* MONDAY 01 MARCH 2021 – IT REALLY DOES FEEL LIKE SPRING ON THIS SUNNY MONDAY – A HAPPY ST DAVIDS DAY TO ALL OUR WELSH FRIENDS!*
* THE COTSWOLDS IS CALLING! PLEASE JOIN US FOR A WONDERFUL SHORT BREAK – 21 MAY – 5-DAYS – COUNTRY MANOR SPA HOTEL – NOW BOOKING! *
* SPECIAL PRICE ENDS TODAY! PAMPER YOURSELF FOR 3 DAYS FROM 14 JUNE A NEW FOREST LUXURY SPA BREAK – INCLUDES TREATMENT — NOW BOOKING! *
* VACCINES FOR THE OVER 60s ARE NOW BEING ROLLED OUT, JOINING THE 20m MILLION ALREADY VACCINATED, SO WE HOPE YOU GET YOURS SOON! *
* SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO – THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR – SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER 2021 – 2-NIGHTS – NOW BOOKING *
* WATCH YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR OUR NEW UK AWAY-DAYS & MYSTERY TOURS STARTING AGAIN AFTER 17 MAY! *
* 1st THEATRE – FRANK & DEAN SHOW (RAT PACK) – THE MILL AT SONNING DINNER THEATRE – SAT 20 MARCH – NOW AWAITING NEW DATE! *
* DOURO RIVER CRUISE – PREMIUM SHIP – GILS EANES – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 – 7-days – ALL INCLUSIVE INCLUDING ALL EXCURSIONS *
* 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 the Spring of 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.
Hopefully, 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,
FULL DETAILS COMING SOON!
NATURAL WONDERS of CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ISLANDS
February 2023 – 14-nights
Cruise in the sun from Havana, Cuba to Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Aruba,
Guadaloupe & Barbados!
Prices and full itinerary TBC soon
BOOKING FROM 03 MARCH 2021
PRE-REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY!
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 a 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:
AFTER LOCKDOWN ….
As we emerge from Lockdown during April, May & July, we will still follow any COVID-19 safety guidelines current at the time.
To ensure all our guests are happy to travel in company again, all guests booking with Solent Events will also need to have had their first vaccine.
Our Coaches: Our 54-seater luxury executive coaches will currently accommodate 37 passengers. You will be seated socially-distanced from other passengers eg: a solo traveller will seat in a double seat by the window (offside), a couple or pair travelling together will sit side by side (nearside seats), distanced by the aisle + one seat from your nearest neighbour. If current protocols still exist, all passengers will wear a face covering whilst on the coach and in venues visited (unless medically exempt). Hand sanitising will be actioned on the coach and at all stops. Frequent hand-washing will also be encouraged.
Currently our robust COVID secure protocols include meticulous operation of Hands, Face & Space rules. Covid-19 safe procedures will also be in place for all eateries, venues & hotels visited, but according to Boris’s new road-map, after 21 June, most social distancing restrictions will have been lifted. Hurrah!
We expect a deluge of interest in our Away-Days & UK Tours as we slowly emerge from Lockdown on 12 April & 17 May, so to save disappointment, bookings for our events are being taken NOW – with no increase in price!
INTERESTED IN TRAVELLING, BUT WAITING FOR YOUR VACCINE? PLEASE DO NOT WORRY ….
We have found that you are able to change & choose the date for your vaccine when you are invited, so please do not put your life on hold by ‘waiting’ for your 2nd vaccine date!
* FEBRUARY 22 ROAD-MAP UPDATE *
The Frank & Dean Show at the Mill at Sonning, is being moved to a date after 17 May as per the new guidelines.
Our ‘annual’ visit to the Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall is now on Sunday 7th November 2021.
Pretty Woman at the Piccadilly Theatre, London is on Wednesday 11 August
BRAND NEW – A Theatre Trip to London’s County Court for the highly acclaimed Witness for the Prosecution has been booked for Thursday 27 May.
A real treat just before Christmas, will be our Christmas Afternoon Tea or Dinner at the Ritz which is now on Thursday 27 November.
* Late 2020 *
We were one of a handful of Travel & event companies to take the plunge and get going in 2020. Our Away-Days were slowly and safely introduced last September, but just as were enjoying ourselves, Lockdown 2 on 5th November and again just as Christmas week began stopped us in our tracks!
What we got up to in December ….
Against all the odds, we still managed to share some pre-Christmas cheer with our Privilege Club Members Lunch (now called CLUB-21) at The Alverbank Hotel and our special Away-Day to ‘Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens Illuminated’. We also managed to take our Tier 2 clients to a wonderful performance of the uplifting Christmas Crackers Show at the Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre on 20 December. It was a real tonic for everyone …… proving it CAN be done safely!
If you like what you see, why not join our CLUB-21 MEMBERS CLUB – there are some great benefits and at less than 65ppp per week you will not be disappointed! See our TRAVEL CLUBS page