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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 22nd February

COVENTRY - best known for the medieval Cathedral ruins with 20th-century replacement alongside. Art Gallery & Museum includes paintings of local heroine Lady Godiva. A statue of her, naked on horseback, is nearby. Plus Coventry Transport Museum

Back for 1700/1745.

SPECIAL OFFER

All seats just £9

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Tuesday 27th February

NANTWICH. Visit this pretty Cheshire Town on Market Day. Afternoon visit to BRIDGEMERE Garden World.

Back for 1730/1815.

SPECIAL OFFER

All seats just £14

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Saturday 3rd March

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!                                      

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.80

 

Senior

£19.30

DW

IHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Tuesday 6th March

MELTON MOWBRAY and PETERBOROUGH. A couple of hours at Melton for the market, then to the cathedral city of Peterborough for an afternoon visit. 

Back for  1815/1900

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for Only £32.00 !

£20.30

 

Senior £18.30

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Thursday 8th March

NT LITTLE MORETON HALL. An iconic Tudor Manor House; a timber-framed building with a scenic moat. At the back of the hall is the manicured knot garden. 

Tea Room on site, which uses produce from the garden.

Admission £10.00 extra. Free to NT members.                

Back for 1700/1745

£16.80

 

Senior £14.80

RH

IWD

1030

0955

0940

0915

Thursday 15th March

PERSHORE an unspoiled town on the River Avon with Historic abbey, independent shops and indoor market. Then to TEWKESBURY, an historic riverside town with famous Abbey, medieval streets and traditional high street.

Back for 1900/1945.

£21.80

 

Senior

£19.30

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Friday 16th March

‘THE CREATIVE CRAFT SHOW’ including free entry to ‘FASHION & EMBROIDERY’ and ’SEWING FOR PLEASURE’ at the NEC. Admission to all three shows included.

Back for 1830/1915.

£28.30

 

Senior

£25.80   

KI

WD

0820

0750

Tuesday 20th March

LICHFIELD. SENIOR’S SPECIAL. Enjoy this wonderful cathedral city on market day, with time for lunch, then a Staffordshire scenic drive calling at the BYRKLEY PARK GARDEN CENTRE.                      

Back for 1700/1745.

£15.80

 

Senior fare

£11.00

RH

IK

0955

0940

0915

Tuesday 27th March

NT CHARLECOTE PARK. A Victorian home set in landscaped deer park, overlooking the river Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford. Red brick mansion house packed with treasures from round the world, plus kitchen, laundry, brewhouse, stables, woodland garden and extensive parkland. Shop & tearoom.

Admission £10.00 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1730/1815.

£15.80

 

Senior

£14.30   

RH

IK

0955

0940

0915

EASTER SATURDAY

Saturday 31st March

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.

£22.30

 

Senior

£19.80   

RH

IWD

0920

0845

0830

0805

EASTER MONDAY

Monday 2nd April

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

 

Back for 1945/2030.

£22.80

 

Senior

£20.30

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Tuesday 3rd April

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

Thursday 5th April

WINDSOR: View the Castle, take a stroll to Eton College or enjoy a River Thames cruise.     

Back for 2000/2045.

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £40.00 !

£25.30

 

Senior

£22.80    

DW

IK

0800

0835

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Saturday 7th April

YORK. Visit the Minster or National Railway Museum (free admission); walk the city walls, take a river trip or shop along the Shambles - so many choices!            Back for 1845.      

One Pick up at Derby Full Street only.                           

All seats just

£18

D

0900

Tuesday 10th 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.

£20.30

 

Senior

£18.30

DWIHR

0840

0915

0930

0955

Thursday 12th April

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

Back for 1830/1915.

£21.30

 

Senior

£18.80

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Tuesday 17th April

SOUTHPORT. A traditional Victorian seaside town - beautiful beaches, family attractions & the UK’s oldest iron pier with fantastic shopping.              

Back for 1915/2000.

£22.80

 

Senior

£20.30

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

Friday 20th April

NT NOSTELL PRIORY & PARKLAND.  An 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens. Nostell was designed to impress, with interiors by Robert Adam, Chippendale furniture and clock by John Harrison. Nostell's parkland and gardens stretch over 300 acres, with wildflower meadows, lakes & woodland. Shop and café.

Admission £9.80 extra; free to NT members.

Back for 1815/1930.

£19.30

 

Senior

£17.30

DWIHR

0910

0945

1000

1025

Sunday 22nd April

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort! 

 

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.30

 

Senior

£18.80

DW

IK

0820

0855

Saturday 28th 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.

£31.30

 

Senior

£28.80  

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Wednesday 2nd May

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

Back for 1730/1815.

£26.30

 

Senior

£24.30

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

NEW: 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.