2018 GO Travel Show Exhibitors

GO Travel ShowShow days are busy days with many exhibitors to talk to, so to help you both re-connect with those you have already met and those you may not have had the chance to meet, we have created a virtual online catalogue of our exhibitors below.

Abacus Hotels

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With one hotel on the Norfolk coastline, one in the heart of East Anglia’s countryside and the other a short drive from the city of Peterborough, Abacus Hotels offer three very different surroundings for their venues across the East of England.

The hotels – Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, King’s Lynn, Le Strange Arms Hotel, Hunstanton and Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, Peterborough are group friendly destinations, each offering competitive group rates for accommodation and meal stops. They are close to a host of leading tourist attractions and ideal for visiting Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

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AGTO is an organisation set up twenty six years ago to protect organisers and promote group travel. As the organisation grew a branch structure was introduced where members could meet in their part of the country in interesting venues which could be good for a group visit. Nationally there is an event where both group organiser members and Associates (commercial supporters of the Association) can get together. Members receive a quarterly newsletter and regular updates on matters of interest as well as changes in legislation. A free legal help line is just one of many membership benefits.

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Alfa Travel Ltd

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Exceeding your expectations with quality, value for money coach holidays.

Alfa Travel is one of the UK’s most respected coach holiday companies with convenient local pick up points across the UK. We provide quality value for money coach holidays to the best resorts in the UK, Ireland and Western Europe. With a fantastic range of Leisureplex hotels around the country and an array of contacts with third party hoteliers in the UK, Ireland and on the Continent, Alfa Travel really can create your perfect and bespoke Group Holiday.

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Arena Travel

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Arena Travel for Groups is a small but professional team with over 30 year’s experience in organising holidays for groups. Our collection of escorted holidays includes; River Cruises, holidays by rail to Europe and beyond. Our award winning dedicated Group Travel Service Team has built an excellent reputation in the industry and will help with all aspects of your group’s requirements.

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Belmont House and Gardens

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Belmont is an elegant 18th Century house, built by Samuel Wyatt and home to six generations of the Harris family. It contains many mementos of the family’s history and travels, these include paintings by the Trinidadian artist Michel-Jean Cazabon, Indian silverware and perhaps the finest private clock collection in the country. The gardens contain a Pinetum complete with grotto, a walled ornamental garden, specimen trees and a large kitchen garden with Victorian greenhouses, all set in parkland.

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Betteshanger Park and Kent Mining Museum

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Celebrate Kent’s mining on heritage on the site of the county’s last working coal mine. Kent Mining Museum, opening later in 2018, will share and celebrate the story of energy in Kent – from coal mining through to sustainable energy. Be one of the first groups to step inside the museum and discover the unique and captivating heritage of the East Kent Coalfield.Kent Mining Museum is set within 250-acres of glorious parkland, sculpted from the spoil heap of Betteshanger Colliery. The Park offers a range of outdoor activities and events throughout the year.

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Bewl Water

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Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. The 800 acre site is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of the High Weald. Open all year, a visit to this stunning lake is fantastic family fun and great value.

Looking for healthy, outdoor fun for all ages and abilities? Bewl Water offers a fantastic range of leisure and recreational activities, including fishing, cycling and boating, on and around the reservoir with a centre, conference venue, restaurant and café on the shoreline.

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BH Live

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The Group Sales team at BH Live Tickets is dedicated to making coach and group travel tours to Bournemouth the most memorable experiences for years to come! Bespoke services for the travel trade include easy booking, group discounts, flexible payment options, priority booking for pre-show sales and a dedicated account manager. Relaxed, audio described and signed performances are available for some events. A coach drop off point is accessible outside the Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre with convenient parking nearby.

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Black Knight Historical

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From one costumed performer to a cast of thousands, Black Knight make history happen! Bringing history to life for all occasions, we have over twenty five years experience in historical research, management and performance.

We offer themed entertainment, lookalike characters and Royals through History, Hallowe’en events, King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table show, Victorian Christmas Fayre, Guy Fawkes, Saint George, Tribute acts, The Holly King [our green-robed Father Christmas], Pirates, Knights, Living Statues, and much more.

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Bluebell Railway

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The Bluebell Railway was the country’s first standard gauge railway and will soon be celebrating 60 years of steaming! Running through the open countryside of the glorious Sussex Weald the Bluebell Railway offers the opportunity to enjoy travel at a more leisurely pace. The brand new ‘SteamWorks’ at Sheffield Park Station, due to open in Summer 2018, will provide a new, innovative and exciting exhibition where visitors can learn and understand about the power and history of Steam. Open most weekends and daily April-end of September. Ideal for groups large and small. Generous discounts for groups of 15+.

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Bombay Sapphire invites you to uncover the secrets of our world-famous gin. Behind the doors of our historic distillery, Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, you can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire. Choose from an array of exciting distillery experiences. Learn about the ten botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique by exploring the iconic Glasshouses and watch the production of gin behind the scenes before enjoying a complimentary cocktail.

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Borde Hill Garden

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Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, is set in 200 acres of parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning vistas across the Ouse Valley viaduct. Listed Grade II by English Heritage, it is renowned for its rare shrubs and trees and boasts 78 Champion trees. It is laid out as intimate outdoor ‘rooms’ including the Rhododendron, Rose and Italian gardens. 2018 marks the 125th Anniversary since the current owners – the Stephenson Clarke family – purchased the Elizabethan Mansion House and to celebrate there are a number of special events throughout the season.

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Bournemouth & Poole – The Coast with the Most

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With 10 miles of award winning sandy beaches, Europe’s largest natural harbour and more than 2000 acres of parks and gardens, Bournemouth and Poole inspires group adventures on the South Coast.

Discover Bournemouth with its blue flag beaches, grade II listed Victorian gardens, parks and nature reserves, attractions, activities, restaurants and bars, shops, entertainment and quaint coastal villages.

Explore Poole – home to Europe’s biggest natural harbour, bustling quayside and historic old town. The harbour renders the area perfect for sailing, watersports and wildlife.

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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Passenger boat operator, running trips in Bristol City Dock and on rural stretches of the Avon. Famous for their Cream Tea Cruises and entertaining commentaries. Bristol Packet run four classic boats, all have W.C’s and bars on board providing hot and cold drinks. Catering for your party by arrangement.

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British Tourism & Travel Show 2019

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The British Tourism & Travel show is Britain & Ireland’s essential domestic tourism exhibition. Returning to the NEC on 20-21 March 2019 it is packed full of inspirational travel ideas to ensure that your forthcoming brochures, programmes and itineraries are fresh and innovative, even for the most seasoned traveller.

With over 270+ exhibitors from the length and breadth of the British Isles, a host of features and informative seminars, we are certain that you’ll have an enjoyable and productive day. Registration to the show is FREE!

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Brogdale Collections

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Discover the largest collection of fruit in the world at Brogdale. Each season offers something different from blossom through to harvest. Explore the orchards with a knowledgeable guide on foot or by tractor trailer and learn the interesting facts, stories and history surrounding the different varieties. FREE parking, group discount and disabled access and onsite café/restaurant.

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Brooklands Museum

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Spend a whole day out at Brooklands Museum and see vintage cars, aircraft, motorcycles and bicycles & London Buses. Take a supersonic virtual ‘flight’ on board Concorde, the fastest passenger aircraft ever flown, or drive a McLaren F1 Simulator car! There are simulator rides taking you around the Brooklands Track or flying with the Red Arrows & inside a WW2 Hangar is the Brooklands Aircraft Factory with interactive displays amongst sections of aircraft and exhibits from 80 years of aviation. After sitting in a cockpit, refuel in the Sunbeam Café in the 1907 Clubhouse or browse the Museum Shop.

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Brunel’s SS Great Britain

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Bristol’s No1 Tourist Attraction; Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. Step back in time when you board & discover the ship that changed the world. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. A new Museum ‘Being Brunel’ will be a dedicated place where Brunel’s inventive genius will be celebrated with never-seen-before personal artefacts.

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City & Village Tours

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Wholesale Tour Operator providing Day Trips, UK SleepOvers & Holidays and London theatre tickets to UK groups and coach and tour operators. Founded in 1988 and the winner of 16 national awards for Best Guided Tours and Best Overall Group Supplier.

Over the past thirty years we have set a standard that’s hard to match for entertaining and quirky days out and now holidays designed for groups who like to see a lot without walking too far. Book West End theatre tickets with us and pay just four weeks before the show and never risk losing a penny in deposits for day trips and holidays.

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City Cruises Poole

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Dorset’s coastline was the first natural site in England to make it onto UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Departing from Poole, City Cruises Poole offer variety of cruises and private charters enabling you to see this magnificent landscape. Enjoy Harbour Cruises around Europe’s largest natural harbour, Jurassic Cruises passing an incredible rock formations and famous Old Harry’s Rocks and cruises to the popular resort of Swanage. Take a ride in a steam train, see the 11th century Corfe Castle and make it a day to remember!

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CoachMarque is the internationally recognised quality standard for the UK coach industry. Operators in the accreditation scheme are independently audited regularly to ensure they meet benchmark standards in safety, customer service and operational excellence.

The complimentary transfers to the show today have been provided by CoachMarque approved operators.

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Coca-Cola London Eye

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Truly captivating and a ’must-do’ experience, the Coca-Cola London Eye has been one of London’s top visitor experiences for over a decade. Soaring up to 135 meters high, the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel offers 30 minutes of mesmerizing 360° views of the capital and its most famous landmarks! Located just below the London Eye is the Coca-Cola London Eye River Cruise.

This 40 minute award winning circular sightseeing cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that truly brings the city to life. Groups 10+ save on an combination booking of the two attractions.

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Condor Ferries

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Condor Ferries offers fast ferries from Poole to Guernsey, Jersey & St Malo. Great rates for all routes for groups and special trade group day trip rates. Save up to 50% off high street prices in our on-board duty free shop.

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Constantinou Bros Hotels

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Constantinou Bros Hotels operate four excellent 4 and 5 star hotels in the beautiful Cypriot resort of Paphos.

All are located on the beach front and only 20 minutes from Paphos Airport. They make excellent hotels for groups looking to explore the island or partake in many activities.

The hotels specialise in bowls, dancing, bridge and have recently opened a bespoke cycling facility. With four excellent golf courses nearby, endless options for walking and seeking out the culture of the island, Paphos is the perfect base for any group looking to enjoy the perfect all year round climate.

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Continuum Attractions

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We are the leading name in cultural visitor attractions in the UK. Our unique and diverse portfolio offers the perfect choice for your group visit. From the UK’s first home of chocolate in the heart of Yorkshire to the dizzy heights and dramatic views of the south coast.

Discover castles, woodland adventures and Chaucer’s tales, hidden streets and TV secrets.

With preferential rates and fantastic group benefits, visit now.

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CroisiEurope Cruises

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Competitive pricing, focusing on the individual, and constant innovation have all led to numerous awards, voted for by the public.

Established 42 years ago, CroisiEurope has pioneered river cruising on the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Over the years, this family owned company has become Europe’s leading river cruise operator; now owning, managing and operating 50 river ships, including six barges that are perfect to experience gliding along the tranquil waters within France.

Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, visit your favourite European destinations with CroisiE.

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Cruise and Maritime Voyages

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Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain’s leading independent cruise line and 2018 heralds our ninth year of operating no fly cruises from a choice of 11 UK ports.

We believe our smaller more intimate ships offer a leisurely and traditional home from home country house style of cruising with the emphasis very much on personal service and going that extra mile. That’s why over 40% of our passengers cruise with us again and again and why over 95% of our guests are satisfied and enjoy their cruising experience with CMV.

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Daish’s Holidays

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Groups travelling to Daish’s hotels come in many shapes and sizes from smaller groups of 15 joining an existing Daish’s tour in one of our usual pick-up areas to whole hotel bookings. Groups can travel to Daish’s hotels using our fleet of coaches or their own coach.

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David Urquhart Travel

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David Urquhart Travel umbrella have been delivering exceptional group holidays and customer service since 1983. We have carried over 3 million passengers across the British Isles and Europe building strong relationships with all supplier types allowing us to provide an excellent package service including accommodation, transport and day out activities.

Whether exploring Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales all our customers receive an excellent service that has been awarded recognition in the industry.

From up to 4 free places for your group, see us at Kempton Park for even more offers.

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Discover Animals

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Discover Animals is an extensive online guide to attractions and wildlife experiences. It covers animal, bird and sealife collections in both Britain and Europe, global wildlife and conservation holidays plus information about how visitors can get involved with conservation, volunteering, membership schemes and adoptions.

Visit the stand to find out more about the resources for wildlife enthusiasts and educational groups that Discover Animals has to offer and how to sign up for a newsletter with all the latest updates, reviews and recommendations.

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Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns

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Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns is an online guide to exploring some of the country’s many unique and distinctive towns. GTOs and travel trade professionals can use the site to discover destinations to visit with their groups as well as ideas for interesting stopovers on journeys across Britain.

Discover towns with festivals, learn about local churches and popular culture, gain insights into the past and much much more.

Learn more about the website and pickup information about some of Surrey’s popular towns, as well as those in the nearby counties of Kent and Essex by visiting the stand.

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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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The Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park is recognised as an award winning attraction and conservation centre for Rare Breed Heavy Horses and the last centre in the UK to home the five main British breeds! Explore many historic exhibits within the park including NEW for 2018 WW1 trenches. Relax and enjoy fascinating daily displays, presentations and talks delivered with passion! Take a carriage ride pulled by the mighty ‘Suffolk Punch UNO’ admiring some of Dorset’s finest scenery. For the young and the young at heart why not have a go at driving a vintage tractor! There’s so much to see do and learn!

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Dunster in Exmoor

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The Yarn Market Hotel, situated in the very centre of Dunster village provides accommodation for individuals and groups. Special interest breaks cover walking holidays, jazz, choral and orchestral music, painting, garden tours, history, heritage and cultural breaks. Groups are especially welcome. Nearby attractions include West Somerset Railway, Dunster Castle & Gardens and Exmoor National Park. We also run the Exmoor-Walking-Holidays Club for regular guided walking breaks throughout the year including the South West Coast Path.

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Exmoor Walking Holidays

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Exmoor Walking Holidays based at the Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster provides guided walks over Exmoor National Park. Self guided walks are also available. Long distance paths in the area include the South West Coast Path, Coleridge Way, West Somerset Coast Path and Macmillan Way West. A drying and boot room is available and walking groups are especially welcome. Local transport assistance can be provided for linear walks.

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French Brothers River Thames Boat Trips

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French Brothers have a fleet of 12 passenger boats on the River Thames offering daily public sailings, trips tailored to coach groups and private charters for events and parties. Based at Windsor, Maidenhead and Runnymede, French Brothers boats can accommodate large groups of up to 180 passengers but also have vessels for smaller groups and even have options for less than 25 if required. Amongst the fleet are two beautiful steam boats. Nuneham and Streatley have both undergone sympathetic restorations. With gleaming brass, teak decks and polished woodwork they are the finest examples of their kind.

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Go Ape Tilgate Park, Crawley

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Tree Top Adventure: rope ladders are your gateway to a hidden world. High-speed zips, free-fall Tarzan swings and daring crossings. High in the canopy, tree top obstacles are the ultimate test of balance and nerve. Get your Tribe’s blood pumping with hours of action-packed adventure. Tree Top Junior: whether you’re swinging by their side in the trees or cheering them on from below, you’ll be amazed how much taller little monkeys walk after conquering the course. Tree Top Junior courses are designed for monkeys aged 6-12. Over 13s can join grown-up Gorillas on the full-scale Tree Top Adventure.

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Greatdays Travel Group

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Greatdays is one of the leading group travel tour operators in the UK for both incoming and outgoing tourism serving London, Great Britain, Europe and Worldwide destinations. We offer an exciting range of tailor made group holidays, trips and tours by coach, train or air. We also offer a range of exclusive tours and entertainment breaks along with a small but growing range of tours available for individuals to book on line. We were recently awarded Disneyland® Paris’ ‘Top Performing Leisure Group Partner’ for 2017, the third consecutive year, which is a prestigious business accolade.

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Groups Direct

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Groups Direct are The Group Experience & Travel Company who have changed the face of the groups market. From days out to theatre packages, events and GETAWAYS, this innovative company can offer you everything. Groups Direct have also expanded their product range under the GETAWAYS name, offering a range of overnight stays across the country, with fantastic itineraries. The GETAWAYS now also include cruises!

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Harry Shaw Group Travel

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Harry Shaw Group Travel is an ABTA and ATOL bonded Tour Operator, established for over 50 years. We pride ourselves on our personal, professional service, offering mainly bespoke holidays travelling either by coach or air to destinations within the UK and Europe to our ever-growing variety of groups. Owning and operating our large fleet of modern, executive touring coaches driven by our experienced drivers allows us to monitor and maintain the high standards our valued GTOs have come to expect over the years. Please come along for a chat with their experienced Groups Manager – Ian Pearson.

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Herstmonceux Castle

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Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory Science Centre. Two great attractions in one stunning location!

Herstmonceux estate was once home to the world famous Royal Greenwich Observatory that relocated from London to the clearer skies of Sussex in the 1940s and 50s. The legacy of that time is a fascinating visitor experience that combines science, history and astronomy in a truly picturesque setting.

The moated 15th Century Castle, the oldest brick building of note still standing in England, with its tranquil gardens, never fails to impress Group tours of the castle can be arranged at extra charge.

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Hever Castle

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Hever Castle & Gardens offers a memorable day out for all. The romantic double moated castle in the Weald of Kent is famous for being the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.

Its splendid panelled rooms contain fine furniture, tapestries, an important collection of Tudor portraits and artefacts including two Books of Hours signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn.

Discover magnificent award-winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds at Hever Castle. The gardens are home to an ever-changing display of wonderful plants and shrubs throughout the seasons.

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High Beeches Gardens

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A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, High Beeches is a botanical treasure trove of rare trees and shrubs. The natural woodland landscape has been sensitively planted to create a garden of beauty and tranquillity.

In spring, magnolias and camellias are under planted with swathes of daffodils and in early summer, woodland glades and vistas are carpeted with bluebells and filled with the colour and fragrance of rhododendrons and azaleas. In June the ancient wildflower meadow is spectacular and in August the willow gentians flourish here. In Autumn, nyssas and maples bring stunning colour.

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Historic Royal Palaces

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Historic Royal Palaces is the charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

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Houses of Parliament

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Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament

Throughout 2018 the Houses of Parliament will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage in the UK with a summer exhibition and themed events linked to the centenary. Visitors can also enjoy a unique and vivid glimpse into the activities of a busy 21st century working building. Highlights include following the route taken by the Queen at State Opening and seeing inside both the Lords and Commons Chambers. A popular add-on to a tour of the Houses of Parliament is afternoon tea.

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Hush Heath Estate

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Hidden away in beautiful Kent countryside near Staplehurst, Hush Heath is a 400-acre family owned Tudor Estate, with vast ancient oak woodlands, vineyards, apple orchards and a state-of-the-art Winery. At its heart lies Hush Heath Manor which was built in 1503 and has become home to the Balfour-Lynn family since the 1980s.

Hush Heath produces a range of award-winning English wines & ciders, including the Balfour Brut Rosé our iconic pink fizz. The Estate is open all year round for tours and tastings.

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IOW Tours

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Specialist in Holidays and Events for Groups across the UK, IOW Tours was winner of 2017 Group Travel Award for Best Tour Operator for Groups. Offering holidays across the British Isles, Channel Islands and Europe, no matter when or where you and your group want to go on holiday, we usually know a great little place!

With a Special Events Department working hand in hand with Group Organisers, we deliver specialist holidays from Dancing Weekends, Bowls Tours and Annual Ex-Servicemen’s Reunions, to Bridge Holidays, Sporting Tours, Gold Entertainment Breaks and much more.

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Isle of Wight

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Just four miles off England’s South Coast, the Island has so much to offer group visitors. Find golden beaches, exciting attractions and events and great walking and cycling routes; explore thatched villages, seaside resorts and interesting towns – all quite different from each other. And make the most of the mild climate with a host of spectacular outdoor events from music and walking festivals to sailing regattas and classic car shows.

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Jetstream Tours

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Discover tales of the River Medway and Thames Estuary with Jetstream Tours! Either sit back and relax on our passenger boat or the more adventurous thrill seekers hold on tight to your seat aboard the jet boat, as we sail past Chatham Historic Dockyard and Upnor Castle. In 2018, join us for day trips departing from: Rochester, Southend and Gravesend. See our website for more details about our day trips, red sand towers trips, special events and for private hire enquiries. Jetstream Tours is also the operator of the Gravesend to Tilbury ferry service connecting Kent and Essex.

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Kent Attractions

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Over 60 ideas for great group trips all featured in our 2018 ‘Best Places to Visit in Kent’ leaflet which also contains a useful map.

Complimentary Pass available to group organisers to assist in the planning of day trips.

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Kent Life

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Kent Life Heritage Farm Park has much to offer group visitors with tours which can include the buildings and also the hop gardens and orchards, delivered with a taste of nostalgia. Coach parking is easy and there is a land train to run you to the top of the hill. The farm animals are friendly and delightful to visit, whilst extensive play areas are fun for younger visitors. Groups are welcome to our events with our Hop n’ Harvest Beer Festival and Apple and Cider Festival being very popular, but check out our website for other events during the year. Visit the gorgeous Dotty’s Tea Room.

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Landor Travel Publications

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Landor Travel Publications’ portfolio includes group travel publications – including the first national group travel magazine GTO magazine – annual group travel awards and group travel shows around Britain. We have also developed two specialist websites Discover Animals and Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns.

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Macknade Fine Foods

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Macknade Fine Foods is one of the country’s leading food halls, housing over 10,000 sq.ft of food & drink from around the globe, as well as its home in Kent.

Produce ranges from local cheese to exotic fruit, handmade cakes to craft beer…all of which is used in the adjacent Macknade Café!

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Madame Tussauds London

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Meet the world’s most influential people.

With more than 250 years of extraordinary history, what began as a historic wax museum has transformed into a fully immersive attraction that will bring your group face to face with the famous faces that have shaped the world as we know it today.

Groups 10+ save up to 30% on advance bookings.

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Maidstone Attractions

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Maidstone has some wonderful attractions and events.

Groups enjoy days out along the River on the Kentish Lady, especially the new tour to Allington Castle. Other attractions include to Maidstone Museum, with the Ancient Lives Gallery being very popular and this summer Paul Kidby, who is the best known illustrator of Terry Prachett’s Discworld books, will have an exhibition there.

Mote Park has a fantastic Food Festival “Shemomedjamo”, Rambin Man, The Big Day Out and 80’s Night bring brilliant music, Oktoberfest and Proseco Fest bring fun. Tours of the historic Mote Park and Cobtree Manor Park can be organised.

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Marsham Court Hotel

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The award-winning Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth has been catering expertly for groups for decades and as a result, many tour operators return year after year. As well as offering all the comforts you would expect from a former Bournemouth Hotel of the Year, the 95-bedroom Marsham Court overlooks Bournemouth Bay and is just a five minute walk to Bournemouth beach and the town centre.

The hotel offers free parking for cars and coaches. New for 2018 is a 1500-square foot huge sprung oak dance floor which can accommodate up to 100 dancers.

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Marwell Zoo

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Explore the wonders of the natural world at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester. From ring-tailed lemurs to majestic giraffes, and curious meerkats to stunning snow leopards, the 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Discover a mind-blowing range of new animal species and exotic plants in Marwell’s new Tropical House – a brand new £8m exhibit. Share the habitat and enjoy uninterrupted, close-up views of new, colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects, amongst more than 600 plants from over 60 different species!

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Mill Rythe by Away Resorts

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Away Resorts is a UK holiday park operator, with 6 parks in Lincolnshire, Isle of Wight, North Wales, Hampshire, Hayling Island & Essex. Each Away Resorts park makes the most of its unique and beautiful surroundings and has its own individual appeal. And our parks are jam-packed with fantastic facilities and great entertainment to keep every member of the family grinning from ear to ear.

Our team are on a mission: to make your break brilliant. We love seeing people have fun, and our friendly and capable attitude is part of the unique Away Resorts atmosphere.

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Mount Ephraim Gardens

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Edwardian gardens with a story to tell.

Home to the Dawes family for over 300 years, these ten glorious acres of terraced gardens feature a Japanese rock garden, lake, water garden, arboretum and spectacular grass maze.

The elaborate and unusual topiary in clipped yew truly captures the imagination, and the millennium Rose garden and traditional border complete this stunning area.

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Nausicaá, located in Boulogne Sur Mer on the seafront, is more than just a mere aquarium: it is the largest exhibit in Europe dedicated to the discovery and protection of the marine world.

With more than 58,000 animals, Nausicaá is an incredible destination for families and school trips.

Marvel at the majestic pelagic rays and hammerhead sharks, explore the beauties of the tropical lagoon, attend the medical training of the sea lions and many more experiences!

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Norman Allen Group Travel

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Founded in 1972, we are a group travel company, dedicated to providing quality British, Irish, European and Worldwide tours by coach and air.

Our high level of repeat custom is testament to our many satisfied clients, be they special interest groups, or just like minded friends.

We arrange tailor-made tours to your specific requirements and for your complete peace of mind include FREE Group Travel Organiser’s Liability Cover.

We are ABTA members (W9928) and our ATOL number is 3683.

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One Warwick Park Hotel

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Composed of thirty nine rooms and suites and a range of entertainment spaces, One Warwick Park Hotel brings a luxury guest experience to the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

With a choice of spaces from intimate areas for small Business Meetings or a Cocktail Reception to the impressive Function Room for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception, Christmas Party or large Corporate Event, One Warwick Park Hotel is the perfect venue.

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Penshurst Place & Gardens

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Penshurst Place & Gardens is a privately owned stately home in the Weald of Kent.

Featuring over 11 acres of formal gardens displaying variety and colour throughout the seasons, woodland walks, a large adventure playground, expansive parkland and a myriad of staterooms, including the medieval Baron’s Hall; Penshurst Place offers visitors of all ages entertainment and enjoyment on every visit.

Once owned by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge, Penshurst Place now rests safely in the hands of the Sidney family, who have owned the estate since 1552.

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Potters Resort

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Potters Resort is the first 5 Star privately owned Holiday village in UK, set in 65 acres reaching down to the sea where Norfolk meets Suffolk and is the perfect venue for Group Holidays.

Throughout the year Potters offers a fantastic range of short breaks to suit every taste.

Potters offer a unique experience with almost everything included in the price from bungalow accommodation, full board including 4 meals a day, extensive sport and leisure facilities, a full daytime activity programme and first class entertainment each evening in the state of the art Atlas Theatre.

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RedRoutemaster.com are a transport company with a difference. Our beautiful fleet of restored, vintage Routemasters are available for tours, transfers, private events – pretty much anything you can think of!

We pride ourselves on our service levels and work hard with all our clients to create bespoke, memorable experiences for their passengers.

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Royal Albert Hall Tours

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See inside the Royal Albert Hall on a guided tour of London’s famous music venue, and walk in the footsteps of the world’s greatest performers, musicians, sports stars and states people. Get an engaging insight into the venue’s rich history and the chance to catch the artists in rehearsal.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew comprises Kew Gardens near Richmond, Surrey and Wakehurst in East Sussex. Kew Gardens is home to the world’s largest collection of living plants and is recognised as being the greatest botanic gardens in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is just 30 minutes from central London.

Wakehurst is Kew’s wild garden, covering over 500 acres of beautiful terrain 20 miles north of Brighton. It is home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the most important conservation project of its kind anywhere in the world.

Special group rates apply at both sites.

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Royal Engineers Museum

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Kent’s largest military museum, telling the story of the Royal Engineers and how they have helped the British Army live, move and fight for over 300 years.

With highlights including 25 Victoria Crosses, Wellington’s map of Waterloo, Chard’s weapons from the Zulu War, an amazing collection of bridge laying tanks, Chinese silks, the world’s first guided torpedo, Indian battle axes, a huge piece of the Berlin Wall, Zulu shields, a Harrier Jump Jet and an enormous V2 rocket, the Museum’s collection has been designated as being of historical and international importance.

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Royal Horticultural Society

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2018 is set to be an exciting year at the Royal Horticultural Society.

We may have been inspiring a love of gardens for over 200 years, but over the next two years we will be making some of the most exciting and significant changes in our history, with developments across all our gardens and shows, from stunning new horticultural experiences in the gardens themselves to new restaurants and entertainment areas.

We aim to make a day at an RHS Garden or Flower show a highlight of your group’s year, and with so much more on offer in 2018 there has simply been no better time to visit the RHS.

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Salomons Estate

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Salomons Estate, which combines a beautiful setting with comprehensive conferencing facilities, has 12 fully-equipped meeting and event spaces, ideal for large conferences and seminars or smaller business and group meetings. With a broad and flexible range of rooms available, we are guaranteed to have a space that suits your needs.

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Get closer to the world’s oceans as shoals of glittering fish swim along beside you and Giant Green Sea Turtles glide slowly overhead. Take a plunge into the deep shark infested waters of the Pacific Ocean and stop by Penguin Point to enjoy the curious nature of Gentoo penguins before entering the mysterious world of jellyfish in the Ocean Invaders experience.

Do you also dare brave the bugs in the brand new for 2018 rainforest experience?

Groups save up to 30% on advance bookings.

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Shepherd Neame

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Beer, the ‘Drink of England’, has been produced in Faversham for over 850 years and the Shepherd Neame Brewery, set in the heart of this historic market town, has been part of this tradition for well over 300 of those years. Brewery tours give an insight into the history, tradition and industry that has made ales, especially Kentish ales, such an important part of our national culture. From here expert guides will take your group through the busy working brewery revealing the mix of traditional and modern technology used to produce their Kentish Ales and speciality lagers.

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St Paul’s Cathedral

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St Paul’s Cathedral, whose famous dome dominates London’s skyline, is England’s architectural masterpiece and place of national celebration. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the present cathedral is now over 300 years old. Discover the Crypt, the monuments, the art, the Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics, and one of the best views in London from the Golden Gallery. In total you have five levels available to explore.

Multimedia guides are included with admission or perhaps opt to book a Cathedral guide for a private group tour or for a special Triforium tour.

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Sussex Prairie Garden

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Featured on BBC Gardeners World, crammed with colour, this eight acre garden features huge borders interlaced with small pathways allowing the visitor to get right inside the plantings of unusual herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses. Teas and delicious homemade food available. Unusual Plants for sale in the specialist plant nursery. Sculpture and artworks available to buy. Events including outdoor theatre, music and craft workshops throughout the summer. Large Indian summer Bazaar at the end of August and Unusual Plant & Garden Fair at the beginning of September.

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Sussex Top Attractions

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A consortium of 66 tourist attractions in Sussex. Members include the National Trust and English Heritage and Sussex Archaeological Society properties. There are castles, stately homes, many lovely gardens, steam railways, wildlife attractions, beach and family fun, working museums…in fact, so much that’s entertaining and exciting from all over Sussex, making for some great days out. Visit the Sussex Top Attractions stand and bona-fide GTOs can claim a complimentary Trade Pass. This enables two people to visit free of charge a selection of six Sussex attractions for familiarisation visits.

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Swanage Railway

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Swanage Railway is the picture postcard branch line to the seaside.

Steam trains run for six miles, weaving their way through the beautiful Purbeck countryside from Norden, home of the Purbeck Mineral Mining Museum, past the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle to the sandy beach of Swanage.

Swanage Railway offers an heritage steam train service with departures up to every 40 minutes in the summer season. Evening dining, luncheon and cream tea services complement themed events, including steam and diesel galas and our acclaimed Santa Specials and Christmas Belles during the festive season.

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The Boulonnais Region

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Twenty five minutes from the Channel Tunnel, Le Boulonnais has a great diversity of beauties; Boulogne sur Mer City of Art and History and first fishing port in France, home town of Nausicaa the biggest aquarium in Europe.

The Belle époque and high class sea side resorts of Wimereux and Hardelot.

The sand beaches of le Portel and Equihen Plage where nature and a charming way of life dominate.

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The Jockey Club Racecourses

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The Jockey Club look after 15 different Racecourses across the UK, including Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs, Newmarket and Sandown Park. Come and visit us for help in planning the perfect day at the races!

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The Musical Museum

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The Musical Museum is home to a wonderful collection of self-playing mechanical musical instruments.

From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in our concert hall, you can listen to and learn about an impressive array of reproducing pianos, orchestrions, pipe organs and violin players.

The museum’s theatre space hosts a variety of musical concerts, films and dances throughout the year.

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The Observatory Science Centre

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The Observatory Science Centre and Herstmonceux Castle. Two great attractions in one stunning location!

Herstmonceux estate was once home to the world famous Royal Greenwich Observatory that relocated from London to the clearer skies of Sussex in the 1940s and 50s. The legacy of that time is a fascinating visitor experience that combines science, history and astronomy in a truly picturesque setting. A short distance from the castle is the Observatory Science Centre with its distinctive green copper domes that still house some of the largest telescopes in the country.

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The Savill Garden

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Visit The Savill Garden and explore eight distinct gardens to discover rare plants and stunning seasonal displays. Have a bite to eat at the new Savill Garden Kitchen or treat yourselves to a cream tea in The Gallery Café.

Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop and Plant Centre with a wide range of tempting garden inspired gifts, seasonal goods and plants grown in the Royal Gardens.

It’s more than just a day-out for everyone. Visit today and get back to nature in a place where there’s room to breathe.

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The View from The Shard

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The View from The Shard is a tourist attraction based in London’s tallest building: The Shard. The attraction offers visitors 360 degree views of the city from two different viewing platforms, on level 69 and level 72.

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Travel Editions Group Travel

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Travel Editions was set up 24 years ago to offer a range of tours which would appeal to “travellers” not “tourists”. We have come a long way since then and offer a vast portfolio of tours from a hotel holiday in Mallorca to discovering St Petersburg’s Imperial Splendour and so much more. Every Group Tour is tailor made to your requirements. No destination is too far and no itinerary too complicated, no matter how large or small your group is. From short breaks in the UK & Europe, to adventurous Long Haul holidays. To find out more contact our groups team today!

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Travelsphere Groups

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The dedicated award-winning team at Travelsphere Groups has been successfully helping group travel organisers with their travel plans for over 20 years.

With a fantastic range of fully escorted holidays and river cruises, all accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable Tour Managers, there is something for every interest and budget, and Glen and Rebecca will be on hand to help you every step of the way, from initial enquiry to a follow-up call when you return from your trip.

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Visit Faversham

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Faversham, the oldest market town in Kent and recorded in the Doomsday book, is packed with history and located on a beautiful winding creek. An amazing array of independent shops and street markets, a reputation for fine foods and fascinating places to visit are all things which combine to make Faversham and the surrounding areas the perfect choice for a day out.

Located on a winding creek, Faversham is a unique treat, filled with half-timbered buildings and a full range of independent shops.

Abbey Street – described as ‘Britain’s finest medieval street’ – will take you down to Standard Quay which is well worth a visit.

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Visit Saffron Walden

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Saffron Walden is a delightful medieval market town located in north-west Essex.

It has a rich heritage of old buildings, including St Mary’s Church, the largest and one of the most beautiful parish churches in Essex.

On the north side of town is Bridge End Garden, a newly restored Victorian garden of great charm, which contains a wonderful yew hedge maze and sunken Dutch Garden. A market has been held here since 1141, and market days are now Tuesdays and Saturdays with shoppers enjoying browsing and buying goods from a variety of market stalls.

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Visit Surrey

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Visit Surrey is the official Destination Management Organisation for Surrey. It works closely with all the major visitor attractions, hotels and local authorities to promote our County to local residents, UK, and overseas visitors.

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We are the European rail experts and your one stop shop for rail tickets and passes across France and the rest of Europe.

Whether it’s a Eurostar service to Paris or the French Alps, a local train in Spain or a high-speed TGV to Switzerland or Italy, travelling by train is the perfect way to explore the Continent.

High speed services continue to reduce journey times and trains are modern, spacious and comfortable. Voyages-sncf puts this European high speed network at your fingertips and have a dedicated groups department for 10 or more passengers offering discounted fares!

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Warner Leisure Hotels

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Warner Leisure Hotels offer groups more than just a place to stay. All of our breaks include hearty breakfasts, sumptuous three-course evening meals, daytime activities and live entertainment.

With 13 stunning locations across England and Wales including country houses, coastal villages and even a castle, there’s something for everyone at Warner – and we’re just for grown-ups!

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West Somerset Steam Railway

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England’s longest heritage steam railway.

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years.

The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is also renowned as the burial place of kings and queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists.

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Wicked – The Musical

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WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University; the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. With WICKED celebrating over 11 SPELLBINDING years, there has never been a better time to discover the captivating story – featuring the show-stopping song ‘Defying Gravity’ – that has made it ‘the most popular show in the West End’ (Time Out London).

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

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One of the iconic sporting venues of all times invites you to embark on an award winning tour behind the scenes to soak up the atmosphere of tennis’ greatest event all led by very entertaining Blue Badge Guides. The museum features fantastic virtual reality, holograms and amazing exhibits whilst exploring the history of the game from its royal origins to the professional sport it is today. Open throughout the year come and sample the delights of leafy SW19 – strawberries and cream optional.

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World Heritage

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World Heritage manages five dynamic visitor attractions: the Tutankhamun Exhibition which recreates the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures; the Dinosaur Museum where fossils, skeletons, and life–size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands-on displays; 100 years of teddy bears in the Teddy Bear Museum; Mummies of the Pharoahs and The Terracotta Warriors, which presents the legacy of China’s first emperor. Group Packages, combined tickets and guided tours available. All attractions are in the centre of the historic county town of Dorchester, making them ideal destination for groups and/or coach parties.

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Worthing Coaches

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When choosing Worthing Coaches as your coach provider you can rest assured you will be receiving a first class service which provides comfort, flexibility and a truly personal service.

We work hard to deliver the highest levels of service and value to our customers and look forward to meeting you to discuss the benefits we can offer you.

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