Holland Trip Itinerary

21st October 1988 - 29th October 1988

Friday 21st October 1988

Manx Youth Band party assemble at the Sea Terminal at 7.45a.m. before boarding Steam Packet ferry for Heysham. On arrival at Heysham and load coach before departing for Beaconsfield where an evening meal has been arranged. We expect to arrive in Beaconsfield at about 6.00p.m. At about 7.30p.m. we will leave Beaconsfield for Dover where will spend the night in one of the Dover Youth Hostels.

Saturday 22nd October 1988

After breakfast will be at 7.30a.m. the party will leave the hostel at 8.00a.m. for the 9.30a.m. sailing to Bologne which will take about 1 hour 45 mins. (watches forward 1 hour). Arrival in Valkenburg is estimated at 4.30p.m. After the evening meal there will be a rehearsal.

Sunday 23rd October 1988

After breakfast depart for Beekse Bergen Safari Park, Hilvarenbeek for the morning followed in the afternoon by a visit to the Phillips Evoluon Centre in Eindhoven. After returning to the hotel and evening meal there will be a rehearsal.

Monday 24th October 1988

The test-piece section of the Festival takes place starting at 9.30a.m. After lunch there will be a concert at the Heerlen shopping centre from 3.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. In the evening there is a jazz evening organised by the Festival with fancy dress being optional. Prizes given.

Tuesday 25th October 1988

The entertainment section of the Festival takes place in Maastricht from 9.30a.m. The presentation of prizes and certificates takes place at 8.00p.m. followed by a disco.

Wednesday 26th October 1988

Depart at 9.00a.m. for Bonn, West Germany where there will be a visit to Beethovenís House followed in the afternoon by a visit to Phantasialand theme park.

Thursday 27th October 1988

Depart hotel for Konigswinter which is situated on the Rhine. This will be followed by a boat trip on the Rhine followed by a concert at 4.00p.m. in bad Neuenhar.

Friday 28th October 1988

Nothing planned for the morning but there is the possibility of playing for the mayor of Valkenburg in the afternoon, final details to be confirmed. There will also be a visit to the Gemeentegrott (municipal caves) in Valkenburg. The party will depart Valkenburg at 7.30p.m. arriving in Calais at approximately midnight.

Saturday 29th October 1988

Depart Calais at 1.30a.m. arriving at Dover at 1.45a.m. (watches back 1 hour). After disembarking transfer to coach and depart for Heysham for the 2.30p.m. sailing to Douglas arriving at approximately 6.15p.m.

Youth Hostel Address:

Carlton House,
306 London Road,
CT17 0SY

Hotel Address:

Tourotel Hotel,
30-34 Wilhelminalaan,
6301 GJ Valkenburg,

Hotel meal times:

Breakfast - 8.00a.m
Evening Meal - 6.00p.m.