U3A Holidays



Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux, France

1 - 8 September 2018


Walking Holiday at Freshwater Bay, IoW

30 April - 4 May 2019

Cycling Holiday in Prague and Beyond

6 - 13 July 2019



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


Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux, France

1 - 8 Sep 2018

Organiser:  Eileen Monks

see below 

Walking Holiday in Isle of Wight

30 Apr - 4 May 2019

Organiser:  Anne Gatward


Cycling Holiday in Prague and Beyond

6 - 13 Jul 2019

Organiser:  Eileen Monks



Group Notice 


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

Walking Holiday in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight - 30 April to 4 May 2019

A 4-night holiday with full board has been arranged at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight, which is situated by the sea on the south side of the island., from 30 April to 4 May 2019

There will be a choice of 3 walks each day, with up to 7 miles on the easier walks, 9 miles on medium walks and 12½ miles on harder walks.  There is also the option to take a Discovery Tour holiday, with gentle walks of up to 1½ miles and visits to local sites by minibus. You can also take a Country House break and organise your own time.

The cost for Guided Walking will be £439, Discovery Tours £470 and Country House break £349.  These prices are approximate depending on number booking the holiday. Travel costs are not included. A deposit of £75 per person is payable with your reservation, preferably by 25 July, to make sure of your place on the tour.

For more information, or to book a place, contact Anne Gatward at annegatward@waitrose.com or tel. 01844 292811.

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