An Easter break with a difference! By night you'll be entertained by some of the country's top tribute acts Friday & Saturday night as well as a disco after on both nights. And by day enjoy a visit to Coventry and learn about Shakespeare's Stratford with included visits.
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- 3 Nights with dinner & breakfast- Visit to Coventry- Entrance to St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry- Stratford Upon Avon visit with admission to 3 Shakespeare attractions- En route visit to Royal Leamington Spa- Friday night tribute - Shirley Bassey with disco after- Saturday night tribute - Tom Jones with disco after- Sunday night - Bingo & Quiz- Porterage
Popular 4 Star Hotel
Day 1 - Onward to interchange from your chosen joining point and board your weekend coach and head northwards to Royal Leamington Spa with time to have lunch and a look round this fascinating town with its Regency architecture. Onto the hotel for 3 nights DBB.Days 2 & 3 - At leisure in Daventry with two included excursions and Welsh Legends Tribute entertainment
Visit Coventry - a city like no other
Coventry was once a major engineering centre and the rejuvenated UK City of Culture 2021. Entrance is included for a self-guided visit ofSt Mary's Guildhall, a hidden gem in the heart of the city, with a rich history of partying, power and propaganda. It acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses, housed the crown jewels and been the prison of Mary Queen of Scots. In the stunning Great Hall, the famous Coventry Tapestry still hangs in its original spot after 500 years. (There is step-free entrance and lifts to the 1st & 2nd floor - other areas accessible by steps only). The Guildhall is right next to the Coventry's must-see Cathedral which opened in 1962, after the massive attack by the Luftwaffe on 14 November 1940 all but destroyed the original building. The new cathedral was built next to the ruins of the old one and its modern design caused much controversy at the time (NB cathedral opening times TBC due to Easter weekend). You may also like to visit the Coventry Transport Museum, a stupendous collection of hundreds of vehicles, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed-record breakers (entrance not included - approx. £14 per person in 2023).
Stratford upon Avon
Charming Stratford upon Avon is a must whilst in the area. The town is a wonderful treasure trove waiting to be explored. Stroll along charming streets and along the banks of the River Avon and watch the swans glide by and row boats gently splashing in the water. (NB some shops and restaurants may be closed for Easter). Your visit here today includes entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's New Place and any exhibitions that are showing.Friday & Saturday nights there will be a Shirley Bassey Tribute act & Tom Jones Tribute act followed by a disco after. Sunday night a quiz and bingo..Day 4 - After breakfast and check out re-join the coach for your return journey back to 'The Green Green Grass of Home! A comfort stop will be made by the river in Benson. The delightful Waterfront Café is an independent eatery with a casual vibe serving simple, uncomplicated food. The setting is second to none; just a stone's throw from the River Thames which makes for the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere with a bite to eat and a glass of wine - perhaps. Continuing onto interchange and your home towns.
Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa - 4 Star
Join us in this 4 star hotel where you will be impressed by the spaciousnessl and grounds. Situated by Drayton Water in Daventry, Mercure Daventry Court Hotel & Spa offers accommodation with free WiFi access throughout.
Rooms at Mercure Daventry Court Hotel feature contemporary design and come with a writing desk, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a CD player and tea and coffee making facilities.
Each room comprises an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub or a shower as well as a hairdryer. Free toiletries are also provided.