Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Lose weight, eat healthily, give up bad habits? How about expanding your travel horizons and trying something new in 2017? To help we’ve put together a list of exciting new events and attractions for you to look forward to this year.
1. Explore the UK by Rail
We often ignore what’s right on our doorstep but the UK has so much to offer from culture and history to great food and drink, shopping, scenery and much, much more. Now you can explore the unique and diverse regions of the UK with our Explore the UK by Rail packages. Choose the city in which you want to be based, select your hotel and then use the rail network to explore the surrounding areas and points of interest. All of the hotels are also located within a one mile radius of the rail station, meaning that travel within your chosen region couldn’t be easier. Travel through picturesque glens and mountain scenery in the Scottish Highlands, take in the beaches and seaside towns of the South Coast or explore the towns and cities of England’s North West. With 14 different regions to choose from there’s bound to be lots of things to do and new places to explore. Happy travelling!
2. Highclere Castle, Downton Abbey, Oxford & Bampton Tour
If you’re having withdrawal symptoms since Downton Abbey came to an end then this is the tour for you. Departing from central London this cultural excursion takes in the dreaming spires of Oxford and the beautiful village of Bampton (where Downton Abbey’s exteriors were filmed) before heading to Highclere Castle. Highclere is the historic seat of the Earls of Carnarvon and doubles as the family home of the Crawley family in the hit TV show. Take an upstairs/downstairs tour of rooms featured in Downton Abbey including the magnificent main hall, the library and sitting rooms. Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea or some Downton merchandise before returning to London.
3. Paris Theatre Shows
What better place to enjoy a cultural trip to the theatre than Paris? Considered by many as the centre of the world for fashion, cuisine, art and architecture; boasts many historic theatres and opera houses and there are always a range of shows to suit everyone’s tastes. From romance to comedy, musicals to tragedies, classic shows and brand new productions, Paris’ theatre scene has it all. Obviously shows are in French but all have English surtitles, meaning it’s as easy to follow as watching a subtitled movie. Parfait!
4. The Edinburgh Experience
An old favourite with a new twist for 2017! The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been running since 1950 and visitors continue to flock to the Scottish capital every August to experience the awe-inspiring massed bands and military displays. When you book The Edinburgh Experience with SuperBreak, as well as great seats for the Tattoo, you’ll also receive entry to Holyrood House and the Royal Yacht Britannia, a truly regal experience!
5. Restoring Windsor: The Castle After the Fire – 12th October 2017
The culture-vultures among you won’t want to miss this! Marking the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Windsor Castle after the devastating fire of 1992, this exclusive multimedia tour of the State Apartments also includes an expert talk. You’ll hear the dramatic story of the battle to stop the flames and also learn how the Castle’s Winchester Tower was painstakingly restored to its historic former glory. This fascinating event is not to be missed, packages start from £67.00pp including an overnight stay in a hotel of your choice.
6. STAR WARS Identities at The O2
Did you know that many of the Star Wars films were made at studios in the UK? Well now the circle is complete as Star Wars Identities comes to London’s O2 Arena this year. Explore the costumes, artwork, models and props used in the films and learn more about iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. With both morning and afternoon timed-entry tickets available to add to a range of London hotels, you don’t need to journey to a galaxy far, far away!
7. MasterChef Travel Dining Breaks
Have you ever wished you could cook like the celebrity chefs on TV? Well now you can with a break to The Jamie Oliver Cookery School in London. Learn to cook a variety of dishes in Jamie’s signature style, tutored by one of his highly-trained professional chefs. From pizza to pasta, everything is made from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Alternatively, you can book a hotel break to several cities around the UK and enjoy a 3 course meal at a Jamie’s Italian, Marco-Pierre White Steakhouse or Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and let someone else do the cooking for you! Packages start from just £99.00pp and as an added bonus, all MasterChef breaks include a copy of the Masters at Home cookbook worth £25.
8. RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017
Do you have green fingers? Then this is the ideal break for you! A new addition to SuperBreak’s range of flower show packages, the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is set to bloom into life in June 2017. With a range of spectacular show gardens to explore, fascinating talks and practical demonstrations, you’re sure to come away inspired to take up your trowel! All set against the backdrop of historic Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, our packages include an overnight stay in the hotel of your choice and tickets to the show. Prices from £67.00pp.
9. Summer Cruises 2017
Travel in style this August and enjoy a relaxing cruise to the Norwegian fjords or the Scottish Isles. With stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and the opportunity to visit ancient sites and historic castles, there’s something to appeal to everyone. Departing from Tilbury near London on the 4th of August, the 7-night Majestic Fjordland Cruise takes in the spectacular landscapes of the Norwegian coast. Including stops at Eidfjord, Flam and Bergen, there is also the opportunity to add a range of excursions on board. The 4 or 5-night Scottish Islands and Faroes Cruise departs from either Liverpool or Rosyth and includes stops at the Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands and Portree on the Isle of Skye. Cruises start from £298.50pp including breakfast and dinner on board.
10. Medieval Cities and River Seine Experience – 24th October 2017
If sailing on the high seas doesn’t take your fancy, how about a leisurely cruise along the rivers of Europe? Our Medieval Cities cruise takes in some of Northern Europe’s most historic towns such as Amsterdam, Antwerp, Rouen and Honfleur. Cruise along the Scheldt and Seine rivers through Holland, Belgium and France aboard the Magellan and enjoy full board cuisine, plus afternoon teas and late night snacks. Prices from £415.50pp.