Enjoy the autumn colours of Bournemouth and the New Forest, departing October 25, with Shaws Coaches of Maxey (01778 342224). A 6-day stay at a 3 star hotel on Bournemouth’s East Cliff and visits to Palace House, the Motor Museum at Beaulieu and the house and garden at Kingston Lacy costs £395pp. Or join Shaws on a four-day Cotswolds Autumn Colours & Cream Teas tour departing 30 October (£230pp).
Departing 22 Octoberwww.door2tour.com has a Newquay tour with Edwards Coaches of south Wales that features a half day excursion to Padstow and a day excursion to Truro. Four nights DBB at The Cliffdene Hotel with entertainment every night from £189pp. www.door2tour.com also has a Cotswolds In The Fall tour departing 24 October with Newmarket Holidays that features a visit to Bath en route to The Cotswolds and a visit to the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. The tour includes B&B and a night at a hotel (from £90pp).
For the bright lights join Andrews of Tideswell in Derbyshire (01298 871222 www.andrews-of-tideswell.co.uk) for a 2 night /3 day tour taking in the Blackpool Illuminations and a visit to the Lake District. Departs 30 October - £189pp for half board. The same operator has another 2 night/3 day half board tour departing 13 November to Harrogate and including a trip on the Keighley & Worth Valley Rail, Wensleydale Rail with mulled wine and mince pies plus entrance to the World of James Herriott (also £189pp).
Nationwide operator Shearings Holidays (0844 209 7143www.shearings.com) offers an all-inclusive Ilfracombe four-night break staying in Shearings’ own Dilkusa Grand Hotel, overlooking Runnymede Gardens. Or join a Shearings all-inclusive 4-night break to Lynton staying at the Valley of Rocks Hotel, with stunning scenic walks nearby. Includes excursions to Exmoor National Park and Chambercombe Manor. Both tours have departures throughout October and November and cost from £179pp.
Grand UK Holidays is offering a Blackpool Illuminations five-day tour departing 26 October for £259pp, staying half-board in the Warwick Hotel and including two excursions. Grand UK also has a Birmingham International Tattoo & Christmas Market – four days for £195 - departing Nov 27.
Scottish operator Glenton Holidays themed breaks include a Tribute to the Forces with 1940s music and menu. This four day tour, based in the Arrochar Hotel just two miles from Loch Lomond, departs 13 November and costs £159pp. Or why not enjoy a taste of St Nicholas Fayre in York with Glentons? This 4-day tour at the Ramada Leeds North hotel with excursions to York, Harrogate and Leeds costs £179pp and departs 27 November.
Woods of Leicester is heading for the delightful Warner’s Littlecote House in Berkshire for five days starting 2 November. Littlecote is one of England’s few remaining Tudor houses, graced by Elizabeth I and Charles II and where Henry VIII wooed Jane Seymour, his future bride. Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast plus 1 full-day tour for £390pp. Woods is also visiting Bath Christmas Market for three days for on 27 November. Two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the four-star Ramada Plaza Bristol cost £170pp.
Alfa Travel (08451 304 666 www.alfatravel.co.uk) has a huge choice of autumn tours to seaside resorts throughout October including the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth, Falmouth, Ilfracombe, Great Yarmouth and Llandudno with prices from £155pp for a 4 night/5 day tour.
Leger Holidays www.leger.co.uk (0844 504 6250) is offering an Amsterdam and Dutch Delights three-night break, including a visit to Amsterdam and optional excursion to Marken and Volendam via its luxurious Silver Service. Departs 22 October and costs from £229pp. For a longer holiday join Leger on an 8-day, all-inclusive tour by luxury Silver Service coach to experience the glamour of the Italian and French Rivieras with t excursions to Nice and Eze, St Paul de Vence and Cannes. Prices from £479pp (saving £20pp) departing 9 November, including seven nights’ accommodation.
Departing on November 6, www.door2tour.com has a Amsterdam four-day tour with Diamond Holidays The tour includes three-nights B&B at Hotel De Rijper Eilanden in De Rijp, from £135pp. Or, departing on October 23, Door2Tour.com has a Luxury Chateau In France tour with Crusader Holidays that features excursions to Chateau de Chantilly, a visit the living Horse Museum and a visit to Normandy where you can explore Monet's Garden (admission included). Three nights from £223pp.
Enjoys Belgium’s best with Shaws of Maxey (01778 342224) - four days in the architecturally beautiful town of Mechelen, wine tasting at your hotel and a visit to Brussels. Departs November 6. £295pp. Shaws also offers an escorted Paris four-day tour with time for Christmas shopping, the famous Flea Market at St. Ouen, Paris Opera House and optional Seine dinner cruise. Departs November 20. £350pp.
Shearings Holidays (0844 209 7143 www.shearings.com) goes to Lake Garda & Venice in Grand Tourer style with eight nights from just £379. The holiday spends six nights in the Hotel Imperial, and includes excursions to Venice, Vicenza and the Italian Dolomites. Departures are available throughout October.
Shearings Holidays is also offering an eight-night holiday on Spain’s Golden Coast all-inclusive from £299 per person. The holiday stays in Salou’s four-star Estival Park. Six nights’ full board two nights’ overnight coach travel. Departures to November 7.
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