Wendover Buckinghamshire

Travel Team

Please scroll down on this page to see all the Visit Dates.

All our day visits/holidays are open to all of Wendover U3A and priority will be given to them before any visit/holiday is open to any member of a different U3A or non member.

The Travel Team seeks competitive prices for our travel and arranges for group reductions at venues. We do not receive any personal discount on these visits; all discounts are shared between the group for the day/ holiday.

We plan a varied programme of visits and holidays during the year. Suggestions for future venues are always welcome.

In the event of a member being unable to participate in a visit, it is the member's responsibility to contact the Travel Team organiser for the particular visit. Refunds will only be given if the ticket can be resold. The organiser's telephone number is on the receipt.

All enquiries can be made by contacting the person whose initials appear underneath the visit. There are two ways that this can be done.
Either click on the organiser’s initials hyperlink under the visit details.
Or use the contact envelope at the top right hand corner of this page and then select the person's initials on the page that then appears.

Please remember to give your full name, address and membership number (if applicable) in all emails.

It is always worth adding your name to a waiting list as there are frequently cancellations nearer the date.

To find more information about a visit use the appropriate Link.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BOOKINGS CAN BE TAKEN ELECTRONICALLY UNTIL AFTER THE MAIN MEETING LAUNCH.
*AFTER THE ELECTRONIC BOOKING FORM/RECEIPT HAS BEEN DISPATCHED BY THE TRAVEL TEAM. YOUR PLACE WILL BE RESERVED FOR 7 DAYS (FOR THE RECEIPT OF YOUR CHEQUE).

If you wish to bring a non Wendover U3A member, initially, they will need to be put on a waiting list.

For further information Contact:
Travel Team V.L.
Travel Team B.H.
Travel Team J.F.
Travel Team M.B.
Travel Team M.E.
Travel Team P.T.

Your Mobile Phone Number will be required at the time of Booking a Visit /Study Holiday.

Day Visits and Holidays in Date Order

Dates for your Diary
Thu Aug 2nd Frogmore House, Windsor & circular river cruise from Runnymede £33 (includes coffee)

pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury’s layby 7.45 Ashbrook 7.55
The George 8.00

Arrive approx. 9am for coffee at the Toby Inn and then make the short journey to Frogmore House for 10am guided tour (approx. 1hr 15 mins)

Frogmore House was bought for Queen Charlotte by her husband George III.
The interests and talents of several generations of the royal family influenced Frogmore's interior as seen today.
For almost 20 years, Frogmore was the home of Queen Victoria's mother, The Duchess of Kent. Queen Victoria often visited Frogmore during her long widowhood and worked on her papers there.
The Britannia Room is furnished with a selection of items from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Free time and lunch in Windsor (not included in cost)

Then a short journey to Runnymede for a 45 min. circular river trip.

Board newly refurbished 'Lucy Fisher', a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer at the Runnymede Boathouse and cruise upstream to the Bells of Ouzeley, which is featured in Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat".
Here the boat turns, heading downstream passing the Memorials, and onto the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds.

Leaving Runnymede at 4.15

Waiting list - Contact Travel Team M.B. to book
Thu Sep 13th Discovering Spitalfields & The Post Office Museum

Cost: £25.50

Pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury's layby 8.15 Ashbrook 8.25 The George 8.30

Spitalfields takes its name from the hospital and priory, St Mary’s Spittel founded in 1197.
It was in a field next to the priory where the market started in the 13th century. A Royal Charter granted by King Charles II gave a right to hold a market on the site on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Its popularity led to an influx of Huguenot silk weavers, followed by Irish weavers, East European Jews and since the 1970s a thriving Bangladeshi community.

Post Office Museum

After lunch (not included in cost) take a ride through history on the miniature trains of MailRail. Explore the Subterranean tunnels and hear stories of those who kept it running for more than 75 years.

The carriages for the Post office museum are adequate but a little tight on seating

For those who do not wish to use the train – a virtual experience is available.

Leaving Museum at 4.15pm

Waiting list

To book contact Travel Team M.E.
Thu Oct 11th Cogges Manor Farm and Witney Blanket Hall Cost: £23 (including tea/coffee)


Leaving opp The George 8.30 opp.Ashbrook 8.35 and Bedgrove at 8.45am

Split into 2 groups – Group 1 and Group 2

Drop Group 1 at Blanket Hall for coffee and biscuits in Pie Shop then 45 mins. tour and talk. Free time for lunch at the Pie shop or elsewhere in Witney and walk (approx. 15 mins) to Cogges Manor Farm for 2.15pm tour

Group 2 After dropping Group 1 at Blanket Hall proceed to Cogges Manor Farm for coffee and biscuits and order lunch. Tour at 10.30am
After lunch board coach at 2pm for 2.15pm visit to Blanket Hall for 45 min. tour and talk with tea afterwards

Coach to pick up group 1 at 4.15 and return to Blanket Hall to collect remainder of members.

Leaving Blanket Hall at 4.30pm

Launching in July - contact Travel Team B.H. to book
Tue Dec 11th Theatre visit to The Mill at Sonning for dinner and evening performance of Guys and Dolls
Cost: £67.00

pick up times: Bedgrove Sainsbury’s layby 4.15 Ashbrook 4.25
The George 4.30

Arrive at approx. 5.45 to give time to enjoy the beauty of The Mill, the bar is open from 6pm. A buffet style dinner starts at 6.30.

Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. A timeless New York Tale of gamblers, petty crooks, nightclub singers, as well as strait-laced missionaries, will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he can’t get the pious and beautiful mission-doll, Sarah Brown, to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana. The Dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue love and luck from the heart of Time’s Square to the sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?

Leaving Sonning at approx. 10.40pm

Launching June contact Travel Team M.B. to book
Fri May 24th
→Fri May 31st
An 8 day Tour of Poland flying from Heathrow.

£1195 per person single supplement £250.00 Halfboard & some packed lunches. Coach travel to Heathrow an additional supplement. Deposit £250.00 made payable to Cox and Kings in April 2018.

Booking in May 2018 cheques made payable to Cox and Kings for £250..00 per person.

The cost of the holiday is based on 20 people so may be reduced dependent on the numbers going.
Please see link form this page for more details.

There are two walking tours booked for this holiday.

To book please contact Travel Team B.H.

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