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'Treasures of the Isle of Wight' 

 
24th Sept- 28th Sept 2018. ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE BUT SELLING FAST!  
5 Days /4 nights staying at the the 3* Best Western New Holmwood Hotel on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis in Cowes - 
From Just £399.00pp 
£50.00pp Deposit secures your place. 
Single rooms available with a supplement, please call for details! 
Exclusive to Vision Getaways!!!!! 
When you think it would be nice to go back in time, your memory takes you to a world where the pressures of life seem miles away, where strangers pass you in the street and say ‘Good Morning’, where life in general jogs along at a much more civilised pace. We are going to take you to that place, but in reality, as there is a corner of the United Kingdom where all of these special things are still cherished. We are going to take you to the beautiful Isle of Wight, where time has moved on little since the 1950’s! Join us on this magical trip. 
 
Day One: Your day will start at your local pick-up point where your friendly Driver and Tour Manager will meet you and get your luggage on board our luxury coach, once settled in, that’s it, as with Vision Getaways there are no feeder coaches to lengthen the journey time. With all your fellow holidaymakers on board it’s time to head off to the south coast. There will be plenty of comfort stops along the way and we will arrive at the Ferry port around lunch time to enable ourselves to enjoy the short hope across the Solent on to the Isle of Wight. (Specific crossing not yet finalised) Once on the Island we will head for the little coastal town of Cowes, famous with the yachting fraternity, and the Best Western New Holmwood Hotel. Our home from home for this short break. Once settled in to your room there’s just enough time to discover the immediate area before a delicious dinner, your first of many, then a drink at the bar before retiring to your comfortable room. 
 
Day Two: After a lovely breakfast and a chance to see the sun rising over the Solent it’s time to re-board our coach to start our island discovery, in the short time we will be on the Island we will discover everything from quaint little villages to traditional seaside towns all with something very different and special to offer. As usual with Vision Getaways there will be surprises to enhance your Island discovery and by the end of our first day you will already have relaxed and you will really feel at home. Back at the Hotel the chef will have prepared a great choice of dishes for dinner, so sit down and enjoy, talking about the day just gone. Maybe time for a stroll along the beach front? Why not it’s just outside your door!! 
 
Day Three: Today is a semi free day as today you will have the option either to do your own thing or take our optional excursion to Osbourne House. For those not taking the excursion you can wonder down to the harbour front of Cowes, just a short walk away. Why not get the local bus to some of the busier areas? Or just relax around the Hotel with a good book and watch the World go by. For those of you taking the excursion we will whisk you for to a World of Royalty and grandeur as of course Osbourne House was the summer home of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. See how she spent her summers at this amazing retreat and discover yet another face of this wonderful Island, before heading back for dinner at the Hotel. 
 
Day Four: The last full day on the Island and we take you again to see yet more and today we will include one of the sights that really is synonymous with the area, we are going to take you to ‘the needles’. Over century’s The Needles’ have been a hazard for seafarers, now though they are a stunning symbol of the Isle of Wight itself. Take the chairlift to get up close and personal (at guests expense) or simply marvel and their beauty from a clifftop vantage point. Also included in today’s trip will be a chance to visit Isle of Wight Pearl, your chance to take a memento home of this fantastic break. With all this to take in it will soon be time to head back to the Hotel for your final dinner, a sumptuous meal prepared by the talented kitchen staff. Then why not take a drink on the terrace and watch the Cruise ships sailing by! 
 
Day Five: After a hearty Breakfast it’s time to say ‘cheerio’ to the New Holmwood as we depart for our short crossing back to the mainland. Our journey will be over before you know it and you’ll be taking home memories that will last for many a year. New memories, New friends and a whole lot more!! 
 
 
Whats Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Rtn Ferry Crossing from the mainland to the Isle of Wight + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 3* Best Western New Holmwood Hotel in Cowes on the Isle of Wight + 2 Full day trips to various attractions around the Island + Optional Half Day trip to Osbourne House + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with a Supplement 

'Kendal, Cumbria & The Fabulous Fells' 

17th Sept - 21st Sept 2018. 5 Days /4 nights staying at the 4*+ Best Western Castle Green Hotel on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kendal - 
From Just £449.00pp 'LAST FEW ROOMS' 
£50.00pp Deposit secures your place. 
Single rooms available with a supplement, please call for details! 
Watching the Autumn mist roll off the water, revealing the reflection or heather clad mountains, gorgeous fir trees and a crisp blue sky, these are the visions that can only be found in the majestic landscape that is Cumbria, otherwise known as The Lake District. This leisurely break will inspire you, captivate you, and fill you with a feeling of pure freedom. Staying in the comfortable 4*+ Castle Green Hotel in Kendal with all it's facilities will only enhance your feeling of complete contentment and relaxation. This is a break that is not to be missed!  
 
Day One: To be met at your local pick-up point by two smiling faces puts everyone in a good mood to start their break, two faces we hear you ask, yes on a Vision Getaways Short Break like all our daytrips you will have a driver and a Tour Manager with you all the way, and with no feeders there is an even bigger reason for you to smile. Once all guests are on board we will head North and as the scenery gets more dramatic the anticipation will rise,. Before long we will be in Cumbria and the town of Kendal, your home from home for the next few nights. The Hotel has views over parts of the town and the fells, so a good view is never far away. Once in your well designed room and you are settled it's time for a delicious dinner before heading to the bar and a chance to meet your fellow guests before retiring. There's so much to look forward to. 
 
Day Two: After a truly Cumbrian breakfast it's time to meet your fellow travellers for a day of fun and discovery, this area has so much to offer and your Tour Manager and driver know all the best places. So as you head off into the stunning hills, it's time for you to wonder whats in store today. Well soon you will be arriving in the beautiful town of Windermere, with it's shops and cafes, a beautiful small lake marina where boats can be hired and people thronging. But what will you choose to do? Why not take a lake cruise on one of the many steamers that ply Windermere, or even take out a small boat from the marina yourself. Spend time shopping looking for gift or two to take home or simply sit by the lake and take it all in. The day will fly by and soon you'll be heading back through unbelievable scenery to your Hotel for a fabulous dinner !! 
 
Day Three: Today is a free day for you to discover what the town of Kendal has to offer. With great shopping, good restaurants, and plenty to keep you occupied if you want to stroll around the town visiting the museums, art galleries, craft shops and other attractions As you wander around the streets exploring the town you will find many quaint and attractive alleyways and passages leading off the more ordered main streets. These alleys give some clue as to the look of the town in older times. Many delights can be found amongst these quaint lanes (such as the New Shambles) both for those out shopping and also for those looking for refreshment. You may want to visit the Westmorland Shopping Centre which provides a covered shopping mall; and of course don't forget to buy some Kendal Mint Cake! Or you could simply stay in the hotel and stroll in the well kept grounds or visit the pool for a leisurely swim. Just relax the day is yours!! 
 
Day Four: After a hearty Breakfast we rejoin our luxury coach for a wonderful trip amongst the fells and hills of Cumbria, we will visit Ambleside, Ullswater, Grasmere to name but a few and with plenty of camera stops you'll be taking memories with you all the time. But you will never forget the sound of pure peace and tranquility each time you stop at a lakeside, all you'll hear is the gentle lapping of water and the sound of the sheep bleating on the hillsides. Agh peace!! This evening is your last chance to enjoy the culinary delights of the Hotel restaurant, the Hotel has a reputation throughout Cumbria for really great food, so enjoy with a glass of wine or two. Afterwards sit and chat to new found friends in the bar and be mesmerized by this captivating part of England. 
 
Day Five: After a delicious Breakfast it’s time to head back down south and leave this rural paradise behind, but you will never forget the feeling that Cumbria gave throughout your stay. You'll look at those photographs for many years to come and remember the scenery, the lakes, the pretty little towns and villages and, of course, the sound of the sheep!!  
 
 
Whats Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 4*+ Best Western Castle Green Hotel in Kendal Cumbria + Use of the gym and pool fascilities in the hotel + 2 Full day trips to various attractions around the lake district + One full free day to explore the town of Kendal + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with a Supplement 
 

'Mulled Wine & Mistletoe, 2018' Back by popular demand!! 

19th Nov - 23rd Nov 2018. 5 Days /4 nights staying at the 3* Queens Hotel & Spa, on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis in Bournemouth - 
From Just £269.00pp 'SOLD OUT' 
£50.00pp Deposit secures your place. 
Single rooms available with NO supplement ! 
Get that festive feeling as we check you in for an early Christmas with this wonderful, fun packed 'Mistletoe and Mulled Wine' short break in Bournemouth. With so much to enjoy, you'll have a chance to wind down and be pampered as well and get yourself ready for an unforgettable Christmas. With excursions, both daytime and evening entertainment, great food, comfortable rooms and luxury travel to and from Bournemouth this really is a great value festive break! 
 
Day One: Christmas Eve: With convenient pick up points you'll soon be travelling in complete luxury down to the seaside town of Bournemouth, which is where we will be staying for this festive break. Bear in mind today is Christmas eve so grab a snooze on the coach so you don't miss a thing tonight!!. Arriving in Bournemouth mid-afternoon it will be time to settle in to your comfortable room and prepare for the evening ahead! Don't forget there will be a Mulled Wine reception for us before a beautifully prepared dinner, afterwards there's live entertainment in the lounge. Before retiring check to see if you can see Santa, you don't want to miss him!!! 
 
Day Two: Christmas Day: After a traditional breakfast and making sure you have entered the' guess the weight of the Christmas cake competition', we join our luxury coach and take you on a short trip to the neighbouring town of Dorchester where you can either go shopping or look at the fabulous architecture. We will then travel on to the lovely town of Weymouth with it's fabulous breach, for some fresh air and free time.. After this we return to our Hotel ready for afternoon tea and it's time to relax. Christmas Dinner will be served with all the trimmings and table festivities and fun, what's more, this evening we will have live music supplied by a professional entertainer for your music and dancing pleasure! There's also a special appearance from the big man himself bringing gifts for everyone!!! 
 
Day Three: New Years Eve: Today is New Years Eve and a free day from our coach so after breakfast why not take a stroll into the town of Bournemouth, visit the shops or take a bracing walk along the seafront, make sure you take in that fresh air because tonight is going to be a night to party!!! Head back to the Hotel for another enjoyable afternoon tea and maybe a game of Bingo then it's back to the your room in preparation for the night ahead. After another gorgeous dinner it's time to head to the lounge and our New Years Eve party, with a quiz and 50's and 60's music you can dance the night away and welcome in the New Year!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! 
 
Day Four: New Years Day: After another delicious breakfast, we re-join our coach this time we are heading to the town of Winchester. Take a walk around the town and see what it has to offer there will also be a fantastic Christmas Market to wonder around, before heading back to our Hotel and of course afternoon tea. Tonight after another four course dinner it is movie night so time to relax and wind down ready for the journey home tomorrow. 
 
Day Five: After another wonderful breakfast we re-board our coach for our journey back home, and after all that food and festive frivolity we are sure there'll be some Christmas songs along the way. With fun memories galore this break is sure to put you in the Christmas mood. 
 
Whats Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 3* Queens Hotel and Spa, Bournemouth + Half Day Trip to Dorchester & Weymouth + Half Day trip to Winchester + Nightly Entertainment provided by the Hotel + Visit from Santa and a gift for everyone + New Years Eve Party + Mulled Wine Welcome Reception + 3 Free Afternoon Teas + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with NO suppliment

'Valkenburg Caves & Cologne Christmas Markets' 

26th Nov - 29th Nov 2018. 4 Days /3 nights staying at the 3* Family run, Hotel Tummers on a Bed & Breakfast Basis in Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands - 
From Just £269.00pp 
£50.00pp Deposit secures your place. 
Limited number of single rooms available with NO supplement, please call for details! 
When it comes to Christmas Markets no two nations do them better than the Dutch and the Germans. The Germans for traditional festive atmosphere and the Dutch for something that really stands out from the crowd. On this short break you will see what both nationalities do best. Staying at the family run 3* Hotel Tummers in the centre of the beautiful town of Valkenburg aan de Geul, also known as Christmas Town, we will be beautifully positioned to really get into the Christmas spirit and get the most or these two unique Christmas experiences. And with a limited number of rooms with no single supplements there is no reason not to enjoy this amazingly fun packed short break. So join us on our’ Valkenburg Caves and Cologne Christmas Market Break’ but book early as this will sell fast!! 
 
Day One: As usual with Vision Getaways conveniently located pick–ups no feeder coaches mean that very soon you will be on your way down to Folkestone for the interesting Channel Tunnel crossing, no rough seas with us!! Once on the continent we will head across the top of Belgium and then south towards the southern tip of the Netherland very close to the Dutch German border. With comfort stops along the way we will arrive in Valkenburg aan de Geul in no time at all and you will be greeted with the renowned welcome of the owners and staff of the Hotel Tummers where we will be staying on a Bed and Breakfast basis. This Hotel has been chosen because of its reputation for friendliness and its position in the centre of Valkenburg, which will be decked in all its festive glory. Once settled in you can relax in the restaurant or if you feel up to it why not take a stroll around the stalls in the town centre, there’s no point in wasting time. Then time to retire to your comfortable room and contemplate the days ahead! 
 
Day Two: After our typically Dutch breakfast it’s time to explore and mid-morning our coach will take on the short drive to what Valkenburg has become famous for, The Christmas Caves. (Entry Included) There are a number of caves to explore including the Central Cave and the Velvet Cave both will be decked inside with a magical Christmas Market selling everything for items to eat to Christmas decorations and gifts from the local area, this is a shopper’s paradise a Christmas shopping will never be this easy again. The whole atmosphere will draw you into the Christmas spirit as you stroll through the labyrinth of caves, each stall tempting you to go further and further. After plenty of time to enjoy this magical spectacle it will be time to return to the comfort of our Hotel, to relax over a glass of mulled wine or why not try a glass of Geneva, traditional Dutch Gin? 
 
Day Three: After another enjoyable Dutch Breakfast this morning we board our luxury coach to take us across the border and we enter Germany for the first time heading toward one of the most beautiful German city’s Cologne. After a drive lasting just over an hour you will know that Cologne is close as we will see the twin spires of the Dom (Cathedral) that dominates the entire city. Upon arrival you have a choice to taking a short guided tour with your Tour manager along the Banks of the Rhine seeing the old harbour quarter and then to the magnificent facade and entrance of the Cathedral or you can just use this time to shop till you drop in the incredible shopping centre. Why not visit the Cathedral and climb the spires? (Entry not included). Early afternoon sees the three main Christmas markets open up and the traditional atmosphere of a true German Christmas market takes over, with music mulled wine and merriment that will completely transfix you. Departing early evening we head back over the Rhine and the Dutch border with a plethora of memories to think of back at our Hotel. 
 
Day Four: Today sadly sees the start of our journey home but as we head through the tunnel there will be plenty of memories to sit a chat about. In no time we will be arriving at our drop off points and it’s back home satisfied that you made the most of this fantastic festive experience. 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Three Nights, Bed and Breakfast at the 3* Hotel Tummers in Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands + 2 Full day excursions including Valkenburg Christmas Caves (entry to the caves included) and Cologne Christmas Markets + free optional guided tour of the Rhine waterfront in Cologne + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with NO Supplement!! 
 

'Chester & a Classic Christmas 2018' 

23rd Dec - 27th Dec 2018. 5 Days /4 nights staying at the 4* Hallmark Hotel The Queens on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis in Central Chester - 
From Just £549.00pp 
£50.00pp Deposit secures your place. 
Limited number of single rooms available with NO supplement, please call for details! 
Christmas’s come and go and in the end they all roll into one, so this year why not make it a Christmas that really stands out and one that you will remember forever? You deserve it you have worked hard all year so why not let us take the strain while you sit back relax and let Christmas just happen. That’s what you can experience with a Vision Getaways Christmas break. We have spent a long time choosing a venue and Hotel that really hits the spot, in Chester you have all the Olde World charm you could wish for and in our centrally located Hotel you have the service, comfort and culinary delights that you truly deserve at this magical time of year. So go on join us in Chester for a wonderful Classic Christmas! 
 
Day One: As ever with Vision Getaways, our pick up time will always be as comfortable and convenient as possible, also don’t forget there are no feeder coaches so once on board that’s it there’s no changing coaches or waiting in draughty motorway service areas. Once pick up’s are complete we will head north toward our destination, and with comfort stops along the way in no time we will be arriving in Chester. Once in your room you can unpack and settle in, or find out what the Hotel has to offer, take a drink or coffee in the bar or even find your bearings in Chester itself. Soon the dining room is calling for a beautifully prepared dinner. Let the eating commence!!! Afterwards maybe a tipple in the Lounge will be the order of the day, then retire to bed with dreams of what is to come. 
 
Day Two, Christmas Eve: After a lavish Breakfast today is the day to really explore, either take the unescorted coach to the lively city of Liverpool, with its wealth of history, great music and fantastic shopping, or stay in and around Chester for an escorted walking tour with your Tour Manager. Don’t forget any last minute gifts but whatever you decide to do make sure you are back in the Hotel in time for the pre-dinner reception with carol singers, followed by a four course dinner and live entertainment. It’s time to celebrate it is Christmas Eve after all, can you hear those sleigh bells yet? 
 
Day Three, Christmas Day: Christmas day arrives and why not celebrate with a cheeky Bucks Fizz to compliment your Full English Breakfast, then it must be present time, why not spend the morning with new found friends in the Hotel, tales of Christmases past will keep you going until Lunch time. This is where the Hotel kitchen staff will pull out all the stops as they proudly produce a dazzling Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings followed by mince pies, coffee or tea! After all that food it will be time to grab a comfy chair to watch the Queen’s speech. A snooze or stroll may be required as before long you’ll be eating again, this time a fabulous evening buffet of yuletide favourites followed by live entertainment and dancing. An exhausting Christmas day to say the least. 
 
Day Four, Boxing Day: It wouldn’t be unreasonable to have a bit of a lie in this morning on the other hand you don’t want to miss anything. After a Full English Breakfast, why not pop along to the shops and see what bargains there are in the sales. An early Buffet Lunch will be served as this afternoon again there is a choice of either going to the Pantomime or a guided walk around the Roman sites of Chester, Whatever you decide to do you’ll have fun. Tonight is very special as it is a farewell Gala Dinner again the Chefs will amaze you, the party continues with a themed night of entertainment. So dance until the wee small hours and make the most of Christmas! 
 
Day Five: After a hearty Full English Breakfast it is time to board our Luxury coach say goodbye to our home from home and head south. But as ever with Vision Getaways there is always a surprise around every corner, you are going to love this one. After an enjoyable journey home we can all settle into your homes knowing we have made the best of Christmas 2018! Happy New Year!!!! 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 4* Hallmark Hotel The Queens in Chester, Optional Excursion to Liverpool or Chester Walking Tour + Optional Excursion to the Pantomime or Roman Walk + Welcome Reception with Carols, 3 nights Live Entertainment, 1 Themed Night + Traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break. Limited number of Single rooms are available with NO Supplement!! 
 

'Amsterdam, Keukenhof & a River Cruise Taster' 

12th -15th April 2019. SOLD OUT!!!! 
NEW DATE JUST ADDED BUT SELLING FAST 19th -22nd April 2019 
4 Days /3 nights staying aboard the 3* Mps Prinses Christina River Cruise Ship on a Full Board Basis 
From £379.00pp  
Deposit of £50pp secures your place 
Limited Number of Single Cabins Available with 
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!! 
River cruising is becoming increasingly popular but if you are not sure and you’d like to try it without the heavy expense of a full blown cruise both financially and time wise, Vision Getaways has come up with the ideal answer. This fabulous weekend break, combines a taste of river cruising along with the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam, the quaint Dutch town of Hoorn and the spectacular gardens of Keukenhof along with the traditional Dutch Bulb fields. There’s so much included, you’ll be amazed that you see and do so much in such a short time. 
 
Mps Prinses Christina 
 
Mps Prinses Christina is the ‘Grande Dame’ of Europe’s river cruise fleet what she lacks in impersonal brass, glass and marble she makes up for with warmth, friendliness and understated style. With 55 en-suite Cabins over 3 decks, a stylish restaurant, cosy lounge and bar, and a dedicated crew you’ll feel at home in no time. She truly is the ideal vessel for this short break. Mps Prinses Christina also complies to all European River Safety Standards and cruises under the Dutch Flag. 
 
Day One: After an early morning pick up we head to Folkestone and ‘Le Shuttle’ for a mid-morning crossing to France. Once in France, with stops along the way, we head to the Dutch border and Amsterdam where we will arrive alongside the Mps Prinses Christina late afternoon, to be met by the ship’s crew who will escort you to your cabin. This evening your Captain will host a welcome reception and after a welcome dinner there will be time to take in the sights of night time Amsterdam or enjoy a drink in the ships cosy Lounge. (Mps Prinses Christina overnights in Amsterdam) 
 
Day Two: It's wise to be up early this morning as our ship leaves Amsterdam at around 8am. This morning will be spent sailing to our next port of call Hoorn. What a pleasure watching the World go by from the deck of your floating home. We arrive in Hoorn at lunchtime and after Lunch you have the full afternoon to discover this beautiful harbour town, quaint streets, white bridges, harbour cafes, there’s so much to see and after a fabulous dinner on board why not wander to a harbour front café for an evening drink before retiring to your comfortable cabin. (Mps Prinses Christina overnights in Hoorn.) 
 
Day Three: After a hearty breakfast, make sure you pick up your packed lunch (included) as we head for a coach and the short journey, through the bulb fields, to the high point of this break the Keukenhof Gardens. The Gardens only open for 8 weeks a year and 7 million Spring Bulbs are planted over 79 acres to create to most breath-taking display of colour your eyes will ever see. With music, pavilions, food stands, boat rides and even a windmill, your day will be one to remember for the rest of your life. Late afternoon we head back to the ship for a fabulous gala dinner, but by this time the ship will have travelled back to Amsterdam where we stay overnight, why not enjoy the evening on board? (Mps Prinses Christina overnights in Amsterdam) 
 
Day Four: Another chance to sample the talents of our chef over breakfast before it’s time to say good bye to our crew, before boarding our coach and heading back to the Dutch/French boarder and our afternoon ‘Le Shuttle’ crossing back to the UK. Arriving home you’ll have hundreds of memories, and we guarantee you’ll be thinking about where you can take a longer river cruise to? Don’t worry we’ll send you a brochure, you’re hooked!!! 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Rtn Coach travel from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Three Nights Full Board on the 3* Mps Prinses Christina staying in a twin Cabin (Cabin prices vary depending on deck) + Rtn ‘Le Shuttle Channel Crossing + Free time in Amsterdam + Free time in Hoorne + Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens (Admission Included) + Captains Welcome Reception + Farewell Gala Dinner + Services of Ships Cruise Director + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout. 
 
 

'Llandudno, Portmerion & Stunning Snowdonia' 

20th – 24th May 2019. 5 Days /4 nights staying at the Family Run Winchmore Hotel on a dinner Bed and Breakfast Basis in Llandudno North Wales. 
Just £319.00pp 
Deposit of £50pp secures your place 
Limited Number of Single Rooms Available with 
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!! 
Late May is a great time to visit this region, with a hint of Summer in the air this short break combines beautiful beaches, stunning mountain scenery, bustling seaside towns, and quaint Welsh villages. Our base will be the family run Winchmore Hotel right in the middle of the seafront of Llandudno Bay, scoring 4.5 out of 5 on ‘TripAdvisor’ out of 562 reviews we know you’ll get a great welcome and a warm Welsh atmosphere at this friendly Hotel. 
 
Day One: From your convenient pick-up point we head North West by luxury coach to North Wales, with regular stops on the way we will arrive full of anticipation for the days ahead. After checking in to your comfortable room there may be a slim chance for a quick stroll along the seafront to stimulate your appetite for the lovingly prepared dinner ahead. After a relaxing meal why not chat to new found friend in the lounge before retiring, and a good night’s sleep. 
 
Day Two: After a refreshing night what better way to start the day than with a traditional Welsh Breakfast, then it’s back to our Luxury Coach as we head, through wonderful scenery, for Portmeirion. Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925, Portmerion was built in imitation of a rustic Italian village, to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmerion's place in popular culture has been set in stone as a result of the 60’s TV series The Prisoner. This afternoon we travel inland to the village of Betws-y-Coed deep in the heart of Snowdonia, while here visit the many shops and cafes, why not stroll to the famous Swallow Falls which cascades under many village bridges some dating back to 1468. After a relaxing afternoon it’s time to head back to Llandudno and our home from home where a delicious dinner awaits! 
 
Day Three: Today is your free day to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Llandudno itself, you’ll soon find out there is so much to see and do here. Take in the wonderful local shops, have a paddle on one of the two beaches, stroll along the promenade, or just take a deck chair and watch the World go by. You could always travel by tram up the Great Orme to see the view of the magnificent bay backed by the mountains of Snowdonia. Alternatively we will be offering an optional excursion to Snowdon’s mountain railway, and a trip to the summit, for the brave at heart. (Please register interest at the time of holiday booking). Whatever you do you will have worked up an appetite for a wonderful dinner that awaits this evening! 
 
Day Four: After another great Breakfast it’s time to board our Coach for a full day of activities and contrasts. We start by heading to Conwy. Surrounded by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, it’s a most beautiful place to visit. The Quay is host to a number of amenities and is a particularly stunning place to visit during early Summer. Whether you’d prefer to sit in a quayside coffee shop and relax or take a tour of the castle the choice is yours…just enjoy! After a great morning we follow with a wonderful afternoon seeing the sights of Snowdonia. Driving through this wonderful national park, we will pass waterfalls, sleepy villages and quaint towns, with a stop here and there to take in the atmosphere. Then it’s back to our Hotel for another wonderful Dinner. 
 
Day Five: Well the day has come to say goodbye to this fabulous part of the World, after a fulfilling Breakfast we say cherio to our hosts and head back home, don’t forget there is always a Vision Getaways surprise on the homeward journey to enjoy. I wonder what it will be this time? Whatever it is it will make the journey home go that much quicker. 
 
Whats Included: Luxury return Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Family run Winchmore Hotel in Llandudno + Full Day Trip to Portmerion and Betws-y-Coed + Free day in Llandudno + Optional Excursion to Snowdon Mountain Railway with ride to the Summit (weather permitting). Full Day Trip to Cony and Snowdon National Park drive. + Services of an experienced Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout. 
 

'Worcester, Malvern & the Birthplace of the Bard' 

10th -14th June 2019. 5 Days /4 nights staying at the the 3* Fownes Hotel in Worcester on a Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal Basis 
Just £399.00pp 
Deposit of £50pp secures your place 
Limited Number of Single Rooms Available with 
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!! 
This break is a little different from our others and it incorporates three very different towns at the same time as throwing in a sample of beautiful countryside and a good sprinkling of history and literature. A break that encompasses everything that is quintessentially British. We take you to the Historical City of Worcester, the sleepy town of Malvern nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills, and the birthplace of literature itself, Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare himself. 
 
Day One: After a conveniently timed pick up we travel westwards in style and comfort on our luxury coaches, with stops along the way very soon you’ll notice that the houses change colour, from the red brick of the South East to the golden hue of sandstone. As we arrive in Worcester you’ll discover that our Hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of the city. The 3* Fownes Hotel was in fact a Glove Factory lovingly converted into an Hotel. This will be our base for the next few days. Once settled in why not take a stroll before dinner, or simply get your bearings over a drink. There’s so much to look forward to. 
 
Day Two: Day two sees us up with the lark refreshed after a good night’s sleep. After a lavish Breakfast it will be time to board our coach and head on the 45 min journey to the lovely town of Malvern. Steeped in history this gorgeous town was of course a Spa Town and has a very impressive Priory to discover. Additionally there are plenty of narrow streets to get to know with great shopping opportunities. We stay here for most of the morning and after lunch we re-board our coach and ‘head for the hills’ literally……The Malvern Hills. Passing through villages and small towns all backed by beautiful scenery you’ll be stunned by how peaceful this area is. Then it’s back to the Hotel and a wonderful dinner awaiting for you. 
 
Day Three: Today is your free day to relax and enjoy the comfort of your Hotel and indeed the historical City that you are staying in. So today why not a take a leisurely Breakfast and then head into town? Take a look at the magnificent Priory or take a walk in Priory Gardens, shop till you drop in the many privately owned shops. Why not take a look at the Royal Worcester Museum or of course after lunch you could always take a Severn River Cruise. Whatever you do you’ll fall in love with Worcester. Don’t forget Dinner awaits! 
 
Day Four: Our Final full day here sees us heading east to the lovey town of Stratford Upon Avon our journey will take around 45 minutes. Once in Stratford you will see it is one of the most visited towns in the UK. To see the best parts we recommend the Hop on Hop Off bus trip which takes you to 11 different sights, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace , Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to name but a few, for around £13.00 this is without doubt the best way to get all the information you need. Once you have taken it all in relax by the river Avon before our journey back to our Hotel and our final dinner. 
 
Day Five: We leave The Fownes Hotel after a comforting Breakfast and board our coach heading back to the East of England. Having taken in the Splendour of Stratford, the Wonder of Worcester and the Magic of Malvern, you will have plenty to tell your friends upon your return. Don’t forget there will be a Vision Getaways surprise on the journey home!! 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the 3* Fownes Hotel Worcester City Centre on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis + Daytrip to Malvern and the Malvern Hills + Daytrip Stratford Upon Avon + Free day in Worcester + Services of an experienced Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout 

'Tenby, St David's & The Pembrokeshire Coast' 

9th -13th Sept 2019. 4 Days /3 nights staying at the 3* Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast Basis 
From £439.00pp 
Deposit of £50pp secures your place 
Limited Number of Single Rooms Available with 
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!! 
This is the perfect time to take a relaxing break before the chills of autumn set in, with the warmth of Summer still in the air it’s your turn to enjoy yourself and escape from the pressures of everyday life. On the cliffs above Tenby’s sheltered sunny North Beach, the Fourcroft Hotel looks spectacularly over the old fishing harbour and across Carmarthen Bay. Step inside the Hotel and you’ll experience exceptional accommodation in a magnificent location. So while you’re here why not stroll into the walled mediaeval town, explore the private beach pathways or simply watch the World go by, but don’t forget all the things we have planned for too!! 
 
Day One: After a comfortably timed pick up we head west and the journey to South Wales begins. With comfort stops along the way and a break for lunch we’ll be crossing the Welsh border before long arriving at the Fourcroft Hotel in good time for you to settle in to your rooms and enjoy a beautifully prepared dinner with your fellow guests. Maybe a drink after dinner, why not you are on Holiday!! 
 
Day Two: After you have enjoyed your breakfast we set out on our coach for the 1 hour journey to Britain’s smallest city, the City of St David’s. Once here you can discover St David’s Cathedral a stunning church which really looks far too big for the city, the Bishops Palace wonderful ruins that really bring things to life and the sleepy ‘city’ of St David’s itself. We then head back around St Brides Bay passing stunning scenery on the way to the county town of Pembroke. Here you will have free time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. If you wish visit Pembroke Castle the birthplace of Henry Tudor, a magnificent Castle overlooking the river estuary. Then it’s back to Tenby and a chance to wind down. 
 
Day Three: It’s your free day to enjoy the delights of Tenby itself, this is an amazing town with coloured cottages clinging to the cliffs edge, make sure you take your camera. Visit Tenby Lifeboat station, Castle Beach, the Tudor Merchants House, take a boat trip from the harbour to see the surrounding coastline, visit the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery or just simply wander around the little streets and take in all the atmosphere. Before long with all that fresh air you’ll be heading back to the hotel for another great dinner. 
 
Day Four: After another delightful breakfast we board our coach and head for the National Botanical Gardens of Wales set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, a new tropical Butterfly House, and a national nature reserve, all set in a Regency landscape (entry Included). After a lunch here and a little more time to discover everything it’s back on board our coach and all being well we will make a brief stop in Carmarthen and take in what it has to offer. Then back to the Hotel for our final night’s dinner, another masterpiece from the resident chef no doubt! As it’s the final night why not take a last stroll to the old harbour afterwards, that view is unforgettable. 
 
Day Five: All good things have to come to an end and after Breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the wonderful Fourcroft Hotel and it’s staff and head back east toward home. Of course there will be a surprise on the way back, a trademark of Vision Getaways. Soon you’ll be home with wonderful memories and what’s more fabulous new friends to think of! 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Coach from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Four Nights at the 3* Fourcroft Hotel staying on a Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal Basis + Daytrip to St’David’s and Pembroke + Daytrip to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, (Entry Included) & Carmarthen + Free Day in Tenby + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout the break.. 

'3 Christmas Markets, The Lorelei and Advent River Cruise' 

29th Nov -2nd Dec 2019. 4 Days /3 nights staying aboard the 3* plus Mps Esmeralda River Cruise Ship on a Full Board Basis 
From £399.00pp 
Deposit of £50pp secures your place 
Limited Number of Single Cabins Available with 
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!! 
River cruising is the best way to experience the fantastic German Christmas Markets and this Advent Mini Cruise provides you with no less than three to explore, the first in Rudesheim, the second in Koblenz and the third and best in Cologne. All this plus cruising downstream on the River Rhine passing Boppard, Oberweissel and the enchanting Lorelei rock through the Rhine Gorge on board your very own floating Hotel the 3* plus Mps Esmeralda. So get your Christmas started with our ‘3 Christmas Markets & Lorelei, Advent River Cruise’ 
 
Mps Esmeralda 
 
The Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort and a friendly atmosphere. She can accommodate 126 passengers on two decks and is air-conditioned throughout. It has a lift between the promenade deck and main deck, also a stair lift between the promenade deck and sun deck. Her 63 en-suite cabins are smaller than ocean ships and hotel rooms however very practical and have a satellite TV, (reception is not always good on the rivers), and a safety deposit box. Her crew create a truly happy atmosphere and you’ll see that nothing is too much trouble. She sails under the Dutch Flag and is compliant with European River Cruise Ship Safety Standards. 
 
Day One: After an early morning pick up we head to Folkestone and ‘Le Shuttle’ for a morning crossing to France. Once in France we head toward the German border making ample stops along the way, You can enjoy the ever changing scenery en-route and late afternoon we will arrive in Rudesheim on the banks of the river Rhine. With time to settle in to your cabin before dinner, why not stretch your legs after dinner and head to Rudesheim’s wonderful Christmas Markets. (Mps Esmeralda Overnights in Rudesheim) 
 
Day Two: We sail around 08.00am but don’t worry you can watch the world go by from your large cabin window if you decide to lie in. After Breakfast head up to the large sun Deck, wrap up warm because this is where the scenery becomes fabulous, passing Boppard and Oberweissel we head into the famous Rhine Gorge, the deepest, narrowest and fastest flowing part of the entire river. Around mid to late morning we pass the Lorelei Rock where many a sailor met their fate. Passing many a fairy tale castle along the way soon we will see the beautiful town of Koblenz. Docking around 13.00 there is plenty of time to enjoy another Christmas Market and the wonderful town itself. Don’t forget to head back for dinner on board. (Mps Esmeralda overnights in Koblenz) 
 
Day Three: After a hearty breakfast, we sail from Koblenz downstream to the majestic city of Cologne, you’ll see the Cathedrals twin spires before you see anything else. Docking around 14.00 there is plenty of time to visit the many attractions of the city, the fantastic Cathedral, the Chocolate Factory, the bustling shops and the eau de Cologne shop where perfume originated. Save the Christmas Markets until after your last dinner on board as the evening is where the true atmosphere of Colognes Christmas Markets really shows itself. With the laughter of the shoppers and the smell of the Gluewein you’ll want this to last for ever. (Mps Esmeralda overnights in Cologne) 
 
Day Four: After a beautifully prepared Breakfast it’s time to say farewell to the Captain and ship’s crew who have taken care of you over the last few day. There’ll be a tear in your eye as you say goodbye to the Esmeralda. On the journey back to the UK there will be many a mind thinking of all the wonderful sights sounds and smells you will have witnessed over the last few days, before long we will have got you back to your home town safely, you’ll all be saying that is the best way ever to start Christmas, Merry Christmas Everybody!! 
 
What’s Included: Luxury Rtn Coach travel from your local pick up points (NO FEEDER COACHES) + Three Nights Full Board on the 3* plus Mps Esmeralda staying in a twin Cabin (Cabin prices vary depending on deck) + Rtn ‘Le Shuttle Channel Crossing + Free time in Rudesheim + Free time in Koblenz + Free time in Cologne + Captains Welcome Reception + Farewell Gala Dinner + Services of Ships Cruise Director + Services of a Vision Getaways Tour Manager throughout. 
 
 
 
 
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