Excursion and holiday details

Visit to Buckingham Palace

Now postponed to 2022.

Visit to Royal Albert Hall

Scheduled for November 10th. Birmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with a mixture of Russian composers  music. Concert ticket is £34 and we have seats in the Arena area. We will sort out travel later, as some like to be free and go by train, others like the ease of coach travel.


​​Croatia - Autumn 2021

The postponed holiday to Croatia will now take place from 28 September until 5 October 2021.  The cost is £884 per person, with a supplement of £140 for sole occupancy rooms. On the Tuesday you will leave Gatwick at 11.35 and arrive in Ljubljana at 14.55. A week later you will leave from Pula at 14.05 and arrive back in Gatwick at 15.25.  Flights are still with Easyjet.

You were expecting to pay the balance now for end of April, but you can hold on to your money or card a few months more.   

If you were not on the list, or cancelled last year and fancy rejoining, or you would like more information about the hotel in Opatija, then please contact the Group Leader, using the email address below. It is likely we will still be able to get extra seats and rooms (probably not more sole occupancy rooms although we could always ask.)  

Whitby, North Yorkshire

This is a coach holiday, staying in the Royal Hotel in Whitby, North Yorkshire.  The suggested itinerary is for a five-night holiday from 11 to 16 October 2021.

Day 1: Travel north to the Royal Hotel.  It has 115 bedrooms with restaurant and bar.  There is also a ballroom with a programme of entertainment.

During days 2 - 5 there will be two full day excursions and a half day one included.  Suggestions will be accepted as obviously it is up to us. One full day excursion would be to York and a visit to Castle Howard or Eden Camp. The other one would be to Beverley to see the Minster and quaint town.

On day 6 we would leave after breakfast and stop at Hull, near the Museum Quarter.  The Group Convenor visited this just over a year ago and was amazed by Hull.  It was so attractive and that area has much of interest in it.  Then we return to Basingstoke.

At present, there are a few coach seats available, but a shortage of rooms.  If those with their names down all return their booking forms we will be a full group.  The price per person in a twin room is £479 with a supplement of £85 for sole occupancy rooms.  Most deposits and booking forms have now been returned and I look forward to hearing from those of you who have not yet done so.  

If you do not already have an email address or phone number for either group leader, please send an email to basingstokeu3aenquiries@gmail.com - thank you.