Tour Program 1996
All prices inclusive of airfare from Newark or J.F.K. (New York)


If the thought of hearing:
"OK everyone, back on the bus!"
doesn't appeal to you, then join us.

We offer escorted small group tours where you are never just "one of the crowd". For one all-inclusive price you get friendly, expert local guides, your choice of character accommodations in welcoming English or Irish host families; a Scottish Lakeside Hotel; a lovely Victorian vicarage and a program that offers a unique opportunity to "be a guest, not a tourist".



BEAUTIFUL SUSSEX
Whether you frequently visit England or dream of going there, surely there is no better place to begon your stay than in the gentle, rolling coutnry side of Sussex where the Download and the white cliffs look over the English Channel towards Europe. Country churches, pubs, traditional villages, and the charming hill towns combine to encapsulate the spirit of this intimate tour.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Brighton Royal Pavilion | Castles at Hever, Arundel, Bodiam | Charming hill towns of Lewes & Rye | Battle Abbey-site of Battle of Hastings | Homes & Gardens of Kipling, Churchill & Anne Boleyn | London Sightseeing: Tower of London, etc. | Local crafts and museums

Tour DatesHost Home5 Star Hotel
April 18 - 29$1795 DB&B$2534 PP/DO DB&B
June 20 - July 1$1995 DB&B$2725 PP/DO DB&B
Sept. 5 - 16$1995 DB&B$2725 PP/DO DB&B


THE LAKE DISTRICT
An area of outstanding visual beauty - home to writers, poets and artists - the English Lakes will captivate yoiu in all their many moods. A former vicarage situated in the heart of the National Park at Ambleside provides lovely "character" en suite accommodations for us.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Beatrix Potter's Hill Top home | Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere | Hadrian's Wall & Vindalanda Fort | Beamish Living History Museum | Aysgarth Falls | The Yorkshire Dales (setting for the TV series "All Creatures Great and Small") | Holker Hall - Stately homes and gardens | Stay at Old Vicarage (pictured on the right)

Tour DatesOld VicarageQueen's Hotel
May 9 - 20$1995 PP/DO
$2075 singles B&B
$2205 PP/DO
Singles available DB&B


THE GARDEN TOUR
Come with us as we explore the beauty and diversity of the English Garden - the great, the small and the delightfully different. The tour is led by a professional landscape artist and horticulturist who shares her knowledge and love of English gardens with us.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Sissinghurst's Garden "Rooms" | Cottage, Herb & specialty gardens | Chartwell, Churchill's house and garden | Hever Castle, Italian Lake and gardens | Bateman's - Kipling's house and garden
PRIVATE TOURS
Great Dixter - home of the respected garden writer Christopher Lloyd | Royal Horticultural Society Headquarters at Wisley | Oxford University's Botanic and college gardens

Tour DatesHost Home5 Star Hotel
July 25 - Aug. 5$2450 DB&B$3375 PP/DO DB&B


SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS
The movies "Rob Roy" and "Braveheart" reminded us of all of the stirring scenery and the awesome beauty of Scotland. Join us as we journey throught this majestic land.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Edinburgh (2 Nights) | Fort William (5 nights) | Loch Ness | Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) | Isle of Skye; Oban; Mull & Duart Castle | Callander & Rob Roy's Grave | Eilean Donan Castle | Inverary Castle - Highland Games | Traditional Scottish evenings - a stirring event guaranteed to have you checking out your ancestors and claims to your own clan "tartan"!

Tour DatesHotel DB&B
July 11 - 19$2150 PP/DO
$2350 Singles (limited availability)


IRELAND
Come back in time and be captivated by the spirit of Ireland and her people. We chose the southwest region for the unsurpassed beauty of its rugged coastline, magnificent countryside and superb hospitality - an unforgettable journey.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Cork City - its churches, cathedrals and lively atmosphere, traditional pubs and Irish music | The Ring of Kerry and the Lakes of Killarney | Blarney Castle | Cobh and the Queenstown Exhibit | The Rock of Cashel - ancient seat of Irish Kings | Waterford Glass and Jamison Whiskey | Sub-tropical Garinish Island & Italian gardens | Fishing villages & ports: historic forts & more

Tour DatesHost Home4 Star Hotel B&B
June 6 - 17$2195 PP DB&B$3225 PP/DO
$2775 Single

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