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UK CHRISTMAS & FESTIVE DAY TRIPS BY COACH

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  • Ostend & Belgium Continental Shopper

    Spend time in the well known enchanting Belgian seaside town of Ostend which combines a fascinating history with a thriving modern culture. Described as the cultural capital of the Belgian coast, it has become a firm favourite with British visitors. Ostend is Belgium's premier resort known as the "City by the Sea", with miles of sandy beaches. Stroll down the delightful wide promenades where you will find many shops to browse and buy or perhaps just relax in one of the many bars or restaurants. Ostend has grown from a humble fishing village into a lively and cosmopolitan seaside resort with a pretty harbour, marina, casino and pedestrianised shopping streets. Visitors will be amazed by all there is to see and do with many activities taking place all year round. It is a fine place to sample a wonderful, friendly European ambience. For further information on Ostend, please click here.

    Subject to travel, there should be a minimum of 3 hours in Ostend. On this trip, there will be the opportunity to visit a Chocolate factory/Warehouse.

    Price includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.

    Mon 30 March 2015

    1 Day

    £36 per adult

  • Arundel Castle & Gardens

    The seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. This fantastic coach trip takes you to one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art. Come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings.

    A new formal garden was opened in May 2008 by HRH The Prince of Wales - The Collector Earl's Garden. The area was orginally part of the kitchen garden but had been used as a car park since the 1970s until its redevelopment. It is a memorial to the 14th Earl of Arundel, an avid art collector. There is a central canal and domed pergola.

    For more information about Arundel Castle, please click here

    Includes admission and return travel by coach. Includes access to all areas of Castle except Castle bedrooms but can upgrade for a small fee on the day payable at the Castle.

    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 01 April 2015

    1 Day

    £42 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 01 April 2015

    1 Day

    Buy one get one free per adult

  • Ideal Home Show 2015

    A wonderland of inspiration for your home. For over 100 years, the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British homes.

    The iconic Ideal Home Show moves back to Olympia, its original home in London marking its 107th year and promises to be bigger than ever, with more surprises, celebrity guests and inspirational ideas, so the show is sure to be a great day out!

    Whether you have a substantial home project or are looking for a new kitchen or bathroom, furniture for the home or garden, gadgets, food, fashion or you just wanted to add those finishing touches to your home, the show has it all. With eight dedicated sections catering to every requirement and taste, unique show homes, inspirational room sets and a host of celebrities and expert seminars, this amazing event has everything you need!

    This is the only place to visit when making your home ideal. Flood your imagination with stylish new ideas at the UK's biggest and best home event. Awash with the latest trends from the biggest names in British design, along with show homes and gardens and inspirational interiors. Hundreds of exhibitors will offer a wealth of product and ideas for all aspects of the home, from furniture and flooring to gardening and gadgets - enough to whet everyone's appetite.

    Explore 7 dedicated sections plus spectacular show homes

    What's Included

    Price of this great coach day trip includes return coach travel and show entrance ticket.

    Subject to traffic, we arrive around 11 to 1130am, and depart for home at around 430pm.

    A travel only price is available if you have your own entrance tickets. Please contact us for details.

     

    Thu 02 April 2015

    1 Day

    £34 per adult

  • Easter UK Mystery Tour

    It's back again - the ultimate Easter Tour. Following sell out tours since its introduction, we are absolutely delighted to once more offer a fabulous 4* Easter Mystery tour.

    You can be assured of a warm welcome on our Easter coach holiday at our selected hotel which will be of the usual high standard.

    Spend the Easter break in good company but book early to guarantee your place! 

    Fri 03 April 2015

    4 Days

    £249 per adult

  • Easter UK Mystery Tour

    It's back again - the ultimate Easter Tour. Following sell out tours since its introduction, we are absolutely delighted to once more offer a fabulous 4* Easter Mystery tour.

    You can be assured of a warm welcome on our Easter coach holiday at our selected hotel which will be of the usual high standard.

    Spend the Easter break in good company but book early to guarantee your place! 

    Fri 03 April 2015

    4 Days

    £249 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 05 April 2015

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • A Country House in The Cotswolds Easter Break

    For something a little bit special in the beautiful Cotswolds, and the perfect Easter holidays extravagance, enjoy a wonderful break at an outstanding Victorian country house hotel where you can relax and indulge in sumptuous surroundings. Amongst the honeyed Cotswold stone buildings of Wotton-under-Edge is the magnificent Tortworth Court hotel, set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland and with its own Arboretum.

    Join us on our excursions including a 90 minute cruise complete with tea or coffee and cake and visits to enchanting Tetbury and scenic Cirencester. Alternatively, you could of course just take time to relax in the hotel and benefit from the spa and leisure facilities, or discover the delights of the fascinating Arboretum with over 300 rare and protected trees. It is recognised as one of the finest of its types in the British Isles. Also for any walkers, Tortworth Court is situated close to Wotton-under-Edge which contains one of the Cotswold Ways’ circular walks with spectacular views and historic architecture along the way and a real insight into the enchanting Cotswolds.

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 - We have a slightly later than normal departure and leave Kent mid morning for our journey to the hotel. On arrival at the fabulous Tortworth Court Hotel, we have arranged for you to be served a cream tea. Then settle in, relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings before dinner in the evening.

    DAY 2 - We head to the National Waterways Museum, Gloucester where we embark upon a 1½ hour cruise along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. As we watch the world go by, we will enjoy tea or coffee with cake. Afterward, spend some time to explore this historic city with its medieval cathedral and perhaps visit one of the many cafes or restaurants for lunch.

    DAY 3 - We start the day with a short drive to Cirencester, often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds. It was the largest town in Britain during Roman times and contains many interesting buildings spanning several centuries. Here we have time to explore before we continue via Malmesbury to Tetbury, a Cotswold town of great architectural interest. It remains substantially the same as it was in the 16th and 17th century and is well known for its wonderful range of antique shops. With Highgrove House nearby, Tetbury offers produce from the Royal estate at the Highgrove Shop.

    DAY 4 - After a relaxed breakfast, we leave the hotel and make the short journey to the maritime city of Bristol. It is a vibrant and dynamic city with over 1000 years of history and a fascinating industrial heritage. A popular destination, and in recent years a huge regeneration programme has taken place around the harbour side area with the old warehouses being restored as shopping malls and museums. All the attractions are within walking distance including Bristol's renowned cathedral and Brunel's SS Great Britain. We will make our return homeward journey mid-afternoon.

    Sun 05 April 2015

    4 Days

    £319 per adult

  • Thorpe Park

    For the ultimate adrenaline fix in 2015, 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 UK’s must-visit destination to share endless fun with family and friends.Thorpe Park 2015

    NEW for 2015, discover a world’s first as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Maze slithers into the Resort this March. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and compete for the prized star as you take on some of the most iconic trials inspired by the award-winning TV show.

    Then fly into ANGRY BIRDS LAND, home to the world’s first ANGRY BIRDS 4D experience, where the feathered flock 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.

    Enjoy world-class rides such as the UK’s first winged rollercoaster THE SWARM, Stealth, one of Europe’s fastest and tallest roller coasters, and the 100ft ‘beyond vertical’ drop of the movie themed coaster SAW-The Ride. 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. Subject to traffic and travel, you should 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.

     

    Mon 06 April 2015

    1 Day

    £49 per adult

  • Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham

    Our new series of “Closer to Home” day excursions introduces us to lots of exciting new destinations here in Kent or just into East Sussex.  No worries about traffic on the M25 or Old Kent Road, we can expect a short and easy journey giving us maximum time to experience our destination.

    This excursion takes us to the splendid and highly-rated Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham.  The museum is consistently scored as excellent by feedback on Trip Advisor, and it never fails to disappoint through a regularly refreshed series of temporary and special exhibitions.  We have chosen dates that should fall within the school holidays to offer a great day out for aspiring young engineers as well as those of us who have witnessed the great accomplishments of the Royal Engineers in years gone by.

    With no great distance to travel, a relaxed pick-up regime will apply between 9 and 10am so that we can aim to arrive at the Museum by 10:30, and we then give ourselves five hours to enjoy the museum before leaving at 3.30pm for the journey home.  Some feeder vehicles from areas close to Gillingham will run direct to the museum.

    The Museum has a small shop selling souvenir items, and its Courtyard Café is open from 11:30am to 3pm for snacks and light refreshments.  The Museum is also happy to accommodate visitors who wish to bring a packed lunch.

    Tue 07 April 2015

    1 Day

    £19.50 per adult

  • Vimy Canadian Memorial and Arras

    As we approach the 98th anniversary of the costly Battle of Arras in 1917, Buzzlines is proud to offer this chance to salute the memorial to Canadian Forces at Vimy Ridge, followed by some free time in the fine city of Arras and a concluding visit to the underground barracks of the Wellington Quarry.

    Normal feeder or door-to-door services will be available for this trip.  The outbound crossing will around 08:20, and we expect to be back in Kent by 19:00.

    Please note that this excursion may be share a single coach with a separate trip also on that day’s programme and running to the Louvre-Lens Museum.  The two destinations are within 20 minutes of each other and it will not be required for either excursion to deviate far from normal route.

    The Allied Easter offensive mounted from the tunnels of Arras in 1917 achieved some initial success in breaking through German lines, but soon lapsed into the same form of attritional stalemate that characterised most of the fighting along the Western Front.  British losses in the Battle of Arras exceeded a staggering 150,000 men, with similar casualties on the German side. 

    The most important strategic success of the Battle of Arras was achieved by Canadian Forces in attacking and then holding Vimy Ridge, albeit at a cost of over 11,000 more casualties.  The site of that heroic action is commemorated to this day by the magnificent Canadian Memorial, which is our initial destination.  If weather conditions are suitable, we will be offered a 50-minute guided tour of the preserved trenches and tunnels of the Allied front-line, followed by the chance to visit the nearby Cemetery, Monument and Visitor Centre.  Please note the visit to the trenches includes a 10m descent down steps into the support tunnels and that it may be uneven underfoot. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/france/vimy

    From Vimy we continue by coach just the few miles into the city of Arras, where there will be free time for lunch, followed by a visit to the Wellington Quarry where we enjoy a guided tour of the vast limestone tunnels used by 24,000 soldiers to shelter prior to the Easter offensive in 1917.  Access to the tunnels is by lift and there are no steps. 

    We anticipate a departure time around 16:20 in step with our return tunnel crossing.

     Arras

    Tue 07 April 2015

    1 Day

    £31.50 per adult

  • Houses of Parliament Guided Tour & IWM Museum

    Discover a unique combination of 1000 years of the UK's history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture within one iconic building.

    2015 promises to be a memorable year at the Houses of Parliament. In addition to the General Election in May, two significant anniversaries on the theme of ‘Parliament in the Making’ are being commemorated; 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta (1215) and 750 years since Simon de Montfort’s first parliament (1265).

    Also in 2015, Westminster Hall will host a colourful banner exhibition that charts an 800 year history of rights and representation. Nine artists have been commissioned to create 18 large banners which will line the walls of this magnificent medieval space where numerous trials, banquets and important state occasions have taken place.

    Our insightful and entertaining guided tour of the Houses of Parliament offers the opportunity to discover the fascinating blend of history and politics that lie within one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world. Also known as the Palace of Westminster, 1000 years ago it was the official residence of the English royal family. The oldest part of the building is Westminster Hall which was completed in 1097 and has held a central role in British history since then. The majority of the original palace was destroyed by fire in 1834 and the magnificent Gothic-Revival building which now stands, majestically, in its place was designed by Sir Charles Barry and completed in 1870. While the outside of the building is well known, the guided tours allow visitors to discover the many treasures within the building such as the spectacular fixtures and fittings designed by the eccentric A.W.N. Pugin, including the wonderful throne in the majestic Lords Chamber, and a rich collection of works of art.

    Led by a highly qualified and knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide, the 90 minute tour takes in the Lords and Commons Chambers plus other highlights such as Westminster Hall, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, Aye Lobby, Central Lobby, Members' Lobby and St Stephen's Hall. Jubilee Cafe, located next to Westminster Hall, offers a selection of light meals, and hot and cold drinks. The souvenir shop is located along the tour route.

    Airport style searches are in place at the Houses of Parliament. Sharp items e.g. knives (including Swiss army knives) scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers are not permitted on the parliamentary estate and will be confiscated. Please also restrict the size of bags brought to Parliament.

    For more information on the Houses of Parliament, please click here.

    We also visit the transformed Imperial War Museum London which tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. In 2014 following a major transformation and redevelopment programme, the Museum re-opened with new galleries, exhibitions and an improved visitor experience so that you can find new ways to explore the diverse collections. For more information on IWM London, please click here.

    We will first head to the IWM for some free time before heading to Westminster. Parliament tour starts at 2pm for approximately 90 minutes. After the tour, coach will collect and begin our return journey around 415pm.

    Price includes return travel by coach, guided tour of the Houses of Parliament & visit to the Imperial War Museum.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is an official guided tour of Parliament as shown rather than the basic free flow audio tour.

    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 08 April 2015

    1 Day

    £44 per adult

  • War Horse - West End Show

    The record breaking hit show based on the celebrated novel by Michael Morpurgo. Actors, working with astonishing life-sized puppets, take audiences on an unforgettable journey through history.

    At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Suitable for ages 10 and over. Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. Subject to travel time, there should be some free time to enjoy prior to the show. For more information, please click here.

    This show is also available to book on our regular London Showtime day trips on selected Saturdays throughout the year. Prices vary, contact us for details.

    Thu 09 April 2015

    1 Day

    £65 per adult

  • Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre

    Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production makes its highly anticipated return to the West End. Since Miss Saigon’s sensational record-breaking run at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, it has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world.

    Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon night club owned by a notorious wheeler-dealer known as 'The Engineer'. John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night. That night will change their lives forever.

    For more information on the show, please click here.

    SHOW STARTS AT 230pm.

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. Subject to travel time, there should be some free time to enjoy prior to the show.

    This show is also available to request on our Saturday London Showtime day trips.

    Thu 09 April 2015

    1 Day

    £60 per adult

  • London & River Rover Unlimited Hop on Hop off

    See London from the river perspective in this great day excursion which includes an all-day riverboat pass with Thames Clippers.

    Our day starts with the coach ride to North Greenwich pier, alongside the O2 arena. If you like you can pause here to take the spectacular Emirates cable car service to and from Royal Victoria dock on the north side of the Thames. Back at North Greenwich, your Thames Clipper River boat services then depart about every 20 minutes throughout the day, and you have many onward options…

    • Canary Wharf for the financial hub skyscrapers and perhaps a trip on the DLR to Tower Gateway
    • Tower Millennium for the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, perhaps walking across the bridge via the new glass walkway to take in the South Bank regeneration and to re-connect with the riverboat service at…
    • …London Bridge City, for the Shard, London Dungeon or the London Design Museum
    • Bankside, for the Millennium Bridge, the Tate Modern, Bankside Gallery and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
    • Blackfriars, for Fleet Street, Holborn Viaduct and St Pauls
    • Embankment, for Trafalgar Square, Strand, Aldwych, and Covent Garden
    • London Eye, for the Eye, Aquarium, and a walk over Westminster Bridge to Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square.
    • Millbank, for Tate Britain

    For further information, please click here.

    Please note that if you decide to try the Emirates Airline cable car the round trip from North Greenwich costs are payable separately at the cable car terminal (as at Jan 2015 - £8.60 for adults, £4.60 for children).

    Price includes return coach travel and all-day hop-on hop-off riverboat ticket.

    This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    Thu 09 April 2015

    1 Day

    £34 per adult

  • La Coupole WWII Museum & V2 Rocket Site

    Our coach day trip visits La Coupole, situated in the Pas-de-Calais, 5 km from Saint-Omer. Built in 1943 – 1944, this huge underground bunker was designed by the Nazis to store, prepare and be the launch site for the V2. This was Hitler’s secret rocket and forerunner of all space rockets, which was aiming to hit and destroy London and reverse the course of the war.

    Since 1997, La Coupole has welcomed 2 million visitors: it’s now an ultra-modern History Centre dedicated to the Second World War and one of the most impressive structures in Northern France. This concrete dome now shelters an exciting exhibition using highly innovative audiovisual technology, synthetic imaging, 3D screens and tactile tables, not forgetting the exhibits such as a genuine V2 rocket and a car used by the French Resistance. Discover life under the occupation in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais but also the astonishing story of the new weapons developed by the Nazi army that led to the space conquest nowadays.

    Price includes return travel by coach, scheduled Eurotunnel crossing plus entry to La Coupole History Centre. Price excludes entry to the 3D Planetarium.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination. 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 further information on La Coupole, please click here.

    Sat 11 April 2015

    1 Day

    £45 per adult

  • St Omer, France

    Saint-Omer is a delightful market town situated on the edge of Flanders. Named after the monk who founded the town in 637AD, by the 13th century, St-Omer had become one of the most prosperous medieval towns of the region. You’ll notice that the town is surrounded by marshlands which are criss-crossed with a network of intricate waterways with many areas only accessible by boat.

    Why not take a look at the Notre Dame Cathedral which is over 800 years old. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries it is recognised as the most beautiful intact Gothic monument North of Paris. Do not miss the magnificent Rubens and astrological clock. There are audioguided tours in English.

    Price includes return travel by coach, scheduled Eurotunnel crossing and free time in St Omer.

    For further information on St Omer, please click here.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination. 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. 

    Sat 11 April 2015

    1 Day

    £35 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.

    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.

      
    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.

    NEW Also on 19th March 2015 a 20,000ft² expansion will be unveiled including the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾. The new, permanent section will offer a glimpse into how some of the films’ most iconic scenes were created as well as give you the chance to climb aboard the train’s carriage and to pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall.

    21 February : Tour time is 130pm. There may be some free time prior to the tour. We will look to depart from the Studios at approx 530 to 6pm. Back by popular demand, animal actors from the Harry Potter film series will return to the Studio Tour. Visitors will be able to pose for pictures with a selection of animals, trained by Head Animal Trainer Julie Tottman, as they revisit the incredible sets they frequented when working on the films. They’ll team up with their trainers to showcase their acting skills and will take part in live training demonstrations.

    12 April 2015 & 2nd August : Tour time is 130 or 2pm. There may be some free time prior to the tour. We will look to depart from the Studios at approx 530/6pm

    5 & 28 December 2015 : Hogwarts in the Snow - Christmas Special. The most magical seasonal makeover of the year will take place at the Studio Tour as the Great Hall is filled with the actual decorations and food props used in the most successful film series of all time. 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 12 April 2015

    1 Day

    £59 per adult

  • The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show London

    The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show is one of the largest and most popular papercraft shows in the UK! The show is simply unmissable for fans of cardmaking, scrapbooking, rubber stamping and other crafts.

    The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace, North London, offers the perfect chance to top up on craft supplies, spot the latest trends and learn new techniques. Held in Alexandra Palace's Great Hall, the Show features over 50 papercraft retailers exhibiting all manner of craft wares. In addition to the fantastic craft shopping on offer at the show there are bundles of free craft demonstrations to watch, both in the dedicated demonstration area and on exhibitor stands.

    For more information, please click here

    Price includes show ticket and return coach travel.

    This may be a shared departure with another day trip. 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.

    Sun 12 April 2015

    1 Day

    £31 per adult

  • Warners Holme Lacy - Malvern Hills

    A springtime break based in Herefordshire, a county of unspoilt countryside. We stay in Holme Lacy, a magnificent grade I listed mansion set in the idyllic Wye Valley, an area famous for its charm and beauty. This beautiful Georgian manor house, complete with beautiful ceilings and ornate state rooms stands in 20 acres of parkland. Surrounding the main house are the formal gardens which were restored to their original design. Holme Lacy also features a great range of facilities and activities which include a leisure centre with heated pool, sauna & steam room, tennis courts, outdoor bowls green, archery, freshwater angling, cycle hire plus a library, Restaurants, Terrace Room coffee shop and the Pavilion bar.

    With this wonderful midweek break, you can spend all of your time at Holme Lacy enjoying the superb facilities, or join us as we take in the surrounding area on our included excursions. Discover towns of distinctive character and a wealth of varied landscapes dotted with fascinating villages. We tour the Malvern Hills, a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We also follow the Black and White Village Trail through some of the most attractive villages in England.

    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 our other Warner holidays, please click here.

     

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Monday - After joining your tour coach, we make our way westwards from Kent with stops for refreshments and a lunchtime opportunity on the way. We aim to arrive at our base at Holme Lacy mid to late afternoon in good time to settle in and freshen up before dinner.

    Days 2-4 You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions.

    Planned daily excursions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are:

    • Ross on Wye, Symonds Yat & The Wye Valley This excursion takes us to renowned beauty spot of Symonds Yat, with magnificent views across the Wye Valley before visiting the historic market town of Ross on Wye. The spectacular surrounding countryside and picturesque village atmosphere of Ross on Wye, with its impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses, make it picture-postcard material. For more information on Ross on Wye, please click here.

    • Hereford We make an afternoon visit to this beautiful town with its wonderful Cathedral and famous for being the home of the SAS. For further information on Hereford, please click here.

    • Great Malvern & The Malvern Hills  The Malvern Hills is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area is famed for its dramatic hills and for the pure spring water that flows from them. Set in their shadow, Great Malvern originated as a spa village with therapeutic qualities attributed to its springs. It was the Georgian fancy of taking the waters and later the Victorian popularity of the water cure that transformed Malvern into a Water Cure town. Great Malvern is largely Victorian but its roots go back much further. The oldest parts of the town can be seen around the Priory Church which was founded in 1085. For more on Malvern, please click here.

    • Black & White Village Trail Enjoy a hearty Warner’s breakfast before we then set off on the ‘Black and White Village Trail’ - one of the famous features of this area. The Black and White trail is a circular meander that takes in some of the most unspoilt villages of Herefordshire. For further information on The Black & White village trail, please click here.

    Day 5 - After a leisurely breakfast, we make our return homeward journey with a lunchtime stop. We aim to get you back home late afternoon.

    Mon 13 April 2015

    5 Days

    £389 per adult