Holidays and Mini-Breaks of Excellence Since 1980

 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TOURS DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC:

DAY TOURS:

We have sent a letter to all affected customers offering a refund or credit. Please check the letter carefully before responding to ensure that our records match your own. If you are able to reply to the letter by email this will be a big help.

Llanberis Lake Railway has been rearranged for Sunday 13th September.

Kew Gardens has been rearranged for Saturday 19th September.

Customers with bookings for the above tours are being offered the new dates by phone.

 

HOLIDAYS:

Buxton was postponed to 20-22 September, we have written to customers about this with the refund options available.

Isles of Scilly has been cancelled – we have written to individual customers about options going forward once they are finalised.

Mounts Bays has been cancelled – there is the option of transferring to our 2021 equivalent tour in March at this year’s price or having a refund. Customers will have received a letter confirming this.

Dartmoor has been cancelled. We have written to customers offering a refund or credit.

Ostend/Dunkirk 80 has been postponed to 9-13 May 2021. We will be in touch as soon as we have a clear picture as to what the options are.

Lakes & Cumbria: it is unlikely to go ahead unless there is a rapid turn in the spread of the virus. We ask that customers do not pay their balance until 20th April, before which time we will definitely have made a decision.

Snowdonia & Anglesey has been cancelled and customers will be contacted individually about their refund options.

St Agnes: this is due to go ahead for the moment

Oberammergau Passion Play/Austrian Alps: We have seen that the Passion Play has been postponed to 2022. We are awaiting official notification of this and advise individual customers about the ramifications once known. Unfortunately this casts doubt over our Austrian Alps tour as the two were going to be run simultaneously.

All other tours from July onward: are due to go ahead but are kept under constant review.

Please be assure that we are fully aware that these cancellations have been of great concern to our customers, particularly those with holidays booked. We are working to ensure the best possible outcome for all customers and we thank you for you patience whilst we work on solutions to the more complex tours.

The Phillips Family
 
 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER DAY TOURS:
In order to give our customers something to look forward to we will continue to take bookings for Day Tours taking place during September and October of this year in the usual way. As a thank you to those that are supporting us at this difficult time we would like to offer a DISCOUNT of £5 PER PERSON OFF A SECOND DAY TOUR IF YOU PAY IN FULL IN ADVANCE.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone and so we are making this small gesture in recognition of your continued support. This offer will end 30th April 2020.

The tours included in this offer are as follows:

MINEHEAD & LYNMOUTH
Sat 5th Sep 2020
Adult - £22
OAP - £21
Via Porlock Hill.

WATERPERRY GARDENS
Sat 12th Sep 2020
Adult - £29
OAP - £28
Includes admission to the beautiful ornamental gardens in Oxfordshire.

BICESTER VILLAGE
Sat 12th Sep 2020
Adult - £20
OAP - £19

LLANBERIS LAKE RAILWAY
Sun 13th Sep 2020
Adult - £27
OAP - £26

MIDWEEK SUPER SAVER
LLANDUDNO
Wed 16th Sep 2020
Adult - £17
OAP - £17

KEW GARDENS
Sat 19th September
Adult - £38
OAP - £36

RICHMOND-UPON-THAMES
Sat 19th Sep 2020
Adult - £21
OAP - £20

THE SNAKE PASS & BUXTON
Sun 20th Sep 2020
Adult - £21
OAP - £20
Via Ladybower National Park Centre.

MIDWEEK SUPER SAVER
MORETON IN MARSH & BOURTON ON THE WATER
Tue 29th Sep 2020
Adult - £17
OAP - £17

TENBY
Sat 3rd Oct 2020
Adult - £23
OAP - £22

BANBURY CROSS & LEAMINGTON SPA
Sat 3rd Oct 2020
Adult - £20
OAP - £19
Via Edge Hill.

ST IVES, THE FENS & ELY
Sat 17th Oct 2020
Adult - £21
OAP - £20
Cromwell country and the Cathedral on the Fens.

MATLOCK BATH ILLUMINATIONS
Sun 25th Oct 2020

Adult - £27
OAP - £25
A spectacular parade of illuminated boats on the River Derwent. Via Bakewell. Includes admission to Derwent Gardens. Leaving Matlock Bath around 8pm.

MIDWEEK SUPER SAVER
OXFORD
Thu 29th Oct 2020
Adult - £17
OAP - £17
Setting down at the Ashmolean Museum.

AUTUMN GOLD
Sun 1st Nov 2020
Adult - £20
OAP - £19
Via Welshpool & Lake Vyrnwy.

 

 

Company Overview:

The proprietors of our company are Celia, Alan and Julian Phillips. Alan and Celia have been operating coach holidays throughout the UK, France, Italy and Europe since 1980. Their son, Julian joined the company in 2015 and he or Alan will be acting as driver/courier when you choose to travel with us. Julian's wife, Gemma, also joined the company in 2015 and is responsible for the administration side of the business. We are a true family business that is well in to its second generation.

The
emphasis of our tours, both European coach holidays and day excursions, is quiet and relaxing, the journey being as enjoyable as the destination. An informative commentary is given on all journeys, and on some tours hot and cold drinks are served at your seat. No music or videos are played on board.

The vehicle you will be travelling on is the most up to date in respect of comfort, safety and reduced carbon emissions. It is British built and was brand new in March 2017. The carbon footprint per passenger on our coach is one ninth of that per passenger on an aircraft.

                       

                                                   
As coach tour operators our programme of tours, day excursions and European coach holidays is changed annually, but most destinations are repeated, within two to three years. The hotels are carefully selected by the Phillips family, and equally the itineraries are planned with the utmost care.

                                                        
The programme listed on this site can be arranged for a private group, but we are pleased to discuss with any organiser the individual requirements for their particular party.
 

We look forward to you travelling with us...

 

 

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“ For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  
Robert Louis Stevenson.