Folkestone Burlington Hotel: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd November. Join us for this cheeky little pre-Christmas break with some Christmas shopping opportunities, a guided tour of Rye & the Romney Marsh with a fish & chip lunch at the iconic Pilot Inn, Dungeness, Battle of Britain Memorial Folkestone and a visit to Canterbury;. Friday en route to Folkestone we stop at the Ashford Designer Outlet where over 70 designer stores including Clarks, Marks & Spencer, Denby, Le Creuset and Skechers offer up to 60% off. We stay at the Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel just off the Folkestone Leas. Entirely refurbished in the past two years this is a super hotel with beautiful bedrooms offering everything you’d need for your stay. Dinner, bed and breakfast is included. Saturday we visit Rye & The Romney Marsh with the Blue Badge Guide. Includes the beautiful Marsh churches, eerie Dungeness, a fish & chip lunch at the legendary Pilot Inn, free time in Rye and some Marsh ghost stories and an optional visit to one England’s most unique pubs on the way back. Sunday we depart the Hotel and make a stop at The National Memorial to the Few a peaceful space, ideal for quiet reflection, atop the famous White Cliffs and offering superb views across the Channel to France. The central statue of a lone pilot is complemented by the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall, two replica aircraft and other items of interest. We finish our tour with an afternoon visit to Canterbury.Price £249.00 per person (Limited singles with no supplement) includes coach (max 25 passengers) two nights half board Hotel & guided excursion with Fish & Chip lunch
Royal Norfolk Hotel Bognor Regis: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th November. This property is a short walk from the beach. Just a few minutes’ walk from Bognor Regis Pleasure Pier, the Royal Norfolk Hotel commands a beachfront position with far-reaching views over the English Channel. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Light and airy, with a neutral decor, many rooms have uninterrupted sea views. Part of the Leisureplex Hotel Group, the Royal Norfolk boasts a split-level restaurant with a sea views, and a menu featuring British classics. There is a relaxing lounge and the bar has a small dance floor. The town centre is less than 10 minutes’ walk away, and the miles of beach provide picturesque walks. This trip offers four nights half board Hotel and coach travel including excursions to Portsmouth Gun Wharf Quays and Chichester. Price £229.00 per person (sharing twin / double room) single supplement £28.00, sea view supplement £20.00 per person.
Warner’s Isle of Wight Norton Grange Turkey Tinsel: Monday 14th – Friday 18th December. Delightfully landscaped gardens sloping gently towards the shore, swaying palms and a fabulous island location – if you like seaside settings with a distinctly tropical air, Norton Grange is a real gem. While the resort facilities are modern, there is a range of traditional seaside pleasures to make each day go with a swing. Facilities on offer include heated indoor pool, bubble pool, sauna, fitness studio, tennis, bowls, archery and pub games. Of course after dark is when Norton Grange really comes into its own. Dine in style in the resorts carvery, then sit back and allow the resident show team to entertain you. This trip includes coach from Stevenage, ferry, 4 night’s accommodation with breakfast and evening meal, leisure facilities and entertainment. Price £189.00 per person (sharing twin / double room). Fully booked
Warner’s Corton Classic Resort Turkey Tinsel: Monday 7th– Friday 11th December. Sandwiched between the beautiful coast and the rambling Norfolk Broads, there really is water, water everywhere at this traditional seaside resort. As well as being loads to do, the big draw at Corton is the star-studded line up of entertainment making it a great place to make loads of new friends. The sea air isn’t the only thing that’s free: Heated indoor pool, Pub games & quizzes, Short mat bowls, Boules, Outdoor bowls green. Classic Resorts offer a choice of comfortable chalet accommodation. All rooms are chalet style and are located around the resort. Most are in two storey buildings, ground floor accommodation is limited. There is no lift access to the rooms. Standard room accommodation is included in the price of the break, ensuite bath or shower, Colour TV, Tea & coffee making facilities. This trip includes coach from Stevenage, 4 night’s accommodation with breakfast and evening meal, leisure facilities and entertainment. Price £219.00 per person (sharing twin / double room).
Lille Christmas Market: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November. The town boasts brilliant variations for shopping from high-street internationally recognised designer brands to its gorgeous boutiques full of local artisans selling their beautiful yet quirky home wares. Lille also takes pride in it’s fantastic range of Flemish influenced dining options with brassieres, gastronomic restaurants and coffee shops. The Lille Christmas Markets offer antique wooden chalets decorated with traditional festive foods, arts & crafts as well as an impressive Ferris Wheel all dominated by a monumental 18ft Christmas Tree in a fantastic location alongside the Grand’ Place. This trip offers coach, Shuttle Crossing & two nights at the 3* Ibis Lille Centre Gares hotel with buffet breakfast. The hotel is within walking distance of city centre & old Lille (The Grand Place, Vieux Lille, Grand Palais & Eura Lille Mall). The ibis Kitchen restaurant offers local and seasonal dishes, WIFI available free of charge throughout the hotel. On our Sunday return we travel first to the delightful town of Arras. The magnificent setting of the Grand Place plays host to the Arras Christmas market which, over the years, has become one of the largest in northern France. Wooden huts, a skating rink, carousel, musical events, workshops and mouth-watering smells: the Christmas village focuses on creating a festive atmosphere in anticipation of the Christmas season. With a final stop at a Calais Cash & Carry to stock up on wine & beer this trip should offer an excellent start to any ones Christmas shopping. Price £169.00 per person (sharing twin/double room). £59.00 Single room supplement.