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Local pick up points 
Great Value for money - many tours include meals and admission to attractions.
Free excursions.
Good Quality Hotels
Most passengers picked up by the tour coach!
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 AFTON HOLIDAYS 2018

· QUALITY COACH HOLIDAYS from local pick up points in Rocester, Uttoxeter, Abbots Bromley, Rugeley and Lichfield

· SEATS STILL AVAILABLE on all these tours—please telephone for more details.

· ADDITIONAL CHARGES may apply for single room and/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!

Destination

Hotel

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

Departure Date

Meals

Days

Nights

Price

EASTBOURNE: Brighton, Rye and Hastings.

With excursions to Brighton, Rye & Hastings. Popular hotel on the seafront, just by the pier.

 

The Afton Hotel,  Eastbourne.

AA**  Entertainment.

The Afton Hotel is a long established favourite with our passengers; the friendly family owned Afton stands on the seafront opposite the Pier.  It offers plenty of comfortable lounge areas and ballroom with entertainment most nights. 

Monday 16th April 2018 to Friday 20th April 2018

HB

5

4

 £276

 

EXMOUTH, EAST DEVON.

Including a River Exe Cruise, visit to the historic city of Exeter, admission to Pecorama (Home of ‘Peco’ Model Railways & gardens) and admission to Bicton Park & Gardens.

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

Saturday 28th April 2018 to Wednesday 2nd May 2018

HB

5

4

 £285

HEART OF IRELAND: Carlow, Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains.

Includes visits to Altamont Gardens, a ride on the Kilkenny Road Train and a tour and tasting at Smithwick’s Brewery. Plus Irish musical entertainment in the hotel.   

Passport or photo ID required

Seven Oaks Hotel

Leisure facilities. Entertainment.

Sunday 6th May 2018 to Thursday 10th May 2018

HB

5

4

 £388

DELIGHTFUL DURHAM:

Admission to Bowes Museum (a French Chateau, now an award winning museum and gallery); a scenic drive through Weardale to historic Hexham; & lots of free time in Durham City.

Radisson Blu Durham Hotel

AA****  PC   Leisure Facilities

Friday 11th May 2018 to Monday 14th May 2018

HB

4

3

 £296

TENBY: Great Welsh Gardens:

Includes admission to Picton Castle and Gardens and to Aberglasney House and Gardens. Plus Carmarthen on Market Day.

Belgrave Hotel, Tenby.

Entertainment.

Thursday 17th May 2018 to Monday 21st May 2018

HB

5

4

 £290

NEARLY FULL Limited Availability

LANCASHIRE ‘TRANSPORT of DELIGHT’:

Steam train ride on the East Lancashire Railway, ride down the Golden Mile on a traditional Blackpool Tram; Canal cruise on the Lancaster Canal; plus Bury Market & Oswaldtwistle Mills.

St Ives Hotel, Lytham St Annes.

A top quality hotel almost opposite the Pier at Lytham and within easy walking distance of the shops.  All meals are buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant and offers a fantastic choice of menu.  

Leisure facilities. Entertainment.

Monday 4th June 2018 to Friday 8th June 2018

HB

5

4

£292

EASTBOURNE:

Round trip by steam train on the Bluebell Railway; visit to Sheffield Park Gardens. Coastal drive via Beachy Head to Bentley Motor Museum &  Wildfowl Reserve.

Best Western Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne.

The Best Western Lansdowne Hotel is a breath of fresh air in one of the loveliest locations on the south coast. Overlooking the Western Lawns on Eastbourne’s long level seafront promenade, the hotel is the ideal base for your holiday. 

AA***  PC   Entertainment.

Monday 11th June 2018 to Friday 15th June 2018

HB

5

4

£352

BOURNEMOUTH:

Visit to Compton Acres Gardens, scenic day tour around The New Forest and Swanage, arriving and departing by steam train on the Swanage Railway.

Suncliff Hotel, Bournemouth.

AA***  Leisure facilities

The Suncliff Hotel is situated on the Seafront overlooking Bournemouth Bay. Two minutes walk from the Beach and only a short walk from the town centre. 

Monday 18th June 2018 to Friday 22nd June 2018

HB

5

4

£325

SURPRISING SUFFOLK:

Suffolk Villages Tour with a tour guide, visiting Lavenham; Colchester and Clacton; also Flatford Mill and cruise on the Deben River

Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester.

The Marks Tey Hotel is a popular four star hotel with superb facilities including an on-site leisure club and beauty salon. Convenient location, just a short drive from Colchester’s historic city centre.

AA****  Leisure Facilities.

Sunday 15th July 2018 to Thursday 19th July 2018

HB

5

4

£346

CORNWALL, WEST LOOE.

Fish ‘n Ships! Charlestown, Mevagissey, Polperro and Plymouth.

Hannafore Point Hotel, West Looe.

The Hannafore Point Hotel  is a unique town-house style hotel with panoramic coastal views overlooking the English Channel and boasts luxurious rooms.  Looe town centre is a fifteen minute walk away along the sea shore. 

AA*** Leisure Facilities.  PC  Entertainment.

Sunday 22nd July 2018 to Thursday 26th July 2018

HB

5

4

£360

THE DEVONIAN ‘STEAM & CRUISE’:

Includes a horse drawn trip along the Grand Western Canal; a cruise on the River Exe from Exmouth; steam train ride from Minehead on the West Somerset Railway. Plus Sidmouth, Tiverton and Exmoor.

Train fare and both boat trips are included!

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

offers you a traditional West Country welcome. Expect warm smiles, genuine service and high standards of hospitality. Located in the heart of Mid-Devon, the  hotel sits within two acres of mature gardens, and has spacious en-suite bedrooms (many on the ground floor). The hotels facilities also include free WiFi, popular bar & Gallery Restaurant.

Sunday 5th to Thursday 9th August 2018

HB

5

4

£377

SANDOWN Isle of Wight.

Full day island tour; IOW Steam Railway trip; Rosemary Vineyard;

Ryde and admission to Osbourne House.

Trouville Hotel

Entertainment.

Sea Front Hotel.

Monday 13th to Friday 18th August 2018

HB

6

5

£435

THE BEST OF IRELAND.

Wicklow Mountains, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way, River Shannon, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens - all included!

Falls Hotel & Spa

The Falls Hotel is one mile from Lehnich beach. Facilities include a gym, indoor pool, and outdoor hot-tub overlooking the River Inagh. There are also two restaurants.  The spacious rooms at the Falls Hotel are decorated in warm colours and feature flat-screen TVs. The modern and stylish Cascades Restaurant overlooks the river and serves traditional Irish and international food. Dylan Thomas Bar has a bar menu, a conservatory and memorabilia of the famous poet.  The Aqua & Fitness Room boasts a steam room and a sauna. The River Spa offers a range of treatments, massages and body wraps.

TI***   Entertainment. Leisure facilities.

Saturday 1st to Thursday 6th September 2018

HB

6

5

£499

SCOTLAND Blairgowrie.

Scenic drive via Loch Tay, Killin and Crieff; Visits to Blair Castle and to Blair Athol Distillery; plus Dunkeld.

Angus Hotel

The Angus Hotel is Blairgowrie’s premier leisure hotel with a modern, fully-equipped leisure club and indoor swimming pool.  Relax and unwind in a very informal family-owned hotel, offering a delightful combination of professional service and comfort with a true concern for customer care and environmental standards. 

AA***  Entertainment.  Leisure facilities.

Monday 10th to Friday 14th Sept. 2018

HB

5

4

£350

TRAINS, BOATS & THE STARS.

WEEKEND MINITOUR.

Jodrell Bank, Anderton Boat Lift, Llangollen Steam Railway and lots of great Welsh scenery!

Includes admissions, train and boat fares.

Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold.

Set in the beautiful North Welsh countryside, Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run 3-star hotel situated 5 minutes’ drive from the historic market town of Mold. It offers a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi in public areas. All the 106 guestrooms at Beaufort Park Hotel offer home from home comfort and are designed to a very high standard with tasteful furnishings. Each room features en suite bathroom facilities, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

AA***

Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th Sept. 2018

HB

2

1

£120

 

EASTBOURNE. 

Includes admission to Michelham Priory House and Gardens—seven acres of gardens and grounds with a moat and watermill; Free day in Eastbourne; Visit to Beachy Head and Brighton.

The Afton Hotel,  Eastbourne.

 

AA**  Entertainment.

The Afton Hotel is a long established favourite with our passengers; the friendly family owned Afton stands on the seafront opposite the Pier.  It offers plenty of comfortable lounge areas and ballroom with entertainment most nights. 

Monday 24th to Friday 28th September  2018

HB

5

4

 £288

 

ISLE OF MAN.

Steam Train to Port Erin, then to Cregneash & Peel; coach drive via Laxey to Ramsey & including cream tea at Milntown House Gardens.

Chesterhouse Hotel, Douglas.

 

The Chesterhouse Hotel was upgraded to a three star standard and offers comfortable modern accommodation on the seafront in Douglas.  The Shiraz Restaurant has panoramic views of the Bay and offers good and varied choice of menu. Our  tour package includes free drink with dinner each evening and in house entertainment on two nights. 

 

Wednesday 3rd  to Sunday 7th October 2018.

HB

5

4

£377

 

LAKELAND EXPLORER.

Grasmere & Boat trip on Windermere from Ambleside to Bowness;  Visit to Holker Hall and Gardens;  Cumbrian Coastal tour including a ride on The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Price includes boat trip, house admissions and train fares.

Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange over Sands.

 

The Cumbria Grand Hotel is set in 20 acres of grounds and was built in 1880. Only six miles from Lake Windermere and with views over Morecambe Bay, this popular hotel is a great location from which to explore the Lakes.

Monday 8th to Friday 12th October 2018

HB

5

4

£316

AUTUMN COLOURS OF CORNWALL

Visit to the gardens at Trebah, Trelissick and Trengwainton, plus St Ives, Penzance and Truro.

Price includes garden admissions.

Rosemundy House Hotel, St Agnes.

 

The Rosemundy House Hotel is a friendly family run hotel, set in secluded gardens in the village of St. Agnes, on the North Cornwall coast. Always a warm welcome, good food & friendly service - one of our favourite hotels!

Entertainment

Saturday 13th to Thursday 18th October 2018

HB

6

5

£427

THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

The Christmas Spectacular at Thursford is one of the most exciting Christmas shows - it mixes Christmas songs, carols, dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, outstanding music and singing from a cast of over one hundred. 

Price includes top priced show ticket.

Sea Marge Hotel, Overstrand, nr Cromer.

 

Just  4 minutes walk from the beach, with a cliff-top location on the North Norfolk coast, this hotel has 4 acres of gardens and terraced lawns leading down to the foreshore.

The Sea Marge is located in the peaceful village of Overstrand, near Cromer. It is an elegant Edwardian building steeped in history where unspoilt original features combine with the best of 21st century style, facilities and comforts. 

Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd November 2018

HB

3

2

£258

TURKEY & TINSEL IN LYTHAM ST ANNES.

Full programme of Seasonal Entertainment.

The Inn on the Prom, Lytham.

 

Located on St Anne's seafront, this stylish family-run hotel is situated in an excellent, peaceful location just a short five minute walk away from the town and just two miles from all the attractions at Blackpool.

AA***  Entertainment.  Leisure facilities.

Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th December 2018

HB

5

4

£288

TENBY. AFTON HOLIDAYS REUNION WEEKEND.

‘New Year Again’ Hotel Entertainment Package.

Belgrave Hotel, Tenby.

 

There is always a warm relaxing atmosphere in The Belgrave Hotel. Large comfortable lounges and attractive bar, good food, choice menu, sea views, friendly and obliging staff all add up to make a comfortable base for an enjoyable holiday.

 

AA ***  Entertainment

Friday 4th to Monday 7th January 2019

HB

4

3

£175

Code:  Price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. BB = Bed & Breakfast. HB = Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast). RO = Room only. Single = Single Room Supplement. SV = Extra charge (per person) for Room with a Sea View

AFTON COACH HOLIDAY TOUR FREE PICK UP POINTS:

¨ Denstone, Village Hall

¨ Rocester, Ashbourne Road (Garage);  Stramshall, High Street (Bus Shelter);

¨ Uttoxeter, Grange Road/New Road or Uttoxeter, Cheadle Road

¨ Uttoxeter, Bus Station or Uttoxeter, Tesco

¨ Uttoxeter, Kingfisher Way or Uttoxeter, The Plough

¨ Abbots Bromley, Goose Lane or Abbots Bromley, Buttercross or Abbots Bromley, End Shop

¨ Hill Ridware, Village Hall

¨ Handsacre, The Old Peculiar

¨ Armitage, War Memorial; Armitage, Londis Shop or Armitage, Plum Pudding

¨ Brereton, The Castle or Brereton, Redbrook Lane

¨ Rugeley, Bus Station; Wolseley Road; or Springfield Road.

¨ Lichfield, Bus Station; or Beacon Road

 

Other local pick up points in Tean, Cheadle, Doveridge, Sudbury, Hatton, Tutbury and Burton upon Trent may be available upon request.

Pick up routes and feeder coach routes are planned to be as efficient as possible - most pick up routes are complete within an hour.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS:

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.

 

FINANCIAL SECURITY:

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.