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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

Friday 13th July

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

Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£10.95

RH

IK

—-

1000

0945

0920

Saturday 14th July

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

Back for 1915/2000.

£22.80

Senior

£20.30

RH

IK

0845

0830

0805

Monday 16th July

SOUTHPORT.

As above, but from our new Derby pick ups.

All seats £20

B

0845

Wednesday 18th July

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

DW

IH

0740

0815

0830

EXTRA

Saturday 21st July

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

Or

EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY for Heritage steam and diesel trains from Bury to Rawtenstall. Train fares extra.                                    

Back for 1900/1945.  

£21.80

 

Seniors

£19.30    

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Wednesday 25th July

STAFFORDSHIRE LUNCH TOUR: Leek Market; then lunch at SHEILA’S TEA ROOMS. Afternoon tour of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Includes two course lunch. (Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding with seasonal vegetables; Apple Pie and custard) with tea/coffee.                          

Back for 1730/1815.

£25.50

Senior

£23.50

 

RH

IK

—-

1000

0945

0920

EXTRA

Saturday 28th July

LIVERPOOL. Visit the Liverpool One shopping centre, The Beatles Story, Tate Gallery, Museum of Liverpool or take a ferry ‘cross the Mersey.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80   

RH

IWD

0920

0845

0830

0805

Monday 30th July

MABLETHORPE. Seaside holiday town on the Lincolnshire Coast with great beaches and all the traditional entertainments.           

Back for 1945/2030.

£21.30

Senior £18.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Thursday 2nd August

SCARBOROUGH. ‘Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches attractions for all the family.      

Back for 2000/2045.

£22.30

Senior

£19.80   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Friday 3rd August

BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM An award winning open air living museum that tells the story of the world's first industrial landscape with buildings, vehicles, shops, houses and more. Includes museum admission.

Back for 1800/1845.  NOW BOOKING COACH TWO

£27.30

Senior £23.80

Child £21.00

#

0920

0850

0835

0815

# - Pick ups at Ripley Market Place, Codnor Market Place, Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Road and Derby Full Street, also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church Only. 

Tuesday 7th August

BENINGBROUGH HALL, GALLERY & GARDENS.  Glorious gardens surround this 18th century, Italian-style, baroque mansion with National Portrait Gallery paintings. Plus formal gardens with sweeping lawns, wildlife areas and restored working walled garden. Restaurant, shop and plant centre. 

Admission £10.80 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1900/1945.

£21.80

 

Senior £19.30

KI

HR

__

0915

0930

0955

EXTRA

Thursday 9th August

LLANDUDNO. Long level promenade overlooks the sweeping bay and beaches; plus the pier, the Great Orme and so much more; fun beside the seaside in North Wales!                               

Back for 2000/2045.

£23.80

 

Senior

£21.30    

HI

WD

0845

0810

0755

Friday 10th August

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW. Great for gardeners, but also entertainment each day, military bands, choirs, show jumping, craft displays, trade stands & food hall.

Last few seats—almost full!

Back for 1930/2000. Child fare: £17.00

£41.30

 

Senior £37.50

#

0820

0740

0730

# - Pick ups at Heanor Market Place, Ilkeston Rutland Manor, General Havelock, Goole Avenue, Chaddesden Nottingham Rd & Derby Full Street.  Also Stretton Church, Burton New Street and Branston Church.  Price includes show ticket. Child show admission free .  

Monday 13th August

LUNCH at MARSH FARM at Abbots Bromley. (Ham Salad, Sherry Trifle or Apple pie, Tea and Cake). Morning stop at BYRKLEY PARK GARDEN CENTRE.  Afternoon visit to the NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM.

Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£23

Including Lunch

RH

IK

1035

1020

0955

Thursday 16th August

WESTON SUPER MARE is a great seaside resort with a broad flat sandy beach and all the traditional seaside attractions, including the Grand Pier and the famous donkeys!    

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £42 !                          

Back for 2000/2045.  

£26.30

 

Seniors

£23.30

RH

IK

0825

0810

0745

Friday 17th August

STRATFORD UPON AVON. Seniors’ Special. A market town with more than 800 years of history, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Quaint side streets with unique and individual shops lead down to open parklands along the river. 

Senior’s Fare reduced to just £15 !                             

Back for 1800/1845.

£19.30

 

Senior £17.30

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Monday 20th August

SKEGNESS, the Jolly Fisherman’s favourite resort! 

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.30

Senior £18.80

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Tuesday 21st August

COTSWOLDS TOUR via Moreton in Marsh (on market day) & Bourton on the Water.  From our new Derby pick ups.

All seats £18

B

0845

Saturday 25th August

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

DWIHR

0810

0845

0900

0925

Bank Holiday

Monday 27th August

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 28th August

MELTON MOWBRAY on Market Day; then afternoon drive around RUTLAND WATER calling at GATES GARDEN CENTRE at Oakham. 

Back for 1730/1815.

£16.80

Senior

£14.80

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Friday 31st August

CHEADLE & TRENTHAM. Morning visit on market day and/or an opportunity to visit ‘PUGIN’S GEM’, one of the most stunning churches you will ever see - St Giles Church. Afternoon visit to TRENTHAM Outlet Village & Garden Centre.

All seats

just

£14

each!

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Saturday 1st September

BATH. Enjoy a day out in this historic city famous for its Roman Baths; also Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, plus great shops and restaurants too!   

SPECIAL OFFER:  Two seats for only £39 !          

Back for 2030/2115.

£24.30

Senior

£21.30  

HI

WD

0830

0755

0740

Monday 3rd September

TRENT VALLEY TOUR & LICHFIELD. Gentle tour following the River Trent; three hour break in this historic Cathedral City.

All Seats

£14

RH

IK

0935

0920

0855

Tuesday 4th September

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

Wednesday 5th September

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

Thursday 6th September

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY: Heritage Steam & Diesel Trains from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Price includes a Freedom of the Line return ticket (which also includes admission to The Engine House).

Back for 1900/1945.

All seats £36

including train fares

RH

IK

0900

0845

0820

Wednesday 12th September

SCARBOROUGH. ‘Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ - two sweeping bays, safe beaches attractions for all the family.    

Back for 2000/2045.

£23.80

Senior

£21.30   

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Monday 17th September

WOODSTOCK and WITNEY. SENIORS SPECIAL. A scenic drive via the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with short visits to these two historic towns, and calling at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre and Shopping Village at lunchtime. 

Senior’s Fare reduced to just £17 !                             

Back for 1900/1945

£21.30

 

Senior £18.80

RH

IK

0930

0915

0850

Thursday 20th September

NT NUNNINGTON HALL & RIEVAULX TERRACE.  Beautiful Yorkshire manor house on the banks of the River Rye. Famed for its picturesque location, walled garden & flowering meadows, Nunnington Hall offers something for everyone to enjoy. Afternoon visit to nearby Rievaulx Terrace landscape gardens with stunning views down over the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey.

Admissions £12.85 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1915/2000.

£22.30

 

Senior £19.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

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!

£22.30

 

Senior

£19.80

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.