August

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.

£ is the cost of the tour: E or other letter is pickup time: time is the approximate arrival back in North Wales

 Friday 2nd to Monday 5th August

Edinburgh Tattoo          

£389:00 per person Single supplement £54 E 9 pm

Included: Dinner bed and breakfast at the Winnock Hotel, Drymen (near Loch Lomond). Dinner not included on Tattoo night due to late return – lunch and late night snacks/drinks instead. Excursions as described below. Tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first performed in 1950 at the Edinburgh Music Festival. Today, with its captivating blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, it is without a doubt one of the world’s greatest shows. NB Access to the Tattoo is via a steep gradient, which may be a problem for people with walking difficulties.

We enjoy a leisurely journey north with a stop at Moffat, an attractive & friendly town with a rich heritage and history. Here you may choose to wander into the town centre to visit the Moffat Museum, Moffat Woollen Mill, art galleries and shops. This evening we settle into The Winnock Hotel, Drymen where we are met with a warm welcome, and of course, dinner is included.

Excursion 1:

Stirling & Dunblane. Today we enjoy two historic attractions with spectacular scenery. Stirling is great for shopping & history – browse independent boutiques in the historic surroundings of the Old Town and the Victorian Stirling Arcade. Or head to the Thistles shopping centre for high street retailers – more unusually the centre was built around a 16th-century jail cell, known as the Thieves Pot. Take a look inside and hear the tales of times gone by for free! This afternoon we head to Dunblane. Dunblane is a small, attractive and beautifully located town at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. Full of history and charm, the Cathedral stands serenely amid a clutch of olde-worlde buildings, among them the 17th century Dean’s House, which houses the tiny Cathedral Museum with exhibits on local history. Close by, the oldest private library in Scotland, Leighton Library, houses 4,500 books in 90 languages printed between 1500 and 1840. Visitors can browse through some of the country’s rarest books, including the first edition of Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake.

Excursion 2:

We will have a leisurely morning today with breakfast and lunch at the hotel (lunch is included). After lunch, we head to Edinburgh for the rest of the day and enjoy an evening of entertainment at the incredible Edinburgh Tattoo.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo was first performed in 1950 at the Edinburgh Music Festival. Today, with its captivating blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, it is, without doubt, one of the world’s greatest shows. Be aware of access to the Tattoo is via a steep gradient, which may be a problem for people with walking difficulties. This will be a late evening, but we can enjoy drinks and snacks before bed back at the hotel.

Our journey homeward will see us stopping at The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, situated at the heart of Gretna Green village. It is the world-famous, historic home of the anvil wedding and has been at the centre of runaway love, since the Marriage Act of 1754. Built, in 1713, as a traditional Blacksmith’s Shop which it continued to be for over 100 years more. As the first stop over the border, it soon became the go-to wedding destination for runaway lovers and young couples looking to marry without their parent’s consent.

Sat 3rd 

   City of Chester (5 hours free time)       £12 M 6 pm

Sat 3rd   

       Chester Zoo        (5 hours free time) coach only     £12 M 6 pm

Sun 4th  

      Lake District Explorer    £15 E 8 pm

To include stops at Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside, with the option to purchase tickets for the boat between Bowness and Ambleside on arrival if you wish (your driver can arrange this for you)

Sun 4th    

Alton Towers   (5 hours free time/entry incl)

Adult & age 12+ £47  Child 3-11 £42  Infant £10 M    9 pm

Mon 5th  

    Monday Mystery! 

With two separate stops and a town for lunchtime.  £13 M      6 pm

Wed 7th     

   Llyn Peninsula & Fron Goch Garden Centre  £24.50 R 6 pm

Today’s trip heads down the Llyn Peninsula with a stop in Pwllheli for market day.  After a few hours here we enjoy a scenic guided tour through Nefyn to the Fron Goch Garden Centre was included in the price of this trip is an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, quiche, vol au vents, cakes, and tea/coffee.

Wed 7th

Snowdon Mountain Railway & Snowdonia

(includes rail journey) £37 M 6 pm

Sat 10th

Shrewsbury Flower Show (travel only) £14 M 7 pm

Our trips to the Shrewsbury Flower Show drop off close to the showground. Entry not included.

Sun 11th

City of York for the Comicon (at the racecourse) travel only
£17 E     8 pm        

Sun 11th


City of York (drop off at Union Terrace Coach Park)    £17 E 8 pm

 Sun 11th  

Sea2shore food festival, Aberystwyth (free admission) £16 E     7.30pm

Sun 11th  

            Full day in Aberystwyth    £16 E 8 pm

Sun 11th  

Blackpool Air Show (travel only, this is a free event)   £17 E     8.30 pm

This is set to be a really lovely day out.  The Aberystwyth Sea2shore festival You’ll find lots to do when you arrive and the hardest part will be to choose where to go first.  Do you stroll between the food stalls letting the multitude of aromas make your stomach rumble?  Sample local cheeses, wines, and liquors, buy local fish, organic vegetables and meat for your supper and lovely cakes for dessert.  Of course, it’s not all food, you will discover plenty of traders who offer a huge variety of items, crafts, and gifts that you really should have! Last year’s event was very popular! Or head down to the aquarium of local fish, or into town for a spot of shopping.

Sun 11th 

   West Midlands Safari Park      Age 16+ £26.80  Age 3-15 £24.80  Age 0-2 £10 E    8pm

A brilliant day out for children and adults alike!  The West Midlands Safari park is unique in the UK as it has the largest collection of big cats.  On arrival you will be free to spend the day at leisure – seal shows, bat caves, insect & reptile house, giraffe platform & the monkey walk will keep you busy during the 3 hours free time you have here.  This afternoon we re-board the coach for a guided 1.5 hour (approx.) safari drive which sees Rhino, Hyena, white tigers and more!  Wristbands for the fair can be purchased on board with the driver.

Mon 12th  

   Dunham Massey House & Gardens National Trust Property 
NT Members £14/Non members £29 M 6 pm

Today our main destination is the Georgian house ‘Dunham Massey’ set within a 300-acre deer park this beautiful property was once home to the Earls & Countesses of Stamford and Warrington. The interiors are largely Edwardian, with an extensive collection of paintings, furniture, and silver. Home to the family for over 400 years there are many stories to be told. We have access to both the house and the ever-changing gardens. Relax with a peaceful walk in the deer park and stroll around the beautiful gardens. Enjoy a treat in the café Dunham Massey and a wander around the new shop. This trip does include entry. NT members must bring their card!

Tues 13th

Bolton Market & fish, chips & Dessert at the Olympus Restaurant £26.50 6 pm

This is one of our favorite fish & chip restaurants.  The market here is mostly indoors so suitable for all weather.  Our lunch is at the famous Olympus fish & chip restaurant and is included in the price is fish, chips, mushy peas, a round of bread & butter and tea/coffee.  Followed by a choice of three desserts (usually syrup sponge & custard, apple pie or ice cream).  Our full day is spent in Bolton and the drop off point is outside the Olympus Restaurant.

Tues 13th  

       Llangollen & Aqueduct Cruise     £25 M         6 pm

This morning we take a leisurely drive up the Horseshoe Pass, enjoying some really amazing views of the valley below, before heading down and into Llangollen for a little free time before heading to the Llangollen Canal to board our (weatherproof and heated if required) motorised boat which will take us on the most amazing 2 hours cruise over the country’s highest navigable Aqueduct, standing at 126 feet above the River Dee. Your coach will pick you up in Froncysyllte and head to the Moreton Park Garden Centre near Chirk for some free time before our journey home.

Thu 15th  

                     Stoke on Trent Potteries tour    £28 M 7 pm

Fri 16th     

Today we head to Stoke on Trent where our first stop of the day is Wedgewood.  Here we are booked in for a self-guided tour of the factory (included in price), offering to see the craftsmanship, artisan skills, and techniques honed over 260 years up close.  Entry to the Museum here is free.  We have some free time here before our journey over to the Middleport Potteries, home to the world famous Burleigh. We have a factory tour here included in the price and you will be lead through how a simple lump of clay is transformed into a finished piece of iconic Burleigh ware, including the highly specialized ‘tissue transfer’ method which cannot be seen in production anywhere else.  The Heritage Trail (self-guided) is also included.

Stockport day trip for the air raid shelters (travel only)  £14 M 6 pm

Fri 16th   

   Stockport day trip for the hat museum (travel only)     £14 M 6 pm

Fri 16th   

                             Stockport town centre £14 M 6 pm

Sat 17th    

Southport Flower Show (travel only) 2019 theme is ‘The Garden Party’          £14 M 7 pm

Sat 17th   

Full day in Southport     £14 M 7 pm

Sat 17th  

                 Trentham Monkey Forest Adult & over age 14: £25  Children 3-14 £22. Infants 0-3 £10 M     6pm

The thing we love most about the Trentham Monkey Forest is that the monkeys live in total freedom which will allow you to walk amongst the monkeys, watching them swing from the trees, lounge on the grass and even walk the path straight past you!  Guides along the path will give you interesting information on the monkeys and keep you up to date with what they are up to, with hourly feeding talks to see more monkey antics! This tour will include entry and of course if you are finished in the Monkey Forest you are right alongside the Trentham Shopping Village!

Sunday 18th to Monday 19th

Stratford River Cruise & the Cotswolds

£99 Single supplement £15 E 8 pm

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa, Stratford river cruise. Coach travel as described below.

Day 1:

This morning we head to Stratford Upon Avon where we embark upon a scenic river cruise on board a narrowboat. Views of the River Avon, Shakespeare’s burial place and the bridges that cross the River Avon can be seen from the comfort of the boat. After our hour-long cruise, we have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy the town of Stratford Upon Avon. We head then to our hotel which is in the picturesque little town of Market Bosworth where you can use the facilities of the hotel and enjoy a carvery evening meal.

Day 2:

After our breakfast, we head South along the Roman Fosse Way through the heart of the Cotswolds taking a stop at the pretty town of Moreton-in-Marsh. This afternoon we continue our scenic guided journey through the Cotswolds to Broadway – an absolutely stunning little town with a high street lined with trees and lots of independent traders, public houses and cafes to enjoy.

Sun 18th   

                Belvoir Castle      £27 E 9 pm

Belvoir stands proudly in the Vale of Belvoir and home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067, is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the world. There’s so much to explore here – beautiful formal gardens with water features, woodland trails, and a stunning rural retail village.

Sun 18th   

Gaydon Motor Museum (Buses Festival) (includes admission) £29 E 8 pm

Join us at this fantastic event which will see up to 100 modern, restored and vintage buses and coaches, trade stands, free bus rides and more!  The British Motor Museum offers excellent entertainment in its own right and entry to this event includes entry to the museum.  Home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars, it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection spanning the classic, vintage and veteran eras.  In addition to this, they have first-class catering facilities and a gift shop.  A brilliant day out.

Sat 24th   

    Cadbury World, Bourneville (incl entry) Age 16+ £29.  Age 4-15 £25. Age 0-3 £10 E             8pm

Sat 24th 

City of Birmingham   £17 E 8 pm

Sat 24th   

Oswestry Hot Air Balloon Festival (free admission) evening event £14 A 11 pm

This annual event that used to be in Llangollen is now at the beautiful Cae Glas Parc, Oswestry.  Join us for the evening ‘show’ where they hold an evening ‘mass launch’ of balloons that will light up the skies of Shropshire. 

Sun 25th  

Macclesfield Treacle Market     £15 M        7 pm

Sun 25th

Summertime Special Scenic Mystery Tour **SPECIAL OFFER**
£10 M 6 pm

Sat 31st

Crosby Beach & Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ and Formby £14 M 7 pm

Sat 31st   

     Crich Tramway Museum (includes admission)    £34 E        7.30 pm

Sat 31st   

Snowdon Mountain Railway & Snowdonia (includes rail)  £37 M 6 pm

Mon 26th to Fri 30th

Bournemouth

   £299 E 7 pm no Single supplement

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bournemouth Sands Hotel, coach travel, excursions as described

Day 1: After our pickups this morning we head down to the South Coast to the seaside resort of Bournemouth, with comfort stops along the way. Our home for the week is the fabulous Bournemouth Sands Hotel which is only a short distance from the town center.

Day 2: OPTIONAL EXCURSION. Today you can either choose to have a day at leisure to explore and enjoy the beautiful miles of golden sandy beaches, museums, art gallery’s and shops that Bournemouth has to offer. Or you can join us on a day trip to the

Great Dorset Steam Fair. This excursion is £25 which includes entry. The Great Dorset Steam Fair will quite literally have you standing amazed at the variety of exhibitions and sheer scale of the show – a sea of marquees and attractions that can take your breath for a moment. The show has something for everyone whatever your interests! Whether you are a collector, steam fanatic, heavy horse fan or just after an exciting day out, no doubt you will enjoy a trip to what is described as the most remarkable show on earth!

Day 3: After our full English breakfast we enjoy a stunning drive through the New Forest to the little village of Lyndhurst ‘the Capital of the New Forest’. Here you will find little café’s, boutiques or even take a stroll and you might see some of the New Forest Ponies. After lunch, we head to Christchurch, a lovely little town at the confluence of the Rines Stour and Avon. Here you may wish to explore the beautiful Christchurch Priory or walk

Day 4: This morning we head to the magnificent Stonehenge where we can walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Entry to Stonehenge & Visitor centre is included in the price of your holiday. The day continues with a visit to Salisbury – with timbered buildings, an Early English Gothic Cathedral home to the famous Magna Carta, a thriving market, buzzing arts scene, museums and some of England’s finest historic houses there are so many things to explore here!

Day 5: After our breakfast this morning we bid a fond farewell to Bournemouth and board the coach for our journey home. No doubt we will be back!