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Excursions and Holidays Programme

If you live in or around Basingstoke/Old Basing and are retired or semi-retired, now’s the time to join us and make the most of life. 


Excursions and holidays are open to all our members. If you are not yet a member but would like to join us, please click here for an application form.

If you are already a member and you want more details about these excursions and holidays, please click here.


Forthcoming excursions in 2023

April: Bletchley Park.

May: A trip to the National Trust Property of Hughendon at High Wycombe. 2 dates svailable.

June:  St. Albans, including a visit to the cathedral. 2 dates svailable.

July:  Isle of Wight tour.  A tour round parts of the Island, with stops for the views and lunch/tea.

August:  Brighton.  2 coaches available.

September:  Visit to Chichester plus barge trip  on the Chichester Canal.

October.  A ride down to the New Forest and a visit to Exbury Gardens.  

November: Concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in St. Pauls Cathedral 

Forthcoming holidays

  • June 2023 - A  10 night trip to Cyprus

  • September 2023 - A 5 night holiday to Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains.

  • October 2023 - Lochs & Glens Holiday 5 night Autumn Break 

  • April 2024 - Montenegro for 7 or 8 nights. 


Recent excursions 

We undertook the following trips, all complying with Government guidelines

  • Visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill 

  • Concert at Royal Albert Hall.  Classic songs from golden age of Hollywood 

  • A Cotswolds tour including lunch

  • Coach trip to Welford Park, near Newbury, to see the snowdrops

  • Best of Broadway.  Royal Albert Hall. Featuring four West End star vocalists and Gary Wilmot

  • Coach trip to RHS Wisley, including garden guide and a cream tea

  • RAF Hendon Air Museum and Grand Union Canal barge trip

  • A visit to Windsor, including the Castle and St. George’s Chapel

  • JOHN RUTTER'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the Royal Albert Hall (Matinee and Evening performances)


Recent holidays

  • Turkey And Tinsel at The Shanklin Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

  • ​Croatia – A week's holiday, flying to Ljubljana and coming back from Pula

  • Whitby, North Yorkshire - A five-night coach holiday, seeing the best of North Yorkshire 

  • Greece - a  very enjoyable 10-day holiday in Greece, with 3 nights in Athens and 5 in Thessaloniki

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