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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

Saturday 22nd September

MALTON: market day in one of Britain’s most renowned foodie destinations with traditional food shops, artisan producers, restaurants market.  Afternoon visit to YORKSHIRE LAVENDER, with gardens, sculptures, gift shop, tea rooms - and great views! (Admission included).

SPECIAL OFFER:  Buy one - get one half price!

FULLY BOOKED

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Tuesday 25th September

BUXTON (on Market Day) and HIGH PEAK TOUR via Snake Pass, Ladybower & Castleton. 

Back for 1830/1915.

All seats £15

DWI

HR

0900

0935

0950

1015

Tuesday 2nd October

BRIDLINGTON. A great day out to this Yorkshire coastal town; enjoy its peaceful promenades, sandy beach and historic harbour.    

SPECIAL OFFER:  Buy one - get one half price!

Back for 1945/2030.

£22.80

Senior

£20.30

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Saturday 6th October

CHESTER  Historic Cathedral City, for shopping/sightseeing. Or stay on the coach to visit ...

CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET CENTRE the biggest outlet centre in the UK.     

Back for 1845/1930.

£21.30

 

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Thursday 11th October

GAWTHORPE HALL. An Elizabethan gem in the heart of industrial Lancashire, affectionately referred to as the ‘Downton of the North’. The modest Hall houses the North West’s largest collection of portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery as well as The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, a wonderful collection of intricate lace, embroidery & needlework. 

Admissions £6/£4 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1915/2000.

 £20.80

Senior £18.80  

DWIHR

0835

0910

0925

0950

Monday 15th October

BAKEWELL on market day, with an afternoon visit to MASSON MILL.  

Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£12.50

KI

HR

0945

1000

1025

Wednesday 17th October

MARKET DRAYTON  Market Day: Stalls selling all sorts of goodies from cheese to cake; beer to bangers! Afternoon visit to BRIDGEMERE GARDEN WORLD.

Back for 1815/1900

£16.80

Senior

£15.30   

RH

IK

0900

0845

0820

Friday 19th October

HELMSLEY (on market day) & THORNTON LE DALE.  Visit to two smaller Yorkshire towns, both packed with history and character, with great scenery along the way.                                

Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80

DWIHR

0805

0840

0855

0920

Monday 29th October

TRENTHAM for shopping at the Outlet Village & Garden Centre, and /or visit TRENTHAM GARDENS (Admissions extra).                

Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

just £9.95

RHIWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Wednesday 31st October

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.

£23.80

Senior

£21.30

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Friday 2nd November

DONCASTER. The biggest & best traditional market in the north with some 400 shops, stalls & stands.

                                             

Back for 1700/1745.

£18.80

Senior

£16.80

KI

HR

0850

0905

0930

Monday 5th November

SENIORS SPECIAL: CHESTERFIELD for a morning visit on Market day.  Afternoon visit to BOUNDARY MILL STORES at Sheffield (offering quality womenswear, menswear and homeware brand names at up to 70% off)

Back for 1700/1745.

£16.80

Senior only £13

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Tuesday 6th November

CHESTER. Day Visit to this historic Cathedral City, calling at Bridgemere Garden Centre for an extended morning break.                       

Back for 1845/1930.

£18

B

0930

Friday 9th November

LICHFIELD on Market day, with an afternoon visit to the NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM at Alrewas.

Back for 1700/1745

All seats

just

£9.95

RH

IK

0940

0925

0900

Wednesday 14th November

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

Back for 1900/1945.  

£21.80

Seniors

£19.30    

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Friday 16th November

GLOUCESTER QUAYS VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET traditional stalls selling handmade gifts and the best food & drink the region has to offer, plus music and entertainment, and Designer Outlet Shopping!              

Back for 1800/1845.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Monday 19th November

BAKEWELL on Market Day and a short afternoon Peak District Tour.                   

Back for 1700/1745.

£15

B

0945

Thursday 22nd November

SOLIHULL: TOUCHWOOD. Super indoor Shopping Centre, with more than 80 shops, including John Lewis.

Back for 1630/1715.

All seats

£9.95

RH

IK

0940

0925

0900

Tuesday 27th November

CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Marsh Farm. Three course seasonal lunch with all the trimmings at our favourite farmhouse restaurant.  Turkey, Beef or Salmon main course; soup, pate or fruit juice starter - menu choice at the time of booking please!  Afternoon visit to Byrkley Park Garden Centre.

Back for 1715/1800.       

£29.80

Senior

£28.80

RHIWD

1115

1040

1025

1000

Friday 30th November

WORCESTER VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE. Victorian-themed street market of 150 stalls will fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds & aromas of Christmas. Wonderful range of products waiting to be discovered within the local arts and crafts maker area, international area, festive gifts area and food court.                      

Back for 1900/1945.

£21.30

Senior

£18.80

RH

IWD

1005

0930

0915

0850

Wednesday 5th December

YORK CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL including St. Nicholas Fayre. Winter wonderland of seasonal market stalls, outdoor food and drink, street entertainment & shopping.                             

Back for 1900/1945.

£21.80

Senior

£19.30

DW

IHR

0825

0900

0915

0940

Friday 7th December

CHRISTMAS AT WADDESDEN, with decorated rooms in the house (includes timed ticket for entry), illuminations in the gardens and Christmas Shop in the Coach House.  Plus the CHRISTMAS FAIR with over 50 traditional Christmas market chalet stalls.    

Coach Fare includes a £5 admission fee charged for National Trust members. £18.00 EXTRA admission charge for non members.

Back for 1930/2015.

£27.30

Senior

£24.80

RH

IK

0930

0915

0850

Saturday 8th December

Christmas Lunch at Marsh Farm, Abbots Bromley. 

Three course seasonal lunch with all the trimmings at our favourite farmhouse restaurant. Turkey or Salmon main course; soup or fruit juice starter - menu choice at the time of booking please!  Afternoon visit to Byrkley Park Garden Centre.                   

Back for 1715/1800.   

£30

Including Lunch

B

1000

Saturday 8th December

LINCOLN CHRISTMAS MARKET. Long established and most popular traditional Christmas Market.

Return departs Lincoln at 1830. 

Back for 1930/2015.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80    

RH

IK

1055

1040

1015

Tuesday 11th December

OXFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET. The city of dreaming spires will again be filled with festive joy as the Oxford Christmas Market returns to the heart of the city on historic Broad Street.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £32 !

Back for 1900/1945.

£19.30

Senior

£17.30    

RH

IK

0930

0915

0850

Friday 14th December

CHRISTMAS AT CHATSWORTH. Includes admission to house & gardens - all decorated ready for Christmas. Short morning visit to Bakewell.   

Back for 1830/1915.       

£34.30

Senior

£32.80   

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Wednesday 19th December

SENIOR CITIZENS SANTA SPECIAL. Short mystery tour, complete with coffee and mince pies on the coach, prize bingo and a raffle. Time for an hour’s shopping or lunch at our mystery destination.     

Back for 1545/1630.

All seats

£11

each

RHIWD

1015

0940

0925

0900

Tuesday 8th January

2019

NEW YEAR SPECIAL - start the new year with a mystery day out and a bit of fun!  Coffee & cakes on the coach, plus prize bingo & fun quiz.   

Back for 1630/1715.

All seats

only

£12.95

DWIHR

0900

0935

0950

1015

Tuesday 15th January 2019

CHESTER  Historic Cathedral City, for shopping/sightseeing. Or stay on the coach to visit ...

CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET CENTRE the biggest outlet centre in the UK.

JANUARY SALE! SENIOR FARE only £15.00

Back for 1845/1930.

£21.30

 

Senior

£15

RH

IK

0910

0855

0830

Thursday 17th January 2019

YORK. Visit the Minster, Yorvik Museum or National Railway Museum (free admission); walk the city walls, take a river trip or shop along the Shambles - so many choices!     

JANUARY SALE! SENIOR FARE only £15.00                           

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.30

 

Senior

£15

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 - Ring 01159 325332.

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:

0115 932 5332

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.15am - 4.00pm. Wednesday 9.15am to 1.00pm.

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. 

No refund will be made for cancellations made less than 48 hours before the departure day/date.

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.

 

NEW CODE B:  Trips originally planned by the late Peter Biddulph.  Mickleover, The Square.  Littleover, Post Office.  Derby, The Morledge. Alvaston, The Green.