THE STORYVILLE STRUTTERS was formed in 2010 to play authentic, unspoiled early New Orleans jazz. These Outstanding exponents perform of the wonderful music of early 1900s Storyville. Their brilliant renditions of that classic repertoire are infectious and irresistibly foot-tapping. The celebrated line-up comprises: Ceri Williams, trumpet ; Andy Leggett, clarinet ; Terry Williams, trombone ; Oggi Hogg, banjo ; Keith Tolley, double bass and Paul Archibald, drums. The band’s stunning singer Sinead McCabe is passionate about recalling the early 1900s songs of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson etc. The Storyville Strutters have appeared at many jazz clubs and festivals throughout the U.K., generating smiles of happiness wherever they go, and now look forward to returning to Spain’s lovely Olimpo Hotel.
We sail from Plymouth on Sunday and a cabin is provided. The ship has many diversions to keep you occupied such as live entertainment, swimming pool, cinema amongst others and fine dining or self-service restaurants.
Arriving in Santander on Monday we leave town and travel eastwards about 25 miles to Isla and the Hotel Olimpo . The hotel faces a large sandy beach and there is a small outdoor swimming pool at the hotel. There is also a tennis court and gardens leading down to the beach. We stay for three nights with breakfast and dinner with wine included. The Band plays after dinner for listening and dancing.
After check in you’ll have plenty of time to explore this pleasant coastal village. Relax around the garden area, stroll to the town centre or just sit back and have a glass of something on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
Tuesday - Today we’re travelling eastwards to the charming fishing port and popular resort of Castro Urdiales. We spend the morning here. In the afternoon we stop en route to Isla at the resort and fishing port of Santoña before arriving at the hotel. Dinner is at 2030 followed by the Band.
Wednesday _This morning we head off for the foothills of the Picos de Europa mountain range. Our drive takes us along the Pas Valley to Reinosa, a small town at the entrance to the ski slopes.After a short sightseeing stop we now drive along the side of the Ebro Dam to the Escudo Pass where we begin a stunning descent down the Besaya Valley. We’ll pause at the pleasant spa village of Puente Viesgo for sightseeing and refreshment. We recommend a little walk along the river bank. Then it’s back to Isla and the hotel. Dinner is at 2030 followed by the Band.
On Thursday morning we drive to Santander stopping at the Hypermarket en route to pick up essential supplies . Then it’s a little time for sightseeing in Santander before we board the “Pont Aven” for the sailing to England at 1545.
We arrive in Plymouth at 1045 on Friday morning and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.
|October 27th 2024
:Cost include: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; three nights half-board at the 4* hotel; excursions; Tour Guide. Entertainment by the Band on three nights.
Single Supplement: £135
Pick up Points: Bristol-Taunton-Exeter-Newton Abbot-Plymouth