blend of music, ceremony, entertainment
and theatre, set against the backdrop of
Edinburgh Castle, it is without doubt one of the
world’s greatest shows. Enjoy the colour, pomp
and pageantry when massed pipes and drums,
dancers and display teams put on a dazzling
spectacle that ends with the lone piper high on
the battlements above the Castle, a sight that
creates lasting memories of a wonderful
evening’s entertainment.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head north through the Scottish Border
Region and on to the city of Edinburgh for check in to
the Kings Manor Hotel where we stay for two nights.
Dinner included at the hotel tonight.
DAY TWO: Following breakfast a short transfer into the
city centre to spend the day at leisure exploring the
famous city sights or alternatively you may wish to join
our optional guided city tour. This evening enjoy the
highlight of the visit and take your seats at the castle
for the Military Tattoo Performance.
The coach will provide transfers to and from the
castle, however please note there is a short hill to walk
up to the castle entrance.
DAY THREE: Following breakfast we check out and
head south back through the Border region and on
home to North Wales.
HILTON GLASGOW HHHHH
KINGS MANOR HOTEL HHH
A superb five star rated hotel centrally situated just
minutes away from the shopping and entertainment
areas of the city. This stylish hotel features Minsky’s
Brasserie, Camerons Restaurants and a nice
relaxing bar, plus the Living Well health club with
swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness
suite. All of the luxury air-conditioned bedrooms
feature flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, trouser
press, mini bar and hospitality tray. Lift available
Situated in Edinburgh`s Portobello district in the
eastern suburbs of the city, close to Holyrood Park.
Facilities include a health club with indoor pool, spa
bath, steam room, and sauna, plus a restaurant,
bar/lounge, and coffee shop. All bedrooms feature
satellite TV, telephone and tea /coffee tray and
trouser press. Lift to all floors
(Please note the hotel is totally non-smoking)
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Fri 08 July
3 days
£179
Price includes two nights accommodation with
English breakfast
Supplement Single Room £40
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DEPARTURE
Fri 12 August
DURATION
3 days
Today the City of Glasgow has become one of the
liveliest and most cosmopolitan short break
destinations in Europe, reborn as a centre of
style and vitality set against a backdrop of
outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow
boasts world famous art collections, the best
shopping in the United Kingdom outside London,
and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in
Scotland. A must see is the splendour of
Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie
Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique
attractions throughout Scotland's largest city.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We head north through the Border Region
into Scotland and on to the Glasgow Hilton where
we stay for the next two nights.
DAY TWO: A full day at leisure to explore the city.
Art and culture are important in Glasgow life where
galleries and museums are in abundance with a choice
of over 20 including the renowned Burrell Collection.
Explore the Waterfront and perhaps take a river trip or
a city sightseeing tour bus. No visit would be complete
without experiencing the city's shopping with high
street stores, designer labels, and speciality outlets to
explore, with welcome pit-stops in the cafe culture
around the Italian Centre, Merchant Square and the
Buchanan Galleries.
DAY THREE: A further morning at leisure in the city to
relax or explore some more. We depart mid afternoon
and commence our homeward journey.
HILTON GLASGOW HHHHH
A superb five star rating hotel centrally situated just
minutes away from the shopping and entertainment
areas of the city. This stylish hotel features Minsky’s
Brasserie, Camerons Restaurants and a nice
relaxing bar, plus the Living Well health club with
swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness
suite. All of the luxury air-conditioned bedrooms
feature flat screen TV, telephone, hair dryer, trouser
press, mini bar, hospitality tray. Lift available.
PRICE
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
£269
Fri 08 July
3 days
£179
Fri 23 September
3 days
£179
Price includes two nights accommodation with
breakfast, dinner on Friday evening, plus admission
to the Tattoo on Saturday evening.
Supplement per person: Single Room £65
Price includes two nights accommodation
with breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £40
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Explore two of Scotland’s most famous cities, spend a day in the land of
Scots heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy and experience the natural
beauty of the Trossachs in Scotland’s first National Park. Set against a
backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture the City of Glasgow is one
of Europe’s most popular visitor destinations, full of culture with over 20
museums & galleries. The capital city of Edinburgh offers numerous
attractions including its magnificent castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, the
Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.
Excursions Included
• A visit to the city of Glasgow where galleries and museums are in abundance
including the renowned Burrell Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery which holds
works from Van Gogh, Monet and Botticelli. The Glenlee Tall Ship in Glasgow Harbour
is another main attraction, giving an insight into the early days of ship building in the
city. Explore the Waterfront and perhaps take a river trip or a city sightseeing tour.
• We travel via the picturesque Campsie Fells into the Trossachs, known as
‘Scotland in miniature’ A visit to Aberfoyle before we travel over the Duke’s Pass and
on to Loch Katrine, to experience the natural beauty which inspired Sir Walter Scott’s
poems. (Optional boat cruise). We continue to Stirling with is the magnificent castle
sitting high on a craggy rock, plus the impressive Wallace Monument, built in
commemoration of the legendary Scottish hero.
Loch Fyne & Argyll
A delightful new scenic tour to the idyllic west coast of Scotland, an area of
outstanding natural beauty where mountain peaks soar majestically in the
distance and spectacular scenery is all around. To explore this beautiful
area our chosen hotel is set in a tranquil location near Inveraray, directly
above the shores of picturesque Loch Fyne, renowned for the growing of
oysters in its clear fertile waters. Located in the Argyll and Bute region of
Scotland, Loch Fyne extends some 41 miles inland from the Sound of Bute,
making it the second longest sea loch in Scotland.
Excursions Included
• A morning to explore Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll's unique gothic style
castle and the Inveraray Jail Living Museum, one of Scotland’s top attractions with
costumed characters plus sounds and smells that bring the old courtroom and
former county prison back to life. Afternoon drive to Tarbet and along the shores of
Loch Lomond to Luss, featured in the TV soap ‘Take the High Road’.
• We travel via Loch Awe and the Pass of Brander to Oban, the oldest and most
popular resort in the Western Highlands situated in a lovely picturesque bay.
We return via Lochgilphead and along the shores of Loch Fyne.
• We take a lovely scenic drive via the Argyll Forest Park and the shores of
magnificent Loch Eck which cuts through the centre of the Cowal Peninsula. We visit
the enchanting Benmore Botanic Gardens, then continue on to the popular resort of
Dunoon with its nice long promenade, Victorian Pier and wonderful panoramic views
across the Firth of Clyde.
• A full day visit to Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital city that is a real delight to explore
with architecture that varies from the lofty buildings of the medieval Old Town, to the
grace of the Georgian New Town. See attractions such as the Palace of
Holyroodhouse, famous Edinburgh Castle, the 17th century warrens of the Old Town
and the historic Royal Mile, the walk of kings and queens that is a must to enjoy
Edinburgh at its historical best.
• We travel via Glen Aray and along the shores of Loch Awe, then climb over the
Pass of Brander and on to Oban. One of Scotland’s most popular holiday resorts
Oban is situated in a lovely sheltered bay in the Western Highlands where the views
of the mountains, lochs and islands have captivated artists, authors, composers and
poets for centuries. We return to our hotel via Lochgilphead and along the shores of
Loch Fyne.
THE WESTERWOOD HOTEL & GOLF RESORT HHHH
LOCH FYNE HOTEL HHH
The Westerwood Hotel is situated in a
peaceful location with fine views of the
Campsie Hills and with its own 18-hole
championship golf course as a delightful
backdrop. All the en-suite bedrooms include
bath with separate shower, satellite
television, telephone, trouser press or ironing
facilities, hairdryer, plus tea & coffee tray.
The hotel also features a bar and restaurant
plus a leisure club with an indoor pool, spa
and fitness centre. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
This excellent 3 star hotel enjoys a
beautiful lochside location close to the
village of Inveraray. The hotel has a large
bar/lounge in which to relax overlooking
the loch and a traditionally decorated
ground floor restaurant. Each of the 71
bedrooms feature all the modern facilities
including satellite TV, tea/coffee tray,
telephone, hairdryer and trouser press.
The spa and leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and
steam room, plus an outdoor hot tub giving guests the chance to enjoy a lazy
summer evening in a state of total relaxation. Lift available.
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 16 May
5 days
£239
DEPARTURE
Monday 10 October
5 days
£239
Sunday 19 June
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £80
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£335
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £75
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Glasgow, Edinburgh
& The Trossachs
Ayrshire Coast
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Dunoon, Oban
& The Kyles of Bute
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, the popular resort of Dunoon lies
in a delightful picturesque setting on the Cowal Peninsula, regarded as one
of the finest scenic locations in Scotland. Surrounded by the rolling hills
and woodlands of the Argyll Forest Park Dunoon is located on the western
shores of the Firth of Clyde, where Loch Long and Holy Loch join the sea.
There are two fine bays, some lovely gardens, a nice long promenade for
that relaxing stroll, plus the Victorian Pier with its wonderful panoramic
views across the Firth of Clyde.
Excursions Included
• We take a lovely scenic drive via the Argyll Forest Park and the shores of
magnificent Loch Eck which cuts right through the centre of the Cowal Peninsula.
We continue around the tip of Loch Fyne to Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll's
splendid castle and Inveraray Jail, then on to the popular holiday resort of Oban, set
on a curved esplanade around the bay with fine views towards the Western Isles.
• A day of spectacular scenery following narrow winding roads through the hills
towards Glendaruel, then on to Colintraive for a short ferry ride across the Kyles of
Bute to the Isle of Bute. Here we visit the principal town of Rothesay with its splendid
Victorian frontage, the glorious esplanade gardens and 800 year old ruin of Rothesay
castle. From here relax and enjoy the views as we take a drive around the coastline
of this lovely island before returning to the mainland.
ESPLANADE HOTEL HHH
A long established family owned and run
hotel offering a warm, friendly welcome
and service, situated on Dunoon’s traffic
free west bay promenade with superb
views over the Clyde. There is a sun
terrace above the hotel gardens plus the
restaurant and bar with entertainment
provided on most evenings including a
traditional Scottish evening with Pipers
and highland dancers. The hotel bar is also renowned for its selection of some
120 Scottish malt whiskies. All bedrooms are en suite with television, telephone
and tea/coffee tray. A lift serves most rooms. (Please note this hotel is
completely non smoking)
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 18 April
5 days
£219
Sunday 07 August
5 days
£289
Monday 03 October
5 days
£219
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
including a Highland Night, plus return ferry crossings from Gourock to Dunoon
and Colintraive to the Isle of Bute.
Supplement per person: Single Room £20 / Sea View Room £32
Premier Sea View Room £52
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A delightful corner of Scotland situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast,
famous for its golf courses, ancient castles and as the birthplace of Robert
Burns, Scotland's National Bard. The beautiful Ayrshire countryside was
the inspiration for many of his fine verses, an area with stunning views of
soft rolling hills and dramatic coastlines. Ayrshire is also the gateway to
some of Scotland’s finest islands and this holiday offers an opportunity to
visit the delightful Isle of Arran with its rugged and mountainous scenery,
one of the most southerly Scottish Islands known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.
Excursions Included
• A visit to the popular seaside resort of Ayr, the largest of the Clyde Coast towns,
located in the heart of Burns Country. On then to nearby Alloway, birthplace of world
famous Robert Burns, Scotland’s celebrated bard. The heritage park offers visitors an
opportunity to experience the heritage of Burns in the environment that provided his
inspiration. Pay a visit to the bard’s birthplace at Burns Cottage and see the original
manuscript of his best-known work “Auld Lang Syne”, plus the recently opened
museum that houses the most important Burns collection in the world.
• We take a drive along the Ayrshire Coast to visit the magnificent 18th century
Culzean Castle, perched on a rocky promontory set amongst some 600 acres of
woodland and formal gardens, with superb panoramic views of the Firth of Clyde and
Isle of Arran. One of the grandest country houses in Ayrshire the castle houses an
armoury display that is the largest collection of its type in existence, plus the Oval
Staircase, the masterpiece of Scottish architect Robert Adam who also designed
many of the rooms.
Optional Excursion
• A full day visit to the Isle of Arran, travelling by ferry from the port of Ardrossan.
Known as 'Scotland in miniature'. Arran is a fascinating and surprising island, it has
an unrivalled range of landscapes, covering the whole spectrum of Scottish scenery.
Enjoy a tour of the granite peaks and deep valleys in the north, the sandy bays
around the coast, the heather-clad moorlands in the south, plus a visit to Brodick,
the island’s principal town. An opportunity to visit Brodick Castle and it’s colourful
landscaped gardens.
MENZIES IRVINE HOTEL HHHH
Located on the outskirts of Irvine
approximately 10 to 15 minutes walk from
the town centre. The hotel features its own
9 hole golf course and facilities include a
Brasserie restaurant, cocktail bar and a
spacious lounge area. All the comfortable
bedrooms feature satellite television, iron
& board, hairdryer and tea / coffee tray.
(The hotel does not have a lift but all
rooms are on the ground or first floor).
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 18 July
5 days
£259
Monday 05 September
5 days
£259
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus admission to Culzean Castle & Gardens.
Supplement Single Room £60
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Oban Bay
A delightful holiday to the Highlands
with the undoubted highlight being
a return trip from Fort William to
Mallaig in the first class section of
the famous Jacobite Steam Train.
Voted as the top railway journey in
the world this 84 mile round trip
takes you past a list of impressive
extremes. It starts near the highest
mountain in Britain (Ben Nevis),
visits Britain's most westerly mainland railway station (Arisaig), passes
close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain (Loch Morar) and the
shortest river in Britain (River Morar) and finally arrives next to the deepest
seawater loch in Europe - Loch Nevis.
Excursions Included
• We drive north to Fort Augustus where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Ness and
see the remarkable ‘ladder of locks’. We then continue along the shores of Loch Ness
in search of the elusive legendary monster before arriving in the ancient city of
Inverness, the bustling capital of the Highlands with its castle and fine specialist shops.
• The highlight of the holiday – the Jacobite Steam Train departing from Fort William
mid-morning. The train stops at Glenfinnan village where Bonnie Prince Charlie
raised his standard in 1745, then crosses the famous 21 arch viaduct (used in the
Harry Potter movies) from where there are spectacular views down to Loch Shiel.
Another stop at Arisaig station then on past the silver sands of Morar to Mallaig.
Some time to explore this busy fishing port and ferry terminal to Skye before
boarding the train again for the journey back to Fort William.
ALEXANDRA HOTEL HHH
Monday 11 July
• Full day via Loch Linnhe to Fort William, nestling beneath the mighty Ben Nevis,
an opportunity to take a cable car ride into the Nevis Range for some spectacular
views. Continue to Glencoe, the most famous glen in Scotland with some of the
finest scenery in the central Highlands. Enjoy a visit to the award winning Glencoe
Visitor Centre.
• Short day to the shores of Loch Fyne for a visit to Inveraray, one of Scotland's most
beautiful historic towns. Attractions include the Gothic style Inveraray Castle, home of
the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, the Maritime Museum and the Inveraray Jail Living
Museum, one of Scotland’s top attractions with costumed characters, sounds and
smells that bring the old courtroom and former county prison back to life.
Optional Excursion
• The Isle of Mull, travelling by ferry from Oban to Craignure. Enjoy a lovely scenic
drive across the Isle of Mull, travelling through Glen More and along the shores of
picturesque Loch Scridain to Fionnphort. From here a short ferry crossing the Holy
Island of Iona, an historic place of pilgrimage with its Abbey, Benedictine Nunnery
and the Reilig Oran - the burial place of Kings.
CALEDONIAN HOTEL HHH
Known as Oban's landmark building, the historic Caledonian Hotel enjoys a superb
central location by the harbour, This fine hotel offers stylish, contemporary comfort
with facilities including two restaurants, a bar and lounge area.
All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea / coffee tray. Lift available.
ROYAL HOTEL HHH
Originally built in 1895 the Royal’s Victorian facade dominates the town square.
It is nicely located in the centre of town, close to the harbour and ferry terminal.
Facilities include a lounge bar and restaurant, all bedrooms feature en suite
facilities, television, telephone and tea/coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
Ideally located in the centre of Fort
William close to all the shops and
amenities. Facilities include two
restaurants and a bar, plus comfortable
lounge areas. All bedrooms are en suite
with satellite TV, telephone, radio and
tea / coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Excursions Included
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£359
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus first class return tickets for the Jacobite Steam Railway.
Supplement Single Room £32
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
DEPARTURE
HOTEL
DURATION
PRICE
Monday 04 July
Royal
5 days
£299
Monday 15 August
Royal
5 days
£309
Monday 12 September
Caledonian
5 days
£319
Monday 31 October*
Caledonian
5 days
£179
* House Party Break
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room - Royal £32, Caledonian £80
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BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Scottish Highlands
& The Jacobite Train
A firm favourite - one of Scotland’s most popular holiday resorts, situated
in a lovely sheltered bay in the Western Highlands. The views of the
mountains, lochs and islands have captivated artists, authors, composers
and poets for centuries. This picturesque town with its Victorian Villas and
hotels lining the esplanade and harbour owes its popularity to the
Victorians, Oban also had the Royal seal of approval from Queen Victoria
who called it ‘one of the finest spots we have seen’. There are interesting
shops to explore including the Caithness Glass showrooms, plus Oban
Distillery and the World in Miniature Exhibition.
Hebridean Odyssey
BRITISH HOLIDAYS
Fort William
& Magical Skye
The beautiful Western Highlands of Scotland, an area of dramatic
scenery with towering mountains, majestic lochs & glens, wonderful
misty isles, plus highland culture and a fascinating clan history. To explore
this beautiful region we stay in the popular resort of Fort William, the
largest town in the Western Highlands set on the shores of Loch Linnhe
with magnificent Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain creating a
spectacular backdrop.
Excursions Included
• Full day to the magical Isle of Skye commencing with a drive along the ‘Road to
the Isles’ passing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct and the White Sands of Morar to
reach Mallaig. From here we take a ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye and
continue to Portree, Skye’s main town which centres round a pretty harbour. We
return to the mainland via the Skye Bridge, then on through dramatic scenery
passing the Five Sisters Peaks to Invergarry and finally through the Great Glen back
to Fort William.
• Full day travelling north to Fort Augustus where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch
Ness. Here we see the remarkable ladder of locks that lowers vessels down to the
loch level. Continue along the shore of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for ‘Nessie’,
to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands.
Optional Excursion
• A short journey to the nearby Nevis Range mountain gondola system, a highly
acclaimed visitor attraction. The gondolas transport visitors from 300 up to 2150
feet with breathtaking views of the Great Glen, Ben Nevis, and surrounding areas.
Ideally located in the centre of town, close
to all the shops and amenities. Facilities
include two restaurants and a bar, plus
comfortable lounge areas. All bedrooms are
en suite with satellite TV, telephone, radio
and tea / coffee tray. Lift to all floors.
Guests are also welcome to use the leisure
facilities at the sister hotel.
Monday 29 August
DAY ONE: We head north through the Scottish Borders and on to East Kilbride for an
overnight stay at the Holiday Inn.
DAY TWO: Continue along the shores of Loch Lomond and on to the resort of Oban.
Here we board a Caledonian Macbrayne ferry for a relaxing cruise along the Sound
of Mull and on to the Isle of Barra, a chance to enjoy some fine views of other
islands. We spend the next two nights at the Isle of Barra Hotel.
DAY THREE: A day at leisure to relax and enjoy this peaceful island, considered by
many to be the most beautiful little island in Britain, just five miles across by eight
miles long with stunning coastal scenery, white sand beaches, remarkable wildlife
and diverse flora and fauna. (Optional tour by mini coach)
DAY FOUR: Seven islands in one day! A morning crossing from Barra to the tiny Isle
of Eriskay, the ‘Whisky Galore’ island famous for its ponies. Take the causeway
across to South Uist where the west coast is a continuous sandy beach while the
east is dominated by mountainous peaks. Continue to Benbecula, then onward to
North Uist, a relatively flat island covered with peat bogs. Another scenic ferry
crossing takes us to the Isle of Harris, then the final leg is to Stornoway on the Isle of
Lewis and the Cabarfeidh Hotel where we stay for the next two nights.
DAY FIVE: Today we are joined by a local guide for a fascinating excursion exploring
the delights of Lewis including the collection of stone circles at Callanish, known as
the “Hebrides Stonehenge”, the ancient thatched “blackhouses”, the Broch at Dun
Carloway, plus a visit to a tweed mill.
DAY SEVEN: We head south towards the Border region and on via the motorways to
North Wales.
HOTELS
Accommodation throughout the tour will be provided in comfortable hotels that
include en-suite facilities, television, telephone and tea / coffee tray.
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£319
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast.
Supplement Single Room £32
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Itinerary
DAY SIX: A morning at leisure in Stornoway, then an afternoon ferry crossing to
Ullapool. Continue through some wonderful mountain scenery to the Spey Valley area
and an overnight stay at the Nethybridge Hotel.
ALEXANDRA HOTEL HHH
DEPARTURE
A delightful island-hopping holiday in the Outer Hebrides where you can
experience the enchanting scenery and relaxed pace of life that is enjoyed
in these remote regions. The scenery is fascinating in its variety and the
ferry crossings are an excellent way to view the many outlying islands.
Enjoy a cruise from Oban along the Sound of Mull to the Isle of Barra, then
see the tiny Isle of Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, plus the Isles
of Harris and Lewis. A wonderful tour encompassing the sheer beauty of
these extraordinary Scottish islands.
DEPARTURE
Thursday 28 July
DURATION
PRICE
7 days
£615
Price includes six nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus cost of all ferry crossings and services of a local guide
Supplement Single Room £105
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Bantry Bay
Located in the south-western corner of Ireland, Co Cork is the largest of all
the Irish counties and in many ways the most varied. Rich farmlands and
river valleys contrast with wild sandstone hills and a magnificent coastline
shaped by the Atlantic into picturesque bays, rocky headlands and golden
sands. Set amongst the many attractions of County Cork lies our holiday
base, the famous and picturesque village of Blarney, one of the most
legendary places in Ireland rich in folklore, nostalgia and legend all
surrounded by wonderful scenery.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland. Continue
south along the Irish Coast to County Cork and the Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel where
we stay for the next four nights.
DAY TWO: A morning at leisure in Blarney Village, an opportunity to explore the
Woollen Mills and stroll through the gardens to see the famous Blarney Castle where
legend has it that by kissing the Blarney Stone in the castle tower one can receive
the ‘gift of the gab’. Afternoon visit to Kinsale, a delightful town with a long
waterfront, quaint narrow streets, a beautiful natural harbour and its 17th century
fort, also regarded as the gourmet capital of Ireland.
DAY THREE: This morning we visit the city of Cork, nestled at the head of the River
Lee. On then the port of Cobh and the Heritage Centre, dedicated to the story of the
mass emigration during the great famine. Experience the tales of life aboard the
emigrant ships. The tragedy of the Titanic is also featured with artefacts from the ship
exhibited. Cobh (formerly Queenstown) was the last port of call of the ill-fated ship.
DAY FOUR: A visit to the Jameson Irish Whiskey Heritage Centre at Midleton for a
tour of the distillery and tasting. Continue on to the seaside town of Youghal with its
fine beaches, one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland with
quaint streets and Victorian shop fronts.
DAY FIVE: We travel back to the ferry port for the afternoon sailing to Holyhead and
home to North Wales.
BLARNEY WOOLEN MILLS HOTEL HHH
Situated in the picturesque village of
Blarney next to the famous Blarney Woollen
Mills. Facilities include a gymnasium plus
Grill Bar, the Mill Restaurant and Christys
Bar. All bedrooms are furnished with
traditional decor and feature satellite TV,
telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making
facilities. Lift available. (Please note this is
a non-smoking Hotel)
DEPARTURE
Sunday 19 June
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£319
Price includes four nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner,
return Irish Sea crossings, plus Jameson Distillery Tour & tasting.
(Arvonia Clients will also receive a 10% discount at the Blarney Woollen Mills shop).
Supplement Single Room £45
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
Picturesque West County Cork, an area of the glorious Emerald Isle that
offers so much variety. A place of beauty where the landscape continuously
changes, renowned for its rugged mountain scenery, craggy coastlines,
stunning beaches, lush river valleys, mystical lakes and colourful coastal
villages. In the heart of the county lies the town of Bantry, a busy little
market town and fishing port with brightly decorated houses and streets,
plus a nice town square and promenade, all in a wonderful setting
overlooking Bantry Bay.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for the ferry crossing to Ireland.
On arrival we continue via Portlaoise and Cahir into County Cork and on to the
Maritime Hotel at Bantry Bay where we stay for the next four nights.
DAY TWO: A day at leisure in Bantry to relax and explore. An opportunity to visit the
historic Bantry House and Gardens, the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry, one of
Ireland's most attractive Great Houses full of treasures collected from all parts of the
world. Enjoy magnificent views over the bay from the terraced gardens.
(Optional afternoon boat trip to see the Italian Gardens on Garinish Island).
DAY THREE: A full day excursion with some spectacular scenery as we tour the
Beara Peninsula which links Glengariff in Co Cork with Kenmare in Co. Kerry. See the
stunning peaks of the Caha Mountains contrasting with the rugged indented
coastline, plus beautiful beaches and colourful villages. We visit Castletownbere, the
principal town on the peninsula with a large natural harbour, home to one of Ireland’s
largest fishing fleets.
DAY FOUR: This morning we take a drive to Mizen Head at the extreme southwestern tip of Ireland. See the award winning Maritime Museum and Heritage
Attraction set in a spectacular location high above the swirling Atlantic Ocean where
the currents meet from the west and south coasts. An opportunity to walk across the
arched suspension bridge and visit the Mizen Signal Station. (Please note there is a
large number of steps to reach the suspension bridge). Afternoon at leisure in Bantry.
DAY FIVE: We travel back to the ferry port for the return Irish Sea crossing to
Holyhead and on home to North Wales.
MARITIME HOTEL HHHH
A luxury four star hotel situated in a
lovely location in the centre of Bantry
overlooking picturesque Bantry Bay. The
hotel is decorated in a modern style and
is fully equipped to provide the highest
levels of comfort. Facilities include the
Ocean Restaurant and Maritime Bar, plus
luxuriously appointed bedrooms with
plasma TV, internet access, iron and
board, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and room safe. The Club
Maritime has a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gymnasium.
Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Monday 19 September
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£349
Price includes four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus return Irish Sea crossings.
Supplement Single Room £65
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Highlights of
County Cork
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Killarney &
The Ring Of Kerry
Situated in Ireland’s picturesque south west corner the Killarney National
Park has a delightful blend of mountains, lakes, and waterfalls that
combine to make it one of the Emerald Isle’s principal tourist destinations.
Killarney town is a world renowned tourist centre, where ‘jarveys’ take
their horse drawn ‘jaunting cars’ through the narrow streets and byways,
as they have done since Victorian times. Amongst the many attractions are
Ross Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, the Folklife Museum and walking
trails along the lakeshore.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing, then
continue via Portlaoise and Limerick to Killarney for check in to your chosen hotel.
DAY TWO: A day at leisure to relax and explore this bustling little town, perhaps
take a cruise on the lake, vist Muckross House or take a ‘jaunting car’ ride.
DAY THREE: We tour the spectacular ‘Ring of Kerry’, regarded as the most beautiful
and renowned day tour in Ireland. We follow the coast road around the Iveragh
Peninsula and through constantly changing vistas of beautiful seascapes, mountains,
beaches and cliffs.
DAY FOUR: Another day of scenic delight as we tour the ‘Dingle Peninsula’. We
travel around Tralee Bay to Dingle, a thriving colourful fishing port backed by the
Brandon Mountains. On then around Slea Head whose unsurpassed beauty was the
setting for the epic film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’.
DAY FIVE: We travel back to the ferry port for our return sailing to Holyhead and on
home to North Wales.
GLENEAGLE HOTEL HHH
Enjoy top class cabaret and entertainment every night at this excellent hotel,
situated in landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Killarney. Facilities include two
restaurants, a ballroom, OD’s Chestnut Tree Bar, over 25’s Nite Club, residents
bar, gift shop, hair and beauty salon, plus superb leisure facilities. All bedrooms
are en-suite with colour TV, radio and telephone. Lift available to most floors.
BREHON HOTEL HHHH
From the stylish lobby, the chic designer bar, to the softly lit restaurant, the Brehon
is very impressive. Facilities include the luxurious Angsana Spa equipped with
state of the art facilities. Each bedroom features individual climate control, satellite
TV, trouser press, iron & board, plus a luxurious marble bathroom with bathrobe &
slippers. Lift to all floors. (Entertainment available at the Gleneagle Hotel).
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Gleneagle
Brehon
Galway &
The River Shannon
A great new tour to Ireland based in the centre of the Emerald Isle at
Ballinasloe, the largest town in County Galway after Galway City. Located at
the mouth of Galway Bay, Galway City is both picturesque and lively, one of
Ireland’s oldest cities that has changed considerably over the years and
now features a fascinating mix of new and ancient architecture. The River
Shannon is the longest river in Ireland flowing through 13 counties and
dividing the west from the east.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing, then
continue west to Ballinasloe and the Carlton Shearwater Hotel where we stay for four
nights.
DAY TWO: A morning at leisure to explore Ballinasloe. Afternoon visit to the nearby
walled town of Athlone, home to several historical landmarks, most notably the
Norman Castle that dominates the town. Enjoy an included cruise on the River
Shannon through delightful unspoilt scenery and hear tales about the history of the
river and Lough Ree from your captain ‘Viking Mike’.
DAY THREE: Today we visit the city of Galway, known as the ‘City of Tribes’ with
its ancient monuments such as St. Nicholas’ Church, Lynch’s Castle and the Spanish
Arch, plus the Old Claddagh fishing village, the Cathedral, the city museum and
Eyre Square.
DAY FOUR: A visit to Birr Castle to view the magnificent gardens, arguably the
greatest gardens in the Republic of Ireland. See Ireland’s Historic Science Centre and
the 72 inch Great Telescope – designed and built in the 1840’s by the third Earl of
Rosse and remaining the largest in the world for 75 years. (Please note the castle
itself is not open to the public).
DAY FIVE: We return to the ferry port for a crossing back to Holyhead and home.
CARLTON SHEARWATER HOTEL HHHH
This excellent 4 star hotel and spa resort is
located at Marina Point on the Shannon river,
just minutes walk from all the local
amenities. Facilities include the bar and
restaurant, which are stylish and welcoming,
plus a leisure club with swimming pool,
sauna, steam room, gymnasium and
treatment rooms. All bedrooms are spacious
and luxuriously furnished with hairdryer, flat
screen satellite TV, tea/coffee making
facilities and complimentary broadband.
Monday 09 May
5 days
£329
£359
Monday 27 June
5 days
£349
£379
DEPARTURE
Monday 15 August
5 days
£369
£399
Sunday 04 September
Price includes four nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner,
plus return Irish Sea crossings.
Supplement Single Room - Gleneagle £70 / Brehon £95
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DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£359
Price includes four nights accommodation with breakfast dinner,
return Irish Sea crossings, Athlone river cruise and admission to Birr Castle.
Supplement Single Room £75
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
The Mountains
of Mourne
Enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland and discover the unspoilt beauty of
this delightful region that has so much to offer. Steeped in history, tradition
and folklore this is also a land of magnificent scenery and unique charm.
The stunning Antrim Coast Road with its famous Giants Causeway is
regarded as one of the finest scenic drives in Ireland. Both the delightful
walled city of Derry and vibrant Belfast with its distinctive landmarks are
now revitalised and have joined the ranks of Europe’s most popular visitor
destinations.
Join us for a luxury weekend break to the Emerald Isle and explore the
Mountains of Mourne, the most picturesque mountain range in Northern
Ireland with 12 peaks including the mighty Slieve Donard, Northern
Ireland’s highest mountain which sweeps down to the sea at Newcastle
Beach. A magical destination to visit with lush green forests and glorious
sandy beaches, a region that has been internationally recognised as an
area of outstanding natural beauty. The popular seaside resort of
Newcastle lies on the north east coast and boasts one of Northern Ireland's
most famous beaches, situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in the
shadow of Slieve Donard.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, continue on via
Monoghan, Omagh and Strabane to Derry for two nights at the Everglades Hotel.
DAY TWO: This morning we are joined by a local guide for a tour of all the main
sights around the city regarded as one of the best preserved walled cities in Europe.
A walk around the top of the walls is included which provides unique views of the
colourful cityscape and the many facades of this fascinating city, located on the
banks of the River Foyle.
DAY THREE: Today we travel along the stunning Antrim Coast and see the famous
Giants Causeway, a unique mix of hexagonal rock formations at the heart of this
magnificent coastline. We also include a visit to the famous Bushmills Whiskey
distillery for a tour and tasting before continuing on to Belfast and the Europa Hotel
where we stay for two nights.
DAY FOUR: Enjoy a guided tour of all the city sights and famous landmarks
including Queens University, City Hall, the political wall murals, the enormous cranes
used in the construction of the Titanic, plus the magnificent Stormont Estate and
Parliament Buildings.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland, then head
north via Drogheda and Dundalk to the medieval town of Carlingford. Home to many
historic buildings and the12th century King John’s Castle, the town is located on the
shores of Carlingford Lough with fine views of the Mountains of Mourne. From here
we continue along the shores of the Lough to Newry and on to Newcastle for two
nights at the Slieve Donard Hotel.
DAY TWO: This morning we travel via Dundrum Bay, the fishing port of Ardglass
and Strangford Lough to Downpatrick and its fine cathedral, reputed to be the burial
place of St Patrick. In the afternoon a lovely scenic drive through the stunning
Mountains of Mourne and the Silent Valley boasting a vast range of flora and
fauna, and rich in heritage, myths and legends. We return to Newcastle via Rostrevor
and Kilkeel.
DAY THREE: We leave Newcastle and head south to the ferry port for our return
sailing to Holyhead and home to North Wales.
DAY FIVE: We check out and head south back to the ferry port for our return Irish
Sea crossing to Holyhead and home.
HASTINGS HOTELS HHHH
The Europa and Everglades hotels are
luxurious four star properties owned and
managed by the independent Hastings
group who ensure a warm Irish welcome.
Facilities at both hotels are excellent and
bedrooms are furnished to very high
standards with satellite TV, telephone,
hairdryer, trouser press, iron & board and
tea/coffee tray. Lifts available.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 05 June
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£379
Price includes four nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner,
return Irish Sea crossings, plus a tour and tasting at
Bushmills Distillery, and the services of local guides.
Supplement Single Room £110
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
SLIEVE DONARD RESORT & SPA HHHH
One of the most popular hotels in
Northern Ireland nestling at the foot of
the Mourne Mountains in six acres of
grounds and in a spectacular setting by
the sea. Following a recent £15 million
development and refurbishment
programme this Victorian hotel now
features a superb spa offering a wide
choice of treatments, plus a 20 metre
swimming pool, amethyst steam room, rock sauna and drench showers, plus a
high tech fitness studio. All 178 bedrooms are finished in tasteful, traditional
styles with every modern comfort, and most enjoy magnificent views of the
stunning coastline, gardens or mountains.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 28 August
DURATION
PRICE
3 days
£239
Price includes two nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner,
plus return Irish Sea crossings
Supplement Single Room £60
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Derry, Belfast
& The Antrim Coast
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Medieval Brugge
This beautifully preserved Flemish gem is one of the prettiest and most
perfectly preserved medieval cities in Europe. Once a thriving port the
prosperity of its merchants is evident in the handsome gabled houses,
ornate guildhalls and majestic churches. Take a trip on the picturesque
canals to experience the city's remarkable peace and calm or a gentle ride
along the narrow cobbled streets in a horse-drawn carriage. Savour the
tiny lace parlours, chocolate boutiques and old curiosity shops of this
delightful city, aptly dubbed the 'Venice of the North'.
Excursions Included
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel to
France. Continue on to Belgium and our hotel in the delightful city of Brugge.
DAY THREE: A full day excursion to Brussels, Belgium’s Capital City. See the famous
sights including the stunning Grand Place and City Hall, the cheeky Mannekin Pis
bronze statue, plus the beautiful 13th-century Gothic Cathedral, the Atomium, the
Royal Palace, the Japanese Tower and Chinese Pavilion, plus the Parliament
Buildings.
DAY FOUR: A visit to the pretty little town of Sluis, situated just across the border in
Holland. A typical Dutch town with canals, windmills, cheese shops and traditional
clog-makers. From here we continue along the coast to visit Ostend, Belgium’s
premier seaside resort with its fine beaches and promenade, a bustling harbour and
marina, plus delightful parks and gardens to explore.
DAY ONE: Travel to Hull where we board a luxury P&O cruise-ferry for an overnight
sailing to Rotterdam. These superb ships have extensive facilities including
restaurants, casinos, bars, cinemas and lounges with live entertainment.
DAY TWO: We disembark this morning and travel to Lisse for our visit to the
spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, known as the “Greatest Flower Show on Earth”.
Enjoy walking through the vast array of colours, in a beautiful park intersected by
canals & lakes. Following our visit we continue on to Amsterdam and the Tulip Inn
Hotel where a welcome drink awaits.
DAY THREE: A full day at leisure to explore Amsterdam with its renowned museums,
diamond factories, the famous Anne Frank’s House and Amsterdam’s focal point –
Dam Square. A great way to see the city is on a relaxing boat trip along the canals.
DAY FOUR: We check out and travel to the beautifully preserved historic city of Delft,
famous for its Delft Blue Porcelain. Perhaps take a canal boat ride in the historic
traffic free inner city. Continue to Rotterdam for the return overnight sailing to Hull.
DAY FIVE: We return to the Eurotunnel terminal at Calais for our journey back to
Folkestone and home to North Wales.
DAY FIVE: After disembarking in Hull we head home to North Wales.
MARTINS HOTEL HHH
In an excellent central location just
behind the city’s 13th century belfry, a
modern hotel known for its trendy style
and warm atmosphere. Facilities include
the Martins Bar and Arthies Restaurant
offering endless speciality beers on tap
and on the menu authentic Brugois
cuisine from snacks to the jewels of
Flemish gastronomy. All bedrooms
feature air conditioning and flat screen televisions, rich deep colours, silk taffeta
curtains, leather headboards and brocade bedspreads combined with minimalist
furniture in light oak. Lift available
DURATION
PRICE
Friday 22 April
5 days
£359
Monday 27 June
5 days
£329
Monday 15 August
5 days
£339
MERCURE AAN DE AMSTEL HHHH
A modern four star hotel located on the
waterfront in the south of Amsterdam,
just minutes from the city centre by tram
or metro. The hotel features two
restaurants, a cafe bar, fitness area,
sauna and steam bath. All the en suite
bedrooms feature air-conditioning,
trouser press, mini bar, hairdryer,
telephone and safe. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Thursday 05 May
Price includes four nights accommodation with hot & cold buffet style breakfast,
plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £110
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As well as its bicycles, trams, glass-topped boats and famous night-life,
Amsterdam has a rich and exciting culture with many famous attractions,
plus of course the tall gabled buildings, narrow tree-lined streets and tiny
bridges interlaced by hundreds of canals. In springtime the bulbfields of
Holland produce an explosion of colour with their magnificent displays,
the most famous being the Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse. This 80 acre site
boasts an array of colour compiled of millions of tulips, narcissi, daffodils
and hyacinths and is one of the most photographed sites in the world.
Itinerary
DAY TWO: A day at leisure to explore the delights of this beautiful medieval city.
DEPARTURE
Dutch Bulbfields
& Amsterdam
DURATION
PRICE
5 days
£297
Price includes return North Sea crossings in two berth inner en suite cabins,
two nights accommodation at the Mercure Hotel with hot & cold buffet breakfast,
plus admission to Keukenhof Gardens. (Meals not included on board ship)
Supplement per person: Single Room & Cabin £85
Cabin with window £12 / Cabin with twin beds £12
Pre-booked buffet style breakfast and dinner on board ship in the Carvery
Restaurant - eat as much as you like! £44 per person return.
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Disneyland Resort Paris Reims &
Champagne Country
Let the magic begin - enjoy the superb parades and shows, thrilling rides
and attractions of the five distinctive lands. Explore Main Street U.S.A,®
Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Discoveryland. Go wild in the
West, join the pirates on the high seas, wander in the labyrinth with Alice,
travel back in time or fast-forward into the future – the question is where
to start! Right next door to Disneyland Park you can discover the magical
world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios Park - 4 cinemagical
studio lots featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows. Meet your
favourite Disney Characters, take the Studio Tram Tour and see an action
‘Stunt Show Spectacular’
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel to
Calais, then on to The Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland where we stay for the next
three nights.
DAYS TWO & THREE: Two full days at leisure to enjoy all the razzmatazz,
atmosphere and magic of Disneyland. Your included pass allows you unlimited
access to the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park. Maybe take a stroll
through the Disney Village, brimming with dining, cinemas, dancing and live
entertainment venues. A free shuttle bus service operates every 20 minutes between
the hotel and the theme-parks from 08.30 to 20.00 allowing you complete freedom
to come and go as you please.
DAY FOUR: We return to Calais for our Eurotunnel journey back to Folkestone and
home to North Wales.
RADISSON BLU HOTEL AT DISNEYLAND PARIS HHHH
Conveniently located for the theme-parks this
250-room luxury hotel is set amidst the lush
fairways and greens at Golf Disneyland®.
Facilities include two restaurants, a relaxing bar
and a top-of-line spa, plus a fully equipped
fitness area, sauna, steam bath and indoor
swimming pool. All the comfortable rooms
feature cable television, coffee and tea-makers,
Flat screen LCD television, free high-speed
internet, hair dryer, individual climate control, inroom safe and mini bar. Lift available
Known principally for its Champagne and gourmet cooking the City of
Reims is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in France. It
offers visitors an amazing choice of fine restaurants and brasseries,
excellent shopping, great nightlife and of course world-famous Champagne
houses, plus countless art galleries and buildings with varied architectural
styles that date from as early as the 3rd century. The Angel of Reims smiles
down on visitors from the portal of one of the most spectacular cathedrals
in France, whilst the Porte de Mars is the largest triumphal arch in the
Roman world.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early morning departure to Folkestone for a journey through the
Eurotunnel to Calais, then on to the Champagne City of Reims and the Mercure Hotel
where we stay for three nights. Time then to sample one of the excellent restaurants
or Bistro’s and maybe enjoy some city nightlife.
DAY TWO: A free day to explore the attractions of this lovely city with an included
visit to the famous Mumms Champagne cellars. After a short film visitors are taken
down into the cellars to see how champagnes are made and to learn about the
history of the house. The visit concludes with a tasting of the House’s signature
champagne, G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge.
DAY THREE: Today we take a drive to the southern champagne region and visit the
lovely medieval town of Troyes, located on the banks of the River Seine. Troyes is the
historic capital of the Champagne region, a real delight to explore with magnificent
listed buildings including 16th century wood panelled dwellings and churches with
beautiful stained glass windows. The historic centre was even constructed in the
shape of a champagne cork, a strange phenomenon and without doubt quite unique.
DAY FOUR: We leave Reims this morning and travel back to Calais for a return
Eurotunnel journey to Folkestone and home to North Wales.
MERCURE REIMS CATHEDRAL HOTEL
PRICE
The Mercure Reims Cathedral is ideally
located in the town centre close to the
Cathedral and Champagne Houses.
Facilities include a bar and restaurant.
All bedrooms are en-suite with airconditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer and
room safe. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
3/4 persons
2 persons
1 person
Child
Mon 30 May
4 days
£299
£319
£399
£219
DEPARTURE
Mon 01 August
4 days
£319
£339
£419
£239
Saturday 21 May
Price includes three nights accommodation with hot & cold buffet breakfast,
2 day admission pass plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Child rate applicable from 3-11 years when sharing with 2 adults
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
DURATION
PRICE
4 days
£259
Price includes three nights accommodation with hot and cold buffet breakfast,
return Eurotunnel journeys and tour of the Mumms Champagne Cellars.
Supplement Single Room £85
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
®
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Brittany - St Malo
Brittany is one of the most popular holiday destinations in France with
miles of beautiful coastline providing sheltered sandy bays, quaint little
harbours, dramatic rugged cliffs, and pretty estuaries. There are also lovely
old historic towns to explore including the fortified port of St Malo with its
granite walls, castle, museums and a maze of charming narrow streets
that are a joy to discover, not to mention the enticing bars, cafes, shops,
boutiques and excellent restaurants.
the afternoon in the fashionable town of Dinard with its Victorian Villas, known as
the ‘garden city by the sea’. Optional boat trips available around the estuary or back
to St Malo.
DAY FIVE: We leave St Malo this morning and head back to Abbeville for another
overnight stay at the Ibis Hotel.
DAY SIX: We head back to Calais for our return ferry crossing to Dover and home to
North Wales.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Dover for a ferry crossing to France, then continue
south to Abbeville for an overnight stay at the Ibis Hotel.
DAY TWO: Continue through Normandy via Rouen and Caen to Brittany and the
lovely medieval walled town of St Malo. We stay for three nights at the Escale
Oceania Hotel, where accommodation is provided on a bed & breakfast basis
allowing you the opportunity to sample some of the excellent restaurants in the town.
DAY THREE: A morning visit to Mont St. Michel, one of the most spectacular and
famous tourist sights in France. Marvel at the unique location of this splendid granite
abbey, perched on a rock-island in the middle of a sandy bay, accessible by winding
cobbled streets lined with 15th century houses. A walk through the streets is like
stepping back in time and a magnificent view of the coast awaits those energetic
enough to ascend the Abbey’s towers. We return via the little fishing port of Cancale,
famous for its Oyster Beds. Remainder of the day at leisure in St Malo, perhaps take
a ride on the tourist train around the town.
DAY FOUR: Today we travel to Dinan, a medieval town unique in Brittany, standing
on a crag above the River Rance and completely surrounded by ramparts. Explore
the picturesque town with its timber-framed houses, cobbled streets and a 12th
century Basilica, then maybe enjoy lunch at a one of the harbour eateries. We spend
ESCALE OCEANIA HOTEL HH
This excellent quality two star hotel is
situated directly on the seafront, within a
ten-minute stroll to the city walls. The hotel
is made up of two buildings connected by
the underground car park. Between the
buildings is an outdoor garden terrace for
guests to relax during summer months. The
bar is located in the open plan reception
area with large windows and views onto the
beach. All the bedrooms are modern and
comfortable with satellite TV and hairdryer.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 12 June
6 days
£399
Monday 24 October
6 days
£369
Price includes five nights accommodation with cold buffet breakfast,
plus return Channel ferry crossings.
Supplement Single Room - June £180 / October £150
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
The ever popular and world-renowned Cote d’Azur, home to beautiful
coastlines, haunts of the rich and famous and the sparkling blue waters of
the Mediterranean Sea. The delightful resort of Cannes is regarded as the
‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the French Riviera, fashionable and stylish with
beautiful beaches and a wonderful Mediterranean climate. Take a stroll on
the illustrious palm lined ‘Boulevard de la Croisette’ and explore the chic
boutiques and designer shops on the Rue D’Antibes. Admire the luxury
yachts in the marina and discover the quaint narrow streets and inviting
restaurants in Le Suquet, the old town, from where there are some great
views of the resort.
Nice & Grasse: A short day trip taking us firstly to Grasse, a typical Provencal
village nestled against a hillside, regarded as the perfume capital of the world. A visit
to the Perfumerie Fragonard is included. From here we continue to Nice, the largest
resort on the Mediterranean Coast known as the Capital of the Cote d’Azur. Stroll
along the Promenade des Anglais and admire the architecture of the hotels from the
Belle Epoque period.
DAY NINE: We say farewell to Cannes this morning and travel back via Marseilles
and Lyon to Dijon where we have an overnight stay.
DAY TEN: Continue north to Calais for our return Eurotunnel journey to Folkestone
and on home to North Wales.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel to
Calais, then on to our overnight hotel at Lille in Northern France.
DAY TWO: We continue south on the autoroutes via Reims and Dijon to Macon for
another overnight stay.
DAY THREE: This morning we pass Lyon and Marseilles and arrive in the Côte
d‘Azur to spend six nights at the Quality Hotel Embassy in Cannes.
DAYS FOUR TO EIGHT: At leisure in Cannes to relax and enjoy the resort and its
attractions with the following excursions included:
Monaco & Monte Carlo: Enjoy some spectacular scenery as we travel along the
Corniche Coast Road to visit world famous Monaco, a tiny principality perched on a
cliff-top with the opulence of Monte Carlo spread below. A tax haven for the rich and
famous having the highest per capita income in the world. Explore the tiny cobbled
streets of Monaco, maybe visit the late Prince Rainier’s Palace and the
Oceonographic Museum, relax on the luxurious Casino Square and admire the
millionaire’s supercars.
QUALITY HOTEL EMBASSY HHH
In an ideal location at the head of the main
pedestrian shopping street, the Rue
D’Antibes and just a five minute walk to the
famous Boulevard de La Croisette. Facilities
include a breakfast room, restaurant, piano
bar, jacuzzi, plus a roof terrace and garden.
All the spacious air-conditioned bedrooms
are en suite with satellite TV, hairdryer and
room safe. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Saturday 16 July
DURATION
PRICE
10 days
£729
Price includes nine nights accommodation with dinner and buffet breakfast
including one special regional dinner, afternoon tea with cakes & pastries, tea/coffee
after dinner, one musical entertainment evening, half price drinks from 6-8pm
(at resort hotel only) plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £215
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
The Chic Cote d’Azur
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Moselle, Trier
& Luxembourg
Scattered with so many vineyards that have contributed greatly to
establishing its fine reputation, the valley of the River Moselle is one of the
principal tourist destinations in Germany. It is here that winegrowers
produce some of the top international wines and where you will find one of
the most successful combinations of rich, ancient culture and countryside.
Trier is Germany's oldest city and many Roman monuments and remains
can still be seen including the Porta Nigra that marks the entrance to the
city centre. Standing some 30 metres high the gate is claimed to be the
largest preserved Roman City Gate north of the Alps and is designated as a
World Heritage Site.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Travel across the Pennines to Hull where we board a luxury P&O cruiseferry for an overnight sailing to Rotterdam. These superb ships have extensive
facilities including restaurants, casinos, bars, cinemas and lounges with live
entertainment. Accommodation is in 2 berth inside cabins with shower and toilet.
DAY TWO: Leaving Rotterdam we travel through Belgium into Germany and on to
the Park Plaza Hotel in Trier where we stay for the next four nights.
DAY THREE: Today we meet our local guide for a walking tour of the city. Highlights
will include the famous Porta Nigra Gate, the ruins of the amphitheatre and baths,
the medieval Main Market, plus the mighty facades of St. Peter’s Cathedral and the
Church of Our Lady with the Roman Audience Hall and the Throne Room. Afternoon
at leisure.
DAY FOUR: We take a drive down the Moselle Valley to Bernkastel, known as the
'Pearl of the Moselle' with its 400 year old half-timbered houses, the Renaissance
town hall and the much admired, 'Spitzhauschen' (pointed house). We continue on to
the charming old town of Cochem with its medieval gateways and historic market
place, all overlooked by the magnificent Reichsburg Castle. During our time in Cochem
we have an included river cruise to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Moselle.
DAY FIVE: Today we visit Luxembourg City, the capital of the Grand Duchy of
Luxembourg, a small country of around 1000 square miles, bordered by Belgium,
Germany & France. On arrival we meet our guide for a tour around this lovely city.
Stroll through the Petrusse Gorge, see the old town with its imposing fortresses and
the Ducal Palace. In the afternoon enjoy some wine and champagne tasting at the
caves of Bernard-Massard in Grevenmacher before returning through the Mullerthal,
known as Little Switzerland.
DAY SIX: We leave Trier this morning and travel back through Belgium into Holland
and on to the Rotterdam Europort for our return overnight sailing to Hull.
DAY SEVEN: We disembark and commence our journey back to North Wales,
arriving home during the afternoon.
PARK PLAZA HOTEL HHHH
Regarded as one of the finest hotels in Trier,
located just a few minutes walk from the
famous Porta Nigra and Cathedral. Facilities
include a restaurant, lobby piano bar and
Mediterranean inner courtyard, plus a health
club with sauna, steam baths and massage
treatments. All bedrooms are air-conditioned
and feature bath or shower, cable television,
Internet access, coffee and tea making
facilities, hairdryer, iron & board, mini-bar
and room safe. Lift to all floors.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 23 October
DURATION
PRICE
7 days
£560
Price includes return overnight sailings between Hull and Rotterdam
with accommodation in two berth en suite inner cabins, (meals not included on
board ship), plus four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast in Trier,
services of guides in Trier and Luxembourg, Moselle River Cruise,
plus wine and champagne tasting.
Supplement(s) per person: Single Room & Cabin £140
Cabin with twin lower beds £12 / Cabin with window £12 / Pre-booked buffet style
breakfast and dinner on board ship in the Carvery restaurant £44
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Located on the banks of the river Neckar the picturesque city of Heidelberg
is one of the best known and most beautiful cities in Germany. Steeped in
tradition and history Heidelberg is home to Germany's oldest university and
is famous for its romantic Castle that dominates the skyline and towers
above the old quarter with its maze of little streets. Another major
attraction is the famous Old Bridge with its west and east towers, built
back in 1788. At the south end of the bridge are many restaurants and
cafes with the Old Town just minutes away. At the north end lies the
"Philosophenweg" footpath from where there are great views over the
whole city.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Travel across the Pennines to Hull where we board a luxury P&O
cruise-ferry for an overnight sailing to Rotterdam. These superb ships have extensive
facilities including restaurants, casinos, bars, cinemas and lounges with live
entertainment. Accommodation is provided in twin bedded inside cabins with en
suite facilities.
DAY TWO: Leaving Rotterdam we travel to the German border and on to the
Renaissance Hotel at Karlsruhe where we stay for the next four nights.
DAY THREE: Today we visit the city of Heidelberg for an opportunity to see the
magnificent castle, the focal point of Heidelberg containing elements of Gothic and
Renaissance architecture, located some 300 metres above the city. The castle
gardens, the Great Vat (world’s largest wine barrel) and the remarkable Pharmacy
Museum are also worth a visit. Experience the romantic charm of the old quarter
with its maze of little streets and explore the town wall with its medieval bridge gate.
DAY FOUR: A day at leisure to explore Karlsruhe, known as the ‘green city’ with
more than 50% of its area covered by gardens and forests. The 19th century
pyramid is Karlsruhe's most famous landmark, located on the Market Square along
with the Baroque style town hall and municipal church. There are several interesting
museums and the magnificent Baroque palace is a sight not to be missed with its
delightful gardens and the Baden State Museum.
DAY FIVE: We explore the Northern Black Forest today commencing with a stop at
Pforzheim, the centre of the jewellery and watch making industries. From here we
continue through delightful scenery to Calw, a traditional Black Forest town with
quaint shops, street cafés, galleries and pubs, which blend with the historical walls
and timbered houses in the old part of the town. On then to the famous spa resort of
Baden Baden, known for its thermal springs and elegant casino, plus the old quarter
full of exclusive boutiques, cafés and bars.
DAY SIX: We leave Karlsruhe this morning and travel back to Holland and the
Rotterdam Europort for our return overnight sailing to Hull. Time to relax and enjoy
the on board facilities once more.
DAY SEVEN: We disembark in Hull and commence our journey back to North Wales,
arriving home during the afternoon.
RENAISSANCE HOTEL HHHH
Enjoy charming Baden-style hospitality at
the centrally located Renaissance Karlsruhe
Hotel.Facilities include the Restaurant Zum
Markgrafen, the cocktail bar and wine
tasting bar. All the bedrooms feature air
conditioning with individual control,
luxurious bedding, bathroom amenities,
bathrobe, hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, plus
iron and board. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Wednesday 11 May
DURATION
PRICE
7 days
£438
Price includes return overnight sailings between Hull and Rotterdam with
accommodation in two berth en suite inner cabins, plus four nights
accommodation with dinner and breakfast in Karlsruhe. (Meals not included on
board ship). Supplements per person Single Room & Cabin £90
Cabin with twin lower beds £12 Cabin with window £12 / Pre-booked buffet style
breakfast & dinner in the carvery restaurant £44
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Heidelberg
& The Black Forest
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Austrian Lakes – Fuschl
The scenic beauty of Austria is legendary, a land of crisp mountain air, lush
green meadows, pine clad forests and crystal clear lakes. Fuschl is a
picturesque village set in an idyllic location on the eastern shores of
tranquil Lake Fuschl in the beautiful Salzkammergut region, Austria’s
premier lake district. This beautiful unspoilt village lies in the heart of a
nature reserve and is a haven of calm and tranquillity where you can sit
and relax on the lakeside promenade and watch the world go by. At night
the friendly bars and cafés offer a very warm welcome to everyone along
with the strains of traditional zither music.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Dover for an afternoon Eurotunnel crossing to Calais,
then on to our overnight hotel at Lille in northern France.
DAY TWO: Today we travel via Belgium and Luxembourg into Germany for another
overnight stay at Karlsruhe.
DAY THREE: Continue via Stuttgart and Munich into Austria and on to Lake Fuschl
where we spend the next five nights at the Seerose Hotel.
DAY FOUR: A day at leisure in Fuschl with the option of joining your hosts for a
guided village walk, then maybe sit and relax on the shores of the lake and enjoy the
peace and tranquility or take a stroll along the waters edge.
DAY FIVE: Today we visit the beautiful city of Salzburg, famed as the setting for the
film ‘The Sound of Music’ and the birthplace of Mozart, all dominated by the
magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress. A wonderful city to explore full of Baroque
architecture, impressive spires and picturesque narrow streets with their ornate
wrought iron signs. Explore the old centre and discover Mozart’s Square, the
magnificent Dom (cathedral) and the splendid Mirabell Gardens.
DAY SIX: A spectacular lakes tour today which takes us along the banks of the
neighbouring Lake Wolfgang and on to the charming little thermal spa town of Bad
Ischl. From here we continue to Lake Traunsee, one of the largest lakes in the
Salzkammergut where we visit the resort of Gmunden with its nice long esplanade
and delightful Town Hall Square. On then via Lake Attersee to Mondsee with its lovely
little coffee and pastry shops plus the church featured in the Sound of Music where
the wedding between Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as the
Baron took place.
DAY SEVEN: Another day of delightful scenery as we travel into the Bavarian Alps
and along the Königsee River Valley to visit the town of Berchtesgaden, location of
the famous Eagles Nest, built as a holiday retreat for Adolf Hitler. An optional trip will
be available here by special bus up the spectacular Eagles Nest Road then through a
marble-like stone tunnel that leads to a brass elevator. This travels up through the
rock to the Eagle’s Nest building, a stunning alpine setting with amazing views.
(Fee payable locally).
DAY EIGHT: We leave Fuschl this morning and head back through Germany and into
France for an overnight stay at Metz.
DAY NINE: Continue northwards to Calais for a return Eurotunnel journey to
Folkestone and home to North Wales.
SEEROSE HOTEL HHHH
A warm welcome awaits at the traditional and
family run four star Seerose Hotel, ideally
located right on the shore of picturesque Lake
Fuschl. The hotel was completely renovated in
2006 and is now nicely decorated whilst still
retaining its typical Austrian charm. Facilities
include an indoor swimming pool featuring
panoramic windows with lake views, plus a
sauna and solarium. All bedrooms have either
bath or shower and separate WC and are
equipped with hairdryer, cable TV, safe and telephone. All rooms also have a
balcony with either lake or mountain views. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Friday 14 October
DURATION
PRICE
9 days
£589
Price includes eight nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £115
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
One of Austria’s best known resorts, renowned for its location on a sunny
plateau some 1200 metres high in the Austrian Alps, surrounded by
stunning peaks and lush green meadows with spectacular views on all
sides. A friendly, picturesque and cosmopolitan resort with a great
atmosphere and a nice traffic free centre where you’ll find welcoming bars,
quaint cafés, a wide selection of shops and even its own casino. The resort
has twice been the venue for the Winter Olympics and features numerous
sports facilities. There are also many flat and well-marked walks to enjoy
plus chair lifts and cable cars to take you into the mountains for some truly
spectacular views.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Dover for an afternoon ferry crossing to Calais, then on
to our overnight hotel at Lille in northern France.
DAY TWO: Today we travel through Belgium and Luxembourg, then into Germany for
another overnight stay in the Stuttgart area.
DAY THREE: Continue via Stuttgart, Ulm and Munich into the Austrian Tyrol and the
delightful resort of Seefeld where we spend the next six nights at the Hotel Central.
DAY FOUR: A day at leisure to relax and explore the delights of Seefeld. Perhaps
take a horse-drawn buggy ride around the town and into the surrounding meadows.
See the town’s fairytale ornate houses and the much photographed onion-domed
Seekirchl church, or maybe just sit and relax at a café terrace and watch the world
go by. Alternatively take a cable car ride into the mountains to admire the superb views.
DAY FIVE: Today we visit
Innsbruck, the capital of the
Tyrol, where you can see
famous places such as the
Marie Theresa Strasse, the
old town with its ornate
architecture and famous
Golden Roof, plus the
Imperial Palace and St
Jakob's Cathedral. We
continue to the superb
Swarovski Crystal World
exhibition, one of the most
famous museums in Austria
where visitors are enchanted
by beautiful crystal
craftsmanship and its visual effects. See the world’s biggest crystal and some
breathtaking decorative pieces.
DAY SIX: More delightful Tyrolean Scenery as we take a drive over the Europa
Bridge, the second highest road bridge in Europe, and onto the fairytale Brenner
pass. We visit the typical Tyrolean town of Vipiteno located just over the Italian
border, renowned for its leather goods.
DAY SEVEN: A day out to Bavaria commencing with a drive across the Fern Pass.
Enjoy fantastic views of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain as we travel on
to Medieval Fussen and across the border into Bavaria. We visit the spectacular
fairytale castle at Neuschwanstein, built by King Ludwig II in 1886 and today one of
the most popular visitor attractions in Europe. We return via Oberammergau, a
picturesque village with traditionally painted houses and a bustling town square,
home of the world renowned Passion Play that takes place every ten years.
DAY EIGHT: A further day at leisure in Seefeld to enjoy the facilities and
surroundings or join us on an optional excursion to the Stubai Glacier. We travel
through the picturesque Stubai Valley to Mutterberg and the lower station of the
glacier cable car. Here we commence a spectacular ride up to Jochdohle at a
height of 3150 metres where you can enjoy a café latte in the highest mountain
restaurant in Austria.
DAY NINE: We leave Seefeld this morning and travel into France for an overnight
stay at Metz area.
DAY TEN: Continue north to Calais for an afternoon ferry crossing to Dover and
home to North Wales.
HOTEL CENTRAL HHHH
A warm welcome awaits from your hosts at
this excellent family run four star hotel, located
in the heart of Seefeld. Facilities include a
restaurant and bar with a fine wine cellar, plus
the Wellness Centre with fragrant steam baths,
Finnish sauna, fitness room, infrared cabin,
solarium and Jacuzzi as well as massages and
beauty treatments. The comfortable bedrooms
are decorated in bright birch wood and feature
all the modern facilities.
DEPARTURE
Monday 30 May
DURATION
PRICE
10 days
£669
Price includes nine nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus return Channel crossings.
Supplement Single Room £112
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Austrian Tyrol – Seefeld
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Swiss Alps
& The Glacier Express
A superb Swiss Alpine holiday that includes a journey through the
spectacular mountain region on board the world famous Glacier Express,
probably the slowest “express” train ride in the world. A journey of
unchallenged beauty with stunning views that simply cannot be seen from
the road. We stay in two beautiful locations, firstly the alpine resort of Davos,
Europe's largest mountain resort with a beautiful natural landscape, then
on to Zermatt, a delightful resort with stunning views of the world famous
Matterhorn. Zermatt is a real delight, enjoy the pure mountain air in this
traffic-free environment where only electric powered vehicles are allowed.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel and on
to our overnight hotel in the Champagne city of Reims.
DAY TWO: We journey on into Switzerland and the popular ski resort of Davos, the
highest and largest alpine resort in Europe. On arrival we check in to the four star
Central Sporthotel at Davos Platz where we stay for the next three nights.
DAY THREE: A day at leisure to relax and explore Davos, located right in the heart of
the Alps and surrounded on all sides by wonderful scenery. An opportunity to take a
cable car ride into the mountains for some stunning views. All guests will receive
a visitor card allowing free transport on local buses and mountain rail and cable
cars in Davos.
DAY FOUR: An excursion to St.Moritz, one of the most renowned holiday resorts in
the world, home to some of the rich and famous. A chic, elegant and exclusive
resort with a cosmopolitan ambience, located some 1800m above sea level in the
Upper Engadine.
DAY FIVE: The highlight of the holiday today – our coach will journey on alone as we
depart on the famous Glacier Express and amble through ever changing scenery
traversing mountains and valleys to reach our destination at Zermatt. On arrival you
will be transferred to the Park Hotel by electric bus.
DAY SIX: Spend a day in this lovely traffic free resort, overlooked by the mighty
Matterhorn, an ideal spot for relaxing and admiring the views. Alternatively take a trip
on the Gornegratt Mountain Railway for some spectacular views as it climbs to over
10,000ft.
DAY SEVEN: Sadly we say farewell to Switzerland and head back into France for
another overnight stay at Reims.
DAY EIGHT: To Calais for a return Eurotunnel journey to Folkestone and home to
North Wales.
CENTRAL SPORTHOTEL DAVOS HHHH
A classic and traditionally decorated four star hotel located in Davos Platz. All 95
bedrooms are decorated in a classic alpine style and are well equipped with
hairdryer, satellite TV, mini-bar and safe and each bedroom has its own balcony.
The hotel offers spacious seating areas to relax in either the bar or lounge, guests
can also take advantage of the hotels leisure facilities including sauna, steam bath
and a small indoor swimming pool. Lift available.
PARK HOTEL BEAU SITE HHHH
Located in the chic resort of Zermatt, this four star hotel has superb views of the
Matterhorn. An elegant hotel that exudes luxury and warmth throughout, the 66
bedrooms are beautifully furnished and feature satellite TV, mini-bar and hairdryer.
The hotel also features a relaxing lobby bar, two restaurants and a leisure centre.
The swimming pool has stunning views of the Matterhorn which makes a swim at
sunrise a remarkable experience! Lift available to some floors.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 12 September
DURATION
PRICE
8 days
£769
Price includes five nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast at main resorts,
two nights accommodation with breakfast at overnight hotels,
Glacier Express journey from Davos to Zermatt, plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £118
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
The natural beauty of the Lombardy region with its impressive mountain
ranges and miles of gorgeous lakeside settings makes this part of Italy
something special and one of the most famous destinations is Lake Como,
regarded as the prettiest lake in Italy. A favourite retreat of Shelley and
Wordsworth, Lake Como has been a popular resort since the days of the
Roman Empire. The dramatic snow capped mountains provide a beautiful
backdrop to the blue waters, glorious gardens and the stately villas dotted
along the shoreline. Our holiday base is the resort of Cadenabbia, situated
on the western shore of the lake.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for our journey through the Eurotunnel to
France, then on to Lille for an overnight stay.
DAY TWO: We travel south through Belgium and Luxembourg into Germany and on
to our second overnight hotel at Stuttgart.
DAY THREE: We climb up through the beautiful Swiss Alps and cross into Italy, then
on to Lake Como and the Grand Hotel at Cadenabbia where we stay for the next five
nights. Time to take a stroll by the lake or relax with an aperitif before dinner.
DAY FOUR: Enjoy a leisurely day and perhaps take a ferryboat across the lake to
delightful Bellagio. Known as the ‘Pearl of Lake Como’ this beautifully preserved old
town with its quaint narrow streets and picturesque waterfront is considered to be
one of the prettiest in Italy.
DAY FIVE: Today we travel to Lake Lugano, described as one of the most impressive
lakeside resorts in Europe. We visit the main resort of Lugano, overlooked by the
Mt. San Salvatore. Explore the town and perhaps take a ride on the nearby cog
railway to enjoy some great views over the lake and surrounding area.
DAY SIX: Some stunning mountain scenery today on our excursion to the popular
Swiss resort of St Moritz, one of the most renowned holiday resorts in the world.
Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambience located 1800m above
sea level in the Upper Engadine.
DAY SEVEN: Today we visit Como, the oldest town on the lake with a distinctly
Italian Renaissance feel, the focal point being the large central piazza. Explore the
wonderful cathedral, the historic monuments and the lovely medieval walled town.
Optional return to Cadenabbia by ferry boat to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake
Como and see some of the amazing villas that are dotted around the lake.
DAY EIGHT: We leave Lake Como this morning and travel back through Switzerland
and into Germany, then on to Stuttgart for another overnight stay.
DAY NINE: Continue northwards back to Lille for our final overnight stay.
DAY TEN: Return to Calais for our Eurotunnel journey back to Folkestone and home
to North Wales.
GRAND HOTEL CADENABBIA HHHH
Fully refurbished just a few years ago the
four star Grand Hotel Cadenabbia dates back
to 1820 and is one of the finest hotels on
Lake Como. Located on the lakeside in
Cadenabbia this large and historic property
has the air of a bygone era and benefits from
commanding views over the lake and Bellagio.
The hotel boasts spacious public areas, the
highlight being the rooftop bar, terrace and
restaurant which together offer spectacular views across the lake. The 192
bedrooms are all well sized, elegantly furnished and feature air conditioning,
telephone, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. Lift available
DEPARTURE
Friday 05 August
DURATION
PRICE
10 days
£699
Price includes nine nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement(s) per person: Single Room £145 / Lake View £40*
Lake View & Balcony £83*
*at resort hotel only and subject to availability.
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Classic Lake Como
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Lake Garda & Venice
Explore some of Europe’s finest Lakeland scenery where tree-clad
mountains descend into crystal clear waters and frame the pretty towns
and villages dotted along the shoreline. Garda is the largest of the Italian
Lakes stretching between the Alps and the Dolomites with diverse scenery
ranging from low-lying countryside on its southern shores, rising to cliffs
and pine forests in the north. Riva del Garda is a very popular resort in a
stunning location at the northern tip of the lake overshadowed by
spectacular mountains. The delightful Old Town is centred around a 12th
century fortress and clock tower with a maze of narrow streets, full of
inviting little shops and pavement cafés.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Dover for an afternoon ferry crossing to Calais, then on
to our overnight hotel at Lille in northern France.
DAY TWO: Today we travel through Belgium and Luxembourg, then into Germany for
another overnight stay at Karlsruhe.
DAY THREE: Continue via Munich and the Inn Valley to Austria, then over the
spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy and on to Lake Garda where we spend the next
six nights at the Hotel Luise.
DAY FOUR: A day at leisure to explore the delights of Riva del Garda, perhaps take
a boat trip to the resort of Limone on the opposite shore of the lake.
DAY FIVE: We drive to the southern end of the lake and visit delightful Sirmione,
uniquely located at the end of a peninsula. One of the oldest and most popular
resorts on the lake famous for its medieval centre, moated castle and lovely piazzas.
DAY SIX: A full day excursion to the magnificent and unique city of Venice, one
of the most romantic cities in the world. An artistic centre of world fame with
treasures such as the Basilica of St Mark, the Ducal Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs,
plus of course the network of canals and those famous gondolas. (Waterbus fare
payable locally).
DAY SEVEN: Today we visit the quaint lakeside resort of Lazise, a medieval walled
town with a myriad of pretty, cobbled and winding streets, lined with small boutique
shops, cafés and typical stores selling local fare. We continue to nearby Bardolino,
renowned for its excellent red wines. Explore the quaint traffic-free streets that wind
their way down to the town’s impressive main square.
DAY EIGHT: A visit to Verona, one of Italy’s oldest cities famous for its Opera festival
performed at the beautiful Roman Arena in the historic centre of the city. See the
famous Juliet's balcony as immortalised in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Recently awarded the status of a "World Heritage Site", Verona has a unique range
of art-works and monuments enclosed within the city walls.
DAY NINE: Leaving Lake Garda we head back across the Brenner Pass and through
Austria, then on to Karlsrhue for another overnight stay.
DAY TEN: Continue north to Lille for our final overnight stay.
DAY ELEVEN: To Calais for the return ferry to Dover and home to North Wales.
HOTEL LUISE HHHH
An attractive modern design hotel located near
the centre of Riva del Garda and just 200
metres from the lake shore. Facilities include
the Limonaia restaurant, lounge bar, outdoor
heated swimming pool and the lobby area with
its unusual exhibition of baggage labels, dating
back from the nineteenth century. All bedrooms
are en suite and air-conditioned with satellite
TV, Internet connection, telephone, safe, minibar & hairdryer. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Friday 21 October
DURATION
PRICE
11 days
£669
Price includes ten nights accommodation with dinner and buffet breakfast,
plus return Channel ferry crossings.
Supplement per person: Single Room £160
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Fai Della Paganella
The majestic Dolomites, one of Europe’s most spectacular mountain
regions with its own unique dramatic scenery, set in a beautiful area of
Northern Italy. A blend of towering snow-capped mountains, picturesque
lakes and lush fertile valleys with fruit trees and vines dotted with Tyrolean
style hamlets. With breathtaking scenery each and every way you turn this
region offers a myriad of lovely scenic days out, truly an awe-inspiring
area to explore. The Paganella plateau is located in the middle-western
area of the Trentino region, between the mountain bearing its name and the
spectacular Brenta Dolomites.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Folkestone for a journey through the Eurotunnel to
Calais and on to our overnight hotel at Lille in Northern France.
DAY TWO: We continue via Belgium and Luxembourg into Germany for our second
overnight stay near Stuttgart.
DAY THREE: Continue via Munich and the Inn Valley to Innsbruck, over the
spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy and on to Fai Della Paganella in the Trentino
Region of the beautiful Dolomites for five nights at the Paganella Hotel.
DAY FIVE: Today we enjoy a scenic drive through the Western Dolomites to Merano,
one of the most beautiful spa towns in the South Tyrol, surrounded by a stunning
backdrop of mountains and meadows. Explore the vibrant centre, stroll along the
flower lined promenade and perhaps take the chair lift for some fine views. We
return via the Adige valley wine route and Lake Caldaro.
DAY SIX: A day of spectacular scenery in the Brenta Dolomites commencing with a
drive up the Val di Sole to Cles, then over the Campo Carlo Magno Pass to Madonna
di Campiglio. At an altitude of 1550 metres this chic resort is one of the most
famous winter and summer resorts in Europe, attracting thousands of tourists every
year. From here or route takes us down towards Tione di Trento, then via the lovely
village and alpine lake of Molveno.
DAY SEVEN: Today we travel south to the tip of Lake Garda for a visit to the very
popular resort of Riva Del Garda, set on the northern point of this stunningly beautiful
and largest Italian lake. Explore the delightful Old Town, centred around a 12th
century fortress and clock tower with a maze of narrow streets full of inviting little
shops and inviting pavement cafés to enjoy some lunch.
DAY EIGHT: We leave the Dolomites this morning and travel back through Austria
and Germany into France for an overnight stay at Metz.
DAY NINE: Continue northwards to Calais for our return Eurotunnel journey to
Folkestone and home to North Wales.
DAY FOUR: A day at leisure to simply relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. Maybe
join Fausto, the hotel owner, for a walk and a picnic in the surrounding countryside.
PAGANELLA HOTEL HHH
A friendly family run three star hotel where a
warm welcome can be assured from Fausto
and his family. A typical chalet style dwelling
featuring a cosy bar, a traditional restaurant,
a comfortable lounge and sitting area, plus
a wellness centre with sauna, jacuzzi and
Turkish bath. Bedrooms are well appointed
with satellite TV, telephone and hairdryer.
Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Friday 02 September
DURATION
PRICE
9 days
£569
Price includes eight nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner
including a candelit Trentino dinner with music, one picnic lunch, unlimited wine
& water with dinner, free bar between 6pm – 10.30pm (at main resort hotel only),
quiz/games night, Grolla evening in the bar, wine tasting evening,
plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £105
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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The Italian Dolomites
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
The Magic of Tuscany
With an abundance of art and architecture, a wealth of archaeological
treasures and stunning scenery Italy's attractions have been luring visitors
for centuries. Some of the country's most iconic sights include the leaning
tower of Pisa, the historic city of Florence and the famed landscapes of
Tuscany with vineyards, cypress trees and hilltop hamlets. Our base for this
holiday is the lovely thermal spa resort of Montecatini Terme, an elegant
town in liberty/art deco style with delightful tree-lined avenues
surrounding large parks and gardens where you can find the thermal
springs housed in beautiful ornate buildings.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure for our journey south to Dover and an afternoon ferry
crossing to Calais, then on to our overnight hotel at Lille in Northern France.
DAY TWO: We continue south on the French autoroutes for our second overnight
stay at Mulhouse.
DAY THREE: We climb through the beautiful Swiss Alps to the Gotthard tunnel that
will take us into Italy, then continue on to Tuscany and the lovely spa resort of
Montecatini Terme where we stay for six nights.
DAY FOUR: At leisure to explore the delights of Montecatini, perhaps take a ride on
the funicular railway that climbs up to the delightful square in Montecatini Alto, the
original medieval part of the town from where there are spectacular views of the
Tuscan countryside.
DAY FIVE: A visit to the magnificent city of Florence, the artistic and cultural capital
of Europe, birthplace of the Renaissance Movement. The city is synonymous with the
names of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Galileo and has many famous sights
such as the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery and the stunning Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined
with pretty overhanging shops. Florence is also at the heart of Italy's fashion industry
and designer shops abound. (The most convenient route to the centre of Florence is
by train, avoiding long walks from the parking areas on the city outskirts. Group will
be escorted).
DAY SIX: We travel to Pisa where on an immense green lawn there is quartet of
medieval masterpieces in gleaming white marble. Admire the Duomo and the
Baptistery, the Camposanto and the famous leaning Tower itself, then stroll around
Pisa's arcaded streets filled with Romanesque churches and squares. On then to the
beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca. Within its Renaissance walls, Lucca boasts a wealth
of palaces, museums, churches and piazzas.
DAY SEVEN: We take a drive through the delightful Tuscan countryside with its vista
of vineyards and olive trees to visit San Gimignano, the 'City of Beautiful Towers'. A
charming and well preserved hill town famous for its numerous towers. On then to
the medieval city of Siena, surrounded by its superbly preserved walls and filled with
fine examples of Gothic architecture plus one of the world's most unique piazzas,
shaped like a shell.
DAY EIGHT: A further day at leisure to relax and explore Montecatini.
DAY NINE: We travel back through Switzerland and into France for another overnight
stay at Mulhouse.
DAY TEN: Continue north to Lille for our final overnight stay.
DAY ELEVEN: To Calais for our return ferry crossing to Dover and on home to
North Wales.
HOTEL ARISTON HHHH
An excellent family owned hotel situated in
the heart of the thermal area of Montecatini,
a very short distance from the spas and the
town centre where you can shop in the most
prestigious fashion stores. Facilities include
a restaurant, bar, a comfortable lounge area
and terrace. All the air-conditioned en suite
bedrooms feature satellite TV, telephone,
hairdryer and mini-bar. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Friday 01 July
DURATION
PRICE
11 days
£649
Price includes ten nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner, local train from
Montecatini to Florence, plus return Channel ferry crossings.
Supplement Single Room £145
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
The northern Spanish port and resort of Santander is the capital of the
Cantabria Province, located in a large bay with long stretches of fine sandy
beaches, an elegant and dynamic city with an incredible natural backdrop
of sea and mountains. There is plenty to explore with areas of beautiful
public gardens and elegant tree lined streets, lovely esplanades, a glorious
casino, plus pedestrian shopping streets and terrace cafes. The area is
known as Green Spain, and has lush and verdant landscapes with gems
such as the Picos de Europa Mountains and the beautiful northern coastline
with its sandy coves, hidden harbours and delightful medieval villages.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure for our journey south to Plymouth where we board the
Brittany Ferries afternoon sailing to Santander. Once on board you will be allocated
your air-conditioned cabin with en suite facilities, then its time to start enjoying the
excellent facilities as you cruise towards Spain.
DAY TWO: We arrive in Santander late afternoon and disembark, then make the
short journey to the Santemar Hotel where we stay for the next three nights.
DAY THREE: Today we explore the picturesque Cantabrian coastline and visit
delightful Santillana del Mar, famous for its wonderful medieval buildings and
cobbled streets, a unique and fascinating town that has now been listed as a World
Heritage Site. On then to Comillas, described as one of the most beautiful towns in
Cantabria with cobbled streets, open squares, nice beaches and historic buildings
including the incredible El Capricho designed by Anton Gaudi.
DAY FOUR: We take a drive into the stunning Picos de Europa Mountain range,
travelling to the quaint village of Potes, nestled snugly into a hillside. On then to
Fuente De for a spectacular cable car ride which climbs 750m up to a viewpoint
some 1850m above sea level. From here there are fantastic views of the mountains
and the Picos de Europa National Park. (Fare payable locally).
DAY FIVE: Enjoy a morning at leisure in Santander before we board the Brittany
Ferry for a mid afternoon sailing back to the UK. Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s
facilities once more.
DAY SIX: We dock in Portsmouth in the afternoon and return home to North Wales.
SANTEMAR HOTEL HHHH
The Santemar Hotel is the largest hotel in
Northern Spain, located near the Casino
and Sardinero Beach and within walking
distance of the centre. Facilities include a
restaurant, bar, concierge, internet room
and shopping mall. All bedrooms feature
marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, WiFi,
telephone, satellite TV, piped music, mini
bar and room safe. Lift available.
BRITTANY FERRIES
Brittany Ferries magnificent fleet of ships
all feature superb on-board facilities with
a choice of restaurants and lounges,
cinemas, live music and dancing, stylish
shopping malls, plus a swimming pool
and leisure area. Cabins are all airconditioned and have en suite facilities.
DEPARTURE
DURATION
PRICE
Sunday 29 May
6 days
£375
Sunday 25 September
6 days
£375
Price includes three nights accommodation with buffet breakfast,
plus two nights accommodation on board ship in inside en-suite cabins.
(Meals not included on ship)
Supplement(s) per person: Single Room & Cabin £120
Inside cabin with twin beds £38 / Outside cabin with twin beds and window £75
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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Santander
& The Picos De Europa
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Calella
The Costa Maresme
DAYS THREE TO TEN: At leisure in Calella to relax and enjoy the lovely climate with
the following excursions included:
The sunshine coast of Spain has long been a popular destination for British
holiday makers and the relaxed resort of Calella on the Costa de Maresme
is one of the firm favourites. The resort boasts more than 3km of fine
beaches backed by a palm-lined promenade and the charming old part of
town is centred around the church of Santa María, a Neo-classical building
with a Baroque main front. The town is filled with quaint winding narrow
streets where you will find shops, bodegas, bars and international
restaurants plus a range of entertainment to suit all tastes. Dalmau Park is
a pleasant spot for a stroll leading to the lighthouse that has become an
emblem of the town, rising above a headland that dominates the beautiful
Bay of Calella.
Itinerary
City of Barcelona: The vibrant capital of Catalonia, a city of magnificent
architecture and beautiful buildings. See the Olympic Stadium and Gaudi’s
unfinished cathedral, the famous Sagrada Familia. There is excellent shopping
in the famous Ramblas where street entertainers abound adding to the city’s
unique character.
Lloret & Tossa: A drive along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline to Lloret De
Mar, the biggest and most well known resort on the Costa Brava. On then to Tossa
de Mar, one of the prettiest and best preserved resorts on the coast with a delightful
Old Town, set in a picturesque horseshoe sandy bay.
Gerona & Besalu: The medieval city of a thousand sieges, home to many Catalan
Romanesque structures and its imposing Gothic Cathedral, Continue to Besalu with
its intriguing little shops, historic churches and its striking Roman Bridge.
DAY ONE: Depart in the early hours and travel south to Folkestone for a morning
Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. Continue south via the autoroutes to Dijon for an
overnight stay.
Platja d’Aro & Pals: A visit to the resort of Platja d’Aro, then on to the medieval
village of Pals. The old quarter, known as El Pedro, contains many historic buildings.
As well as spectacular views of the coastline and mountains, Pals has delightful
cobbled streets, and ancient village walls and archways to stroll through and explore.
DAY TWO: Our journey continues via Orange and Perpignan into Spain, then on to
the resort of Calella and the Volga Hotel where we stay for the next nine nights.
DAY ELEVEN: We say farewell to Calella and travel back to Dijon for another
overnight stay.
DAY TWELVE: Continue to Calais for our return Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone
and home to North Wales.
HOTEL VOLGA HHH
A firm favourite with Arvonia clients ideally
situated in the centre of Calella, just 50
metres from the seafront and promenade.
All bedrooms are en suite with airconditioning, balcony, safe box, satellite TV
and telephone. Facilities include a
swimming pool and sun terrace with bar
service, buffet style restaurant and a bar
lounge featuring regular entertainment.
Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Saturday 20 August
DURATION
PRICE
12 days
£689
Price includes accommodation with dinner and breakfast at resort, two nights
accommodation with breakfast at overnight hotels, plus return Eurotunnel journeys.
Supplement Single Room £196
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For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Enjoy a mini cruise to Northern Spain, two nights in the lovely city of San
Sebastian, the summer capital of Spain, followed by three nights in
Bordeaux and a final night in the romantic city of Paris. Situated on the Bay
of Biscay the fashionable resort of San Sebastian features lovely sweeping
beaches and grand architecture, plus a mix of ancient and modern with a
charming old quarter and a contrasting modern city. The Bordeaux region
is famous throughout the world for its fine wines and the city of Bordeaux
was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. Set on the banks of the
River Garonne in the Aquitaine Region of south-west France, historic
Bordeaux with its 18th century architecture is a delight to explore.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early hours departure for our journey south to Plymouth and an afternoon
sailing to Santander. Facilities on board include a choice of restaurants and lounges,
two cinemas, live music and dancing, stylish shopping malls, plus a swimming pool
and leisure area. Cabins are all air-conditioned and have full en suite facilities.
DAY TWO: Arriving in Santander this morning we cruise in past golden beaches and
the former Royal Summer Palace. After disembarking we head along the Northern
Spanish coastline to San Sebastian, the cultural hub of the Basque country where
we stay for the next two nights. Time then to commence exploring the city with its
contrasting old and new sectors divided by the River Urumea.
DAY THREE: A full day excursion to Pamplona, a city rich in history & culture best
known for the tradition of the Running of the Bulls. A guided tour is included to
experience the diversities of attractions that the city offers from stunning architecture
to modern high end shopping.
DAY FOUR: A further morning at leisure in San Sebastian, maybe take a trip up to
Monte Igueldo on the funicular railway for some spectacular views. This afternoon
we head on into Southern France and the city of Bordeaux where we stay for
three nights.
DAY FIVE: An included guided walking tour to see all the city sights. Bordeaux was
listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007 and is regarded as an 18th century
architectural gem with attractions such as the Place de la Bourse with its statues
and fountains, the Grand Theatre and the Pont de Pierre, a 500 metre stone bridge
constructed in 1822. Afternoon at leisure for personal sightseeing or to just relax
and soak up the atmosphere in a riverbank café.
DAY SIX: Today we explore the nearby area of the Dordogne and spend a morning
in the picturesque town of Bergerac, combining a beautiful old town and gentle
countryside. Take a stroll around the attractive medieval half-timbered streets with
boutique style shops and shady squares with their open-air cafes. No trip to the
Bordeaux Region is complete without a visit to a vineyard and this afternoon we
include an opportunity to sample some fine wine at Chateau Figeac, the largest
estate in the commune of Saint-Emillion, with 40 hectares of vines.
DAY SEVEN: We leave Bordeaux this morning and head north to the famous city of
Paris for an overnight stay at the Novotel Paris Ouest Rueil Malmaison.
DAY EIGHT: Continue heading north to Calais for a journey through the Eurotunnel
to Folkestone, then on via the motorways home to North Wales.
HOTEL SAN SEBASTIAN HHHH
Located just a few metres from the Ondarreta beach and around a ten minute
drive from the old town area. Completely refurbished a few years ago all the 90
spacious bedrooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe and minibar. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and café bar, pus solarium, terrace and
garden area. (Lift available but please note that there are approximately ten steps
down to the restaurant).
MERCURE BORDEAUX CENTRE HHH
A modern purpose built hotel located in the commercial district of Bordeaux, a
short distance from the historic centre. Each of the 194 bedrooms has been
refurbished in a modern contemporary style and offers facilities including hairdryer,
satellite TV, and air conditioning. The restaurant enjoys a welcoming contemporary
décor and there is also a bar decorated in a similar style. Lift available.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 24 July
DURATION
PRICE
8 days
£759
Price includes Overnight sailing with twin bedded inside cabins, six nights
accommodation with dinner and buffet breakfast, guided tours in Pamplona
& Bordeaux, wine tasting in St Emillion, plus a Eurotunnel journey from Calais to
Folkestone. (Does not include any meals on board ship)
Supplement per person: Single Room & Cabin £190
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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Basque Coast
& Bordeaux
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Costa Verde, Porto
& The Duoro Valley
115 feet). On arrival in Regua we transfer to the railway station for a train journey
back to Porto and on to the hotel.
This lovely region of Portugal known as the Green Coast boasts an almost
unbroken coastline of white sandy beaches backed by green pines and
dense woods. To the north of the city of Porto lies the popular holiday
resort of Povoa de Varzim, both a traditional fishing town and a
cosmopolitan summer resort. At one end is the picturesque fishermen’s
quarter with brightly painted boats and womenfolk mending their nets.
whilst the northern end of Póvoa has all the modern facilities, a lively mix
of beach side cafés, bars, restaurants, hotels and its 1930’s style casino.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure for our journey south to Plymouth where we board the
Brittany Ferries flagship the ‘Pont Aven’ for its afternoon sailing to Spain. Facilities on
board include a choice of restaurants and lounges, two cinemas, live music and
dancing, stylish shopping malls, plus a swimming pool and leisure area. Cabins are
all air-conditioned and have full en suite facilities.
DAY TWO: We arrive in the port of Santander, cruising in past golden beaches and
the former Royal Summer Palace. We then disembark and travel south to Palencia
for an overnight stay at the Europa Centro Hotel.
DAY THREE: We continue our journey through Spain and into Portugal, then on to
the Costa Verde and the Axis Hotel in the resort of Povoa de Varzim where we stay
for the next five nights.
DAY FOUR: This morning we travel to the quayside at Vila Nova de Gaia and board a
riverboat for a delightful cruise along the Douro river to Regua with lunch included on
board. Relax and admire the wonderful landscapes as we meander along the river
and pass through the locks of Crestuma and Carrapatelo (the highest in Europe at
DAY FIVE: A day at leisure to relax and explore Povoa de Varzim.
DAY SIX: Today we visit Porto, the second largest city in Portugal built on the right
bank of the river Douro. One of the symbols of the city are the six bridges that
connect both sides of the river. Discover the delights of this wonderful city on a
guided tour that includes a visit to a Port Wine Cellar to learn about the production of
Portugal’s most famous export.
DAY SEVEN: Our day commences with a visit to Guimaraes, classified by UNESCO
as a World Heritage Site with its medieval streets and preserved monuments.
On then to Braga, the religious capital of Portugal with its Baroque mansions,
cathedral and the vast Archbishop's Palace. The hilltop Bom Jesus shrine, located
just outside the town is one of the most famous places of pilgrimage in Portugal with
wonderful views over the town.
DAY EIGHT: After breakfast we say farewell to the coast and cross the border back
into Spain and on to Palencia for another overnight stay.
DAY NINE: We return to Santander for an afternoon sailing on the Pont Aven back to
the UK. Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities once more.
DAY TEN: We dock in Portsmouth this morning and commence our return journey to
North Wales
AXIS VERMAR HOTEL HHHH
The four star Axis Hotel enjoys a fine location on
the sea front overlooking the white sand beach
and the Atlantic Ocean with nice gardens, a
large outdoor swimming pool and easy access to
the beach. All the bedrooms have a bright
pleasant décor and feature satellite TV, hairdryer,
and air conditioning. The hotel has a large open
plan ground floor restaurant with traditional
décor overlooking the hotel gardens, and a
separate bar with dance floor.
DEPARTURE
Sunday 02 October
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DURATION
PRICE
10 days
£725
Price includes seven nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
wine and water with dinner, two nights inside cabin accommodation, Duoro Valley
river cruise with included lunch, train from Regua to Porto, services of a guide in Porto.
(Meals not included on ship)
Supplement per person: Single Room & Cabin £145
Inside Cabin with twin beds £38 / Outside Cabin with twin beds and window £75
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Discover some of the cultural and historical highlights of a country that
becomes more and more popular as a tourist destination with every year
that passes. One of the largest countries in central Europe, Poland offers a
huge amount to see and do from the wild and beautiful scenery of the
mountainous south to the stunning and historic cities with their
magnificent medieval centres and architectural delights, all just waiting to
be explored. We spend two nights in Wroclaw, one of the country’s most
beautiful cities before travelling on to spend another four nights in the
attractive mountain resort of Zakopane.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: Early departure to Dover for a Channel ferry crossing to Calais, then
continue on into Belgium for an overnight stay at the NH Hotel in Genk.
DAY TWO: We travel across the border into Germany and on past Hannover to
Magdeburg for our second overnight stay at the Ramada Hotel.
DAY THREE: This morning we continue on to the south of Berlin and cross the
border into Poland, then on to the beautiful old city of Wroclaw for a two night stay
at the Park Plaza Hotel.
of the Tatra National Park. The town has a pretty centre to explore with
beautiful wooden houses and churches, plus a good selection of shops, cafés,
restaurants and Poland’s longest pedestrianised street. For some superb panoramic
views of Zakopane perhaps take a ride on the funicular railway to the top of
mount Gubalowka.
DAY SEVEN: Today we take a drive into the Dunajec Valley and the Tatra Mountains,
passing through picturesque small towns and villages. Visits will include the village
of Chocholow with its old wooden houses, many around 150 years old, plus the
famous 15th century medieval wooden church at Debno, one of the protected
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
DAY EIGHT: A visit to the city of Krakôw with an included guided walking tour.
Explore Poland’s oldest and most visited city, full of charm and beautiful architecture
with Renaissance churches, spiralling gothic towers, galleries, sculptures and
winding narrow streets with intriguing cafes and shops. The large medieval market
square and the Cloth Hall are the focal points forming the heart of the Old Town area
and the gothic Royal castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill should not be missed.
DAY NINE: We leave Zakopane this morning and travel back into Germany for an
overnight stay at the NH Hotel in Dresden.
DAY FOUR: This morning we are joined by a local guide for a walking tour around
the centre of Wroclaw, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland built on
12 islands with some 120 bridges crossing scenic waterways making it known as
the ‘Polish Venice’. Today we see some of the city’s many sites including the Old
Town, the impressive gothic cathedral and the main town square, brimming with
historic buildings and charming pavement cafés.
DAY TEN: Travel back across Germany into Belgium for another overnight stay at the
NH Hotel in Genk.
DAY FIVE: We leave Wroclaw and commence our journey towards Zakopane with a
stop en-route at the Auschwitz Museum and Memorial. Established in 1947 by the
Polish Government on the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp, the scene of
the worst human atrocity of modern
times. A guided tour will enable you to
gain an insight of the events that took
place, truly a very moving experience.
Following the tour we continue to the
heart of the Tatra Mountains and the
five star Hotel Litwor in Zakopane
where we stay for four nights.
HOTEL LITWOR ZAKOPANE HHHHH
DAY SIX: A day at leisure in
Zakopane, Poland’s best known
mountain resort set in a stunning
location, surrounded by the mountains
DAY ELEVEN: To Calais for our return Channel crossing to Dover and on home to
North Wales.
Zakopane’s only five star hotel, ideally
situated in the centre of Zakopane beside the
main pedestrianised street. Facilities include
the Koneser restaurant and bar plus indoor
swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam
room. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and
feature bathrooms with underfloor heating,
satellite TV, mini bar, telephone, safe box and
hairdryer.
DEPARTURE
Tuesday 13 September
DURATION
PRICE
11 days
£799
Price includes ten nights hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast,
services of guides, plus return Channel ferry crossings.
Supplement Single Room £245
Information and Bookings 01286 675175
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Polish Explorer
CONTINENTAL HOLIDAYS
Norway’s
Western Fjords
Since the withdrawal of the Newcastle to Bergen ferry route in 2008 there
has been no direct services operating between the UK and Norway. Many
enquiries are still received for holidays to this beautiful country and we are
therefore pleased to offer this alternative which includes cruise ferry
crossings between Harwich and Esbjerg on Denmark’s west coast and
some unrivalled touring through the unique landscapes of Scandinavia.
The scenic beauty of Norway is legendary, one of the great natural wonders
of the world, sculpted by the glaciers of the Ice Age. A spectacular vista of
towering snow capped mountains, picturesque valleys and cascading
waterfalls descending into deep blue fjords.
Itinerary
DAY ONE: We travel south to the Harwich International Port where we board the
DFDS cruise ferry ‘Dana Sirena’ for the sailing to Denmark, due to depart at 17.45.
Time to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities that include a choice of dining options
from café bar to a la carte and Steakhouse restaurants, plus the Columbus Club
entertainment lounge and bar.
DAY TWO: We arrive at Esbjerg in Denmark at 13.00 then after disembarking we
journey through the Danish countryside to Åarhus in east Jutland for an overnight
stay at the Scandic Plaza Hotel.
DAY THREE: Depart from Åarhus and travel via Alborg to Hirtshals on the northern
coast of Denmark. Here we board a Color Line fast-craft ferry and sail to
Kristiansand on the southern coast of Norway, then continue on to Sandnes for
overnight stay at the Quality Hotel Residence.
DAY FOUR: A great day traversing fjords and islands en route to Voss. We travel
across bridges and through tunnels that connect the islands, then a short ferry
crossing over the
Skudenesfjord. Continue
north to Valevag, then
another fjord crossing to
Halhjem and on to the
lakeside town of Voss, one
of Norway's most popular
resorts in the heart of “Fjord
Country”. We spend three
nights at the historic four
star Fleischers Hotel.
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DAY FIVE: A day at leisure in Voss or an option to take the famous Norway in a
Nutshell excursion. Board the train at Voss and travel to Myrdal in the snow-covered
mountains, then a journey on the Flam Mountain Railway. A spectacular descent
down through twisting tunnels in and out of the mountain to reach the resort of Flam
some 2800 feet below. From here enjoy a cruise to Gudvangen sailing along the
narrow Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord with steep cliffs rising on both sides and
dramatic waterfalls. Finally we board a local coach for the return drive to Voss,
climbing up to the famous Stalheim viewpoint en-route.
DAY SIX: A leisurely morning followed by a spectacular drive across the Vikafjell
Mountain Road to the shores of the magnificent Sognefjord and the little town of Vik.
Here there will be an opportunity to visit the richly decorated Hopperstad Stave
Church, one of the oldest in Norway built around 1140.
DAY SEVEN: We leave Voss this morning and commence our journey to Norway’s
southern coast that will take us through a variety of landscapes. We travel through the
Hardangerfjord orchards before traversing the spectacular Haukelifjell High Mountain
Pass and descending into the Telemark Region. Continue through the beautiful
Setesdal Valley and on to Kristiansand for an overnight stay at the Quality Hotel.
DAY EIGHT: This morning we board the Color Line fast ferry for our sailing back to
Hirtshals in Denmark, then on to Esjberg for the evening sailing on the DFDS cruise
ferry back to Harwich.
DAY NINE: We arrive in Harwich at mid-day and disembark then commence our
journey home to North Wales.
FLEISCHERS HOTEL HHHH
A charming traditional wooden hotel in a superb location overlooking
Vangsvatnet Lake, originally built in 1889 and still run by the Fleischer family.
The hotel has been discreetly modernised without losing its original features.
Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, the Magdalane Restaurant and
Fredrik’s Bar, plus a large terrace overlooking the lake. All bedrooms feature
satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and mini bar. The hotel does have a lift but there
are a few steps on some floors.
DEPARTURE
Monday 20 June
DURATION
PRICE
9 days
£879
Price includes two nights accommodation in outside twin lower berth cabins
(no bunks) with shower & toilet, reserved seats on the fast ferry crossings, six nights
hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast (Meals not included on board ship)
Supplement(s) per person: Single Room & Cabin £165
Optional Norway in a Nutshell Excursion £75 (includes train from Voss to Myrdal,
Mountain railway descent to Flam, fjord cruise to Gudvangen, plus local coach
journey to Stalheim and back to Voss)
For online bookings visit www.arvonia.co.uk
Autumn/Spring
Selection
A selection of British & Continental holidays departing between
January & March featured in our Autumn 2010 / Spring 2011
programme. For further details of any these holidays please
contact our reservations team on 01286 675175 or log on
to our website at www.arvonia.co.uk
January
DATE
DESTINATION
DAYS
PRICE
03 – 07
Torquay
5
£129
03 – 07
Warner Alvaston Hall
5
£202
03 – 07
Warner Cricket – Inclusive Drinks
5
£259
07 – 09
London City Break
3
£139
07 – 09
Cardiff City Break
3
£119
10 – 14
Warner Holme Lacy
5
£263
14 – 16
Cardiff Theatre – Mamma Mia
3
£179
16 – 20
Loch Lomond – All Inclusive
5
£199
17 – 21
Warner Thoresby Hall
5
£263
17 – 21
Torquay
5
£139
21 – 23
Harrogate & York
3
£99
21 – 24
Torquay
4
£99
24 – 28
Falmouth
5
£189
28 – 30
Cardiff City Break
3
£129
29 – 30
Leeds & Peak District
2
£49
DATE
DESTINATION
01 – 08
Cote d’Azur – Cannes
8
£479
02 – 04
Madame Butterfly – Albert Hall
3
£219
PRICE
04 – 07
Cotswolds &Oxford
4
£174
February
DAYS
March
DAYS
PRICE
DATE
DESTINATION
04 – 07
Norwich & the Broads
4
£149
05 – 08
Dusseldorf Carnival
4
£239
07 – 11
Warner Nidd Hall
5
£263
07 – 11
Cumbria & the Settle Railway
5
£219
07 – 11
Eastbourne
5
£199
07 – 11
Highland House Party
5
£199
07 – 16
Renaissance Italy
10
£519
11 – 14
Historic Winchester
4
£189
11 – 13
Cardiff City Break
3
£129
12 – 23
Sunshine Spain – Calella
12
£599
11 – 15
Falmouth
5
£209
14 – 18
Warner Littlecote
5
£313
13 – 17
Loch Lomond All Inclusive
5
£229
14 – 18
Isle of Wight
5
£211
13 – 17
Lakeland – Grange Over Sands
5
£189
16 – 19
St Patricks Day – Tramore
4
£209
14 – 18
Isle of Wight
5
£201
18 – 20
Harrogate & York
3
£109
18 – 20
Glasgow City Break
3
£139
18 – 21
Paris – Six Nations Rugby
4
£209
18 – 20
Harrogate & York
3
£99
21 – 24
Cardiff City Break
4
£179
18 – 21
Warner Alvaston Hall
4
£233
21 – 25
Eastbourne
5
£229
19 – 20
Leeds & Peak District
2
£49
21 – 25
Torquay
5
£179
19 – 26
Swiss Riviera – Montreux
8
£499
25 – 27
London City Break
3
£149
20 – 27
Austrian Lakes – Fuschl
8
£469
25 – 27
Glasgow City Break
3
£149
21 – 25
London City Break
5
£199
25 – 28
Norwich & the Broads
5
£159
21 – 25
Ayrshire Coast
5
£189
28 – 01
West Coast & Galway
5
£289
22 – 25
Southport
4
£139
28 – 01
Warner Lakeside
5
£219
28 – 04
Paignton
5
£169
28 – 01
Ayrshire Coast
5
£199
28 – 04
Scarborough
5
£169
28 – 01
Scarborough
5
£179
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