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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

Tuesday 12th June

NT STOWE GARDENS. Gardening on the grandest scale! The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons. Café and shop.                        

Back for 1900/1945.

£22.30

 

Senior £19.80

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

Saturday 16th June

BBC GARDENER’S WORLD and/or the BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW SUMMER at the NEC Birmingham. Two shows; one entry ticket. Child £12.50  

Back for 1830/1915.

£33.30

Senior £31.80

#

0920

0850

0835

# - Pick ups at Heanor Market Place, Rutland Manor, Ilkeston General Havelock, Goole Ave, Chaddesden Nott’m Rd & Derby Full St. 

Sunday 17th June

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

Back for 2000/2045.

£23.80

 

Senior

£21.30

RHI

WD

0845

0810

0755

0730

Tuesday 19th June

DURHAM. A captivating city with winding cobbled streets on a prominent peninsula in a loop of the River Wear, crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle. This quintessential old English University City has riverside walks and river cruises, superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries & museums.                                           Back for 1945/2030.

£23.80

 

Senior

£21.30

DWIHR

0740

0815

0830

0855

Monday 25th June

BAKEWELL on market day, with an afternoon Peak Tour via Hartington.                                 Back for 1700/1745.

All seats

£12.50

KI

HR

0945

1000

1025

Monday 2nd July

MID WALES DRIVE to BARMOUTH Great scenery as we drive through Central Wales and down to the seaside for an afternoon visit to Barmouth.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one - get one half price !

Back for 2030/2115.

£23.80

Senior

£21.30

RH

IK

0830

0815

0750

Tuesday 3rd July

BICESTER VILLAGE Designer Outlet Shopping Centre

OR

OXFORD - time to explore the historic colleges, churches, and town and gown locations made famous by ‘Morse’ & ‘Lewis’; plus great shopping!   

  SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £36 !       

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.80

 

Seniors

£19.30    

RH

IK

 

0835 

0820 

0755

Wednesday 4th July

DUDMASTON (NT). A beautiful 17th century house with wooded parkland and sweeping gardens. An old family home shaped by modern tastes and culture - and a house with a surprise, Dudmaston is something unexpected in the Shropshire countryside. Shop, tea-room & second hand bookshop. 

Admission £9.25 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1830/1915.

£21.30

 

Senior

£18.80   

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

Friday 6th July

LLANGOLLEN. Canal Boat in the Sky. Two hour trip on the canal boat carries you through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 126 ft. above the River Dee. Free time in Llangollen.                                  

Back for 1930/2015.

£34.30

 

Senior £31.80

RH

IK

0855

0840

0815

Saturday 7th July

WISBECH ROSE FAIR. A visit to the capital of Fenland England for the famous Rose Fair.

All seats £19

B

0845

Monday 9th July

CHESTERFIELD MARKET (Morning visit) then an afternoon PEAK DISTRICT drive, calling at CARSINGTON WATER.  

SPECIAL OFFER: Two seats for only £24 !       

Back for 1730/1815.

£15.80

Senior £13.80

KI

HR

__

0915

0930

0955

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

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

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.  FULLY BOOKED

£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

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.

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 .  

Sunday 19th August

THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS. Birmingham (Tyseley) to Stratford upon Avon (and back) by steam train.

CANCELLED by the train operator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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