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Windmill Tours Limited

Windmill Tours operates escorted coach tours from Suffolk and the surrounding area.  As well as planning, organising, and leading tours for clubs and groups such as the WI or U3A, we also offer open tours for individuals to join.

Working exclusively with Felixstowe Travel, we can provide a rich variety of tours and experiences.  All with the care, and attention to detail, your holiday deserves.

Group Tours

Would you like your club members to have a group holiday, with coach travel to the destination, accommodation, and excursions all arranged for you according to your requirements?  We can take all that off your hands, for any duration and up to 50 passengers.

Planning, reconnaissance, marketing, accommodation, excursions, and travel will all be arranged and undertaken for you.  Gill & Viv will then escort your group all the way, leading, guiding and troubleshooting, so you and your members can sit back and relax.

We cover all of the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe, and are currently preparing specialist visits around the WW1 Battlefields and Memorials of Belgium & Northern France.  Houses & Gardens, Railways & Canals, History & Art… or an eclectic mixture – nothing is too much trouble.

All you need to do is decide your theme and destination, then leave the rest to us!

Tours for Individuals

If you’re not travelling with a group, take a look at our programme of open tours you can join as an individual.  The itinerary will be just as carefully planned for your interest, and fully escorted for your convenience and enjoyment.

In the unfortunate event that your preferred tour is full, you are invited to join the reserves list for first refusal, should any places become available.

The Wonderful Italian Lakes
Sunday 14th — Monday 22nd April 2024

This fantastic tour will take us through France, Switzerland and northern Italy.  Using Eurotunnel, we’ll have an overnight stop in Amneville before heading south to Lake Orto and the Hotel Giardinetto set right on the lakeside.  This trip will include taking the Maggiore Express train into Switzerland and sailing back along the lake.  Add in a trip to Milan, visit to Lake Como and time to explore the local area, we have a stunning holiday for you.

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Devon and RHS Rosemoor
Monday 6th — Friday 10th May 2024

A great few days not only for gardeners!  Staying at the Tiverton Hotel, we will visit RHS Rosemoor, Knightshayes Court (NT), Bickleigh Castle and the Devon Railway Centre giving us a varied and enjoyable holiday.

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Ayrshire and Glasgow
Sunday 23rd — Friday 28th June 2024

The Riverside Hotel, Irvine will be our base for this holiday.  We will visit Robert Burns birthplace, Culzean Castle, Dumfries House and Glasgow along with taking in the breathtaking scenery of the west coast of Scotland.

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Shrewsbury Flower Show
Friday 9th — Monday 12th August 2024

A long weekend in Shropshire to include a visit to the Shrewsbury Flower Show (which is much more than just flowers) and Ludlow with its historic Castle.  Add some interesting stops as we travel across country and we have a great few days.

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Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains
Monday 30th September — Saturday 5th October 2024

Staying at the Hamlet Court Hotel we will take in the sights of Dublin, the National Stud and Japanese Garden, Newbridge Silverware, Powerscourt Gardens and Castletown House.  Along with the stunning scenery of Glendalough this will be a super look at this part of Ireland.  As we will be sailing from and back to Holyhead, we will have an overnight stop in Caernarfon before making our way back to Suffolk.

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Autumn Gardens and Ffestiniog Railway North Wales
Monday 4th — Friday 8th November 2024

Staying at the delightful Dunoon Hotel in Llandudno, we will take in the breathtaking beauty of Bodnant Garden, travel on the Mountain Spirit Ffestiniog Railway and be captivated by Penrhyn Castle.  All in all a super five day break.

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North Norfolk at Christmas Time
Wednesday 4th — Friday 6th December 2024

It’s just a short hop into Norfolk for our Christmassy offering this year.  Holkham Hall is a must when decorated for Christmas and we have secured tickets to Thursford Christmas Spectacular.  We will also visit Holt which is known for its Christmas displays and lights.  We may only be away for a couple of nights, but we’ll pack in as much as we can!

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Day Trips

Day trips have also been requested and so we have the following already in the diary.  These are on behalf of a specific group, but there will be places available so do get in touch for details.

Friday 14th June 2024
Elton Hall and Gardens
Including a house tour and free time to explore the garden.
The house tour is not accessible to wheelchairs due to stairs (reduction available for those unable to participate).
£39 per person including coach and entry
£45 as above, but with optional private garden tour

Wednesday 31st July 2024
Sandringham Flower Show
£44 per person including coach and entry
(fully booked, reserve list only)

On the Drawing Board

Advance notice of trips at the planning stage, not yet ready to take bookings:

Day Trips
Thursday 29th August 2024: Henstead Exotic Garden & Somerleyton Hall Gardens

Windmill Tours Travel Club

Why not sign up to our travel club?  For just £10 per year, you will be the first to know of what is being planned, and enjoy priority booking and discounts on future travel with us.

Contact us for a membership form.

About Us

Gill Denny & Viv Ritchie have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry between them.  They worked together for 10 years, organising and leading successful holidays on behalf of the Suffolk East Federation of WIs, before forming Windmill Tours to offer a similar service to a wider audience in collaboration with Felixstowe Travel.

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Windmill Tours is fully compliant with Tour Operator Regulations and holds the necessary public liability insurance.

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…And here’s a BIG shout-out to Gill’s brother Ken for many, many hours of work designing the WT motif & logo, and building & maintaining our website (“You’re welcome!” – Editor).

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Our Partners

Windmill Tours is proud to be partnered with Felixstowe Travel, who provide their comfortable executive coaches and excellent drivers for our tours.  Click here for the Felixstowe Travel website.

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For all details and enquiries, please email info@windmilltours.co.uk or phone 07734 722484.

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