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  • RHS Gardens Hyde Hall

    A visit to the RHS Hyde Hall estate is unforgettable in any season and allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature. Hyde Hall is in an area of Essex that has very low rainfall, and this factor, combined with the soil conditions and exposed nature of the site, makes it a challenging area for gardening. A visit will show that by choosing the right plants for the right places and by working with the prevailing conditions, it is possible to create a garden of beauty. See Hyde Hall's gardens and enjoy peaceful walks, gardening inspiration & gorgeous views over the open countryside.

    Our visit on Thursday 31 July 2014 coincides with the popular annual Hyde Hall Flower Show. There will be a great selection of plants, from ferns and hostas to gladioli and fuchsias to name but a few. There is more than enough room for everyone with the 360-acre estate and gardens where visitors can relax and enjoy peace and tranquility.

    On Sunday 21st September the Autumn Plant Fair takes place. Autumn is the best time for planting and this event provides the perfect opportunity to stock up on a great range of plants. Organised by ‘Plant Heritage’ this relaxed and informal table top fair is a perfect day out for garden lovers.

    Price includes admission and return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    A travel only price is available for RHS Members, this option can be selected during the booking process or please contact us for details.

    For more information on RHS Hyde Hall, please click here

     

    Thu 31 July 2014

    1 Day

    £34 per adult

  • Essex Towns - Chelmsford & Maldon

    This coach day trip combines a visit to historic Maldon in Essex with a stop at Chelmsford, the only city in Essex.

    Maldon is held to be among the oldest recorded towns in the county of Essex and records show that settlements in the area go back to Saxon times. The town lies on the Blackwater estuary and has had strong maritime ties throughout its history. In the past it has been voted one of the top five market towns in the country. Take a look at the Hythe Quay which is still home to some of the famous Maldon barges which used to trade up and down the east coast. Today the High Street is the centre of commerce, with small lanes running off it. The shops and restaurants compliment the market held on Thursdays. Visitors can also visit the site of the Battle of Maldon. The church of St Peter’s on the Wall which was built by St Cedd over 1300 years ago is also worth a visit. Maldon’s Moot Hall is an interesting way to learn more about the town of Maldon itself. And, the All Saints’ Church with its triangular tower is a unique example of this kind of architecture.

    For more information on Maldon, please click here.

    We also pay a visit to Chelmsford, the county city of Essex, which has much to offer the visitor. Chelmsford has a pedestrianised High Street which links High Chelmer and The Meadows, the two main undercover shopping areas, to create one of the best shopping centres in Essex. Add to this the international restaurants, cafes, wine bars and pubs (some with live music), and the appeal of Chelmsford is obvious. Situated in the heart of the city centre is the country's historic 15th century Cathedral.

    For more information on Chelmsford, please click here.

    Price includes return coach travel. This may be a shared departure.

     

    Thu 31 July 2014

    1 Day

    £27 per adult

  • Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour London

    People the world-over have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films for nearly a decade. The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now the doors are opened for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time.
     
    Secrets will be revealed!
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do:
     •Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
     •Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
     •See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
     •Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
     •Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

    Located just 20 miles from the heart of London at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the very place where it all began and where all eight of the Harry Potter films were brought to life. The Studio Tour is accessible to everyone and promises to be a truly memorable experience - whether you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, an all-round movie buff or you just want to try something that’s a little bit different.

    The tour is estimated to take approximately three hours, however, as the tour is mostly self guided, you are free to explore the attraction at your own pace. During this time you will be able to see many of the best-loved sets and exhibits from the films.  Unique and precious items from the films will also be on display, alongside some exciting hands-on interactive exhibits that will make you feel like you’re actually there. The Studio Cafe and other outlets offer a range of freshly prepared hot and cold refreshments, which are
    available all day every day. The magic also continues in the Gift Shop, which is full of exciting souvenirs and official merchandise, designed to create an everlasting memory of your day at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.

    3 August: Tour time is 2pm. There may be some free time prior to the tour. We will look to depart from the Studios at approx 6pm

    30 October: Tour time is 12pm. There may be some free time prior to the tour. We will look to depart from the Studios at approx 4pm

    7 & 27 December: Christmas visits normally have a festive theme in the Studios. Tour time is 130pm. There may be some free time prior to the tour. We will look to depart from the Studios at approx 530pm

    Click here for more information.

     

     

    Sun 03 August 2014

    1 Day

    £58 per adult

  • Bruges

    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.

    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.

    Normally a minimum of 4 hours in Bruges subject to travel time. 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 03 August 2014

    1 Day

    £37 per adult

  • Monkey World & Longleat

    We are once again delighted to include this popular, great value coach break visiting these two renowned top UK attractions, Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre and Longleat House & Safari Park.

    Monkey around at Monkey World! With over 240 primates of 17 different species, Monkey World is the largest primate rescue centre in the world. See for yourself the stars of TV's "Monkey Business" and "Monkey Life" series, as they play, feed and interact in 65 acres of sanctuary. Set amongst the woodlands of Dorset, the Ape Rescue Centre has been a lifeline for primates all over the world since 1987.

    Go on safari as we also head to Longleat, the UK's Number 1 Safari Park, making it one of the country's best loved tourist destinations. Now new attractions including the Gorilla Colony and Cheetah Kingdom, make it even bigger and better than ever before for a visit. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with some of the world’s most amazing animals in our drive through the Safari Park. From the majestic to the mischievous, the cute to the colossal, the sleek to the stripy, and the tallest to the smallest…there is so much to look out for in this amazing world of animals. Also enter Longleat House, widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Now home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, the house is set within 900 acres of magnificent ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland with a further 8000 acres of woodland, lakes and farmland. Our ticket allows you to enjoy whichever of the attractions you want to see, notably the House and Safari Park together with other amazing Longleat attractions, including the railway and safari boats. This will allow you to pack in as many fun experiences and attractions as you can all for one superb price!

    Main image credited to: www.longleat.co.uk

     

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 After fairly early morning pickups, we travel to Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, located near Wareham in Dorset. Subject to traffic, we arrive around 1200, and leave approx 430pm. We travel to our hotel to check in and take dinner around 7 - 7:30pm.

    For more information on Monkey World, please click here.

    Day 2 After breakfast, we depart the hotel and go directly to Longleat House & Safari Park to arrive at opening time around 10am. We leave approx 4pm.

    For more information on Longleat, please click here.

    Sun 03 August 2014

    2 Days

    £144 per adult

  • Romantic Castles & Gardens of Northumbria

    Uncover a land of outstanding beauty and the precious history of Northumbria, once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. There are castles with enchanting tales to tell, Hadrian’s Wall guarding the Northern Roman frontier, endless stretches of heritage coastline and beautiful countryside with impressive country houses and picturesque villages. It is a beautiful part of the country to visit and the contrast between the spectacular forest, quaint villages and sandy beaches combined with the included highlights make this a popular coach holiday destination. Our tour includes castles, gardens and even a journey on the world's oldest existing railway.

    EXCURSIONS

    Alnwick Castle & Alnwick Gardens – On our coach holiday, we travel through the Northumberland National Park and spend a day in and around famous Alnwick, whose medieval Castle is considered to be one of the finest in the country. It has been in the Percy family, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland, for over 700 years but more recently found fame as "Hogwarts" in the Harry Potter films. It has magnificent spacious grounds designed by Capability Brown, domineering medieval towers, a 14th century dungeon and beautiful staterooms with Italian Renaissance design. The spectacular 12-acre Alnwick Gardens is a modern creation, a contemporary and exciting garden with a broad appeal. You can experience the vast Grand Cascade with its many weirs and fountains, the Ornamental Garden with more than 15,000 plants, the Rose Garden of walkways heavily scented with climbing and shrub roses, clematis and honeysuckle. There are many secret gardens where you can sit amongst the pergolas, fruit trees and individual pools.

    Bamburgh Castle - Bamburgh also gives a taste of Northumberland’s tremendous heritage of castles, like Alnwick Castle built for defence of the realm reasons. Sitting proudly atop its basalt throne, Bamburgh reigns supreme over the surrounding landscape. With stunning views out to the Farne Islands and north to Lindisfarne, you can’t fail to be impressed before you even get inside. The state rooms are filled with the finest porcelain, china, furniture and artworks. Blood thirst weapons glint from the walls and cases, hinting at the turmoil and sieges that have taken place here. An active archaeology dig also reveals the dark secrets of the Anglo-Saxons.

    If the tide permits, we cross the narrow causeway to the peace and tranquillity of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, famous for both its medieval religious heritage and its picturesque 16th Century Castle.

    Tanfield Railway & Northumberland National Park - Enjoy a journey on the world’s oldest existing railway. With an unparalled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere, it is no wonder that Tanfield Railway is the North East’s biggest and most popular steam railway. We also take in more wonderful scenery today as we head out on a leisurely drive into the dramatic Northumberland National Park. With its clear air, clean waters and dark skies, it’s unsurprising the park is officially the country’s most tranquil location. Covering almost a quarter of the county, Northumberland National Park is one of the least populated of the UK’s national parks.

    Mon 04 August 2014

    5 Days

    £399 per adult

  • Bellewaerde Park LOCAL EXCURSION Sellindge,Mersham

    Buzzlines will be running a Sellindge, Brabourne, Mersham, Aldington and Lympne exclusive day excursion to Ypres in one of our brand-new 53-seaters on Tuesday 5th August.

    The coach will take families to the Bellewaerde Amusement and Animal Park, before going on to the city of Ypres, the In Flanders Fields Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passchendaele.  We will then all join in Ypres in the evening for the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate before heading for home.

    There will be no feeder services – you join the coach and we go direct. Friends from elsewhere are welcome but they must meet the coach at one of its calling points as shown.

    Expected timings are:

    06:45     Sellindge Village Hall

    07:00     Brabourne Lees (John Childs Garage)

    07:15     Mersham (Royal Oak)

    07:25     Aldington (Fire Station)

    07:40     Lympne (County Members)

    08:50     Channel Tunnel Crossing

    10:30 (local time) Arrive Calais

    11:45     Arrive Ypres/Bellewaerde

    18:00     Bellewaerde Coach returns to Ypres centre

    20:00     Menin Gate Ceremony

    20:20     Depart for Calais

    22:20     Return tunnel Crossing

    We expect to get everyone home around 22:45 our time.

    Intermediate stopping points can be arranged if required.


    Costs including entry tickets:

    Ypres including Museum                                          £40

    Bellewaerde (adults and children over 1m)             £55

    Bellewaerde (children under 1m)                            £35

    Front seat supplement (subject to availiability)      £10


    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.

    For further information on Ypres, please click here.

    Tue 05 August 2014

    1 Day

    £50 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

    Tue 05 August 2014

    1 Day

    £31 per adult

  • Southend on Sea Summer Special

    With so many things to do in Southend on Sea, one day may not be enough to explore all the attractions and activities.

    You'll find all the traditional seaside pleasures along the seven glorious miles of seafront and on Southend's award-winning beaches. Ride the railway to the end of the longest pleasure pier in the world, get absorbed in hands-on fun at a museum, or wander among the many parks and gardens. Ride the waves for exhilaration or admire the skill of expert windsurfers and kitesurfers. For the more adventurous, dare to try thrilling rides at Adventure Island, one of the UK's favourite fun parks.

    If you love to shop, then you’ll love Southend-on-Sea. The Town Centre is a unique shopping destination with a variety of quirky independent boutiques and ‘big name’ high street stores, and with over three hundred mouth-watering places to eat, you really are spoilt for choice.

    On arrival in Southend, your eye will be drawn towards the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Standing for over a century it extends 2.158 kilometres (1.341 miles) into the Thames Estuary, and is a well-loved and recognised symbol of Southend and the pleasures of the English seaside. Sir John Betjeman once said, "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier" and it's as true today as it was when it first welcomed visitors all those years ago. With truly stunning 360 degree views all year round, Southend Pier is the perfect place to go for a taste of the invigorating fresh air, and experience the freedom of the sea or to simply spend the day fishing at Southend pier.

    At the Pier Head you can visit the active RNLI station and gift shop, relax and take in the fantastic views from the superb sun-deck or stop by The Royal Pavilion, which dominates much of the Pier Head and provides the perfect place for an afternoon tea in the inhouse café. Also located inside the Pier's award-winning entrance, the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) provides a wide range of services and information.

    For more information on Southend, please click here.

    Price includes return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    Subject to travel, we arrive around 11am, and leave around 415pm

     

    Wed 06 August 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Lakeside Shopping Centre

    Shop until you drop at one of the best shopping destinations around!

    With over 300 stores including House of Fraser, Debenhams, M&S, Next, BHS, Boots and Argos plus many more all under one roof! Lakeside opened in 1990 and was the first regional shopping centre in the south of England. For more information on Lakeside, please click here.

    Our shopping day trip includes return travel by coach and free time in Lakeside or Romford. Subject to travel, we arrive at Lakeside at around 1030am and leave at around 5pm.

    This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    Wed 06 August 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

    Clarence House is one of the last remaining aristocratic town houses in London and is the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Built between 1825 & 1827 to the designs of John Nash, Clarence House takes its name from its first occupant, William Henry, Duke of Clarence, later William IV. The arrangement of the rooms and the groupings of their contents remain much as they were in Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's time, with important works from Her Majesty's famous collection of art in their former positions. Today, visitors are guided around the five rooms on the ground floor, where official engagements are undertaken and important guests are received by Their Royal Highnesses.

    A visit to Clarence House lasts approximately an hour.

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today. Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. For a short period during Summer, when The Palace is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the nineteen magnificent state rooms. The State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

    Our coach day trip also includes entry to the special palace exhibition, which for 2014 is "Royal Childhood". It tells the story of life as a young member of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and includes paintings and photographs, letters, favourite toys and clothing. Many items are on display for the first time.

    At the end of a visit to the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace's popular Garden Cafe on the West Terrace is the perfect place to gather and enjoy views across the famous lawn.

    A visit to Buckingham Palace lasts approximately two and a half hours.

    This wonderful coach day trip includes entry ticket to both Clarence House and Buckingham Palace and return coach travel. You will have some free time between the visits for lunch or spending time strolling through the Royal Parks, St James Park or Green Park. 

    Click here for similar trips that you may be interested in.

    Top Image copyright Photographer: Derry Moore Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013
    Bottom image copyright Photographer: Christopher Simon Sykes Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013

    Wed 06 August 2014

    1 Day

    £58 per adult

  • Maidenhead Lunch Cruise & Henley

    Enjoy a glorious cruise which includes a light lunch served to you as you cruise through a truly unique part of the river Thames followed by free time in picturesque Henley-on-Thames.

    Cruise upstream through Boulters Lock and along the beautiful Cliveden reach, passing Cliveden House. At Cookham Lock the boat turns and makes its way back, but passes Maidenhead to show you the glorious riverside houses of the many celebrities at Bray. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, you will then be served with a delicious light cheese and ham ploughmans lunch.

    Henley is a delightful market town in Oxfordshire. It can be found in the beautiful Thames Valley region along one of the most scenic stretches of the River Thames. The town is picturesque and relaxing with plenty to see and do at any time of the year. Henley Bridge sits proudly on the river and joins the town to the village of Remenham where the famous Henley Royal Regatta is held. Henley is home to a number of small curiosity and antique shops that are sure to spark your interest. The award winning River and Rowing Museum is also an extremely popular attraction. Key landmarks in Henley include Saint Mary's Church which sits magnificently opposite Henley Bridge. Click here for further information on Henley.

    Price includes return coach travel, cruise & ploughmans lunch and free time in Henley-on-Thames.

    Thu 07 August 2014

    1 Day

    £41 per adult

  • Montreuil Sur Mer

    We travel to the wonderful hilltop town of Montreuil-sur-Mer with lovely old medieval buildings and ramparts that date from the 10th century.

    Montreuil sur Mer is situated 40 mtrs above the mouth of the River Canche and is the most beautiful walled town in Northern France. This picturesque town is well known for its cobbled streets, good shops and some of the finest restaurants and hotels in Pas de Calais region. Montreuil is only an 1 hour journey from Calais.

     Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    For further information on Montreuil-sur-Mer, please click here.

    Sat 09 August 2014

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Cite Europe 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, food and household goods. Our longer visit allows time perhaps to enjoy a meal at one of the many onsite restaurants.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing. Subject to travel, we drop at Cite Europe around midday local time with over 6 hours free time.

    For more information on Cite Europe, please click here.

     

    Sat 09 August 2014

    1 Day

    £31 per adult

  • Norwich City Weekend Break

    Norwich is the most complete medieval city in England. Bursting with cultural vibrancy, heritage and 1000 year old architecture and not forgetting being one of the UK’s top ten places to shop. There is so much to discover including the magnificent Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle and the original Colman’s Mustard Shop.

    Norwich is considered the capital of East Anglia and has much to offer visitors. Norwich city centre has streets that still carry a lot of their medieval charm, including some remains of the ancient city walls and a wealth of historic buildings. The Norman Cathedral is one of the finest in England, with its magnificent Cloisters and Cathedral Close. The majestic Castle with its fine 12th century keep is prominently situated overlooking the city. All this contrasts with the modern including the state-of-the-art Forum, Riverside development, and the cities two shopping centres. This is all linked together with some of the most attractive streets in the country including many cobbled streets, alleys and lanes. Norwich also has some fine open spaces, including the wonderful Riverside walk and Chapelfield gardens. Norwich is one of the top shopping destinations in the UK and has a mix of both high street names and individual boutiques, as well as the largest permanent open air market in England. The main attractions lie in close proximity to one another and this makes Norwich an ideal city break, as it is easy to explore on foot.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 Saturday - We make our way from Kent to Norwich. Discover the delights of this historic city with its magnificent cathedral, a Norman castle and cobbled streets. With a great mix of independent shops in the Norwich Lanes including the famous Colman’s Mustard Shop it’s no wonder Norwich is one of the best places to visit.

    Day 2 Sunday - After a full breakfast, spend further free time at leisure in Norwich. We depart mid-afternoon and make our homeward journey.

    Sat 09 August 2014

    2 Days

    £99 per adult

  • Chessington World of Adventures

    2014 - A WILD YEAR FOR CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES RESORT

    A Brand New Ride Experience!

    Scorpion Express is a brand new ride experience for 2014 set within Mexicana’s Scorpion Valley - a land of sweeping sands and gold mines. Adventurers must board the old train of the Scorpion Express as it’s the only way to cross the sands, ruins of the mines and abandoned town. Watch out for surprises at every turn though, as with unstable mines guarded by the Scorpion anything could happen – try not to get too close!

    The closest thing to an African Safari Outside of Africa!

    'ZUFARI: Ride into Africa!’ allows adventurous guests to get up close and personal to a whole host of amazing African animals roaming alongside them as they embark on a thrilling journey onboard an off-road safari vehicle.

    A Brand new Play Zone set amongst the habitats of real life animals!

    For even more fun and also brand new for 2014 is the AMAZU Treetop Adventure where you can play amongst real life monkeys and other amazing animals as you follow the adventure trail through the heights of AMAZU!

    With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands all of the Resorts favourites will be ready for action in 2014.The SEA LIFE Centre is a truly breath taking experience for all deep sea explorers! Walk beneath the waves in the underwater tunnel, meet sharks, rays, jellyfish and more and chat to the team by the rockpools. Meet over 1,000 animals at Chessington Zoo; from the exotic and endangered to the just plain cute. See Lions, Tigers, Penguins, Giraffes and more with daily shows plus you can interact with the animals in the Children's Zoo.

    Brave the Vampire - a flight of fright through the skies and across the treetops; take on Dragon's Fury - a fantastic family ride with a spectacular spin in its tail, as well as have some family fun at Madagascar LIVE! Prepare to Party, plus with so much more on offer there’s too much to do in one day!

    For more park information, please visit www.Chessington.com

    This great day out by coach includes entrance ticket to Chessington and return travel by coach. A reduced child price is available (Child price is for ages 3 to 11 years). You will have a minimum of 5 hours free time in the park.

    If you have your own entrance tickets, please contact us for a travel only price and booking.

    Sun 10 August 2014

    1 Day

    £49 per adult

  • Thorpe Park

    For the ultimate adrenaline fix in 2014, grab your mates and take on some of Europe’s most extreme rides and attractions at the nation’s Thrill Capital, THORPE PARK.

    With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, THORPE PARK Resort is an island like no other and the must visit destination to laugh harder, scream louder and share endless fun.

    Bringing the Angry Birds world alive, in 2014 THORPE PARK Resort will premier the world’s first Angry Birds 4D Experience – an all-new animated, fully immersive attraction capturing the fun and colourful world of the birds and pigs with high impact special effects in movie theatre surroundings. The brand new ANGRY BIRDS Land also features the birds coming home to roost on the 100ft rapid drop tower ride Detonator while Red Bird and the Bad Piggies go bump to bump on a classic dodgems attraction plus colourful-themed areas make this the ideal place for families and fans of the feathered flock to land.

    Enjoy world class rides such as the UK’s first winged rollercoaster The Swarm, Stealth, one of Europe’s fastest and tallest roller coasters, the 100ft ‘beyond vertical’ drop of the movie themed coaster SAW-The Ride and inversion coasters Colossus and Nemesis Inferno. Younger theme park fans can grab their adrenaline apprenticeship as they ride on a wave of light and sound on junior coasters X and the Flying Fish, before enjoying rides like the gravity defying Zodiac and magic carpet ride Quantum.  PLUS five water rides including the super-soaking Tidal Wave, Storm Surge and Logger’s Leap guarantee the thrills and fun.

    For more information visit THORPE PARK.com

    Includes return travel by coach and entrance ticket. You will have a minimum of 5 hours in the park. A travel only price is available if you have your own Thorpe Park entrance tickets or vouchers. Please contact us for details.

     

    Sun 10 August 2014

    1 Day

    £49 per adult

  • Buckingham Palace State Rooms

    Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.

    Today the State Rooms are used extensively by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. For a short period during Summer, the Palace's nineteen state rooms are open to visitors.

    The State Rooms form the heart of the working palace and are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.

    Our coach day trip also includes entry to "Royal Childhood", the special exhibition at the Summer Opening, which tells the story of life as a young member of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace. Spanning more than 250 years, from the purchase of Buckingham Palace by George III as a family home in 1761 to the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge in 2013, this exhibition brings together objects relating to royal children from the Royal Collection, the Royal archives and the private collections of members of the Royal Family. Many items are on display for the first time.

    At the end of a visit to the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace's popular Garden Cafe on the West Terrace is the perfect place to gather and enjoy views across the famous lawn.

    A visit to Buckingham Palace lasts approximately two and a half hours.

    Prior to the Palace visit, there will also be some free time in Knightsbridge, where you can visit the renowned Harrods store or some of the other great stores and restaurants in the area, notably the world-famous Harvey Nichols store.

    This great coach day trip includes free time in Knightsbridge, entry ticket to the Palace State Rooms and Exhibition and return travel.

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    Mon 11 August 2014

    1 Day

    £46 per adult

  • Knokke-Heist or Blankenberge Belgian Coast

    This great coach day trip visits a delightful part of the Belgian coast with the opportunity to take in one of two of the best resorts the Flanders region has to offer.

    Knokke-Heist is one of Belgium's best known and most affluent seaside resorts, famous for its long sandy beaches and seaside promenade lined with cafes and restaurants. Worldly, contemporary and green, it is a first-rate destination on the Belgian coast. There is a wonderful beach which is divided into five areas, a beautiful nature reserve, extensive shopping opportunities, numerous art galleries and fine architecture. A metropolitan appearance combined with very attractive nature. For more information, please click here.

    Alternatively, you can visit the excellent resort of Blankenberge. If there is a coastal town that is full of energy, and is attractive to everyone, it must be Blankenberge on the Belgian coast and there is just always something to do! You can stroll down the boulevard, sample one of the many restaurants, take in the bustling harbour or simply enjoy the beautiful sandy beach. The amusement parks and the bars, the casino, the funny ‘velodroom’, the shopping streets with their unique boutiques, and the picturesque restaurants are the heart of this lively destination, which welcomes its guests in a friendly atmosphere. There is also a zoo and a Sealife Centre. The delightful 'Belgium' Pier at Blankenberge dominates the beach and has a rich history and national heritage. It is a unique structure consisting of a lengthy jetty that stretches out into the sea, leading to a wonderful circle-shaped building. For more information, please click here.

    Subject to traffic and travel, spend your time at Blankenberge (around 4 hours) or Knokke-Heist (around 3 hours).

    Price includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossings. We do not schedule any visits to an outlet or supermarket on this trip.

    Tue 12 August 2014

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Sandringham House, Museum & Gardens

    Sandringham is the much-loved Norfolk country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs. Our coach day trip includes the House, Museum and Gardens.

    Sandringham is a friendly and informal place to visit, with knowledgeable guides in every room of the house and acres of beautiful gardens to explore while the Museum houses extraordinary collections of Royal vehicles, rare ceramics, photographs and memorabilia.

    There is plenty to see and do around the estate as well. Don't miss the parish church of St Mary Magdalene with its hosts of carved and painted angels and its many Royal memorials; the tractor and trailer tour of the Country Park saves tired legs, and of course the Restaurant or Stables Tea Room can offer reviving hot or cold drinks, snacks and meals before you investigate the various Visitor Centre shops.

    Price includes return travel by coach and entrance to Sandringham.

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    Tue 12 August 2014

    1 Day

    £39 per adult