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Dear Friends,
Thank you for your interest in the Great Britain with Agricultural Highlights tour,
August 25 – September 5, 2016. This fabulous vacation will be hosted by Bob Bosold,
WAXX 104 Farm Director.
You'll appreciate these included Holiday Vacations Extra Value Features:
Roundtrip transportation from convenient locations throughout central Wisconsin to Minneapolis
Roundtrip airfare from Minneapolis to London, with return from Edinburgh
Excellent hotel accommodations with three nights in London, two nights in Cardiff, one night in Chester
and three nights in Edinburgh
Great Britain highlights including the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, Stonehenge, Roman Baths,
Cardiff Castle and Holyrood Palace
Agricultural highlights including Will Prichard’s Farm, Hilltop Farm and Hilton Wild Boar Farm
17 excellent meals featuring a traditional English afternoon tea
A professional Holiday Vacations Tour Director who will accompany you throughout the tour
Expert European Driver/Guides for our tours and sightseeing
Guaranteed prices upon receipt of your deposit
$100 Travel Voucher for use on a future Holiday Vacations tour
There's no better way to experience Great Britain’s agricultural highlights than with Holiday Vacations.
Our 43 years of experience and dedication to personalized service will assure you that this 12-day tour
will exceed your expectations. Holiday Vacations' inclusive attractions, sightseeing, many meals and all
accommodations as listed in our tour itineraries offer our guests extraordinary value.
Due to the tremendous interest, we anticipate this tour to sell out quickly - book today! A risk-free deposit of
only $200 will reserve your space and is fully refundable prior to final payment date. We look forward to
having you travel with us!
Courtney Nelson
Tour Consultant Manager
Holiday Vacations
12 days | A ll airfare included!
with Agricultural Highlights
August 25 - September 5, 2016
with host Bob Bosold,
WAXX 104 Farm Director
Loca l Departur es • Low Deposit • Guar anteed prices
District in time to enjoy the local area
and dinner at the hotel. B,D
DAY 9: Hilltop Fa r m
with Agricultural Highlights
Bob Bosold
Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director
at WAXX 104 for 36 years. Bob received
the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award
in 2002 and was recently inducted into
the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
He also makes many appearances at
farm related events, where he enjoys
visiting with WAXX listeners. Bob spends
much of his leisure time with his two sons.
Bob has hosted over 30 farm tours to
many fascinating destinations including
San Antonio, New Orleans, Alaska,
California, Florida, Hawaii and New
England. His international tours include Italy, China, Railroading in the
Rockies, Austria & Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand
and Holland.
Bob’s enthusiasm, humor, agricultural
expertise and farming experiences will
add to the enjoyment of your vacation.
He invites WAXX 104 listeners to join
him on this
Lakes District
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# of Overnights
Chester 1
Brecon Beacons
National Park
August 25 - September 5, 2016
Indulge in the royal traditions of England and beautiful British countryside.
Joined by our Tour Director, we rest
and relax during an overnight flight to
Great Britain.
We are warmly welcomed by our British
Blue Badge, noted as the U.K.’s most
qualified tour guides. Discover some of
the cities famous landmarks before arriving
at our downtown London accommodations
at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Hotel late afternoon, where we enjoy a
fabulous three-night stay. Tonight, our
Tour Director hosts a special WAXX
Welcome Dinner at our hotel. D
DAY 3: tour lONDON
After breakfast, a Blue Badge Guide
introduces us to the iconic landmarks,
renowned museums and beautifully
manicured parks of this dynamic capital.
We arrive at the Tower of London. This
enduring fortress houses both Britain’s
Crown Jewels and a medieval collection
of armory and weaponry. Snap a picture
of neighboring Tower Bridge as we cruise
the River Thames. Later, we partake in a
full afternoon tea complete with finger
sandwiches, scones and delicate pastries
at the beautiful Georgian Restaurant in
Harrod’s Department Store. There will be
time to shop and explore Harrod’s after
our tea. Be sure not to miss the fascinating
Edwardian food halls or the sparkling
jewels in the fine jewelry department. B,T
DAY 4: Buckingham Palace
This morning experience the history and
drama of the Churchill Cabinet War Rooms.
Hidden beneath the streets near the
Prime Minister’s dwelling at 10 Downing
Street, these are the bunkers where
Churchill directed WWII. All of the rooms
are almost exactly as they were left at the
end of the war. Next experience the
pomp and ceremony of the changing
of the Queen’s Life Guard at the
Horse Guards Parade. The afternoon
brings a special treat. Embrace the
regal elegance and royal traditions of
Britain’s monarchy during a tour of the
Buckingham Palace State Apartments,
open to visitors just two months of the
year. See the opulent throne and the
rooms the queen uses to entertain
dignitaries and honorees during royal
celebrations and festivities. B
Traveling west we discover Stonehenge,
the most recognized prehistoric
monument in the world. Few places
have generated more speculation
than the mysterious circle of standing
stones known as Stonehenge. Arriving
in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, we are introduced to the cultural
richness of honey-hued city. See Bath
Abbey and have leisure time to amble
the streets before we tour the Roman
Baths. Once a magnificent temple and
bathing complex, its extensive ruins
and artifacts have been well-preserved
and the naturally heated mineral waters
still bubble today. We continue our
journey over the border into Wales and
our home for the next two nights in the
capital city of Cardiff. This evening we
enjoy a tour of Cardiff Castle and a fun
exploration of Welsh music and culture
during a banquet in the castle. B,D
DAY 6: Welsh Countryside
This morning we embark on an excursion
into the Welsh countryside for a farm
visit on one of Will Prichard’s farming
operations. Will is a well-travelled
farmer from Wales and has been
around the globe studying innovative
and sustainable farming systems. In
the afternoon, we will visit a mechanized
dairy farm. The Welsh are well-known
for their hospitality and our visit to
these farms is sure to be a day to be
remembered. We will return to Cardiff
late afternoon to enjoy a free evening
to explore the pubs of Cardiff for a
tasty dinner on your own. B
DAY 7: Chester
We head north after leaving Cardiff for
the beautiful old red sandstone mountain
peaks of the Brecon Beacons National
Park located in South Wales. Keep
your eye open for Welsh Mountain
Ponies and Mountain Sheep as we
make our way through the grassy
moorland to the medieval walled city
of Chester, located on the River Dee
and near the border with Wales. We
will learn the fascinating history of this
city on a walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Our accommodations
are at the Crowne Plaza Chester Hotel
conveniently located in the city center
near shops and historic pubs. Enjoy a
free evening in this charming city. B
DAY 8: Li v er pool
After breakfast at our hotel, we head
north to the industrial city of Liverpool to
learn about the history of the Fab Four.
A local guide will join us on the coach
and take us on a Magical Mystery Tour
to many of the sites associated with the
Fab Four, such as Penny Lane, Strawberry
Field and the childhood homes of John,
Paul, George and Ringo. After the tour,
we will explore The Beatles Experience
museum. After lunch, we are off to
England’s fabled Lake District, an area
which has inspired artists and poets for
centuries. We will check into the Low
Wood Bay Hotel located in the Lake
& C a rc a nt Fa r m
We start our day with a visit to Hilltop
Farm, Beatrix Potter’s property
purchased with the proceeds from
her first book, Peter Rabbit. Ms Potter
was instrumental in land preservation
and beginning the National Trust as
well as fostering the Herdwick sheep
breed local to the area. This afternoon,
we arrive at Carcant Farm, home to
Neth Hill Border Collies. See how
owner Julie Hill, Supreme National
Championship winner, demonstrates
how she trains her collies using her
own developed method. We will arrive
at our home for the next three evenings
in the heart of Edinburgh and enjoy an
included dinner at the hotel. B,D
DAY 10: W ild Boa r Fa r m &
Whisky distillery
We begin our day heading north to the
Hilton Wild Boar Farm. Farmer Andrew
Johnston will show us his operation
and explain what is involved in raising
specialized livestock. Next, we are in for
a real treat, lunch on the farm including
a taste of wild boar and local produce.
What could be better after lunch than
a “wee dram?” We will learn all about
whisky production at the Wild Grouse
Experience at the Glenturret Distillery.
Our tour of the distillery will include a
taste of two whiskys. This evening is
free to explore the local dining and
nightlife in Edinburgh. B,L
DAY 11: holy rood pa l ace
This morning we visit Holyrood Palace
and learn about the mystique of Mary
Queen of Scots. The afternoon is
yours to make personal discoveries
while exploring the winding streets
of Edinburgh. Tonight we celebrate
Scottish traditions at the magically
historic setting of Prestonfield House.
We’re treated to a spectacular Holiday
Vacations Farewell Dinner with
exceptional entertainment as kilted
waiters serve us a gourmet dinner
including wine as we reminisce
about our adventure. B,D
DAY 12: Fly Home
We return home with treasured memories
of our week in Great Britain. B
Note: Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard
subject to change.
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All airfare
All fuel surcharges, government
fees, airport & departure taxes
(minimum value of $717 per person)
Holiday Vacations Tour Director
Blue Badge Guides
Motorcoach and professional Driver
Baggage handling at hotels
$100 travel voucher for a future
Holiday Vacations tour
17 Excellent Meals Featuring
Daily European breakfast
WAXX Welcome Dinner
Traditional English Afternoon Tea
Cardiff Castle Banquet
Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner
& Show at Prestonfield House
B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner T=Tea
All Accommodations Featuring
3 nights at the Park Plaza
Westminster Bridge in London
2 nights at the Hilton Cardiff Hotel
1 night at the Crowne Plaza Chester Hotel
3 nights the Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh
Attractions & Highlights
London city tour
Tower of London & Crown Jewels
Churchill War Rooms
Buckingham Palace
Roman Baths
Cardiff Castle
Local Farm Visits including
Will Prichard’s Farm, Hilltop Farm,
Carcant Farm, Hilton Wild Boar Farm,
Mechanized Welsh Dairy Farm
Liverpool Magical Mystery Tour
Glenturret Whisky Distillery
Holyrood Palace
Price Per Person
Double...............$5499 per person
Single...................6899 per person
Triple subject to availability
A valid U.S. passport is required for all U.S.
citizens. Passport cards and enhanced
driver’s licenses are NOT acceptable
Deposit: $200 per person
Final Payment: May 23, 2016
Full refund 96 days prior to departure
Guaranteed Price: Your price is
guaranteed upon receipt of your deposit.
Featured Attractions
Hilltop Farm
Beatrix Potter actively supported the National Trust
for most of her life and left Hilltop and the surrounding land to the Trust upon her death. In 1946, the
Trust opened Hilltop to the public. The beautiful
farmhouse has become increasingly popular with
visitors the world over. Filled with items she treasured, the house is set up as if she just walked out
the door for a stroll.
Tower of London
Located on the banks of the River Thames, this
castle has played a prominent role in England’s
history. Founded in 1066, this fortress served
as an armory, royal mint and notorious prison.
Designated today as a World Heritage Site,
we will view Britain’s Crown Jewels and hear
the ancient secrets of this mighty fortress.
Located on the Salisbury Plain, this prehistoric
monument has captured the imagination of
visitors for centuries. Explore the site through
the newly completed interactive visitor’s center,
discover the monument and uncover the
theories of this ancient marvel’s construction.
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the Great Britain with Agricultural Highlights tour, August 25 – September 5, 2016.
This fabulous vacation will be hosted by Bob Bosold, WAXX 104 Farm Director.
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attempts to accommodate special needs,
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and other independent suppliers. Travelers
requiring extraordinary assistance must
be accompanied by a companion who
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tour must be at least eight years old and
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the value and importance of travel
insurance for our customers. We offer
an optional Travel Protection Plan, which
includes accident and sickness coverage,
baggage protection, trip interruption and
cancellation insurance. An insurance brochure will be sent with your tour invoice
deposit receipt or may be requested in
advance. For your convenience, the insurance premium is included in the balance
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welcomes solo travelers. We will try to
assist in arranging a roommate for any
person wishing to share accommodations
at the double occupancy tour rate. Should
a shared arrangement not be available,
the single price applies.
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are usually in rooms with two double
beds. A rollaway bed or cot is subject
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voluntary basis and given individually.
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include but are not limited to: daily
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specialty restaurant cover charges
and optional shore excursions.
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designated allowance and for oversize
or overweight baggage.
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one suitcase which will be handled
for you at hotels. In addition, you may
carry a small bag aboard. Carry-on
articles are the responsibility of each
person. Carry-ons that do not fit in the
overhead compartments may be charged
as an additional piece of luggage.
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used may change without notice. Holiday
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decline or retain any person as a
participant of these tours.
Checked Luggage
(Not to exceed 62” total dimensions)
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(Not to exceed 8” x 14” x 20”)
due on your tour invoice. Processing fees
for a voluntary change in airport departure or
for other requested changes are not covered
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on or before your final payment due date.
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with the airlines is the responsibility
of each guest. This cost, if any, will be
charged by the airlines when checking
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payments of Holiday Vacations customers in the unlikely event of Holiday Vacations
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