Saffords Coaches

2018 SHORT BREAKS

AUTUMN IN THE LAKE DISTRICT         

TOUR NO 20             15th – 19th OCTOBER        5 DAYS               £349

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - £15 PER NIGHT

The village of Shap consists mainly of two long lines of grey stone houses, many dating from the 18th century. In the centre of the village is the market hall, with its curious windows and rounded arches, dating from a few years after the village was granted its market charter in 1687.

Our hotel Shap Wells Hotel is in a secluded wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells and surrounded by mountain streams. All bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with TV, alarm clock and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. There is a lift, but some step may occur.

Day 1:  We begin our journey north making comfort breaks and a stop for lunch before we arrive at our hotel in good time for our evening meal.

Day 2:  In the morning we visit Sizergh Castle and Gardens. The castle is grade 1 listed and set in acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Still lived in by the Strickland family.  Returning to our hotel we stop at the historic town of Kendal, famous for its narrow lanes and Kendal Mint Cake. 

Day 3:  After breakfast we travel via Newby Bridge to Coniston where we join the steam yacht “Gondola” for a leisurely 45-minute round trip across the water taking in the spectacular scenery of the Coniston fells.  In the afternoon we will visit Grasmere, Wordsworth’s birthplace and Bowness on Windermere, home to the World of Beatrix Potter.

Day 4:  Today we tour the northern Lake District towards Cockermouth where we will stop for free time and lunch.  In the afternoon we return to our hotel via Keswick.

Day 5:   Leaving this beautiful part of England we head home, making comfort stops and a break for lunch before reaching our local area late afternoon.

Price includes:

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Admission to Sizergh Castle

Gondola trip

All tours as itinerary

Not included:  

Any fares, admissions or expenses unless otherwise stated

 

COASTAL CORNWALL - NEWQUAY         

TOUR NO 21             20th – 24th OCTOBER        5 DAYS               £320

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Newquay is on the North Cornwall coast and benefits from the warm Atlantic Gulf Stream making this an ideal all year-round holiday destination and one of Cornwall’s most popular resorts.  Watch the fishermen bringing in the catch of the day in the picturesque harbour, take a cliff top walk, stroll along the beach or a wander around the shops and cafés.

Our hotel is The Barrowfield, ideally located just 200 yards from Tolcarne beach, considered one of the best in the area and only a short 10-minute stroll from Newquay town centre. The hotel has its own heated indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna.  The entertainment room features live entertainment every night. All rooms are en-suite shower or bath with shower, flat screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  A lift serves all rooms.

Day 1:  We begin our journey to Newquay making comfort stops and a break for lunch before arriving at our hotel in good time for our evening meal

Day 2:  After a leisurely breakfast we travel to Falmouth, renowned for its maritime heritage.  After spending time in Falmouth, we visit Trebah Gardens, one of the great gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. This sub-tropical paradise has a stunning coastal backdrop and its very own secluded private beach on the Helford River with views stretching out to the open sea.  We return to the hotel in time to relax before our evening meal.

Day 3:  Today we travel to Pentwan, nr St. Austell to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which 25 years ago was rediscovered from the brambles of time.  Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated for its beauty and mystery.  There is a Kitchen & Bakery where you can eat and drink.  A full day is spent here before making our way back to Newquay in time for our evening dinner.

Day 4:  After a leisurely breakfast we head to Padstow, home to the famous chef Rick Stein.  The harbour is undoubtedly the strongest attraction, where fishing and pleasure craft rock side-by-side on their moorings, there are seats and cafés which overlook the calm water.  After spending the morning here we make our way back to Newquay for an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the sights.

Day 5:  After breakfast we must begin our journey home. We make comfort stops for coffee and lunch en-route and hope to arrive back in the local area mid-late afternoon.

Price includes:

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Admission to Trebah Gardens

Admission to Lost Gardens of Heligan

All tours as itinerary

Not included:  

Any fares, admissions or expenses unless otherwise stated

 

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS &

FESTIVE SPARKLE WEEKEND         

TOUR NO 22             2nd – 5th NOVEMBER        4 DAYS               £224

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

SEA VIEW SUPPLEMENT £4 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Blackpool is probably the most well known and liveliest resort of them all with an abundance of attractions for all ages.  The world-famous illuminations have been drawing in the crowds for decades. The Tower and seafront is transformed into a magical world of light and colour the full length of the Golden Mile

The 3 star Queens Hotel is perfectly placed on the seafront between Central and south Piers, a short walk from the Pleasure Beach and the spectacular Sandcastle Water Park.  All rooms are en-suite, have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, internal telephone and TV.  There are lifts to all floors, although there are several stairs to some rooms. Fitness centre with gym, sauna, solarium and indoor pool.  There will also be entertainment most evenings.

Day 1:  Leaving our local area we make our way north taking comfort stops en-route before reaching our hotel. After dinner we board the coach for our Illuminations Tour.  Nearly 400,000 lights make up a fascinating array of feature displays that glitter along the seafront.

Day 2:  Today, we spend the day at leisure in Blackpool, where you may like to take a refreshing walk along the level promenade, visit the iconic tower or catch a tram to take in the resorts many famous landmarks. Returning in time to relax before enjoying a Christmas dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. A Firework display, which can be seen from the front of the hotel, is being held nearby.

Day 3:   After enjoying a relaxing Sunday morning there will be Lunch for you at the Hotel today.  After lunch we take a short journey to the neighbouring towns of Lytham and St. Annes-on-the-Sea which have grown together and now form a seaside resort. Heading back to the hotel for your Sunday Dinner and an evening of optional Fancy dress with Bubbly at 11pm

Day 4:  After breakfast we leave Blackpool and stop for lunch at Trentham Gardens, arriving home early evening.

Price includes:

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Entertainment

All tours as itinerary

Not included:  

Any fares, admissions or expenses unless otherwise stated

 

CARNIVAL TIME & FESTIVE WEEKEND- WESTON SUPER MARE         

TOUR NO 23             9TH – 12TH NOVEMBER            4 DAYS               £224

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - £7 PER NIGHT

SEA VIEW SUPPLEMENT - £4 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Weston-super-Mare is a great seaside resort will all the traditional seaside attractions, including the famous donkeys, level promenade, sandy beach and the newly built Grand Pier.  There is a good selection of shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.

We will be staying at Anchor Head Hotel, situated overlooking Weston Bay and close to the boating slipway and small beach; the promenade walk starts right next to the hotel.  All bedrooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and TV.  Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There is a lift to all floors.

Day 1:  We leave the local area making comfort breaks and lunch stops en-route, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.  The Weston-super-Mare carnival starts in the evening, with illuminated floats, marching bands, fancy dress walkers and entertainers providing an evening of fun.

Day 2:  After breakfast we take a scenic journey over the Mendip Hills to Cheddar Gorge.  From here we travel to Wells, the smallest city in England famous for its magnificent Cathedral and the unique moated Bishops place.  We return to our hotel in time for a Christmas Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment

Day 3:  Today is Remembrance Day, so the morning will be at your leisure.  There will be Lunch for you at the hotel, after which you could take a leisurely stroll along the promenade or just relax before a Sunday Dinner followed by an evening of optional Fancy Dress with bubbly at 11pm.

Day 4:  After breakfast it is time for us to leave Weston-super-Mare and make our way home, stopping for comfort and lunch breaks before arriving back at our local area

Price includes:

3 nights dinner, bed &breakfast

Entertainment

All tours as itinerary

Not included:  

Any fares, admissions or expenses unless otherwise stated

 

TURKEY & TINSEL - EASTBOURNE         

TOUR NO 24             16TH- 19TH NOVEMBER   4 DAYS               £230

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

This pre-Christmas break has proved extremely popular, possibly because it offers great value for money.  Enjoy all the fun of Christmas style festivities and traditional entertainment.  A Christmas atmosphere is created with competitions, raffles, bingo etc.

The Afton is our hotel in Eastbourne, which is ideally situated on the seafront and close to the Carpet Gardens.  All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, TV and free WIFI.  There is a lift although some steps may occur.

Day 1:  We leave our local area travelling to the South Coast with comfort stop and lunch break in Tenterden.  Arriving at our hotel in time to meet fellow guests for a Sherry Reception.

Day 2:  Free day in Eastbourne.  A Traditional Christmas Dinner is followed by dancing and entertainment

Day 3:  After breakfast a local excursion to Brighton.  Returning in time for Sunday Dinner and an evening of entertainment

Day 4:  After a leisurely breakfast, we must leave the festivities and head home, making our way to Royal Tunbridge Wells for lunch.  Arriving back in our local area late afternoon

The itinerary may be subject to change

 

FESTIVE WEEKEND – PORTHCAWL, SOUTH WALES         

TOUR NO 25       7TH-10TH DECEMBER         4 DAYS     £224

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

SEA VIEW SUPPLEMENT £4 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

The Seabank is our hotel for this Festive Weekend. All rooms have en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV, most rooms have trouser press.  A lift serves most rooms, there are a few stairs to some front rooms.

Day 1:  We leave our local area travelling towards Porthcawl, stopping for comfort and lunch breaks.  We arrive at our hotel to start the festivities.  A glass of sherry is followed by Dinner and an evening of festive entertainment.

Day 2:  Today after breakfast, we take a tour of the local area.  A Christmas Dinner is followed by dancing and entertainment.

Day 3:  Sunday lunch is followed by leisure time.  After which a Sunday Dinner is followed by an evening of optional Fancy Dress with Bubbly at 11pm

Day 4:  Leaving after breakfast, we make our way home, taking comfort stops and a break for lunch, arriving back in our local area by late afternoon.

The itinerary may be subject to change

 

A DEVON CHRISTMAS - ILFRACOMBE         

TOUR NO 26             23rd – 27th DECEMBER             5 DAYS     £436

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT -  £7 PER NIGHT

SEA VIEW SUPPLEMENT £4 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

The Imperial Hotel is situated in one of the best positions in Ilfracombe, opposite the Landmark Theatre, close to the Tunnels Beaches and shops and only a short almost level walk from the harbour.  All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, TV and radio.  There is a lift to all floors although some steps may occur.

Day 1:  Departing from our local pick up points, our journey will take us to Ilfracombe.  Arriving at our hotel in time for a Sherry Reception, Evening Dinner followed by music, dancing and entertainment.

Day 2 Christmas Eve:  Today, after breakfast we take a tour of the local area. Lunch is followed by an afternoon at leisure in the hotel, or a chance to do some last-minute shopping.  Dinner is followed by dancing and entertainment.

Day 3 Christmas Day:  Morning at leisure.  Christmas Day traditional Grand Festive lunch with a visit from Santa.  The evening Dinner is followed by a Christmas Party.

Day 4 Boxing Day:  After breakfast, we take a tour of the local area arriving back in time for a pre-lunch glass of mulled wine followed by Boxing Day lunch.  Spend a leisurely afternoon before Dinner and a farewell Fancy Dress party (optional), dancing and entertainment.

Day 5:  We must leave this beautiful part of the country and start homeward.  With comfort stops for coffee and lunch we arrive back in our local area by late afternoon.

The itinerary may be subject to change

 

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