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  1. 1. Autumn 2010 to Spring 2011 Including Christmas, New Year & Easter Coach Holidays NTE RA TI E VA NCRE ED GUA TH Departures from AS Y NO BEAT WE PA E ES A UG ! THE the MIDLANDS N VATMA SU G IF Y RC 31 HAR U O E BO R OK B EFO Exceeding your expectations with quality, value for money coach holidays!
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Exceeding your expectations GREAT HOTELS IN Dinner GREAT LOCATIONS Starters Chilled Orange Juice or Apple Juice Prawn Cocktail Leisureplex Hotels Creamy Mushrooms on a garlic crouton Vegetable Soup Most of our holidays are to our own group of 19 Leisureplex Hotels. *** All are character buildings with their own unique appeal but you will Main Course Traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire know immediately you are in one of our hotels by the consistently high Pudding and Horseradish Gravy standards of bedrooms and bathrooms, the excellent menus and above Oven Baked Fillet of Lemon Sole all the warmth of welcome from our friendly professional staff. with a light dill sauce Welcome to Alfa Freshly Prepared Seasonal Salad with Potatoes of the Day with or without Plenty of Entertainment Dressing and a Choice of Roast Ham, 2010 saw us acquire two more hotels: the All of our Leisureplex Hotels offer entertainment at least four evenings Cheese or Tuna Chef’s Special of the Day Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl and the Royal each week (usually five evenings) at no extra charge to our guests. Vegetarian Option Norfolk Hotel in Bognor Regis. Both are Most other UK hotels offer entertainment on several evenings (see hotel Served with: Roast Potatoes Buttered Seasonal cabbage landmark buildings which help to define the descriptions for details). Diced Swede *** resorts in which they are situated. In many Dining in Leisureplex Hotels Puddings ways they symbolise what Alfa is all about: Good food is one of the most important considerations in an hotel and a Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Custard, Ice Cream or Fresh Cream spacious comfortable hotels of great character great deal of thought goes into the design of our menus. We provide a full Lemon Meringue Pie British & Continental Cheeses with in outstanding seaside locations, well British Breakfast. Light two course lunches are included on some spring Accompaniments appointed rooms, generous public areas, good and autumn holidays and sandwiches and packed lunches can also be Ice Cream selection provided at a modest additional cost. In the evening, relax with our Fruit Salad food and above all, a warm welcome. substantial four course menus with plenty of choice and a selection of *** Tea or Coffee There is nothing quite like a seaside break to wines available. Typical dinner menu (right): lift the spirit and recharge the batteries. But it is not just about the seaside: if you are looking for beautiful scenery or cultural interest, both Porthcawl and Bognor Regis have plenty to offer with nearby National Parks, stately homes and lots of other attractions. If you have never experienced a coach holiday before, you’re in for a treat. There is nothing which combines interest and relaxation quite as successfully as a coach holiday. Sit back as our experienced drivers ensure your safety and whisk you away to some of the best holidays you will ever experience. And you don’t have to worry about harming the environment. Not only are coaches the safest form of transport but they are also one of the greenest! On behalf of the entire Alfa team I’d like to say BOOKING IS EASY! a big thank you to our loyal guests who return There are three simple ways to book one of our holidays: to us year after year. And if you’ve never travelled with Alfa before, we look forward to 1. Call our Reservations Centre Simply telephone our local call rate number 08451 305666 and one of our friendly, welcoming you on what we know will be a fully trained reservations staff will give you details of all available holidays. memorable holiday. Please be assured that Our offices are open: once you have experienced Alfa, you’ll never Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm want to travel with anyone else. Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm Paul Sawbridge If you wish to confirm the booking, complete the booking form and forward it to us with your cheque for the Managing Director deposit within three days. 2. Approved Travel Agents Many clients benefit from the assistance given by their local travel agent and our holidays can be booked at most Alfa Travel of the better travel agents. To book through an agent, please go to the agent who supplied your brochure. Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 6AF Tel: (08451) 305666 3. Internet Booking If you have access to the Internet, the easiest way to book our holidays is via our web site. All of the information Fax: (08451) 303777 in this brochure - and a great deal more besides - is also available there. You can also find late breaking offers, email: some of which are only available if you book on the internet. Why not take a look? Our web site is totally secure and fully bookable using your credit or debit card with instant print outs available showing your full holiday details. You can also use it to order a brochure or send us an e-mail. The address is For all three booking methods we issue a postal confirmation showing your seats, rooms, picking up point and time within seven days of receipt of your booking form. 2 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  3. 3. with quality, value for money coach holidays! EXCELLENT SERVICE SUPERB VALUE Personal, Friendly Service More for your Money If you have travelled with us before, you will already know how good Because of our low advertising, administrative and our service really is – we try that little bit harder and pride ourselves sales costs, our holidays are generally significantly on the high standards provided by both our administrative staff and cheaper than those of our competitors. They also by the coach drivers who are so important to your holiday usually include a more extensive range of enjoyment. From the moment you make your first enquiry to the day excursions as part of the holiday price. Most 5 and you return we will offer you the very best service. 7 day holidays in the autumn and spring also include lunches on free days in your resort – just Great Drivers think what a saving this can represent! We are proud of our coach drivers, most of whom have worked with us for many years. They are all carefully vetted both for their driving ability and their attention to our customers’ needs. In addition they undergo regular in- Child Reductions service training to keep them at the very top of their profession. Why not take your children or grandchildren with you? The following reductions apply on UK holidays Reliable Coach Operators to children sharing a room with at least one adult: Most of our holidays are operated by our own fleet of modern luxury coaches, over 50% of which have on board No. of Days: 3 4 5 7 8 washroom and all of which are air conditioned. We supplement these with vehicles provided by a select group of Child aged 0-2 £30 £45 £60 £90 £105 our most reliable industry partners. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the Coach Child aged 3-11 £20 £30 £40 £60 £70 Tourism Council and Coach Marque – bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry. (Child reductions also apply to Self Drive holidays but not Continental Tours.) Prices You Can Rely On Our policy is one of “everyday low prices”. TRAVEL OPTIONS Occasionally we may offer a discount on some departures, but we guarantee: Local Pick Up Points Our pricing is simple and straightforward with The majority of our holidays use our famous no hidden extras. “feeder” system which provides a huge range of We will not levy any fuel or currency pick up points from towns throughout the surcharges after you have booked your holiday. Midlands, so there is normally a joining point within a few miles of your home (see page 4). Discounts are only available on the internet Discounts are very selective and are limited Self Drive to a maximum of 10% of the holiday value (so there is no risk of finding you are sitting Though there is nothing quite as relaxing as next to somebody who has paid much less travelling by coach, sometimes the dates do not than you have). fit your schedule or you just fancy taking the car for a change. Our Self Drive programme provides Prices in this brochure were originally packages of 3, 4 or 7 night holidays at our published before the increase in VAT to 20% for Leisureplex Hotels. Full details can be found 2011 departures. However, we guarantee on page 13. to pay the extra VAT on your behalf if you book your 2011 holiday before 31 August 2010 THE RIGHT HOLIDAY SAFE SECURE FOR YOU Financial Security We are fully bonded tour operator members of the Room Types Association of British Travel Agents, so you can All of the hotel rooms included in our programme have be sure that all payments made to us in advance private bath or shower and WC. A limited number of of your holiday are fully protected. single rooms is available at each hotel but there is always huge demand for these and we advise early booking. Look out for the Special Offers when there is Holiday Insurance no charge for single rooms. IIt is vital that you are covered by adequate personal insurance when you travel. The Sea View Rooms Special Requests insurance policy we offer is very competitive If you require a ground floor room or prefer a special and has no age restrictions. For full details see Many of the hotels featured in this brochure now offer diet or have any other request which you feel the hotel page 15. the opportunity to book a guaranteed sea or loch view should know about, please ensure you write the at a small additional charge. information on your booking form (or indicate that Quieter Rooms option when booking on our web site). We guarantee to pass this information on to the hotel although Some resorts can be lively places, so if you live in a we can never guarantee that such special quiet area, don’t forget to request a quiet room when requests will be met. If you are mobility impaired or you book your holiday. have other special needs, please write or e-mail our Customer Care Department No Smoking in Hotels for assistance in ensuring your needs can be met. For Smoking is prohibited on all coaches and in the public the latest information regarding special needs, please areas of all hotels. All of our Leisureplex Hotels also see the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of our prohibit smoking in the hotel bedrooms. web site. Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 3
  4. 4. Local Pick-up Points Feeder Services Our holidays operate using feeder services which convey you between your joining point and an Interchange where you change to/from the tour coach. We operate using two Interchange locations as detailed below. Destinations in England and Wales with Tour Numbers Carrying an “M” Suffix plus all Continental Holidays The Interchange is at Tamworth Services and approximate timings are as follows: Outward: 11.45am - 12.30pm Return: 2.45pm - 3.30pm Most Destinations in Scotland and Northern England - Tour Numbers without “M” Suffix The Interchange is at Burtonwood Services on the M62 near Warrington where we have a purpose built coach interchange. Approximate timings are as follows: Outward: 10.00am-10.45am Joining Points from Tamworth Services Return: 3.45pm-4.30pm Cheshire Leicestershire Shropshire Warwickshire Congleton Ashby de la Zouch Shrewsbury Atherstone Crewe Coalville Telford Nuneaton Nantwich Hinckley Whitchurch Rugby Macclesfield Leicester Staffordshire West Midlands Sandbach Loughborough Burslem Aldridge Clwyd Nottinghamshire Burton upon Trent Birmingham Wrexham Beeston Cannock Coventry Derbyshire Eastwood Hanley Cradley Derby Kirkby in Ashfield Kidsgrove Dudley Ilkeston Hucknall Leek Great Barr Long Eaton Mansfield Lichfield Kidderminster Swadlincote Nottingham Longton Kingstanding Sutton in Ashfield Newcastle-under-Lyme Sedgeley Meir Sheldon Stafford Stourbridge Joining Points from Stoke-on-Trent Stone Sutton Coldfield Walsall Burtonwood Services Tamworth Wednesbury Trentham West Bromwich Cheshire Staffordshire Tunstall Wolverhampton Congleton Burslem Crewe Cannock Nantwich Hanley Macclesfield Kidsgrove Joining Points Sandbach Longton Leek from Tamworth Clwyd Services Wrexham Meir Macclesfield Congleton Newcastle-under-Lyme East Midlands Stafford Wrexham Crewe Leek Burton-upon-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Nantwich Coalville Stone Leicester Tunstall Ilkeston Swadlincote Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Shropshire West Midlands Whitchurch Birmingham Walsall Wolverhampton Whitchurch Burton-on-Trent Joining Points from Burtonwood Burtonwood Interchange Services Potteries Uttoxeter Stone Burton Stafford Coalville Cannock Wolverhampton Walsall Leicester Birmingham 4 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  5. 5. Group Bookings Easter FPlaEE Rces Weekenders e Great Times… Great Value! availabl At Alfa, we have a dedicated Groups Team which specialises in planning and providing great value group holidays. Every year hundreds 4 DAYS of groups entrust their holiday to us because we understand that organising a group getaway can be time consuming unless you can count on the support of your very own experienced and knowledgeable Group Booking Advisor. fr £ 154 Per Pers o n “Off the Peg” Group Holidays Most group organisers opt to choose from one of the great value breaks advertised in our holiday brochures. With traditional seaside and loch side locations throughout the UK and a range of appealing destinations in Western Europe, your group really will be spoilt for choice. All of the holidays in this brochure are available for booking by groups and your group will always get the best value by booking one of our advertised tours because we bulk-buy the space and pass the savings on to you. We can tailor most itineraries to your requirements, for example by adding extra excursions or omitting entrance fees. Our generous discounts provide the 21st, 31st, 41st and 51st passenger travelling absolutely free of charge on all advertised holidays. We also offer special joining arrangements for groups and, providing there is a minimum of 40 persons in the party, groups are automatically given sole use of the coach which means that your party will travel direct to your chosen destination without having to travel via an interchange point. For most organisers this is one of the key benefits booking a group departure. If your group is not large enough to take a whole coach, we can easily reserve part of a coach for your party and can usually make arrangements with local travel agencies to “top up” your group with individual bookings from your local area to avoid the need to travel via an interchange. “Made to Measure” Group Holidays What Alfa Includes 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Over the years our Groups Team has organised a huge range of tailor made holidays for groups. We are always delighted to discuss the possibilities with those of you looking for something a little bit different. Rooms with private facilities We have particular expertise in organising special interest tours including Gardens Stately Homes, Food Coach travel from local pick up points on Wine, General History, Heritage Railways and other British Heritage Breaks. We can also offer packages to page 4 include dancing and various sports - with bowling being a particular favourite since most of our own hotels are 2 Half Day Excursions in close proximity to an established bowling green. Depart Friday, Return Monday These Boots Were Made for Walking… Many of the hotels we use are ideally placed as a base for walking holidays. Whether your party would like to walk the coastal paths of Devon and Cornwall, enjoy the delights of the Lake District, the Dales or North York Moors or undertake something a little more strenuous in Snowdonia, the Cairngorms or West of Scotland, our Groups Department will be delighted to assist. Here are just a few hotel suggestions for you to consider: Snowdonia from Llandudno or Criccieth, Glamorgan from Porthcawl, Dales and North York Moors from Scarborough, Exmoor and Devon Coastal Path from Ilfracombe, Cornish Coastal Path: North from Newquay, South West from St Ives or South from Falmouth, South Downs Way from Bognor Regis, Lake District from Coniston, Argyll from Dunoon and Nevis Range from Fort William. As a Group Organiser you have the benefit of having your own coach and driver on hand for most of your stay which means you have the maximum flexibility in planning your walking itinerary. Special Alfa Offers Special Weekaways for Groups Early Booking Single Saver No single supplement at our Many groups like to arrange a slightly longer holiday Newquay Weston SAVE Leisureplex Hotels provided you book than the 5 Day Breakaways we offer throughout most Falmouth, Exmouth Ilfracombe Bognor Regis St Ives your Spring holiday before 31 January. of the spring and autumn period and these 7 day Eastbourne Torquay holidays are the ideal solution for groups looking for Scarborough Bournemouth such a break. Llandudno Isle of Wight Criccieth Gt Yarmouth in £s per They include 6 nights dinner, room and breakfast plus Prices in £s Porthcawl Cromer Easter Weekenders – 4 Days person coach travel from your chosen local joining point, three per person Fort William Dunoon Depart Friday 22nd Apr Return Easter Monday 25th Apr 2011 excursions and entertainment on at least four evenings. Autumn 2010 Half Day Excursions Because we feature only our own Leisureplex Hotels, Sept 26 259 251 Resort Hotel Code Included Price you can be sure of the warm welcome, quality and Oct 3 245 237 1. Lynton Oct 10 239 231 Ilfracombe Imperial 4110M 154 reliability for which our hotels are famous. 2. Barnstaple Oct 17 239 231 1. Padstow Newquay Eliot 4130M 154 Oct 24 245 237 2. Truro Spring 2011 1. Penzance St Ives Cottage 4135M 154 Mar 13 213 206 2. Land’s End Mar 20 213 206 1. Truro Falmouth Madeira 4140M 154 Mar 27 218 211 2. Helston Apr 3 223 216 1. Buckfast Abbey Torquay Regina 4150M 154 Apr 10 228 221 2. Teignmouth Apr 17 233 226 1. Exeter Exmouth Cavendish 4155M 154 Apr 24 239 232 2. Seaton Supplements per person: 1. Newport Sandown Bayshore 4195M 154 Autumn: Single Room £29; Sea/Loch View £22 2. Cowes Spring: Single Room £30; Sea/Loch View £24 Supplements per person: Single Room £20; Sea View £14; Double/Twin as single £40 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 5
  6. 6. 5 DAYS Breakaways fr 134 £ o n Per Pers Tour Choice What Alfa Includes Resort Hotel Code Full Day Excursions Included 4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Weston-S-Mare Anchor Head 5100M 1. Cheddar Gorge Wells 2. Bath Rooms with private facilities Ilfracombe Imperial 5110M (Autumn) 1. Bideford Clovelly 2. Dunster Minehead Entertainment at least two evenings Ilfracombe Imperial 5110M (Spring) 1. Barnstaple Bideford 2. Dunster Lynton Coach travel from local pick up points listed on Cornish Gardens Eliot 5130M 1. Eden Project (entrance included) 2. Mevagissey Heligan (entrance included) page 4 Newquay Eden Pr. Eliot 5132M 1. Eden Project (entrance included) 2. Poldark Country St.Ives Lunch on one free day in resort at Leisureplex St Ives Cottage 5135M 1. Newquay Poldark Country 2. Penzance and Land's End Hotels (October-April) Falmouth Madeira 5140M 1. Padstow 2. St.Ives 2 full day excursions Torquay Regina 5150M 1. Teignmouth Exeter 2. Dartmouth Exmouth Cavendish 5155M 1. Teignmouth Exeter 2. Seaton Sidmouth Weymouth Russell* 5165M 1. Poole Bournemouth 2. Dorchester, Bridport Abbotsbury Bournemouth Devon Towers 5170M (Autumn) 1. Salisbury Stonehenge 2. Weymouth Portland Bournemouth Devon Towers 5170M (Spring) 1. Salisbury Lyndhurst 2. Weymouth Portland Bournemouth Mayfair* 5172M 1. Lyndhurst Beaulieu 2. Shaftesbury Salisbury IOW – Sandown Bayshore 5195M (Autumn) 1. Alum Bay Godshill 2. Osborne House Cowes IOW – Sandown Bayshore 5195M (Spring) 1. Newport 2. Cowes Bognor Regis Royal Norfolk 5205M 1. Chichester Arundel 2. Brighton Lewes Eastbourne Queens 5215M 1. Brighton Lewes 2. Battle and Rye Folkestone Kent Southcliff* 5234M 1. Leeds Castle (entrance included) 2. Sandwich, Deal Dover Gt Yarmouth New Beach 5260M 1. Norwich 2. Cromer Broads Cromer De Paris 5265M 1. Great Yarmouth Wroxham 2. Norwich Sheringham Skegness Royal* 5272M 1. Lincoln 2. Boston Spalding Scarborough Cumberland 5275M/5276M 1. North York Moors Whitby 2. Bridlington Beverley Blackpool Cliffs* 5307M/5307** 1. Southport 2. Ribble Valley Skipton Lytham St Annes Monterey Beach* 5309** 1. Southport 2. Ribble Valley Skipton Llandudno Hydro 5350M 1. Betws-y-Coed Conwy 2. Caernarvon and Snowdonia Llandudno Hydro 5351M 1. Anglesey Beaumaris 2. Caernarvon and Snowdonia Criccieth Snowdonia George IV 5365M (Autumn) 1. Portmeirion 2. Snowdonia Special Alfa Offers Criccieth Snowdonia George IV 5365M (Spring) 1. Caernarvon and Snowdonia 2. Harlech, Ffestiniog Porthmadog Heart of Wales Commodore* 5372M 1. Lampeter Carmarthen 2. Aberystwyth Devil's Bridge 3. Brecon (Half day) Free Drinks on Pre-Easter Holidays Tenby Giltar* 5380M 1. Fishguard St. Davids 2. Laugharne and Carmarthen FREE Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer or a soft drink with dinner every Porthcawl Seabank 5385M 1. Glamorgan Coast, Barry Cardiff 2. Swansea, Mumbles The Gower Porthcawl Seabank 5386M 1. Cardiff Museum of Welsh Life 2. Swansea, Mumbles The Gower evening on tours returning prior to Dunoon Selborne 5410** 1. Oban 2. Callander Loch Lomond Easter at all of our Leisureplex Hotels. Fort William Croit Anna 5430** 1. Isle of Skye 2. Inverness Pre-Easter Single Savers **Tours without an M suffix operate via Burtonwood Interchange and not Tamworth Interchange - see page 4. No single supplements on holidays SAVE returning prior to Easter at any of our *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunch on free day in resort and supplement prices also vary. Please ask for details. Leisureplex Hotels regardless of when you book the holiday. Double rooms in £s per Tour Prices person Autumn 2010 Spring 2011 used as singles are charged only a standard single supplement on Sep Oct Oct Oct Oct Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr these dates. Resort Code 25 2 9 16 23 14 21 28 7 14 21 28 2 4 9 11 16 25 30 Departure Days Depart Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Sat Mon Sat Mon Sat Mon Sat Early Booking Single Saver Weston-S-Mare 5100M 159 - 154 - 154 - - - 144 - - 159 - - - - - 169 - No single supplement at our Leisureplex SAVE Hotels on Weekender, Breakaway Ilfracombe Cornish Gardens 5110M 5130M/5131M - 156 - - 174 - 169 - - 156 - - - 139 - 149 - 159 159 - 159 - - - - - - - - - - - 159 - - - - - or Weekaway holidays provided you Newquay Eden Pr. 5132M - - - - - - - 144 - - - - 164 - 164 - - 174 - book your Spring reservation before St Ives 5135M - - 156 - 156 - - - - - - 159 - - 159 - - - - 31 January or your Autumn reservation Falmouth 5140M - 164 - 164 - - 149 - - 154 - 164 - - - - - - - before 31 July. Torquay 5150M - - 164 - - 134 - - 144 - 154 - - - - - 159 - 174 Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe Exmouth 5155M 176 - - - 166 - - 144 - 154 - 164 - - - - - 174 - Weymouth 5165M - - - - - - - - 154 - - 164 - - - 174 - - - Dunoon FREE Free afternoon tea with cake or biscuits Bournemouth 5170M - - - - - - - - - 149 - - 159 - - - - - - Bournemouth 5172M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 189 - 189 - on days in resort (not on excursion days) IOW – Sandown 5195M - - - - - - - - - 154 - 164 - - 164 - - 174 - at Imperial and Selborne hotels during Bognor Regis 5205M 159 - - 159 - - 149 - 149 - - - - 169 - - - - 174 October, November, March and April. Eastbourne 5215M - 169 - 164 - - 149 - 149 - 159 - 164 - 164 - 164 - - Folkestone Kent 5234M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 169 - Gt Yarmouth 5260M 159 - 154 - - - - - - - 154 - - - - - - 169 174 Cromer 5265M - 156 - - - - - 139 - - 154 - - - - - - 169 - Skegness 5272M - - - - - - - - - - - - - 169 - - - - - Scarborough 5275M/5276M - 159 - 156 - 139 - 144 - 154 159 - - - - - 164 - - Blackpool 5307M - - - - - - - - - - - - - 159 - - - - - Blackpool 5307* - - - - - - - - - - 154 - - - - 159 - - - Lytham St Annes 5309* - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 184 - - - Llandudno 5350M/5351M 171 - 161 - 159 - 149 - 149 - - - - - 164 - - 174 - Cric. Snowdonia 5365M - - - - 194 - - - - - - - 164 - - - - - - Heart of Wales 5372M - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 169 - - - Tenby 5380M - - - - - 139 - - - - - - - 169 - - - 199 - Porthcawl 5385M - - 159 - 159 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Porthcawl 5386M - - - - - - - - - 154 - - - - - 169 - 174 - Dunoon 5410* - - - - - - - - - - 154 - - - - 164 - 169 - Fort William 5430* - - - - - - - - - - 159 - - - - 169 - 174 - Supplements per person: Autumn 2010 – Sea/Loch View £16 • Single Room £23 • Double/Twin as Single £46 Spring 2011 – Sea/Loch View £18 • Single Room £24 • Double/Twin as Single £48 *Tours marked with an asterisk operate via Burtonwood Interchange and not Tamworth Interchange 6 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  7. 7. 7 DAYS fr £ 229 Weekaways Per Pers on What Alfa Includes Special Weekaways 6 nights’ dinner, room breakfast for Groups Rooms with private bath or shower WC Many groups like to arrange a slightly longer Entertainment on at least 4 evenings holiday than the 5 Day Breakaways we offer Lunches on free days in resort at Leisureplex throughout most of the spring and autumn period Hotels and these 7 day holidays are the ideal solution for Coach travel from pick up points listed on page 4 groups looking for such a break. 3 excursions as listed For what is included please see page 5. Tour Choice Resort Hotel Code Excursions Included (H denotes half day and F denotes full day) Weston-S-M Anchor Head 102M Minehead Dunster (F) Bath (F) Cheddar Gorge Wells (F) Ilfracombe Imperial 112M/113M Minehead Dunster (F) Bideford Gt Torrington (F) Barnstaple, Lynton Lynmouth (F) Newquay Eliot 132M Poldark Country St Ives (F) Eden Project (Entrance Included) (F) Padstow (H) Falmouth Madeira 142M St Ives (F) Penzance Lands End (F) Padstow (F) Weymouth Norfolk* 167M Poole Bournemouth (F) Dorchester Bridport (F) Corfe Castle Swanage (F) Bournemouth Devon Towers 173M Weymouth Portland (F) Lyndhurst Beaulieu (F) Stonehenge Salisbury (F) IOW - Shanklin Bayshore 198M Alum Bay Cowes (F) Carisbrooke Castle Godshill (F) Rosemary Vineyard Ryde (F) Cliftonville Glenwood* 242M Canterbury (F) Ramsgate Broadstairs (F) Chatham Historic Dockyard (entrance included) (F) Gt Yarmouth New Beach 263M Cromer (F) Norwich (F) Lowestoft Suffolk Villages (F) Llandudno Hydro 352M/353M Anglesey Beaumaris (F) Llangollen Swallow Falls (F) Caernarvon Snowdonia (F) Newquay Weston Tenby Giltar* 382M Fishguard St Davids (F) Pembroke Haverford West (F) Laugharne Carmarthen (F) Falmouth, Exmouth Ilfracombe Bognor Regis St Ives *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunch on free days in resort and supplement prices also vary. Please ask for details. Eastbourne Torquay Scarborough Bournemouth Llandudno Isle of Wight Criccieth Gt Yarmouth Tour Prices in £s per Autumn Spring 2011 Prices in £s Porthcawl Cromer person 2010 per person Fort William Dunoon Resort Hotel Code Sep 19 May 1 May 8 May 15 Autumn 2010 Depart Sun Sun Sun Sun Sept 26 259 251 Departure Days Return Sat Sat Sat Sat Oct 3 245 237 Weston-Super-Mare Anchor Head 102M 259 239 - - Oct 10 239 231 Oct 17 239 231 Ilfracombe Imperial 112M/113M 264 234 - 264 Oct 24 245 237 Newquay Eden Project Eliot 132M - - 254 - Spring 2011 Falmouth Madeira 142M 284 - - - Mar 13 213 206 Weymouth Norfolk 167M 299 - 284 - Mar 20 213 206 Bournemouth Devon Towers 173M - 244 - - Mar 27 218 211 Isle of Wight - Sandown Bayshore 198M - - - 279 Apr 3 223 216 Cliftonville Glenwood 242M - - - 249 Apr 10 228 221 Great Yarmouth New Beach 263M - - 229 - Apr 17 233 226 Llandudno Hydro 352M/353M 279 244 - 269 Apr 24 239 232 Tenby Giltar 382M - - - 294 Supplements per person: Autumn: Single Room £29; Sea/Loch View £22 Supplements per person: Autumn – Sea/Loch View £22 • Single Room £29 • Double/Twin as Single £58 Spring: Single Room £30; Sea/Loch View £24 Spring – Sea/Loch View £24 • Single Room £30 • Double/Twin as Single £60 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 7
  8. 8. 5 DAYS fr £ 166 Festive Specials Per Pers on The idea of these Festive Specials is that you get into the feeling of Christmas, relaxing and enjoying good food and entertainment. The bonus is that because it is not quite Christmas, our labour and entertainment costs are much lower and we are able to pass this on in the form of significantly lower prices. Beware of imitations - we have not reduced the content of our Christmas and New Year packages in any way. We provide the same high quality menus and entertainment package as described for the Christmas and New Year breaks opposite. The only difference is that we have a full day shopping excursion on “Christmas Eve” (Tuesday) instead of the half day provided on the real Christmas package. (Newquay and St. Ives holidays have a half day shopping trip and a full day visit to the Eden Project with entrance included.) in £s per Christmas Festive Specials 2010 person What Alfa Includes Depart Monday Return Friday Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Rooms with private facilities Resort Hotel Code 1 8 15 22 29 6 2 resort lunches at Leisureplex Hotels Festive Entertainment Programme Weston-Super-Mare Anchor WXSM - - - 169 - - Festive menus Ilfracombe Imperial IXSM - - - 169 - 169 Coach travel from local pick up points listed Newquay Eliot NXSM - - 169 - - - on page 4 4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast St Ives Cottage SXSM 166 - 169 - - - 1 half day excursion and 1 full day shopping Falmouth Madeira FXSM - - 169 - 169 - excursion (Folkestone shopping trip is to France – passport required) Torquay Regina TXSM 166 - 169 - - 169 Exmouth Cavendish EXXSM 166 - 169 - - - Weymouth Russell* 5165M - 174 - - - - Special Alfa Offers Bournemouth Devon Towers BXSM - 166 - - 169 - Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe Isle of Wight Bayshore IWXSM - 166 - 169 - - Free afternoon tea with cake and FREE biscuits on days in resort (not on Bognor Regis Royal Norfolk 5205XM - 166 - 169 - 169 excursion days) at our Imperial Hotel Eastbourne Queens EXSM 166 - - 169 - 169 during November. Folkestone Southcliff* 5234M - 166 - 169 169 - Early Booking Single Saver Great Yarmouth New Beach GXSM 166 - - - - - There are no single supplements on SAVE November Festive Specials to Porthcawl Seabank PXSM - - 169 - 169 - Ilfracombe - and even double rooms Supplements per person (Leisureplex Hotels): Single Room Supplement £23; Double/Twin used as Single £46; Sea or Loch View £16 used as singles attract no supplement! *Denotes a non-Leisureplex Hotel. These do not include lunches and supplements also vary. See our web site for details. 8 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  9. 9. 4 DAYS fr £ 249 Per Pers o n 5 DAYS fr £ 319 Per Pers o n Christmas New Year Breaks What Alfa Includes Christmas Programme New Year Programme Christmas – 4 nights’ dinner, room 23rd DECEMBER 30th DECEMBER and breakfast with 3 resort lunches Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and Glass of sherry on arrival followed by dinner and New Year – 3 nights’ dinner, room dancing. an evening of entertainment. and breakfast with 2 resort lunches CHRISTMAS EVE NEW YEAR’S EVE Rooms with private facilities Morning excursion. Competitions after lunch. Gala Morning excursion followed by lunch and an Full programme of festive entertainment dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. afternoon to relax or stroll around the resort. Dinner and an evening of entertainment until the Festive menus throughout your stay CHRISTMAS DAY Morning competition to guess the weight of the early hours with spot prizes, games and a glass Coach travel from local pick up points listed of bubbly to welcome in the New Year. on page 4 Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with “Santa” and presents. Afternoon tea and games. NEW YEAR’S DAY 2 half day excursions Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. A relaxing morning with a Grand New Year’s Day BOXING DAY Brunch from 9.00am until noon replacing our Morning excursion. Pre-lunch glass of punch normal breakfast service. Afternoon excursion followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Evening followed by dinner, farewell dance and fancy dress dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please with prizes (please bring a costume). bring a costume). 2nd JANUARY 27th DECEMBER After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and journey home. journey home. Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme. from this programme. in £s per in £s per Christmas – 5 Days person New Year – 4 Days person 2010: Depart Thu 23 Dec Return Mon 27 Dec 2010 2010: Depart Thur 30 Dec Return Sun 2 Jan 2011 Resort Hotel Code Price Resort Hotel Code Price Ilfracombe Imperial IXM 334 Ilfracombe Imperial INYM 249 Newquay Eliot NXM 329 IOW – Sandown Bayshore IWNYM 249 Falmouth Madeira FXM 349 Eastbourne Queens ENYM 279 Isle of Wight Bayshore IWXM 339 Great Yarmouth New Beach GNYM 256 Manchester Copthorne* MXM 319 Porthcawl Seabank PXM 349 Porthcawl Seabank PNYM 259 Supplements per person: Supplements per person: Sea/Loch View £16 Sea/Loch View £12 Single Room £23 Single Room £20 Double/Twin as Single £46 Double/Twin as Single £40 *Single supplement for Copthorne hotel £99. Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 9
  10. 10. Hotel Choice Weston Super Mare Anchor Head Hotel Ilfracombe Imperial Hotel In all, this brochure features a choice of almost 50 different hotels. Most of our holidays are to our own Leisureplex Hotels and we give brief details of them here. For further details about them as well as information on the non-Leisureplex hotels we use, please refer to our web site The web site provides far more detail than is possible here including lots of resort information and links to local attractions and events . Grades Hotel grading is quite a subjective process and it can be Splendidly situated between Weston’s two piers and close to This well known hotel is in one of the best positions in difficult to compare one hotel with another. We have tried the boating slipway and a small beach; the promenade walk Ilfracombe, overlooking the gardens and splendid Landmark to overcome the problem by ensuring that our own hotels starts right next to the hotel. All 52 bedrooms are centrally Theatre and Conference Centre, close to the shops and only are part of the best known scheme - the AA scheme. heated with tea making facilities, private bath or shower and a short almost level walk from the harbour. All 104 rooms We also show our own opinion of all the hotels featured WC, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. TV lounge and are centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, in our brochure using our symbol. The grade is congenial lounge bar with dance floor where entertainment is tea/coffee making facilities, TV, radio and intercom. There is designed to be more focussed on our customers’ needs. provided most evenings. There are magnificent views of the a TV lounge, attractive cocktail bar and sun lounge. Lift to all In awarding an grade, we bear in mind the frequency bay from the attractive TV lounge, the twin restaurants and floors (stairs to some rooms on split level floors). of entertainment (which is not part of the AA scheme) many of the bedrooms. Small lift serves all floors (few stairs Entertainment is provided most evenings. and disregard such matters as the availability of room from lift to restaurant). Tel: 01934 620880 Tel: 01271 862536 service. We also consider the comments we have received from clients during the past year. A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Newquay St. Ives Falmouth Eliot Hotel Cottage Hotel Madeira Hotel Very well situated close to Great Western and Tolcarne Delightfully situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Beautifully situated on the seafront with attractive gardens, beaches only a few yards from the sea front and within easy Bay, 300 yards from the beach and two minutes’ walk from the Madeira commands splendid views to Pendennis Castle walking distance of the shops and harbour. All 76 bedrooms the railway station linking Carbis Bay to St.Ives (5 minute and across Falmouth Bay. All 50 bedrooms are individually are centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, journey). All 80 rooms are centrally heated and have bath or heated and have private shower and WC (a few also have radio, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There are three shower and WC, hair dryer, TV with radio channels, tea/coffee bath a bath), hair dryer, TV, radio and tea/coffee making lovely airy lounges in which to relax, plus a cocktail bar and making facilities and intercom. The dining room and lounge amenities. There is an oak panelled cocktail bar and pleasant dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. both have lovely views of the bay and there is a large sun lounges with large picture windows facing the sea - There is also a games room. The lift serves almost all rooms. ballroom with entertainment most evenings. There are two delightful places to while away an afternoon. Dancing and Tel: 01637 878177 bars, a games room, two lifts and a TV lounge. entertainment are provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. Tel: 01736 795252 Tel: 01326 313531 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Torquay Exmouth Weymouth Regina Hotel Cavendish Hotel Russell Hotel Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the main This delightful hotel is wonderfully situated on the level Situated on the sea front with views of Weymouth Bay from shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. All 69 bedrooms are seafront overlooking Exmouth’s fine golden sands, a few many of the 90 bedrooms. Most are small but comfortable centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair minutes’ walk from the shops. All 76 rooms are centrally and all have private shower WC, TV, central heating and dryer, tea/coffee making amenities and TV with radio heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant and bar channels. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There is a TV lounge, quiet lounge with dance floor and cabaret entertainment 7 nights 2008 and there is a reception bar/lounge, entertainment lounge with sea views and games room with snooker and a week, together with bingo and quizzes. Lift serves all floors. bar/lounge with dance floor and an air conditioned restaurant. darts. The bar lounge has a dance floor and entertainment Tel: 01305 786059 Part of the Regina is interesting as the home for three years of most evenings. Lift serves most rooms. the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Lift serves most rooms Tel: 01395 272528 (but not those in her former house). Tel: 01803 292904 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel 10 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  11. 11. Bournemouth Isle of Wight – Sandown Bognor Regis Devon Towers Hotel Bayshore Hotel Royal Norfolk Hotel Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea Situated in a magnificent position on the seafront, opposite Situated on the sea front with superb Channel views, a short front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 64 bedrooms the beach and pier and close to the shopping centre. walk from the pier and shops. All 43 rooms are centrally are either centrally heated or provided with electric heaters All 80 bedrooms are centrally heated with TV, hair dryer, heated with private bath or shower WC, TV, trouser press, and all have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV tea/coffee making facilities and private bath or shower and hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Cocktail bar, and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an attractive WC. The hotel has lounges, cocktail bar, dining room and restaurant and bar lounge with small dance floor. Lift serves entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant many bedrooms overlooking the sea. Entertainment is most rooms (several stairs to some rooms). Entertainment and spacious entertainment room with dance floor where provided most evenings. There is also a games room. is provided most evenings. entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. Lift serves all floors (a few stairs on split level floors). Tel: 01243 826222 Tel: 01202 553863 Tel: 01983 403154 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Grading Awaited A Leisureplex Hotel Eastbourne Folkestone Great Yarmouth Queens Hotel Southcliff Hotel New Beach Hotel This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding Perfectly situated on the Leas promenade, the Victorian built Situated in what is probably Great Yarmouth’s most central position overlooking the pier, with sea views from many of its Southcliff Hotel is close to the shopping centre and to the lift location, on the sea front opposite Britannia Pier and adjacent 125 centrally heated bedrooms all of which have bath and/or which runs regularly to the beach during the summer months. to the shops and resort amenities. (Note that it can be quite shower and WC, hair dryer, TV, radio, intercom and tea/coffee There is a spacious reception area with comfortable sunlit lively in the street outside the sea facing rooms.) All 75 rooms making facilities. Spacious public rooms include a cocktail lounge and residents’ bar hosting regular entertainment, have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, bar, snooker room, impressive restaurant and several function as well as the public ‘Office Bar’ downstairs (with exterior tea/coffee making facilities, TV, central heating and intercom. rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar where access). A good wholesome menu choice is served in the Spacious cocktail bar/lounge and a magnificent restaurant entertainment is provided most evenings. Two lifts serve all downstairs restaurant. 75 bedrooms over three floors, all with which has its own large dance floor. Lift to all floors. floors (although the ground and lower ground floors are split bath or shower, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Two lifts Tel: 01493 332300 level and some stairs are unavoidable) Tel: 01323 722822 serve all floors. Tel. 01303 850075 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Cromer Skegness Scarborough Hotel De Paris Royal Hotel Cumberland A delightful hotel, occupying the finest position in Cromer, Situated in its own grounds at the southern end of the Very well situated on the South Cliff a few minutes’ walk from close to the shops and historic parish church and directly promenade, overlooking the sea and an easy stroll from the Spa complex, beach and town centre with excellent overlooking the pier and beach. All 61 bedrooms are centrally Skegness’s principal attractions. All 70 bedrooms are centrally views of the town from the north facing rooms. This excellent heated and are equipped with private bath or shower and heated with bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. All 86 WC, hair dryer, radio, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. facilities and TV. There is a lounge bar, games room and a bedrooms have central heating, private bath or shower Most are very spacious and have excellent views over the ballroom with entertainment two evenings per week. Lift and WC, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. sea or across the town to Cromer Woods. Superb reception serves all floors although there are some stairs to ground floor Entertainment is provided every evening in the ballroom. lounge, bar, games room and delightful dining room with rooms and the hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users. There is an attractive restaurant and quiet lounge. Lift serves dance floor. Lift (few stairs to some rooms). Tel: 01754 762301 all floors. Tel: 01263 513141 Guests 513191 Tel: 01723 361826 Guests: 362863 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 11