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UK CHRISTMAS & FESTIVE DAY TRIPS BY COACH

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  • Finchingfield for Lunch & Lavenham

    A lovely scenic drive through Essex visiting the pretty village of Finchingfield. Here we enjoy a 2-course lunch at a beautiful 16th century coaching inn overlooking the village green and duck pond. Our lunch menu consists of Roast Beef or Steak & Ale Pie with either Apple pie or Fruit Cheesecake for dessert.

    After lunch, we take a tour through this beautiful rural part of the country, taking a stop in Lavenham, one of the finest examples of a medieval village in England. As well as a backdrop of attractive buildings, the church of St Peter and St Paul features the tallest village church tower in the country.


    Price includes return travel by coach and a 2-course lunch.

    Thu 05 May 2016

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Warners Sinah Warren, Hayling Island

    Once again, we return for a 5 day coach holiday to Sinah Warren by popular demand. Delicately poised at the tip of Hampshire’s Hayling Island, with views over Langstone Harbour, Sinah Warren is a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Sinah Warren started life as a 15th-Century health farm. Today, its health-giving properties retained, the hotel is your perfect base from which to enjoy the best of the area. There's so much to see and do. You can try your hand at many of the leisure facilities or just stroll and take in the fresh sea air and enjoy the harbour views. Or, you can relax in this unbeatable atmosphere, where you will feel instantly at home. With its fabulous entertainment every night this hotel is designed to give you just the break you deserve. You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions.

    Warner Leisure Hotels offer the ideal surroundings for a break, each with its own unique atmosphere and appeal. As the holidays are exclusively for adults, you'll find it easy to relax, with a wide range of leisure and activity programmes by day as well as superb entertainment each evening. For other Warner holidays, please click here.


    Mon 19 February 2016 - Top Tribute with Hollies and Jukebox Sixties tribute, The Hollywood Bees! Encorporate a relaxing 4 days away with the evening entertainment of top live tributes from some of the UK's best look-a-likes and sound-a-like performers and bands. If you missed out on seeing your favourite singer or band for real, then why not enjoy the next best thing on a Top Tribute break.

    Mon 9 May 2016 - Big Band Festival with The Len Phillips Big Band! Holidays are a time to relax, time to treat yourself and also time to enjoy some fantastic evening entertainment, and Warners Big Band breaks are designed for just that! There is nothing more impressive than the sound of a Big Band... We are delighted to once again be able to include this popular 4 night break with The Len Phillips Big Band, one of the UK's most popular swing orchestras with 16 amazing musicians, two talented singers and the big sounds of the swing era!

    Mon 14 Nov 2016 - Included Festive Programme combining everything that makes Christmas and New Year so magical and puts it all into one 5 day November break - so you can celebrate it twice! It's also the perfect opportunity for some last minute Christmas shopping! We include excursions to ever-popular Winchester and the wonderful resort of Bournemouth. We also head to historic Portsmouth with plenty to see and do.

    Mon 09 May 2016

    5 Days

    £389 per adult

  • Scotney Castle and the Spa Valley Railway

    Scotney Castle – after a thumping on the Spa Valley Railway!

    Another in our easy-travel series of excursions to places so easily missed here in Kent and just across the county line into East Sussex.

    Today’s excursion takes us first to Tunbridge Wells where we join the Spa Valley Railway for a trip on their heritage “thumper” diesel train. Most Kent and Sussex railway passengers of the last 50 years will need no introduction to the “thumpers”, faithful units whose engine growl could be heard from distance. Many a commuter came home to a ready cup of tea thanks to these reliable engines announcing their approach to the local station! Today’s trip takes us to Eridge and back, departing 10:10 and returning to Tunbridge Wells at 11:38.

    Tunbridge Wells originally had two stations built by rival companies; Tunbridge Wells Central, opened in 1845 by the South Eastern Railway, which is now the only mainline station, and Tunbridge Wells West, which was opened by the London Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1866. This is the headquarters of today's Spa Valley Railway.

    Around 1876, these two stations were linked by a tunnel enabling connections between the London to Brighton and the London to Hastings lines. From Tunbridge Wells West there were direct services to Brighton and Eastbourne and north-bound to London Victoria.  Passing into the ownership of the Southern railway in 1923, the route became a very popular cross country link with over 100 trains passing a day.

    Steam finally gave way to diesel multiple units in the mid 1960s and as economic conditions began to erode the viability of lesser routes, lines began to close all around. Sadly the Eridge to Hailsham branch (the Cuckoo Line) closed in 1965, East Grinstead to Groombridge in 1967, and then Uckfield to Lewes in 1969. Eventually the Tunbridge Wells to Eridge section, starved of so many feeder routes, closed on 6th July 1985.
      
    Following closure and a hastily-convened meeting in Groombridge village hall, a charitable society was established to fight for the reopening of the Tunbridge Wells to Eridge line. The group, blissfully unaware of the fact that anyone would use such an acronym to poke fun at them, named itself the "Tunbridge Wells and Eridge Railway Preservation Society" (TWERPS)!

    The next few years were a long, hard struggle against the ravages of vegetation, disinterest and outright hostility from some quarters, but in 1994, with a generous loan from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the society acquired the line and by winter 1996 they were running trains down half a mile of track towards Groombridge, hauled by RSH 0-6-0T "North Downs". This was helped by a merger between TWERPS and the North Downs Steam Railway at Dartford.  

    After a remarkable effort by members, the line was again opened through to Groombridge in August 1997, which took the total length up to three and a half miles. News spread about the route and passenger numbers rose. The owner of the High Rocks Inn built a station at High Rocks, half way between Tunbridge Wells and Groombridge which opened in August 1998.

    Many improvements have been made since then including the introduction of more steam locomotives, rolling stock and the building of a signal box, which came from Buckden (Cambridgeshire). This will eventually operate all the signalling at Tunbridge Wells West. Meanwhile, developments at Groombridge have seen a brand new station building, a signal box, refreshment kiosk and two canopies recovered from Gravesend West Street station all being erected to a fine standard by a small group of volunteers since 1997.

    In mid 2007, after a lot of discussions with Network Rail and other parties, physical work began on the Eridge extension, with the commencement in construction of a signal box at Groombridge. This controls the passing of trains at the station and enables the railway to operate a two train service. Contractors were hired to restore the section of running line parallel to the mainline between Birchden Junction and Eridge, and after seemingly interminable delays and complications, the extension finally opened to the public in March 2011. The line now offers a 10-mile return trip through the sandstone ridge west of Tunbridge Wells and offers some delightful scenery as well as a great illustration of our railway heritage.

    Following our train ride we make the short journey to Lamberhurst, and the magnificent Scotney Castle, now in the care of the National Trust. Arriving at lunchtime, we might head first for the tearooms, which serve delicious hot lunches or lighter options including freshly made sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, and cakes, perhaps returning for a scrumpious cream tea before we make for home later in the afternoon.

    Set in over 700 acres of parkland, the gardens surround the ruined medieval manor house, superseded in the 19th century by a new structure which has become known as Scotney Castle. Celebrated for their spring azaleas and rhododendrons and wonderful Autumn colours, the castle gardens should offer their roses and wisteria in full show for our visit.

    For want of time we have not scheduled a visit to the castle itself on this occasion so our ticket will be garden-only, but anyone who would like to pay the little bit extra to visit the house will be welcome to do so, reflecting that one of the apartments served as a weekend retreat for Prime Minister Thatcher in the 1980s.

    National Trust Members price £28 : Please note you must please bring your membership card to avoid being surcharged on the day

    Tue 10 May 2016

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Beth Chatto Gardens & Colchester

    This coach day trip visits The Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex which began in 1960 when the site was an overgrown wasteland between two farms. Faced with all kinds of difficult conditions Beth and the late Andrew Chatto set out to find homes for many of the plants they wished to grow. With dry and damp soil in both sun and shade, they were able put into practice the underlying principles of what is now referred to as "Ecological gardening". It was transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside and the gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them - the art of planting at its best.

    Prior to our visit to Beth Chatto, we will also stop in Colchester for a lunchtime visit.

    Price includes entrance to Beth Chatto Gardens and return travel by coach.

    For further information on Beth Chatto Gardens, please click here.

    Thu 12 May 2016

    1 Day

    £40 per adult

  • Colchester

    A coach day trip to visit Britain's oldest recorded town, beautiful Colchester in Essex, with so much to see and do.

    Colchester was originally a settlement before the Romans came. The Romans were attacked and Colchester destroyed by Queen Boadicea in the year AD60. Colchester is a great place for a day out, with museums, park and the castle, plus many other things to do as well as shopping. There are small specialist shops as well as the well known stores in the shopping arcades.

    For more information on Colchester, please click here

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    Thu 12 May 2016

    1 Day

    £29 per adult

  • The Opal Coast Explorer, France by Ferry

    The "Opal Coast" is situated in Northern France and is the name given to the green coastline stretching 26 miles between Calais and Boulogne-Sur-Mer.

    It is a landscape full of contrasts, mixing the bright green of its meadows with the blue-grey of the waves: a region which lives from the sea and plays with the wind.

    The Côte d'Opale is traditionally both influenced by the sea and rooted in the land, an alliance that, although often violently broken throughout history, has always been repaired, to form a fragile balance between the waves of the Channel and the furrows of the fields.

    Our coach day trip takes in some of the sights of the Opal Coast with suitable stops on the way*, plus the added highlight of a ferry crossing between Dover and Calais.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled ferry crossing.

    *Actual stops may be weather dependent and may vary

    Fri 13 May 2016

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday by attending the spectacular pageant held in her honour within the private grounds of Windsor Castle. The Celebration has been created by the same team behind the hugely successful Diamond Jubilee Pageant held in 2012 and will feature over 900 horses and 1,500 performers from the UK and across the world.

     

    This 90 minute extravaganza will cover a 90 year journey, from the Queen’s birth through to the Second World War, her marriage, the coronation and a reign that has spanned more than 60 years. It will showcase not only the Queen’s life but her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs plus her deep involvement with the Army, Navy and Air Force.

     

    The Celebration will take advantage of the latest special effects, with video projection, LED effects and theatrical lighting to go along with the horses, actors, bands and dancers. This truly will be a one in a lifetime event: a member of the Royal Family will attend each performance and the stunning setting provides beautiful views of the lit-up Castle by night, plus this is the only time of the year that the public are allowed into the grounds!

     

    Subject to traffic, we aim to arrive at the Windsor Castle Showground around 3pm to allow you to enjoy all the attractions available during the Windsor Horse Show, including bars, restaurants and over 250 shops. The performance will begin at 8.45pm, with customers asked to take their seats at 8.15pm. The show will finish at 10.30pm so customers are advised that this will be a late return home. 

    Fri 13 May 2016

    1 Day

    £94 per adult

  • Bruges Extended Day Trip

    This wonderful coach day trip takes you to one of Europe's most beautiful and best-preserved medieval cities, with something to see at every turn. An adaption to our usual Bruges day trip as we will give you longer to explore and even get some dinner before heading back to Kent.

    Not many people realise that the historic Belgian town of Bruges, or Brugge in Flemish, is in fact within easy driving distance from Calais to make an ideal day trip destination. Bruges has been called "The Venice of the North" due to its canal-lined streets and stunning architecture. It is easy to explore on foot, by horse-drawn carriage or canal cruiser. Tempting Belgian chocolates, beautiful hand-made lace and world-famous beers make Bruges one of our most popular destinations.

    Bruges boasts a rich cultural heritage. The majestic past of Bruges lives on in the many works of art that can be seen in the many museums, often housed in historic buildings. The many places of interest, too, are silent witnesses to the city’s rich heritage. Bruges has a lot to offer from a culinary perspective too. Many restaurants, cafes and bars offer typical regional dishes of Bruges as well as exotic delicacies for different tastes and budgets. Trip Advisor may be able to help you choose a suitable venue.

    So as to preserve its unique heritage for locals and visitors alike,coaches are not allowed into the inner city. We therefore park at the coach park which is a flat, leisurely 20 minute walk to the main city centre or closeby there is a bus stop where a frequent bus service runs to and from the city centre.

    Price includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.

    PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO STOPS AT ANY WAREHOUSES, SUPERMARKETS OR OTHER OUTLETS SCHEDULED TO BE INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP.

    For our other trips to Bruges, please click here

    For more information on Bruges including maps and other practical information plus city highlights and places of interest, please click here


    Sun 15 May 2016

    1 Day

    £42 per adult

  • Mississippi Paddle Boat & Norwich

    Explore this beautiful and tranquil area by boarding a luxury river cruiser which runs trips from the beautiful village of Horning, along the River Bure through the village and out to Ranworth Broad and back, passing lovely old thatched houses, windmills and Norfolk reed beds. There is also some free time to visit the beautiful city of Norwich.

    Includes return travel by coach, excursion on the Mississippi Paddle Boat and short stop in Norwich.

    For more information, please click here

    Please note this is a longer than normal day trip due to the distance being travelled.

    Tue 17 May 2016

    1 Day

    £39 per adult

  • River Wey Horse Drawn Boat & Cream Tea

    A Nostalgic Victorian Experience

    Travel the Victorian Way along this unspoilt waterway in Surrey as generations of boatmen before you have done and join us for a two hour trip on the narrowboat Iona with a Cream Tea along a picturesque stretch of the Wey. The Iona began her working life in 1935 plying her trade along the Grand Union Canal, and variously carried cargoes of coal, lime juice, chocolate crumb and steel billets. She was converted in 1968 to operate as a horse-drawn trip boat, and has since 1985 been a regular sight along the Godalming Navigation.

    Your journey, on the narrow boat "IONA" and pulled by one of their heavy horses, traverses both river and canal and passes through a lock. It is difficult to imagine a more delightful way to discover the National Trust owned River Wey Navigations. The Iona still retains her traditional narrowboat decor and a bargee’s cooking range in the rear cabin.

    We make a lunch stop prior to the cruise in delightful Guildford.

    Price includes Horse Drawn Boat trip, Cream Tea and return travel by coach.

    Wed 18 May 2016

    1 Day

    £45 per adult

  • London Day Out

    Free time to shop, explore or sightsee around our great capital, London. It is one of the best cities in the world with so much to see and do!

    Our drop off locations vary by date, but all are central locations within the city, with great attractions nearby or take advantage of London’s transportation system to travel further afield.

    Timings for these trips will generally see us arriving in London at 11am and departing around 5.30-6pm, subject to travel. The Buzzlines sales team will be happy to advise you on more specific timings for any particular date. This will be a shared departure with another day trip to London. The coach for this excursion will serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    For more information on what to see and do in London, please click here.

     

    London Day Out drop off points:

     

    Sat 16 Apr – Embankment

    Sat 7 May – Embankment

    Wed 18 May – Covent Garden

    Sat 25 Jun – Embankment

    Sun 24 Jul – Baker Street

    Thu 11 Aug - Embankment

    Sat 13 Aug – Embankment

    Sat 15 Oct – Embankment

    Sat 10 Dec - Embankment

    Wed 18 May 2016

    1 Day

    £20 per adult

  • Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre

    This bold new production of the classic Funny Girl stars Sheridan Smith as Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice. Follow unconventional looking Fanny from star-struck teenager as her vocal talents, comic ability and force of will see her rise to the Broadway limelight. Fanny’s life is not all roses, however, as she has a tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein proves.

    Sheridan Smith puts her own stamp on the role of Fanny, most famously played by Barbra Streisand and the show features some of the most iconic songs in theatre history, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade” and “People”

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. Subject to travel time, we aim to arrive in London late morning to give you free time before the performance.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

     

    Wed 18 May 2016

    1 Day

    £69 per adult

  • Motown The Musical

    Follow the legendary career of Berry Gordy and the creation of his musical empire – Motown Records. Berry founds his music making factory based on the dream of bringing a socially charged, racially divided country together with music.

    Berry signs a series of groundbreaking artists including Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more. But with the Vietnam War looming and America at a cultural turning point, Berry realises the time has come to push for something bigger than he ever dreamed of: to make music that could get the whole world moving to the same beat! In the process, Berry Gordy creates the sound the defined a generation.

    This explosive even features over 40 classic songs including My Girl, Stop! In The Name of Love, Dancing in the Street, I Heard it Through the Grapevine and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. You'll be able to experience how these songs became a part of the fabric that is Motown.

    For more information, please Click Here.

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. Subject to travel time, we aim to arrive in London late morning to give you free time before the performance.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    This show can also be requested on our regular Saturday London Showtime day trips subject to availability

    Thu 19 May 2016

    1 Day

    £70 per adult

  • Beautiful The Carole King Musical

    Witness the untold story of Carole King’s transformation from school girl to superstar, selling her first hit Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty, she was writing number ones for some of the biggest acts such as the Drifters, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees. Watch her developing relationship with song-writing partner and later husband, Gerry Goffin and their close friendship with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she was truly able to find her own voice.

    Featuring the countless classics of Carole King’s career such as You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, You’ve Got A Friend and Locamotion this award winning musical is not to be missed!

    For more information, please click here.

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. Subject to travel time, we aim to arrive in London late morning to give you free time before the performance.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    This show can also be requested on our regular Saturday London Showtime day trips subject to availability

    Thu 19 May 2016

    1 Day

    £65 per adult

  • Lille, France

    Visit Lille, France, with its historic town centre, cobbled streets in the old town with fantastic shopping opportunities on this coach day trip. Rubbing shoulders with Belgium just across the border, this often-overlooked city is a treasure trove of cultural and commercial offerings. The evident Flemish influence in the city's old town is a particular highlight, and the warm, friendly nature of the locals is an added bonus. Enjoy wandering around the museums or just relax in one of the many cafés. With shopping from boutiques and antique shops to the Euralille centre. Euralille is one of France's biggest shopping and leisure centres with around 140 shops and the Carrefour hypermarket, you can shop until you drop. 

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.

    For more information on Lille, please click here

    Sat 21 May 2016

    1 Day

    £40 per adult

  • Jewels of The Cotswolds

    Explore some of England’s most treasured landscapes in the beautiful Cotswolds, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, honeycoloured villages and secluded valleys. The picture-postcard countryside contains an abundance of historical villages,market towns, castles and churches.

    Highlights of the tour include a visit to Chavenage, the setting for Trenwith in the popular BBC series "Poldark" and Candleford House in “Lark Rise to Candleford”. Also discover historic Sudeley Castle with its award-winning gardens, and the city of Bath, described as one of England's most beautiful places to visit. Also enjoy a sedate cruise with a fabulous cream tea on one of the last surviving horse drawn canal boats.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - We travel to the Cotswolds, famous for its picturesque villages, with suitable stops on the way. We head to delightful Henley on Thames for a lunchtime visit. 

    Day 2 - Today we enjoy a visit to Chavenage House, a wonderful Elizabethan house of mellow-grey Cotswolds stone and tiles and used as a setting for a number of films and TV series including Poldark starring Aidan Turner.

    During the series, Chavenage is the setting for the Poldark family's Cornish home, Trenwith and both the interior and exterior of the Elizabethan house were used for filming. Chavenage is also renowned as being Candleford House in the TV series "Lark Rise to Candleford".

    We will be greeted by a member of the current family who owns the house and given a brief introduction to its history followed by a guided tour around this attractive Cotswolds Manor virtually unchanged for 400 years, including the renowned tapestried Cromwell Room. After the tour we have arranged for tea/coffee and cake to be served in the Ball Room.

    After our morning visit we will head to the town of Tetbury which is proud of its 1300 years of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, Tetbury was an important market town for the Cotswolds wool trade and the town centre is still dominated by the splendid pillared Market House built in 1655. The town is known as an 'architectural gem' as many of the wool merchants houses still look as they did 300 years ago. Tetbury is well known for its 25 antique shops and its close proximity to Prince Charles's residence of Highgrove. Tetbury has a wide choice of tea shops, bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants which offer a good choice of food and drink.

    Day 3 - Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cotswolds hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we discover impressive Sudeley Castle and Gardens. It has played an important role in the turbulent and changing times of England’s past, with royal connections stretching back 1000 years. Today it is a much loved family home and popular visitor attraction. Inside, the castle contains many fascinating treasures from ancient roman times to the present day. Outside, the Castle is surrounded by award-winning gardens and a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate – all in the heart of the Cotswolds. Sudeley is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives and visitors can explore the beautiful 15th Century church where she lies entombed. Later we spend time in the pretty nearby village of Broadway, with its honey-coloured buildings clustered around the green.

    Our afternoon is a visit to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park which exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens Click Here for more information. The price of this will be paid by customers on the day of visiting.

    Alternitively you can sprend free time in the town of Burford.

    Day 4 - We head for the city of Bath where you have free time to explore one of England's most beautiful locations. Drenched in history and easy to navigate on foot, there is something for everyone to discover with stunning architecture, iconic attractions and great shopping. On seeing the romantic Roman Baths, striking Abbey and flower-filled streets and parks along with some 5,000 buildings listed for their architectural merit, you will see why Bath has been designated as a "World Heritage Site".

    Day 5 - After breakfast, we check-out and begin our homeward journey but have one final treat in store as we step back in time and take a relaxing 2-hour cruise of the Cotswolds on board one of only four horse drawn boats in the country. As you watch the world go by you will be treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea comprising of a locally baked scone with jam and clotted cream, a generous slice of cake and tea or coffee.

    May Jewels of the Cotswolds - The hotel, The Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester, offers a stunning selection of 95 spacious bedrooms, all tastefully decorated in relaxing rich, warm colours. Indulge in a glass of fine wine and delicious food in the informal Brasserie or take full advantage of the hotel's extensive Health Club & Spa facilities. Coupled with its picturesque view of the Robinswood Hill, this unique setting offers access to the Gloucester Golf Course, Gloucester Ski Centre and has a nature reserve on its doorstep. Click Here for more information.

    September Jewels of the Cotswolds - We stay at one of our most requested hotels, the 4 star Best Western Plus Blunsdon House Hotel, set in spacious private grounds with stunning views across the Vale of Cricklade. This stylish hotel has very high standards. All ensuite bedrooms are tastefully furnished and include TV, telephone, hairdryer, internet access, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. There are also excellent leisure facilities including an indoor pool, spa and sauna and a par 3 golf course. Dine in the lovely restaurant offering good fresh food and relax in one of the 3 bars. For further information on the hotel, please Click Here.

    Mon 23 May 2016

    5 Days

    £429 per adult

  • Cite Europe & Belgium Continental Shopper

    Visit Cite Europe; a vast shopping mall with around 250 shops to choose from. A paradise for serious shoppers and save money at the same time to buy wine, beer, spirits and food.

    The coach will drop at Cite Europe first for those who want to spend all their time there. We then travel over to Belgium to Adinkerke for any passengers wishing to make a visit here before returning to Cite Europe for limited time.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing. Subject to travel, we drop at Cite Europe first around 1pm local time for customers wishing to spend all of their time there. We then head to Adinkerke for a visit of around an hour around before returning to Cite Europe. We depart from Cite Europe around 515pm. Our return tunnel crossing arrives back in the UK around 630pm.

    For more information on Cite Europe, please click here.

     

    Tue 24 May 2016

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Groombridge Place, Canal Boat & Ploughman's Lunch

    Another in our easy-travel series of excursions to places so easily missed here in Kent .

    This time we visit another of the celebrated “Seven Wonders of the Weald” at Groombridge Place, the setting for the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

    There is so much here for all ages, with a delightful mix of gardens and woodland, lots of interesting wildlife including a bird-of-prey sanctuary, and plenty of constructive activities for children amongst which are what Groombridge describe as “Forest Fun” which encapsulates the magical spirit conjured up by the books of JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien and was designed in the most part by TV gardener and land artist Ivan Hicks; and “Crusoe’s World” - two tree houses linked together with rope bridges and a central viewing tower. They are on several levels with decking and platforms, sheltered under sail roofs. There is a lookout post high above one of the tree houses, providing fabulous views over the canal, open countryside and the steam trains of the nearby Spa Valley Railway. And there are giant swings to entice gymnasts of all ages!

    The Gardens include a formal Knot and Oriental Garden, a Secret Garden, an Oriental Garden, the white rose garden and the wonderfully named Drunken Garden, a favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  

    At the recently refurbished Peacock Bistro, we are treated to a Ploughman’s lunch with a choice of ham, mature cheddar or brie with home-made apple chutney and tea, coffee or mineral water. If you take along any youngsters who would prefer a lunch of something-and-chips we will be pleased to arrange that with Groombridge! We also include a trip on Groombridge's canal boat that travels between the gardens and the Enchanted Forest.

    Although not open to the public, the 350-year old moated manor house provides a lovely period backdrop to these delightful surroundings.

    Tue 24 May 2016

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Arundel

    This coach day trip visits Arundel, West Sussex.

    This picturesque modern market town is full of history and heritage and contemporary culture, and known for two famous landmarks, Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral, which dominate its impressive skyline.

    Combine a thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants and pubs... there is something for everyone when you visit Arundel.

    Price includes return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further

    For more information on Arundel, please click here

    Wed 25 May 2016

    1 Day

    £29 per adult

  • Bluebell Railway & Sheffield Park Gardens

    The Bluebell is a heritage Steam Railway running through the glorious Sussex countryside and we enjoy a fantastic return journey on the UK’s first preserved standard gauge passenger railway.

    The magnificent informal landscape garden at Sheffield Park was laid out in the 18th century by 'Capability' Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner, Arthur G. Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons and azaleas are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs, and winter walks can be enjoyed in this garden for all seasons. Visitors on the coach day trip can now also explore South Park, 107 hectares (265 acres) of historic parkland, with stunning views.

    Includes return travel by coach with entrance to Sheffield Park Gardens and a 90 minute return journey on the train at the Bluebell Railway.

    A reduced price is available for National Trust members which can be selected during the booking process or please contact us for details.

    Wed 25 May 2016

    1 Day

    £44 per adult