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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Churchill War Rooms, London

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

Date: 10/03/2020
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
Edinburgh City Break by Air

22 November 2019 - 24 November 2019: A 2 night coach holiday to Edinburgh staying at the Ibis Royal Mile Edinburgh Hotel. This tour includes; 2 nights bed and breakfast, coach transfers, and free parking at Johnsons Coaches.

Duration: 3 Days
Date: 22/11/2019
Gin Lane, London

Discover Georgian London and the history of when the gin craze took hold. Painter William Hogarth created the "Gin Lane" series voicing his concerns regarding the mass consumption of gin in the 1750's. Follow in his footsteps, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, to discover the old haunts depicted in his art.

Date: 22/10/2019
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
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
Historic London Attractions Express Excursion

Visit London and see its historic attractions including the iconic landmark building The Shard, which is the highest building in Western Europe, offering a 360 degree view over the city, the Tower Bridge Exhibition, HMS Belfast or the London Dungeon.

Date: 14/08/2019
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
Lincoln Express Excursion

Visit Lincoln which is a city, rich in history, combined with shopping, great arts and culture. Start at the top in Castle Square and wander down the cobbled streets enjoying the views along the way.

Date: 29/07/2019
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.

2 departures on 30/07/2019 and 28/10/2019
London Canal Museum - King's Cross, London

London's canals have a fascinating past however you may not know that they are linked with the city's ice industry. London Canal Museum is, first and foremost, a water-ways museum where you can learn about the people who lived and worked on the water, the history of the canals, the cargoes carried as well as the horses that helped transport and pull them.

Date: 01/10/2019
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
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
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
Norwich Express Excursion

Arguably the most complete medieval city in England, Norwich has lots to catch your attention such as the imposing Norman cathedral, Castle Museum, Art Gallery and delightful cobbled streets

Date: 09/08/2019
Nottingham Express Excursion

A day out visiting the thriving city of Nottingham, famous for the legend of Robin Hood as well as other historic features

Date: 22/07/2019
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
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
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
Shrewsbury River Cruise & Guided Tour

The River Severn loop in Shrewsbury is one of the most stunning river journeys in the UK. We join 'Sabrina', a modern day triple deck passenger boat for a forty five minute sailing from the port at Victoria Quay, near the Welsh Bridge, to the English Bridge and back. Our cruise includes live commentary and tea/coffee.

Date: 26/07/2019
Southport

Live the beach life in Southport; with 22 miles of coastline and plenty of beaches, it's a perfect place to relax and unwind. This classic seaside resort has scenic parks and gardens, fabulous shopping and numerous traditional seaside amusements. Stroll down the award-winning promenade and onto the UK's oldest iron pier and try the old penny slot machines in the Pavilion at the far end.

Date: 17/08/2019
Steaming through the Cotswolds & Cheltenham

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.

Date: 31/07/2019
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 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
West Bay & Lyme Regis, Dorset

West Bay is a charming fishing village on Dorset's Jurassic Coastline. West Bay has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years while playing host to ITV's smash hit drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. It's not hard to see why the location was chosen -West Bay offers some stunning landscape to explore with breath-taking views from its dramatic coastline.

Date: 20/07/2019
Whitby Excursion

Whitby's skyline is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey. This traditional maritime town, with its old cobbled streets and alleyways that run down to the bustling quayside, picturesque houses and award winning West Cliff beach lined with traditional huts, make this the perfect place to spend the day.

Date: 07/07/2019
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
Windsor Castle, Berkshire

For 900 years, Windsor Castle has been continuously inhabited and has been improved and restored by successive Monarchs. Known as the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, it is, today, one of the official residents of The Queen and her favourite weekend home. Step inside St Georges Chapel, the location of many royal weddings, including Prince Harry to Meghan and Princess Eugenie to Jack.

Date: 15/07/2019
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

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