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.

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

Mon 1st

Portmeirion & Betws y Coed      (admission included)     £23/R 6 pm

This morning we head down the beautiful Conwy Valley and stop in Betws y Coed for an hour.  We drive through the heart of Snowdonia arriving at Portmeirion around lunchtime.  Artichect Clough Williams Ellis wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it – he truly managed this in great style and you will find Portmeirion to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil places.  Portmeirion is an Italianate-style village with restaurants, cafés, small shops, subtropical gardens, hotels, and a spa. We have around 3 hours in Portmeirion before our journey home, with drop-offs in Reverse (Llanfairfechan to Abergele)

Mon 1st

Porthmadog & Betws y Coed £14/M           6 pm

This is the same as the Portmeirion & Betws y Coed trip above, but we drop you off in the pretty little harbor town of Porthmadog for three hours instead of Portmeirion.

Wed 3rd  

    Shropshire tour with lunch at the Down Inn (includes lunch) £29/M               7.30 pm

Today will include a scenic tour through Shropshire with a lunchtime visit to our favourite carvery (it really is fabulous and rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on trip advisor!) where we have included both the carvery and a dessert.  This afternoon we head the short distance into Bridgnorth where you will have some time to explore and walk off your lunch!

Wed 3rd

Bury’s Famous Market   £14/M   6 pm

Bury Market is by far one of our most popular day trips.  You will have around 5 hours free time in Bury to explore the modern town center and the HUGE market which often has around 370 market stalls, both inside and outside for you to explore.  The coach drop off is right alongside the market, and shopping trolleys are more than welcome

Fri 5th      

    Llangollen & 45 minute Horse Drawn Boat cruise £21/M 6 pm

Sat 6th  

                          Historic Preston for its new market!   £16/M 7 pm

Preston Market had a revamp in 2018 and the new market is right in the heart of the town center, making this an ideal place to head to. There is a particularly large selection of food products here so don’t forget your shopping trolley!

Sun 7th

Speke Hall National Trust property  National Trust Members £12 Non-members £24/M 6 pm

This morning we stop at the Gordale Garden Centre for an hour – just time for some breakfast, before heading to our main stop of the day, Speke Hall. Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian arts & crafts aesthetics. You can join in a free tour with one of the enthusiastic guides here which we would highly recommend – they can really bring the stories to life!


7th to Monday 8th July. Sunday

Stratford & Bakewell 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. 

Wed 10th                     Cream tea and dancing at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom (included)

Join us for an afternoon in the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom where you can dance the day away to the sounds on the famous Wurlitzer organ amidst this stunning setting.  Or you might watch from the sidelines whilst you enjoy a delicious cream tea of freshly made scones. Cream tea and all day entry included in the price.

Wed 10th                          Blackpool Day Trip                                                                                                                    £19/M          8.30pm

Arrival around lunchtime and a central drop off point, this will allow you around 5 hours free time in Blackpool.

Thu 11th                             National Railway Museum, York                                                                                         £17/E            8.30pm

Our drop off point today is outside the National Railway Museum close to York City Centre.  The museum is home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts.  Get up close to icons of the rails including mallard, the worlds fastest steam locomotive.  Climb on board the Japanese bullet train & discover how high speed rail travel began.  The Railway Museum is free entry.

Sat 13th Birmingham Botanical Gardens Concession £24  Adult £26  Child £22 Under 5 £10/E        8pm

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is set out like that of a public Victorian Park with a bandstand set in 15 acres of land. They have four stunning glasshouses which range from an exotic Tropical house through to Subtropical, Arid and Mediterranean houses with tearooms and a garden shop for you to enjoy. Your admission is included.

Sat 13th                              Birmingham Bullring for shopping!                                                                                   £17/E                 8pm

Sat 13th                           City of Leeds for the Kirkgate Market                                                                              £17/E                 8pm

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.

Sun 14th                          Gordale Garden Centre & Ness Gardens (includes admission)                          £23/M                6pm

14th to 15th         Althorp House & Leamington Spa   £99/E                 7pm

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa. Entry to Althorp House.

England’. Best known for being Princess Diana’s final resting place, there is a memorial here, and her brother, Earl Spencer still resides here. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics. Enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore the seasonal exhibitions. We spend the full afternoon here before heading to our hotel ready to settle in, perhaps use the Spa facilities and enjoy a carvery style dinner. Althorp House Day 2: This morning we head into the heart of the Cotswolds taking our first stop of the day at Moreton-in-Marsh, which is situated on the Roman Fosse Way. You will find the 16th Century Curfew Tower overlooking the wide main street and lots of cafes and shops to wander around. Moreton-in-Marsh is often a hit with those who like bargain hunting in charity shops too! This afternoon will take us along to picturesque Broadway, possibly one of the most beautiful villages in this area, and often described as ‘the Jewel of the Cotswolds. Brows the little independently owned shops on the main street which is lined with red chestnut trees which reflects the varied architecture from grand Georgian buildings to the quaint buildings from Roman times. Broadway, Cotswolds

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.

England’. Best known for being Princess Diana’s final resting place, there is a memorial here, and her brother, Earl Spencer still resides here. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics. Enjoy refreshments in the Stables Café, browse the Gift Shop and explore the seasonal exhibitions. We spend the full afternoon here before heading to our hotel ready to settle in, perhaps use the Spa facilities and enjoy a carvery style dinner. Althorp House Day 2: This morning we head into the heart of the Cotswolds taking our first stop of the day at Moreton-in-Marsh, which is situated on the Roman Fosse Way. You will find the 16th Century Curfew Tower overlooking the wide main street and lots of cafes and shops to wander around. Moreton-in-Marsh is often a hit with those who like bargain hunting in charity shops too! This afternoon will take us along to picturesque Broadway, possibly one of the most beautiful villages in this area, and often described as ‘the Jewel of the Cotswolds. Brows the little independently owned shops on the main street which is lined with red chestnut trees which reflects the varied architecture from grand Georgian buildings to the quaint buildings from Roman times. Broadway, Cotswolds

Tue 16th                         Fleetwood Market & Cleveleys                                                                                           £16/M               7pm

Wed 17th                      Shrewsbury                                                                                                                                 £15/M               6pm

Thu 18th                         Wirral Wanderer 2! (Gordale Garden Centre, West Kirby & Port Sunlight)     £10/M               6pm

Sat 20th                        Bury’s Famous Market  £14/M  6pm

 Sun 21st                      Plas Cadnant ‘The Hidden Gardens’ including Afternoon Tea (included)         £28/R         5.30pm

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.

Sun 21st                          Fleetwood for Tram Sunday        (free event)                                                                 £16/E                 7pm

Today we travel to the historic Victorian town of Fleetwood for their largest event of the year with stalls, demonstrations, music, cars, art, and performance all dedicated to transport.

Mon 22nd                     Lancaster & the Lune Valley                                                                                                 £16/E                 7pmThe pictures to the right are of last years’ event.

This morning after a comfort break on the way we arrive in Lancaster before lunchtime and enjoy enough time to explore the City and have a bite to eat.  This afternoon will take us alongside the river Lune and through the Forest of Bowland to Kirkby Lonsdale where we enjoy an hour before our journey home.

Tues 23rd                      The Royal Welsh Show, Llandrindod Wells (coach only)                                          £19/E                 9pm

Tue 23rd                         Red Kite Feeding Centre & Mid Wales                                                                             £30/E                 9pm

To include a short stop in Welshpool, then the little town of Rhayader for lunch and an afternoon at the Red Kite Feeding Centre at Gilgrin Farm (Mid Wales).  Admission and a private hide with tea/coffee and cake included.

Thu 25th                        Snowdonia, Pant Du Vineyard & afternoon tea  £24/M   6pm

this morning we head into the hills and follow the river Elwy through Llangernyw & LlanfairTH with our first stop of the day being in Betws y Coed ‘the Gateway to Snowdonia’. After around an hour here we continue our journey through the stunning Lledr Valley and Crimea pass arriving in Porthmadog for lunchtime.  This afternoon we visit the Pant Du Vineyard where we have an afternoon tea which includes sandwiches, cakes, tea/coffee and a glass of wine. 

Thu 25th                        Ellesmere & the Shropshire Lakes including the Ironworks Centre            £15/M   7pm Sat

Sat 27thBents Garden Centre & the Lowry Centre Makers Market            £15/M   6pm

Sat 27th                           Chatsworth House & Gardens    (entry included)                                                         £36/E          8.30pm

Join us today and explore this magnificent house and vast gardens.  Chatsworth is renowned for the quality of its art (spanning 4000 years!), landscape and hospitality.  There are more than 30 rooms to explore – Regal State rooms, galleries and halls. 105 acres of garden includes rock gardens, maze and water features.

Sun 28th                         ‘A Stumble around Mid Wales’ (includes lunch at the Stumble Inn)                   £32/M               7pm

Sun 28th                         Ferry across the Mersey & Liverpool Albert Docks (ferry included)                     £17.50/M         6pm

Sun 28th                         Macclesfield Treacle Market                                                                                                £15/M             7pm

Tues 30th                      Wensleydale Creamery & Hawes   (travel only)                                                           £17/E                 8pm

This is one of our personal favourites for stunning scenery, magnificent food and a lovely shops! Your drop off point in Hawes is at the Wensleydale Creamery where you can watch the crumbly white cheese being produced in the visitor centre, then sample the produce within the cheese-tasting room next to the café.  Today is market day in the little market hall.  The nearby picturesque town centre has lots of little independent retailers and café’s.

Tues 30th                      Newport & Shropshire Tour                                                                                                 £15/M               7pm

A morning stop at the Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester, followed by a scenic journey down to Newport (Shropshire) where we have around 2 hours free time over lunch. The afternoon takes us through scenic Shropshire once more arriving at the British Ironworks Centre near Oswestry for an hour this afternoon.