Saffords Coaches

2017 SHORT BREAKS

Here are our itineraries for the 2017 Holidays

NEWQUAY

TOUR NO.  19        25th- 29th SEPTEMBER    5 DAYS          £313

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £5.00 PER NIGHT

Newquay offers a rare mix of wonderful coastlines, spectacular beaches, rock pools teeming with marine life, soaring cliffs with magnificent views and delightful gardens for tranquil strolls.  Its sheltered harbour is not just a working fishing port but also a pleasure area where you can take sea-trips or just sit and watch the fascinating scene. 

Your hotel is the Godolphin Arms which is ideally situated close to the beaches and convenient for the town centre.  All rooms are en-suite with hospitality tray and TV. There is no lift to the hotels two floors but there are two ground floor rooms. There is entertainment two evenings.

Day 1:  Heading down to the south west and across Bodmin Moor with coffee/lunch stops on the way to Newquay.

Day 2:  After breakfast we travel to St Austall to the Eden Project. The Eden Project was built in a disused clay mine which has been transferred into a rich global garden home to over one million plants from all over the world. There is always something to see at Eden. A full day will be spent here for you to take time to enjoy the many varied spectacular things on offer.

Day 3:  This morning we travel along the coast road to Padstow, an ancient but charming busy fishing port with wide sandy beaches, picturesque pastel coloured stone cottages, it is also the home of the TV chef Rick Stein.  We return to Newquay for the afternoon.

Day 4:  We visit Cornwall’s only cathedral city of Truro this morning. A city steeped in history and awe-inspiring architecture, there is plenty to see and do. Whether you are keen to shop, visit the gardens, or simply meander through the Georgian streets we are sure you will enjoy your visit to Truro. In the afternoon relax on a boat trip along the stunning banks of the river Fal, passing ocean going ships at anchor, the Tudor castles of Falmouth, St Mawes, St Anthony’s lighthouse and into Falmouth harbour, the third deepest natural harbour in the world and its busy docks.

Day 5:  Leaving the south west this morning we travel back to our local area making comfort/coffee and lunch breaks on the way.

 

 

JERSEY

TOUR NO.  20        1st- 6th OCTOBER              6 DAYS                   £376

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £5.00 PER NIGHT

Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles and the largest of the Chanel Islands with the warmest climate in Britain, friendly communities, a rugged coastline and gentle, unspoiled scenery. One of the most dramatic sights on Jersey is the 13th-century Mount Orgeuil castle, built on the remains of an Iron Age fort a few miles east of the capital St Helier.

Your hotel is the Mayfair, conveniently located just outside the main centre in St Helier and just a ten-minute walk from the beach. The hotel features a relaxing lounge bar, a coffee shop, indoor pool with Jacuzzi, steam room and gym, outside roof terrace and some entertainment. All rooms are ensuite equipped with TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a lift but some steps may occur.

Day 1:   Making an early start we travel to Poole, with a comfort stop en-route, to board the Condor for the crossing over to Jersey. A coach will be waiting to take you to your hotel in time for the evening meal.

Day 2  - 5:  Enjoy the hotel facilities, shopping in St Helier and relax on the vast sandy beaches or if you wish to explore the island a courier will be available to advise you of optional tours and excursions. You may wish to visit the world famous Jersey Zoo, the War Tunnels or follow the narrow paths and lanes that will take you through charming villages to sites of great natural beauty.

Day 6:  Depart by coach to the harbour for your return crossing. Our coach will be waiting for you at Poole, with comfort stops en-route we arrive back in our local area by late evening.

 

 

SUSSEX COAST - BOGNOR REGIS

TOUR NO.  21         11th- 15th OCTOBER                5 DAYS            £272

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

Bognor Regis is a small seaside town on the south coast of England.  Sheltered by the Selsey peninsula and South Downs, Bognor enjoys a higher than average sunshine record with clean beaches and along flat promenade.

The Royal Norfolk Hotel is situated on the sea front, very close to the pier and a short walk (approx. 10 minutes) from the shops.  All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities, internal phone, hair dryer and TV. The Goodwood Suite has a bar where entertainment is provided. A lift serves most rooms. (some rooms accessed via several stairs)

Day 1:  Departing our local area we make our way towards West Sussex stopping in Windsor for lunch and some free time. Arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.

Day 2:  This morning we travel to historic Arundel, its Castle and Cathedral dominate the countryside. In the afternoon we continue to the seaside town of Worthing, the largest town in West Sussex.

Day 3:  Enjoy our tour of the scenic south downs including Petworth, Midhurst, Chichester and West Wittering Beach this morning, returning to Bognor for a look around this seaside resort in the afternoon.

Day 4:  We take a trip to Portsmouth, famous for its Maritime history, discover the world-famous ships, HMS Victory, The Mary Rose and HMS Warrior that have shaped British History at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.  There is also the Spinnaker Tower, the D-Day Museum and Gunwharf Quays for discount shopping.

Day 5:  On our way home we stop in the City of Guildford for some leisure time before we make our way back home by late afternoon.

 

 

BOURNEMOUTH

TOUR NO.  22       16th- 20th OCTOBER                5 DAYS            £293

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £3 PER NIGHT

Bournemouth is well situated on the sunny south coast on top of spectacular chalk cliffs with seven miles of clean safe beaches, award winning gardens, shopping centre and a stylish tree lined boulevard of boutiques.

The Ullswater is a family run hotel providing a warm and friendly atmosphere situated in a favoured position on the West Cliff and within sight of the sea.  All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, TV, radio and a direct dial phone. There is a lift although some steps may occur.

Day 1:  We depart the local area making comfort stops on the way to Winchester for lunch and some free time. Re-boarding the coach we head on to our hotel in Bournemouth.

Day 2:  Today we take a scenic drive into the New Forest enjoying the picturesque villages and unspoilt landscapes. Travelling via Brocklehurst to Lyndhurst, with its numerous café’s and on to Salisbury with its impressive cathedral. 

Day 3:  A morning excursion to Dorchester today where it is market day, their slogan is ‘Bring big bags and little money’ so you may pick up a bargain! Returning to Bournemouth for the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4:  After breakfast we travel to Norden to catch the mid-morning Swanage Railway steam train, past Corfe Castle to the sea side of Swanage. After a little free time, we rejoin our coach for the short journey to Poole, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world (Sydney is no 1!), with covered shopping centres, the renowned Poole Pottery, the Waterfront Museum and wonderful vistas.

Day 5:  Departing from Bournemouth after breakfast we journey to Windsor for the lunchtime period before continuing towards home.

 

 

BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS

TOUR NO.  23        27th- 29th OCTOBER                3 DAYS            £180

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

Blackpool is probably the most well-known and liveliest resorts of them all with an abundance of attractions for all ages. The world-famous Illuminations have been drawing 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 New Hacketts Hotel is ideally situated on Queens Promenade. All rooms are en-suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities and there is a lift but some steps may occur. There will be some evening entertainment.

Day 1:  Leaving our local area travelling to Blackpool making comfort stops en-route.  After dinner at the hotel 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:  Free day in Blackpool to enjoy all of the attractions.

Day 3:  After breakfast we leave Blackpool and stop for lunch in Trentham Gardens, arriving home early evening.

 

 

TORQUAY – TURKEY & TINSEL

TOUR NO. 24       6th- 10th NOVEMBER               5 DAYS   £254

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

The Regina Hotel is situated on the flat harbour side, with the principal shops, pavilion and theatre are all a level short stroll away.  All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, internal ‘phone, hairdryer and TV with radio channels. There is a lift serving most rooms.

Day 1:  We leave our local area travelling to the English Riviera, with comfort stops.  Arriving at our hotel in time for a Sherry Reception, Evening Dinner followed by music, dancing & entertainment.

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

Day 3:  Morning at leisure. Christmas Day Traditional Grand festive lunch with visit from Santa.  An Evening Dinner is followed by a Christmas Party

Day 4:  After breakfast we take a tour of the local area arriving back for Boxing Day lunch and Dinner and a farewell Fancy Dress party (optional), dancing & entertainment.

Day 5:  After breakfast we 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.

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FIZZ & FAYRE IN HARROGATE

TOUR NO.  26        20th- 24th NOVEMBER                 5 DAYS       £288

 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £15 PER NIGHT

 The Cairn Hotel is a charming Victorian hotel situated within its own grounds and approximately 5 minute’s walk away from the town centre.  All rooms are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities, TV, direct dial telephone and hairdryer.  There is a lift although some steps may occur.

 Day 1:  We leave the local area making comfort breaks and stopping for lunch before arriving at our hotel.  When you have settled in there will be a pre-dinner mulled wine drinks reception.  Live entertainment will follow into the evening.

Day 2:  After a hearty Yorkshire breakfast we visit the St Nicholas Festival in York.  This annual Christmas fayre, set in the historic square, has continued since medieval times.  The city comes alive with Victorian costumed traders, carol singers and delicious smells of the roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate laced with brandy.  Back to the hotel in time for a 3 course carvery-style dinner and yet another evening of great live entertainment.

Day 3:  Spend the morning enjoying the attractions Harrogate has to offer.  Please be sure to be back in the hotel in the afternoon where there will be a ‘festive themed’ mini afternoon tea and a glass of Festive Fizz.  There will be dinner again in the evening with live entertainment.

Day 4: After a delicious full English breakfast, we head off to a German Market, Christkindlmarket in Leeds, where over 40 traders from Frankfurt set up stalls at one of the UK’s most established German Markets. Unique gifts, hand crafted jewellery and toys and traditional German delicacies including stolen, bratworst, gingerbread and gluhwein are available.  After dinner at the hotel there is live entertainment.

 Day 5:  After a tasty full English breakfast we head home, making comfort and lunch stops along the way.

 

 

BOURNEMOUTH –  FESTIVE SPARKLE

TOUR NO, 27      8th- 11th DECEMBER        4 DAYS   £206

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

The Devon Towers Hotel is a traditional hotel, rooms come with TVs as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Day 1:  We leave our local area travelling to Bournemouth, with comfort stops.  Arriving at our hotel we receive glass of Sherry 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 Bubble at 11pm

Day 4:  After breakfast we leave for home.  With comfort stops for coffee and lunch we arrive back in our local area by late afternoon.

The itinerary may be subject to change

 

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT

TOUR NO. 28           23rd – 27TH DECEMBER   5 DAYS             £458

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £7 PER NIGHT

The Shanklin Hotel is superbly situated with views over Sandown Bay towards the English mainland.  It has an indoor swimming pool and sauna, games facilities including indoor bowls. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer and large flat screen TV with Freeview

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

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

Day 3Christmas Day. Morning at leisure.  Christmas Day Traditional Grand Festive lunch with visit from Santa.  An Evening Dinner is followed by a Christmas Party

Day 4:  Boxing Day. After breakfast, we take a tour of the local area arriving back for a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day lunch. Afternoon at leisure followed by Dinner and a farewell Fancy Dress party (optional), dancing & entertainment

Day 5:  After breakfast we 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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