March 2019 – Staffordshire’s Finest

£565 per person Single Supplement from £75

5 Days


Included in the holiday:

  • ‘Door to Door’ service
  • Ferry tickets
  • Accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis
  • Coach excursions with included admissions as listed in tour itinerary



Best Western Plus Moat House Hotel, Stoke

  • A modern 4 star hotel built on the Stoke Garden Festival site and attached to Etruria Hall, former residence of Josiah Wedgwood, the ‘Father of English Potters’.
  • The hotel has a lift.
  • A large reception area, spacious open plan lounge/bar and restaurant.
  • Leisure facilities.
  • Indoor swimming pool.
  • Complimentary WIFI.



Monday 11th March 2019
Today we depart on the morning sailing to Heysham, the coach continues the journey to the Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel.

Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th March 2019
3 full day excursions will be taken as listed in the tour itinerary.

Friday 15th March 2019
This morning we make the journey to Heysham for the afternoon sailing to the Island. On arrival in Douglas, our ‘Door to Door’ service completes your journey, right to your own front door.




Full Day Excursion – Depart hotel for Shugborough Historic Estate. On then to the highlight of the tour, the new World of Wedgwood where we will enjoy a self-guided factory and museum tour, in addition to admission to the Visitors Centre. You will not fail to be impressed by this wonderful modern interpretation of Wedgwood’s 250 years’ heritage in the ceramics industry.


Full Day Excursion – First stop this morning is a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum, one of the most popular of the Millennium projects. Covering 150 acres, this special place honours those who served and continue to serve our nation in many different ways. Afterwards we venture on to Burton upon Trent and the National Brewery centre for a Full Flagon tour, where an experienced and amusing guide will take you through each step of the brewing process.


Full Day Excursion – We take the short journey into Stoke on Trent or ‘The Potteries’ as it is also affectionately known. Visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the Cultural Quarter and see the famous Staffordshire Hoard, the world’s largest find of Anglo Saxon gold. This afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy the outdoor market (Wednesday), see Victoria Hall and Regent Theatre, and those who enjoy shopping should visit intuPotteriesshopping centre.



We sometimes make changes to journeys and excursion in response to adverse weather conditions, road repairs, road congestion and other local factors. In these circumstances the driver/company will exercise discretion reasonably having all due consideration to the relevant factors and as a result there may be changes to the planned journey.