Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Steam Trains And The Grand Union Canal

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TANG4376

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

5 Day Tour - AB2111

A great combination! – Steam trains, canal boat trip and the excellent Black Country Museum to discover the heritage and history of the West Midlands.

PRICE FROM ? £489 per person
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Itinerary

Itineray

Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Hinckley and to the hotel for a four night stay.

Day 2 Your day begins with a drive south to historic Coventry and a visit to the Museum of British Road Transport, with over 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars and cycles. The museum is only five minutes’ walk from the world-famous Coventry Cathedral. There will be time for lunch here before heading off to Baddesley Clinton House, not far from Warwick. This atmospheric moated house has been a sanctuary since the 15th century, with three priest holes and peaceful gardens, with fish pools, a romantic lake and walled garden all of which are a delight.

Day 3 This morning’s tour takes you to the little village of Foxton. Here you will board ‘Vagabond’, an elegant motor launch for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks, and gently passing through peaceful countryside. At Foxton, there is a canal-side pub where refreshments are available. In the afternoon, continue by coach to the northern outskirts of Leicester where you join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride for 18 miles to Loughborough crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir on the way.

Day 4 Today you will travel to Kidderminster and join the Severn Valley Railway for a ride along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through delightfully restored stations on the way. From here you head for the Black Country Museum in time for some lunch before spending the afternoon exploring this amazing museum. If you’re a fan of ‘Peaky Blinders’, you may recognise the museum as many scenes were filmed here.

Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.

Include In Cost

  • Coach travel
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • tea/coffee on arrival
  • ride on the Great Central Railway
  • ride on Foxton Locks cruise
  • ride on Severn Valley Railway 
  • entrance to Black Country Museum
  • entrance to Coventry Transport Museum
  • entrance to Baddesley Clinton

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Accommodation

Your Holiday Hotel Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

This elegant country house hotel is nestled away in the heart of England and combines the perfect blend of past and present. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities.

Lift, bar, restaurant, sun terrace, gardens, indoor pool, spa facilities, hot tub/Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness centre.

4 single rooms available with no supplement

Holiday insurance £21.50 (70 years and over £34.00

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