|11th – 15th May 2020
Peak District Tour
For May next year we are organising a 4 day trip to Derbyshire and the Peak District.
Hotel and final Itinerary are still to be finalised, but as well as driving on some of the best and most scenic roads that England has to offer, we are hoping to take tea at Chatsworth House, take a cable car to the Heights of Abraham and explore some dramatic caves.
Arriving at our hotel at your leisure on Monday 11th we will have 3 days to explore before heading home on Friday 15th.
We hope to bring the package for 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast for about £600 per couple, but this will be confirmed once all the bookings have been made.
Space will be limited, so if you wish to join the tour please let Sue or myself know as soon as possible.
John and Sue Morrissey Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
“BRAVISSIMO” ITALIAN TOUR JUNE 2020
I am pleased to say our Italian trip itinerary is all but complete with the
main stumbling block being the Motorail time table. I have left out the
exact days of travel as Motorail have no timetable available for trains from
Dusseldorf to Innsbruck for 2020, but it will be from early June. However
they have offered a preliminary hold on car space and compartments prior
to the train timetables being announced. Hopefully I will be able confirm
dates in the coming week and publish asap. We are limited on numbers as
our convertibles have to travel on the lower deck so it will be first come
first served basis. The cost is yet to be finalised and at the moment
everything is quoted in Euros and with a fluctuating exchange rate the final
quote will be in Euros. At this present time the price for the hotel
accommodation B & B from day 2 until and including day 15 is costing in at
approximately EUROS 1035 per person in a Twin/Double room but this may
vary slightly up or down when final dates are available. To be added to this
will be the cost of the Motorail which will include a private compartment
for 2 with some facilities and breakfast plus the car transportation, at again
an approximate cost of Euros 466 per car each way. This does include
accommodation overnight and a big saving on fuel.
Route Map in Italy https://goo.gl/maps/Mz9FhXADNkpudci18
Day 1 - June 2020 Leave UK for Dusseldorf to board train to Innsbruck
Day 2 - Innsbruck/Brixen From Innsbruck head south into Italy over the
Brenner Pass. - Arrive at our Brixen hotel for 1 night
Day 3 - Brixen/Verona southwards to our Verona hotel for 1 night
Day 4 - Verona/Chianti Depart Verona and head south to Florence then we
join the highly scenic Via Chiantigiana/SR222 road into Chianti. Arrive at
our Chianti hotel for 5 nights
Day 5 - Florence Day.--A Full Day excursion to Florence by coach to
Poggibonsi/San Gimignano Station return train tickets to/from Florence’s
Santa Maria Novella Station in the city centre. About one hour each way.
Day 6 - Chianti Towns & Siena. A day touring Chianti, Greve, Panzano,
Castellina ending up in Siena Overnight Chianti
Day 7 - Day at leisure in Chianti or -optional excursion. - Overnight Chiamti
Day 8 - Chianti Towns & San Gimignano Day - tour the scenic country lanes
of Chianti, taking in Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, and ending up in
Tavenelle Val di Pesa, - Overnight Chianti
Day 9 – Chianti to Bagnone via Pisa & Lucca -Depart Chianti and head west
to Pisa, then Lucca and Bagnone. Depart Lucca and head north towards
Bagnone via the coastal autostrada/Via Aurelia and the Versilian Riviera
towns of Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Marina di Pietrasanta, and Forte dei
Marmi. - Arrive at our Bagnone Area/Villafranca in Lunigiana hotel for 1
Day 10 – Depart our hotel and head to Bagnone after which to
Salsomaggiore. Morning: time spent displaying cars in Bagnone .-
Afternoon: depart Bagnone and head to Salsomaggiore – with a stop en
route in Parma for leisure time? -Arrive at our Salsomaggiore Terme hotel
for 2 nights - Overnight.
Day 11 – Morning: leisure time in Salsomaggiore Terme and or afternoon:
optional excursion to Modena + balsamic vinegar or hams or cheese tasting
+ Ferrari Museum at Maranello. - Overnight in Salsomaggiore Terme
Day 12 – Salsomaggiore/Sirmione via Cremona for stop and leisure time?-
Continue north and - Arrive at our Sirmione hotel for 3 nights - Sirmione
Day 13 - Morning: at leisure in Sirmione and - Afternoon: optional
excursion, one of which could be an olive-oil tasting at Cisano di Bardolino
or a boat trip on Lake Garda. - Overnight Sirmione
Day 14 - Valpolicella - A day spent touring the scenic countryside, and
vineyards, of Valpolicella via lovely towns as Sant’Ambrogio and Negrar. -
Day 15– Sirmione/Bolzano Depart Sirmione and head up the eastern side
of Lake Garda through Bardolino, Malcesine and Torbole/Riva del Garda to
Bolzano. Arrive at out our Bolzano hotel for 1 night
Day 16 – Bolzano/Innsbruck Depart Bolzano and head north to Austria over
the Brenner Pass. Arrive and evening departure from Innsbruck Station
Day 17 - Arrive Dusseldorf optional stop over on route to Dover or drive
If you would like to join us on this, in what I can only describe as an
amazing trip, please contact me asap to put your name down and save
disappointment. All prices as mentioned are only a guide and of course the
Euro - GBP rate will play a part which today was improving!
Val Bridges Chairman 07971 866829
|June 21st. - 9th. July 2020
Will this be the Ultimate, we’ve had the Penultimate, or will they keep
The 2020 trip has received a suggestion to visit Toledo for a few days, this
city has a huge history especially with regard to the Spanish Civil War.
Whilst in that part of Spain we can then go across to Ciudad Rodrigo for
three days to revisit Mogarraz and the Batuecas-Sierra de Franca region and
national park, about 30 miles from Ciudad Rodrigo.
The current plan is to depart from Plymouth to Santander and drive south
to Toledo with a stopover at Valladolid(1
night). After staying in the parador in
Toledo which has an amazing view over
the city (3 nights) the tour will then go
west to Ciudad
nights). From here to Toro (4 nights) where club
member Nicola already has
an itinerary in mind including
a day trip to a village near
We finish the tour
in the Picos de
Europa at the Del
Oso Hotel (5
Dates are: Depart Plymouth for Santander
21st.JuneDepart Santander for Plymouth 8th.July
arriving Plymouth 9th.July.
Cost for the complete trip with the 20% early booking discount for the car,
two people, Club4 cabin both ways and B&B in all hotels will be about £2200. To secure your place contact Kathy Venn on 01752 635324. A
deposit will be required which will also secure the discount.
Please contact me if you wish to receive more information, a full itinerary
is being prepared and will be availabe via email soon.
Spanish route on Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/gQui39VXDecMhDVD6
total distance 771 miles with another 70 miles from Potes to Santander
Bookings to be made in December with Kathy Venn on 01752 635324.
|30th. July - 2nd. August 2020
To include Helmingham Hall Classic Car Show
I am putting together a trip to Suffolk with a few days exploring the area and on the last day we will attend the Helmingham Hall show. This is a really nice show with lots of things going on.
Mick & I will shortly be doing a recce of the area to sort out interesting and exciting things to do. I do have some ideas but I need to check them out first.
Here is what is already confirmed.
The date. Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August. (some may wish to stay over till the Monday).
We will be staying at “The Ufford Park Golf & Spa Hotel” Woodbridge.
£110 per room, per night B&B. based on two people sharing a classic double/twin bedroom.
£95 for single occupancy.
Current prices in the Park restaurant are £25.95 for a 3 course meal or £19.95 for 2 courses.
If you are interested in joining us please let me (not the hotel) know
by email - email@example.com or call or text to 07952836663.