IOW Tours Xmas Party: Monday 29th November – 3rd December

IOW Tours Xmas Party: Monday 29th November to 3rd December. This trip offers coach travel, four nights half board accommodation at the  Ocean View Hotel Shanklin Isle of Wight with entertainment including live band on Wednesday, half price bar (house brands 7.00pm – 11.00pm) and two coach excursions. Situated in a prime cliff top location looking out across Sandown Bay, the Ocean View Hotel offers guests spectacular views, warm and friendly services with food sourced from local suppliers and comfortable rooms, many with sea views and balconies for your viewing pleasure. The hotel boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, full-size snooker table, coffee-shop, bar, Canadian pine sprung dance floor, games room, restaurant, and entertainment most evenings. The hotel has 24-hour reception with the seafront, Shanklin town centre, and both Shanklin old village and the Chine all within easy walking distance. Coach will depart Stevenage at 10.00. Price £279.00 per person (limited single rooms).

Potters Resort Hopton: Monday 6th –10th September.

Potters Coastal Resort Hopton: Monday 6th – Friday 10th September. Set on sixty five acres, this all-inclusive coastal resort hotel is 4.3 miles from Lowestoft and 6.7 miles from Great Yarmouth. You already know about the amazing inclusiveness of our Breaks, with delicious food, superb entertainment, a host of sports and leisure facilities and comfortable accommodation all included in your break price. With our top singers and comedy characters day and night, our entertainment is designed to perfectly complement their holiday, allowing everyone to either enjoy conversations with live music as the perfect background to the fun evening, or to sit down and be entranced, watching our brilliant performers entertain in our Atlas Theatre, with everything from 60s favourites through to the here and now.  Our super-talented team is here to entertain and if guests prefer to watch from the comfort and safety of their own space, they can also now do this with our new investment in ‘Potters Live’ TV channel. We’ll stream live entertainment to TVs in our Private Lounges, bedrooms and at various spots around the Resort.

Normally, the biggest out-of-pocket expense of any holiday or short break is drinks, whether it’s a warming latte or cappuccino, refreshing soft drinks, a nice glass of wine or perhaps a gin & tonic or two. But we’re now including drinks*, from the moment guests arrive to the time they leave, as standard, at the UK’s ONLY All-Inclusive Resort!  In addition to your hearty breakfast and 3-course dinner, we’ve replaced the usual lunch window with a new All-Day menu. So, between 11am and 4pm on each full day of their stay, you  have the choice from soups to snacks, from pizza to pasta, or from club sandwiches to something light, at any time to suit them. *Drinks are inclusive from 3.00pm on arrival day and from 8.30am every other day to close of bars, up until 10.30am on your departure day. We actively discourage irresponsible drinking and so drinks with ultra-high Alcohol By Volume or caffeinated drinks, such as Shots, Liquors and Energy Drinks, are not included.
This trip offers coach travel to Hopton-on-Sea and return with four night’s inclusive accommodation at the Potters Resort.
Price £399.00 per person (Standard Bungalow) £419.00 per person (Bungalow Plus) limited single rooms. Coach will depart Stevenage at 10.00.

Portsmouth Royal Maritime Hotel & Guide Tours: 13th – 15th September.

Portsmouth Royal Maritime Hotel & Guide Tours: Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th September.  En route to Portsmouth, meet the Blue Badge guide in Winchester where we visit the Cathedral, the longest mediaeval building in the world. Pick out the Jane Austen links in the city where the author dies 200 years ago this year. We follow this with a scenic drive through the Meon Valley to the Royal Maritime Hotel Portsmouth to check in for dinner. The 3* Royal Maritime Hotel was set up to look after sailors and marines who were “between ships”. The club gained Royal patronage in 1855 when Prince Albert visited the hotel. The hotel is still popular with ex-serviceman but also welcomes non Naval or Military groups, recently refurbished and is just 200 yards from the Historic Dockyard. Tuesday after breakfast we depart the hotel in the company of our local Blue Badge guide. We are going to start the day with panoramic tour to tell the story of Portsmouth. You are never far from the sea here – it is the only UK city to be built on an island. Alfred the Great founded the first English Navy in Portsmouth and King Henry VIII set up the Royal Dockyard – Portsmouth continues to be the home of the Royal Navy today. We will visit Palmerston’s Nelson Fort up on the hill overlooking the city and call in at the quirky early Victorian Southwick Brewhouse which last saw active service in 1957. We take a very pleasant flat walk through Old Portsmouth before taking a break to buy a light lunch at Gunwharf Quay. Followed by the ‘Ships in Harbour’ sightseeing harbour boat tour. On returning to our hotel the rest of the afternoon is yours before our 3 course dinner is served in the hotel. Wednesday we check out after breakfast and leave our bags with the hotel concierge. Enjoy a free morning in Portsmouth – maybe a spot of shopping at Gunwharf Quay or brave the Spinnaker Tower before making tracks for home early afternoon. Price £299.00 per person (No single supplement)  Coach departs Stevenage at 08.30

Cavendish Hotel Eastbourne: 6th – 9th August


Cavendish Hotel Eastbourne:  Friday 6th – Monday 9th August. One of the most popular seaside resorts in southern England, Eastbourne offers the perfect combination of beachfront fun and historic landmarks . As such, it comes as no surprise that the town should welcome thousands of holidaymakers each summer, and remain relatively in-demand throughout the rest of the year as well. As a result, finding affordable accommodation in Eastbourne hotels can sometimes be difficult, particularly during the summer months. Fortunately, there is one hotel which caters to those searching for a competitively-priced room in a convenient location, regardless of the time of year – Britannia’s very own Cavendish hotel. The Cavendish Hotel is ideally located right on the Eastbourne seafront, close to the town’s shopping and commercial centre, Eastbourne and all the main beaches in the area. Facing the coast on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade, guests can enjoy stunning views from one of the hotel’s many suites, as well as its common areas. Both the bar and restaurant overlook the beach and serve a selection of local produce, to be enjoyed while taking in the striking beachfront views. A delicious buffet dinner is served in our Marine Restaurant from 6:30pm till 8pm. Additionally, guests can take advantage of the quiet, relaxing space the Cavendish library has to offer, while enjoying the coffee and hot beverages served there.

This trip offers coach & three nights half board accommodation Price £199.00 per person (Sharing twin / double room) single room supplement £40.00 Coach departs Stevenage at 10.00.

Bosworth Hall Hotel: Monday 20th – Friday 24th September

Bosworth Hall Hotel:  Monday 20th – Friday 24th September. Located in the heart of the English countryside, Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa is one of the most impressive and striking hotels in Market Bosworth. Set in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Grade II listed mansion dates back to the 17th century and still retains many of its original features. The main staircase is enhanced with magnificently carved banisters and the hall is panelled in oak and boasts a stunning Tudor stone fireplace. Large windows give the rooms a light and airy feel, overlooking the breath-taking views of the gardens and moat. The services offered by Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa strive to match the luxury of their surroundings. Breakfast and dinner are served daily in Jenny’s Restaurant, with fine dining being offered during dinner at Crompton’s Restaurant bar. The Courtyard Bar overlooks the stables and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The spacious en-suite bedrooms include a TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The surrounding area offers plenty to see and do. Take a stroll to the nearby historic village of Market Bosworth. Small independent shops surround the cobbled square and brightly coloured flowers are planted every summer ready for the Britain in Bloom competition. There’s also a great choice of places to eat and drink. Make sure you bring walking boots for the countryside, as walks in this area are amongst the most attractive in Britain. This trip offers coach, four night’s accommodation with breakfast and evening meal. Daily excursions will be available to Warwick Castle, Bosworth Heritage Centre (including admissions) and Leicester.  Price £249.00 per person sharing twin/double room (single supplement £40.00). Coach will depart Stevenage at 10.00

To reserve places call 01438 222410