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'On Location' in Oxford

Increasingly becoming known as a location for many film and TV sets, Oxford attracts a number of visitors who are interested to see where their favourite series or movie was filmed.

Date: 06/09/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Henley

Saturday 2nd November 2019: A day trip to Buxton. This tour includes: a talk on the history of Buxton, a 2 Course sit down lunch and coffee and pastries on arrival.

Date: 02/11/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Henley/Redditch/Bromsgrove

Join us for our Summer 2020 Brochure Launch at the Buxton Dome with pick ups in Redditch and Bromsgrove

Date: 02/11/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Kenilworth/Balsall Common

Join us for our Summer 2020 Brochure Launch at the Buxton Dome with pick ups in Kenilworth and Balsall Common

Date: 02/11/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Leamington/Warwick

Join us for our Summer 2020 Brochure Launch at the Buxton Dome with pick ups in Leamington Spa or Warwick.

Date: 02/11/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Shirley/Hall Green/Solihull

Join us for our Summer 2020 Brochure Launch at the Buxton Dome with pick ups in Shirley, Hall Green and Solihull

Date: 02/11/2019
2020 Brochure Launch - Stratford/Alcester

Join us for our Summer 2020 Brochure Launch at the Buxton Dome with pick ups in Stratford Upon Avon and Alcester

Date: 02/11/2019
A Kentish Christmas

Start the day with morning refreshments next door to Charles Dickens’ old house in Higham, before a coach tour, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, around the area of the little known Hoo Peninsula. See the typical Kentish sweeping chalk downs, vast marshes and estuaries before we head back to Higham for an included roast lunch.

Date: 09/12/2019
Abbey-cwm-Hir Dressed for Christmas

Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall will be dressed for Christmas and what a spectacular sight to see as it bursts with thousands of collectable items and is brimming with Christmas decorations galore!

Date: 07/11/2019
All England Lawn Tennis Club Museum & Tour

A day that takes you "behind the scenes" at the world's most famous tennis club and home of The Championships. Accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, you'll be taken on a tour that will allow you to walk through the same doors that the player's use and sit in their seats in the Media Centre, visit Centre Court, learn what it takes to grow a perfect grass tennis court and much more.

Date: 14/09/2019
Althorp House with Cream Tea

Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house and learn the fascinating history of the Spencer family. Discover beautiful interiors and one of Europe's finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.

Date: 23/08/2019
Andre Rieu at Resorts World Birmingham 2020

Watch Andre Rieu perform LIVE at Resorts World Arena Birmingham with Johnsons Coaches

Date: 23/04/2020
Andrea Bocelli - Live in Resorts World Birmingham

Known as one of the most successful operatic artists of all time, see Andrea Bocelli LIVE in Resorts World Birmingham

Date: 19/10/2019
Ashdown Forest Explorer, Sussex

After meeting our Blue Badge Guide, we’ll start the day at Heaven Farm with morning refreshments before heading back to the coach for a tour of the Ashdown Forest and its wild heaths and moors. Learn how the landscape was once filled with ancient forest trees that were felled for the iron industry and see the UK’s longest row of medieval houses in the market town of East Grinstead.

Date: 03/02/2020
Autumn Steam Gala at the East Lancashire Railway

The East Lancashire Railway is a 12 and a quarter mile heritage line and is home to one of the largest preserved diesel fleets on a UK heritage railway. The last large scale steam gala in the railway's annual calendar, this event features home fleet locomotives as well as special guests. Arriving at Bury, there is time to visit Bury Transport Museum before using your flexible ticket to choose your preferred loco rides for the day.

Date: 19/10/2019
Banqueting House & Westminster Abbey, London

A day to discover two of the most royally linked buildings in the capital. Our first stop, The Banqueting House, was created as an area to provide court entertainment so hosted a number of masques with dancing taking place beneath the Rubens-painted ceiling.

Date: 16/03/2020
Batemans House & Gardens (NT), East Sussex

Bateman's is a seventeenth century house with a twentieth century garden made by Rudyard Kipling, who lived here between 1902-36. Explore the beautiful gardens that surround this beautiful old stone house with an orchard, herb garden, wildflower meadow and pond. Just a short stroll by the river reveals a watermill and beyond that there are farmland walks.

Date: 17/09/2019
Bath Christmas Market

Join us for a magical christmas market experience Bath where you'll find over 200 stalls, the perfect place to find a unique christmas gift.

Date: 30/11/2019
Bath Express Excursion

A World Heritage city, Bath is beautiful, elegant and full of spectacular architecture and world class attractions. There are many ways to enjoy your day, explore the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, the Roman Baths and the magnificent Abbey, or perhaps take afternoon tea in the gentle atmosphere of the Pump Room.

Date: 22/08/2019
Behind The Scenes At The Albert Hall, London

Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is one of London's most iconic music venues. Having hosted performances from Sinatra, The Beatles and Adele as well as being home to the celebrated BBC Proms, the magical Grade I listed building holds stories like no other. On arrival, join the Grand Tour which offers a fascinating journey into the Hall's rich history, astonishing architecture and legendary performances.

Date: 08/10/2019
Birmingham Royal Ballet - The Nut Cracker

A firm festive favourite with Johnsons’ customers and back by popular demand! Join young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy. Her magical Christmas tree and her handsome prince with his army of toy soldiers are an unforgettable delight. In this most festive ballet, gigantic sets, lavish costume, 60 dancers and a full orchestra combine to make the perfect pre-Christmas treat.

Date: 10/12/2019
Birmingham Tattoo at the Arena, Birmingham

See over 1,000 military musicians and other performers line up for this year's Birmingham International Tattoo!

Date: 24/11/2019
Blackpool Illuminations with Guide

Blackpool is wonderful at any time, but during the Illuminations it is simply out of this world - an electric extravaganza to take your breath away! At 10 kilometres long, and using over one million bulbs, the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle.

Date: 16/10/2019
Blenheim Palace & Light Trail, Oxfordshire

Enjoy Blenheim Palace at Christmas time with the Light Trail included where the parkland will be lit with thousands of festive lights and magical installations.

Date: 12/12/2019
Bletchley Park - Code Breakers' Station & Lunch

Visit Bletchley Park 'The Enigma Code Breakers Station' with a 1940's Festive Lunch

Date: 11/12/2019
Blists Hill 'Victorian Christmas,' Shropshire

Join the Christmas celebrations in this recreated Victorian town. A memorable day out with brass bands and carol singers. See Victorian characters as they prepare seasonal decorations and traditional gifts.

Date: 07/12/2019
Bodnant Garden in North Wales

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy, on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia mountain range.

Date: 16/09/2019
Bristol or Bristol Zoo Express Excursion

We set down at Cabott Circus in Bristol, ideal for exploring, with the Cathedral, Bristol museum or the many shops close at hand. Alternatively, for those wishing to visit the world famous Bristol Zoo Gardens, we set down outside the entrance!

Date: 27/10/2019
Buckingham Palace with a Thames Lunch Cruise

Explore lavishly furnished rooms containing some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Highlights include: Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude; sculpture by Canova and Chantrey.

2 departures on 29/08/2019 and 18/09/2019
Cambridge Express Excursion

Explore Cambridge, the Gothic splendour of Kings' College Chapel, float beneath the Bridge of Sighs or explore some of the other colleges.

Date: 31/10/2019
Chartwell (NT), Kent

This was the family home of Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they did when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs. The beautiful terraced gardens contain Lady Churchill's Rose Garden and there are lakes created by Churchill.

Date: 02/10/2019
Chatsworth House dressed for Christmas

Chatsworth House will be magically transformed during the Christmas season with the lower floors of the house decorated to the theme of “A Land Far Far Away”. The glimmer of candles, the fragrance of decorated trees and the sound of music playing, combine to make a unique experience.

4 departures between 19/11/2019 and 16/12/2019
Cheshire Oaks Christmas Shopping

Join from 34 local boarding points across the West Midlands to Cheshire Oaks with Johnsons Coaches

Date: 13/11/2019
Chester Christmas Market

Located within the heart of the city, by the Town Hall and the cathedral, and all wrapped around the central Christmas tree, this “Old England” themed winter market has over 70 traditional chalets featuring a range of gifts and winter refreshments.

Date: 21/11/2019
Chester Express Excursion

Dating back to Roman times, Chester has much to explore and the city retains its atmospheric main streets. It offers buildings rich in history of every era. Perhaps visit the lovely 1,000 year old cathedral, founded as a Benedictine abbey in 1092. Take the time to stroll around and explore the city walls. See the ornate Eastgate Clock before visiting the unique medieval, two-tiered 'Rows'. These double-level walkways have balconies and shops at each level.

Date: 30/08/2019
Chiswick House Camellia Festival

Chiswick House is one of the earliest examples of Neo-Classical design in England and it’s gardens are the birthplace of the English Landscape movement. Step inside, as part of the Guided House Tour, to see architecture inspired by ancient Rome with key items of designer furniture as well as a rich collection of Old Master paintings.

Date: 18/03/2020
Christmas Music Hall at Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park combines excitement and quality entertainment as you step into the historic Edwardian Pavilion. We include a 2 course festive lunch before enjoying the afternoon show, the Christmas Variety Spectacular a cavalcade of Christmas music, dance and laughter from singers and dancers from the West End.

Date: 10/12/2019
Churchill War Rooms, London

Discover the fascinating underground headquarters that sheltered Churchill during the Blitz!

Date: 10/03/2020
Cirencester & Gloucester Quays Express Excursion

Cirencester, known as the "capital of the Cotswolds", is home to one of the oldest Charter Markets in the country, having been mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086! Why not visit the Corinium Museum (admission not included) or St Johns Church. In the afternoon we transfer to Gloucester Quays for some retail therapy.

Date: 29/10/2019
Cirencester & The Cotswolds

We travel first to the Roman town of Cirencester, the 'capital' of the Cotswolds, with the opportunity to explore the historic town centre and obtain lunch. Our return journey is through the Cotswolds, making a short stop in the lovely old town of Bourton-on-the-Water with its picturesque High Street.

Date: 20/09/2019
Cirque Du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall- London

Prepare to be spellbound as you watch this dazzling array of circus styles from around the world. Originally founded by 2 street performers, Cirque du Soleil is now the largest theatrical producer in the world. Each performance is famous for its lack of animals and for being the modern contemporary show that appears today.

2 departures on 19/01/2020 and 26/01/2020
Coronation Street Tour, Salford

Known as TV's longest running soap opera, Coronation Street has been on British screens since 1960 and has aired over 6,000 episodes. We join a Guided Tour of the set which includes Coronation Street itself as well as neighbouring Rosamund and Victoria Streets.

Date: 20/10/2019
Cricket at the Kia Oval with Tour & Afternoon Tea

The Kia Oval is one of the Worlds’ most iconic sports grounds with its Royal affinity to HRH Prince of Wales; the birthplace of cricket’s ‘Ashes’ and host to football’s first ever FA Cup Final. We commence with a selection of sandwiches in gourmet breads, homemade sultana scones served with Cornish clotted cream, strawberry preserve, Victoria sponge cake, fair-trade coffee and a selection of speciality teas.

Date: 23/09/2019
Downton Abbey 'On location' with Festive Lunch

A day that’s full of festive cheer and will leave you ready to open those advent calendars on the 1st of December. After morning coffee and biscuits in Witney, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, we’ll work up an appetite with a gentle walking/coach tour of nearby Downton Abbey locations before heading to a hotel in Burford where you’ll be greeted with a glass of Prosecco before sitting down to a festive Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings.

Date: 25/11/2019
East Lancashire Railway with Christmas Lunch

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas! Experience a festive meal with all the trimmings as the beautiful winter Lancashire countryside passes you by. Arriving at Bury, there will be time to visit the Bury Transport Museum if you wish, before boarding the train to Rawtenstall.

Date: 04/12/2019
Elton John's Farewell to Yellow Brick Road

Mon 9 Nov 2020: Elton John is performing his final tour after deciding to concentrate on spending time with his family. The tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents around the world. With a huge stage production, you will be taken on a musical and highly visual journey spanning his 50 year career of hits like no-one has seen before!

Date: 09/11/2020
Elton John's Farewell to Yellow Brick Road

Wed 11 Nov 2020: Elton John is performing his final tour after deciding to concentrate on spending time with his family. The tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents around the world. With a huge stage production, you will be taken on a musical and highly visual journey spanning his 50 year career of hits like no-one has seen before!

Date: 11/11/2020
Enigma - Code Breakers Station

Once Britain’s Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a heritage site. Visitors can explore and experience the top secret world of iconic WWII Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within an atmospheric Victorian estate, where 12,000 people worked in complete secrecy.

Date: 04/10/2019
Erddig House & Gardens, Wrexham

Situated on the outskirts of Wrexham, Erddig is one of the UK’s finest stately homes, a Grade I listed property, now owned by National Trust. Previous owners, the Yorke family had an unusually high regard for the servants and staff who looked after the house so the tour, which starts 'below stairs' tells the story, over 200 years, through an impressive collection of portraits, photographs and verses.

Date: 09/03/2020
Exeter Express Excursion

Sitting on the River Exe, Exeter, with its magnificent Norman Cathedral, is the Capital City of Devon. Why not take a guided walk of the city, or maybe venture underground and visit the 14th century underground passages, built to ensure a constant supply of fresh, clean water to the city.

Date: 31/10/2019
Ffestiniog Railway & Portmeirion

We drive to Blaenau Ffestiniog where we join the historic Ffestiniog Railway for a 13 ½ mile memorable train ride to Porthmadog. After pausing for lunch (not included), we continue to Portmeirion, an Italianate village overlooking the shores of Cardigan Bay, where there is time to explore the Italian style shops and houses.

Date: 27/09/2019
Food, Glorious Food in London

A day that offers a taste of a true Dickensian Christmas as depicted on many of the Christmas cards you may well send out each year. This is the story of the famous scene, exported around the world, of a rich man enjoying a hearty feast whilst a poor man looks in the window, nose pressed to the glass, from the foggy streets of London. Accompanied by our Blue Badge Guide, we take you on a unique tour to see both sides of the tale starting at the beautiful old Victorian Leadenhall Market.

Date: 14/11/2019
Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding With Ashley Grove

Gigrin Farm is the Red Kite Centre where hundreds choose to feed there everyday with other species flocking such as Buzzards, Ravens and Grey Herons with expert guide Ashley Grove

Date: 02/03/2020
Gloucester Quays Christmas Market

Gloucester Quays promises all the hustle and bustle of a Dickensian festive feast when the Victorian Christmas Market returns this November. There will be around 250 decorated stalls, nestled around the ice rink, selling everything from fine food and drink, to children’s toys, artisan jewellery, homewares, clothes and accessories, not to mention a host of handmade trinkets perfect for Christmas gift ideas.

Date: 17/11/2019
Guildford Express Excursion

The medieval Guildford Castle in the centre of town boasts landscaped gardens and great views from its square tower. Alternatively visit the Guildford Cathedral, famous for its lack of stain glass windows, or visit the museum with over 75,000 exhibits from the local area.

Date: 28/10/2019
Hampton Court Florimania with Lunch

Enjoy an amazing extravaganza of colourful floral displays at this special event held at Hampton Court with lunch included

Date: 20/03/2020
Hampton Court Palace Tudor Christmas, Surrey

Enjoy a festive luch at Hampton Court Palace that celebrates the festivities in Tudor style!

Date: 17/12/2019
Hardwick Hall (NT) Winter Garden, Derbyshire

Discover Harwick Hall's Winter Garden and find traditional spring flowers like brightly coloured tulips and lily of the valley with time in the outdoor plant shop

Date: 28/02/2020
Harewood House 'Dressed for Christmas', Leeds

A festive visit to a country house as it opens its doors to invite you into its “Dreams of the 1920’s”. With decorations extending throughout the house and into the surrounding grounds as well as festive themed music, you’ll be able to enjoy a Guided Tour of the house which will include the State Rooms, Below Stairs as well as the Terrace Gallery.

Date: 26/11/2019
Harrods Christmas Shopping with Afternoon Tea

If you only visit one store in London, make it Harrods. Established in 1834, it is now world famous with its magnificent architecture making it an iconic part of London. It has a reputation for excellence and offers the finest quality merchandise – from specialised tea to designer fashions, spread over 5 floors with over 300 departments including the famous food halls.

Date: 08/12/2019
Harry Potter - Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London

The Warner Bros. studio tour provides an amazing opportunity to explore the behind the scenes magic of the Harry Potter films. Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall, explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures. See a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props including the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and recreation of Platform 9 3/4.

Date: 05/10/2019
Hay on Wye - Town of Books in Herefordshire

Visit the enchanting town often described as the "Town of Books" which lies on the banks of the River Wye with time to visit the Saturday Produce Market

Date: 21/03/2020
Henley on Thames & Greys Court

Henley on Thames is a 13th century market town that is widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful towns in England. Enjoying a wonderful riverside setting, the town boasts a delightful array of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. In the afternoon we continue to Greys Court (NT).

Date: 19/09/2019
Highclere Castle

We stop in Newbury, allowing time for lunch before our afternoon visit to Highclere Castle. The castle is the ancestral home of the Earls of Carnarvon, and is one of England's most important Victorian castles. Set in spectacular parkland, its stunning state rooms include the Saloon, Music Room and Library. The Castle was one of the major film locations for the popular TV programme 'Downton Abbey', with the movie having recently been in production back in the grounds.

Date: 20/08/2019
Highclere Castle 'Home of Downton Abbey'

'Downton Abbey' is opening its doors again for a movie version in September 2019! Join us on our special springtime dates to Highclere Castle, more lovingly known as Downton Abbey, and follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family and their servants on this real life film set.

2 departures on 21/04/2020 and 22/04/2020
Highgrove Gardens & Tetbury

HRH The Prince of Wales has spent over 30 years transforming the grounds of Highgrove into some of the most outstanding and innovative gardens in the United Kingdom. There are a number of different interlinked areas in the gardens and it is also home to part of the national collection of beech trees and large-leaved hostas, which the Prince maintains on behalf of Plant Heritage. Our Guided Tour lasts approximately two hours and is a walk of about two miles.

Date: 28/08/2019
Hotel Chocolat Tasting Adventure, Leeds

Become a chocolate connoisseur for the day at the very aptly named School of Chocolate! We start with free time in Leeds first to shop, sightsee and, more importantly, work up an appetite for the afternoon ahead. The Tasting Adventure guides you through a full chocolate tasting with their in-house chocolatier.

Date: 02/09/2019
Houses of Parliament, Westminster

We arrive in London with free time for lunch in Covent Garden before our visit to the 'Cradle of Democracy'. On arrival at the Sovereign's Entrance, we are met by our guide and proceed up the stairs used by the Queen for the State Opening of Parliament. During the 90-minute tour, you will see the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and the Chamber of the House of Lords.

Date: 30/08/2019
Hyde Park - Winter Wonderland

Get into the festive spirit with Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park in London

Date: 30/11/2019
Imperial War Museum, London

This award-winning museum tells the story of 20th century conflict on the home front and on the front line.

Date: 26/01/2020
John Rutters Christmas Celebrations

Join Johnsons Coaches for a festive treat at the Royal Albert Hall in London with John Rutter Christmas Celebrations

Date: 11/12/2019
Jordan's Mill & Stotfold Mill, Bedfordshire

The lovingly restored Jordan's Mill is now only one of a handful of working watermills in the country and is a fascinating insight into the heritage of flour milling in Britain. Enjoy a Guided Tour of the mill and explore the gardens. We'll then spend the afternoon at nearby Stotfold Watermill, one of only four listed in the Domesday Book. You'll be invited to join the walk around the beautiful Grade II listed building with a talk .

Date: 29/09/2019
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Appearing this Summer for a strictly limited run, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat returns to the London Palladium. One of the world’s most beloved musicals, the multi-award winning show has had multiple runs in the West End and Broadway as well as having appeared on international tours and productions in over 80 countries! See the smash hit starring Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan!

Date: 04/09/2019
Judith Mary Festive Lunch Cruise, Derbyshire

Travelling through the Peak District National Park, we arrive at the stunning Upper Peak Forest Canal to board the Judith Mary, a 72 foot long restaurant canal boat. Now in her 36th year, you’ll enjoy a 2 hour peaceful cruise through outstanding countryside with magnificent views of the mountains all around.

Date: 28/11/2019
Kennet Horse Drawn Boat

Relax and unwind on a leisurely horse drawn barge journey through the Berkshire countryside. Just sit back and soak up the beauty of the countryside from a totally different viewpoint. We will be stopping in Newbury for free time and lunch prior to meeting our boat in Hungerford for our 2 ½ cruise, pulled by heavy crossed-shire horses, to Kintbury.

Date: 27/08/2019
Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Set in beautiful landscapes with glasshouses and such a vast range of rare and beautiful plants, there is plenty to see. We visit during the Orchid Festival, a spectacular display of colour. Explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants and find out about the importance of these beautiful and diverse species.

Date: 26/02/2020
Leicester Express Excursion

King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Cathedral, the Guild Hall, The Curve Theatre and the Highcross Shopping Mall are just some of the attractions, all within easy reach of our city centre set down point. With so much to do and see, you will need to come back and visit again! (Admissions not included)

Date: 01/09/2019
Littlecote House - Festive Lunch at Warners

Join us for a festive lunch on a visit to Littlecote House. Built in the mid-1500’s the Grade I listed Tudor manor is set in 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parklands. Today, under the ownership of Warner’s, it has a story that spans centuries, including playing host to occupying Romans, a Civil War army and was the location of a tryst between King Henry VIII and his third queen to be, Jane Seymour.

Date: 19/11/2019
Liverpool - A Musical History Tour, Merseyside

Liverpool's Albert Dock area offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes and museums, together with many reminders of its past. We start the day with a fascinating boat trip on the River Mersey, followed by free time for lunch. We then join a local guide to commence our on-board Musical History Tour which includes passing the childhood homes of famous stars, pausing at well-known TV and Film locations, as well as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the birth places of The Beatles.

Date: 25/09/2019
Liverpool Express Excursion

Discover the Albert Dock area offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes together with many reminders of its past. The Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and the 'Beatles Story', a shrine to the legendary pop group, are all found here.

Date: 28/10/2019
London - British Museum Express Excursion

Join us on this Day Trip to The British Museum which now holds over 8 million pieces, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire, and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

Date: 21/08/2019
London - Westminster

Visit must see attractions such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey all within easy reach as well as other notable landmarks

Date: 29/10/2019
London Christmas Lights & Sights Tour

Enjoy the festive lights and iconic sights of our capital from the warmth and comfort of the coach. On arrival, enjoy some free time close to Covent Garden and, of course, the beautiful Somerset House, a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London where you’ll see the ice-skaters and the beautiful tree.

Date: 18/12/2019
Longleat 'Sky Safari'

The skies above Wiltshire are set to be filled with dozens of spectacular hot air balloons as Longleat stages its annual Sky Safari extravaganza. Following on from the popularity of last year's event, organisers are hoping this year's will be the largest annual event of its kind in the UK with over 100 balloons scheduled to take part. Hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, including Longleat's very own 'flying lion' will be making a series of mass ascents into the sky above the estate.

Date: 15/09/2019
Longleat Festival of Light

Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland, and is one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. The festival of light is held every year, and features giant Chinese Lanterns hand made out of steel frames which are covered in beautiful silks.

Date: 15/11/2019
Ludlow Food and Drink Festival, Shropshire

The castle square, with its traditional open-air market and the town's historic Castle provide the perfect backdrop for this popular festival. This small town has a large reputation for good food and drink, and will feature well over 100 quality small independent food and drink producers from the Marches, the England-Wales border country.

Date: 13/09/2019
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre, Shropshire

The stunning medieval Ludlow Castle is the location of the Christmas Fayre. With stalls spread throughout the Castle grounds, you’ll find all the exhibitors, dressed in all their finery, ready to help you find the perfect Christmas gift.

Date: 23/11/2019
Malvern Autumn Gardening Show

Malvern's annual pageant of food, fruit, forestry and flowers gives a flavour of the countryside at its autumnal best. Enjoy the rich coloured blooms of the Gardening Show. Marvel at giant vegetable exhibits and relish the taste of homemade food and wine.

Date: 28/09/2019
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

A truly memorable journey along the 35-mile stretch of canal. Our cruise includes a lively commentary giving a revealing insight into the facts, history and dramas of one of Britain’s major waterways.

Date: 22/08/2019
Mary Poppins - Prince Edward Theatre, London

Based on P L Travers' Mary Poppins children's books, the childhood favourite 1964 Disney film, and, of course the new sequel, this practically perfect revival returns to its original home at the Prince Edward almost 15 years after it first premiered! A joint production between Cameron Mackintosh and the Walt Disney company, it's the must see musical of the moment.

Date: 21/05/2020
Matlock Bath & Ashbourne Express Excursion

A day out visiting the wonders of Matlock Bath, a historic spa town and the rich heritage of Ashbourne with over 200 listed biuldings

Date: 27/08/2019
Minehead Express Excursion

A day out in Somerset's famous coastal resort with an abundance of interestting things to do

Date: 28/08/2019
National Memorial Arboretum with Festive Lunch

Enjoy beautiful surroundings and Christmas lunch along with musical accompaniment at The National Memorial Arboretum. The UK's year-round Centre of Remembrance is a spiritually uplifting place which honors the fallen, recognizes service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial honoring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways.

Date: 14/12/2019
Oxford Express Excursion

The world famous city of Oxford has lots to offer visitors from its rich history such as the University, impressive Ashmolean Museum and great shopping and restaurants at its heart

Date: 29/08/2019
Paignton Express Excursion

Explore the lively seaside town of Paignton within the English Riviera which offers level walks, bustling pier and local attractions

Date: 26/08/2019
Peak Railway, Derbyshire

Peak Railway Day Trip with Train Ride and free time in Buxton and Bakewell

Date: 28/03/2020
Peaky Blinders Guided Tour - Liverpool

A Day Trip to Liverpool to discover the Peaky Blinders Filming Locations with Blue Badge Guide

Date: 12/10/2019
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Christmas Festival

Be magically transported back in time at the Festival of Christmas and into a bygone era of beautiful snowy streets, colourful characters and toe-tapping entertainment. Now in its 20th year, you’ll find the traditional Christmas market, where you can unearth unique gifts, nestled amongst the Dockyard’s world-class attractions.

Date: 29/11/2019
RHS Wisley Flower Show

RHS Wisley Flower Show is an annual flower show, packed with a profusion of plants and the best gardening advice. With floral displays, artwork, top-quality plants from specialist nurseries, there's a lot to see.

Date: 04/09/2019
Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show - Bristol

Riverdance, one of the most iconic dance shows in the world, turns 25 next year and is marking its anniversary with a show that promises to catapult it into the 21st century with powerful, passionate and unforgettable Irish dancing.

Date: 24/05/2020
Salute To The 40's at Chatham Dockyard, Kent

Be transported back in time, for a full day of 40's spirit, glamour and nostalgia at one of "Britain's best vintage festivals". The Historic Dockyard pays homage to the heyday of the big band and blitz spirit, showcasing the best the era had to offer. From numerous areas filled with unique vintage traders and stalls, to nostalgic sing-a-longs, 40's entertainment, fashion shows, vintage car parades, Spitfire aircraft displays and much more, there is so much to see and do.

Date: 22/09/2019
Severn Valley Railway With Roast Lunch At Highley

All aboard the Severn Valley Railway! Travel through miles of the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside on one of the UK’s premier heritage railways passing breath-taking scenery. With a roast lunch included at the Engine House visitor centre.

Date: 03/11/2019
Sheffield Park (NT) & Bluebell Railway

We travel direct to Sheffield Park Station, to enjoy a delightful return steam hauled train ride on the Bluebell Railway travelling through the picturesque Sussex countryside from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead. We then transfer to the magnificent informal landscapes of Sheffield Park Garden (NT).

Date: 17/10/2019
Shrewsbury & Ludlow Express Excursion

Explore the historic town of Shrewsbury with its Tudor shops and higgledy piggledy streets followed by an afternoon in the thriving fashionable market town of Ludlow

Date: 23/08/2019
Shugborough Hall dressed for Christmas (NT)

Join us for magical day out at Shugborough Hall which will be dressed for Christmas, once described as 'a perfect paradise'.

Date: 01/12/2019
Silverstone & The British Motor Museum

Allow us to take you on the Silverstone Experience – a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British Motor Racing, at the entrance to the iconic Silverstone Circuit. As you journey through the Exhibition, listen to fascinating stories of human endeavour, great sporting rivalries and engineering innovation as told through state of the art interactive displays and iconic imagery.

Date: 24/02/2020
Skipton Market & Haworth Express Excursion

Skipton Market is unique, with a history dating back to medieval times and plays a huge part in the life of the town being located on the main High Street. Next, we continue to Haworth, home of the famous Brontë sisters, with its historic cobbled Main Street, iconic parsonage and rolling moors.

Date: 01/11/2019
Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mountaineering made easy, on a ride of over four miles to the roof of Wales! Travel along at 5mph on the only rack-and-pinion railway in the UK, which is without doubt one of the most spectacular railway journeys.

Date: 12/09/2019
Somerset Levels Murmuration with Ashley Grove

Join us for this fantastic wildlife day trip to Somerset Levels and admission to Wetland Centre guided by knowledgeable guide Ashley Grove, an expert on birds who has a warm and approachable personality.

Date: 13/02/2020
Spectacular Classics at the Symphony Hall (Coach 1

With indoor fireworks and a spectacular laser show, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed at their Classical Spectacular show

Date: 09/11/2019
Spectacular Classics at the Symphony Hall (Coach 2

With indoor fireworks and a spectacular laser show, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed at their Classical Spectacular show

Date: 09/11/2019
Stamford on Market Day Express Excursion

Visit historic Stamford, situated on the River Welland in the county of Lincolnshire, is a beautiful market town described as 'the finest stone town in England'.

Date: 01/11/2019
Stonor House 'Dressed for Christmas'

Home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, Stonor Park House is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today – but it’s no museum. As the oldest member of the Stonor family, the house has a thousand stories to tell.

Date: 10/12/2019
Strictly The Professionals at The Symphony Hall

Sun 17 May 2020: Watch from the Stalls; the multi award-winning 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional dancers at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham who will don their dancing shoes and waltz their way across the stage in a performance not to be missed!

Date: 17/05/2020
Technically Concorde at The Runway Visitor Park

A truly iconic day out with a difference to visit Concorde – the Flagship of the British Airways fleet – at Manchester Airport. See where the Queen sat during the guided tour. With extended time in the flight deck, it’s a great opportunity for you to marvel at Concorde’s unique aviation engineering. You’ll be taken underneath the aircraft to explore the ground-breaking technology behind the supersonic airline.

Date: 22/01/2020
Teignmouth or Dawlish

A chance to visit Teignmouth; a real hidden gem - both a historic port and classic seaside resort or continue to Dawlish, famous for its black swans, it is another popular seaside destination with red sandstone cliffs overlooking a sandy beach.

Date: 20/08/2019
The Bentley Priory & De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of how the beautiful Grade II listed house became the location of Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940. After watching a short award-winning film, join the guided tour to discover stories of leadership, courage and technology and how the Battle was won as Britain’s darkest hour then became her finest.

Date: 25/03/2020
The British Ironwork Centre & Blists Hill

Our first stop of the day celebrates all that is art and craft. The British Ironwork Centre is home to some of the most beautiful and intricate art pieces and sculptures known to the UK. After light refreshments, we then take you along to Blists Hill where you can travel back to a time gone by and experience a different way of life in a world before TV's, cars and mobiles.

Date: 10/09/2019
The Flying Scotsman - Nene Valley Railway

Record-breaking 'Flying Scotsman' - the most famous steam locomotive in the world - will return to the Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough (NVR) for public running in late summer.

Date: 30/09/2019
The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The fair is probably the leading event of its type in the world. The show, on a mammoth 500-acre site, recreates English country life as it was in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The extraordinary spectacle includes 200 working steam engines, 100 fairground organs, 50 showmen's engines, old time steam fun fair, vintage tractors, cars and motorcycles.

Date: 25/08/2019
The Museum of Timekeeping

Holding a fascinating collection of clocks, watches and other timepieces, the Museum of Timekeeping explores the story of time – past, present and future. Located at the home of the British Horological Institute at Upton Hall, the working museum is where you’ll be able to see everything from tiny watches to enormous church clock mechanisms – most of which are still in action!

Date: 11/02/2020
The Peoples Post, London

Today we bring five centuries of communications history to life. With the help of our Blue Badge Guide we start our walking/coach tour, highlighting reminders of the historical Penny Post network. Discover the old parish markings, street and shop signs used to deliver the letters before the use of house numbers and postcodes.

Date: 06/03/2020
The Phantom of the Opera

See Andrew Lloyd Webber's classical musical about the legendary theatre figure who emerges from the depths of the Paris Opera House

Date: 21/11/2019
The Royal Courts of Justice & The Supreme Court

Go behind the scenes of the royal courts and hear stories of the most famous criminal cases with a chance to hear a case live from the public gallery!

Date: 08/11/2019
The Royal Mint, Llantristant Nr Cardiff

This popular excursion allows you unprecedented access to the Royal Mint to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket, and hear some surprising stories from our history. Located in South Wales, the Royal Mint puts 1000 years of history into combining the finest craftsmanship with cutting-edge techniques to make coins and medals for over 60 countries.

Date: 14/10/2019
Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Back by popular demand – Get into the Christmas Spirit with the Thursford Christmas Spectacular! This is a fabulous extravaganza of seasonal entertainment. The largest and most popular Christmas show in England with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols and singing and dancing from the cast of over 100, set in the magical surroundings of the mechanical Organs and fairground Carousels of the Thursford Collection

2 departures on 18/11/2019 and 05/12/2019
Tissington Hall - 'Star of Wonder', Derbyshire

'Christmas in Neverland' is set to be one festive day out at Tissington Hall and you'll have a guided tour and a 2 course lunch inlcuded as well!

Date: 02/12/2019
Tutankhamun Exhibition and the British Museum

A cultural day out to celebrate the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world! The largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt can be seen in London's Saatchi Gallery. 60 of the 150 original artefacts appearing will be on their first journey outside of Egypt so should not be missed!

3 departures between 13/01/2020 and 27/01/2020
Waddesdon Manor (NT) Festive Lunch

Enjoy National Trust property, Waddesdon Manor, at the most festive time of year where you'll have time to explore the house and the Christmas Fair outside plus enjoy a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine.

Date: 20/11/2019
Welford "Snowdrop Walk" Berkshire

Join us for a fabulous Snowdrop Walk at Welford Park in Berkshire, a chance to the Snowdrops in a beech wood covering approximately 5 acres alongside the River Lambourn.

Date: 12/02/2020
Welney Swan-feed with Ashley Grove, Norfolk

Accompanied by our very knowledgeable resident bird expert Ashley Grove, come with us to the Welney Wetland Centre. This is a fantastic day out that offers you the chance to get close to some amazing wildlife, while enjoying stunning winter scenery. Enjoy watching thousands of wading birds, flocks of ducks and geese as well as spotting barn owls, hares and bats.

Date: 03/12/2019
Weston Park Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

Set amongst breath-taking Capability Brown parkland, Weston Park is the former home of the Earl of Bradford. After included tea and biscuits on arrival, you’ll be able to tour the house, on a self-guided basis, to see its significant collections of furniture and many famous paintings as well as over 3,000 books in the Library. From the very unique Gobelin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house, to the stunning Dining Room decorated for Christmas, there’s a lot to see.

Date: 07/12/2019
Weston Super Mare

Situated on the Bristol Channel, Weston-Super-Mare is a traditional resort with a spacious, level promenade and attractive parks. Revisit your childhood as you take a stroll along the Grand Pier and enjoy the atmosphere, the spectacular views over the channel and the entertainment on offer.

Date: 21/09/2019
Weymouth Express Excursion

Weymouth's fine Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand. The views from the bay are spectacular, stretching across the horizon taking in the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.

Date: 25/08/2019
Wiltshire's Golden Triangle

A gentle day out, with stunning scenery plus an included carvery lunch! We head to the immensely picturesque town of Bradford on Avon. Not as well-known nor as crowded as Bath, it’s our location for lunch as well as a stroll around the town, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, to see the Saxon church nestled amongst the buttery ashlar stone houses.

Date: 23/03/2020
Winchester Express Excursion

A chance to discover the treasures of this beautiful city, once the capital of England, with its magnificent Norman cathedral, museums and galleries

Date: 30/10/2019
Windsor Castle Dressed For Christmas

Enjoy Windsor Castle in all its glory as we visit at the most festive time of year when it will be transformed into a festive splendour!

Date: 19/12/2019
Wisley Garden RHS Illuminations & Afternoon Tea

Wonder through the Winter Wonderlands of RHS Wisley Gardens with an afternoon tea including mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake plus time to explore the magical 'Christmas Glow' illluminations

Date: 13/12/2019
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

With over 200 stalls, the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the perfect place to find that unique christmas gift and absorb a the festive atmosphere with stallholders in tradictional costumes.

Date: 29/11/2019
World Championship Road Race Start- Day Trip

Sun 22 Sept 2019: See the first ever mixed team time trial at the UCI World Road Race Championships in Yorkshire

Date: 22/09/2019
York Express Excursion

Visit York where some great attractions reside including the Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, Castle Museum and York Dungeons

Date: 30/10/2019
Yorkshire Air Museum

One of the largest independent aviation museums in the UK, Yorkshire Air Museum is home of the Allied Air Forces Memorial of Europe and is located on the site of former RAF Elvington – a WWII airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war. With 15 indoor exhibitions within preserved historic wartime buildings plus an impressive collection of over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles, it’s sure to be a day out you’ll remember!

Date: 12/11/2019

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