Tynedale Group Travel | Isle of Wight & Midsomer Mysteries
Isle of Wight SUNDAY 21ST MAY 2017 Enjoying the very best of the summer sunshine through its unique position the Isle of Wight attracts visitors from every corner of the globe. The peace, beauty and varied delights of this wonderful Island have kept it a favourite holiday destination since early Victorian times when Queen Victoria purchased Osborne House. Our base, Shanklin, is a lovely resort with miles of sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, promenade and olde worlde thatched cottages. FRIDAY 26TH MAY 2017 Follow in the footsteps of DCI Barnaby into the charming yet sinister world of Midsomer and uncover the real locations that have given the show its distinct character. Discover the stunning locations featured in the series with picture-postcard towns, villages and hidden gems. Picturesque scenery, quaint buildings, church turrets and village greens – this is Midsomer!
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Hampton Court Flower Show

3 Days £259 per person

FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2017

With a visit to RHS Hampton Court Flower show and an outing to the inspiring and moving National Memorial Arboretum this will be a tour that is not just for gardeners.

RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN LONDON HEATHROW ****

Dramatic spaces, distinctive design and dedicated service come together at this hotel. The rooms have a warm classic ambiance with traditional mahogany furniture, rich fabrics and crisp cotton bed linen. The buzzing Bijou Bar and soothing Pegasus Spa make this hotel perfect for work or play.

Itinerary

FRIDAY After an early departure we travel south with comfort breaks en route. We will pause at Stratford upon Avon for lunch and a spot of sightseeing before continuing to the hotel in time to relax before dinner.
SATURDAY This morning we travel to South West London, where we enjoy a full day at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, set in the grounds of Hampton Court. Enjoy a wonderful day that features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions, talks and demonstrations. Learn more about environmental issues, growing your own food and vegetables and cookery. There is also the opportunity to buy gardening accessories, plants
and flowers.
SUNDAY After breakfast we head to The National Memorial Arboretum. Since planting began in 1997 this has become a special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our country in different ways. With over 50,000 trees planted and an abundance of wild plants, woodland areas, grasslands, reed beds and wetlands there are also over 200 memorials dedicated to our armed forces, police, fire and ambulance services. After our visit we continue our journey north arriving home early evening.

Inclusions

2 nights dinner bed & breakfast at Radisson Blu Edwardian.
3 course dinner with choice of menu each evening
Entrance to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.
Entrance to National Memorial Arboretum.
Return executive coach travel.
This tour is operated by one member of staff with frequent comfort breaks.

Not included

Travel Insurance £26.00 per person
Single Room Supplement £50.00
Door to door collection service.
Porterage

Highland Railways & Boats

5 Days £469 per person

MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017
Sit back and revel in one of Europe’s most breath taking rail journeys, capturing villages and towns including Fort William and Mallaig. The dramatic and ever changing landscape of the Highlands will glide past as we go back in time aboard the nostalgic Jacobite Steam Train. This year we have included a ride on the Nevis Range Gondolas at Ben Nevis, a cruise on the iconic Loch Ness and a trip to one of Scotland’s largest castles.

ALEXANDRA HOTEL FORT WILLIAM ***

Like most olde worlde accommodation in the Highlands this characterful Victorian hotel requires a little TLC but offers traditional Scottish hospitality and the friendly staff and cosy lounge bar will ensure a warm welcome. All bedrooms are en suite with TVs and tea and coffee making facilities and the light and airy restaurant offers local produce.

Itinerary

MONDAY Today we travel to the Scottish Highlands passing Glencoe and onto Fort William on the shore of Loch Linnhe in a dramatic setting under Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
TUESDAY Today we take the scenic ‘Road to the Isles’ to the fishing town of Mallaig with its great views towards Skye. There will be free time for lunch before our two hour train ride on the steam hauled* West Highland Line. The train passes Loch Eli, the Caledonian Canal, the 21 arch Glenfinnan Viaduct and Loch Morar with its beautiful views of Eigg, Muck & Phum.
WEDNESDAY This morning we enjoy a visit to the Ben Nevis Resort. Here the Nevis Range Gondolas transport visitors effortlessly up to 2150 feet on the north face of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain. The journey allows breath taking views of Great Glen, Nevis Range and surrounding areas and on a clear day can extend as far as the Inner Hebrides. We return to Fort William for an afternoon at leisure.
THURSDAY This morning we head to Inverness pausing at Fort Augustus for coffee. There will be time for lunch in Inverness before we join the afternoon cruise on Loch Ness to Urqhuart Castle, one of Scotland’s largest castles. There will be time to visit the castle and visitor centre. Please be aware that access from the loch is via steep steps. Later we will re-join the coach for the return
journey to the hotel.
FRIDAY After breakfast it is time to travel home, with comfort breaks en route arriving home late afternoon.

Inclusions

4 nights dinner, bed & full Scottish breakfast at The Alexandra Hotel, Fort William.
3 course dinner with choice of menu and tea and coffee each evening.
Two evenings of entertainment at hotel.
Porterage
Excursions and train journey as listed, including West Highland Line, Ben Nevis Gondola Ride. Urquart Castle and Loch Ness Cruise. (*In exceptional circumstances the Steam Train maybe be replaced with diesel engine)
Door to door collection service from selected areas
Return executive coach travel
Door to Door Collection from selected areas
This tour is operated by one member of staff with frequent comfort breaks.

Not included

Travel Insurance £35.00 per person (Incl. IPT)
Single Room Supplement £52.00.

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