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These excursions are strictly for current members of U3A in Bath only.
See bottom of page for refund policy .

A five-day tour with day-trips to Bruges and Brussels. The proposed programme is as follows:

Day 1 We shall be travelling with Coachstyle, through the Channel Tunnel to the Best Western Flanders Hotel in Ypres.
A three-course evening meal will be served at the hotel.
Day 2 Day trip to Bruges: A visit to Roose's Chocolate World is planned with a demonstration of chocolate making and a chance to purchase delicious Belgium chocolate.
There will be free time to explore the historic town centre of Bruges where there will be the 'Triennial'. This is a contemporary exhibition of Art and Architecture where artists and architects from around the world have been invited to leave their mark.
We travel back to our hotel for a three-course evening meal.
Day 3 Day trip to Brussels: We shall first spend some time in the world famous Grand Place, then visit the Atomium, a monument and exhibition centre built for the EXPO 1958. It stands 102 metres high and is in the shape of an Atom, magnified 165 billion times.
We shall explore this unique building and also look into the ADAM, the modern Art and Design Museum next door.
Back to base where dinner will be served.
Day 4 There will be a chance to take part in a three-hour guided tour of the Battle Fields as an optional extra (please indicate if you are interested). Otherwise you are free to explore Ypres at your leisure and to see the Grote Markt, Cloth Hall, Cathedral, Ramparts, 'In Flanders Fields' Museum etc.
We will have an early evening meal at our hotel, then take part in the moving Last Post Ceremony at the Menin gate.
Day 5 We shall leave the hotel after breakfast, have a brief visit to Dunkerque and then head back home via Calais and Eurotunnel.

The cost of this trip is £330 per person for a shared room (double or twin) and £385 per person for a single room

Timing
Saltford 7.00 am
Riverside coach park 7.30 am

For more details and a booking form see page 14 of the December-January Members' newsletter.

We head initially to Henley on Thames where we will be met by our guide for a tour around the town.
Then on to Wyedale Garden Centre, Marlow, for a two-course lunch.
After lunch we go to the Marlow River Bank for a 45 minute cruise on the Thames.
On our return our guide will again provide a tour this time around Marlow.

The cost is £42.00 per person, which includes coach travel, two-course lunch, cruise on the Thames and guide & driver's tips

Timing
Riverside coach park 8.30 am
Balustrade 8.45 am
Estimated Arrival back in Bath 6.45 pm

More details and booking form are on page 14 of the June Members' Newsletter.

This exhibition is a celebration of handicrafts, such as knitting, crochet, quilting, dressmaking, embroidery, to name but a few.
Over 400 specialised retailers are there to supply anything you might need for your craft.
With free demonstrations and workshops you can have a 'go' at something new. Also well known artists exhibit their beautiful and varied work.
It will be a great day out, so come and join us!

The show is held at Alexandra Palace in North London which is an interesting place in it's own right.
Opened in 1873 as The People's Palace, it was to be the centre for recreation, education and entertainment.

The cost is £26.00 per person which includes coach, tip for driver and entrance to the show.

Timing
Riverside coach park 9.00 am
Balustrade 9.15 am
Depart Alexandra Palace 5.00 pm
Estimated Arrival back in Bath 7.30 pm

More details and booking form are on page 15 of the June Members' Newsletter.

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love - hilarious and heart breaking. Shakespeare's bitter-sweet comedy delights in the mischief and mayhem of blurred genders, crossed boundaries, and aworld turned upside down.

Join the theatre group on a visit to The Bristol Old Vic Theatre on Saturday 3 November 2018.

Timing
Bear Flat 11.45 am
Riverside coach park 12.00 noon

More details and booking form are on page 14 of the July-August 2018 Members' Newsletter.

Details to follow.

RECENT TRIPS
16th - 20th July Cultural Tour Of The Salford / Manchester Area
Sat 9th Jun Hellens House at Much Marcle
May Sculpture Park and Local House (postponed)
Thurs 26th Apr "Burke And Hare" at the Water Mill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 10th Apr Royal Mint and Castell Coch
Mon 12th Mar Vintage Bus Ride
Sun 11th Feb "Tosca", Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Wed 17th Jan "Swan Lake", Bristol Hippodrome
2017
Wed 6th Dec John Rutter's Christmas Concert at The Royal Albert Hall, London
Thurs 16th Nov Mamma Mia Christmas Tribute at the Mercure Hotel, Bristol
Wed 9th Aug Savil Gardens, Windsor Great Park
25th - 29th July 5-day Cultural Tour of North Wales (Bangor University)
Tues 18th July Wine Tasting and Lunch near Bath
Sat 1st July "House and Garden" at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Tues 20th June Afternoon Cruise: Bristol down the Avon Gorge
Tues 13th June Beaulieu
Thurs 25th May Sudeley Castle and Gardens
Thurs 27th April Day Trip to Arundel Castle
REFUND POLICY
  1. A full refund will be given if another person can be found to fill the vacancy, using the waiting list if there is one, or at the trip organiser′s discretion
  2. If the vacancy cannot be filled, the following will apply:-
    1. full refund of variable costs (e.g. tickets for entrances, food if applicable, etc.)
    2. no refund of fixed costs (e.g.coach costs and accommodation)
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