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The “Poldark” Tour!
The “Poldark” Tour!

Have you been watching Poldark? If not, what else are you doing on your Sunday nights? We’re now offering a guided tour to one of the focal points of the show, Chavenage House—or Trenwith House if you’re a Poldark fan!  

First, we’ll be spending some time in Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, where you can take a leisurely stroll through the town and enjoy the Tudor architecture.  Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in rich history and culture and there are many fascinating museums that you can visit, such as Anne Hathaways cottage, which is great even if you’re not Shakespeare’s number one fan.

On the Sunday–before we head to the Poldark part of the tour–you will stop of at Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. The Cotswold is famous for its honey-stone architecture, idyllic village scenes and stunning countryside—and Bourton on the Water does not disappoint, as it’s regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England! Here, you will have free time to mosey around the village, look around the shops and visit the many parks and attractions.

Then, we’ll will be visiting Chavenage House, as it is one of the key sets of BBC’s Poldark! Prepare to discover the interesting history behind this house, as some parts of the building dates back to medieval times! The house holds many interesting rooms, tapestries, pictures and furniture that can be dated back to the Cromwellian period!  So this is the perfect opportunity for any history buff. Chavenage is the perfect place for an intimate tour, as it’s usually conducted by the owner or a member of the family.

Not only is the house featured in Poldark, but it has already been the star of many programmes, such as Lark Rise to Candleford, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon, Tess of the D’Urbivilles, Dracula and many more!

After the tour, you can tuck into a Cotswold cream tea with scones, sandwiches, and cake—yum! Definitely the cherry on the top (excuse the pun…)!

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Special Events for the Family!
Special Events for the Family!
At Travelstyle, we have plenty of one-off, unique events for you and  your family to enjoy. Here are a few of our many special tours that will be sure to keep the children entertained and you happy!

Llandudno Extravaganza!

The Llandudno Extravaganza is really something special, as it’s a vintage fair with plenty of spectacles and attractions! The event hosts fairground rides, which the little one will be sure to love, George Formby entertainers, who perform variety shows with sing-alongs, puppetry and magic, plus there will be a selection of Victorian stalls and exhibits what everyone will enjoy! It’s great fun for all ages and we’ll also be throwing in free time in Chester and a party at the hotel, which will include a disco and a top quality Tom Jones tribute act!

Cunard’s Three Queens

Take the family to Liverpool and experience the Cunard’s Three Queens returning back to its spiritual home! The Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary II will meet for this one-off spectacular event to celebrate Curnard’s 175th anniversary! You’ll also be able to spend free time in Liverpool, checking out the many museums or, if you prefer, go shopping! Our coach will drop you off so you’ll be able to enjoy the full fantastic display of the three Cunard’s with Liverpool’s iconic waterfront as a backdrop! It’s not one to miss!

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

This July, enjoy the fantastic Tewkesbury Medieval Festival! Since 1984, it has been a popular local festival and it’s now regarded as one of the largest medieval gatherings in Europe. Every year thousands of re-enactors, entertainers (music, dance and drama) and stall holders gather to bring a medieval bash for all the family to enjoy.

The Royal International Air Tattoo

The famous Royal International Air Tattoo is held every July at RAF Fairford and has a well deserved reputation of the top outdoors family event! The event features air displays with fast jets, historic aircraft and giant transporters. There are also an array of showground attractions including Techno Zone, Vintage Village, Adrenalin Zone, RAF Red Arrows Village and lots of shopping opportunities! There will also be a visit the RAF Hendon/Cosford.

 

 

Matlock Bath Illuminations

In October, we’ll also be visiting the annual Matlock Bath Illuminations! It’s a fun and vibrant event, as you have the opportunity to spend some time at the Buxton markets and then travel to Matlock via steam train! Be sure to check out the spectacular Venetian Night and see the illuminated boats sail down the River Derwent. We will also be including an excursion to York, where you will have free time to spend around the historical city, such as seeing the iconic Cathedral or daring to go round the Dungeons!

Llandudno Pier Fireworks

This November, take the family to see the Llandudno Pier Fireworks set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great Orme! You and your family will also get free time in Llandudno and have the opportunity to ride a Mersey ferry from Seacombe to Liverpool, where you can stop off and enjoy time at the Albert Docks!
 
Remember to keep checking our site to keep up to date with the unique tours we have to offer:  Click here for more info. 
Tours available depending on your region.

Ideas For Easter!
Ideas For Easter!

With Easter coming up soon, why yourself and the  family to a holiday! Whether you fancy a city break or a traditional seaside holiday, we have a number of breaks for you over Easter*!

We’ve also some great deals if you’re looking for a seaside break. Over the Easter weekend, we’ll be setting off to the Isle of Wight, where you’ll be staying at a hotel that’s located near the beach. Here, you can enjoy a tour around the island and visit the popular sights!

We’re also offering a tour to the south coast, where you can enjoy a holiday in Eastbourne and Brighton! You’ll be staying at the Royal Parade hotel in Eastbourne, which has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. You’ll also be able to enjoy a day in Brighton, where you’ll get the opportunity for a wander on the beach, explore the famous Brighton Pavilion and you’ll be able to visit the amusements on the pier!

Are you looking for family-fun this Easter? Let us do the driving, as we have plenty of tours that will make everyone happy! We still have places to the exciting and incredibly popular Harry Potter Studios Tour, where you can learn about the baffling workmanship and the magic that created Hogwarts and the world around it!

Legoland Windsor is also great for little kids, as there are over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and plenty more attractions that will make Legoland a holiday to remember!

Calling all chocoholics, we have some fantastic tours to Cadbury World, where you can experience the fun and joy that goes into Cadbury chocolate with an insight into how the confectionery is made and the history behind the Cadbury family. We’re also offering a one-day excursion to West Midlands Safari Park, where you can go on a four mile safari and see over 600 animals!

If you’re looking for something different, check out Torquay and the Eden Project where you can enjoy all the best bits of the seaside, but also have a day out to the Eden Project—a charity where you can experience the sights and the smells of  the rainforest, learn about the environment, plus they have events on throughout the year–so keep a look out about what’s on when you’re going!

Take a long weekend break to Cotswolds Steam: Cheltenham and Avon Cruise.  Here, you’ll get a full-day Cotswold tour where you can explore Bourton-on-Water and Cheltenham and enjoy a steam ride through the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Toddington! You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s Stratford–a beautiful scenic break for you and your special someone to enjoy!

We’ll also be going to the Limestone Mines in Derbyshire! Here, you can enjoy a canal boat ride where you can view the spectacular limestone mines. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy a steam train ride, where you can discover the breathtaking views of the Derbyshire Countryside!

Wanting to escape the country? We have tours going to places such as Ostend and Bruges. Here, you can enjoy five miles of sandy beaches and a full day excursion in Bruges—which if often referred to as “Venice of the North.”

We also have “Easter in Paris”, where you can enjoy the holiday in style! You can go shopping at some of the trendiest stores, or enjoy the world famous sights and we’ll be throwing in a romantic Seine cruise followed by a three course meal at a Bistro in the Eiffel tower area.

 

*Some breaks may be subjected to your local pick-up point.

Jersey and Guernsey By Air For Groups!
Jersey and Guernsey By Air For Groups!

Did you know that our Groups Department here at Travelstyle can take the hassle out of organising a trip to the beautiful Channel Islands by Air?

With our friends at Destination Specialists, we can offer a wide range of accommodation across both Jersey and Guernsey for groups of any size! Whether you are looking for simple no thrills or luxury properties with all singing, all dancing facilities — we can help!

Flights are available from many local airports to both Jersey and Guernsey throughout the year with a variety of operators. What’s great is that some of these carriers will offer a ‘hold’ seat service without a financial penalty to give you time to get your group together!

We have worked with the guys at Destination Specialists for many year and since they’re based in Jersey, their knowledge of the Channel Islands is second to none! All holidays are fully bonded via ATOL 9503, so you can book your group with the knowledge that you are 100% protected.

We can also add a variety of excursions whilst on the islands to suit your groups interest and a local representative will be available to assist with any requirements.

We will sort out transfers from the airport to the hotel for you as well plus if you need transport to get to your chosen UK departure airport we can help there, too!

So, what’s stopping you? Use our online tools to request a quote or give Vicky a call on 0844 682 0014 and let us show you just how easy it is to organise a group trip to Jersey or Guernsey!

What to do in Isle of Wight?
What to do in Isle of Wight?

When the weather is right, there is no need to go abroad when you have places like Isle of Wight right on your doorstep. It’s a place where you can soak up the sun on the beach with a few drinks or have an outdoor adventure with plenty of places for walks and outdoor sport.

The Isle of Wight is known for their award-winning beaches, so it would be rude not to spend some time walking along the sands taking in the costal views, having a sandcastle building contest or going for a splash about in the sea!

Well, maybe you want more than just spending some time on the beach? As said earlier, the island offers plenty of outdoors-y things to do! You can go for long walks, bike rides and horse riding all around the coast, as there are 500 miles of footpaths to keep you on track! If you’re feeling brave and wanting to do something more extreme, Isle of Wight also offers tutorials in paragliding, sailing and tree-climbing with knowledgeable guides to make sure your safe and enjoy the experience. The island is also known to be a hotspot for avid fishers, so if you fancy taking up the sport (or already do), the Isle of Wight is a fantastic place to do either sea water or freshwater fishing.

If you’re looking for something more relaxing, the Isle of Wight offers great shopping, plus has an array of craft shops for you to enjoy. You can stop off at the many cafe’s the island, such as The Beach Cafe—a local favourite, which is located opposite the award winning Blue Flag beach in Sandown that offers freshly cooked food, homemade cakes and pies and an array of wine and beers. There are also plenty of restaurants if you’re looking to dine out, from Italian Michelangelo’s to the trendy Coast Bar – Isle of Wight has enough to whet your appetite!

There is also lots of museums, too! One that’s great for all of the family is Dinosaur Isle, which has a wealth of dinosaur’s bones and fossils with lot of interactive activities. Another popular attraction is Cowes Maritime museum where you can see Uffa Fox’s dinghy! You should also see the Ventnor Botanic Gardens, as the place has a wonderful display of sub-tropic and exotic plants. Another much loved attraction is Jurassic Jim’s Fossil Shop, where you can have a browse and see the fossils (what Isle of Wight is famous for!) that has been collected by none other than Jurassic Jim himself!

If you enjoy a party, be sure to go to the Isle of Wight during the July and August months, as there are carnivals all over the island! Some are illuminated and some are for children, but what you can depend on is a vibrant atmosphere and great fun!

Click here for more information on our tours to Isle of Wight!

 

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