* SOLENT EVENTS UPDATE: MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER – LAST CHANCE FOR ‘CHRISTMAS CRACKERS’ PLACES TODAY *
* SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER – A CHRISTMAS CRACKER SEASONAL SONGS, MUSIC & LUNCH – MILL AT SONNING – ONLY 1 poss 2 PLACES LEFT! *
* NEW * DOURO RIVER CRUISE – PREMIUM SHIP – GILS EANES – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 7-days – INCLUSIVE ALL EXCURSIONS *
* POST LOCKDOWN – LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS ‘ILLUMINATED’ – FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER – NOW SOLD OUT *
* PRIVILEGE CLUB MEMBERS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH – TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER – BOOKING in ‘TRAVEL’ CLUBS – ABOVE – 2 PLACES LEFT *
* FRANK & DEAN SHOW (RAT PACK) – MILL AT SONNING DINNER THEATRE – POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 23 JANUARY 2021 *
* LUXURY RITZ AFTERNOON TEA, WALLACE COLLECTION IS NOW ON THURSDAY 14 JANUARY FOR OXFORD ST/HARRODS NEW YEAR SALES ! *
* AS 2020 CLOSES, WE’RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF ‘BOLETTE’S’ SCENIC SCOTLAND CRUISE IN MAR 2021 FR ONLY £799pp
* WE 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?
YOU’LL PROBABLY WILL BY MARCH!
WE’LL STILL BE THERE TO KEEP YOU SAFE
Our first holiday for 2021 is the maiden voyage of Fred. Olsen’s new BOLETTE from Southampton
05 March 2021 – 7 nights
Belfast, The Orkney & Shetland Islands,
From only £799pp!
17 February 2022 – 15-nights
Cruise 9 Caribbean islands from Cuba to Barbados.
From just £2,599pp
THESE SMALL SHIP CRUISES ARE GREAT VALUE & SOMETHING WONDERFUL TO LOOK FORWARD TO AFTER A RATHER LONG WINTER!
“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. I personally escort you and will look after you every step of the way, especially if you travel on your own. The world is a wonderful place and to travel near and far ‘in friendly company’ is definitely the best way to experience it. Please do join us!” ~ Lin Wilson
Solent Events & Leisure was founded in 1991 with the sole purpose of providing local adults with a totally reliable, hassle-free experience in their leisure time, with personally organised & personally escorted Luxury London 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, are of course, 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. Please join us for a safe, hassle-free, fun 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 attending with. We are optimistic that our trips scheduled for December will go ahead, even under a ‘tier’ system, but we will keep you updated as we here through the Travel Trade bulletins.
Our Coach: Our 54-seater luxury executive coaches will now take 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 those travelling together can sit together but will be socially distanced on the other side of the aisle (nearside seats). All passengers will wear a face covering whilst on the coach and in venues visited (unless medically exempt) and 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 rigorously operating Hands, Face & Space rules:
Rest assured, Covid-19 safe procedures are in place for all our eateries, venues & hotels visited.
* PRE-CHRISTMAS CHEER *
With Boris’s new ‘Tier System’ being set we’re still cautiously optimistic about sharing some Christmas cheer in December, with our special seasonal Away-Day to ‘Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Illuminated’ on Friday 11th December and an uplifting CHRISTMAS CRACKERS Show of seasonal songs & music at the Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre on Sunday 20 December – CHRISTMAS CRACKERS!
As you probably know, our Away-Days had slowly, successfully and safely been introduced since mid-September, only to be thwarted with Lockdown 2 on 5th November. Therefore, our November trips, The Frank & Dean Show at the Mill at Sonning has been rescheduled for Saturday 23 January and our annual visit to the Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall has been transferred to Sunday 7th November 2021. Our long-awaited Pretty Woman London Theatre trip has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 3rd February 2021. Exciting times ahead!
Furthermore, our exciting Away-Day to London for Afternoon Tea/Dinner at the Ritz (or Fortnum & Mason), alongside The Wallace Collection & Christmas Shopping, has had to be moved to Thursday 14 January 2021, as Afternoon Tea at The Ritz etc are typically completely full in December. On the bright side, not only will we have something really special to look forward to, we will have the Oxford Street & Harrods January Sales to enjoy instead!
In the meantime please stay safe and keep well. We will of course still be here for your leisure time and holidays for many years to come!