A 5 day holiday exploring Cumbria, one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. We'll be seeing most of it by rail with journeys on the Cumbria Coast Railway, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, and the Settle to Carlisle Railway. We also have a trips out to Kirkby Lonsdale and Hadrian's Wall.
Wordsworth described Lake Como as ‘a treasure which the earth keeps to itself’. It is not simply the natural beauty of the mountain framed waters of Como that is so attractive; it is the sophisticated ambience of the towns and villages that hug its shores… and its proximity to Lake Lugano that makes it a fabulous touring base. No wonder Mr & Mrs George Clooney choose to live here!
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a £30 travel voucher when you book this holiday!* Enjoy a short break away exploring this iconic city. Why not visit the Albert Docks, Tate Liverpool, the Port Sunlight Museum, the Mersey Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story Exhibition, or the Cavern club. There's so much to do in this City of Culture.
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a £30 travel voucher when you book this holiday!* With carol singers and the smells of traditional Christmas foods it's impossible not feel in the Christmas spirit browsing the stalls. York is a Christmas shopping heaven with its eclectic mix of shops and the hand-made and fairly traded products from the region.
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a £30 travel voucher when you book this holiday!* Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is said to be the best Medieval show in the land and is held in Ludlow’s magnificent castle and features over 100 stalls selling seasonal gifts with a medieval nature. There is music, minstrels, merriment and mirth, as well as Knights, Dragons, Giants, Jugglers, Dancers, Storytellers and displays.
This tour combines the imposing scenery of North Wales, amidst the valleys and hillsides, with the vibrant life of Chester. There will be a special Welsh Evening when you will be able to enjoy the gentle strings of the Harp during dinner and the Cymau Male Choir.
Our Christmas in Cheltenham tour offers the best of a traditional Christmas, with a traditional lunch followed by Christmas cake and evening entertainment on Christmas Day. We will also head to the Wyvern Theatre on Christmas Eve for a wonderful afternoon performance of Dick Wittington.
Escape tradition and retreat to Cornwall this Christmas to celebrate in the coastal sanctuary of Newquay. The stylish Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa is the perfect haven to cosy up, relax and unwind. Expect jaw-dropping ocean views, fabulous food and festive entertainment to enjoy the season, Cornish style.
Created in Menton in 1934, the Lemon Festival is a unique event in the world. Locals use citrus fruit to create huge exhibitions and statues in dazzling yellow and orange shades. Some can reaching heights of 10 metres and more. Now in its 83rd year the results are truly extraordinary.
Welcome back to 1945! The experience starts soon as we get to the hotel where we are warmly welcomed by the Army & RAF, who'll be treating us all to tea & scones. We'll also be enjoying time in Llandudno, a trip though the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and much more.
In a lochside setting at the foot of the dramatic Glencoe, with its roaring log fires and peaceful surroundings the Ballachulish hotel is a real highland gem. Highlights of our trip include Fort William, Oban, the village of Callander, a cruise on the Caledonian Canal and much more.
The Lake District is thought to be one of the most picturesque regions within the UK. During our visit we have included many exciting excursions, including entrance to Beatrix Potter World, and a cruise on Lake Windermere. We will also visit Keswick in the Northern Lakes, and the village of Coniston.
Journey to Giverny to visit the beautiful gardens of Claude Monet, where you can admire some of the most iconic sights in the whole of France. Our tour also includes Chateau de Vendeuvre, a stunning castle in Normandy, which will be hosting its annual tulip festival.
Aboard MV Esmeralda, our Dutch Bulbfields Cruise includes visits to Enkhuizen one of the largest Marina's in the Netherlands, Hoorn, birthplace of explore Willem Shouten and the capital city of Amsterdam. We have also included entrance to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens.