July

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.

Stratford & Bakewell

Sunday 7th to Monday 8th July. Only £74:00 Single supplement £15

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bosworth Hall Hotel and Spa. Carvery dinner, bed and breakfast, coach travel and excursions as described below.

Day 1:

Today we head to the beautiful black & white town of Stratford Upon Avon. Stratford really has everything you could hope for in a day out – history, shopping, beautiful architecture and river walks. Our drop off point today is right alongside William Shakespeare’s birthplace, or why not catch the sightseeing bus up to Ann Hathaway’s Cottage? The town centre will be bustling today and of course because its Sunday you will find today is the artisans market on the Waterside with up to 60 stalls selling handmade crafts & homemade foods.

Day 2:

This morning we visit the bustling Monday market at Bakewell. This is a really lovely trip for mid Summer where we see Bakewell Market at its best. Sample the local Bakewell Pudding – it’s absolutely lovely warm or cold! Enjoy fish and chips by the river, or head to one of the many cafes and restaurants to rest.
Before heading home we pop into the Chatsworth House Farm Shop for a browse and perhaps pick up some freshly grown fruit & vegetables. 

 

Lytham St Annes 

Friday 12th to Monday 15th July     Summer Bargain £199:00    Single supplement £22.50

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Monterey Beach Hotel, Lytham St Annes.

Day 1:

This morning we head to Barton Grange Garden Centre which is by far one of our favourite garden centres and
mid Summer is a wonderful time to visit! We have two full hours here before heading into Lytham St Annes to our hotel, which is conveniently located centrally on the Promenade. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Day 2:

After our breakfast this morning we head to Fleetwood. This beautiful, Victorian seaside resort boasts a stunning promenade, Art Deco Theatre, Harborough yacht marina, traditional shops and of course the famous Fleetwood market which is in full swing today. With over 150 indoor and outdoor stalls it’s a true shopper’s paradise with a variety of stalls including food, clothing and household goods. The afternoon will see us visit Cleveleys – another pretty traditional Victorian seaside resort with shops, bars and cafes on the busy little high street, and a beautiful promenade.

Day 3:

A day at leisure to enjoy Lytham St Annes – which really is just lovely during the Summer. The transport links to Blackpool are great if you prefer somewhere a little busier.

Day 4:

This morning we leave Lytham St Annes and head the short distance to Lytham, the sister village to St Anne’s. Take a stroll along Lytham Green and visit the historic windmill and museum, or visit the house and gardens of the historic Lytham Hall set on the edge of the town. Take some time to browse around the many boutiques and independent stores for something different, or have a refreshing drink or tasty bite in the wide choice of places to eat. After lunchtime, we head back for North Wales.

Mid Wales & Brecon Beacons

Monday 15th to Friday 19th July £299pp Single supplement £40

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. Entry to Abbey Cwm Hir, Guided tour of Elan Valley Dam. Entry to Red Kites Centre.

Day 1:

Today we take a scenic route down to Mid Wales, stopping at the pretty little town of Welshpool. Here you will find a high street lined with fine Georgian buildings and lots of little independently owned shops, as well as the large Woollen Mill shop.

Day 2:

A leisurely day with a morning at Abbey-Cwm-Hir. Remodelled by The Philips family in 1869, The Hall is one of Wales’ most outstanding Victorian homes. A 52 room, grade 11* listed property with magnificent Victorian architecture, it overlooks the ruins of the 12th c Cistercian “Abbey of the Long Valley” in beautiful countryside bordered to the south by the Brecon Beacons, to the west by the Cambrian Mountains, and to the east by the Marches. After years of restoration, we can now visit the Abbey, hearing the stories of the restoration of the house and gardens, how the interior designs were conceived, and the histories of the 000’s of collectable items. We arrive at the hotel early afternoon.

Day 3:

Today we will enjoy a scenic day out with our main destination being the spectacular Elan Valley. Here a ranger will board our coach and take us on a tour of the Valley, with numerous stops at the different dams our tour takes us through a hidden walkway to one of the viewing platforms in the centre of the Pen y Garreg Dam. Here we will see some of the Elan Valleys wildlife and spectacular views. Our tour finishes with free time in the visitor centre.

Day 4:

This morning after our breakfast we embark on a circular tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park with a stop in Brecon, which has pretty narrow compact streets, Georgian facades and the restored canal basin. For culture, seek out the 12th-century cathedral, South Wales Borderers Military Museum, and Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery.

Day 5:

After our breakfast this morning we head to Gilgrin Farm, famous for its Red Kite Feeding Centre. This 200-acre family-run working farm is where you can see hundreds of Red Kites feed here every day. It is a truly breath-taking spectacle. The Red Kite Centre is located in the most beautiful countryside, in the heart of Mid Wales, overlooking both the Wye and Elan Valleys and just half a mile from the market town of Rhayader. There are hides for you to watch from, as well as specialist Photographic Hides, both of which are just a few metres away from where the Red Kites are fed. There is a coffee shop & gift shop, a picnic site., and farm trail.

Steaming through Yorkshire 

Sunday 21st to Monday 22nd July £129:00 Single supplement £10

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Best Western Guide Post Hotel, Bradford. One way journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. Round trip on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway. Excursions as below.

Day 1:

This morning we journey to the pretty town of Skipton in the heart of Yorkshire. We have time for lunch and a little exploring before heading the short distance to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, which is a volunteer-run, preserved, multi-award winning, Heritage Railway. You will enjoy a pretty 5-mile journey on a vintage steam locomotive, through the Yorkshire countryside before returning. This evening we head to our hotel for our 3-course evening meal.

Day 2:

Enjoy an exciting journey travelling on board a diesel locomotive from Settle to Carlisle. The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the World’s greatest railways! Head north from Settle and over the Ribblehead Viaduct, then up to Aisgill Summit, the highest point of the railway at 1,169 feet. We will then head through a lush green landscape with views of the Lakeland Fells before our destination of Carlisle (1 hour 40 mins journey time). In Carlisle, you will have some free time to explore the City with over 2,000 years of history, including the castle, museums, art galleries and much more. The coach will then meet you in Carlisle for our return journey.