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MONDAY 1ST JULY 2019 

THREE COTSWOLD GEMS 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £23.00 

A different tour of the Cotswolds travelling through this area of outstanding natural beauty seeing the picture postcard towns and villages of Cirencester (lunch), Bibury surely the most beautiful village and the charming town of Burford (tea). Home by approximately 7.30pm.


TUESDAY 2ND JULY 2019 

ROYAL SANDRINGHAM 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £39.00 (Adult) £37.00 (Senior) (includes admission) 

A visit to the Queen’s private country house where we are able to see rooms used by the Royal Family during their stay in Norfolk. The grounds and sixty acres of gardens are always full of colour and interest. There is also a motor museum, church, restaurant and gift shop. We drive direct to Sandringham to allow maximum time for sightseeing. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY 2019 

CLACTON AND CONSTABLE COUNTRY 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Drive to Clacton for a breath of sea air and after lunch drive across the Tendring Peninsular to ‘Constable Country’, famous for being where the artist John Constable grew up and produced most of his work. Tea is taken in the delightful village of Dedham with its interesting church, art galleries and cosy tea rooms. Home by approximately 7.30pm.


THURSDAY 4TH JULY 2019 

EASTBOURNE 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

An opportunity to listen to the band in ‘Sussex by the Sea’, or take a stroll along the front to admire the  colourful gardens and feel the energy of endless blue skies all backed by the rolling South Downs. From the Victorian Pier and three tier promenade to world class marina and water sports centre Eastbourne is both a classic and modern English seaside town. We have at least four hours in Sussex’s premier resort. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2019 

SOUTHEND OR WESTCLIFF 

Pick Up Group: E 

Fare: £19.00 

If you do not want to travel too far but fancy a breath of sea air and a walk along the promenade, we offer the opportunity of five hours beside the sea at our nearest resort whose latest attractions include the Pier Hill Observation Tower and a completely rebuilt promenade running from the Kursaal to the famous pier. Indeed with the fabulous shopping centre and excellent gardens everything combines to give a day out to remember! Home by approximately 6.30pm.


SATURDAY 6TH JULY 2019 

WISBECH ROSE FAIR (East Anglia’s Premier Flower Festival) 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare £24.00 

Welcome to the Capital of Fens and to one of the finest flower festivals in England when the whole town comes alive with a parade of floats. During the Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere celebrating its horticultural heritage. The jewel in the crown is the magnificent 900-year-old parish church of St Peter and St Paul which is the setting for breath-taking displays of traditional flowers and exotic blooms. This year the theme is ‘An Artist’s Palette’. You will be able to wander amongst a variety of stalls selling local produce of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, cakes and preserves as well as crafts. Home by approximately 6.30pm.


SUNDAY 7TH JULY 2019 

SUNDAY SEASIDE SURPRISE 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £19.00 

Sunday, a day for relaxation, so come along with us today and enjoy the great British Seaside for a bargain fare. Enjoy the simple things of life – like dipping our feet in the water and feeling the soothing grains of sand between our toes – a stroll along the pier embracing the ozone and fish and chips. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


TUESDAY 9TH JULY 2019 

HITCHIN MARKET AND JORDAN’S CEREALS 

Pick Up Group: D 

Fare: £21.00 

A leisurely drive along country lanes brings us to the bustling Hitchin Market where there is time for lunch and shopping in this attractive town. During the afternoon we drive along the Bedfordshire lanes to stop for tea at Jordan’s Visitor Centre. Here we can explore the ornamental gardens where crops of cereals and fruit grow alongside ornamental flowers before enjoying a cup of tea in the riverside restaurant.  Home by approximately 6.30pm.


WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2019 

MARGATE OR BROADSTAIRS 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Enjoy the afternoon beside the sea at Margate or Broadstairs. Both resorts have safe, sandy beaches. Margate’s historic Dreamland Amusement Park which opened again last year was the world’s first amusement park of thrilling historic rides and classic side shows. Today, it will be a visual and sensual delight – a concept not only evocative of Dreamland’s past, but with an eye firmly on its future. The resort is also noteworthy for the newly opened Turner Art Gallery and many interesting arts and crafts shops in the Old Town. Broadstairs is a quieter family resort with a cliff-top promenade, winding lanes, hidden cobbled streets and fisherman’s cottages overlooking a quaint harbour.   Home by approximately 8.00pm.


THURSDAY 11TH JULY 2019 

SUSSEX COASTAL LUNCHEON 

Pick Up Group: S    

Fare: £33.00 (includes cost of lunch) 

Relax as we enjoy a scenic drive across The Downs to Pevensey Bay renowned as the place where William the Conqueror originally landed in 1066. Here we enjoy a three-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the beach before spending the afternoon at nearby Bexhill, the resort that is regarded as the birthplace of British Motor Racing and whose seafront is dominated by the imposing De La Warr Pavilion, built in the 1930s. Home by approximately 7.30pm.


FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019

POOLE OR BROWNSEA ISLAND 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £24.00 (boat fare extra) 

A great day out that gives us the opportunity of enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the National Trust Reserve on Brownsea Island (boat fare and landing fee extra) or the attractions of Poole Waterfront that include, museums, potteries and factory shopping plus the opportunity of boat trips around the harbour (boat fare extra). Home by approximately 8.30pm.


SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019 

NOTTINGHAM – CITY OF LACE 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £24.00 

We have at least four hours in the city that became world famous as a centre of lace-making. Time to visit all the sights including the Castle, Lace Hall, Lace Centre, Brewhouse Yard, the unusual naves or the huge Shopping Centres. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


SUNDAY 14TH JULY 2019 

THETFORD AND BRESSINGHAM GARDENS (Dad’s Army Experience) 

Pick Up Group: B

Fare: £34.00 (includes admission and train rides) 

A tour for garden lovers and followers of the BBC TV series Dad’s Army as we travel to Thetford (lunch). The series was filmed near the town and if you take refreshment at ‘The Bell’ you will be able to enjoy memorabilia and photographs on display in the hotel. We spend the afternoon at Bressingham Gardens noted for Alan Blooms famous Dell Gardens, extensive collection of steam locomotives, traction engines and a vivid recreation of Walmington-on-Sea complete with the Church Hall, Jones butcher shop, Frazer’s funeral parlour and Mainwaring’s bank… Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler…

Home by approximately 8.00pm.


MONDAY 15TH JULY 2019 

SEASIDE SPREE 

Pick Up Group: D 

Fare: £19.00 F

Today is a day for relaxation, so come along with us and enjoy the great British Seaside for a bargain fare. Enjoy the simple things of life – like dipping our feet in the water and feeling the soothing grains of sand between our toes – a stroll along the pier embracing the ozone and fish and chips. Home by approximately 7.30pm.


TUESDAY 16TH JULY 2019 

FISH ‘N’ CHIPS ON ROMNEY MARSH 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £33.00 (includes fish ‘n’ chips with tea or coffee) 

One of our more unusual tours that visits a mysterious region of Kent and includes a fish and chips lunch at the famous Pilot Inn at Dungeness, located within one of the most unique settings in the country, a stone’s throw from the sea. After lunch, our unusual drive continues across the peculiar landscape of the Romney Marsh. Its bleak and timeless character inspiring artists and writers such as Noel Coward and Ian Fleming. Our route takes us along the coast through St Mary’s Bay to Hythe (tea) with its great browsing shops in the old-fashioned High Street. Home by 7.30pm.


WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY 2019 

BRIGHTON 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Stylish Brighton is one of our oldest seaside resorts where we can enjoy all the seaside fun including the Palace Pier, the fabulous Royal Pavilion now restored to its 1823 splendour, the amazing Observation Wheel giving us a remarkable view along the south coast, the famous ‘Lanes’ lined with antique shops and boutiques and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


THURSDAY 18TH JULY 2019 

CRUISING INTO WINDSOR 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £35.00 (includes cruise) 

A delightful tour that takes us through the Beechwwoods of the Chiltern Hills to join our boat at Maidenhead for a relaxing cruise along the Thames to Royal Windsor with time for lunch and perhaps a visit to the famous castle. Alternatively, you may enjoy the shops or take a walk along the promenade and over the bridge into Eton, famous for its public school and old-fashioned shops. Home by approximately 6.30pm.


FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2019 

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF MINI CAR PRODUCTION IN OXFORDSHIRE 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £35.00 (includes admission and tour) 

The opportunity to celebrate 60 years of car production at BMW’s Cowley Car Plant. We spend the morning in Oxford and drive out to the Car Plant after lunch where we have arranged a special tour that shows us the various production processes being used. Afterwards enjoy a journey that takes us through 100 years of Oxford’s car building history in a special exhibition area. Time for refreshment in the cafeteria before returning home by approximately 7.00pm.


FRIDAY 19TH JULY 2019 

OXFORD – CITY OF DREAMING SPIRES

Pick Up Group: J 

Fare: £20.00 

Spend a day in Oxford, the University City renowned for its ancient colleges, riverside walks, museums, excellent shopping centre and the refurbished Oxford Castle which includes a buzzing market, restaurants and Visitor Centre that explains how the buildings of the former gaol have silently born witness to 1,000 years of history. Home by approximately 7.00pm


SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019 

LONGLEAT & KOALA CREEK 

Pick Up Group: C 

Fare: £49.00 (Adult) £44.00 (Senior) £35.00 (Child) 

On arrival at Longleat it is time to enjoy the magic of the Safari Park as we drive through the enclosures to watch the monkeys, lions, tigers, rhinos, wolves, giraffes, elephants and many other exotic animals at close quarters. In the afternoon visit Longleat House – one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. The Thynne family home since 1541 it houses a host of treasures, paintings, furniture and magnificent elaborate ceilings. It is then time to visit ‘Koala Creek’. This is the only place in England to see koala bears and wombats who have recently arrived from Australia. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019 

CLACTON, FRINTON OR WALTON

 Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

The opportunity to spend the day by the sea at Clacton, Frinton or Walton-on-the Naze. These popular Essex coastal resorts have safe sandy beaches. Clacton is renowned for its amusements. Walton is the quieter, family resort while Frinton caters for the more discerning visitor. Home by approximately 7.30pm.


TUESDAY 23RD JULY 2019 

NELSON COUNTRY 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £24.00 

A tour that takes us to the little-known countryside of the North Norfolk Coast, the area where Admiral Nelson spent his youth and where he formed his first impressions of the full fury of a storm at sea. Lunch is taken in the seaside resort of Hunstanton, noteworthy for its Sensory Gardens, and we stop for tea in Wells-next-the-sea. Home by approximately 8.30pm.


WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY 2019 

STEAMING ON THE WATERCRESS LINE AND CITY OF WINCHESTER 

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £32.00 (includes single rail fare) 

We shall take a nostalgic train journey from Alton to Alresford in Hampshire recalling the golden age of steam. The journey takes you through the fields in the lee of the South Downs famous for its clear water streams and watercress beds the railway being famous for transporting watercress to London. We then drive the short distance to the city of Winchester with its connections to Jane Austen. With its cathedral and cathedral close mediaeval buildings, interesting alleyways and a tempting array of old-fashioned shops and boutiques it contrasts with the attractive pedestrianised shopping centre set next to the cathedral itself. Home by approximately 7.30pm.


THURSDAY 25TH JULY 2019 

SOUTHWOLD 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £24.00 

Drive direct to Southwold and enjoy about four hours beside the sea in this unspoilt resort, ideal for those keen on bird watching or just relaxing in delightful surroundings. The streets are filled with elegant 18thcentury flint and colour washed cottages, shops, pubs and cafes all clustered around seven greens. The pier has an amazing water clock, the church is one of the finest in Suffolk and the ‘Old Sailor’s Reading Room’ recalls tales of days gone by… Home by approximately 8.00pm.


THURSDAY 25TH JULY 2019 

BUCKINGHAM PALACE 

Pick Up Group: D 

Fare: £42.00 (Adult) £40.00 (Senior) £29.00 (Child) 

Discover the highlights of a visit to the State Rooms of the official London residence of Her Majesty the Queen. The State Rooms are the public rooms in the Palace where the Queen and members of the Royal Family receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. They are furnished with some of the most important pictures, furniture, fine porcelain and tapestries from the Royal Collection. So, marvel at the Throne Room, the White Drawing Room, the Picture Gallery, the Ballroom and Grand Staircase. This year a special exhibition explains how Queen Victoria, the first monarch to live here, had the Duke of Buckingham’s town house converted into a Royal Palace for a Queen. At the end of the tour there is time to visit Buckingham Palace’s popular Garden Cafe on the West Terrace which enjoys good views across the famous lawn. Home by approximately 6.00pm.


FRIDAY 26TH JULY TO SUNDAY 28TH JULY 2019 (3 Days) 

??? MYSTERY TOUR??? 

Pick Up Group: L 

Fare £255.00 (includes cost of afternoon tea and an admission charge) 

Our popular anonymous weekend break that takes us to an unknown destination somewhere in England and stays at a comfortable hotel. Because it is a ‘Mystery Tour’ it offers exceptional value for money providing the opportunity to enjoy a first-class tour at a bargain price. If you are a regular traveller then you will know that our Mystery Tours offer, quality, variety and individuality… So, if you have been everywhere then try this ‘Mystery Tour’ – simply pack a bag, come along and leave the rest to us. This tour includes two mystery admissions.


FRIDAY 26TH JULY 2019 

BRIGHTON 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Stylish Brighton is one of our oldest seaside resorts where we can enjoy all the seaside fun including the Palace Pier, the fabulous Royal Pavilion now restored to its 1823 splendour, the amazing Observation Wheel giving us a remarkable view along the south coast, the famous ‘Lanes’ lined with antique shops and boutiques and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019 

MELTON MOWBRAY’S ‘PIEFEST’

Pick Up Group: A 

Fare: £24.00 

Melton Mowbray has long been famous as the home of traditional pork pies and Stilton cheese. Today the glorious art of pie-making is demonstrated at Melton Mowbray Market where we can taste and buy these unique pies. There is also time to explore this traditional country town with its old-fashioned shopping centre and weekly street market. On the outward journey we stop for coffee at the Buckden Garden Centre and on the return make a short break at Northampton Services. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


SUNDAY 28TH JULY 2019 

HASTINGS 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Spend the day in Hastings, famous for its associations with the Norman Invasion of 1066 and the fact the Logie Baird invented Television in the town. Other attractions include the refurbished pier, large shopping centre, castle ruins perched high on the cliff and of course ‘Foyle’s Walk’ where the well-known TV series Foyles’ War was filmed amidst interesting antique shops. It also retains its fishing fleet and fresh fish may be purchased from the ‘Fishmarket’. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


MONDAY 29TH JULY 2019 

SOUTHEND OR WESTCLIFF 

Pick Up Group: E 

Fare: £19.00 

If you do not want to travel too far but fancy a breath of sea air and a walk along the promenade, we offer the opportunity of five hours beside the sea at our nearest resort whose latest attractions include the Pier Hill Observation Tower and a completely rebuilt promenade running from the Kursaal to the famous pier. Indeed with the fabulous shopping centre and excellent gardens everything combines to give a day out to remember! Home by approximately 6.30pm


TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2019 

ROYAL LANDSCAPE HERITAGE TOUR AND THE SAVILL GARDEN 

Pick Up Group: D 

Fare: £35.00 (includes admission and guide’s fees) 

We are pleased to present a new tour that will show us areas of Windsor Great Park previously reserved for the Royal Family. In the morning we drive direct to Windsor where there is time for lunch and sightseeing. In the afternoon we are joined by a special guide who will take us on a tour of Windsor Great Park showing us the village where Royal household staff live, the Guards Polo Club, the Coronation Groves and enjoy one of the greatest views in the kingdom -the long walk from the Copper Horse – beloved of young Royals on their wedding days. Our day out ends with a visit to the Savill Garden for tea. Home by approximately 7.00pm.


TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2019 

EASTBOURNE 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

An opportunity to listen to the band in ‘Sussex by the Sea’ or take a stroll along the front to admire the colourful gardens and feel the energy of endless blue skies all backed by the rolling South Downs. From the Victorian Pier and three tier promenade to world class marina and water sports centre Eastbourne is both a classic and modern English seaside town. We have at least four hours in Sussex’s premier resort. Home by approximately 8.00pm.


WEDNESDAY 31ST JULY 2019 

MARGATE OR BROADSTAIRS 

Pick Up Group: B 

Fare: £23.00 

Enjoy the afternoon beside the sea at Margate or Broadstairs. Both resorts have safe, sandy beaches. Margate’s historic Dreamland Amusement Park which opened again last year was the world’s first amusement park of thrilling historic rides and classic side shows. Today, it will be a visual and sensual delight – a concept not only evocative of Dreamland’s past, but with an eye firmly on its future. The resort is also noteworthy for the newly opened Turner Art Gallery and many interesting arts and crafts shops in the Old Town. Broadstairs is a quieter family resort with a cliff-top promenade, winding lanes, hidden cobbled streets and fisherman’s cottages overlooking a quaint harbour.   Home by approximately 8.00pm.