* SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021 – A DAY OF REST – YET ANOTHER ONE! *
* TODAY – WENDY WU TOURS TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS FROM 10am – JOIN LIN ON A PANEL OF ‘SOLO TRAVELLER’ EXPERTS – LINK ON OUR FACEBOOK *
* FRANK & DEAN SHOW (RAT PACK) – MILL AT SONNING DINNER THEATRE – WAS SAT 23 JAN – NOW SATURDAY 20 MARCH *
* YIPPEE! WE HAVE A NEW DATE FOR ‘PRETTY WOMAN’ AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE – WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH MATINEE – WE’RE VERY EXCITED! *
* UK CRUISING – SCENIC SCOTLAND CRUISE – PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR NEW DATE – AS WE WILL GET THERE SOMETIME SOON! *
* DOURO RIVER CRUISE – PREMIUM SHIP – GILS EANES – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 7-days – ALL INCLUSIVE INCLUDING ALL EXCURSIONS *
* WE’RE GETTING PREPARED TO GET YOU OUT & ABOUT AS SOON AS LOCKDOWN ENDS WITH OUR POPULAR ‘MYSTERY TOUR’ AWAY-DAYS! *
* IF YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, PLEASE DO CALL FOR A TELEPHONE OR ZOOM CHAT. WE’RE STILL HERE FOR YOU AT THIS UNCERTAIN & LONELY TIME *
* WE WILL STILL FOLLOW THE ‘HANDS, FACE & SPACE’ RULES AT ALL TIMES. OUR COACH, AWAY-DAY VENUES & THEATRES ARE COVID-SAFE AND ‘GOOD TO GO’ *
From January 2021 our luxury coach trips, with full safety measures in place, will once again be taking you to the top theatres in London’s West End, The Mill at Sonning and other popular venues – there will be time to shop, sight-see & enjoy lunch before & dinner after,
Our Away-Days & Mystery Tours, with full safety measures in place, have now commenced to give you the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s most amazing little gems in the South, including Exbury Gardens! What better way to savour new sights, new sounds and new experiences after so long being cooped up at home!
From September 2020, our programme resumed with a Short Break to the Isle of Wight – with full safety measures in place! Future European & UK locations, from Islands in the sun and iconic Cities to River Cruises and Christmas Markets, will ensure you have a relaxing time to recommence your life.
From March 2021, our exciting & adventurous holidays will once again take you to some stunning locations all over the world by ship air or rail – with full safety measures in place. Whether you travel on your own, as a couple or with friends, we have a variety of options especially for you, the discerning traveller!
IN NEED OF A HOLIDAY?
WE’LL STILL BE HERE TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE WHEN YOU DECIDE TO JOIN US!
Our first holiday for 2021 was the maiden voyage of Fred. Olsen’s new BOLETTE from Southampton, but unfortunately this has had to be cancelled due to the latest government guidelines.
We are hoping to re-book the same cruise itinerary at a later date, as this wonderful UK cruise was on the TO DO list of so many of our loyal and supportive clients!
NEW DATE TBC – 7 nights (was 05 March 2021)
Belfast, The Orkney & Shetland Islands,
From only £799pp!
NEW DATE TBC – 15-nights (was Feb 2022)
Cruise 9 Caribbean islands from Cuba to Barbados – with the Trinidad Carnival.
From just £2,599pp
THESE SMALL SHIP CRUISES ARE GREAT VALUE & SOMETHING WONDERFUL TO LOOK FORWARD TO AFTER LOCKDOWN & THE PANDEMIC IS UNDER CONTROL WORLDWIDE.
WE CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF SOLENT EVENTS IN 2021
“As the proud owner and founder of Solent Events & Leisure, I love to share my travel experiences with those who may not normally venture very far, for one reason or another. As I personally escort every trip & tour, you will be looked after you every step of the way, especially if you travel on your own. The UK is a wonderful place and the rest of the world is a magnet to explore. To travel near and far ‘in friendly company’ is definitely the best way to experience it all, so please do join us!” ~ Lin Wilson
With ah hotel and leisure industry background, Lin founded Solent Events & Leisure in 1991 with the sole purpose of providing local adults with totally reliable, hassle-free experiences to fill their leisure time, with personally organised & personally escorted Luxury Theatre Trips & Away-Days. We expanded our portfolio to Europe and the rest of the world in 2007 with reliable, trusted Tour Operators, who for your total protection and financial security, are fully bonded.
We aim to provide 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 both solo travellers & couples are most welcome. If you need a ‘sharer’, we can normally find one for you too! Please join us for a safe, fun and hassle-free experience with friendly, local companions.
THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL IN THESE DIFFICULT & VERY DIFFERENT DAYS AHEAD is with a fully escorted, professional and safety conscious company – THAT’S US! It’s EASY to book. It’s EASY to pay. It’s EASY to connect. READ MORE ABOUT US including FAQs below:
HOW ARE WE ALLOWED TO TAKE ‘GROUPS’ ON DAY TRIPS DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?
Outside Lockdown and following COVID-19 Secure guidelines, we are able to host larger groups (classed as ‘organised groups’), where premises or locations deemed COVID-19 Secure are allowed to hold more than 30 people, (subject to their own capacity limits), BUT ‘organised groups’ are still not allowed to interact with anyone outside the group they are travelling with. We are optimistic that our trips scheduled for March ’21 onwards will go ahead, even if under a ‘tier’ system, but we will keep you updated on this HOMEPAGE with our Travel Trade bulletins.
Our Coaches: Our 54-seater luxury executive coaches will offer seats for just 37 passengers. You will be seated in your own bubbles as far as possible, socially distanced from other passengers eg: a solo traveller will seat in a double seat by the window (offside) and a couple or pair travelling together can sit side by side (nearside seats), but will be socially distanced by the aisle + one seat from your nearest neighbour. All passengers will wear a face covering whilst on the coach and in venues visited (unless medically exempt) plus, the sanitising of hands will be activated on the coach and at all stops. Frequent hand-washing will also be encouraged.
Our robust COVID secure protocols include meticulous operation of Hands, Face & Space rules AND rest assured, Covid-19 safe procedures are in place for all the eateries, venues & hotels visited.
* Late 2020 *
Our Away-Days had been slowly, successfully and safely been introduced since mid-September, only to be thwarted with Lockdown 2 on 5th November and again just as Christmas week began! Our November trips including, JAN’21 – The Frank & Dean Show at the Mill at Sonning, has been re-rescheduled for Sat 20 March and our ‘annual’ visit to the Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall has been transferred to Sunday 7th November 2021.
Feb’21-Our long-awaited Theatre trip to Pretty Woman in London has just been re-re-scheduled for Wednesday 24 March 2021. We are all pushing the boat out to get these special treats going again for oyu as soon as possible!
Furthermore, our luxury Away-Day to London for Afternoon Tea/Dinner at the Ritz (or Fortnum & Mason), has been re-rescheduled to Tuesday 09 March, with a Christmas Ritz to be re-scheduled for December.
* PRE-CHRISTMAS CHEER *
We did actually manage to share some pre-Christmas cheer with our Privilege Club Members Lunch at The Alverbank Hotel on 15th December and our special Away-Day to ‘Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Illuminated’ on 11th December. We also managed to take our Tier 2 clients to a wonderful performance of the uplifting CHRISTMAS CRACKERS SHOW with seasonal songs & music at the Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre, on Sunday 20 December. It was a real tonic for everyone who was able to join us …… and the sun was shining too … proving it CAN be done!
Let’s hope we will still be able to offer you some great days out from March 2021 and some wonderful holidays soon after, but in the meantime please stay safe and keep well. Rest assured, we will still be here for you ….. for many years to come!