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Big Band Night - In the style of James Last

Big Band Night - In the style of James Last

Sun 10th June 2018: A Short Break to Big Band Night with Johnsons Coaches

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A salute to one of the most successful orchestras in the world – James Last.  This spectacular show consists of almost nonstop unforgettable tunes, which made him the ‘most commercially successful bandleader’ of the second half of the 20th century, all played in that ‘Happy Music Style’ that made James Last famous. The Mike James Orchestra and Singers is a vibrant, fully professional big band consisting of a powerful signature brass section, whip tight rhythm and talented soloists and vocalists, all led by the earthy charm and boyish enthusiasm of Mike James himself, one of Britain's best and most enduring band leaders.


Your Holiday Includes

· One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

· Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

· Our Own Courier Service

· 1-night’s dinner, bed & breakfast **

· Outlined excursions

· Return Train ride on the Great Central Railway

· James Last Tribute Concert & Dinner

** Dinner is a set 3-course meal with tea/coffee and dinner tables are round tables of 10’s


Not Included: All lunches


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Departing Henley in the morning, we drive to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough. Here, we re-create the experience of famous express trains of the steam age on Britain's only double track main line heritage railway. Originally a main line from Sheffield to London, the 8-mile preserved section between Loughborough and Leicester is fully operational and the 4 stations reflect a different period of the railways 109-year history. We continue to our hotel in time for dinner, followed by our live evening's entertainment - The Mike James Orchestra and Singers. They will be paying tribute to the music of the late James Last, one of the most successful Orchestra's in the world featuring old favourites and big band swing tunes of yesteryear - so whether you want to dance or just listen to this big band, you are in for a great night's entertainment.


Following breakfast we visit Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, situated on the south- eastern edges of the Peak District.

EMCC & the Orchard Hotel, Nottingham

A modern eco-friendly hotel located in the heart of 330 acres of University Park. Contemporary bedrooms, finished to a superior standard. Bramley’s Restaurant & Bar. Lift to all floors.


Hotel Facility Symbols: En Suite Bedrooms * TV * Hairdryer * Hospitality Tray * Lift


2 Day Tour

Sunday 10 – Monday 11 June 2018   Tour Price: £155


Single Room: Nil

Holiday Insurance: £16

Tour Departs By: 9.00am approx.

Returns By: 5.30pm approx.



Making Enquiries & Booking Your Great Breaks

· Travel in comfort – All coaches used on our GREAT BREAKS will be from our top-class touring fleet, equipped with CLUB CLASS, extra legroom seating, air conditioning, reclining seats and toilet.

· No smoking – Enjoy a great atmosphere!

· Please remember that we operate a no smoking policy on all coaches.

· Choose your seat – Choose where you want to sit on the coach and we will confirm this when you book your break.

· One boarding point with free parking – For a quick start to the beginning and end of your break, there is just one boarding point, here at our premises at Liveridge Hill.


Our car park is safe, secure and well-lit and you can park here for the duration of the break, free of charge.



Our premises are situated one mile north of Henley, on the A3400, travelling towards Birmingham. On arrival, enter via the ‘Entrance’ gateway and follow our staff directions. For passengers being dropped off and collected at the end of the break, there is ample space for this.



Enquiries – just contact our office at Liveridge Hill, Henley-in-Arden (on the Birmingham Road, A3400 north of Henley) or an appointed Travel Agent.


Great Breaks Booking – For a provisional booking, a simple telephone call is all that is needed. We will hold places for you without obligation for 14 days. (Please note; provisional bookings will be cancelled automatically if payment is not received within 14 days).


Confirmation of Booking – In order to confirm your booking we require payment in full within 7 days. Once received we will send you your Great Breaks confirmation, receipt of payment, the number and location of seats booked and confirmed departure time.


Methods of Payment – All normal methods of payment, including cash, cheque, by debit and credit card and by telephone or by post are acceptable.



Cancellation by the Company – Should circumstances arise where, due to less than 20 bookings, we are forced to cancel a Great Break holiday all monies paid by all passengers for that particular excursion will be refunded and following that the Company shall be exempt from any further liability.


Cancellation by the Passenger – You may cancel your Great Break holiday at any time and provided that we receive notice of cancellation within 56 days (8 weeks) of the departure date, then we will refund you the value of the break, less a £20 cancellation charge and the value of your travel insurance premium. No refunds can be given for cancellations made less than 56 days prior to departure. You may be able to claim back the cost of your Great Break (less the insurance premium and the insurance excess charge) through your travel insurance which can be purchased at the time of booking.

For all other terms and conditions please refer to the Trading Charter which is published in our main Summer 2018 Coach Holiday brochure.


Travel Insurance – is available on all of our Great Breaks. Prices commence from just £15.00 per person


Inclusions – The ‘Your Holiday Includes’ section on each page highlights those entrances/admissions that are included within your Great Break price. All other admissions and lunches are not included.


Hotels - Porterage is generally provided in most hotels. Dinners in some hotels are served on a carvery basis, please ask for details.


Alterations – The company reserves the right to alter or cancel any of the Great Breaks listed in this brochure, and to alter the size and specification of the vehicle used.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Henley-in-Arden Park&Ride Park & Ride at Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House, Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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