Teston Tours.  
(Newsletter for October 2017). 
Circulated week commencing Monday 2nd October 2017. 
 
Italian Holiday Update !! 
Due to unprecedented demand for our holiday to Italy next year visiting Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & the Isle of Capri, staying at the Grand Hotel Due Golfi, Sant'Agata, it has SOLD OUT before the information is circulated to our Members. The reason for this is our Members who requested that l pencil their names in for places subject to receiving the holiday details have reserved all the places available. There has been unbelievable interest in this holiday; with over 60 of our Members reserving places, unfortunately the maximum number of people who can come with us is 43, so understandably some of our Members are going to be disappointed. If you requested that l pencil your name(s) in for this holiday you should have received correspondence from me as to whether or not you were successful in being one of the lucky 43. Should there be any cancellations people who missed out will be the first to be contacted to fill any vacancies. I am very sorry to be disappointing so many of our Members but l am restricted by the limits to our hotel accommodation. 
If you would still like to come to Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & the Isle of Capri with us, please see question 4a, on our enclosed Annual Members Questionnaire. Should there be sufficient interest it may be possible to go again to Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & the Isle of Capri, departing September 2019.. 
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Annual Members Questionnaire !! 
My how time flies, it is that time of year again when l would like to seek your views and opinions on our coaching programme for next year and beyond. Our Annual Members Questionnaire is included with this newsletter, if you could kindly indicate what, if any, of the suggestions you would like to go on and let me have your own ideas, as our coaching itinerary for 2018 will be based around your responses. It is vitally important you let me know what and where you would like to go with Teston Tours. I do listen to what you say, you just never know, we could well go to a venue or destination that you have recommended. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Please note !! Our Annual Members Questionairre is NOT available to download on line, if you wish to have a copy please contact me at testontours@hotmail.com  
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Island Holiday Update !! 
Photographs taken of you on are holiday to the Isle of Wight, are still being processed and unfortunately at the present time l am unable to let you have copies but these will be included with our November newsletter. If you receive our newsletter by email the photograph(s) will be delivered or posted to you. Our website is currently being updated with all the photographs over the next few days. 
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New Show !! 
Our coach excursion to see the show, ‘Evita’, has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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Requested Show !! 
Our coach excursion to see the show, '42nd Street', has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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Requested Show 2 !! 
Our second coach excursion to see the show, '42nd Street' 2, has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support.. Details below. 
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Christmas Spectacular !! 
As a result of many personal requests, as well being one of the most popularly requested excursions by our Members in our Annual Questionnaire and following our hugely successful visits in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2015, we will be making a very welcome return coach excursion to see the 2 pm. matinee performance of the totally unique, sensational and amazing Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show, at Thursford, North Norfolk, it is the largest and most popular Christmas Show in England. You will not be disappointed if you decide you would like to come with us. With a cast of over 130 performers there is an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. The shows are set in the magical surroundings to rival a Hollywood film set. This is the pre-Christmas experience you will not want to miss. There are only 13 PLACES AVAILABLE, in our second coach. Details below. 
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New Musical Show !! 
Our coach excursion to see the show, 'Annie', has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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Emerald Isle !! 
Our coaching holiday to 'Belfast, Northern Ireland', has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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Italian Coaching Holiday !! 
Our 15 day coaching holiday to 'Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri, Italy', has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. 
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Italian Flying Holiday !! 
Our 9 day flying holiday to 'Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Isle of Capri, Italy', has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. 
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Village Car Parking !! 
I would like to bring to your attention on behalf of the Residents who live in the Village Centre and Church Street, Teston, a request that if you are parking and leaving your vehicle in our Village, to board our coach at Teston Village Hall, could you kindly consider parking along Church Street near the Church, as this should cause less of an obstruction and inconvenience to local people. Thank you in anticipation. 
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Website Photograph Albums !!  
If you have access to the internet you may wish to have a look at our website at www.testontours.co.uk and on the Link under the heading Celebrations you will be able to see photographs taken of our Members who have been celebrating their birthdays and on the Photo Album Link you will be able to see photographs taken on some of our day excursions and holidays. If you do visit our website I would welcome your views, comments and any feedback you would like to give. 
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Special Outing !!  
Are you coming on one of our coach outings as a special treat? Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary? If you are, please let me know at the time of booking. 
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Coach Seating !!  
Due to the popularity of our outings, our coaches are full most of the time. Each person who travels with us will be allocated a specific seat allowing maximum comfort during our journeys and to allow friends and families to sit together. Should you have any seating preference on our coaches, can you let me know when making your reservation / booking. Although we cannot guarantee your seating requirements we will do our best to accommodation your needs. 
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Leaflet Display !! 
Information about all of our excursions / holidays that have availability can now be obtained from a display in Teston Village Stores
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Payments / Receipts !!  
When making a reservation for any of our coach outing(s) / holiday(s), could you kindly pay the deposit at the time of making your booking, as advance payments need to be made, with the various companies l am dealing with. RECEIPTS FOR ALL PAYMENTS, WILL BE SENT OUT ONCE A MONTH TOGETHER WITH OUR NEWSLETTER AND NEW EXCURSION / HOLIDAY NOTICES. Please make all cheques payable to ALAN HAYES. 
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Additional Coach Boarding Points !!  
To ease parking and relieve congestion in Teston plus following requests from our Members who live in the Maidstone area, you can now board our coach(es) as they travel en-route from Appledore to Maidstone and en-route Teston, there are coach boarding points at Headcorn, Langley Crossroads, Sutton Road, The Wheatsheaf, Loose Road, The Archbishops Palace, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone or the Barming Bull. If you wish to avail yourself of this service by boarding at one of these locations please request this when making your booking and paying your deposit. Confirmation will then be confirmed on your payment receipt. A coach boarding location and time plus a coach seating plan will circulated to all Members travelling with us on each of our excursions / holidays with our monthly newsletter prior to departure. 
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Our next coach adventures are:- 
Thursday 12th October 2017.  
Evita,  
at the Phoenix Theatre, London. 
Depart from Teston at 11 am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 11.05 am. 
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Wednesday 22nd November 2017.  
42nd Street,  
at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 
Cost: - £65.00p per person.  
Full payment due by Friday 20th October 2017. 
Depart from Teston at 10.30 am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 10.35 am. 
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Wednesday 29th November 2017.  
42nd Street 2,  
at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 
Cost: - £65.00p per person.  
Full payment due by Friday 27th October 2017. 
Depart from Teston at 10.30 am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 10.35 am. 
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Thursday 21st December 2017.  
Thursford Christmas Spectacular,  
Thursford, North Norfolk  
Cost: - £70.00p per person. Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking. Full payment by Friday 24th November 2017. 
Depart from Teston at 7.30 am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 7.35 am. 
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Thursday 25th January 2018. 
Annie, 
at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. 
Cost: - £65.00p per person.  
Full payment due by Friday 5th January 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 11 am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 11.05 am. 
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Thursday 19th to Wednesday 25th April 2018.  
Belfast, Titanic Experience, Giants Causeway,  
Northern Ireland.  
Cost:- £899.00p per person, (sharing a double / twin room). 
Double rooms for single occupancy are available at a supplement of £186.00p. 
Deposit payment £75.00p per person at the time of booking. 
Full payment due by Friday 5th January 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 8.30am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 8.35am. 
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Wednesday 26th September to Wednesday 10th October 2018. 
(By coach all the way)  
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri,  
Italy
Cost:- £1789.00p per person, (sharing a double / twin room). 
Double rooms for single occupancy are available at a supplement of £450.00p. 
Supplement for sea view room at the Grand Hotel du Golfi is £160.00p per room. 
Travel Insurance £55.00p per person, upper age limit of 85 years on return. 
For people over 85 years who would like travel insurance cover, it is available, on request. 
Deposit payment £250.00p per person at the time of booking. 
Full payment is due by Friday 8th June 2018. 
Depart from Teston 8.15am., NO BOARDING AT THE WATERINGBURY HOTEL. 
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Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October 2018. 
(Flying option)  
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri,  
Italy. 
Cost:- £1689.00p per person, (sharing a double / twin room). 
Double rooms for single occupancy are available at a supplement of £290.00p. 
Supplement for sea view room at the Grand Hotel du Golfi is £160.00p per room. 
Travel Insurance £30.00p per person, upper age limit of 85 years on return. 
For people over 85 years who would like travel insurance cover, it is available, on request. 
Deposit payment £250.00p per person at the time of booking. 
Full payment is due by Friday 8th June 2018. 
Taxi boarding and Airport departure time to be confirmed. 
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If you are interested in any of these coach outings, can you kindly RESERVE YOUR PLACE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID BEING DISAPPOINTED, paying the initial deposit, which is non-returnable unless the coach is full and a replacement person is found. Please make all CHEQUES MADE PAYABLE TO ALAN HAYES. Teston Tours reserves the right to refuse patronage on any of its outings. If l can assist you further please do not hesitate to contact me directly, at 3 Fairlawn Close, Teston, ME18 5AX, or, telephone (01622) 812132, or mobile phone 07977 417902, or email testontours@hotmail.com or visit our website www.testontours.co.uk 
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Alan Hayes, Teston Tours, Group Travel Organizer, (A.G.T.O.membership number 1496). 
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