GROUP CONVENORS – Roger Jones & Keith Yelland

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Over the past 12 years or so we have had marvellous times travelling with our U3A friends.

We have been as far away as Peru. In Europe; Sicily, France, Christmas Markets, Spain, Italy, Croatia and closer to home; Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Yorkshire.

2023 We’re going to Ireland!

The trip would leave St Austell on the 25 September 2023. A 12 day GRAND TOUR OF IRELAND. We would begin with an early (probably 5.00 am) start to the ferry in Pembrokeshire. Then an overnight at Wexford.

2 nights in Dublin with at least a half day guided tour of Dublin. One full day to explore.

2 nights in Belfast including a half day tour of Belfast and a visit to the Titanic Museum and then a choice of visiting the Ulster Folk Museum or free time in Belfast.

2 nights in Letterkenny including a stop on the way to the Giants Causeway; a half day guided tour of Derry.

2 nights in Galway including a visit to Glenveagh National Park on the way; and a day out visiting Westport and Galway. – back to Wexford via the Cliffs of Moher for another 2 nights, to allow a full day in Waterford .

On day 12, 6 October, ferry to Pembroke and home.

The cost for 11 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast is £1399 per person in twin/double rooms with minimum of 25 paying travellers, dropping to £1299 if 35 travellers. The single room supplement is between £339 & £452 dependent on numbers.

2022 We have toured Madeira. We travelled by coach to Gatwick Airport on the 20 March, stayed overnight at a Premier Inn and then left for the tour from 21-28 March.  You can view photographs from our trip HERE.

2016 saw 6 off to Morocco, via Milan and Barcelona by train and flying back from Casablanca. Another 20+ of us went to Croatia end of September

2017 a group of 20 of us went to Scotland. Flying to Edinburgh from Exeter and having stays/trips to Garve, Inverness, Tain, Isle of Skye, Oban, Glasgow, and we flew back to Exeter where our coach met us to bring us back to St Austell.

2018 and we went off to North Cyprus (Turkish part) going later in the year so not too hot.

2019 and we went to Portugal, a cultural tour The Pousades of Portugal you can see on Mercury Holidays website.

We already have 21 members who are travelling. The cost for the Madeira part is £1079 per person in a doubleroom(+ £189 sole occupancy) . This includes all breakfasts in Madeira and 4 buffet dinners. The cost of the coach and overnight stay in Gatwick will be around £150. If you are interested, please use the contact form below.

Our meetings are when necessary, but always announced at the monthly meetings.

We are happy for you to come to a Coffee Morning or one main Monthly Meeting and to attend one individual group (with the exception of groups that require pre-booking and ticket purchases) before deciding whether to join St Austell u3a.

Please always contact the group convenor to ensure the session is going ahead.