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Text Box: Day Excursions from Derby, Ilkeston, Heanor and Ripley
FELIX DAY TRIPSDAY TRIPS and COACH HOLIDAYS from Ripley, Heanor, Ilkeston and Derby

The tours marked have sufficient bookings to ensure they will not be cancelled for low numbers!

Date

Destination

Adult Fare

Pick Up Code

Departure Times

Derby, Full Street

Ilkeston, Derby Rd or General Havelock

Heanor

 Market  Place

Ripley

 Market  Place

Wednesday 6th September

LINCOLN. Visit the historic castle & medieval cathedral or shopping options from small independent shops on cobbled streets to big brands in indoor centres.

Back for 1815/1900.

£15.80

 

Senior

£14.30

KI

HR

0945

1000

1025

Wednesday 6th September

HEMSWELL ANTIQUES CENTRE The Largest Antiques Centre in Europe offers you the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables. Within four separate buildings you will find around 400 dealer display areas and a coffee shop.   

Back for 1815/1900.

£16.80

 

Senior

£15.30

KI

HR

0945

1000

1025

NATIONAL TRUST

Saturday 9th September

SHUGBOROUGH (NT) Rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants' quarters, working farm and walled garden. After visiting the Georgian Mansion House, explore sweeping parkland and ancient woodland, then discover the Park Farm. Tea Room and Gift Shop.

Admission £10.80 extra; free to National Trust members.

Back for 1745/1830.

£12.80

 

Senior

£11.30

RH

IK

1110

1055

1030

Monday 11th September

SCARBOROUGH. ‘Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches and attractions for all the family.    

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £36.00!

Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

 

Senior

£19.80   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Friday 15th September

HELMSLEY (on market day) & THORNTON LE DALE.  Visit to two smaller Yorkshire towns, both packed with history and character, with great scenery along the way.                         

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one get one half price

Back for 2000/2045.

£21.30

 

Senior

£19.30

DWIHR

0805

0840

0855

0920

Thursday 21st September

SHERINGHAM. Pretty seaside town on the North Norfolk coast.  (Time for a train ride on the North Norfolk Steam Railway if you wish - train fares extra).

Back for 2015/2100.

£22.80

 

Senior

£20.30   

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Tuesday 26th September

BUXTON (on Market Day) and HIGH PEAK TOUR via Snake Pass, Ladybower & Castleton. 

Back for 1830/1915.

All seats £14

DWI

HR

0900

0935

0950

1015

Saturday 30th September

WHITBY via the North Yorkshire Moors. Great views as we travel over the Moors,  then down to the seaside at Whitby.                                    

Back for 2015/2100.

£22.80

 

Senior

£20.30

DW

IK

0745

0820

Saturday 7th October

CHESTER  Historic Cathedral City, for shopping and/or sightseeing. Or stay on the coach to visit ...

CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET.140 stores makes this the biggest outlet shopping centre in the UK, with up to 60% off designer brands.              

Back for 1845/1930.

£19.80

 

Senior

£17.80

RHI

WD

0945

0910

0855

0830

Wednesday 11th October

MARKET DRAYTON, the home of English Gingerbread, on Market Day: Stalls run the length of Cheshire Street selling all sorts of goodies from cheese to cake; beer to bangers! Afternoon visit to BRIDGEMERE GARDEN WORLD.                                 

Back for 1815/1900.

£16.80

 

Senior

£15.30   

RH

IK

0900

0845

0820

Tuesday 17th October

ABERGAVENNY and the BRECON MOUNTAIN RAILWAY. Short visit to Abergavenny on Market Day, then an afternoon steam train ride. Train fare included. Child fare £22.90.                       

Back for 2000/2045.

£32.90

 

Seniors £29.50

RHIWD

0830

0755

0740

0715

NATIONAL TRUST

Thursday 19th October

OSTERLEY PARK & HOUSE. A Georgian country estate in west London. A short hop from central London but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolais cattle and you'd think you're in the country, not urban Hounslow. Surrounded by gardens, park & farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London. Shop and tea room on site.

Admission £9.20 extra; free to National Trust members.

Back for 2015/2100

£22.80

 

Senior

£20.30    

RH

IK

0810

0755

0730

Friday 20th October

LICHFIELD. Enjoy this wonderful cathedral city on market day, with time for lunch, then to the NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM at Alrewas for an afternoon visit.                                            Back for 1645/1730.

£13.80

 

Senior

£12.30

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

NEW!

Monday 23rd October

BATSFORD ARBORETUM, Autumnal Cotswold Colours Batsford is one of the largest private tree collections in the country; wander along 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams, enjoy stunning views and discover the beautiful oriental-influenced statues hidden in glades around the grounds. Café; Gift and garden shops.

Back for 1900/1945.

£26.30

Senior

£23.50

Includes admission    

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Thursday 26th October

WINDSOR: View the Castle, take a stroll to Eton College or enjoy a River Thames cruise. 

Back for 2000/2045.

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £37 !

£22.80

Senior

£20.30    

RH

IK

0810

0755

0730

Monday 30th October

TRENTHAM for shopping at the Outlet Village & Garden Centre, and /or visit TRENTHAM GARDENS or TRENTHAM MONKEY FOREST. (Admissions extra).

Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£9.95

RHIWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Thursday 2nd November

BICESTER VILLAGE. Discover a world of luxury at the ultimate designer outlet shopping centre. Home to more than 130 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, each offers savings of up to 60%.  

Or stay on the coach to ...

OXFORD - free time to explore the historic colleges, churches, and town and gown locations made famous by ‘Morse’ and ‘Lewis’; and the inspiration for Lewis Carroll. Great shopping too!                      

Back for 1930/2015.

£20.30

Senior

£18.30        

RH

IK   

0845 

0830

0805 

Wednesday 8th November

LUNCH CRUISE ON THE JUDITH MARY CANAL BOAT.  Peak Forest Canal cruise including a festive lunch.

(Hot turkey sandwiches, served with stuffing, cranberry, roast potatoes, Pigs in blankets and gravy, followed by Mince Pies with fresh cream and tea/Coffee.          

Back for 1730/1815.

All seats

£33

Including cruise and lunch.

RHI

WD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Friday 10th November

DONCASTER. The biggest & best traditional market in the north with some 400 shops, stalls & stands.

Back for 1700/1745.

£16.80

Senior

£15.30

KI

HR

0850

0905

0930

NEW!
Tuesday 14th November

TAMWORTH (on market day) and HEART OF THE COUNTRY rural shopping village, near Lichfield.

Traditional street market (am) and boutique shops in a farmyard setting (pm).                  

Back for 1630/1715.

All seats  just £9.95

RH

IK

0940

0925

0900

Saturday 18th November

GLOUCESTER QUAYS VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET. 150 stalls selling handmade gifts and the best food & drink the region has to offer, plus music and entertainment, plus Designer Outlet Shopping!              

Back for 1800/1845.

£21.30

Senior

£19.30

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Monday 20th November

LEEDS Christkindelmarkt.

Traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre. Millennium Square is transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and light entertainment.  

Back for 1800/1845.       

£17.80

Seniors £16.30

KI

HR

0850

0905

0930

Thursday 23rd November

CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Marsh Farm. Three course seasonal lunch with all the trimmings at our favourite farmhouse restaurant.  Turkey, Beef or Salmon main course; soup, pate or fruit juice starter - menu choice at the time of booking please!  Afternoon visit to Byrkley Park Garden Centre.    

Price includes lunch.              

Back for 1715/1800.       

£29.30

Senior

£28.30

 

RHIWD

1115

1040

1025

1000

NEW!

Wednesday 30th November

CHRISTMAS AT WADDESDEN, with decorated rooms in the house (includes timed ticket for entry), illuminations in the gardens and Christmas Shop in the Coach House.

Plus the CHRISTMAS FAIR with over 50 traditional Christmas market chalet stalls.    

Admission £15.00 extra; FREE to National Trust members

Back for 1930/2015.

£20.80

 

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0930

0915

0850

Friday 1st December

WORCESTER VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE.

Victorian-themed street market of 150 stalls will fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds & aromas of Christmas. Wonderful range of products waiting to be discovered within the local arts and crafts maker area, international area, festive gifts area and food court.                      

Back for 1900/1945.

£20.80

 

Senior

£18.80

RH

IWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Wednesday 6th December

YORK CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL including St. Nicholas Fayre. Winter wonderland of seasonal market stalls, outdoor food and drink, street entertainment & shopping.                                  

Back for 1900/1945.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

DW

IHR

0825

0900

0915

0940

Thursday 7th December

CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH. Includes admission to house & gardens - all decorated ready for Christmas. Short morning visit to Bakewell.   

Back for 1830/1915.       

£30.80

Senior

£29.30   

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Saturday 9th December

LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET.  Long established and most popular traditional Christmas Market.

Return departs Lincoln at 1830; 

Back for 1930/2015.

£18.80

Senior

£17.30    

RH

IK

1055

1040

1015

Friday 15th December

BIRMINGHAM ‘FRANKFURT’ XMAS MARKET - probably the best Christmas market of them all!

Back for 1730/1815.

£16.30

Senior

£14.80

RH

IK

0955

0940

0915

Thursday 21st December

SENIOR CITIZENS SANTA SPECIAL. Short mystery tour, complete with coffee and mince pies on the coach, prize bingo and a raffle. Time for an hour’s shopping or lunch at our mystery destination.     

Back for 1545/1630.

All seats

£10.80

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up arrangements for Felix Day Excursions:

We have grouped the pick up points into areas each with a letter code.  Each trip will pick up in a number of areas as indicted in the codes listed on the main list. You just need to check which code applies to your usual pick up point—hopefully the map and list below will help! If you are confused, please call our office and we will help - the call is free! Ring 0800 019 0047.

The programmes are updated approximately every two months  -  so keep checking for new dates and tours.

To reserve seats on one of our excursions please telephone us at our office on:

FREEPHONE 0800 019 0047 or 0115 932 5332

We are open Monday - Friday 9.15am - 4.00pm.

Your seats are then allocated and held for 7 days.

Payment may be made over the telephone by all major credit and debit cards, or by sending a cheque by post.  No extra charge for card bookings.

All cheques payable to ‘Swiftsure Travel’ please.

 

Departure and return times: ‘Depart’ times shown in this list are the scheduled departure times from the major pick up points; Your exact pick up and time and place will be confirmed on your travel ticket. ‘Back for’ is the estimated time of arrival back in at the start/end of the dropping off route – this time cannot be guaranteed.

Where indicated Senior Fare is a discounted fare for all persons aged 60 years and over. Child Fares are generally the same as senior fares (unless stated otherwise) and are for children aged 4 to 15 inclusive, only when accompanied by a responsible adult. Children aged 3 and under travel free but will not be allocated a seat.

Cancellations & Refunds:  If you wish to cancel your booking please let us know as soon as possible.  All refunds will be less a 20% cancellation charge.  Refunds made less than 5 days before departure will be by credit only and subject to a 20% cancellation charge. 

NEW: No refund will be made for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the departure day/date.

No refunds can be made on any theatre, concert or show tickets, or meals or admission fees which may have been bought and paid for in advance.

 

Swiftsure Travel also offer excursions from South Derbyshire, Burton upon Trent and East Staffordshire. Please click here to go to the Swiftsure website. 

PICKING UP POINTS: 

Code D: Derby Full Street only.

Code W: Nottingham Road, Chaddesden Lane, Morley Road, Derby Road, Stanley Village, Station Road, West Hallam, High Lane West, High Lane Central, Kniveton Park.

Code I: Ilkeston (Derby Road or General Havelock), Weleda, Rutland Manor, Charlotte Street One Stop Shop. 

Code K: Stanton Road Shops, Little Hallam Hill, Kirk Hallam Church, Goole Avenue, Cat & Fiddle.

Code H: Shipley -Heanor Road, Hassock Lane, Hardy Barn, Marlpool - Ilkeston Road, Heanor Market Place. 

Code R: Loscoe Road, Loscoe High Street, Cross Hill, Codnor Market Place, Glasshouse Hill, Codnor Gate, Steam Mill Lane, Peashill Road, Ripley-Derby Road, Ripley Market Place, Hartshay Hill.