June

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 2nd to Monday 3rd June  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.

Eastbourne & the RH&D Railway

Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th June £299:00 pp single supplement £25

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Claremont Hotel on the Eastbourne Promenade close to the pier. We all have sea view rooms!! Round trip on the RH&D railway. Excursions as described below.

Day 1:

This morning we head South for Eastbourne with comfort stops on our way.

Day 2:

After enjoying a full English breakfast we head out to Arundel where we have entry to the Arundel Castle included in the price. Arundel Castle is absolutely stunning. One of the longest inhabited country houses in England it has many of its original features such as the crenellated Norman Keep, Gatehouse and Barbican. Between the 1870s and the 1890s, the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England. We spend the full day in Arundel to enjoy the Castle & charming little town.

Day 3:

Enjoy a full day at leisure to enjoy the seaside town of Eastbourne. Perhaps you will choose to catch a bus to Beachy Head, or the train to Brighton – all really easy from here. Whatever you decide to do today, we have no doubt you will enjoy your restful day.

Day 4:

A full day excursion to include a round trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which is one of the most complete collections of one-third full-size steam locomotives in the world. Set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience

Day 5:

We enjoy breakfast before our journey home, with comfort breaks along the way. One of Vicky’s favourite tours

Althorp House & Leamington Spa

Sunday 8th to Monday 9th June Only £99:00 pp Single Supplement £15:00

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

Day 1:

Today we visit Althorp House, described as being ‘one of the most beautiful stately homes in England’. Best known for being Princess Diana’s family home, 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 dinner.

Day 2:

Today we visit the magnificent Royal Leamington Spa. With its wide streets, stunning architecture, beautiful parkland and an array of interesting boutique shops, Leamington Spa makes for a truly wonderful day out.

Sun 9th

RAF Cosford Air Show entry include  £38:00  (e)

This amazing Air Show is one of the best in the Country

 

Charms of West Somerset

Monday 10th to Friday 14th June £289:00  Single supplement £80

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Wessex Hotel, Street. A family run hotel which is an ideal base to explore Western Somerset. The hotel has a lift. West Somerset Railway one way to Minehead.

Day 1:

After our pickups, we head for the elegant town of Cheltenham Spa, with comfort breaks as required. Cheltenham has a pretty tree-lined high street including a mix of period houses and picturesque honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottages.

Day 2:

This morning we make our way to the beautiful Cheddar Gorge. Lying in the heart of the Mendip hills it is one of the most awesome geological features in England. Its naturally rugged high sides and flat cliff tops make it deservedly an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We enjoy free time in Cheddar – sample some of the famous cheeses and cider, or take a look around one of the caverns if you wish. We also take a trip to Wells which has a beautiful Gothic-style cathedral dating from the 12th century.

Day 3:

This morning we take a steam train ride on the West Somerset Railway. The 23-mile line from Bishops Lydeard to the traditional seaside destination of Minehead will take you through the delightful Quantock Hills and unspoilt villages, with some spectacular views over the Bristol Channel. On arriving in Minehead there will be a free time to take a walk along the promenade or the long, flat sandy beach. Or perhaps you would like to take the footpath between thatched cottages up to the 15th Century St Michaels Church.

Day 4:

This morning we take a scenic route towards Bristol to see one of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s masterpieces, the SS Great Britain. Launched in Bristol in 1843, this was the world’s first ocean-going propeller driven iron ship. The historic vessel is now conserved with the hull protected by a ‘glass sea’. You will experience what life was like for the ships Victorian passengers and crew, brought to life by the entertaining staff. We then travel to the city centre where there’s free time – take a stroll around Bristol’s famous Harbourside, the At-Bristol science centre or Bristol Aquarium. If that’s not quite enough there is always the impressive Cabot Circus shopping centre!

Day 5:

Today we head homeward bound with a stop at the beautiful Gothic town of Worcester for lunchtime.

Scarborough, Whitby & the NYM Railway

Friday 14th to Monday 17th June £259: oo pp Single supplement £21

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough. One way journey on the NYM railway Pickering to Whitby.

Day 1:

Today we head for the City of York with a comfort break along the way. The Summer is just the perfect time to visit this ancient City renowned for its exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and a wealth of visitor attractions. We have the afternoon at leisure before heading to our hotel, where your bags will be taken to your room for you and dinner is a 3-course meal. This will be our 3rd year using the Esplanade hotel – the food and staff have been constantly great at this hotel.

Day 2:

A day at leisure to enjoy the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough. The historic harbour, dramatic cliffs and bustling town centre is known as ‘the Queen of the Yorkshire Coast’ and you will soon see why.

Day 3:

Today we head to Pickering where we may have a short time at Pickering before boarding our train to Whitby. We are super excited to be travelling on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – it is 24 miles of beautiful Yorkshire scenery over 1.5 hours to get to Whitby. We then get the afternoon at leisure in this bustling fishing port, where the famous Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, stands guard high above the town. Explore the narrow streets, have ‘proper’ fish and chips or perhaps ride on the open top bus around the town.

Day 4:

This morning after our breakfast we load our cases and bid a fond farewell to Scarborough. We aren’t quite done yet though! We head to Bridlington for a few hours to enjoy this pretty little seaside town.

Summer in York

Sunday 16 to Monday 17th June £99:00 pp Single supplement £15

Included: Dinner bed & breakfast at the Queens Hotel, York. Coach travel as described below.

Day 1:

This morning we head directly to the beautiful City of York where there is so much to see and do – the National Rail Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the Castle Museum, stroll around the City Walls, wander around the excellent shops, explore the many quaint little alleyways and of course, no visit to York would be complete without seeing the fabulous York Minster. Our hotel is very close to the City Centre so you could spend your evening here too.

Day 2:

 Another full day to explore this magnificent City before our departure home at 4 pm.

Wed 19th

Bury Market

Delights of Liverpool

Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th June  £159:00 pp Single supplement £49

Included: Bed and breakfast at the 4* Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower. This hotel is in an excellent location close to both the City Centre and the Albert Docks. Excursions as described. Entry to Speke Hall.

National Trust Members: A £13 discount will be applied on booking. You must bring your NT card on the tour.

Please note: This tour is bed and breakfast only and does not include your evening meal.

Day 1:

This morning we head first to the beautiful Speke Hall. This rare Tudor timber-framed manor house is 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 and Crafts’ aesthetics. Built by the devout Catholic Norris family – keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall – this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cowshed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all. In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly-burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautifully restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.

Day 2:

This morning we board the coach for a guided tour around the City of Liverpool. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3:

After breakfast, we load our cases and then it’s more free time to enjoy the Albert Docks, the City Centre and more! Our departure home is 4 pm