Wilfreda Beehive 2012

We are delighted and very excited to now be acting as an agent for Wilfreda Beehive.  Wilfreda Beehive is a family run business founded in 1949, and based in South Yorkshire.  It is one of the regions finest and largest bus/coach tour operators, aimed at holiday makers, local businesses, schools and also private hire.  Wilfreda Beehive offer exemplary levels of luxury and on board facilities.    With an incredible selection of luxurious vehicles and equipment, Wilfreda Beehive offers a splendid variety of British and Continental breakaways.  They are also host to Clarksons Holidays and Eagre Coaches.

Please note, Wilfreda Beehive pick up in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire on all holidays of 4 days or more. They also operate an extensive door to door pick up and drop off service, covering many post codes beginning with the letter S, WF and DN.  For further details please refer to the Wilfreda Beehive operators page.

 

A Preview of British and Continental Breakaways from Wilfreda Beehive

Wilfreda Beehive offer an exciting selection of short breaks to London, our vibrant capital city.   Bursting with colour and flavour,  London offers something for everyone, a taste of old and new.  You can catch up with the very latest shows, go site seeing around the city absorbing the historic landscape and immerse yourself in cultural diversity.  There are tranquil spaces and scenes to sit back and enjoy, and for those of you who love to shop, places such as Oxford Street and Covent Garden will tickle your temptations.

The weekend includes:

2 nights accommodation at your chosen hotel

2 breakfasts

Panoramic city sightseeing tour

Saturday night coach shuttle service to and from the “West End”.

You may also add a theatre experience to your chosen package, as Wilfreda has teamed up with Londons top theatre booking agencies.   You can choose from a number of outstanding West End shows.

Prices from £149, various dates available.  View more details.

2012 will mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.  The largest and grandest river pageant since the reign of Charles II will be honouring the celebration.  On Sunday 3rd June 2012, The Queen will lead a fleet of up to one thousand boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, along the River Thames in London.  This remarkable “once in a lifetime” event, along with the firework and water canon display will be the highlight of an extended weekend full of events to mark the Queens 60 years on the throne.  Wilfreda Beehive is offering a delightful break for you to join in the celebrations, and be a part of this unforgettable experience.

The getaway will include:

3 nights accommodation at the Tower Hotel.

3 continental breakfasts

Panoramic city sightseeing tour

Saturday night coach shuttle service to and from the “West End”.

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Prices from £239,  The Queens Diamond Jubilee – 1st June 2012.  View more details.

Celebrated maritime history?  World renowned musical heritage?  Two of the Premierships biggest football teams and two impressively different Cathedrals?  It is the birth place of the Beatles.  Oozing with galleries, museums and cultural gems, the City of Liverpool lay against the famous NESCO World Heritage Site waterfront.  A premier choice for a weekend timeout.

Wilfreda Beehive are offering are offering an elite stay at the Hilton Liverpool hotel.  The weekend break includes:

2 nights accommodation

2 full English breakfasts

A guided tour of Liverpool

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What are the five things Willfreda Beehive say you shouldn’t miss?

  1. The Beatles Story
  2. Tate Liverpool
  3. Liverpool Cathedral
  4. The Albert Dock
  5. Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Prices from £149, various dates available starting from 20th April 2012.  View more details.

WilFreda Beehive invites you to visit THE 21st century city.  How do you feel about an animated, vivacious, ambitious city, combining its rich maritime history with “state of the art” contemporary attractions, to clutch your attention and capture your heart?  This escape offers:

2 nights accommodation

2 full English breakfasts

Guided tour of Bristol

Free time in Bristol

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What are the five things Willfreda Beehive say you shouldn’t miss?

  1. SS Great Britain
  2. Clifton Bridge
  3. Bristol Zoo
  4. Cabot Circus
  5. @ Bristol

Prices from £139, various dates available starting 16th March 2012.  View more details.

The last 2000 years has lead Cardiff through a historical and cultural, enthralling journey.  The city is extremely proud of its language and heritage, and warmly welcomes you to revel in its cultural riches.  Wilfreda Beehive offers a delightful short break to Cardiff, so you can discover for yourself how this charming city went from a small settlement, to the world’s busiest port and the contemporary capital that it is today. You will also experience modern 21st century architecture, standing among exquisite traditional works of art such as Cardiff Castle.  Cardiff bay is also a very exciting waterfront development, and the city itself is at the top of the list of places to shop in the UK.

What is included in the short break?

2 night’s accommodation

2 full Welsh breakfasts

Guided tour of Cardiff

Free time in Cardiff

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What are the five things Willfreda Beehive say you shouldn’t miss?

  1. Cardiff Bay Waterfront
  2. Cardiff Castle
  3. The National Museum of Wales
  4. Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades
  5. The local brew – Brains.

Prices from £139, various dates available starting from 20th April 2012.  View more details.

“The City of Dreaming Spires” is home to fabulous architecture, and is universally famous for its University and place in history.  It has been home to royals and scholars for over 800 years, and has been an established town since the 9th century.  For those who are fond of Harry Potter, why not visit the scenes where the magic was filmed?  And for those who consider themselves a romantic, what better than to enjoy a charming boat trip along the River Thames? Or glide along the River Cherwell?  Or even take a tour on an open top bus, and absorb the sights of this beautiful city.

Wilfreda Beehive offers an enchanting short break at the Barceló Hotel:

Single bedded rooms with no supplement

3 course evening meals, with 5 choices per course

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Porterage Included

What are the five things Willfreda Beehive say you shouldn’t miss?

  1. Oxford Castle
  2. Ashmolean Museum
  3. Botanic Gardens
  4. Bodleian Library
  5. Christ Church College.

Prices from £169, various dates available starting 6th April 2012.  View more details.

An area of serene natural beauty, The Lake District offers an enormous range of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences.  With its glorious mountains and beautiful lakes, this breath-taking scenery has been the inspiration for the works of many writers and poets, like, for example, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.  Wilfreda Beehive recommends an itinerary that wonderfully assists you in discovering the stunning Lake District.

Whilst staying at the North Lakes Hotel, you will experience:

2 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast

Visit to Thirsk

Scenic tour of The Lake District

Visit to Kendal and Settle

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Prices from £159, various dates available starting 23rd March 2012.  View more details.

Worcestershire is a handsome county that has never stood still.  It elegantly combines that traditional British charm with a 21st century allure.  Picturesque countryside, enchanting rural villages, beautiful gardens and bubbly towns, will sweep you off your feet.  The Severn Valley Railway entices you to explore Worcestershire’s industrial past, as the track strolls alongside the River Severn.

Whilst staying at the Menzies Hotel, you will experience:

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Porterage included

2 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast

Visit to Lichfield

Visit to Ledbury and Worcester

Visit to Bewdley and Bridnorth

Included journey on the Severn Valley Railway

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Prices from £169, various dates available starting 27th April 2012.  View more details.

Set at the heart of the English Riviera, Torquay’s elegant Victorian terraces overlook the beautiful bay.  Torquay blossoms with golden beaches, pavement café’s and ornamental gardens.  Torquay harbour is a vibrant town square, and a short walk away from the waterfront, where you will be met by enticing fragrances of fine dining, and you will be brought to shops, café bars and the famous coast attractions.  This really is a vacation destination for all seasons.

Wilfreda Beehive offers a four night stay at the Barceló Hotel, Torquay.  Your stay will include:

4 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast

Free time in Torquay

Scenic tour of the Dartmoor National Park

Visit to Paignton

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Prices from £289, various dates available from 26th March 2012.  View more details.

Leeds Castle is host to one of the finest firework displays in the country.  ‘Leeds Castle Spectacular’ illuminates the sky above the grand castle located near Maidstone, Kent.  The show offers a awe-inspiring experience for all ages.

Wilfreda Beehive are offering a short break which includes:

1 night dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular

Visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Prices from £99, on the 3rd November 2012.  View more details.

For those with green fingers, the Cardiff Flower Show celebrates all the natural wonders of gardening.  It is a fantastic chance to pick up tips and advice from the experts and take home a spring bulb or two.  Wilfreda Beehive are offering a short break that includes:

2 night’s accommodation

2 full Welsh breakfasts

Entrance to RHS Show Cardiff

Free time in Cardiff

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Prices from £139, on the 20th April 2012.  View more details.

Originating in 1797 with just 100 members, the Three Countries Agricultural Society entered its fourth generation of existence in the millennium year.  Wilfreda Beehive are offering a short break to Malvern, staying at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Bromsgrove.  The deal includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

Entrance to Malvern Spring Show

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Prices from £109, on the 12th May 2012.  View more details.

This short break from Wilfreda Beehive includes:

1 night, dinner and breakfast at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Bromsgrove

Entrance to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses

Entrance to Malvern Autumn Show

On board ‘Raid the Larder’ service

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Prices from £109, on the 22nd September 2012.  View more details.

The ultimate treat for gardeners is the RHS Flower Show.  It sets and leads the latest gardening styles, features the latest and most desirable gardening products, and manifests an eruption of colours and aromas.  Wilfreda Beehive are offering a short break to the Hilton, Bracknell.  This will include:

2 night’s, dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Hatfield House Gardens

Entrance to Chelsea Flower Show

Entrance to RHS Wisley Gardens

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For the serious gardener, Chelsea Flower Show is the place for new ideas and creative inspiration!  The display gardens will leave you filled with exciting ideas for your own garden at home.

Prices from £199, on the 25th May 2012.  View more details.

You should expect to be blown away by the incredible flora and gardens in 2012.  Plant Avenue is a fabulous place to shop, or you can go exploring and discover the rare and unique treasures in the RHS Floral Marquee.  This year’s show is bigger and better than ever before.  It has it all.  Wilfreda Beehive are offering a short break to the Hilton Coventry, which will include the following:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Garden Organic Ryton

Entrance to BBC Gardeners World Live

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Prices from £109, on the 16th June 2012.  View more details.

 

Wilfreda Beehive is offering a quaint short break to the Hilton Reading, Hampton Court. Here you will experience the world’s largest annual flower show.  This wonderful day out holds the chance to see any attractions, such as talks and expert advice, and products/accessories to browse and buy.

The deal includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Knebworth House Gardens

Entrance to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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Prices from £129, on the 7th of July 2012.  View more details.

Tatton Park delivers a wonderful location for this glorious RHS Flower Show.  There are a number of very creative, imaginative gardens on show, as well as floral marquees and colourful displays.  This is a wonderful gardening experience.

The short break offer from Wilfreda Beehive includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Thistle Haydock Hotel

Entrance to the Ness Botanic Gardens

Entrance to Totton Park Flower Show

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Prices from £109, on the 21st of July 2012.  View more details.

Southport Flower Show is well known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, as well as its variety and authenticity.  It is the largest independent flower show, with inspiring displays and show gardens, and is complimented highly for its incredible floral arts and speciality food.

This short break offer from Wilfreda Beehive includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Thistle Haydock Hotel

Entrance to Totton Park Gardens

Entrance to Southport Flower Show

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Prices from £109, on the 18th August 2012.  View more details.

This is a trip of sensual discovery.  It is a chance for you to relish the sounds, smells and sights of the main line steam rail travel, as it was many years ago.  You may also wish to enjoy a freshly prepared silver service three-course roast lunch on board, as you view a continuously altering landscape.  Wilfreda Beehive are offering this wonderful trip, which includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Chesford Grange Hotel

Visit to Warwick

Visit to Stratford upon Avon

Included journey on the Shakespeare Express with included Sunday lunch

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Prices from £139, on the 18th August 2012.  View more details.

 

How about something for the kids?. . .and indeed the bigger kids?  Wilfreda Beehive is offering a short break to the Hilton Reading.  From here you can visit some of the country’s finest and most popular attractions, including Legoland Windsor, a land built from lego.  There is also Thorpe Park, the ultimate theme park with thrills and shrills.  Or perhaps Whispsnade Zoo, home to over 2000 animals.  Last but by no means least, there is the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London, set to open in Spring 2012.  Which includes a walking ‘behind the scenes’ tour into the magical world of Harry Potter.

This short break will include:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast

Free time in Windsor

Entrance to an attraction

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Warner Brothers new studio tour, you’ve seen the Harry Potter films, now you can visit the actual film sets!

Legoland Windsor prices from £99, various dates available.  View more details.

Thorpe Park prices from £99, various dates available.  View more details.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour prices from £199, various dates available.  View more details.

Whipsnade Zoo prices from £99, various dates available.  View more details.

This year, Holland will once again play host to Floriade, the unforgettable World Horticultural show Expo.  From April to October 2012, the remarkable event showcases the very latest trends in gardening, horticulture and the environment.  What else makes this event such a phenomenon?  It is only staged once every ten years.  Enjoy exquisite flowers, plants and trees from all ends of the earth, displayed across five different themed areas, set in flawlessly landscaped grounds in a natural forest setting.  This is the place for all lovers of gardening and indeed nature, to come and admire the stunning pavilions and glasshouses, and also to enjoy daily programmes of music, dance and theatre entertainment.

Wilfreda Beehive is offering a short break which includes:

4 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Hotel Walram

Visit to Maastricht

Entrance to Floriade

Free time in Valkenburg

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An absolute must for all you garden lovers, don’t miss it or you will have a ten year wait for the next one!

Prices from £399, on the 25th June 2012.  View more details.

Wilfreda Beehive is taking you to the magical, historic region of Bavaria, the keeper of some of the most beautiful towns, fairytale castles and finest Baroque and Renaissance Palaces in Germany.  You may find yourself gently rolling through the beautiful countryside that surrounds the ancient romantic road, and visit the handsome and intriguing medieval towns of Germany.

This enchanting break to Bavaria includes:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast (Hotel stop in Belgium over night)

3 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Maritim Hotel, Wurzburg

3 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Maritim Hotel, Ulm

Visit to Bamberg

Visit to Fussen

Return ferry crossing

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Prices from £699, on the 4th August 2012.  View more details.

Discover the four most glorious capital cities in Eurpoe on this brand new tour for 2012.  Sit back and let the guides help you to learn a little more about the distinct cultures, and take in the breath-taking architecture.  Take a wander through the tiny cobbled streets, and see the lavish palaces and magnificent cathedrals.

This new tour from Wilfreda Beehive offers you:

1 night, dinner, bed and breakfast (day 1,2 and 11)

2 nights, bed and breakfast, plus 1 dinner in Vienna

2 nights, bed and breakfast, plus 1 dinner in Budapest

2 nights, bed and breakfast, plus 1 dinner in Prague

2 nights, bed and breakfast, plus 1 dinner in Berlin

Guided tour of Vienna

Guided tour of Budapest

Guided tour of Prague

Free time in Berlin

Return Ferry Crossing

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Prices from £825, on the 28th July 2012.  View more details.

One of Italy’s most beloved treasures, the Cinque Terre is strung along 10 miles of serrated cliffs between Levanto and La Spezia.  Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the five villages which are cut off by mountains filled with olive groves and dry stone walled vineyards.  The Cinque Terre has been a UNSECO World Heritage site since 1997, which includes the protected marine area and became a national park in 1999.

This very special tour from Wilfreda Beehive, includes:

7 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Nueova Sabrina

1 night, dinner, bed and brealfast (day 1,2,10,11)

Visit to Cinque Terre

Visit to Portofino

Visit to Pisa and Luca

Return ferry crossing

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Strongly recommended for all of those of you with a love of all things Italian!

 

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