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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

Saturday 22nd July

RIPON and HARROGATE. Lunchtime visit to Ripon and its wonderful Cathedral. Time to enjoy elegant Harrogate in the afternoon.                       

Back for 1915/2000.

£19.80

Senior £17.80

KI

HR

0830

0845

0910

Wednesday 26th July

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

Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Monday 31st July

ELAN VALLEY LAKES. A chain of Victorian reservoirs in Central Wales, built to supply water to Birmingham. Beautiful lake and mountain scenery which will delight and inspire you!                           Back for 1945/2030.

£23.30

Senior

£20.80   

RHI

WD

0900

0825

0810

0745

Tuesday 1st August

BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a recreated Victorian Town. Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops & places of work.

Back for 1830/1915.

£31.80

Senior £27.30

Child £22.90

#

0920

0850

0835

0815

# - Pick ups at Ripley Market Place, Codnor Market Place, Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Road and Derby Full Street, also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church Only.

Sunday 6th August

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

Back for 1945/2030.

£21.30

Senior

£19.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Friday 11th August

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW Great for gardeners but also entertainment each day, military bands, choirs, show jumping, craft displays, trade stands & food hall.

Back for 1915/1945. Child fare: £17.00

£41.30

Senior £37.50

#

0835

0815

0800

# - Pick ups at Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston Rutland Manor, General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Rd & Derby Full Street.  Also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church.  Price includes show ticket. Child show admission free .

Sunday 13th August

SOUTHPORT. A traditional Victorian seaside town - beautiful beaches, family attractions & the UK’s oldest iron pier with fantastic shopping.               

Back for 1915/2000.

£21.30

Senior

£19.30

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

EXTRA
Monday 14th August

BAKEWELL on market day, with an afternoon Peak Tour via Hartington.                              Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£12.00

KI

HR

0945

1000

1025

Wednesday 16th August

WESTON SUPER MARE is a great seaside resort with a broad flat sandy beach and all the traditional seaside attractions, including the Grand Pier and the famous donkeys!

Back for 2000/2045.  

£23.80

Seniors

£21.30

RH

IK

0825

0810

0745

EXTRA

Friday 18th August

STRATFORD UPON AVON. Seniors Special.

A market town with more than 800 years of history, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Quaint side streets with unique and individual shops lead down to open parklands along the river.       

Back for 1800/1845.

£17.80

Senior £13.00   only

RHI

WD

1030

0955

0940

0915

EXTRA

Monday 21st August

SUMMER WINE & BRONTE COUNTRY TOUR. Scenic Tour calling at Holmfirth (where ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ is filmed) & Haworth (home to the Bronte's &‘The Railway Children’).                                         

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £32.00!

Back for1945/2030.

£20.80

Seniors

£18.80

DWI

HR

0745

0820

0835

0900

Tuesday 22nd August

PLAS NEWYDD. (NT). Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia; set on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery, this elegant house is famous for its Rex Whistler association and contains the largest exhibition of his works. Plus a military museum, spring garden, Australasian arboretum, an Italianate-style summer terrace & woodland walk.  Gift shop, coffee shop & tea room.

Admission £9.70 extra. Free to NT members.  Back for 2015/2100.

£23.30

Senior

£20.80   

RHI

WD

0900

0825

0810

0745

Thursday 24th August

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort! 

Back for 2000/2045.

£19.30

Senior

£17.30

DW

IK

0805

0840

Friday 25th August

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.         

Back for 1830/1915.

£25.50

Senior

£22.90

Child

£20.90

RHIWD

0945

0910

0855

0830

Bank Holiday

Sunday 27th August

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.

£20.80

 

Senior

£18.80

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Tuesday 29th August

LLANDUDNO. Long level promenade overlooks the sweeping bay and beaches; plus the pier, the Great Orme and so much more;             

Back for 2000/2045.

£22.80

 Senior

£20.30    

RH

IK

0810

0755

0730

Saturday 2nd September

LIVERPOOL. Wonderful waterfront city; take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey; visit the Tate Museum, or shopping at ‘Liverpool One’ shopping centre.

Back for 1900/1945.

£21.30

Senior

£19.30   

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

Sunday 3rd September

THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS. Birmingham (Tyseley) to Stratford upon Avon (and back) by steam train.

Five hours in Stratford. Price includes train ticket.

Child fare £27.40.                        Back for 1830/1915.

£39.30

 

Senior

£38.30

#

0755

0740

0720

# - Pick ups at Ripley Market Place, Codnor Market Place, Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church Only.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.