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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 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

Friday 4th May

STAFFORDSHIRE SPECIAL: visiting ‘PUGIN’S GEM’, one of the most stunning churches you will ever see - St Giles Church at CHEADLE. Two course lunch in a Pullman railway carriage at the SPOTGATE INN. Afternoon drive via the Trent Valley & Cannock Chase, with a stop at BARTON MARINA.                                          Back for 1715/1800.

Menu choice at time of booking please: Mains: Braised Beef or Battered Cod; Sweet: Apple Pie or Ice Cream.

All seats £24.00

RH

IK

0945

0930

0905

Tuesday 8th May

HIGH PEAK TOUR. A scenic drive through the Peak District via Miller’s Dale, Castleton, Ladybower and Grindleford.                                     Back for 1730/1815.

£16.80

Senior

£15.30

KI

HR

0920

0935

1000

Wednesday 16th May

NT ANGLESEY ABBEY, GARDENS & LODE MILL Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill. Inside fine furnishings and rare clocks give a feeling of opulence, whilst outside acres of gardens offer vibrant colour, delicious scents and the simple pleasures of nature.     

Admission £11.90 extra. Free to NT members.

Back for 1730/1815.

£22.30

 

Senior £19.80

RH

IK

0905

0850

0825

Saturday 19th May

HAWORTH 1940’s EVENT. Enjoy a nostalgic day trip down memory lane. Home Guard, G.I’s, 1940’s music and dancing, vintage vehicles, marching bands.

£19.80

Senior

£17.80

#

0830

0855

0905

0920

# - Pick ups at Derby Full Street, Chaddesden Lane End, Ilkeston General Havelock, Rutland Manor, Heanor, Codnor & Ripley Market Place only   

Sunday 20th May

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

Tuesday 22nd May

ELY via SPRINGFIELDS OUTLET CENTRE. Morning visit to the outlet centre for an hour, then to the historic cathedral city of Ely for the afternoon.

SPECIAL OFFER:  Two seats for only £35 !

Back for 1930/2015.

£21.80

Senior £19.30

RH

IK

0855

0840

0815

BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 28th May

CLEETHORPES. Four miles of clean golden sands, with award winning parks & gardens. Plus boating lake, zoo, pier, amusements & steam railway along the seafront.                            

Back for 1945/2030.

£22.30

 

Senior £19.80

KI

HR

0800

0815

0840

Wednesday 30th May

HARROGATE Yorkshire Spa Town of Elegance and style, with Spa baths; lovely parks & gardens; antique, designer & high street shops; and numerous restaurants - including the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms.

Back for 1945/2030.

£21.80

 

Senior £19.30

DWIHR 

0740 

0815 

0830 

0855 

Wednesday 30th May

NEWBY HALL GARDENS. Award winning gardens with lots of extra attractions - miniature railway, bear house and dolls houses exhibition. Price includes admission to the gardens but not the house.                                             

Back for 1945/2030.

£31.80

 

Senior

£28.80

DWIHR 

0740 

0815 

0830 

0855 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.