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The second Alan Carter Antiques Roadshow departs from Sydney for England on September 13th 2012 - returning from London on the 30th September. 18 days - 16 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels of character. You are invited.
Following on from the first successful roadshow in September 2011 this second trip in September 2012 promises to b, Chester, Blackpool, Harrogate and Cambridge and a final stop-over in London with a visit to Portobello Road antiques market.
Below you will see the broad itinerary. If you are interested in recevieing full details get in touch wth us.
A stimulating and most enjoyable trip. Alan and June Carter are on board. Accommodation is in three/four star hotels in BathBelow you will see the broad itinerary If you are interested in recevieing full details get in touch wth us.
This is a trip for a small number (around 20 travellers) as it is a very flexible tour. If we discover something locally the group want to explore and enjoy we can easily change our plans (but not our hotels). Touring is in a comfortable Mercedes coach. So let us know asap if you are interested and we will forward full details and a booking form.
| BATH - 4 nights - 14 - 17 Sept 2012
|| CHESTER - 4 nights - 18 - 21 Sept 2012
|Francis Hotel - centre of Bath
||Blossoms Hotel - centre of Chester.
| BLACKPOOL - 2 nights - 22 - 23 Sept
|| HARROGATE - 2 nights - 24 - 25 Sept
|Grand Metropole Hotel - opposite beach.
||Majestic Hotel - centre of Harrogate
| CAMBRIDGE - 2 nights - 26 - 27 Sept
|| LONDON - 2 nights - 28 - 29 Sept
|University Arms Hotel - centre of Cambridge
||Shaftesbury Notting Hill - close to Portobello
THE 2012 ROADSHOW : departing Thursday September 13th from Sydney - 18 days - 16 nights - departing Heathrow Sunday 30th September arriving Sydney Tuesday Ocotber 2nd.
|Thursday 13th SEPTEMBER 2012||Depart Sydney , late afternoon - flight and stop-over details to be confirmed.|
Arrive Heathrow Terminal 3, early morning; travel to Bath - stop off at Streatley / Goring -on-Thames for morning tea. Staying at Mercure Francis Hotel - centre of Bath - rest of day at leisure in Bath.
Hotel: The Francis - regency style townhosue in Queen Square, centre of Bath. 3 star.
Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collector’s Fair at the Royal Bath & West Showground - it features up to 600 stands, The fair is on fro three days. - 14th, 15th & 16th. Tour of Bath.
Drive through beautiful countryside - Glastonbury and visit to country dealers in Hungerford. Final visit to Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair
Bakewell Showground Antiques & Collectors Fairs - Bakewell is a beautiful tourist destination in the Heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. Arrive Chester early evening.
Hotel: Blossoms, first built in 1650 in teh heart of historic Chester. 4 star
Haydock Park Antique & Collectors Market - Vintage Retro Shabby Chic Old Jewellery Silver Ware Fashion Furniture Textiles Art and much much more.
Nantwich Civic Hall Antique and Collectors Fair Afternoon in Chester - be sure to take the city bus tour.
National waterways museum in the morning followed by afternoon in country antique centres
Lytham St. Annes Antiques & Collectors Fair Blackpool illuminations - in the evening
Hotel: The Grand Metropole - Vicotrian facade, modern interior, opposite beach. 3 star
Spectacular lake district - antique shops - Lake Windermere boat trip - Beatrix Potter museum - motor museum... Blackpool theatrical show.
Travel to Harrogate over the Yorkshire moors - very special. Then onto Castle Howard - one of the world's top 10 mansions... arrive Harrogate early evening.
Hotel: The Majestic, Magnificetn 19th Centruy Vicorian landmark Hotel overlooking Harrogate. 4 star
Morning in Harrogate - antique centre, afternoon in York - cathedral and city and river walk
Travel to Sandringham - the Queen’s country residence - (stopping at Newark-on-Trent - market day), arrive Cambridge early evening.
Hotel: University Arms, historic Hotel in teh centre of Cambridge. 4 star
At leisure in Cambridge. Local antique centres, Evensong at Kings College (5.30pm)
Blenheim Palace - home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill . Good local antique shops. Arrive London early evening staying at Hotel: Shaftesbury, Notting Hill - boutique hotel in the heart of Bayswater, close to Portobello Rd. 4 star.
Tues 2nd October
dept early evening
arrive Sydney am
Portobello Road - the world’s biggest antiques market. A great day with personal insights from Alan Carter.
We fly out Sunday eraly evening (tbc), arrive back in Sydney on Tuesday morning 2nd October. I am still not sure what happens to the day we seem to 'lose' on the way back.
|Cost of tour currently being negotiated by our travel agents. Based on the 2011 costs - which haven't gone up too much the approximate price for twin share will be around $6600 Iinc GST) and single room $7,600. Cost includes transfers, return flight Sydneu-London, coach and driver, hotels, breakfast. All admission costs and other activity costs not included - as nothing is compulsory. This rally is a flexible tour to suit everyone. You just have to like antiques and collectables. Full details in final itineray. NB transfer from London Hotel to Heathrow on final day not included as a number of travellers have indicated they will be staying on in the UK and we don't need the coach and driver in London. Hotels may be subject to change.
LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RECEIVING FULL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR SEPTEMBER 2012 ENGLISH ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ASAP AS THIS IS ONLY FOR A SMALL PARTY (maximum 24) - SO FIRST TO CONFIRM FIRST ON THE LIST.
LAND ONLY OPTION POSSIBLE.
We are expectng to finalise numbers by mid June with a 25% deposit by the end of June. Full payment by mid July 2012. Contact: G Henshaw for further details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org M 0434 028 292