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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

Thursday 23rd February

LEEDS; The ‘Knightsbridge of the North’, with Harvey Nichols, five miles of shopping streets, five indoor shopping centres, plus ornate shopping arcades and the markets.                           

Back for 1800/1845.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL: Two seats for only £28 !

£18.30

Senior

£16.30   

KI

HR

0830

0845

0910

Wednesday 1st March

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

Senior

£16.30

KI

HR

0850

0905

0930

Thursday 9th March

ORMSKIRK (on market day) one of the country's oldest and most traditional street markets with around 100 stalls, set in the pedestrianised area around the famous Clock Tower.

Afternoon visit to LIVERPOOL.

Back for 1900/1945.

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £34 !

£20.80

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Wednesday

15th March

PENKRIDGE MARKET (Morning visit) and to the Walsall BOUNDARY MILL STORE in the afternoon.

Back for 1745/1800.

£14.80

Senior

£13.30

RHIWD

1010

0935

0920

0855

Monday 20th March

KINGSTON UPON HULL UK City of Culture 2017.

Explore the historic old town and cultural venues. All of the city’s museums and galleries are free to enter so spend some time in the Ferens gallery or immerse yourself in Hull’s maritime history at the Maritime Museum. Take a city tour or take it at your own pace following the famous fish trail.

Back for 1845/1930.

£20.80

Senior

£18.80    

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Tuesday 28th March

RUFFORD OLD HALL (NT) A fine Tudor building, home  to romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history - fantastic furniture, arms, armour, tapestries and attractive gardens. Gift shop and tea room.

Admission £7.00 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1815/1900.

£21.30

Senior

£19.30    

RHIWD

0940

0905

0850

0825

Friday 31st March

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

Thursday 6th April

WORCESTER. Cathedral City on the banks of the River Severn. Morning stop at Webbs Garden Centre and afternoon drive over the Malvern Hills.   

Back for 1830/1915.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

KI

WD

0950

0915

Wednesday 12th April

OAKHAM for market day in this historic county town, with an afternoon cruise on RUTLAND WATER. 

Price includes boat trip.

Back for 1730/1815.                                    

£24.80

Senior

£23.30

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

Easter Saturday

Saturday 15th April

BURY MARKET - probably Britain’s best market! From brooms to black puddings, you’ll find it here. 

Or EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY for Heritage steam trains from Bury to Rawtenstall. Train fares extra.                                    

Back for 1900/1945.  

£20.80

Senior

£18.80    

KI

WD

0910

0835

Easter Monday

Monday 17th April

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort!

Back for 1930/2015.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Tuesday 18th April

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

Thursday 20th April

SALTAIRE is a Victorian model village built in 1851 by Sir Titus Salt, a leading industrialist in the Yorkshire woollen industry, and is a world heritage site. Grand architecture, art galleries, shops cafés and a trip boat.                      

Back for 1830/1915.

£18.80

Senior

£16.80

DWIHR

0840

0915

0930

0955

Friday 21st April

SNOWSHILL MANOR & GARDEN (NT). A Cotswold manor house with an eclectic collection of extraordinary treasures. From tiny toys to Samurai armour, musical instruments to fine clocks, you can discover Charles Wade’s passion for craftsmanship, colour and design. The garden offers hidden vistas, quiet corners and unexpected delights. Shop and tearoom on site.

Admission £10.20 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1830/1915.

£18.80

Senior

£16.80

RHI

WD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Thursday 27th April

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

£19.30

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Saturday 29th April

SKIPTON - gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and a charming market town. With its famous castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, Skipton is rich in history & surrounded by outstanding countryside. An afternoon train ride on the EMBSAY & BOLTON ABBEY STEAM RAILWAY is included.

Back for 1930/2015.

£29.80

Senior

£27.80  

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Tuesday 2nd May

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 4th May

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

Saturday 6th May

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

Tuesday 9th May

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

Back for 1730/1815.

£16.80

Senior

£15.30

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Thursday 11th May

LOUGHBOROUGH on Market Day and including a delicious two course lunch at the BELVOIR BREWERY. (Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding with all the trimmings; choice of sweets for afters).  Afternoon drive through the Vale of Belvoir. 

Back for 1700/1745.

£28.75

Senior

£27.25

RHI

WD

1000

0925

0910

0845

Tuesday 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 1945/2030.

 

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £38 !

£24.30

Senior

£21.30   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Thursday 18th May

COUGHTON COURT (NT). An imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures. Also two churches, restaurant, coffee bar, plant shop and second-hand bookshop. Admission £9.30 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1800/1845.

£16.80

Senior

£15.30

RHI

WD

1000

0925

0910

0845

Saturday 20th May

HAWORTH 1940’s EVENT. Enjoy a nostalgic day trip down memory lane with vintage vehicle displays, speeches from Churchill, re-enactments, jive dancing, singing & bands playing. Market stalls offer a wide range of goods, food and souvenirs. Back for 1945/2015.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

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0830

0855

0905

0920

# - Pick ups at Derby Full Street, Chaddesden Lane End, Ilkeston General Havelock, Rutland Manor, Heanor, Codnor & Ripley Market Place only.

Tuesday 23rd May

CHESTER  Historic Cathedral City, for shopping/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

Bank Holiday

Monday 29th May

CLEETHORPES. Four miles of clean golden sands, with award winning parks & gardens. Plus boating lake, zoo, pier, amusements & steam railway along the seafront.                             Back for 1945/2030.

£20.80

Senior £18.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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.