U3A Holidays




Italy, based in Bologna

11 - 16 June 2018


Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux, France

1 - 8 September 2018



Haddenham U3A organises a number of holidays for its members each year. These can range from short breaks to walking holidays to overseas holidays. 

Members who may be interested in any of these holidays are advise to let the organiser know at the earliest opportunity. Often the full details, including costs, are not immediately available, but notification of interest will help the organiser to make suitable arrangements.

In some cases, the holidays may be opened to members of other U3As or friends if places are available.




Costs of each holiday will be notified to all interested parties as they become available.  Payment arrangements will also be notified by the holiday organiser (either via the U3A or direct to travel companies)

Where payments are requested to be paid via the U3A, cheques should be payable to Haddenham U3A and have the name of the event written on the back.  You may also pay by internet or telephone banking to the credit of Haddenham U3A, sort code 40-52-40, account no. 00021010, with the holiday name as the reference. As soon as you have used one of these methods, please email or ring the Treasurer (treasurer@haddenhamu3a.co.uk or 01844 292393) and the event organiser to confirm that the payment has been sent.



Next Events


Holiday in Italy - based in Bologna

11 - 16 Jun 2018

Organisers:  Tony Dlugosz and Anne Gatward

see below

Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux, France

1 - 8 Sep 2018

Organiser:  Eileen Monks

see below 

Cycling Holiday in Prague and Beyond

6 - 13 Jul 2019

Organiser:  Eileen Monks



Group Notice 


 Holiday in Italy 11 to 16 June 2018       HOLIDAY NOW FULL

A five night holiday is being arranged to see the palaces and art of Bologna, Ravenna, Mantova, Parma and Ferrara.  The holiday will be based at the Hotel Touring in Bologna, and travel to the various sites will be by coach with professional guides.  The holiday will include guided tours of Bologna including the Pinacoteca Nazionale and Anatomical museum, and Ravenna including the mosaics of St Vitale & Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare at Classe.  The holiday also includes tours of the Palazzo Ducale & Palazzo Te in Mantova, a tour and tasting at a Parma ham and cheese producer, and a city tour of Ferrara.

Travel to Italy will be by coach from Haddenham and direct scheduled B.A. flight from Heathrow to Bologna.  The flights and return UK airport coach transfers are included in the price.

The cost of the holiday will be approximately £899 per person for couples sharing or £998 per person including single room supplement (travel insurance at approx. £36 per person is extra).

To book contact the organisers:  Tony Dlugosz at tonydlugosz@gmail.com (phone 01296 748131) or Anne Gatward at annegatward@waitrose.com (phone 01844 292811).

Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux - 1 to 8 September 2018

Our cycling group are embarking on a boat/bike holiday next September in the Bordeaux area of France. Anyone interested in cycling and not a member of the cycling group is welcome to join us on this adventure.

The holiday is on a river boat with hired bikes on board, and varying distances (20-32 miles) are cycled daily to the next embarkation point. Cycling is not compulsory and there is an option to stay on board.

Unfortunately there are only twin cabins available, upper or lower deck, £1536 pp and £1354 pp respectively.

Bike hire for the week is £75 or an e-bike would be £173.

A coach from Bordeaux railway station to the boat (about 1 hour) is £53 eachfor the round trip.

Travel is by own arrangement, flight, train or car, and for anyone interested to travel together we usually arrange this but a little nearer the time.

Cabins go like hot cakes and the cycling group have already booked theirs, so if you are interested, or would like more information, please contact as soon as possible:

Organiser: Eileen Monks  01844 216033 or 07772 311637 or emonks@tiscali.co.uk

Cycling Holiday in Prague and Beyond - 6 to 13 July 2019 (Open to all U3A Members)

The cycling group have arranged a river boat with bike hire from Prague next year, and as this is a larger boat than usual (Florentina) we are able to open this tour to all members of the U3A.

The cycling should be relatively easy along the rivers with distances as set out below. It is NOT limited to cyclists and one doesn’t have to cycle at all, just stay on the boat

Twin cabins are £805 pp on the main deck and £1,010 pp on the upper deck with French balcony

There is just one single cabin available on the upper deck £1,255

Transport is NOT included but we will probably fly to Prague and arrange flights at a later date.

For further details go to the Cycling Interest Group page

Organiser: Eileen Monks  01844 216033 or 07772 311637 or emonks@tiscali.co.uk


Joining the Group 

Holidays are open to all members of Haddenham U3A, subject to the availability of places.

To book a place, contact the organiser of the relevant holiday