Teston Tours.  
(Newsletter for June 2018). 
Circulated week commencing Monday 28th May 2018. 
 
Data Protection!!  
As of Friday 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, as you are no doubt aware in the United Kingdom and the European Union. Please rest assured that your personal details are kept confidential. If anyone does not want their details held by Teston Tours please let me know. I know everyone who receives our newsletter and excursions / holiday leaflets has requested them but I need to remind you all, so we comply with the new laws that will be in force by the time you receive this newsletter. 
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Holiday Options 2019!! 
Thank you very much to everyone who has returned their ‘Holiday Options 2019’ leaflet. I have had a really good response and it is quite clear which are your preferred destination choices for next year, with two options, a long way ahead of the others. I am currently negotiating with our various travel trade partners to arrange dates, itineraries and costings for our holidays for next year. I cannot reveal the chosen destinations just yet, in case for any reason our travel partners are unable to fore fill our requirements as l do not want to give out misleading information but once details have been confirmed l will be notifying you via our monthly newsletters. 
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Photographs Galore!! 
Any photographs that were taken by me of you if you travelled with us on our holiday to Northern Ireland in April and or our East Anglian Panorama excursion in May, copies are enclosed with this newsletter. If you receive our newsletter by email the photographs will be posted to you. If you have access to the internet you can view all 372 Northern Ireland and 77 East Anglian Panorama photographs on our website at www.testontours.co.uk under the Photo Album link. 
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Garden & Cruise!! 
A coach excursion has been arranged as we make a welcome return to Savill Garden, which is one of England’s hidden secrets giving us a very different but a full and varied coach outing. We will travel to Savill Gardens, in Great Windsor Park, for a self-guided tour; our visit will include lunch in the Savill Building after which we will re-board our coach for the transfer to Runnymede where we will board our boat for a 2 hour return cruise from Runnymede towards Windsor, on the River Thames, during which a cream tea will be served. This will certainly be a lovely way to spend a relaxing summer’s day. There are only 24 PLACES AVAILABLE. Details below. 
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Princess Pocahontas Cruise!! 
Our cruise, on-board the Princess Pocahontas, has had to be CANCELLED, by the boat company due to their pier being severely damaged during the storms earlier this year. 
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Seaside Visit!! 
As a result of our excursion and cruise on the Princess Pocahontas being cancelled, why join us on a visit to the seaside, to lovely, lively, vibrant, Brighton, there is something for everyone at this lovely seaside resort. This excursion has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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House & Railway!! 
As a result of requests in our Annual Members Questionnaire a coach excursion has been arranged to our MOST POPULARLY REQUESTED EXCURSION, namely, Jane Austen’s House & the Watercress Railway Line. This excursion has SOLD OUT. Thank you for your support. Details below. 
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House & Railway 2!! 
Due to demand for places on our outing to Jane Austen’s House & the Watercress Railway Line, on Wednesday 22nd August 2018, having sold out, another excursion has been arranged which has also 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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New Musical!! 
A coach excursion has been arranged to see the 2.30pm matinee performance of one of London’s newest musicals, namely, ‘Everyone’s Talking about Jamie’, at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, London, with seating in the Stalls. There will be ample time to have lunch, do some shopping, or sightsee before the show begins. There are 25 PLACES AVAILABLE. 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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Music Hall!! 
A coach excursion with very limited availability has been arranged as we make a welcome return to the Brick Lane Music Hall, at Silvertown, in the East End of London, to see a matinee performance of ‘There’ll Always Be An England’, Music Hall Show, including an afternoon tea which will be served during the interval. There are 7 PLACES AVAILABLE. Details below. 
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Aladdin!! 
As a result to requests in our Annual Members Questionnaire, a coach excursion has been arranged to see one of the most popular shows in the West End, namely Disney’s ‘Aladdin’, with seating in the Dress Circle, to see the 2.30pm matinee performance at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, with ample time to have lunch, do some early Christmas shopping or sightsee before the show begins. This excursion 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. Currently there are over 8,500 photographs to be seen. 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 28th June 2018  
Savill Garden, Great Windsor Park, 
& River Thames Cruise. 
Cost: - £65.00p per person. Full payment is due by Friday 1st June 2018. 
Depart from Parkwood at 7.30am., Shepway at 7.40am., Teston at 8.30am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 8.35am. 
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Tuesday 31st July 2018. 
Princess Pocahontas Cruise, 
on the River Thames. 
CANCELLED BY BOAT COMPANY DUE TO THEIR PIER BEING EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED DURING RECENT STORM. 
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Tuesday 31st July 2018. 
Brighton, 
East Sussex. 
Cost:- £25.00p per person. Deposit £15.00p per person at time of booking.  
Full payment by Friday 6th July 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 9.30am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 9.35am. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
Wednesday 22nd August 2018  
Jane Austen’s House and the Watercress Line, 
Hampshire. 
Cost:- £60.00p per person. 
Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking. 
Full payment by Friday 20th July 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 9am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 9.05am. 
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Wednesday 29th August 2018  
Jane Austen’s House and the Watercress Line 2, 
Hampshire. 
Cost:- £60.00p per person. 
Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking. 
Full payment by Friday 27th July 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 9am., and The Wateringbury Hotel at 9.05am. 
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Wednesday 12th September 2018  
Everyone’s Taking About Jamie, 
The Apollo Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, London. 
Cost:- £63.00p per person. Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking. Full payment by Friday 17th August 2018. 
Depart from Parkwood at 9.45am., Shepway at 9.55am., Teston at 10.30am., The Wateringbury Hotel at 10.35am. 
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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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Tuesday 6th November 2018  
There’ll Always Be An England, 
Brick Lane, Music Hall, East London. 
Cost:- £60.00p per person. Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking. Full payment by Friday 12th October 2018. 
Depart from, Teston at 11.30am., The Wateringbury Hotel at 11.35am., Larkfield 12pm. 
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Thursday 15th November 2018  
Aladdin the musical, 
at the Prince Edward Theatre, London
Cost:- £65.00p per person. Deposit £25.00p per person at time of booking.  
Full payment by Friday 19th October 2018. 
Depart from Teston at 10.30am., The Wateringbury Hotel at 10.35am. 
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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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