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The purpose of this group is to facilitate and organise holidays and travel opportunities for our members. Important - here is the serious stuff !

The Group Leaders Handbook contains certain rules which must be adhered to.  In particular -

Personal Travel/Accident/Cancellation Insurance is obligatory for trips abroad, and advisable for UK Trips  and  must be arranged personally by individuals going on any of our trips/holidays. The Organisers are not responsible for your insurance nor for any losses incurred by you if you fail to take out insurance before paying your deposits.

Cancellations – no refunds will be given unless a replacement can be found. Refunds will be limited to the amount paid by the replacement and cancellation charges imposed by the tour/coach company may apply for which you will be liable.

As organisers we cannot accept cash payments or cheques made out to us.

Free places given by the tour /coach operators are shared amongst the participants or used to defray incidental expenses such as the drivers’ gratuity. 

General meetings – are for members to socialise and share holiday ideas and experiences - 10.30 am at various venues (see events calendar for details) – normally every 3 months.

 


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Forthcoming Events -

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Oxford & Cotswolds - Oxford, Longleat, and Cotswolds

Oxford, Longleat and the Cotswolds. Holiday details & tours to be finalised and will be sent out in the coming weeks. Thursday 10th May to Monday 14th May 2018. Cost: £310 per person (dinner, bed and breakfast).   Single supplement £100. Spaces are still available, so to avoid disappointment please email Hazel Elderkin   h.elderkin@btinternet.com   asap to book. (full payment now required at time of booking).   Here is a provisional itinerary (to be finalised later)   Day 1 – Journey to hotel with a stop at the National Arboretum on the way.  Day 2 – Longleat park  Day 3 – Scenic Tour exploring the Cotswolds. Day 4 – Explore Oxford the City of Spires  Day 5 - Return home

10-05-2018 00:00:00 10-05-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Oxford & Cotswolds Oxford, Longleat and the Cotswolds. Holiday details & tours to be finalised and will be sent out in the coming weeks. Thursday 10th May to Monday 14th May 2018. Cost: £310 per person (dinner, bed and breakfast).   Single supplement £100. Spaces are still available, so to avoid disappointment please email Hazel Elderkin   h.elderkin@btinternet.com   asap to book. (full payment now required at time of booking).   Here is a provisional itinerary (to be finalised later)   Day 1 – Journey to hotel with a stop at the National Arboretum on the way.  Day 2 – Longleat park  Day 3 – Scenic Tour exploring the Cotswolds. Day 4 – Explore Oxford the City of Spires  Day 5 - Return home Oxford, Longleat, and Cotswolds

Friday, 22 June 2018 - Quarterly Meeting - To be confirmed

Review recent holidays and continue planning ahead

22-06-2018 00:00:00 22-06-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Quarterly Meeting Review recent holidays and continue planning ahead To be confirmed

Sunday, 5 August 2018 - Terracotta Warriors - Liverpool

The Holiday and Travel Group together with The Science & Technology Group are pleased to announce a short break to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors.

The Holiday and Travel Group will take the lead in collating all bookings on behalf of both groups.

To reserve your place, please email Hazel Elderkin at: h.elderkin@btinternet.com confirming names, room type required (i.e. single, double or twin).

A £25.00, per person, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Cheques should be made payable to "JUST FOR GROUPS".

On receipt of your reservation, Hazel will forward you further details, and let you know where to send or bring your cheque to.

The cost of this two night break, from Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August will be £194.00 per person, inclusive of admission to The Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms), The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition and the Ferry Trip across the Mersey.

This will be on a bed and breakfast rate basis staying at the Hallmark Inn Hotel (close to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) to provide you with the freedom to visit other local places of interest and enjoy meals at local restaurants.

Outline Itinerary

Minimum 30 people required to make this a viable excursion - deadline 30th April 2018 (including receipt of non-refundable deposits).

Alex and Hazel hope you are able to join us on this short break.

05-08-2018 00:00:00 05-08-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Terracotta Warriors The Holiday and Travel Group together with The Science & Technology Group are pleased to announce a short break to Liverpool to see the Terracotta Warriors. The Holiday and Travel Group will take the lead in collating all bookings on behalf of both groups. To reserve your place, please email Hazel Elderkin at: h.elderkin@btinternet.com confirming names, room type required (i.e. single, double or twin). A £25.00, per person, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Cheques should be made payable to "JUST FOR GROUPS". On receipt of your reservation, Hazel will forward you further details, and let you know where to send or bring your cheque to. The cost of this two night break, from Sunday 5th to Tuesday 7th August will be £194.00 per person, inclusive of admission to The Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms), The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition and the Ferry Trip across the Mersey. This will be on a bed and breakfast rate basis staying at the Hallmark Inn Hotel (close to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) to provide you with the freedom to visit other local places of interest and enjoy meals at local restaurants. Outline Itinerary Sunday 5th August: Coach Travel to Liverpool where our first stop will be a visit to the Western Approaches Museum (with war rooms central to the Atlantic Fleet activities in WW2) before checking into the hotel. Monday 6th August: A visit to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition at the National Museum. The rest of the day is at leisure perhaps visiting one or two of Liverpool's museums and galleries (many of which have free admission) - and not forgetting the Cavern Club and the Beatles Story exhibition down near Albert Dock as well as the Liverpool 1 shopping and restaurant complex. Tuesday 7th August: After breakfast and hotel check out, enjoy a famous ferry trip across the Mersey and then return journey home. Minimum 30 people required to make this a viable excursion - deadline 30th April 2018 (including receipt of non-refundable deposits). Alex and Hazel hope you are able to join us on this short break. Liverpool

Friday, 14 September 2018 - Quarterly Meeting 10.30am - To be confirmed

Review of recent events and final planning for Barcelona holiday, plus continue forward planning

14-09-2018 10:30:00 14-09-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Quarterly Meeting Review of recent events and final planning for Barcelona holiday, plus continue forward planning To be confirmed

Thursday, 4 October 2018 - Barcelona Holiday with Jet2 - Hotel Aranea

Based on popular feedback we have now booked a holiday to Barcelona 4th - 8th October 2018. 4 nights/5days. Flying from Leeds/Bradford airport.

If anyone else is interested, we will have to approach Jet2 to check availability.
Hazel Elderkin - h.elderkin@btinternet.com

04-10-2018 00:00:00 04-10-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Barcelona Holiday with Jet2 Based on popular feedback we have now booked a holiday to Barcelona 4th - 8th October 2018. 4 nights/5days. Flying from Leeds/Bradford airport. If anyone else is interested, we will have to approach Jet2 to check availability. Hazel Elderkin - h.elderkin@btinternet.com Hotel Aranea

December 2018 - Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Lunch - To be confirmed

Review of 2018 and plan ahead for 2019 following by Christmas lunch

07-12-2018 00:00:00 07-12-2018 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Quarterly Meeting & Christmas Lunch Review of 2018 and plan ahead for 2019 following by Christmas lunch To be confirmed

May 2019 - Spring 2019 holiday (April/May) - Amsterdam & Keukenhof Gardens

Advanced Planning: At our recent meeting we briefly mentioned a visit to Holland in the Spring of 2019 (yes 2019). The Keukenhof Gardens at the time of the bulb festival will be the focus and hope to include a visit to Amsterdam in the 4 night/5day holiday schedule. In the coming months we will keep you updated as the date and plans for this Dutch visit develop. We feel that the Gardening Group would also like to share this holiday with us and have invited them to gather interest. We hope you will find this interesting too.

01-05-2019 00:00:00 01-05-2019 02:00:00 Europe/London Holidays And Travel - Spring 2019 holiday (April/May) Advanced Planning: At our recent meeting we briefly mentioned a visit to Holland in the Spring of 2019 (yes 2019). The Keukenhof Gardens at the time of the bulb festival will be the focus and hope to include a visit to Amsterdam in the 4 night/5day holiday schedule. In the coming months we will keep you updated as the date and plans for this Dutch visit develop. We feel that the Gardening Group would also like to share this holiday with us and have invited them to gather interest. We hope you will find this interesting too. Amsterdam & Keukenhof Gardens


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Reports on past visits -

Quarterly Meeting - March 2018 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Scotland trip - February 2018 (report by Yvonne Whalley)

Holiday Group Meeting and Christmas Lunch - December 2017 (report by Marilyn Richardson)

Thursford Spectacular - November 2017 (report by Lorna Pope)

Budapest - May 2017 (report by Lorna Pope)

New Year in Scarborough - December 2016

London 26th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 25th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 24th August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 23rd August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

London 22nd August - August 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Holiday Group Meeting - May 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Sci-Tech Group Visit to Edinburgh and Falkirk - April 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Skiing Holiday in Livigno, Italy - March 2016 (report by Lorna Pope)

Scarborough at New Year - January 2016 (report by Alex Svenson)

Autumn Gold Break 2015 - October 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Prague - June 2015 (report by Lorna Pope)

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - March 2015 (report by Carol Marvin)

Paris in the Springtime - May 2014 (report by Carol Marvin)

Crazy Scottish Holiday - February 2014 (report by Lorna Pope)

London Adventure by U3A members - August 2013

Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day3 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day2 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Bletchley Park, Cambridge and Duxford - Day1 - March 2013 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Northumberland - October 2012 (report by Lorna Pope)

Lake Maggiore - April 2012 (report by Wendy Harvey)

Impressions of Mayrhofen, Austria, in the Zillertal Valley - February 2012

Holme Lacey - November 2011

Winter Wonderland Break at Holme Lacey - November 2011 (report by Robina Hodgson)

Oxford, Longleat and Stratford on Avon - October 2011 (report by Robina Hodgson)

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