April

We would like to gently remind everybody to be on time for your pickups for all trips. We recommend you are 10 minutes early at the bus stop. We cannot wait for anybody who is late, our coach runs to a tight schedule during the pickups. When it’s raining or cold it simply isn’t fair to leave other people waiting too. We cannot offer a refund if you miss the bus. If you have problems getting to us, please call the out of hours number as you may be able to catch us up. 07759 494146. Thank you for your understanding with this.

Deposits payable on  Holidays:-Sunday Savers £15:00: Long Weekend Breaks £30:00: Holidays £40:00: per person.

No Smoking or Vaping ( E-cigarettes) allowed on any of our coaches.

April Fools Sunday Saver

Sun 31st March to Mon 1st April ONLY £89:00 Single supplement £19

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at a hotel of 3* standard. Excursions on each of the two days.

Leave the planning to us Our ever popular Mystery tours fill really fast. We only run one of these per year so be sure to book this one quickly.

Day 1 :

This morning we head out in the coach stopping at a mystery destination over lunchtime. You know us by now! We will make sure this destination is suitable for those who book on. Be sure to tell us of any special requirements at booking! We then head to our hotel which will be of 3* standard. Dinner is included and tonight we have booked in for a three-course meal at the hotel. We then enjoy a restful evening ready for tomorrow.

Day 2:

A full breakfast at a leisurely pace this morning before loading our cases and heading out on
another mystery day trip! Our driver will be sure to keep you surprised and amused at the places we
visit today! Our return home won’t be late today, with drop-offs roughly between 6.30-7.30pm. 

Alnwick Castle & Gardens

Fri 5th to Sun 7th April £189:00 Single supplement £49

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the 4* Holiday Inn Gosforth Park, Newcastle. Full use of hotel facilities – swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium. Entry to Alnwick Castle & Gardens.

Day 1:

This morning we head to the delightful old town of Barnard Castle, with its old cobbled streets and twisting lanes lined with stylish architecture from the Georgian and Victorian periods in the centre of town. Many of these buildings are now independent, interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Barnard Castle is now known as being one of the best towns in the North of England for its quality antique shops which attract people from far and wide. Later this afternoon, we head to our hotel for our evening meal.

Day 2:

After our leisurely breakfast this morning we head to Alnwick, where we visit the Castle & Gardens. You will have enough time to visit the Castle, Garden and pretty little town centre of Alnwick. Alnwick Castle remains one of the largest inhabited Castles in Europe. The Percy family who has resided here for generations have built up the estate, collected a huge amount of art and opened up this fascinating home to the public. The Alnwick Garden is 42 acres of gardens situated in the grounds of Alnwick Castle. There are 8 themed zones radiating out from a stunning central water cascade making this the perfect place to relax & take a gentle stroll. The castle is a very short walk to Alnwick’s historic town centre with cobbled streets & local independent traders.

Day 3:

This morning we enjoy breakfast and load our cases before heading down to the Newcastle Quayside Market which features independent traders selling handcrafted goods and local produce A vibrant and varied showcase for quality goods and produce; you’ll find artists, designers, jewellers, food producers, photographers, ceramic artists and fashionistas as well as street artists and buskers. The market complements the Quayside’s fabulous natural setting, world-class cultural institutions and superb restaurants and bars

Lytham St Annes

Sun 7th to Mon 8th April £74:00 Single supplement £10

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the independently owned Monterey Beach Hotel, conveniently situated on the promenade close to the centre of Lytham St Annes.

Day 1:

We head directly to the pretty little town of Lytham St Annes where we enjoy lots of free time to enjoy this pretty little seaside resort. The hotel is one of our favourites –its in a fabulous location on the seafront and they have entertainment each evening after our dinner – including dancing for those who like to take part.

Day 2:

We enjoy more free time in Lytham St Annes today, departing at 3 pm for our journey home.

Saltaire World Heritage & More!

Sun 14th to Mon 15th April Only £74 Single supplement £10

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Best Western Guide Post Hotel, Bradford. Excursions & coach travel.

Day 1:

Today we are heading for Saltaire Village World Heritage Site (free entry) located near Bradford, with a comfort break on the way. Salts Mill is a former textile mill, now an art gallery, shopping centre, and restaurant complex. At the Salts Mill, you will find many pieces of artwork such as those of David Hockney and a permanent exhibition of the story of Saltaire. The village is a lovely place for a canal walk, or boat ride, or a visit to a tea room, in beautiful historic buildings. There are parks, galleries, a tramway, many things to make this a wonderful day out. This evening we will head to our hotel for our 3-course dinner.

Day 2:

After a leisurely breakfast, we are going to Wakefield where you will have a choice. Many will choose to visit The National Coal Museum (This is an extra £5 – must be paid at the time of booking), which is an absolute hidden gem. The underground guided tours here are brought to life by ex-miners who are so passionate about the Museum and History of Mining. Your alternative is the historic city of Wakefield. Here you can enjoy the wonderful architecture, history and shopping. Wakefield Cathedral has the tallest spire in Yorkshire, towering over the skyline. The award-winning Hepworth Art Museum down on the waterfront presents major exhibitions of the best international and contemporary art.

The little trains of Mid Wales!

Sun 14th to Mon 15th April Only £129 Single supplement £10

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Excursions & rail journeys as described below.

Day 1:

This morning we head straight for the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway was built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool and provide them with an outlet for their produce. Operated at first by the Cambrian Railways, the line was taken over by the Great Western and then British Railways. After 1931 the railway only carried freight traffic and was finally closed in 1956, but that was not the end. In 1963 a group of enthusiasts rallied round and began to progressively reopen the line until it became the railway you see today.

Day 2:

Today we visit both Aberystwyth for some free time and enjoy a scenic journey on board the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century. Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) in the 11¾ miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breathtaking views can be enjoyed by all. The line is a masterpiece of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients which add to the railway’s charm.

Sat 27th

Harrogate Spring Flower Show   £17:00  (e)

Sun 28th

Wonderwool Wales   £29:00  (e)