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SLEEPOVERS

SleepOvers are our short breaks of one to four nights in the UK for groups of 25 or more people. If you have seen days out in our brochures over the years that you like the look of but they are just too far for your group to enjoy as a day trip now you can come and SleepOver. SleepOvers are as easy to book as our day trips

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BEAUTIFUL SURREY HILLS SLEEPOVER

3 days

Stay at the plush HQ of the Police Federation and explore The Beautiful Surrey Hills with visits to Polesden Lacey, Watts Gallery & Artists’ Village, chocolate box villages and exhilarating view points. A mixture of top notch Blue Badge guiding and in house expertise will bring out the best of one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.

Beautiful Surrey Hills SleepOver 2018

THE BEDFORD SUNDAY NIGHT SLEEPOVER

2 days

Based at the 4* Georgian Swan Hotel in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter overlooking the Great Ouse, this two day break is a real treat for 2018/19. If you don’t know Bedford it will come as a very pleasant surprise. With an afternoon tea cruise exclusively for your group, a Sunday evening dinner and a cooked breakfast. On the Monday we have a really enjoyable day out for you in the company of one of our top notch Blue Badge Guides.

The Bedford Sunday Night SleepOver 2018

BIG BAND SLEEPOVERS 2018

2 days

Arrive Sunday afternoon and enjoy a three-course Gala Dinner followed by some high-class entertainment in the evening. On the Monday enjoy a visit on the way home. Don't ever book a Big Band entertainment without Payment Protection for your money as required by the Package Travel Regulations.

Big Band Sleepovers 2018

THE BIG SMOKE

5 days

This is a super value five-day London break based at the lovely 3* Clarendon Hotel on Blackheath next to Royal Greenwich and just 8 miles from Trafalgar Square. Enjoy the best of the capital with an entertaining series of themed days - Pomp & Ceremony (with a visit to Westminster Abbey), The City of Culture and Law & Disorder.

The Big Smoke 2018

BIRMINGHAM SLEEPOVERS                                                                                        2-5 days

Enjoy one night at the brand new Birmingham Park Regis - a very swanky and centrally located 4* star hotel and some shopping & sightseeing in Britain’s Second City. On Sunday spend free time in the Birmingham Christmas Market and on the Monday enjoy a day with our expert Blue Badge Guide including the Staffordshire Hoard, the Library of Birmingham and the new and quirky Coffin Works.

Birmingham SleepOvers 2018

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS SLEEPOVER

2 days

Stay at the Cathedral Lodge in the private precincts of the Cathedral with your own private pass to swan past the queue of tourists at the gatehouse and come and go from the Cathedral as often as you want

Canterbury Cathedral Christmas SleepOver 2018

THE COTSWOLDS EXPLORER

3 days

This three-day tour at a 4* hotel brings together three popular City & Village Tours itineraries:

The Downton Abbey Matinee Explorer, Cotswolds Gold and The Cotswolds River Thames Explorer.

The Cotswolds Explorer 2018

THE ESSEX CURIOS SLEEPOVER

3 days

Southend on Sea is a great base for this three day break. The 4* Park Inn by Radisson Palace looks out over the water on the Western Esplanade within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, gardens and shops. Nearby the popular Cliffs Pavilion offers a wide programme from touring musicals to comedy and film.

Essex Curios SleepOver2018

THE FRIARS PILGRIMAGE ADVENTURE

2 days

The theme of this two day break combining two popular day trips - A Medway Mosaic and Faversham & Canterbury is the mediaeval industry of pilgrimage. To enter into the spirit we stay at Aylesford Priory Guesthouse in 13th century monks cells updated with all the mod cons of the 1950s. Not for everyone then but absolutely marvellous for groups with a sense of adventure who would enjoy something a bit different to the usual hotel experience

The Friars Pilgrimage Adventure 2018

THE GREAT STINK & LONDON’S LOST RIVERS

2 days

Two thousand years ago the Romans enjoyed indoor plumbing at their villas but until a couple of hundred years ago Londoners were still throwing the contents of their chamber pots out of the window. The streets of London were shaped by its many rivers but, where once they served the city, as the population grew so they became its deadliest problem.

The Great Stink & London’s Lost Rivers 2018

HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE CREAM TEA CRUISE

2 days

This overnight stay combines a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio tour to see the sets from the Harry Potter film series and a day with a top notch Blue Badge guide on our ever popular Olympic Park tour, visiting the London Aquatic Centre and the Velodrome and complete a super 2 day break with the Lee Valley Cream Tea Cruise .

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince Cream Tea Cruise 2018

HIDDEN LONDON INTERIORS SLEEPOVER

3 days

Three Days: Visit Winchester where Jane Austen was buried 200 years ago this year, stay two nights with dinner, bed and breakfast slap bang in the heart of Portsmouth at the Royal Maritime Hotel, enjoy two days with the Blue Badge Guide exploring Portsmouth including Fort Nelson, the Hot Walls, the Royal Dockyard and the Mary Rose Museum.

Hidden London Interiors SleepOver 2018

A KENTISH & COCKNEY CHRISTMAS      

4 days

Beloved of generations, Southend is a great base for this three day break. The 4* Park Inn by Radisson Palace at Southend looks out over the water on the Western Esplanade within a few minutes’ walk of the beach, gardens and shops. Nearby the popular Cliffs Pavilion offers a wide programme from touring musicals to comedy and film.

A Kentish & Cockney Christmas 2018

KENTISH CURIOS & CURLING    

3 days

This three-day tour at a 4* hotel brings together three popular City & Village Tours itineraries: The Downton Abbey Matinee Explorer, Cotswolds Gold and The Cotswolds River Thames Explorer.

Includes 10 single rooms free of supplement, all entrance fees, free group organiser place and free driver room with bed & board.

Kentish Curios & Curling SleepOver 2018

LIVERPOOL & THE TERRACOTTA ARMY                                                                        2 days

In 2018 the Terracotta Army returns to our shores for a nine month show at The World Museum in Liverpool. The spectacular warriors will be shown alongside other loans from China never before seen in the UK, shedding light on how Emperors prepared for the after life during the first 1000 years of Chinese history. Why Liverpool? Well, among its many other historic distinctions, the city is home to the UK’s oldest Chinese community.

Liverpool & The Terracotta Army 2018

LONDON SLEEPOVER SPECIAL OFFER

2 days

The Clarendon Hotel is a cracking family run hotel on elegant Blackheath, a stone’s throw from Royal Greenwich Park & museums. Just 8 miles from Trafalgar Square it’s an ideal London base without the hustle, bustle and noise of staying in the centre. Just right for groups with older members. Our London SleepOver Special Offer is designed to welcome groups who know of us by reputation to come and enjoy one of our award winning guided tours

London Sleepover Special Offer2018

THE MIGHTY WURLITZER CHRISTMAS CONCERTS 2018 DAYTRIP & SLEEPOVER

2 days

2018 will be City & Village Tours’ 11th Year commissioning a special series of concerts at the Musical Museum at Kew Bridge. Our concerts help to fund a project close to our hearts that receives no government funding. Enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer Concert with lunch on the first day followed by our London Christmas Lights & Sights Special Tour which ends with the Blue Badge Guide helping you to check in at the wonderful Clarendon Hotel Blackheath

The Mighty Wurlitzer Christmas Concerts 2018

OXFORD & THE COTSWOLDS

3 days

This is a super value five-day London break based at the lovely

3* Clarendon Hotel on Blackheath next to Royal Greenwich and just

8 miles from Trafalgar Square. Enjoy the best of the capital with an entertaining series of themed days - Pomp & Ceremony (with a visit to Westminster Abbey), The City of Culture and Law & Disorder.

Oxford & The Cotswolds 2018

ROYAL GREENWICH & WEST END THEATRE                                                                 3 days

A value for money three day SleepOver based at The Clarendon Hotel on Blackheath with a Blue Badge Guide each day. Enjoy the Strand Palace two-course carvery with coffee, a Thames Cruise a visit to the Cutty Sark, a night at the theatre (top price West End Theatre ticket dress circle or stalls), a ride on the Thames Cable Car and a visit to Eltham Palace.

Royal Greenwich & West End Theatre 2018

SALISBURY & WINCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET

2 days

Enjoy a free day of shopping and sightseeing in Salisbury with a SleepOver at a handsome 4* Georgian city centre hotel followed by a Blue Badge guided tour of winter landscapes in the beautiful Test Valley, lunch and a visit to the Norman Abbey in Romsey and an afternoon at the Winchester Christmas Market.

Salisbury & Winchester Christmas Markets 2018

SAVER LONDON THEATRE SLEEPOVER

2 days

Come for a West End Matinee Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday and stay that night at the 3* Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath Village, a five minute walk across the heath to Greenwich Park and enjoy free time the following day to enjoy the free Greenwich attractions including the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House


Saver London Theatre SleepOver 2018

SISSINGHURST & THE CINQUE PORTS

5 days

This carefully crafted five-day break explores the Kent coast and countryside with visits to Walmer Castle and the White Cliffs, the Battle of Britain Memorial, Deal, the Romney Marsh with a ride on the famous miniature railway to Dungeness for fish & chips at the legendary Pilot Inn plus two of the outstanding treasures of the Kent countryside – Sissinghurst Castle and the Port Lympne Reserve.

Sissinghurst & The Cinque Ports

SUFFOLK COAST & COUNTRYSIDE

3 days

This three day break will show you some of the very best of Suffolk and has the added draw of a built in option to leave your golfers behind to play the hotel’s championship course while you enjoy a day out exploring the Suffolk Coast with a top notch Blue Badge Guide.


Suffolk Coast & Countryside 2018

THE SUPER SWISH SUSSEX SLEEPOVER

3 days

A three day break staying in the heart of Sussex at Buxted Park - a truly magnificent country house hotel set in 300 acres of Ashdown Forest parkland. This tour combines three of our most popular Sussex day trips- The Ashdown Forest Explorer, The Sussex Prairie Garden & The Mad Jack Fuller Trail.

This is a SleepOver with knobs on!

The Super Swish Sussex SleepOver 2018

SUSSEX COASTAL CURIOS & THE SOUTH DOWNS

5 days

This five day break is based at a premier 4* seafront hotel in Eastbourne. With three theatres, sandy beaches, the Towner Art Gallery and the famous Carpet Gardens Eastbourne is a great base for a week away. We’ve designed a 5 day itinerary that mixes guided tours with special visits and free time to do your own thing.

Sussex Coastal Curios & The South Downs 2018

THE SUSSEX CURIOS WINTER WARMER

5 days

This five day full board break is based at a premier 4* seafront hotel in Eastbourne. With three theatres and sandy beaches for winter walks Eastbourne is a great base for a winter break. We’ve designed an itinerary that mixes guided tours and special visits with free time to do your own thing.


The Sussex Curios Winter Warmer2018

VICTORIA’S DIAMOND ISLE

5 days

You could be forgiven for thinking that the very spirit of old England has been distilled into a diamond shaped island set in a sparkling sea. We’ve been taking groups to the Isle of Wight on day trips for more than a decade - now we enjoy taking groups to enjoy a whole week of wonders on Victoria’s Diamond Isle.


Victoria's Diamond Isle 2018

THE VILLAGES OF LONDON

5 days

An erudite and entertaining five day London break based at the 3* Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath Village. We explore the concept of the capital as a tapestry of villages. We visit Hampstead & Kenwood House, East London including the William Morris Gallery and the Olympic Park, Holland Park, the Design Museum and Kensington Palace and Royal Greenwich and Eltham Palace

The Villages of London 2018

WILD & WONDERFUL SUSSEX

3 days

An action-packed three-day trip staying in picture postcard Bramber or by the sea at Worthing. We visit St Mary’ House & Garden, Lancing College Chapel, the remarkable Sistine Chapel church at Goring-on-Sea and the gorgeous Sussex Prairie Garden. We’ve also arranged an exhilarating wildlands safari at the little known Knepp Castle Estate that your members will remember for a very long time.

Wild & Wonderful Sussex 2018

WINCHESTER & PORTSMOUTH

3 days

Three Days: Visit Winchester where Jane Austen was buried 200 years ago this year, stay two nights with dinner, bed and breakfast slap bang in the heart of Portsmouth at the Royal Maritime Hotel, enjoy two days with the Blue Badge Guide exploring Portsmouth including Fort Nelson, the Hot Walls, the Royal Dockyard and the Mary Rose Museum.


Winchester & Portsmouth 2018

WINTER BREAK ON THE OLD KENT COAST

5 days

A five day winter break based at a great hotel, newly refurbished, with a group friendly large bar and lounge area. It’s just a minute from the beautiful Folkestone Leas - ideal for gentle walks with sea views. We’ve a balanced programme of activities planned including first and last day visits, two days of sightseeing with an award winning City & Village Tours Blue Badge Guide and an after dinner talk & Show & Tell with TV antiques expert Alison Chapman (Secret Dealers and Dickinson’s Real Deal).

Winter Break on the Old Kent Coast 2018

YORKSHIRE & HULL

5 days

Enjoy a week away in Yorkshire, staying in either Scarborough or Leeds and experience the very best Yorkshire has to offer. With visits to York and Hull - The City of Culture for 2017 - and the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk and free time to explore Robin Hood Bay and Whitby.

Yorkshire & Hull 2018

YORKSHIRE DELIGHTS - HARROGATE, MOORS & DALES

5 days

With its handsome historic buildings and beautiful gardens, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations. Browse the antiques shops try the famous Betty’s tearoom, explore the Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum and pamper yourself in the gorgeous Moorish-style Turkish Baths & Health Spa.


Yorkshire Delights - Harrogate, Moors & Dales 2018




Sleepovers are as easy to book as our daytrips & you never have to risk losing a penny of your groups money.

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