Traditionally a tough month for all of us, January spells back to work, diets, bad weather and a good dose of the January blues. But if we look at the bright side of things, we will find it's not so bad, especially if you have something to look forward to! So here are 10 trips to cheers you up this January...
1.) Cotswolds Leisure Break with 2-4-1 Bar
The beautiful Cotswolds is a gorgeous place to visit at any time of year, with its rolling hills and stunning scenery and it's awe-inspiring architecture. Nearby are the historic towns of Royal Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon, both of which we will be visiting on our 3-day tour of the area. Travelling on the 11th of January and staying at the beautiful Britannia Royal Court which has a 2 for the price of 1 bar offer. All for just £99 per person! An absolute bargain! This one is leaving soon, so be quick and reserve your seat.
2.) A Cosy Winter Break in Bideford
Bideford is one of Devon's best-kept secrets. Located on the banks of the River Torridge this quaint and picturesque town is the perfect place to relax and discover the surrounding scenery. Described by Charles Kingsley as “The Little White Town, which slopes upward from its broad river tide”, it remains unspoiled and has not changed much in the 150 years since. The Durrant House Hotel boasts of being the largest and most well-equipped luxury hotel in Bideford and certainly offers a warm welcome, along with high standards of comfort and cuisine. Hotel facilities include the Olive Tree Restaurant, Appledore Bar, lounges, Wi-Fi, R&R Spa, sauna, solarium and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guests also benefit from superb views across North Devon’s Taw Estuary. We will be travelling on the 14th of January for 5 days of stress-free relaxation. There are also excursions to Bude, Boscastle and Barnstaple! All for only £159pp!
3.) Torquay - Midweek With 99p Bar
Torquay has been a firm favourite with the British public for many years and it's easy to see why. The friendly locals, the fantastic seafront views, the entertainment are just a few reasons why this destination remains a staple with frequent travellers. Why not enjoy a Mid-Week visit to the Riviera hotel which is nestled in the heart of the town. Guests can enjoy free entertainment to suit all ages on most evenings of the year, including bingo, quizzes, highly professional cabarets and dancing. We will also be visiting Totnes, a gem of a town next to the River Dart, Buckfast Abbey which offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life, Newton Abbot Market which is home to a wide range of interesting and unique stalls and Teignmouth; the quintessential Devon resort town. Travelling for 5 days on the 21st of January for only £149pp!
4.) Continental Shopping Dash with 2-4-1 Bar
How about a little retail therapy with a French twist!? On the 22nd of January, we will be travelling to fabulous Folkestone where we can easily hop across the channel to France and do a spot of shopping at the incredible Cite Europe! Alternatively, for those just looking to stock up on bargain wine, beer, spirits or tobacco then stay on our coach as we head into Belgium for a stop in Adinkerke and its famous beer, wine and tobacco warehouses. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! We will be staying at the Britannia Grand Burstin hotel where you can enjoy live cabaret and a 2-4-1 bar nightly! Priced at an incredible £99pp!
5.) Weymouth Half Price Bar & Winter Warmer
Boasting a bustling harbour, beautiful sandy beach, superb seafood & friendly seaside atmosphere, Weymouth is the perfect place to warm your winter cockles. Enjoy 3 nights half price bar and great nightly entertainment on this tour! Discover the Nothe Fort or take a trip to the Sea Life Centre, there's plenty to keep you amused in this lively destination. We'll be travelling on the 28th of January for 5 days and staying at the Russel Hotel. Included excursions to Blandford Forum & Poole as well as Dorchester & West Bay! Just £149pp!
6.) Isle of Wight including Around the Island Tour
A firm favourite with our regular Leisuretimers, the magnificent Isle of Wight is a British classic with many hidden gems to discover and enjoy! Attractions are in plentiful supply on the island, with something to suit everyone. Get a taste of the Isle of Wight’s history and culture by visiting one of the Museums or historic sites. We will be doing an 'Around the Island Tour' during our stay, so there will be plenty of opportunity for sight-seeing, photographs, fine dining and a few glasses of wine or beer as we go! Staying at the Wight Bay Hotel where they pride themselves on providing guests with everything they need to enjoy a fantastic stay. Priced at just £149pp!
7.) Paris - France vs Wales - Rugby 2019
If you are a rugby fanatic and have a ticket to the France vs. Wales match on 1st February, this trip to Paris is ideal for you. We'll be travelling the day before on 31st January to Ibis Paris la Villette Cite des Sci Hotel where we'll be staying. There is also free transport to and from the stadium for match goers, and don't worry if you don't have a ticket because you can watch the match in the comfort of the hotel bar in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. This trip is also ideal for those wanting to spend some free time in Paris - the world's most romantic city which is brimming with museums, art galleries, famous landmarks and world-class restaurants! Only £149pp!
8.) London & Theatre, Windsor & Henley Weekend
Theatre lovers will adore this trip to London which includes a ticket to a mystery West End show and excursions to Windsor and Henley-on-Thames! No matter what your interest, this buzzing metropolis will have something to fascinate and enchant you. From street markets to historic monuments, incredible museums & galleries through to dance, cinema and theatre London never disappoints. We are travelling on the 1st of February for 3 days, staying at the Thistle Heathrow. Priced at £169pp!
9.) Bristol Zoo, Aquarium & The Harbourside
Ideal for family travellers and animal lovers alike, our Bristol Zoo and Aquarium trip is packed full of fun and entertainment in the South West's number 1 city. This is a super little overnight break that will definitely make you smile at just £99 per person! Entry to the zoo and aquarium are included in the price as is your stay at a Leisuretime Selected Hotel. Travelling on the 2nd of February, there's also an opportunity to discover the delights of Bristol's harbourside!
10.) Mystery Superdeals
For the more adventurous amongst you who don't mind where you travel to and love a bargain, we have a number of Mystery Tours travelling throughout January and February. Whilst you won’t know exactly where you are going until a few days before you travel, you will know that you are getting incredible value for money, will be staying in a good standard hotel with daily breakfast and dinner included and who knows what else!? If you’re travelling with us on one of our 4 or 5 day Mystery Breaks, you’ll also be guaranteed at least one great excursion thrown in too!
So there's ten reasons to smile and a fantastic range of great deals and offers from your favourite coach travel company. We hope to see you on board soon and look forward to bringing a huge smile to your face!