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Text Box: Coach Holidays from Derby, Ilkeston, Heanor and Ripley.
Felix Holidays are arranged by Swiftsure Travel — a family business based in Burton on Trent, with friendly service and good quality products delivered by a small team of professional people!
We select quality hotels which offer comfortable accommodation with good food, and we have included a variety of excursions. Our coaches are smart and comfortable, and our drivers pleasant, helpful and informed. 
Our coach will collect you from a convenient point along a route between Derby, Chaddesden, Oakwood, Stanley, West Hallam, Ilkeston, Heanor, Codnor and Ripley. There are also additional pick-up points at Cotmanhay and Kirk Hallam. This generally takes no more than 1 hour 20 minutes. We do not normally use feeder coaches on weekend tours, but may do so if we think it will improve the pick up and drop off arrangements. Some departures are shared with Swiftsure and Afton Holidays—in this case you may be picked up by a feeder coach and taken to join the main tour coach at a convenient local interchange point.
For brief details of our holiday tours please see the table below. For more details about the hotel, click on the hotel name link.
Text Box: Why choose us?
Local pick up points. 
Comfortable Coaches
Good Quality Hotels.
Interesting Itineraries. 
Great Value for money - most tours include meals and admission to attractions.
Helpful Drivers.
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Text Box: Payment:
You can pay by Credit or Debit Card over the phone, or by cheque through the post (using the booking form in our brochure).

Financial security: 
Your holiday payment to Swiftsure is secure—see below for details
Text Box: Why choose us?

“Just returned from Harrogate and York weekend. Good central hotel with plenty of tasty food and of course excellent driving once again with Andy. Another excellent value for money trip. Keep up the good work Swiftsure!! Looking forward to our next holiday with you”.             

Clients on our recent Harrogate Weekend Mini-tour.



¨ QUALITY COACH HOLIDAYS from local pick up points in Derby, Chaddesden, Stanley, West Hallam, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Heanor, Loscoe, Codnor and Ripley.

¨ SEATS STILL AVAILABLE on all these tours - unless it says ‘Full’ - please telephone for more details.

¨ ADDITIONAL CHARGES may apply for single room or sea view supplements—please see our tour brochure for full booking terms and conditions.

¨ The tours marked have sufficient bookings to ensure they will not be cancelled for low numbers!



To visit the hotel website, for more information or pictures, just click on the hotel name

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Excursions to Exeter and Dawlish. Includes entertainment & two lunches.

Cavendish Hotel, Exmouth

AA**  Entertainment

The Cavendish Hotel is on the level Esplanade, a short walk from the shops & harbour.  Exmouth’s sandy beach is directly across the road from the hotel.

Thursday 27th to Sunday  30th December 2018





Code:  Price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double bedroom. HB = Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast).   

BB = Bed & Breakfast.   RO = Room only.   FB = Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast).

Single = Single Room Supplement .   SV = Extra charge (per person) for Room with a Sea View.

PC = Premier Collection Tour:  These tours are top quality tours for a special short break.  These tours feature quality three or four-star hotels in superb locations; bedrooms with every conceivable extra; excellent restaurants & elegant surroundings. With luxurious travel on our touring coaches, you can be sure of a very special break.  And, thanks to some careful negotiations, at a price you can afford!


¨ Derby, Full Street

¨ Chaddesden, Chaddesden Lane End

¨ Oakwood, Morley Road

¨ Stanley Village

¨ West Hallam, White Hart or Mapperley Cross Roads

¨ Ilkeston, Derby Road or General Havelock

¨ Kirk Hallam, Goole Avenue

¨ Ilkeston, Heanor Road (Rutland Manor)

¨ Cotmanhay, One Stop Shop

¨ Marlpool, Breach Road

¨ Heanor, Market Place

¨ Loscoe

¨ Codnor, Market Place

¨ Ripley Market Place

And other local pick up points along that route.


Pick up routes and feeder coach routes are planned to be as efficient as possible - most pick up routes are complete within an hour—90 minutes at the most.  Some passengers may be collected by a feeder coach, but most will be collected by the tour coach.


Confirmation of pick up times will be sent by post to clients about 10 days prior to departure.



We offer a discount to any group of eight or more passengers who wish to travel together on one of our holiday tours.  Please ask for more details if you are interested.



Swiftsure Travel (Burton upon Trent) Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with ‘The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992' all passengers booking with Swiftsure Travel are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Swiftsure Travel. This insurance has been arranged by Advantage Financial Services Ltd who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 308337 and underwritten by MGA Cover Services Limited ((Registered address: Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex. RH 13 8BP).  Company registration: 08444204; authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number: 597536) under a binding authority with the insurer CBL Insurance Europe Limited ((Registered address: 2nd Floor, 13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland), who are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120).  In the unlikely event of insolvency, you must inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain this booking confirmation form as evidence of cover and value. Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.