Theatre Trips

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Our luxury coach trips to the theatre are still selling fast!  After 32-years of visiting London’s West End, we have decided to move closer to home and support our favourite small theatre, The Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre, Reading. Southampton’s Mayflower  and the BIC  & The Pavilion, Bournemouth are also popular alternatives. Our London favourite is still The Royal Albert Hall!

Away Days

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With Solent Events & Leisure, you have the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s most amazing, luxury places at a price you can afford! Our Away-Days include exciting all-inclusive Mystery Tours, a Luxury Lunch or Murder Mystery on the Orient Express & Afternoon Tea at The Ritz. Make sure you sign up to our Newsletter and watch this space for a unique selection of very special Away-Days in 2023 and 2024.

Short Breaks

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Our Short Break programme continues to delight.  We escaped to the Isle of Man for 5-days by coach in May 2023, which was amazing! Ourunique, inclusive 2023 Christmas Market Short Break is to the Southern Tyrol in the Italian Dolomites. Cosy. Different. Magical! Plans for a superb Short Break in the UK in September ’24 are already in hand, so watch this space! We do the boring things, so all YOU have to do is PACK! 

Holidays

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Travelling solo, as a couple or with friends, you’ll  love the company of our small, friendly group of like-minded travellers! We kicked off 2023 with a Fred Olsen cruise to the Canaries and an idyllic motor-yacht cruise around Croatia. Excitement is now building for our Transylvania Tour in September,  Lake Maggiore (Oct), Sri Lanka (Nov) & Cape Verde Island Hopping in January. Life is short – let’s go travelling!

Life can be long or short, depending on how you choose to live it. You will never know for sure. Make every second count by living life to the full, whilst you can.
In loving memory of my wonderful Dad, Ronald Bridgeman (1931-17 June 2023), who always lived life to the full, enjoying our trips & tours with my Mum, until the grand age of 91.

WE ALL NEED A HOLIDAY, especially in 2023 when things are not all rosy in the UK and reliability and great service, before, during and afterwards is the key to having a great time,  so DID YOU KNOW …… WE arrange everything for you, and escort you from start to finish, so you can enjoy your holiday to the full ……. all you have to do is PACK!
Our fully-escorted Short-Breaks & Tours are arranged especially for local travel lovers who want to get away safely, without any hassle, stress or disappointment. 
You are most welcome to join us in 2023 as we have some great tours including: Isle of Man (Luxury coach); Cruising the Dalmatian Islands of Croatia (Luxury motor yacht for only 36px!); Lake Maggiore – where Italy meets Switzerland; The Secrets of Transylvania; long-haul to Sri Lanka & the amazing Italian Dolomites for the Tyrol Christmas Markets. If you are a Winter Sun lover, we’re jetting off to Cape Verde in January – not just the beach though – we’ll be Island Hopping too!  Have a peep on the Holidays page!
SOLO TRAVELLERS: If you’re travelling solo, you may choose our Happy to Share option – and as we’re all local, you can easily meet up beforehand! 

IT’S JUST LIKE SAILING ON A PRIVATE MOTOR YACHT!
(accommodating 36 guests in 18 cabins with just 7 crew!)
2025 is your next chance to cruise the spectacular Dalmatian Islands of Croatia on one of the Katarina Line’s small ships – MV Avangard.
This will be  Solent Events on Tour’s 4th time over the years, because we all just LOVE it! Make a note in your diary for 8-days of heaven in early September 2025 
– luxury at a price you CAN afford!! 

INDEPENDENT SMALL SHIP CRUISING & WORDWIDE TRAVEL* FANTASTIC PRICES THROUGH SOLENT EVENTS *
with added benefits and our usual personal service

FRED OLSEN CRUISES
Max 1380 passengers * No queues * No Apps * No stress*
Sail from Southampton & Portsmouth

WENDY WU TOURS
The World’s your oyster with fully-inclusive independent & guided tours
Japan; Asia; Middle East; S America; Australia etc
Fly from London Heathrow or Gatwick

Email Lin at lin@solentevents.co.uk or contact:
FRED OLSEN
Matthew Lockwood at Fred. Olsen on 0800 084 3998
Quoting Ref: GRP 0060

WENDY WU TOURS
Glen Thomas
Email:  Glen.Thomas@wendywutours.co.uk
Quoting Ref: UKQ 637202

LOVE TO TRAVEL?  WE’RE STILL HERE FOR YOU – AND WILL BE IN  2024, 2025 & BEYOND, WITH THE SAME TOP CLASS, PERSONAL SERVICE  …  OUR WONDERFUL EVENTS RANGE FROM FEEL-GOOD THEATRE TRIPS, LUXURY AWAY-DAYS & A RANGE OF FANTASTIC UK, EUROPEAN & WORLDWIDE HOLIDAYS, ADVENTURES & SMALL SHIP CRUISES …
We hope you will continue to support us and join in our wonderful  experiences for many years to come!

“As the proud owner and founder of Solent Events & Leisure, I love to share my travel experiences with those who may not, for one reason or another, normally venture very far. As I personally escort EVERY trip and tour, you will have someone on hand every step of the way, from booking to returning home; essential these days if you are daunted by unforeseen complications or if you travel solo.
The UK is the most wonderful place, but the rest of the world still remains a magnet to explore. Travelling near and far ‘in a small group of friendly, like-minded adults’ is definitely the best way to experience this big world, so if you feel the same, please contact me to find out more about joining us for more exciting adventures!” ~  Lin Wilson

With a hotel & leisure industry background since leaving hotel college, Lin founded Solent Events & Leisure in 1991 with the sole purpose of providing local, like-minded adults with reliable, hassle-free and affordable experiences to fill their leisure time. Personally organised & personally escorted Luxury Theatre Trips & Away-Days evolved, but Lin expanded her UK & European travel portfolio to the rest of the world in 2007. Depending on reliable, trusted Tour Operators (who are fully bonded for your financial security & protection), the world has opened up for more local travel lovers than she could have ever envisaged.

Lin provides a completely personal, professional service with a top class quality that you can always rely upon. There’s no need to travel on your own, as solo travellers, couples and small groups of friends are all most welcome … and if you need a ‘sharer’, one can normally be found. Please join us for a safe, fun and stress-free experience with friendly, local companions.

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With various problems in many places around the world, plus airline, train disruptions & strikes, the easiest, the safest  and the BEST way to travel, we say, is still with an independent, fully escorted, reliable travel company – THAT’S US!
It’s still EASY to book. It’s still EASY to pay and most of all, we’re local, so it’s still EASY to communicate  …… by email,  text, website, office phone, personal mobile phone and of course, again because we’re local, in person. 

An example of our service: I am very proud to say that where other travel companies adopted all excuses possible during the Covid cancellations, resulting in a shoddy service, failure to refund claims quickly, or not answering telephone calls, emails & messages, nothing changed at Solent Events. The office was open throughout and quickly arranged tour refunds if required, with customer communication and satisfaction at the forefront of our personal service …. looking ahead – I won’t be going on strike either!

Furthermore, if you need the answers to any other questions about us, check the FAQs on our READ MORE ABOUT US page – click the button below: 

WHY NOT JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE CLUB-21 MEMBERSHIP AND GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LESIURE TIME (max 50 members)
Most importantly, you do not have to join our exclusive Club-21 Members Club to experience any of the trips & tours advertised, but if you like what you see, enjoy making new friends with a passion for getting out & about on a regular basis AND fancy the idea of belonging to an award-winning travel company you can trust, our CLUB-21 may be just right for you! With  extra benefits, discounts and offers, for less than 70p per week, your life will be enriched and FUN!
See our TRAVEL CLUB-21 page for the full details and membership form.

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