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2017 Brochure

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The majority of our hotels are 3 and 4* quality, many with leisure
facilities and offering high standards throughout.
We use luxury, modern coaches with experienced, professional
drivers, allowing you to sit back and relax knowing you’re in
capable hands.
To ensure travelling time is kept to a minimum and your journey is
hassle free.
Home pick up and drop off available on lots of holidays - look out
for the VIP logo.
On our UK tours, there is no single room supplement.
Breaks2Go complies with Government regulations to protect
customer funds.
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Dear friends,
Welcome to our Breaks2Go 2017 brochure! We’re excited to bring
you lots of new tours as well as some old favourites.
Our free VIP Door-2-Door service on selected holidays has proved
to be a real winner, as have our Bargain Breaks and the hugely
popular Grand Days Out.
Here at Breaks2Go, our aim is always:
Quality hotels
Comfortable luxury coaches
Professional drivers
Attention to detail
Lots of single rooms without supplements
We hope you enjoy this year’s brochure as much as the last. Early
booking is advised on some of our most popular tours, such as the VIP
Llandudno break at the Evans Hotel which was a hit last year, and
the popular Northumbria tour at the Chilton Country Hotel, not to
mention our Grand Days Out!
Once again we’d like to say thank you to our loyal customers for your
continued support, and wish a warm welcome to those of you seeing our
brochure for the first time.
Best wishes,
From all at Breaks2Go
We look forward to seeing you on a
Breaks2Go holiday this year.
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You can reserve your own seat on the tour coach at the time of booking
and it will be yours throughout the duration of your Breaks2Go holiday.
Please note: the seating plan shown is a guide and layout may vary on
some coaches.
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Our usual pick up points are as follows:
not all pick up points will be available on all tours as routes
are designed to operate in the shortest way possible:
Departure times vary for each tour. We will contact you 3
days prior to departure to confirm your pick-up time.
For those who wish to self-drive, or VIP clients to wish to make their own
way to a departure point, a discount of £20 per person applies. Rest
assured, we will reserve a seat for you on the coach for all excursions.
Selected holidays come with our service included!
You’ll start your holiday hassle free as our chauffeur driven car, minibus or
people carrier will pick you up at your home and take you to meet our
coach, then drop you off at home on your return. Occasionally you may
travel with other like minded passengers on the same tour. Look out for
the logo to find out which holidays include this service.
To be eligible, you must live within of our pick up points in the
following areas:
Give us a call on 0141 332 7078 and our friendly team will be happy to
help. Our lines are open 7 days a week:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm
Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre
(between Queen St Station & Buchanan St). Enjoy a relaxed, friendly
atmosphere and a complimentary tea or coffee while we take care of
every aspect of your booking.
Visit us at to make a secure booking online.
We accept cash, cheque (made payable to Breaks2Go) or debit/credit
card (no credit charge charges). A
is required to secure your booking. Balances are due 28 days
before departure. Please post cheques to (no
stamp required).
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On some tours, we may use feeders to take you from your departure point
to the coach, to ensure that travelling times are kept to a minimum.
We have years of experience in providing group
holidays and what you see in this brochure is just an
example of what we can offer - we can tailor-make
tours to meet your group’s specifications, anywhere in
the UK or Europe.
Our director & group specialist, Paul McGaffney, has
over 25 years’ experience in organising group travel.
Paul can visit your group to discuss your requirements
and answer questions - there is no better way to find
out first-hand what we can offer. Our group talks are
, and Simply give us a call to
arrange a visit.
The figures speak for themselves - 90% of our group
organisers book with us year after year.
Free places:
25 - 35 = 1 free place
36 - 40 = 2 free places
41 or more = 3 free places
£10 deposits
Choose your own pick-up point
Personal guidance & advice
Group visit/talk from Paul
Hotels & excursions to suit your needs
Complete financial security & peace of mind
Provisional bookings held
No single supplements
Carefully chosen, quality hotels
Unbeatable prices
ALL GROUP HOLIDAYS OFFER
THE FOLLOWING AS STANDARD:
ARE YOU PART OF A GROUP
OR ORGANISATION?
For more information or to arrange a visit from Paul, call
or email:
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We strongly recommend that you are adequately
insured for any holiday booked with us. Breaks2Go act
as an Introducer Appointed Representative, appointed
by who are
authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct
Authority and whose status can be checked on the FCA
register by visiting or by contacting the
FCA on 0845 606 9966.
We believe that the SINGLE TRIP insurance product is
most suitable for our customers as cover is available up
to age 90 years and there is no medical screening
requirement for the vast majority of our trips. Other
products are also available.
We will provide you with an application form enabling
you to arrange this insurance. If preferred, you can visit
where you can obtain a quotation and arrange the
insurance online. Beyond providing this information, we
are not allowed to assist you in anyway in the
arrangement of your travel insurance or give you any
advice.
Global Travel Insurance, The Turret, 25
Farncombe Road, WORTHING, West Sussex, BN11 2AY.
Telephone 01903 235042 Fax 01903 229389. Email
enquiries@globaltravelinsurance.co.uk
The premium schedule shown below is valid for
policies issued up to 31/5/2017 & for the following
geographical areas:
- United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales,
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, including all islands
comprising the British Isles (except the Channel Islands
and the Republic of Ireland).
- Europe - Continental Europe west of the Ural
mountains & the Republic of Ireland.
Full details of the premium rating schedule and key
features can be found on the application form.
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Area 1 Area 2 Area 1 Area 2
1-3 days
£17.80 £27.20 £26.70 £40.80
4 & 5 days
£21.30 £34.20 £32.00 £51.40
6-10 days
£24.90 £46.10 £37.40 £69.20
11-17 days
£28.50 £50.60 £42.70 £75.80
18-24 days
£32.00 £58.00 £48.00 £87.10
25 -31 days
£35.50 £66.10 £53.30 £99.10
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SPRINGTIME IN SOUTHPORT & CRUISE
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ith beautiful
beaches and a vast
array of stylish
shops and tearooms, this
popular seaside resort has
something for everyone.
We’ve included two
interesting excursions to
Bury Market and Chester, as
well as a relaxing cruise on
the Shropshire Union Canal.
Luxury coach
4 nights DB&B at a central
Southport Hotel*
Entertainment
99p bar 6pm - 9pm
Excursions as stated
Boat cruise
MERSEY MAGIC
T
he vibrant and friendly
city of Liverpool is home
to some of Britain’s
most famous tourist
attractions, from the Mersey
Ferry & Albert Dock to the
Cavern Club and famous
Cathedral. Based at the
Adelphi Hotel, our fun filled
5 day break includes a visit
to the Cavern for some live
music. Not to be missed!
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights DB&B at the
Entertainment
Guided Liverpool tour
Entrance to Cavern Club &
afternoon of live music
A GRAND DAY OUT
A
firm favourite! Join us
for a day of
entertainment, fun,
laughs and delicious food
on a Grand Day Out in
Bannockburn! A shopping
shop at the Thistle Centre is
included, then dance the
afternoon away with Tommy
& Paul. Our day trips have
proved to be extremely
popular so early booking is
advised to avoid
disappointment!
Luxury coach
Stop at Thistle Centre
Delicious hot lunch
Tea/coffee & biscuits
Free raffles
Fantastic entertainment
and dancing with Tommy
Twigg & Paul
Early Bird Specials
*Hotel allocated 5 days before departure
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Early Bird Specials
LLANDUDNO & CRUISE
LINE DANCING WEEKEND
NORTHUMBRIAN TREASURES
A
popular tour based at
a fantastic hotel,
situated in peaceful
countryside. Northumbria is
renowned for its scenery,
colourful history and
picturesque villages. Enjoy
4 nights DB&B at the Chilton
Country Hotel, entertainment
and excursions to Durham,
Barnard Castle and
Beamish.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights DB&B
Entertainment
Excursions to Durham,
Barnard Castle and
Beamish
Luxury coach
3 nights DB&B
Live nightly entertainment &
line dancing
Line dancing instructions
Live music Sat & Sun
afternoon
Blackpool Transport Travel
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A
real hit last year,
you’re in for a toe
tapping, hip slapping
weekend of line dancing
and fun in Blackpool! Based
at the popular Sheraton
Hotel, we have some of the
UK’s top artists performing
each evening, as well as
line dancing instruction with
Andrina Faulds and
entertainment day & night.
Includes free tram & bus
travel.
Luxury coach
4 nights DB&B
Entertainment
Excursions to Chester &
Snowdonia
Cruise on the Shropshire
Union Canal
A
jam packed tour to
one of Britain’s most
popular resorts, with
sandy beaches, long
promenade & a wealth of
shops and attractions.
Based at the Evans Hotel,
renowned for good food
and fantastic entertainment
with 2 comfortable lounges,
lively bar & dance floor.
LIVERPOOL
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he vibrant and friendly city of Liverpool has some of the UK’s most
famous tourist attractions, from the Mersey Ferry and Albert Dock to the
world’s fifth largest Cathedral. The city boasts a World Heritage Site and
has an abundance of art galleries and museums as well as the magnificent
new leisure and retail experience, Liverpool ONE. With some fantastic
excursions - with a difference - this is a tour we know you will enjoy!
An exciting day as we are joined by our
Blue Badge Guide and head to the
Wirral via the Birkenhead (Old) Tunnel.
Our tour includes Lord Lever’s Port
Sunlight, Cammell Laird shipyards and
the Birkenhead Docks. We then pass
through a fine example of Regency
architecture, Hamilton Square. We finish
with an entertaining Liverpudlian Scouse
humour city tour, taking in the city’s
landmarks & finishing at the Albert Dock.
Our guide today takes us on a Beatles
Tour, visiting Ringo’s family home, Penny
Lane, Brian Epstein’s home, St. Peter’s
Church (where John & Paul met and site
of Eleanor Rigby’s grave), Strawberry
Fields, Mendips (John’s main home) and
on to Forthlin Rd, where Paul wrote over
100 songs. We finish our tour at the
Cathedral, the fifth largest in the world
and truly awe-inspiring. Our guide will
give a tour and explain the history of this
incredible structure, a spiritual and
peaceful retreat in this busy city. For
those who wish to attend, we have
arranged an afternoon of live music in
the famous Cavern, where the Beatles
began!
The Adelphi is centrally situated right in the
heart of Liverpool, a few minutes’ walk from
famous Lime Street Station and various
museums and theatres. Built in 1914, with
superb public rooms and panelled suites,
The Adelphi has modern facilities and
amenities yet still retains its historic
elegance. All bedrooms are tastefully
decorated with TV and tea/coffee making
facilities and there is a lift to all floors.
THE BEATLES & THE CAVERN CLUB
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Luxury coach travel throughout
Reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
*2 for 1 bar Jul & Aug (conditions apply)
Guided tours
Entrance to Cavern & live music
This poignant tour takes us back in time.
We visit the Church of St Luke, known as
“The Bombed Out Church” and the little
known “Western Approaches”, a top
secret bunker and Britain’s HQ during
WW2. Explore the intricate labyrinth of
rooms, once a nerve centre in wartime
Britain. Many of the rooms have
remained untouched since the doors
closed in 1945. We also visit the Queen
Victoria monument and Cathedral, both
of which defied the bombs. We then
cross the river on a “Royal Ferry” - visit the
Docks and learn about the Ark Royal,
HMS Coventry and visit HMS Conway.
Later, we visit the Liverpool Museum of
Life, an eye opening glimpse into
Liverpool life throughout the ages. This
tour will be a memorable day out for all!
We enjoy a guided tour of Liverpool,
learning about the city’s musical past
and visiting famous locations such as
Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Albert
Dock, St George’s Hall, Lime St Station
plus the many museums and galleries.
For those who wish to attend, we have
arranged an afternoon of live music in
the famous Cavern Club.
This is without a doubt one of Liverpool’s most
stunning hotels, offering luxurious, spacious
bedrooms, luxury en-suite bathrooms, large
flat screen TVs in all rooms, stylish, relaxing bar
plus glorious rooftop garden with panoramic
views. The hotel honours the legendary
football manager Bill Shankly, one of the
greatest of all time, with an array of
memorabilia and a museum giving an insight
into his life and career. You’re guaranteed a
warm welcome at the Shankly Hotel.
Luxury coach travel, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
Guided tours, entrance to Western
Approaches & Ferry
Entrance to Cavern & live music
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iverpool is renowned as a welcoming and friendly city, particularly
popular with Scottish visitors. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome and
friendly reception at our hotel, the 4* Shankly Hotel in the heart of the city.
Relax in the lap of luxury after our days out and interesting excursions. This
is a varied tour, with visits to the Western Approaches - Britain’s secret
headquarters during WW2 - and the world famous Cavern Club included.
With an array of shops, museums, art galleries, theatres and a strong
maritime history, Liverpool truly has something for everyone.
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NORTHUMBRIA
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his unforgettable tour takes us to Northumbria, made up of England’s
three most northerly counties - Durham, Tyne & Wear and
Northumberland. This area boasts some of the UK’s finest countryside,
including the North Pennines, the Cleveland Hills & Northumberland National
Park, plus miles of heritage coastline. We include a visit to world famous
Beamish Museum. This jam packed tour is not to be missed!
A historic market town which takes its
name from the mighty castle beneath
which it grew. This perfect little town is
simply packed with history and is a haven
for treasure seekers with a wealth of
antique shops, perfect for browsing.
With a wealth of interesting things to
discover in this historic town, including the
Norman Cathedral dating back to 1093,
medieval buildings, and the popular
indoor market full of stylish boutiques,
antiques and craft shops, this day out has
something for everyone.
A world famous museum telling the story
of life during the Georgian, Victorian, and
Edwardian periods. Experience the sights
& sounds as you explore the colliery, home
farm & railway station, then travel by tram
to “The Town”, with traditional shops ,
factory and offices. With plenty of time to
explore, this is a fascinating day out!
Refurbished recently and nestled in a lovely
country setting, this comfortable and friendly
hotel is the ideal base for our exciting
excursions. The hotel boasts a cosy bar,
country restaurant and tastefully decorated
en-suite rooms with views of the
surrounding countryside. All bedrooms have
telephone, TV and tea/coffee making
facilities. There is no lift, but there are ground
floor rooms available.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
Entry to Beamish Museum
DURHAM, BEAMISH & BARNARD CASTLE
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“My wife and I were on
this tour with friends and
would like to congratulate
Breaks2Go on providing
such a good break - hotel
was great and Alastair the
driver was excellent”
Mr Jarvie
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We make our way to Ellesmere Port and
the National Waterways Museum, where
we enjoy a relaxing cruise along the
Shropshire Union Canal with live
commentary. Later we visit Chester, one of
the best preserved walled cities in England.
This is a city steeped in history, with its
medieval half-timbered buildings and
Roman amphitheatre.
A relaxing day in the popular resort of
Southport, known for its Victorian shopping
area, famous Lord Street, parks and
gardens. Southport also boasts the UK’s
only magnificent iron pier, as well as
golden sands and classic buildings. A
perfect place to unwind.
The Chadwick Hotel is ideally situated on the
sea front, close to the pier and within easy
walking distance of the shops. This family run
hotel offers comfortable, spacious bedrooms,
equipped with TV and tea/coffee making
facilities. The hotel’s Atlantis Health and
Leisure Centre features a swimming pool,
gym, and spa, with a Turkish bath and Nordic
sauna. Enjoy delicious meals in the elegant
restaurant then relax in the lounge and take in
the sea views. There is a lift to all floors.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Free use of leisure facilities
Excursions as stated
Relaxing boat cruise
ST ANNE’S & CRUISE
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his delightful seaside resort is a relaxing holiday destination away from
the hustle and bustle. Lytham St. Anne’s holds all the essential
ingredients for that special break, yet is only a short distance from the
bright lights of Blackpool. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a wide range
of shops and boutiques, as well as the miles of sandy beach and the pier.
We have included excursions to Southport , Chester and a FREE boat cruise
on the Shropshire Union Canal with live commentary.
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BEAUTIFUL YORKSHIRE DALES
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he Yorkshire Dales boast some of the most stunning scenery in the UK,
from limestone crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of
caves. Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against
expansive heather moorland tops. Sit back and savour this spectacular
landscape on a vintage steam ride, with leafy villages, markets, a historical
abbey and a traditional English pub lunch all waiting for you. This is
guaranteed to be a memorable tour for all.
Soak up the atmosphere and thrill your
eyes and ears with the delightful puffing
and hissing of a real vintage steam
engine! Sit back and enjoy your journey
through picturesque countryside to Bolton
Abbey Station, with time to admire the
magnificent Abbey. Afterwards, we spend
the afternoon in the elegant spa town of
Harrogate. Explore the antique shops,
boutiques, cobbled streets and gardens.
We enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the
famous Skipton Market, which dates back
to Medieval times. We then spend the
afternoon at Fountains Abbey, one of the
largest and best preserved ruined
Cistercian monasteries in England and
one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. Explore
the Abbey at your leisure or enjoy some
tempting treats in the lakeside tea toom
whilst watching the world go by.
We spend a relaxing morning taking in the
sights and sounds of the world famous
Yorkshire Dales, travelling through the
heart of the National Park. Our first stop is
Grassington with its charming cobbled
square and unique shops offering local
foods, crafts and gifts. Later, we head
north through Kettlewell, arriving at the
famous Aysgarth Falls - don’t forget your
camera! After working up an appetite, we
visit the George & Dragon Aysgarth for a
traditional English pub lunch.
This exceptional, family-run hotel offers the
best in Yorkshire hospitality and is in a
wonderful location on the scenic banks of
the Leeds-Liverpool canal, just a short walk
from the market town of Skipton. Meals are
served in the canal-side Baby Swan
restaurant where you can enjoy views of the
local wildlife. All 80 rooms are equipped
with TV, radio, telephone, trouser press,
hairdryer & hospitality tray. The hotel also
boasts leisure facilities including indoor
swimming pool, gym, sauna, solarium and
steam room. There is a lift to all floors.
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Luxury coach travel, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Steam railway journey
Yorkshire Dales tour
Entrance to Fountains Abbey
Traditional pub lunch
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Half day excursion to visit Haworth, the
home of the Bronté sisters where many of
their famous works were written, and
where the Parsonage Museum houses
many fascinating family relics.
Into Yorkshire's favoured 'Golden Triangle',
where property is at its most desirable. In
the morning, we travel to Harrogate, a
fashionable spa town with green
parkland, beautiful gardens, boutiques
and teashops, then on to York for the
afternoon. Without doubt, one of our
favourite British cities, from the majestic
Minster and old city walls to narrow
alleyways including The Shambles and
fabulous museums such as the Jorvik
Centre and National Railway Museum.
A very scenic day touring the Yorkshire
Dales National Park through Airedale to
reach the market town of Skipton, where
the main street is overlooked by a
medieval castle. On past Settle and the
soaring Ribblehead Railway Viaduct to
peaceful Wensleydale, famous for its
cheese, to call at Wensleydale Creamery in
Hawes for a cheese making
demonstration.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
Cheese making demonstration
YORKSHIRE DELIGHTS
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alderdale's largest town, Halifax has one of the most complete
Victorian townscapes in Britain, and has been a centre of woollen
manufacture since the 15th century. The town is home to some
outstanding architecture from the Grade 1 listed Piece Hall with its huge
open courtyard to the historic undercover Borough Market and the ornate
Town Hall. Our tour takes us to some of the most interesting sights Yorkshire
has to offer, from the historic towns of Harrogate, York and Haworth (home
of the Brontë sisters), to the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.
This 3-star hotel housed in a converted mill is
centrally situated, only minutes from the shops
and attractions. Free WiFi is available and a lift
serves most floors. All en-suite bedrooms are
equipped with flat-screen TV, telephone and
tea/coffee making facilites. Freshly prepared
food is served in La Taverna restaurant, and a
wide selection of wines, beers and soft drinks
can be enjoyed at the bar.
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PICTURESQUE BRIDLINGTON
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or the many thousands who return here year after year, Bridlington is the
perfect seaside resort with miles of level promenade, the lovely Heritage
Coast, and beautiful golden beaches. There's the busy working harbour
alive with colourful trawlers and pleasure boats, the Old Town with its Priory
Church, clifftop Sewerby Village and Park and, at the northern end of the bay,
is one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain - Flamborough
Head.
Full day excursion to the historic city of York.
There is plenty of free time to explore this
favourite tourist city, and with so much to
see you will have to be selective - the
majestic Minster, a walk along the old
Roman walls, the Shambles, the Jorvik
Centre and the National Railway Museum
are all worth considering.
Our trip takes us across the Yorkshire
Wolds, with beautiful views stretching for
miles, to arrive at the proud county town of
Beverley with its superb Minster church.
From here we continue to view the
spectacular Humber Bridge before
enjoying some free time in Hull, the 2017
UK City of Culture.
This comfortable, friendly hotel is ideally
situated only yards from Bridlington's
impressive level promenade and a few
minutes’ walk from the town centre shops.
All bedrooms have private facilities, hair
dryer, television and tea/coffee making
facilities. The cosy restaurant serves quality
home cooked meals every day and there is
evening entertainment 4 nights a week in
the bar/lounge. There is a lift to most floors.
(Tinsel & Turkey)
Luxury coach travel throughout
Reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment most nights
Excursions as stated
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Luxury coach travel throughout
Reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
Day trip to Bruges
FOLKESTONE & BRUGES
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ituated to the south of the 'Garden of England' is Folkestone - a seaside
resort with plenty of amenities, all within easy reach of the hotel. There
is the cliff-top Victorian boulevard known as The Leas, whose wide
lawns and colourful flower beds are a constant delight. The older part of the
town with its cobbled streets and village-like atmosphere is accessible from
The Leas via a Victorian water-powered cliff lift. Our tour includes a visit to
the charming fairy-tale medieval town of Bruges in Belgium.
This large modern hotel is situated on the
harbour side and access to the town is via
a cliff side lift or cobbled walk past the
shops. Enjoy buffet-style meals in the
spacious restaurant and an excellent nightly
entertainment programme with cabaret
shows. Leisure facilities include indoor
swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium
(extra charges apply), & games room. All
rooms are equipped with TV and tea/coffee
making facilities.
Today we travel along the south coast
seeing Hythe and Dymchurch before
visiting the ancient port of Rye, with its
enchanting cobbled streets. Part of the
Cinque Ports confederation, this historical
town is filled with charming sights. We
then visit England's most famous Medieval
Cathedral City of Canterbury with its many
ancient buildings, shops, bars and
restaurants. The small and compact city
centre closed to traffic during the daytime
to enable the narrow streets and the many
attractions to be more easily accessed by
visitors.
After breakfast, we cross the Channel to
France and we then make our way to the
beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium. With its
cobbled streets, many canals and shops
selling delicious Belgian chocolates and
lace, for which the city is famous, you’ll be
spoiled for choice for things to do and see.
We return to our hotel in time for evening
meal.
SOUTHPORT & CRUISE
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njoy this seaside resort at a bargain price! Elegant Southport boasts
beautiful beaches and a vast array of stylish shops and tea rooms.
Wander down Lord Street under the beautiful wrought iron canopies or
visit “The Village” in town with its pastel coloured quirky gift shops. Includes
a relaxing cruise which has proved a hit with our customers.
This morning we make our way to
Ellesmere Port to visit the National
Waterways Museum and enjoy a 30
minute boat cruise along the Shropshire
Union Canal with live commentary. Later,
we visit Chester, one of the best preserved
walled cities in England. The city is
steeped in history, from the Roman
amphitheatre to the medieval half-
timbered buildings.
The dramatic scenery of The Lakes awaits
us, with its sheltered bays, rolling hills and
bustling market towns. We visit historic
Bowness with its listed buildings, variety of
shops and cafes and pleasant
promenade, then on to visit picturesque
Lake Windermere.
You’ll be staying in quality hand-picked
accommodation, either The Prince of Wales or
Scarisbrick Hotel, both situated in prime
positions in this traditional seaside resort.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B (hotel allocated
5 days before departure)
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
Boat cruise
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CHESTER & THE LAKES
Luxury coach travel throughout
Reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
Cruise & cream tea
A visit to the lovely market town of Ross-
on-Wye then on to Hay-on-Wye, a
fascinating town on the Welsh border
famous for its book shops. We end with a
trip to the cathedral city of Hereford.
We visit historic Chepstow with its castle
and abundance of shops and cafes,
before returning to the hotel via the
magnificent Forest of Dean & Coleford.
We start off with a relaxing cruise on the
Wye (with commentary) followed by a
delicious cream tea. We then visit the
bustling Welsh market town of Monmouth.
THE BREATHTAKING WYE VALLEY
A
n area of outstanding natural beauty, the Wye Valley is one of the most
scenic areas in the UK - pretty little market towns, cathedral cities and
the beautiful Forest of Dean, all surrounded by unbeatable scenery
make for a wonderful holiday destination. We have included a river cruise
with cream tea to help you get the most out of your holiday - the perfect
recipe for a relaxing break!
Based in Symonds Yat, designated an area of
outstanding natural beauty, the Paddocks
Hotel is the ideal spot for a relaxing break.
Set amongst lovely scenery on the banks of
the Wye, the hotel boasts a comfortable
lounge, fantastic ballroom with dance floor,
en-suite rooms and delicious home cooked
food. This friendly hotel has a warm,
welcoming atmosphere and stunning views
of the surrounding area. The village of
Symonds Yat is situated on the Wye, where
tea rooms, cosy inns and craft shops all
huddle close to the bank.
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SCARBOROUGH
B
ritain’s original seaside resort, Scarborough has been attracting visitors
for hundreds of years. With its open sandy beaches, delightful parks
and beautiful gardens, there’s something for everyone. Situated on the
Yorkshire coast, Scarborough is an excellent base for our tour which includes
a visit to historic York as well as a memorable day at Eden Camp Museum.
Luxury coach with reserved seat
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Entertainment
Excursion to historic York
A day to remember at the Eden
Camp Museum (entrance included)
You’ll be staying in quality, hand-picked
accommodation, in one of the following
hotels: the ever popular ,
occupying a superb location overlooking the
harbour and beaches, the excellent
, perfectly located in the heart of town
and known for its magnificent Regency
decor, OR the , a firm
favourite located close to all attractions.
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SEASIDE SPECTACULAR
Capital of the “White Rose County”, York is
a popular destination for tourists, steeped
in history and boasting a wealth of
attractions. Visit York Minster, the largest
Gothic Cathedral in England, explore the
many shops, museums and cafes or enjoy
lunch in a traditional pub. There’s
something to suit all tastes on this
delightful day out.
Eden Camp Museum will transport you
back in time to wartime Britain, with a
chance to experience the sights, smells
and sounds of the time. Housed within
the grounds of a genuine WW2 prisoner of
war camp, Eden Camp is no ordinary
museum. Scenes from wartime are
reconstructed using movement, lighting,
sounds and special effects, all of which
transport you back in time. Eden Camp is
suitable for all ages and is flat throughout.
With so many fascinating displays and
exhibits, this day out will leave you with
memories and experiences to share long
after your holiday is over.
Today takes us on a half day tour to
Totnes, a typical picturesque country town
with its local market where stall-holders
wear Elizabethan costume to add to the
atmosphere.
Today we travel across the serene
Dartmoor National Park, stopping off in
some villages along the way including
Princetown, the highest village on
Dartmoor and home to the famous prison.
We continue to Plymouth with its many
attractions including the Citadel and the
Barbican with its quaint cobblestone
streets.
Located close to the seafront, the Derwent is a
warm & welcoming hotel with unbeatable
leisure facilities, indoor and outdoor pools,
spa, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, tennis,
ten pin bowling, short mat bowls, snooker,
aqua fitness and sun terraces. Enjoy delicious
meals in the restaurant, then relax in the
comfortable bars and lounges with
unforgettable nightly entertainment shows
and live music, as well as day time bingo and
quizzes. There is a lift to all floors.
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4 nights dinner, B&B in Torquay
Entertainment
Free use of leisure facilities
Excursions as stated
TORQUAY LUXURY
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orquay, the heart of the English Riviera, is a stylish resort with a true
continental atmosphere - Victorian visitors compared it to the South of
France. With an amazing nine beaches, palm-lined promenade,
harbour, marina, pavement cafes and boutique shops, it’s a truly splendid
holiday destination! To ensure you start your holiday relaxed and refreshed,
we begin with an overnight stay at a quality hotel in the heart of England
with dinner, bed & breakfast included, before making our way to Torquay.
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Great British seaside breaks!
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ontins are famous for offering great
value seaside breaks for the young at
heart! These adult-only resorts are ideal
if you want to get away from it all and enjoy a
relaxing break in picturesque surroundings.
Your every need is catered for, with fantastic
entertainment, leisure facilities, delicious meals
and lots to see and do. With guests returning
year after year, you’ll find your Pontins break is
a real home away from home!
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P
akefield is one of Pontins’ most peaceful
resorts and the ideal place for a relaxing
break, with beautiful gardens, sandy
beaches, seaside towns and picturesque
countryside all on your doorstep. Enjoy live
entertainment nightly, a choice of bars and
eateries, swimming pool, snooker, darts, short
mat bowls, tennis court and more. All chalets
are ground level, in landscaped gardens and
just a short stroll from the main facilities. All are
equipped with TV, heating, double glazing,
en-suite shower/bath and tea/coffee making
facilities. Meals are served in the buffet style
restaurant with views of the sea.
Enjoy a trip to Great Yarmouth where seaside entertainment is at its best. Take
a stroll along the bustling promenade and savour the sea air, visit the historic
quay and the medieval rows, take in a Punch & Judy show or find a quiet spot
on the beach and enjoy some traditional fish and chips!
The capital of the broads, Norwich is famous for its cobblestone streets and
incredible architecture. There is plenty to see including the ancient city walls and
castle, the Norman cathedral, museums, art galleries and abundance of small
shops.
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and Bay is the perfect choice for the more
mature holidaymaker. Situated just 2
miles from the popular resort of Weston-
super-Mare, Sand Bay is set in beautiful
landscaped grounds with plenty of space to
get away from it all and relax. Facilities include:
indoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens,
nightly entertainment, bingo, tea dances and
much more. All chalets are on ground level
and equipped with en-suite bath/shower, TV
and tea/coffee making facilities.
This popular resort is famous for its flat, long promenade and picturesque bay
with miles of sandy beaches. Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the attractions
including the pier and Winter Gardens.
A leisurely morning takes us to the magnificent Cheddar Gorge & Mendip Hills.
We then head to England’s smallest cathedral city, Wells, with time to explore.
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BLACKPOOL, CRUISE AND MORE
A
tour with a difference! This fantastic holiday takes us to three of the
UK’s most popular seaside resorts - Blackpool, Southport and St.
Anne’s. We also take a step back in time to the 1800s with a visit to
Port Sunlight Museum and Village. Based at the popular Stuart Hotel, this
will be a memorable, fun filled holiday!
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment on 2 nights
Excursions as stated
Boat cruise
Located in Clifton Drive, just a few steps from
Blackpool’s south promenade, this beautiful,
family-run hotel is a firm favourite. You’ll be
well looked after by Angela & Mark who
offer a warm welcome and genuine
hospitality. The hotel is decorated to a high
standard throughout, with stylish, spacious
bedrooms, all equipped with flat screen TV
and tea/coffee making facilities. The cosy
restaurant serves excellent home cooked
meals daily and there is a lift to all floors.
LUXURY SPECTACULAR
A full day tour, taking us back in time. We
make our way to
which dates back to 1888. Created
by William Lever for his Port Sunlight
workers, this picturesque industrial village
is a must-see. Later, we make our way to
Ellesmere Port to visit the National
Waterways Museum, where we enjoy a
boat cruise along the Shropshire Union
Canal with live commentary. Later, we visit
Chester, one of the best preserved walled
cities in England.
A full day tour, visiting two of the UK’s most
popular seaside destinations. First, we
head to Southport, an elegant resort with
sandy beaches and a vast array shops on
famous Lord St, as well as the broad tree-
lined boulevard with covered walkways,
arcades and famous gardens. Later, we
spend some time in upmarket St. Anne’s.
Soak up the atmosphere browse the
shops or take a stroll along the sandy
beach or the pier.
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We head for Greenock where we board
the Boudicca. Once on board, a light
afternoon tea is served with sandwiches
and cakes. Later, we enjoy a delicious
4-course dinner followed by fantastic
entertainment.
Enjoy breakfast on board before we
disembark in Liverpool and rejoin our
coach for a sightseeing tour of the city’s
landmarks, followed by some free time in
this vibrant city before we head for home.
The Boudicca boasts fantastic facilities
including atmospheric restaurants, relaxing
lounge bars, heated swimming pools, spa,
gym, library and excellent live shows with
artists to suit every taste. All rooms and suites
on board are equipped with everything you
need for a comfortable, relaxing and
enjoyable stay, including a desk, telephone,
television, hairdryer, air conditioning and tea
and coffee making facilities.
FRED. OLSEN TASTER CRUISE
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tep aboard the magnificent Boudicca for an overnight taster cruise from
Greenock to Liverpool. This beautiful ocean liner oozes a sense of class
and elegance rarely seen on modern ships and provides and intimate
and traditional cruise experience. This taster cruise is the ideal chance for
you to see what Fred Olsen has to offer - explore the ship and sample the
delights of ocean cruising. Your holiday includes a guided tour of Liverpool
with free time in the city.
AND FAMOUS LIVERPOOL
Luxury coach with reserved seat
1 night DB&B aboard Boudicca
Entertainment on board
Light afternoon tea, sandwiches &
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LLANDUDNO
L
landudno is one of Britain’s great Victorian seaside resorts with its long
promenade, sandy beaches, shops and a wealth of attractions. Relax in
the tearooms at the Victoria shopping centre or stroll along the
promenade. Above it all soars the Great Orme Tramway which has been
delighting visitors since it opened in 1902. Llandudno is a popular
destination with lots to see and do! We’ve included some interesting
excursions to help you get the most out of your holiday.
Enjoy a day exploring the stunning scenery
of the Snowdonia National Park. Our first
stop is the pretty town of Betws-Y-Coed, full
of quaint shops and cosy tea rooms. We
then continue our scenic drive passing
through Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog
with time for lunch. Our route then takes
in the shadow of Snowdon, travelling via
the Llanberis Pass. We then make our way
back to the hotel for dinner and
entertainment.
A picturesque tour across the famous
Menai Bridge to the Welsh seaside resort
of Anglesey. We then head to the lovely
Victorian yachting town of Beaumaris,
offering spectacular views across the
straits. Enjoy browsing in the quaint shops
or stop for lunch in the tea rooms. Later we
visit Conwy and its castle.
The Evans Hotel is renowned for fantastic
entertainment, making it one of the most
popular hotels in Llandudno. The Evans is
ideally situated in a quiet location, only
minutes away from the centre of town. All
50 en-suite rooms are equipped with TV,
hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities
and there is a lift to all floors. With great
food, spacious bar, dance floor, 2
comfortable lounges, snooker, pool & darts,
this hotel truly has something for everyone!
Luxury coach travel throughout
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4 nights dinner, B&B
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Excursions as stated
“What a fantastic
break, coach driver,
hotel and excursions
were all first class -
we’ll be back next
year!”
Mr & Mrs Stirling
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An exciting day today as we make our
way across the famous Menai Strait to
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllll
antysiliogogogoch, the town with the
longest name in Europe! We then head to
the seaside resort of Beaumaris, renowned
for its Tudor and Georgian architecture and
overlooked by its Castle.
A relaxing but interesting day out. We visit
the National Waterways Museum, where
we enjoy a boat cruise along the
Shropshire Union Canal with live
commentary. Later, we visit Chester, one of
the best preserved walled cities in England.
The city is steeped in history, from the
Roman amphitheatre to the medieval half-
timbered buildings. There’s plenty to see
and do.
This friendly, family run hotel is perfectly
situated, only a short walk from the pier and
shops. The Risboro boasts a heated indoor
swimming pool (re-opening in May 2017),
gym, hair & beauty salon and rooftop garden.
All en-suite rooms are tastefully decorated and
equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee
making facilities. There’s fantastic nightly
entertainment in the ballroom with bar, large
dance floor and stage. There is a lift to most
floors - please specify when booking if you
require a room with lift access.
NORTH WALES EXPLORER & CRUISE
L
landudno, the largest resort in Wales, is beautifully situated against the
backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia. The town retains its Victorian
elegance with its long promenade, sweeping sandy bay overlooked by
the Great and Little Ormes plus an abundance of shops and tea rooms.
There’s something to suit everyone in this popular resort.
A uniquely styled, traditional family run hotel,
owned and operated by the Williams family
for three generations. The Ambassador is
renowned for comfort, great service and
friendly staff - you’re guaranteed a warm
welcome. Situated in a prime position on the
promenade, you’re only a short stroll from the
shops, pier and sandy beach. All en-suite
bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone,
hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
There is a lift to all floors.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
Choice of hotels/dates
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
Boat cruise
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ABOYNE
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boyne is a delightful village in the heart of Royal Deeside, an area
famed for its unspoilt beauty. Situated midway between the sea at
Aberdeen and the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park in an
excellent position for countryside walking and other activities. It was founded
in the 17th century and is unusual in that it has at its centre, an open space
similar to an English village green.
Spend a day following one of the routes
which pass many castles in the
atmospheric north east. Seeing
Forbestown, the Correen Hills, Huntly,
Inverurie and Alford before returning to
Aboyne. This is a day of contrasting sights
from picturesque Glens to atmospheric
hills and friendly Highland villages.
We enjoy a jaunt to the Linn of Dee, a
famous local beauty spot at the head of
the Dee Valley where the River Dee
cascades through the wild terrain. We also
stop at the famous Kirk at Crathie and the
lovely town of Ballater.
Today we travel alongside the River Dee to
spend some free time in Aberdeen, the
Granite City. With its sparkling granite
buildings, the city has an enchanting
skyline, and the old town has a magical air
of times gone by. Returning to the hotel via
Banchory, known as 'the Gateway to Royal
Deeside'.
Luxury coach travel throughout
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4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
The Huntly Arms Hotel, set in the centre of
the picturesque village, is surrounded by the
Cairngorms Park and a stone's throw from
the River Dean. Probably the oldest coaching
inn to be found in Scotland, dating back to
1432, it played host to Queen Victoria, who
often rested at the Huntly Arms on her way
to Balmoral Castle. Bedrooms have private
facilities, tea/coffee maker, TV, iron/board
and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available in the
public areas and there is a lounge and bars.
Although there is no lift, most bedrooms are
on first and second floors.
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A full day out visiting Glenlivet Distillery
where you find not just a distillery but also
home to a beautiful glen steeped in
history. Also visited is the Speyside
Cooperage in Craigellachie with its award
winning exhibition and a chance to see
the coopers at work. Returning to
Carrbridge via Baxters Village at Fochabers
and the ancient Royal Burgh of Forres.
A day of contrasting scenery today with
rugged beauty seeing the highest village
in the Highlands - Tomintoul. and travelling
over Lecht Summit. Continuing to the Dee
Valley we have time to explore Crathie Kirk
before stopping at the picturesque village
of Ballater with its shops and royal
connections.
A leisurely day out as we travel north over
Culloden Moor to the seaside town of
Nairn where, in Victorian times, thousands
flocked to the resort. Today the town
remains a popular holiday destination with
pleasure boats in the harbour, sandy
beaches and the promenade with
fantastic views over the Moray Firth.
Family owned and run, this 3* hotel is
situated inside the Cairngorm National Park
in the 18th century village of Carrbridge,
deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Originally built in 1803, this sympathetically
extended hotel is set in breath-taking
scenery on the banks of the River Dulnain.
The famous pack horse bridge, one of the
oldest of its kind, is directly opposite the
hotel. All en-suite rooms are equipped with
TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals
are served in the relaxed, informal restaurant
and there is a lift to most floors.
CARRBRIDGE
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he village of Carrbridge is situated in the heart of the Highlands, where
the towering peaks of the Cairngorms meet the clear running waters of
the Spey Valley. It's an ideal location for exploring the majestic hills,
scenic trails and picturesque villages that make this area so appealing.
We’ve included some interesting excursions that you’re sure to enjoy!
Luxury coach, reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
Entrance to distillery & cooperage
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CARRBRIDGE CEILIDH CAPER
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oin us for a fun filled weekend of music and
dancing in the heart of the Highlands! These
popular ceilidh nights at the Carrbridge Hotel
are not to be missed, and everyone can get involved
- young or old, experienced dancers or beginners, even those with
two left feet!
A leisurely day out as we travel north over
Culloden Moor to the town of Nairn, an
attractive seaside town with a prime
location on the Moray Firth and one of the
driest and sunniest places in Scotland. In
Victorian times, thousands flocked to the
resort believing in the medicinal properties
of the local sea waters. Today the town
remains a popular holiday destination with
pleasure boats in the harbour, sandy
beaches and the promenade with
fantastic views over the Moray Firth.
Luxury coach travel throughout
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2 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Ceilidh night on Sat
Excursion as stated
Family owned and managed, this 3* hotel is
situated inside the Cairngorm National Park
in the 18th century village of Carrbridge,
deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Originally built in 1803, this sympathetically
extended hotel is set in breath-taking
scenery on the banks of the River Dulnain.
The famous pack horse bridge, one of the
oldest of its kind, is directly opposite the
hotel. All bedrooms have private facilities, TV
and tea / coffee making and there is a
relaxed, informal restaurant. There is a lift to
most floors.
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First to the ancient and Royal Burgh of
Selkirk, long associated with the famous
writer Walter Scott. Then on to the historic
town of Hawick, Scotland's Heritage
Capital, where there are beautifully quaint
cafes and famous mill shops to explore.
Returning to Melrose via Jedburgh.
The most northerly town in the whole of
England, Berwick-upon-Tweed is full of rich
history and is a charming and eclectic
Georgian market town with a huge range
of things to do and see. We also have a
chance to visit Holy Island (subject to tidal
conditions), known locally as Lindisfarne,
famed for being the birthplace of English
Christianity. Returning to Melrose via the
beautiful market town of Kelso.
Travel south to the 'Muckle Toon' of
Langholm, at the confluence of the River
Esk and Ewes Water. Continuing south into
England and onto the old Roman Road
which runs parallel to Hadrians Wall.
Sections of the wall can clearly be seen
from the road as well as several forts and
ancient dwellings.
Situated in the heart of this picturesque
border town, the George & Abbotsford is a
family owned and run hotel set in an historic
listed building with many architectural
features of the Georgian period. All
bedrooms have private facilities, TV and
tea/coffee making amenities. There is no lift,
however most bedrooms are on first floor.
This charming hotel is a real home from
home.
MELROSE
T
he attractive town of Melrose is a picture-postcard town located at the
foot of the Eildon Hills on the banks of the River Tweed, in an area of
gentle hills, smooth valleys and ancient abbeys in the heart of the
Scottish Borders. The pretty town provides the ideal base to explore some of
the Border towns and Northumberland Coast. This great value tour is
packed with interesting excursions and has something for everyone.
Luxury coach
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4 nights dinner, B&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
HISTORIC BORDERS & HOLY ISLAND
PITLOCHRY
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itlochry is set in the heart of stunning Highland Perthshire. A
picturesque Victorian town and the bypassing of the A9 a number of
years ago has not diminished its vibrancy. It is elegantly positioned on
the banks of the River Tummel and with fine views of the mountains and hills
nearby. We’ve included some interesting excursions you’re sure to enjoy.
Travel north passing the mighty
Cairngorms to the 'capital' of the
Highlands - Inverness. Time to look around
this thriving city with a rich variety of things
to do and see from shopping and culture
to eating and drinking. There is number of
historic buildings and the Victorian Market
in the historic Old Town, while a great
variety of popular High street names can
be found at the Eastgate Centre.
First to Loch Tummel and the famous
Queen's View, looking west along Loch
Tummel it is one of the most iconic vistas
in Scotland. Then on to the town of
Aberfeldy, before continuing along Loch
Tay to Killin and home to the spectacular
series of rapids known as the Falls of
Dochart. Returning to Pitlochry by Loch Earn
and Crieff.
A morning visit to Blair Castle the ancient
seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The
castle enjoys one of Scotland's finest
settings and is host to the 'Atholl
Highlanders', Europe's only remaining
private army. The castle has been
transformed through the ages from its
medieval beginnings to a fine Georgian
mansion and finally a Victorian castle in
the baronial style.
Luxury coach travel throughout
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4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
This beautiful Victorian hotel is situated in
the heart of this picturesque town on the
main street. All en-suite bedrooms have TV
and tea/coffee making amenities. There is a
lift to most floors, a cosy snug bar, whisky bar
and coffee lounge. Meals are served in the
elegant restaurant with views over the
stunning private gardens. Relax in Mr
Fisher's Coffee Lounge or the Garden Room
and enjoy afternoon tea, or unwind with a
drink or two in the award winning gardens
after a busy day. You’re sure to feel at home
in this friendly hotel.
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JUST ANNOUNCED!
GRAND DAYS OUT
ARE BACK FOR 2017!
A SUPERB DAY OUT AWAITS!
Travel by luxury coach to the Thistle Centre
in Stirling for some retail therapy before our
coach whisks you off to McQ’s in
Bannockburn for an afternoon of food, fun,
laughter, entertainment and dancing! Enjoy
McQ’s famous steak pie lunch followed by tea
and coffee and a FREE raffle with fantastic
prizes. Our star Tommy Twigg will entertain
you with all your favourite tunes.
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Shopping at the Thistle Centre
Welcome reception at McQ’s
Hot lunch with McQs steak pie
Tea/coffee
Free raffle
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Tuesdays
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13 June
15 August
10 October
Wednesdays
24 May
5 July
13 Sept
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BEAUTIFUL BRAY & DUBLIN
A
truly memorable tour, combining a seaside break with the sights and
sounds of bustling Dublin & the historical town of Kilkenny. Our base
is the seaside town of Bray known as the “Brighton of Ireland”. There
is plenty to see & do in this popular town. Our excursions take us into the
heart of the Wicklow mountains, the historic town of Avoca and the stunning
scenery of Glendalough. To help get the best of everything from this tour we
visit bustling Dublin for a guided tour with plenty of free time to explore.
We travel to bustling Dublin where we take
a short guided city tour to help you get your
bearings. Later, there is ample free time to
explore. Once Europe’s fifth largest city
with a history that dates back over a
thousand years, Dublin is a popular tourist
destination with friendly people, fantastic
shops, restaurants and, of course, pubs
serving up a perfect pint of Guinness!
Today we set off on an enchanting journey
through the mythical Wicklow Mountains.
We visit the stunning valley of
Glendalough and the Wicklow Gap before
continuing to the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ -
the beautiful Vale of Avoca, also known
as TV’s fictional Ballykissangel. Fitzgerald’s
Pub in Avoca is a must-see for any fan of
the series! We return to Bray by the busy
port town of Arklow with its dark history as
the site of one of the bloodiest battles of
the 1798 rebellion.
Luxury coach & ferry crossing
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Excursions as stated
Guided tour of Dublin
Free use of leisure facilities
The comfortable Royal Hotel is situated in
the heart of Bray, just a short walk from the
seafront. All 128 en-suite bedrooms are
equipped with TV, safe, hairdryer and
tea/coffee making facilities. Enjoy the warm
and inviting ambiance of the Heritage
Restaurant, which serves a range of meals
produced with fresh, local ingredients.
Guests can enjoy free use of the leisure
facilities which include heated pool, sauna
& Jacuzzi.
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Picturesque Glenveagh National Park is a
remote & haunting wilderness. You’ll
witness stunning views across rugged
mountains, crystal clear blue lakes &
tumbling waterfalls. Later we visit the
Glenveagh Visitor Centre.
Panoramic views are in abundance today
as we witness glorious scenery along this
famous coastline, heading first to
enchanting Killybegs, a bustling harbour
town. Later, we pass Slieve League, some
of the highest cliffs in Ireland. Set in the
rugged coastline on the west Coast lies
Glencolumbkille, a Gaeltacht village
famous for its traditional & Gaelic culture.
A leisurely day takes us on a short journey
to bustling Donegal, a delightful town with
lots to see and do. Take a stroll around the
busy Diamond Market Square and the
harbour or take a short boat journey
around the pretty harbour.
This beautiful 3* hotel is set in the heart of the
heritage town of Ardara, and boasts recently
refurbished public areas, cosy restaurant and
bar. All 49 comfortable bedrooms offer tea &
coffee making facilities, TV and hairdryer.
Weavers Restaurant features elegant décor
and serves full Irish breakfasts each morning.
The bar/bistro is traditionally decorated with
wooden furnishings and provides a varied
menu. There is a lift to most floors.
Luxury coach & ferry crossing
Reserved seat
4 nights DB&B
Entertainment
Excursions as stated
DELIGHTFUL DONEGAL
O
n the coast of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, County Donegal boasts
some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. With well-preserved
national monuments and castles that were once strongholds to the
country's most famous clans, there’s a wealth of history to explore! This
leisurely tour covers the most attractive areas of Donegal, with an ever
changing spectacle of landscapes & seascapes set against a backdrop of
majestic mountains moors. Our base is the quaint heritage town of Ardara,
full of colourful shops and pubs with traditional music.
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AND THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
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his tour combines the best of what southern Ireland has to offer, from
idyllic fishing villages to historic castles, emerald green hills and vibrant
cities. You’ll have a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and visit
the city of Cork, as well as the fair cities of Dublin and Waterford, famous for
its crystal. You’ll enjoy some traditional Irish food and music on this fun filled
tour which has something for everyone!
A visit to Blarney Castle (admission not
included) with time to kiss the famous
Blarney Stone! There will be time to
browse Blarney’s woollen mills before we
head to Cork, Ireland’s second largest city,
known for its bridges spanning the river Lee.
We visit the thriving maritime city of
Waterford, known for its famous crystal
makers and the capital of Ireland’s scenic
south coast. There are a wealth of
attractions in Ireland’s oldest city including
Waterford Viking Triangle, a tranquil place
characterised by narrow streets,
atmospheric public spaces and an array of
cultural & heritage attractions. Don’t miss
the Bishop’s Palace and Christchurch
Cathedral.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is
a vibrant, lively city, steeped in heritage
and culture and with a wealth of things to
see and do.
Luxury coach & ferry crossing
2 nights DB&B at central Dublin hotel
2 nights DB&B at Lawlors Hotel
2 nights entertainment
Welcome drink, free gift
Irish coffee demo & tasting
Excursions as stated
You’ll spend two nights at a centrally
located, hand-picked Dublin hotel plus two
nights at the family-run , one
of the best known and longest established
hotels in the coastal town of Dunvargan,
County Waterford. Expect a great Irish
welcome starting with a free drink, gift, plus
an Irish coffee making and tasting demo
followed by some traditional Irish
entertainment. All rooms are en-suite and
equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer,
toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities.
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DUBLIN
AND THE TRADITIONAL SOUTH
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Luxury coach & ferry crossing
Reserved seat
4 nights dinner, B&B
Excursions as stated
Guided tours & cruises
Entry to Battle of the Boyne Centre
Free use of leisure facilities
A SAIL OF TWO CITIES
J
oin us for what will be a memorable break to two of Europe’s most
vibrant cities. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is famous for its easy going
charm and cultural heritage. We also visit Belfast, home to elegant
architecture, historic buildings, landmark City Hall and the cultural hub known
as the Cathedral Quarter. We’ve included a relaxing guided boat tour of
Dublin and a Titanic Belfast harbour boat tour with tea & scones included!
We also visit the beautiful historic town of Drogheda on Ireland’s east coast.
DUBLIN & BELFAST CRUISES
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The stunning Carrickdale Hotel & Spa is
located amid the tranquil surroundings of
Slieve Guillion Mountain. Serenity Spa is set
amid the hotel's natural green surroundings
and provides a selection of therapeutic,
healing and restorative treatments. The leisure
centre has a swimming pool, sauna, outdoor
whirlpool and gym. The hotel offers varied
cuisine, free internet access and en-suite
bedrooms equipped with TV, telephone,
hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities.
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After a relaxing breakfast we travel to the
city of Dublin and begin our day with a
guided cruise on the River Liffey. This tour
gives an insight into the history of Dublin,
from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid
development of the city during the 18th &
19th centuries. Discover the story behind
the Ha`penny Bridge & the majestic
Custom House. See where Oliver
Cromwell landed in 1649 and hear how
Captain Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800.
Following our relaxing cruise we have the
afternoon free to explore the many delights
Dublin has to offer.
We travel to the lively town of Drogheda
with a rich history & plenty of shops and
cafés. Later, we visit the Battle of the Boyne
visitor centre. Enjoy the audio video show
and displays, tea rooms and delightful
walled garden.
This morning we travel to Belfast Harbour
to enjoy our guided Titanic Harbour Boat
Tour. Learn about Belfast’s rich maritime
history and industry, and embrace the
Titanic story both old and new. The tour
also takes in Musgrave Channel where
you can view Belfast’s largest breeding
seal colony. Following the tour we have
free time to explore Belfast’s many
attractions.
Festive Preview
Probably the best
CHRISTMAS PARTY
in the world!
YOU ARE OUR
SPECIAL GUEST!
For a day full of festive cheer, food,
drink, fun, music, laughter and dancing
with your hosts Tommy Twigg & Paul.
Our festive Grand Days Out were a huge
hit last year so early booking is advised!
OUTSTANDING VALUE
ONLY
£32
PER PERSON
Tuesdays
21, 28 Nov
5, 12, 19
Dec
Wednesdays
22, 29 Nov
6, 13, 20
Dec
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Luxury coach travel throughout
Shopping at the Thistle Centre
Welcome reception at McQ’s
Wine, Christmas crackers, party hats
Hot Christmas lunch with all the
trimmings
Hot mince pies, tea & coffee
Visit from Santa & gift for everyone
Free festive raffle
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A FESTIVE GRAND DAY OUT
Festive Preview
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METRO CENTRE SHOPPING BREAK
A
massive hit with our customers last year, this
popular tour is the ideal opportunity to get your
Christmas shopping taken care of, all under one roof!
We head straight for the famous in
Gateshead to grab a bargain. With over 300 shops to
choose from, as well s cafes, bars and restaurants, you’ll
be spoiled for choice. Later, we make our way to our hotel
the delightful near Durham. This
cosy, popular hotel is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a
drink after a hard days’ shopping. Enjoy a delicious home
cooked evening meal before settling down to enjoy
fantastic live entertainment. After a good nights’ sleep and
a hearty breakfast, we make our way home with a short
stop in the beautiful city of Durham on the way.
FESTIVE LINE DANCING BREAK
A
sell out last year!
Based at the
stunning, recently
refurbished
in Blackpool, enjoy a real
toe tapping, hip slapping
weekend with some of the
UK’s top artists each
evening. We include line
dance lessons on two
mornings with instructor
Andrina Faulds, live nightly
entertainment and
dancing, live music on
Saturday & Sunday
afternoon plus FREE tram &
bus travel in Blackpool.
Luxury coach
3 nights DB&B
Glass of champagne
Nightly entertainment
Line dance instruction
with qualified teacher
Live music Saturday &
Sunday afternoon
Blackpool Travel Card
Luxury coach
Shopping stop at Metro
Centre
1 night DB&B
Live entertainment
Stop at Durham
Festive Preview
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LLANDUDNO TURKEY & TINSEL
C
elebrate the festive
season early with this
fantastic mock
Christmas break at the
family-run Risboro Hotel in
Llandudno. With some
amazing live entertainment
every evening, including a
grand farewell show with a
glass of champagne, you’re
guaranteed to leave full of
festive cheer!
Luxury coach
Reserved seat
4 nights DB&B
Live entertainment
Grand farewell show with
champagne
Excursions to Chester &
Snowdonia
ABERFOYLE FESTIVE FLING
A
massive hit and sell
out last year! Join us
for an evening of
fantastic entertainment from
Tommy Twigg & Christian.
We make our way to
Lomond Shores, an
impressive shopping outlet
on the banks of Loch
Lomond, before checking in
to our hotel for dinner and
an evening of fun, music
and dancing.
Luxury coach
1 night DB&B at the
Party night with Tommy &
Christian
Short shopping stop at
Lomond Shores
GRASSINGTON CHRISTMAS MARKET
T
his wonderful tour is a
great way to get in the
mood for the festive
season. Take a step back in
time and experience the
unique atmosphere at one
of the UK’s best Christmas
Markets. The village is
adorned in lights and the
streets are alive with the
sights, sounds and smells of
a bygone era. Based at the
stylish sea-front
in Blackpool.
Luxury coach travel
throughout
2 nights DB&B at the
Nightly entertainment
Excursion to Grassington
Christmas Markets
Festive Preview
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A SCOTTISH HOGMANAY TREAT
DELIGHTFUL DONEGAL HOGMANAY
HOGMANAY IN ST. ANNE’S
T
he family-run Chadwick
Hotel is situated on the
seafront, close to the
shops. Facilities include
elegant restaurant & bar,
sea view lounges and a
leisure club. This festive
break includes great food,
including gala dinner on
Hogmanay, tea/coffee &
mince pies on arrival,
welcome drink, day time
and evening entertainment,
plus excursion to Liverpool.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
3 nights DB&B
Gala dinner on Hogmanay
Entertainment day & night
Free use of leisure facilities
including pool, Jacuzzi &
sauna
Excursion to Liverpool
Luxury coach, reserved seat
3 nights DB&B
Gala dinner on Hogmanay
Nightly entertainment
One lunch
Free use of leisure facilities
Excursion to Killybegs
C
elebrate in style at
either the Central
Hotel or the Abbey
Hotel next door in Donegal,
with views across the bay.
Both hotels are renowned
for their Hogmanay
celebrations and each
boasts a popular bar,
lounge & use of leisure
facilities. Enjoy delicious
meals and fantastic
entertainment every night.
E
xperience the true spirit
of Hogmanay on this
superb Scottish break.
Based at the 3* rated
centrally located Palace
Hotel in Peterhead, you’ll be
treated to a warm welcome
& drinks reception followed
by dinner & dancing.
Includes an excursion to
Aberdeen with time to
explore.
Luxury coach, reserved seat
Welcome drinks reception
3 nights DB&B
Gala dinner on Hogmanay
Nightly entertainment
One lunch
Excursion to Aberdeen
TERMS & CONDITIONS
CHANGES BY US
Sometimes it may be necessary at short notice to make changes to an itinerary or hotel etc. If a hotel change is involved we will endeavour to offer you a similar standard hotel and keep you informed
of any changes. Occasionally we may have to alter timings, routes, itineraries or hotels; if this is necessary then inconvenience will be kept to a minimum.
CANCELLATION BY US
In some cases, if the number of passengers booked on a tour is below the required minimum, we have no option but to cancel the tour. In this instance, we will notify you at least 14 days before the
departure date, or, if the tour is cancelled due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, we will notify you as soon as possible. We will offer a full refund or the option to transfer to another
tour. Compensation is not payable in the event of us cancelling a tour where the number of people booked on the tour does not reach the required minimum or for unforeseeable circumstances
outwith our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised by us.
CANCELLATION BY YOU
If you cancel your holiday, the following charges apply:
CANCELLATION CHARGES
IF YOU CANCEL WE CHARGE
More than 30 days before departure Deposit only
29 - 8 days before departure 50% of total holiday price
7 days or less before departure 100% of total holiday price
LUGGAGE
All baggage and personal belongings are carried at owner's risk and Breaks2Go will not accept any responsibility for loss or damage except where such a loss or damage is caused by proven
negligence of the company's employees. Due to health and safety of our drivers, you must keep to one medium sized suitcase per person, maximum weight 18kg (40lb).
OTHER TERMS
In order to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers on our holidays, you are subject to the following requirements:
You may not play a radio, cassette or CD player on the coach.
You are responsible for ensuring you are at the correct departure point at the correct time and we cannot be held liable for any loss or expense suffered by clients because of their late arrival at any
departure point.
You must ensure that you have a valid passport for European holidays and we cannot be liable for any loss or expense incurred if you do not.
It is essential that your luggage has the Breaks2Go label affixed.
It is a condition of travel that if there is any item of luggage above the maximum weight limit, we must be notified in writing.
Wheelchairs and scooters - we regret that due to space limitations, we can only accommodate either two wheelchairs or one lightweight (15kg) folding mobility scooter on each tour. You must notify
us at the time of booking if you wish to bring a wheelchair or scooter.
SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed at any time on the coach. There will be frequent stops to ensure that smokers are not overly inconvenienced. Please advise at the time of booking if you require a smoking
room as some hotels still have smoking rooms available.
BEHAVIOUR
When you book with us you accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by any member of your party. Full payment for any loss or damage must be paid to the coach driver or accommodation
provider. In the event of any client behaving in a manner which, in our reasonable opinion, is likely to cause offence, damage, danger or distress to others, we reserve the right to terminate that
persons holiday arrangements and will not be liable for any refund, compensation or any other costs incurred.
COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
It is important that, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your holiday, you raise the matter at the time with the coach driver or accommodation provider. If they are unable to resolve the problem to
your satisfaction, you must contact this office immediately. If you fail to do this, thereby failing to give us an opportunity to rectify the matter at the time, we cannot accept any responsibility
retrospectively. If the matter cannot be resolved, it is a condition that you write to us with details of your complaint so that we can commence an investigation. You must send this report to us in
writing within 14 days of returning home.
OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
We take care to ensure that your holiday will be as enjoyable and safe as possible. If anything goes wrong with your holiday that is directly our fault then we will accept responsibility to compensate
you. We also take responsibility to compensate you if it is the fault of our staff or anyone else providing the holiday to you, and this may include the hotel owner and ferry operator. However, we will
not be responsible where you do not enjoy your holiday or suffer any problems because of a reason you did not tell us about when you booked, or where any problems you suffer did not result from
any breach of contract or other fault on our part or our suppliers', or where any losses, expenses, costs or any other problems relate to any business not connected to ourselves.
SPECIAL REQUESTS
Although we endeavour to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, we cannot promise that any requests will be honoured. We will not always be able to tell you before you leave if
we cannot meet your special request.
EUROPEAN HOLIDAYS
For all European holidays you will require a valid British passport. We cannot be held responsible if passengers are not in possession of the correct travel documents and no refund will be given to
anyone unable to complete their holiday for this reason. The E111 has been changed to the EHIC European Health Insurance Card; please make sure you are in possession of one when travelling
abroad. Please note, on European tours, dinner is normally a 3-course set menu, tea & coffee is not normally provided. Buffet breakfasts may be hot or cold or both. Continental breakfast is usually
croissants, breads, tea and/or coffee. There are normally no tea/coffee making facilities in the bedrooms unless otherwise stated. For all European holidays passengers must have adequate insurance
and full details must be given to us prior to the departure date.
PRICE POLICY
All brochure prices are quoted in pounds sterling. Hotel prices are based on two people sharing accommodation. We reserve the right to make changes & correct errors in advertised prices anytime
before your holiday is confirmed. We reserve the right to increase the cost of your holiday by way of a surcharge if transportation costs, i.e. fuel duties, ferry costs or port taxes increase or as a result
of currency fluctuations. We will always bear the first 2% of any increase.
MINIMUM NUMBERS OF PASSENGERS
Before we can run a holiday there must be enough passengers booked to make it viable, otherwise we may cancel the holiday. In this case we will notify you of this at least seven days before the date
of departure. In most cases we will try to provide an alternative holiday.
FORCE MAJEURE
Except where otherwise stated we regret that we cannot accept any liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected, or you otherwise
suffer any damage or loss as a result of "force majeure". In these conditions, "force majeure" means any event which we or the supplier of our services could not, even with all due care, foresee or
avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar
events outside our control.
PASSENGERS WITH HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Please note: our holidays may not be suitable for people with certain disabilities, dietary requirements or medical conditions. If you have a disability, coaches can be difficult to get on and off, and
some of our hotels do not offer ground or lower floor accommodation or lifts and easy access. Should any of your party suffer from any disability or medical condition which may affect their or any
other passengers' holiday, you must provide full written details at the time of booking, including any specific requirements that the person has. Also at the time of booking you must provide that all
assistance the disabled person requires will be provided by you. In view of the nature of the holidays we regret that we must reserve the right to decline any bookings whenever we feel unable to
accommodate the needs of the client where, in our opinion, the medical condition or disability of the client is likely to have a significant effect on other clients taking the same holiday.
PROTECTING YOUR MONEY
When you book with Breaks2Go you are secure in the knowledge that we are trading in full compliance with the EC Directive and under terms laid down by the Department of Trade & Industry. This
involves having a separate "Client Trust Account" controlled by a properly appointed trustee. This means that all money is banked to cover the cost of repatriating any clients from their holiday if
required. This is a method of protection approved by the Department of Trade & Industry and and by the Trading Standards Authority.
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