Coach holidays in the UK and Irelands
The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages.
Where better to celebrate Mothers Day but in the quintessential Shires of England - Lincolnshire, a land where gentle landscapes meet meandering rivers and ancient church spires pierce the skyline & Rutland, home to the beautiful town of Stamford.
Weymouth is a delightful Georgian resort situated on the great sweep of Weymouth Bay with its harbour & quaint town houses, the Esplanade is renowned for its colourful flower beds and hosting the sailing events for the 2012 Olympics.
Bath stands majestically on the banks of the River Avon and is steeped in ancient history. The town's outstanding architecture fully justifies its epithet as the 'Elegant City of Golden Stone'. Bath is a designated World Heritage Site, boasting Roman ruins and baths (including the 70ft long Great Bath) and magnificent Georgian architecture.
Renowned as one of our more stylish resorts, Bournemouth is clean, fresh and sophisticated, yet remains quite unspoilt in spite of its popularity. There are seven miles of golden beaches, parks, gardens, and woodlands to explore.
The Island is a delightful blend of British and French culture with a pace of life that is refreshingly relaxed and easy going, superb sandy beaches gently warmed by the Gulf Stream, beautiful bays, countryside, castle and museums.
Travel with us as we explore England's largest National Park - The Lake District. Experience the drama and magic of sweeping valleys, highest mountains, gentle lakes and a wide range of sights and activities that are just some of the things that make the Lake District a top tourist destination.
North Devon is a delightful mixture of dramatic coastline and magnificent moorland scenery, sprinkled with unspoilt resorts, bustling market towns and quaintly names villages. Barnstaple is said to be the oldest borough in the Kingdom and was founded at the lowest crossing point of the River Taw.
Adam Henson is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, presenting his own section on BBC's Countryfile to millions of viewers each Sunday evening and a highlight of this new tour is a visit to Adam's farm which sits in the heart of the Cotswolds - this tour offers you the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful areas of England so join us whilst we discover creatures great & small !!
With a fascinating history, the east of Ireland has so much to offer visitors, based in the charming county of Carlow and with a delightful combination of popular excursions and new attractions, this tour is sure to be in demand, so book early to avoid disappointment.
One of our most popular tours - Sidmouth is renowned for its quiet and gentle ambience, a picturesque town situated on the glorious south Devon coast, set between the red cliffs on the edge of Devon's heathery uplands.
Enjoy Kent's quintessentially English countryside with orchards full of blossom, conical Oast Houses, majestic castles and beautiful gardens. Discover historic Canterbury with its magnificent Cathedral and enjoy a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells. The undoubted highlights of the tour are the visits to three famous castles, Leeds, Dover and Hever.
A thrilling tour which includes Royal Hillsborough Castle, stunning National Trust properties, distillery, the medieval town of Downpatrick & Castle Ward, used as the location of Winterfell for the TV series Games of Thrones and of course no visit to Ireland would be complete without visiting the city of Belfast.
Indulge in your passion for gardening with a short break to the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, the most prestigious horticultural event of the year and one of the hottest social events in the British calendar. The Flower Show itself has been running every year since 1913 with over 500 exhibitors coming to this prestigious event to showcase their ideas.
Join us as we visit the delightful countryside of central England and two famous stately homes, the Queen's Royal Retreat Sandringham and Boughton House, one of the finest treasure houses in the country, where scenes were filmed for 'Les Miserables'.
The sheer beauty of the Lake District has inspired poets and artists for centuries and on this holiday we will paint a picture that will last in your memory for years to come. From our base we can explore the dramatic landscapes of the Lakes on this unique holiday. One of our excursions is taken in mini-buses which will reach parts where others cannot go!!
Kent has played a significant role in Britain's maritime history and has been on the frontline of England's shores for centuries. Our tour includes a visit to Dover Castle and its evocative Wartime Tunnels, the Battle of Britain Memorial atop of the famous White Cliffs, a steam train ride, brewery tour and a visit to Canterbury Cathedral.
Another new tour for 2019 as we discover Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight, featuring a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a sumptuous High Tea at The Spinnaker Tower, History at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight and Arundel Castle, this tour has it all!
We are pleased to offer new for 2019 one of England's Classic Resorts - Southport. This popular resort offers the visitor much to see and do, from the shops and cafes in the town centre and along fashionable Lord Street to relaxing walks along the seafront. We also feature a visit to Merseyside with a boat cruse as well as a trip to Bury's famous market and the unique Bygone Times.
Scarborough enjoys an unrivalled position as one of Britain's premier coastal resorts yet also lies tantalisingly close to North Yorkshire's rugged National Park. On this holiday you can enjoy the golden beaches, superb parks and gardens and wide range of amenities which have given Scarborough its justifiable reputation, as well as the natural beauty and historical heritage of Yorkshire.
From our base near the city centre we will have chance to explore the 'Capital' of Merseyside with visits to 'The Beatles Story', the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles, a cruise on the River Mersey and a tour of the stunning 20th century Cathedral as well as a coastal sightseeing tour - a tour embracing all things Liverpudlian!
The Great Central Railway is the UK's only double track, main line heritage railway and the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other - just as it was when steam ruled the rails - we also include a visit to Cadbury World and the World's biggest Cadbury Shop.
This 1960's themed entertainment break is certain to lighten you up and leave you feeling relaxed and joyous. Included is an overnight stay in the heart of the North West and a full nights entertainment provided by a fantastic duo and three-course meal - a perfect present for Fathers Day!
This two day tour squeezes in about as much possible, including two popular attractions which give an insight into the region. Enjoy the beautiful countryside by rail and explore a stately home during your relaxing weekend steeping into South Yorkshire, the Peak District & Derbyshire.
With beautiful countryside forming the setting for this superb tour, we take the opportunity to give you a nostalgic glimpse of times past and a real taste of the delights of Derbyshire, a tour featuring some of the regions lesser known attractions.
Different elements of Ireland's history and heritage come together in this fascinating tour that includes visits to Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kilkenny, Smithwicks Brewery & Nicholas Mosse Pottery Mill as well as stepping back in time as we travel on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway.
Norfolk, on the east coast of England is unique, during your holiday you will visit Sandringham House, Kings Lynn and Norwich as well as enjoying a journey on a steam train & cruise the Norfolk Broads. One of most successful tours in 2018.
Explore the majestic lowlands and lochs of Southwest Ayrshire on this new tour, our journey takes in Mulls, lochs, castles and forests as we take in stunning sights and scenery typical of the area, as well as 'Brig O'Doon' at the Robert Burns Museum.
Whether you are a 'petrol-head' or not, the Goodwood Festival of Speed offers an intoxicating mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty. Enjoy this spectacular event held in the grounds of Goodwood House near Chichester, it is the largest event of its kind in the world, bringing together the rarest and most glamorous cars.
A tour that covers a wide variety of visits to quaint towns, gorgeous gardens and historic houses as we take you around Hampshire to enjoy the delights of the south of England. Enjoy vivid colours and beautiful scenery in the gardens as we travel through the countryside.
A tour that gives you the opportunity to explore the beauty of The Gower Peninsula, Britain's first designated 'Area of Outstanding Beauty' and Rhossili Bay, visiting Swansea and The Bay, browse the famous traditional market with Welsh gifts and local produce. The tour will also take to you the delight Mumbles, a pretty Victorian seaside resort, postcard Tenby, a picturesque harbour town with cobbled streets and the award-winning National Botanic Gardens of Wales
South Yorkshire is full of pleasant surprises, once an industrial heartland, the region has been transformed, you will find some of the UK's finest Gothic architecture, museums and Victorian monuments. This engaging mix of old and new makes South Yorkshire a must place to visit.
A tour that includes culture, history and nostalgia - visiting Cambridge, St Albans, Newmarket & Saffron Walden, taking in market towns and enjoying a chauffeur punt through the historic city of Cambridge including the all important 'Strawberries & Cream' - finishing with a visit to the excellent RAF Museum at Hendon will complete the tour.
Thanks to its strategic position on the River Severn and close to the Welsh border, Gloucester has its roots stretching back to Roman times and boasts over 2,000 years of history, our tour also takes in stunning scenery and a peaceful relaxed way of life which brings to mind of days hone by.
We are covering two of the most scenic areas in England and they are so vast that it is impossible to feature everything in one holiday. On this tour we have included a varied and interesting selection to make you take home with you plenty of find memories of this beautiful part of England.
Sussex is a wonderful county to visit gardens, as well as being one of the sunniest places in England, it offers rolling countryside, hidden villages and great coastline. Our tour includes excursions to Borde Hill Garden and Nymans Estate, as well as Brighton and Chichester, so there's something for everyone.
Our tour is based in the spa town of Harrogate, famous for its healing waters and beautiful parks, gardens and the Montpellier Quarter for shopping and of course the famous Betty's Tea Rooms set amidst the breathtaking scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. Please note: we have a large number of single rooms available on this tour
A new packaged itinerary featuring fantastic food & drink in Melton Mowbray, beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, an afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water and the remarkable story of King Richard III - so join us to find out more about this remarkable discovery.
The British Royal family is a national treasure and millions of people from the UK and abroad flock to London every year to catch a glimpse of the tradition, pomp and ceremony surrounding the monarchy. Buckingham Palace needs no introduction and is one of the world's most recognisable buildings. The Palace has been the seat of the British Throne since the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 and your visit is sure to amaze and thrill.
Based in beautiful Brighton, this holiday covers some of the best places to visit along the south coast - we discover the fantastic Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, take a trip on the Bluebell Railway, explore wonderful Arundel Castle, take a tour of Brighton's magnificent Royal Pavilion and much more.
We have another great family break to offer you at Legoland - a theme park dedicated to one of the world's favourite toys, more than 55 million Lego bricks have been used to create the park and although it is aimed at a younger crowd there is enough there to keep the whole family entertained.
Suffolk is a delightfully rural county forever associated with painter John Constable, however the area has many other attractions to offer the visitor, ranging from time-warp Aldeburgh and the unspoilt coast to the many inland villages and towns, all surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
An interesting and unique tour, combining visits to the historic and beautiful city of Durham, and Bishop Auckland's live action extravaganza, the mesmerising show that takes you on a whistle stop tour of 2,000 years of history, myth and legends.
Some historians date tennis as far back as Egyptian times, but the most common view is that it was a crude courtyard ball game invented by the 11th or 12th century French monks and the name tennis is said to come from the French word 'Tenez'. Some accounts say that by the 13th century there were as many as 1800 indoor courts, however the game of 'real' tennis is very different from the popular sport we know today.
Eastbourne, with its two miles of seafront promenades and sheltered by the imposing headland of Beachey Head, is a refined Victorian seaside resort offering a fine array of facilities to tourists and many attractions including its beautiful gardens.
Ireland's Ancient East is brimming with attractions, culture and stories of a truly fascinating region of Ireland. On this wonderful break we have a chance to explore some of Dublin's fantastic attractions and as we head just a little further afield you are at the gateway of Ireland's Ancient East - a remarkable story-filled area where you can wander through 5,000 years of history - our tour includes Malahide Castle, Belvedere House & Gardens and of course - Irish Whiskey!!
The best way to view the dramatic scenery of Scotland is by rail & coach and this tour offers you both. We include 3 superb train journeys - Loch Luichart to Kyle of Lochalsh - Aviemore to Broomhill - and voted one of the greatest railway journeys in the world 'The Jacobite' from Fort William to Mallaig.
Visit the outdoor filming locations used in 'Call the Midwife' and enjoy a guided tour of the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, from your very own 'midwife'. We will also make a visit to the ancient city of Canterbury, a world-famous UNESCO Heritage Site that has been welcoming pilgrims and other visitors since 1170.
A great value week-end break that takes you into the heart of the glorious Peak District where we travel through scenic countryside to visit Chatsworth House and stunning Haddon Hall, as well as Chesterfield, Castleton and the famous 'Dambuster' Ladybower Reservoir.
Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable & Gainsborough, we visit historic Bury St Edmunds, with its Dickens connections and the delightful East Anglian countryside and peaceful coastline. As a pleasant contrast we visit the 'Essex Sunshine Coast' and all this combines to give your holiday a particular charm and nostalgia.
Cornwall is world-renowned for its many great gardens and this tour gives you an opportunity to discover three of its very best. We visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and Trebah Gardens as well as time to explore the historic city of Truro.
The Postal Museum is London's newest heritage attraction, revealing the surprising and curious history of Britain's earliest social network, with rich collections, interactive galleries, an immersive subterranean rail ride, the Postal Museum brings to life five centuries of history that has been hidden from new - until now.
Discover the many delights of Scotlands North West Highlands on this brand new tour. Uncover the historical drama of the area visiting sites dating back thousands of years, from the remnants of the Great Caledonian Pine Forests to the tragic events which unfolded in 1746 at Culloden Moor.
A new twin-centre tour starting with 2 nights Troon, overlooking the spectacular Ayrshire Coast, before we travel across Scotland to Aberdeenshire to stay in a stunning 19th century mansion hotel for 3 nights - full of great attractions for your enjoyment.
Hertfordshire and bordering Essex has plenty to offer and this tour will give you an overview of the wonderful countryside, the River Lea flowing through the Lea Valley with its idyllic meadows either side and a chance to see some of the quaint towns and villages along the way including Waltham Abbey, Stanstead Abbotts and Ware.
One of Nottinghamshire's most important houses and set in 30 acres of Grade I listed Victorian gardens, this beautiful 19th century hotel was designed by Anthony Salvin and Thoresby's original features are still enjoyed by Warner guests today - a perfect base for enjoying this beautiful part of the country.
Blackpool has long been the entertainment capital of the north, with summer shows and top name cabaret. In the autumn the town stages the country's premier electrical extravaganza - the fabulous Illuminations. Blackpool is one of England's most popular holiday resorts with the famous 'Golden Mile' and iconic Tower.
A weekend in London and a visit to 'The Shard' included, located on the banks of the River Thames, the Shard has quickly established itself as one of the capital's hottest attractions since opening in 2012 and offers spectacular 360-degree views of London from the top of Western Europe's tallest buildings.
Dawlish is a little regency town which is attractively situated between steep surrounding hills and there are several popular beaches here including Dawlish Warren - a popular destination. The centre of the town there is a flat landscaped area called 'The Lawn' and is home to various wildfowl and the famous Dawlish black swans.
Located on the scenic South Devon coastline, Babbacombe and the English Riviera has been one of the UK's top holiday destinations since Victorian times and it is easy to see why, there are 22 miles of coastline, cliffs, coves and beaches and walks to rival any in the South West of England with a climate that belongs somewhere much further south.
Oban is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the west coast of Scotland and from the moment you arrive the views are never to be forgotten. Once you arrive in Oban the panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands makes you want to return again and again.
Join us as you have the chance to enjoy the 'Spirit of Christmas and the excitement of a 'Scottish Hogmanay all in one holiday as we travel to one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland, Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty, tranquillity and magnificent landscapes.
Join us as the Royal Family and members of the public alike pay their respects to the fallen of two world wars and many other conflicts around the world. London offers the visitor so much to see and explore, so join us on this very special break.
Our tour takes us to one of the UK's best Christmas Markets - Chatsworth the magnificent Derbyshire home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire set amid breath-taking scenery, be one of the first this year to see the Great House decorated for Christmas with foliage, lights and candles evoking the spirit of Christmas.Duration: 3 Days
Visiting Kew Gardens for a unique night-time experience, guided by snowflakes, the new 1 mile trail winds its way through the world famous botanic gardens, in a magical after-dark experience. The iconic London Eye and Southbank Christmas Market makes this one of the most atmospheric breaks that we can offer.Duration: 3 Days
The Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival is one of the best events of its kind in the country, enjoy a wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era, marking the start of the Christmas season and bringing a little Christmas magic to both young and old.
York is so easy to get about and everything is within walking distance so join us and soak up the city's medieval charm and scents of spiced mulled wine this season, as fairs, family fun and festival flavours transform York into a festive fairytale. As well as being voted the UK's Most Festive City in 2017, York St Nicholas Fayre won 'Best Large Speciality Market' at the Great British Market Awards in 2019.
The Ultimate Christmas Musical experience, staging a blend of Christmas entertainment, songs, carols, dazzling dancers and beautiful costumes. Each show is a pageant of spectacular colours with a cast of over 100 performers, a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring a mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.
This tour takes you on a magnificent extravaganza of Christmas Delights, with visits to various locations throughout the region complete with culture and the splendour of the Christmas Markets and in Harrogate the Royal Hall and Turkish Baths are only a stones throw away.
What better way to enjoy night-time London! No crows, great views and a full three course dinner, watch the sights of London glide past the panoramic windows. Good food, great entertainment and fabulous views - that is the London Showboat River Thames Christmas, the best night out on the river.
It's full steam ahead for a wonderful scenic to the Lakes, come and experience the drama and magic of mountains & fells of rugged coastlines and gentles lakes which includes a visits to Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway & Ullswater Cruise
We are delighted to offer this tour for Christmas staying at the 4-star Chesford Grange Hotel, combined with visits to Stratford Upon Avon, the former spa town of Royal Leamington Spa and the historic city of Worcester, makes this an ideal Christmas break.
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