Enjoy a relaxing day out visiting the lush countrysides of the UK with wonderful vistas from your very own seat!
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.
If you're a fan of the Midsomer Murders books and TV series, you'll know Midsomer County as the home of traditional pubs, village greens and Sunday afternoon cricket. These South Oxfordshire locations are the real stars of the show and we explore many of them, escorted by a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide.
Join us as we head south for a day to the scenic county of Somerset. Travelling through the Mendip Hills to the famous Cheddar Gorge, we continue to the tiny Cathedral City of Wells, the smallest city in England and to Glastonbury which has become a honey-pot for interesting and unique shops focusing on the spiritual and the magical.
The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway recreates the Golden Age of Steam with an enchanting 28-mile round trip through the Cotswold Hills with glorious views across the Vale of Evesham. Departing from Broadway, we journey via Toddington, Winchcombe, the Greet Tunnel and the Dixton Cutting to Cheltenham Racecourse. Here our coach is waiting to take us into Cheltenham for a few hours before returning to the station for the return journey.
Travelling west, passing Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, we pause at the market town of Welshpool, just inside the Welsh Border. With its streets of fine Georgian buildings, and its canal running through the centre, it's the perfect place to take in the scenery. Look out for Powis Castle in the distance. We then continue past the base of Snowdonia National Park, via Dolgellau and along the coast to the seaside resort of Barmouth, where we allow time for lunch.