EXCURSIONS AND TOURS 2017

GROUP TRAVEL TOURS AND EXCURSIONS

 

All our upcoming excursions are listed below. To book your seat please call us on 01208 77989.

BARBURY CASTLE HORSE TRIALS

Sunday 9th July 2017

More than a 1000 horse and rider combinations, featuring some of the best riders in the world are expected to compete across the four days, with classes from Novice to CIC***, with Barbury's natural ampitheatre providing a spectacular backdrop for this iconic Wiltshire sporting event.

Away from the Eventing action there will also be plenty of family entertainment as well as fantastic shopping for visitors to enjoy. Departing for the return journey on completion of the days events.

Price: £44 Adults, £29 Children under 12 years
Includes entry and return travel

GROUP TRAVEL MYSTERY TOUR

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Let your imagination run wild as you and your group travel to mystery locations for a fun mystery day out. Well, you'll be surprised to read that we can't tell you anything otherwise it would no longer be a mystery.

Suffice to say we have brilliant spots lined up to visit and, of course, beautiful scenic countryside to enjoy all the way. The coach will depart the yard at 09.30am. Part of the tour will be outdoors, so please dress appropriatly and comfortably for all weather conditions.

Price: £14
Includes all coach travel

PAIGNTON ZOO

Tuesday 8th August 2017

You're in for a really wild day out for all the family! Indoor and outdoor play areas, keeper talks, animal feeding sessions. After you've watched the animals feeding, maybe think about refuelling yourself at the Island Restaurant serving hot meals and drinks. At Paignton Zoo you will find over 2,000 animals spread across 80 acres of natural habitat.

Be prepared for all seasons as you adventure around the Zoo to see them as you will journey through six different habitat zones - from the Savannah to the Wetlands. Ride the Jungle Express train, which has a small charge, a perfect chance to rest your feet.

Get exclusive views into the tiger and lion enclosures and ride past the gorilla island; see the gibbons swinging in the trees, the flamingos bathing in the pond and the beautiful birds of Brook Side Aviary. On the way out visit the Living World gift shop offering a great selection of gifts and souvenirs.

Price: £25.60 Adults, £22.50 Children
Includes entrance & all coach travel

BRITISH FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Believed to be Britains most spectacular firework display, three top pyrotechnics companies set off two tonnes of fireworks over Plymouth Sound as they battle it out to become the British Fireworks champions.

Plymouth's Hoe offers the perfect viewing platform for this truly incredible competition. Entertainment will start from around 18.00 with live music, fairground rides and refreshment stalls.

The first firework display will start as soon as dusk falls. The coach will leave Bodmin at 18.30 with a return pick up after the firework display finishes.

Price: £13.00
Includes entrance & all coach travel

ROSEMOOR FLOWER SHOW

Friday 18th August 2017

Rosemoor will host its first ever Flower Show, it will highlight the best the South West has to offer in nurseries, atmosphere and local fare, with some 20 nurseries expected to exhibit.

Quality plants from West Country nurseries and beyond, including some hard to find plants. Inspiring seasonal interest from the garden itself, especially the stunning Hot Garden, filled with waves of late-season colour.

The fruit and vegetable garden contains a mouth-watering display of produce grown in a variety of ways.

Price: £12 Return Coach Travel
Entry £9 on the day. RHS Members free entry

BLENHEIM PALACE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS

15th, 16th & 17th September 2017

Set in the 2000 acre grounds of Blenheim Palace the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Over the 3 days you have the opportunity to watch the CIC*** 8 & 9 year olds, the Event Rider Challenge and the CCI*** for the older more experienced horses.

Other rings have the Eventer High Jump Challenge, Pony Club Team Challenge, Demonstrations, displays and seminars. Not forgetting the extensive shopping opportunities. For more info go to www.blenheimhorse.co.uk

Free secure parking at Group Travel. Pick up points A30, A38 & M5

Price: £200pp Family Room, £210pp Twin Room £230pp Single Room £160 12years and under.
Includes 2 nights Bed & Breakfast, 3 days event entry & return coach travel

DERBYSHIRE PEAKS AND DALES

Thursday 21st to Monday 25th September 2017

Staying at The Stuart Hotel in Derby, a perfect location to explore the Derbyshire Peaks and Dales, for 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Day trips will be to various Derbyshire villages, Snake Pass across the National Park, Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire having been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. The house is therefore steeped in history set in a 105 acre garden which features a Victorian rock garden and maze.

Crich Tram Museum & Village, a period village scene, indoor exhibits and a mile long tramway over which you can travel on various trams. Cromford Mill, the home of Sir Richard Arkwright's first mill complex and a World Heritage Site. Treak Cliff Cavern, home of the unique mineral Blue John, a wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks and fossils.

Price: £280 (no single supplement, five only available)
Includes all coach travel, bed, full breakfast & evening meal

BRIDGEWATER GUY FAWKES CARNIVAL

Saturday 4th November 2017

Leaving Bodmin at 14.45 we make our way to Bridgewater. The Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival is a spectacular event and is regarded as the largest illuminated parade in the world. With more than 60 carnival carts, some as big as 100ft long, 16ft high and lit by thousands of lights.

The Carnival procession can take over 2 hours to get through the streets on the two & half mile route.

Seeing really is believing, don't miss this fantastic illuminated carnival. Coach parking with good viewing from coach. The coach will leave after the Carnival procession has finished.

Price: £20 per person
Includes all coach travel

CLARKS VILLAGE SHOPPING

Saturday 25th November 2017

Make a start on your Christmas Shopping at Clarks Shopping Village, Street, Somerset. You'll find beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional paved walkways, a stylish restaurant terrace with indoor and outdoor dining, a choice of coffee shops and of course, an unrivalled selection of 90 discount designer and high street stores from some of fashion and retails biggest names.

You're sure to find a bargain for every one or search for that special gift that you have always wanted.

Price: £20 per person
Leave Bodmin at 8.00 and return pick up at 16.00

TURKEY AND TINSEL AT PORTHCAWL

Friday 24th to Monday 27th November 2017

Enjoy an early Christmas getaway with dinner, bed & breakfast for 4 days & 3 nights of festivities including evening entertainment and excursions. Staying at the Seabank Hotel, it is magnificently located on the sea front.

Porthcawl lies on a beautiful stretch of the Welsh South Coast with sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. The town centre is just a short walk from the hotel and has a variety of attractive shops. It is west of the capital city of Cardiff, Southeast of Swansea and the stunning Gower Peninsula.

Price: £175.00 per person. Single supplement first 5 single rooms free, then £21.00 thereafter. Sea View Rooms £3 per person per night.
Includes dinner, bed & breakfast,excursions & coach travel

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Saturday 9th December 2017

Bath Christmas Market is a veritable celebration of local and regional independant businesses. Weave your way through the market's chalets and discover a wealth of unique gift ideas. From crafts and homewares to artisan food, wooden toys, clothing, jewellery and more, the market makers bring their very best wares to display at the market.

You are sure to find one of a kind gifts to delight everyone on your Christmas list.Throughout the market you'll find plenty of tasty food options to satisfy any appetitie. From gourmet burgers and delicious slow cooked pork to fresh waffles and crunchy caramel nuts, whether savoury or sweet, you'll find your perfect festive treat.

Enjoy a truly festive experience this year, and indulge in the wonderful delights of Baths Christmas markets and get your Christmas off to the most exciting start.

Price: £21.00 per person
Includes all coach travel

MOUSEHOLE AND ANGARRACK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Sunday 17th December 2017

As far as Christmas lights go you won't do much better than the Mousehole harbour lights. The fishing village becomes an illuminated spectacle with lights not only on the cottages and quayside, but in the harbour, on the hillside. These lights take many weird and wonderful forms along with the usual festive symbols.

On to the lovely village of Angarrack and take in their spectacular Christmas light display. Stopping for a fish & chip supper for those who wish during the evening. This trip will leave Bodmin at 15.30.

Price: £15.00 per person
Includes return coach travel

OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW

Sunday 17th December 2017

The provisional programme is as follows:

The H&M Pony Club Mini-Major
The Kennel Club Large Novice Dog Jumping Grand Prix
Santi Serra - International Display
Osborne Refridgerators Shetland Pony Grand National
The Portuguese Lusitanos
The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Leg Presented by H&M
Christmas Finale supported by Hilton London Olympia

Price: £92.00 per person
Includes entrance & return coach travel