CTA, in partnership with RB Coaches, Ashford International Hotel, Visit Kent, DFDS and Calais Tourist Office has organised a Fam Trip for CTA members. The itinerary runs from Sunday 26 April until the afternoon of Tuesday 28 April. It includes two nights’ accommodation with all breakfasts and dinners included. This is a great opportunity to see what Calais has to offer the coach excursion market, as well as seeing its latest iconic tourist attraction, the Calais Dragon. We will also be seeing some of Kent and sailing with DFDS on both the Dover-Dunkirk and Calais-Dover routes.

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Sunday 26 April 2020

11.30 Depart from RB Travel, Isham Road, Pytchley, Kettering NN14 1EW. RB Travel will be providing the transport throughout. Continue to Three Star Coaches, 25a Park Ave, Luton LU3 3AE for second pick-up at 13.00

RB Travel and Three Star Coaches have offered CTA members Parking facilities for the duration of the trip. Please tick your pick-up point on the registration form and enter your registration number. Arrive in good time to park before departure.

13.00 Depart Luton and drive to Ashford

15.30 Arrive Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Ave, Ashford, Kent TN24 8UX. Phone: 01233 219988.

For those who are joining the fam trip in Kent, please arrive at the hotel and check in prior to group arrival. Parking is free in the hotel car park.

16.30 Meet in the Lobby of the Ashford International Hotel for the Visit Kent Fam trip.

19.45 Dinner at the Ashford International hotel and overnight.

Monday 27 April

06.30    Breakfast is served in the Horizon Restaurant

07.45    Gather in the lobby with luggage ready to board the coach.

08.00    Coach departs for Dover.

09.00    Arrival in Dover Port for the DFDS embarkation for Dunkirk

10.00    DVDK 27/04/2020 arriving 13.00 local time. Light refreshments on board and DFDS presentation.

13.00   Disembark in Dunkirk and drive to Calais.

14.00   Arrive in Calais and start of the Calais Tourism programme

15.00  Guided tour of the Lace and Fashion museum

16.30  Panoramic bus tour of Calais with cheese & wine tasting

18.30  Check-in & Dinner at the Holiday Inn Calais Coquelles, 2099 Ave Charles de Gaulle, 62231 Calais. Telephone 00 33 032146606057

Tuesday 28 April

Breakfast at the hotel and check out

10.00 Live the experience of a trip aboard the Calais – the Calais Dragon, a fully automated mechanical animal with a viewing platform built into its back.

12.50   DFDS Embarkation for return journey to Dover (CADV 28/04/2020 @ 13:50)

14.20   Disembark in Dover and drive back to Ashford International Hotel

15.20   Ashford International hotel drop off

17.30   Three Star Coaches, Luton drop off

18.40   RB Travel, Kettering drop off

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