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Cotswolds: All Aboard for Broadway
From: Saturday, May 23, 2020
To: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
About the Trip
Steam trains have come back to Broadway! Fifty eight years after it closed, the railway station in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broadway re-opened in spring 2018. This tour also showcases the other unique village of the Cotswolds, the elegant Regency town of Cheltenham and a second ride on the magnificent Severn Valley Railway to the Victorian town of Bridgnorth. The tour is based in the historic canal town of Stourport.
We travel to Worcester stopping for lunch en route. On arrival in Worcester, a local guide will meet to welcome your group for an introductory tour of Worcester on foot, which will give the perfect introduction of the historic city ahead of the group’s free day on day three. Afterwards the group will travel back by coach to their hotel in Stourport-on-Severn which will be their base for the duration of their stay.
We have a day excursion to Bridgnorth to board the first of nostalgic trains of the Severn Valley Railway, travelling to Kidderminster. We also visit the pretty town of Ludlow with its delightful narrow lanes, shops and impressive castle. We enjoy a free day in the historic city of Worcester. We also travel to Cheltenham for time in the lovely Regency town with its wide Promenade, beautiful Imperial Gardens and stylish Montpellier areas. At midday we board a steam train for a journey through the delightful Gloucestershire countryside to Toddington. After a lunchtime break in Toddington, we continue our train journey to Broadway, one of the gems of the Cotswolds. Re-board the coach for a meander through the gorgeous villages of Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-water. We return home on our final day stopping for refreshments en route.
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Our Choice of Hotel
The Stourport Manor Hotel is a lovely Victorian stately home in the Midlands with a lot of history attached to it. Once home to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister three times between 1923 – 1927, it’s welcomed many dignitaries over the years. Now a beautiful hotel kissing the edge of Birmingham and within easy reach of Worcester and the Malvern hills. The hotel has attractive grounds and excellent leisure facilities. There is no lift in this hotel.
Included in the cost of your Holiday
All coach travel
Meal and refreshment stops on outward and return journey
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
2 full day excursions
Introductory guide of the City
Avaliable Dates and Costs
|Cotswolds: All Aboard for Broadway
Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I get picked up?
We have 18 pickup points from Barnoldswick to Blackburn (see back cover). If you are unsure which is the closest to you, either ring us or see your local booking agent who has a detailed list of the pickup points.
How long are the pick-ups?
Our pick up times are 1hr 50min.
Your pick up points and times have changed this year. Why?
Each year we review our pick up places and times to suit as many people as possible. Again, if you have any suggestions, please complete a feedback form.
Why do you do fewer pick-ups than other companies?
From the feedback we have received, our customers have said they do not like to lose half the day doing pick-ups. Therefore we have restricted ours to less than two hours.
Will I have to pay extra for entrance fees?
The cover price of our trips includes any admission charge except those clearly listed in the brochure. For example, Chester Zoo is not included because we also go to Chester and there is little saving for a group booking.
How can I pay?
You can ring us to book and pay the driver on the day. You can also buy your ticket at one of our many booking agents listed in the brochure.
How long will I get at the destination?
Where we have a single destination, we try to give you at least 4 hours. The driver will announce the departure time when you arrive.
Would I be able to take my walker or scooter?
We can accommodate walkers and scooters but please let us know beforehand. Scooters must be able to fold enough to fit into our lockers. If you have a particularly large scooter, please contact us so that we can check the dimensions.
Do the coaches have toilets on board?
All our coaches are executive standard with a toilet and washroom on board. However, on our longer journeys, we stop en route for a comfort / toilet break.
Can I have a window seat?
Our seats are allocated on a first-come-first served at the time of booking and you will be given a seat number as your guarantee. We advise booking early to get your favourite seat, although we think all our seats are great!
I am considering driving to the pick-up point but am worried about leaving my car.
We do a pick up at our base at Junction 7 Business Park, Accrington. This also provides free secure parking for those who would like to join the coach here.
There is a place I think would make a good day out. How can I suggest this?
Each year the trips we run are based on feedback from existing trips and suggestions from passengers. Each coach carries customer feedback cards. If you have any suggestions or anything you would like to tell us, please fill in the form on the coach or take one home and post it later.
I would like to buy my friend a trip for her birthday but I do not know which trip she would prefer?
Our gift vouchers can be used on any of our trips and holidays (space allowing) and we have vouchers available for any value, for both our day trips and our inclusive holidays.
Do you only operate great days out? I was thinking of a longer trip.
We also operate an inclusive Door-to-Door Holiday Programme within the UK, from 4 to 7 days. Please ask the driver for a brochure or call us and we'll happily send you one in the post.
DEPARTURE POINTS AND TIMES
Depending on the destination and distance, we have two directions of travel and four possible departure times. The code shows final pick-up points and times of either BL for BLackburn for BA for BArnoldswick. The © symbol denotes a circular pick-up and drop-off, so those passengers who boarded first will be dropped off first. Please see the list at the back for the departure times at intermediate points.
Sample Coach Plan
This is the standard layout for the coaches and we will strive to ensure that you
can occupy the seat you have booked. However, we reserve the right to provide
a coach with a 49th seat in the centre of the back row, to use a smaller vehicle
if the numbers do not reach our target, or to cancel a trip owing to poor weather
conditions, circumstances beyond our control, or any other reason.