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Text Box: Day Excursions from Derby, Ilkeston, Heanor and Ripley
FELIXDAY 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

Tuesday 6th September

TUESDAY LUNCH SPECIAL. A countryside mystery tour including a Carvery Lunch at a popular pub/restaurant.  Price includes main course and sweet.

Back for 1715/1800. (Ripley drop off first).

All seats

£18.90

RHIWD

1045

1010

0955

0930

Thursday 15th September

SCARBOROUGH. ‘Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches attractions for all the family.                              Back for 2000/2045.

£21.30

Seniors

£19.30   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Wednesday 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.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80   

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Thursday 22nd September

HEREFORD via Great Malvern and the Malvern Hills. Afternoon free in this lovely cathedral city.

Back for 1900/1945.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80   

RHI

WD

0915

0840

0825

0800

Wednesday 28th September

CARDIFF. Day visit to the Welsh capital for shopping or sightseeing. Don’t miss Cardiff Castle, Millennium Stadium, Bute Park, Civic Centre and the shopping centres - all within the compact city centre. Back for 2000/2045.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £40!

£23.80

Senior

£21.30

RH

IK

0810

0755

0730

Saturday 8th October

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

CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET CENTRE.  140 stores makes this the biggest outlet shopping centre in the UK.                            Back for 1845/1930.

£19.30

Senior

£17.30

RHI

WD

0945

0910

0855

0830

Tuesday 11th October

COTSWOLDS MARKET at Moreton in Marsh then onto BOURTON ON THE WATER for the afternoon. 

Back for 1900/1945.

£19.80

Seniors

£17.80

RH

IK

0900

0845

0810

Thursday 13th October

POWIS CASTLE. Medieval castle rising dramatically above the garden, with clipped yews, rare plants. original lead statues and an orangery. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle began life as a medieval fortress & now houses a magnificent collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries. Back for 1915/2000 

Admission £10.30extra. Free to NT members.

£18.30

 

Senior

£16.30

RH

ID

0900

0830

0815

0750

Sunday 16th October

BRIDLINGTON. A great day out to this Yorkshire coastal town; enjoy its peaceful promenades, sandy beach and historic harbour.    Back for 1945/2030.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

DW

IK

0815

0850

Wednesday 19th October

BURY MARKET - probably Britain’s best market! From brooms to black puddings, you’ll find it here.  Afternoon visit to the new PILOT MILL OUTLET shopping mill, also in Bury.        Back for 1900/1945.  

£19.80

Seniors

£17.80    

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Thursday 20th October

SWINDON for shopping at the McArthurGlen SWINDON DESIGNER OUTLET Centre and/or visit

‘STEAM’ The Museum of the Great Western Railway. (Museum admission extra).              Back for 2000/2045.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one get one half price !

£22.30

Senior

£20.80

RH

IWD

0905

0830

0815

0750

Thursday 27th October

YORK. Visit the Minster, Yorvik Museum or National Railway Museum (free admission); walk the city walls, take a river trip or shop along the Shambles - so many choices!                           Back for 1930/2015.

£19:80

Seniors

£17.80

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Saturday 29th October

LUDLOW known as ‘England’s Finest Market Town’, with over 500 listed buildings, a medieval Castle and fine parish church. Out via Wenlock Edge and back over Clee Hill.                            Back for 1830/1845.

£18.80

Senior

£16.80

KI

WD

0900

0825

Monday 31st 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

RH

IWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Tuesday 1st November

TRAFFORD CENTRE. Huge out of town, all indoor, shopping and leisure centre with food court and cinema. Shops include John Lewis, Selfridges, M&S, Next and Debenhams.               Back for 1930/2015.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

KI

WD

0940

0905

Saturday 5th November 

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 

Saturday 5th November 

BICESTER VILLAGE. The biggest and best discount designer outlet shopping centre.

Back for 1930/2015.

£20.30

Senior

£18.30        

RH

IK   

0845 

0830

0805 

Wednesday 9th November

NUNEATON (on Market Day) with an hour at DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE in the afternoon.

Back for 1700/1745.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one; get one Half Price !

£14.80

Senior £13.30

RH

IK

0930

0915

0850

Thursday10th 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 or Coffee.

Back for 1930/2015.

All seats

£33

Including cruise and lunch

DWIHR

0910

0945

1000

1025

Wednesday

16th November

BOSTON (on Market Day) then to SPRINGFIELDS at SPALDING (with over 50 outlet stores) in the afternoon.                             Back for 1800/1845.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

DW

IK

0815

0850

Thursday 17th 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.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Tuesday 22nd

November

SHREWSBURY. One of England's finest medieval market towns; home to Charles Darwin & Brother Cadfael. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, plus the Castle, Abbey, riverside walks, boat trip, pretty gardens & lots of interesting shops.  Back for 1830/1915.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one; get one Half Price !

£18.80

Senior

£16.80

KI

WD

0940

0905

Friday 25th November

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 1800/1845.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

RH

IWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Saturday 26th November

‘BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW WINTER’, or the 

‘WARLEY NATIONAL MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION’

at the NEC Birmingham.  Show entry tickets extra.

Good Food Show Advance Tickets**: Adult £26.50  Senior £23.50  Child £13.25(**Good Food show entry includes ticket for demonstration by Michel Roux Jnr @1500 hrs). 

Model Railway Show Advance Tickets: Adult/Senior £13.50  Child £7.00

Departs NEC 1700. Back for 1815/1900.

£14.80

Senior

£13.30

#

0920

0850

0835

0810

# - Pick ups at Ripley (Market Place), Codnor (Market Place), Heanor (Market Place), Rutland Manor, Ilkeston (General Havelock), Goole Avenue, Chaddesden (Nottingham Rd) and Derby (Full Street) only. Also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church.

Wednesday 30th November

CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Marsh Farm. Three course seasonal lunch with all the trimmings at our favourite farmhouse restaurant.  Turkey or Salmon main course; soup or fruit juice starter - menu choice at the time of booking please!  Afternoon visit to Byrkley Park Garden Centre.                                   Back for 1715/1800.       

£27.80

Senior

£26.80

RHIWD

1115

1040

1025

1000

Thursday 1st December

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

Back for 1730/1815.

£15.80

Senior

£14.30

RH

IK

0955

0940

0915

Saturday 3rd December

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

Return departs Lincoln at 1830;  Back for 1930/2015.

£17.80

Senior

£16.30    

RH

IK

1055

1040

1015

Thursday 8th 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.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

DW

IHR

0825

0900

0915

0940

Friday 9th December

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

Thursday 15th December

CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH. Includes admission to house & gardens - all decorated ready for Christmas. Short morning visit to Bakewell.    Back for 1830/1915.       

£28.80

Senior

£27.30   

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Tuesday 20th 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

DWIHR

0900

0935

0950

1015

Friday 30th December

TWIXMAS MYSTERY TOUR The last mystery tour of the year – leave the leftover turkey, tear up the tinsel, forget the washing up and get out for the day! 

Back for 1630/1715.

All seats

£12.80

RHIWD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Thursday 5th January 2017

NEW YEAR SPECIAL - start the new year with a mystery day out and a bit of fun!  Coffee & cakes on the coach, plus prize bingo & fun quiz.    Back for 1630/1715.

All seats

£12.80

DWIHR

0900

0935

0950

1015

Saturday 28th January 2017

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

CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET CENTRE. 140 stores makes this the biggest outlet shopping centre in the UK.                         Back for 1845/1930.

JANUARY SALES OFFER: Two seats for only £28 !

£19.30

Senior

£17.30

RHI

WD

0945

0910

0855

0830

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.  No refund will be made for cancellations made on the date of travel or after 1000hrs on the day before.  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 (was Live & Let Live). 

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.