Outings



WEST WICKHAM PHOTGRAPHIC SOCIETY
2016 OUTINGS PROGRAMME


Saturday 30th April
Sky Gardens Trip - Cancelled

The trip to the 'Sky Gardens' has had to be cancelled due to maintenance work being carried out on the 30th.
Possible alternative dates - May 21st or 28th. - Please advise Tony if you can go.


Thursday 5th May
“Eagle heights”

Lullingstone Lane
Eynsford
Kent
DA4 0JB
Tel 01322 866466

Meet in car park at approx 9:50 am and then present ourselves to the Office at 10:00 am.
Please Prey for good weather on the day.


Sunday 19th June - Thursday 23 June 2016
SPECIAL - A 5 day trip to Bruge

“Bruges - Venice Of The North Novotel Bruges Centrum”
Coach Holiday with Shearings
The holiday leaves on Sunday 19 June 2016, returning Thursday 23 June 2016
Price per person based on two sharing is £349

The price includes a local return coach pickup that takes to Folkestone where you change coaches for onward travel Bruges. (Personally my preference is to drive to Folkestone, pay for parking and pick the coach up there.)

Price per person based on two sharing is £349. The single supplement is £139. The deposit is £65. For information on how to book, see the bottom of this article.

Note that excursions marked optional are charged extra. (Bob’s note: Additionally bike hire is readily available with nice rides into the countryside along the canals. Great for photography and beers.)

ITINERARY
Day One - UK to Bruges: We’ll make our way to Calais, then on to Belgium and Bruges.
Day Two – Ghent: This morning you will have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Sluis in neighbouring Holland. During the afternoon we visit the charming city of Ghent, comprising a mixture of French and Flemish, often referred to as the historic heart of Flanders. (B,D)
Day Three – Bruges: A chance to explore the wonderfully historic city of Bruges, known as the ‘Venice of the North’ with its canals and bars, cafés and restaurants that open out onto bustling squares. This perfectly preserved medieval city has numerous sights to discover, including the World Heritage Site city centre, museums and the Lake of Love. You can also choose to join our optional guided walking tour. (B,D)
Day Four – Ostend: This morning we make our way along the coast, enjoying a scenic drive to seaside Ostend. Spend time exploring the town, before we return to Bruges by coach, enjoying lunch at our hotel as no evening meal will be provided this evening. We also have an optional excursion to Ypres, best known as the site of the dramatic First World War battles and where many British soldiers fought and died. It is now home to the Menin Gate, placed there in honour of those who perished with no known graves and each evening the Last Post is sounded. There is also an optional excursion to visit the surrounding battlefields.
Day Five - Bruges to UK: Travel back to Calais, then home. (B)

YOUR HOTEL: Novotel Bruges Centrum
Well-located within walking distance of the city’s main sights and attractions, the Novotel Centrum has a pleasant bar and inviting restaurant. The hotel also has a garden with heated swimming pool. All rooms are en suite, with air conditioning, minibar, telephone television, safe and hairdryer. Bar area. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Official three-star rating

Website reference: http://www.shearings.com/holidays/bruges---venice-of-the-north-novotel-bruges-centrum?search=holiday&travelby=COACH&hotel=ACCNOVBC&startdate=19-06-2016&stopdate=19-06-2016&days=5-5&product=ECBEBAD&rooms=2|0|0

To book, call Shearings directly on 0844 824 6398. The holiday code is ECBEABD and to get the holiday at this price quote code DCC616L (if they ask say it is on a flyer you received form them.

If you would like more information contact Bob Zwolinsky.


DatePlaceLeader
May (TBA)Sky GardensTony Warran
Thurs. 5th MayEagle HeightsNorman and Joyce Bernard.
June (TBA)High Elms Nature ReserveDerek Miah

(TBA) = To be announced.