Teston Tours.  
(Newsletter for December 2017 & January 2018). 
Circulated week commencing Monday 4th December 2017. 
Season’s Greetings!! 
On behalf of Dave, Valerie, Bruce, Diane, myself and every one of the Teston Tours Team, our supporters and Travel Trade partners, we would all like to wish your families, friends and yourself a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to you travelling with us on our adventures during 2018. 
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Next Newsletter!! 
Please note that this newsletter covers the period December and January, our next newsletter will be our February update that will be circulated at the end of January. 
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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 16 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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Requested Show!! 
As a result to requests in our Annual Members Questionnaire, a coach excursion has been arranged to see one of the most popularly requested shows, namely Kinky Boots, with seating in the Dress Circle, to see the 2.30pm matinee performance at the Adelphi Theatre, London, with ample time to have lunch, do some shopping or sightsee before the show begins. There are only 2 PLACES AVAILABLE. Details below. 
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Daffodil & Country Fair!! 
As a result of being one of the most popularly requested excursions by our Members in our Annual Questionnaire, we are making our first ever visit to see the 50th Thriplow Daffodil and Country Fair. During this truly unique excursion you will be able to experience the warm and friendly atmosphere generated by the Daffodil Weekend charity fund raising event. You will be able to walk the village to look at the daffodil displays, visit the attractions and open gardens, potter around the stalls. I am sure this is an experience you will not want to miss, what a wonderful way to welcome Spring time. This excursion is likely to be very popular so l would book your place(s), as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed. 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.Details below. 
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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. Details below 
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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 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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Wednesday 21st February 2018.  
Kinky Boots,  
at the Adelphi Theatre, London. 
Cost: - £60.00p per person.  
Full payment is due by Friday 26th January 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 10.30am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 10.35am. 
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Sunday 18th March 2018.  
Thriplow Daffodil & Country Fair,  
Cambridgeshire.  
Cost: - £40.00p per person. 
Full payment is due by Friday 16th February 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 9am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 9.05am. 
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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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