We currently operate a number of group bookings each year. These include Ashton Probus Club, Pewterspear & Surrounding Area Probus Club, Rossendale Wednesday Walkers, New Mills U3A, Middleton Heartbeat plus a few more.
As the majority of our groups have been going with us for at least 4 years so we feel we must be doing something right.
We can cater for all types of groups. If there's 10 or 100 of you, or, you want a day out to Blackpool or 12 days in touring the Tuscan countryside with ferries, hotels and attractions included.
To be honest most of our groups are between 25 and 53 in number, in the ‘older' age bracket and are looking for a good quality five or six day break in this British Isles.
So how does it work - I hear you ask.
Firstly you and you colleagues, members, friends decide that you all get on so well that you'd like to spend a few days away in each other's company.
Next, you contact us, our Tours Manager Lesley to be precise, and roughly tell here your requirements, number of days, the area you would like to visit, roughly how many there are of you and the breakdown of rooms required. You can also advise of what you would also like to include for example visits to local places of interest, lunches whilst you're out and anything else you may wish to include. Finally, and very importantly, your budget!
Once Lesley has that information she will match that against our vast array of locations, hotels and attractions that we have dealings with, and many we currently don't yet deal with.
Lesley will then provide your group with a number of different options all priced to suit. You can then go away and discuss it with your friends / members.
Once you decide to come with us it's all plain sailing. We'll take details of all your travelling companions. Under your instruction we'll allocate seats on the coach, bedrooms at the hotels, any special requests. If you have a favourite driver I'm sure we can sort that, we can also arrange for the driver to meet you prior to the tour.
As with all our holidays the booking is covered by our BCH Bond – see our main brochure for full details.
So what are you waiting for?
Below are a few recent extracts from Group organisers
"It was nice to hear from you earlier on today - you beat me to it. As I mentioned the holiday went very well. Everyone appeared to be quite complimentary about it. Miriam (the driver) was her usual cheerful self and attended to all our needs, a pleasure to work with. Once again, Lesley, thank-you for all your help with this holiday. It was much appreciated."
"Thank you very much indeed for all your efforts on our behalf for our Isle of Man holiday last week. This was also due in no small measure to the help and cooperation of Brent who was absolutely first class and a really good ambassador for Ellen Smith."
"Really good trip enjoyed by all. Busy itinerary for 'old guys', but it worked. Richard, by the way, was great and if he was our driver again, we would be very happy."
"The U3a holiday went extremely well last week. I think it was the best yet. The Best Western Manor Hotel was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us and were so friendly. Richard looked after us so well and organised a quiz night. They all thought he was the tops. There has been a lot of talk about where we are going next year and I had thought of calling a halt but I have been duly bribed to carry on."