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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

n Saturday 25th April

LOUTH. This perfect little market town in the green and beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, little noticed by the rest of the world, has wonderful Georgian streets with many fine buildings and excellent local independent food shops.

Back for 1900/1945.  Special Offer: Two seats for £28!

£17.80

Seniors

£15.80

KI

HR

0820

0835

0900

n Sunday 26th April

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort!

Back for 2000/2045.

£18.80

Seniors

£16.80

DW

IK

0820

0855

Tuesday 28th April

MELTON MOWBRAY. Bustling traditional market in the Leicestershire town famous for its Pork Pies & Stilton Cheese.                                       Back for 1700/1745.

£12.80

Seniors

£11.30

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Friday 1st May

LINCOLNSHIRE CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVALS.  Churches beautifully decorated with stunning floral displays, plus exhibitions, stalls and some ‘home cooking’! Visits to Spalding, Pinchbeck, Surfleet, Gosberton and Donington.            Back for 2000/2045.

£18.80

 

Seniors

£16.80

RH

IK

0905

0850

0825

Saturday 2nd May

SKIPTON (on Market Day) and over the moors to HARROGATE (afternoon visit). Back for 1845/1930.

£19.80

Seniors

£17.80    

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May

LLANDUDNO VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA - period costumes and entertainments beside the seaside in North Wales.                             Back for 2030/2115.

£22.30

Seniors

£19.80    

KI

WD

0840

0805 

n Friday 8th May

LLANGOLLEN Canal Boat in the Sky. Two hour trip on the canal boat carries you through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 126 ft above the River Dee. Free time in Llangollen.                                   Back for 1900/1945.

£31.80

Seniors

£29.30

(Includes boat trip).

RHIWD

0855

0820

0805

0740

Saturday 9th May 

STRATFORD UPON AVON - a day visit for shopping and/or sightseeing in Shakespeare’s home town.                                                  Back for 1830/1915.

£15.80

Senior

£14.30

KI

WD

0940

0905    

Saturday 9th May 

HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE. Motor museum, located in Warwickshire, features the world's greatest collection of classic, vintage and veteran British cars.

(Admissions extra - adult £12; senior £10).

£16.80

Senior

£14.80

KI

WD

0940

0905    

Tuesday 12th May

DONCASTER  The biggest & best traditional market in the north with some 400 shops, stalls & stands.                                              Back for 1700/1745.

£15.80

Senior

£14.30

KI

HR

0850

0905

0930

n Thursday 14th May

BURTON UPON TRENT (for shopping & market) then to the NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM at Alrewas for an afternoon visit.       Back for 1715/1800.

£10.80

Senior £9.80

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

n Saturday 16th May

TYNTESFIELD (NT)

Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland. A fine Victorian country house created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland filled with hundreds of trees collected by the family, and a glorious walled kitchen garden beyond

Admission £11.80 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1945/2030.

£22.30

Senior £19.80

RHIWD

0900

0825

0810

0745

n Sunday 17th May

HAWORTH 1940’s WEEKEND. Enjoy a nostalgic day trip down memory lane. Home Guard, G.I’s, 1940’s music and dancing, vintage vehicles and marching bands. Why not dress up too!                            Back for 1930/2015.

£18.80

Senior

£16.30

#

0830

0855

0905

0920

# - Pick ups at Swadlincote Bus Station, Burton New Street, Stretton Church, Derby Full Street, Chaddesden Lane End, Ilkeston General Havelock, Rutland Manor, Heanor, Codnor and Ripley Market Place only.

Wednesday 20th May

NUNEATON (on Market Day) with an hour at WOODLANDS GARDEN CENTRE in the afternoon.                                                     Back for 1700/1745.

£11.80

Senior £10.30

DW

IK

0850

0925

Bank Holiday Sunday 24th May

SCARBOROUGH  Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches attractions for all the family.                                                     Back for 2015/2100.

£21.30

Seniors

£19.30   

DW

IK

0820

0855

n Bank Holiday Monday 25th May

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort!                                               Back for 2000/2045.

£18.80

Seniors

£16.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Wednesday 27th May

WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK, with drive-through Safari on the coach - come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest and cutest animals around. Price includes admission & safari drive on the coach. Amusement park rides are extra. Child fare £19.80  Back for 1830/1915.

£24.50

Seniors

£21.50

 

RHIWD

0945

0910

0855

0830

Thursday 28th May

YORKSHIRE DALES TOUR. A scenic drive through the spectacular Yorkshire Dales via Wensleydale, Hawes and Ribblesdale.

Back for 2015/2100.

£23.80

Seniors

£21.30   

KI

HR

0740

0755

0820

Wednesday 3rd June

BANBURY, BURFORD & BOURTON ON THE WATER.  A scenic Cotswolds Tour with a short stop at each town.

Back for 1900/1945.

£20.30

Senior £17.80

DW

IK

0840

0915

Monday 8th June

CHESTERFIELD MARKET (Morning visit) then an afternoon PEAK DISTRICT drive, calling at CARSINGTON WATER.                 Back for 1730/1815.

£13.80

Senior £12.20

KI

HR

__

0935

0950

1015

n Thursday 11th June

WHITBY via the North Yorkshire Moors. Great views as we travel over the Moors, made famous as the setting for ‘Heartbeat’, then down to the seaside at Whitby.                                                       SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £40!

Back for 2015/2100. 

£24.30

Seniors

£21.80

DWIHR

0725

0800

0815

0840

Saturday 13th June

BICESTER DESIGNER OUTLET SHOPPING VILLAGE.    Great shopping experience at the UK’s leading outlet shopping village. Back for 1930/2015.

£20.30

Seniors

£17.80      

RH

IK 

0845

0830

0805

Saturday 13th June

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

£20.30

Seniors

£17.80      

RH

IK 

0845

0830

0805

Saturday 13th June

BBC GARDENER’S WORLD and/or the

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER at the NEC Birmingham.

Two shows; one entry ticket. Child fare £9.80.                           Back for 1830/1915.

£32.80

Seniors £29.70

#

0920

0850

# - Pick ups at Rutland Manor, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Road & Derby Full Street also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church Only.

Sunday 14th June

COSFORD AIR SHOW. Six hour flying display, exhibitions, museum and much more. Includes admission.  Child Fare £29.80.       Back for 2000/2045.

£33.80

Senior

£31.80

#

0720

0750

# - Pick ups at Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Road, Derby Full Street, also Stretton Church, Burton New Street, Branston Church and Rugeley Bus Station Only.

n Friday 19th June

MARSH FARM for a delicious lunch (Ham Salad with new potatoes; apple pie and tea/coffee). Afternoon drive via Cannock Chase & Trent Valley.  Back for 1730/1815.

£20.60

Seniors

£19.10

RH

IK 

1045

1030

1005

Saturday 20th June

BRIDGNORTH (on Market Day). Bridgnorth, in reality, is two towns: the High Town (good views down) and the Low Town (good views up). Now connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain.

£17.80

Senior

£15.80

RHIWD

0915

0840

0825

0800

Saturday 20th June

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY Take the train to Kidderminster and back on one of the best heritage railways in the country, now in its 50th year!  Train fares extra.                           Back for 1830/1915.

£17.80

Senior

£15.80

RHIWD

0915

0840

0825

0800

n Tuesday 23rd June

SIZERGH CASTLE (NT) A beautiful medieval house, with rich gardens and estate, at the gateway to the Lake District. The house features wood panelling, centuries old portraits and fine furniture.  Admission £8.90 extra. NT members free.                          Back for 2000/2045.

£21.30

 

Seniors £19.30

RHIWD

0830

0755

0740

0715

n Sunday 28th June

HUNSTANTON. The only west facing resort on the east coast! Award winning beaches and attractive esplanade gardens make this traditional seaside town a great day out!                                              Back for 2000/2045.

£20.80

Seniors

£18.80

DW

IK

0805

0840

Tuesday 30th June

ABERGAVENNY (on Market Day). Return via a scenic drive through the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean.                                                      Back for 1945/2030.

£21.30

Seniors £19.30

RHIWD

0845

0810

0755

0730

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.