Excursions

Dining Club - Dinner at The Old Swan at Astwood

Dining Club - Dinner at The Old Swan at Astwood

30/10/2018

Join us for a delicious three course dinner in this historic freehouse full of rustic beams and character. With an emphasis on offering simple fresh food using local produce wherever possible, Phil and Clare Hale bring you a variety of Marine Stewardship Council approved fresh fish and steak. As a proud member of the Scottish Beef Club they are renowned for the quality of their beef, with Clare’s brother Oli, their 4th generation family butcher, supplying dry aged field to plate traceable beef. A glass of bubbly will be served on arrival.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

06/11/2018

You have been summoned for jury service!
A landmark new stage production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution takes place in London County Hall, planting audiences right in the centre of this gripping story of justice, passion, and betrayal.
We have tickets for the 7.30pm performance and have excellent seats in the front and second rows, so you will have a splendid view of the proceedings. This production immerses the audience in a unique courtroom setting, complete with drama and intensity. The actors will be in the aisles although the audience will remain seated throughout.
Before the performance we have arranged dinner at All Bar One, just a short walk away.

Dining Club - Christmas Dinner at Galloways of Woburn

Dining Club - Christmas Dinner at Galloways of Woburn

10/12/2018

Christmas Dinner was so good last year, we are returning to Galloways for another scrumptious seasonal meal. We hope you will join us at 6.00pm for a celebration glass of bubbly before the meal which will include a half bottle of wine per person. The delicious menu and price are now shown.

Vincent's Jinglebell Christmas @ Brick Lane Music Hall

Vincent's Jinglebell Christmas @ Brick Lane Music Hall

14/12/2018

Join us for all the fun of the festive season when we return to the glorious surroundings of Brick Lane Music Hall transformed into a Christmassy wonderland!
First class entertainment with pre-dinner drink, Christmas dinner with wine included. After dinner you can enjoy a seasonal fun-packed show full of laughter, singing and dancing. After the show there’ll be time for a few turns around the dance floor before we leave for home.

Only Fools (Cushty) Dining Experience

Only Fools (Cushty) Dining Experience

19/01/2019

Those of you who came to the Fawlty Towers Dining Experience will remember how much fun we had that evening. The same organisation has developed a new experience with Only Fools and Horses and we have tickets for a Saturday evening performance. The event has received excellent reviews from other venues, so we do hope you will join us for a really entertaining and fun evening. This will also make an ideal Christmas present.

Chavenage House

Chavenage House

11/04/2019

Join us for a private guided tour of this fascinating house with history dating back to Elizabeth 1. The room by room tour will be led by a family member and I’m advised it will be one of the most entertaining, interesting and amusing house tours you will ever experience. The historical interest is centred upon the English Civil War but you may recognise Chavenage from many television productions such as ‘Grace and Favour’, ‘Hercule Poirot’, ‘House of Elliot’ and ‘Cider with Rosie’. Chavenage also featured as Candleford Manor and it can now be seen as Trenwith House in the hugely popular ‘Poldark’. You will be welcomed with morning coffee and biscuits and a two course lunch with wine will be provided after the tour.

Cruise - Spain & Portugal with the Seville Fair

Cruise - Spain & Portugal with the Seville Fair

06/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

On a 12 night cruise, you can immerse yourself in the quintessential cultures, customs and traditions of Spain and Portugal as smaller-sized Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of five captivating cities.
In Spain, you’ll call at charming Cádiz for ancient treasures and delicious tapas; visit laid-back La Coruña; and sail all the way to stunning Seville, where your extended stay coincides with the annual Feria de Abril festival.
The Portuguese leg of this sailing includes stops at Lisbon – Portugal’s attraction-packed capital – and Leixoes, your gateway to the enchanting historic sites and world-famous port wine cellars of Oporto.

Exploring Wells and Bristol

Exploring Wells and Bristol

03/06/2019 - 07/06/2019

Do you remember the 1960s Bert Bacharach song: ‘Trains and boats and planes’? We’re going to enjoy all three in Wells and Bristol on a super five day break with all excursions included.

We have decided to return to the lovely hotel we stayed in last November when we visited Longleat. The Best Western Swan Hotel in Wells was so comfortable, the rooms were lovely, the food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. This time we are including a full itinerary for you – a harbour cruise, a train ride on the West Somerset Railway, guided tours of Wells Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace and Garden, a guided tour of Bristol, Clifton Suspension Bridge and visits to the famous SS Great Britain & the new Aerospace Bristol Museum with its wonderful Concorde exhibit.

Summer in Switzerland - Wengen and Ticino by Rail

Summer in Switzerland - Wengen and Ticino by Rail

22/06/2019 - 29/06/2019

This 8 day, 7 night half board holiday includes two magnificent popular destinations, excellent hotels and 1st class rail travel where possible. Our holiday starts in the car-free resort of Wengen – situated on a wind-protected sun terrace at the foot of the Jungfrau. From here you will visit the Alpine garden and panoramic view from the Schynige Platte, travel on the Brienzer Rothorn Steam Railway which has been huffing and puffing since 1892, Schilthorn – the James Bond mountain with panoramic views of the Swiss skyline including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. On to Lucerne where you can enjoy the Mediterranean flair of Lugano with its parks, flowers, villas and sacred buildings, a 180-degree panoramic view of Lake Maggiore, the Centovalli and the Maggia Valley on mount Cardada. Have fun with a risotto making workshop at a typical Ticino grotto restaurant.

Belmond British Pullman – Murder Mystery Lunch

Belmond British Pullman – Murder Mystery Lunch

23/08/2019

Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and experience the excitement of luxury train travel. Expect luxury, glamour and a dash of adventure on an unforgettable trip through the British countryside. Restored to their former glory, the Belmond British Pullman’s carriages are as famous today as in the heyday of train travel. There’ll be flowing champagne, wonderful food, an exciting murder mystery and we guarantee that you’ll be whisked back to a more elegant era.

Grand Tour of India

Grand Tour of India

06/11/2019 - 24/11/2019

Come with us and enjoy a fabulous escorted adventure to India where you’ll discover one of the world’s most captivating countries. A place which has to be seen to be believed, India is a land of chaos and colour, history and charm, impressive sights and unforgettable scenery.
This is an all-out exploration of India, from the Golden Triangle in the north – that’s Agra for the Taj Mahal, Old and New Delhi and the pink city of Jaipur – as well as to Ranthambore National Park for tiger safaris. We travel on to Kerala’s peaceful backwaters in the south and through the coffee-growing regions and some amazing scenery. . You’ll stay in beautiful 4* or 5* hotels and finally end up on the coast in Kovalam for some relaxation on the beach.