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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

Thursday 5th May

HIGH PEAK TOUR. A scenic drive through the Peak District via Miller’s Dale, Castleton, Ladybower and Grindleford.                              Back for 1700/1745.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one, get one half price!

£15.80

Senior

£14.30

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Saturday 7th May

LOUTH. Perfect little market town in the green and beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, with many fine buildings & excellent local independent food shops. 

Back for 1800/1845.

£17.80

 

Seniors

£15.80

DW

IK

0840

0915

Monday 9th May

STAFFORDSHIRE TOUR & TEA. Scenic tour of via the Forest of Needwood and Cannock Chase with a lunch stop in Lichfield and including afternoon tea (sandwiches, scones, cake and tea/coffee) at the Strawberry Garden Centre, Bramshall. 

Back for 1730/1815.

£21.30

 

Senior

£19.80

KI

HR

0950

1005

1030

Thursday 12th May

HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN (NT) is one of England's great gardens and is famous for its rare trees and shrubs, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world. Café, plant centre & gift shop.  Back for 1800/1845.  Admission £9.45 extra.

Free to NT members.

£18.30

 

Senior

£16.30

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Friday 13th May

NEWARK. The bustling general market is a vibrant focus for this historic market town. In the afternoon we visit BOUNDARY MILL STORES at Grantham. Back for 1700/1745. 

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £22 !

£14.80

Senior

£13.30

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Monday 16th May

DURHAM. A captivating city with winding cobbled streets on a prominent peninsula in a loop of the River Wear, crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle. This quintessential old English University City has riverside walks and river cruises, superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries & museums.  Back for 1945/2015.

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £37 !

£23.30

Seniors

£20.80   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Tuesday 24th May

NORTH WALES GRAND TOUR scenic drive via Llangollen, Betws-y-coed, Conway Valley and Llandudno.                             Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

Seniors

£19.80

RH

IK

0825

0810

0745

Thursday 26th May

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort!

Back for 1930/2015.

£19.30

Senior

£17.30

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Bank Holiday Monday 30th May

STRATFORD UPON AVON. 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.

£17.30

Senior

£15.80

RHI

WD

1030

0955

0940

0915

Tuesday 31st May

NEW!

RIPON & RICHMOND.  Scenic Yorkshire Tour calling the cathedral city of Ripon and historic market town of Richmond, with dales scenery along the way. 

Back for 2000/2045.

£21.30

Senior

£19.30   

DWI

HR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Wednesday 1st June

ANDERTON BOAT LIFT. A canal cruise along the Weaver Navigation and a spectacular trip through the boat lift. Free time to enjoy Visitors Centre & café.   Back for 1845/1930.

£29.30

Senior

£27.30

KI

WD

0915

0840

Thursday 2nd 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.                                Back for 2015/2100.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Saturday 4th 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.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

RHI

WD

0915

0840

0825

0800

Saturday 4th June

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY. Take the train to Kidderminster and back on one of the best heritage railways in the country. Train fares extra.                       Back for 1830/1915.

£18.30

Senior

£16.30

RHI

WD

0915

0840

0825

0800

Tuesday 7th June

PORT SUNLIGHT & NESS GARDENS. Short visit to the model garden village, originally built as a home for workers at the nearby Lever factory. Then to Ness Botanic Gardens - set on the Wirral Peninsula, overlooking the Dee Estuary, with plants from all over the world displayed in a 64-acre oasis of gardens - an inspiration for gardeners.           Back for 1930/2015.

£26.30

Senior

£24.30

Includes admission to Gardens

RHIWD

0855

0820

0805

0740

Friday 10th June

MARSH FARM (at Abbots Bromley) for a delicious lunch. (Ham Salad with new potatoes; apple pie or sherry trifle; and tea/coffee). Afternoon drive via the Dove Valley, calling at Tissington.                                Back for 1730/1815.

£21.90

Senior

£20.90

Includes Lunch

RH

IK 

1045

1030

1005

Saturday 11th June

BEVERLEY on Market Day. This stunning Yorkshire market town has beauty in abundance. With an awe-inspiring Minster, historical buildings, cobbled streets and small town charm, there is something for everyone.                                Back for 1900/1945.  

£19.80

Senior

£17.80   

DWIK

0815

0850

Sunday 12th 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

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Wednesday 15th June

PENRHYN CASTLE (NT) 19th-century fantasy castle with interesting contents and grounds, sitting between Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses a fascinating industrial railway museum and a model railway museum.  Admission £10.75 extra; NT members free. Back for 2000/2045.

£23.30

Senior

£20.80

RHI

WD

0830

0755

0740

0715

Thursday 16th June

ORMSKIRK morning visit on market day; then a drive along the Mersey Waterfront with an afternoon stop at NEW BRIGHTON.              Back for 1900/1945.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Saturday 18th June

BBC GARDENER’S WORLD and/or the

BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER at the NEC Birmingham. Two shows; one entry ticket. Child £12.50 Back for 1830/1915.

£31.80

Senior £29.90

#

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 Road & Derby Full Street only.  Also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church. 

Sunday 19th June

LLANDUDNO. Long level promenade overlooks the sweeping bay and beaches; plus the pier, the Great Orme and so much more; fun beside the seaside in  North Wales!                           Back For 2000/2045.

£22.30

Seniors

£19.80    

RHI

WD

0845

0810

0755

0730

Sunday 19th 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

#

0750

0715

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

Thursday 23rd June

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.