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  • Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

    Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Cathedral and Abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping plus a variety of attractions and even a pub which features in the 'Lovejoy' series. The town's cosmopolitan shopping centre has a great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore.

    Price includes return coach travel. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive around 1130am to midday and depart around 4 to 430pm.

    For further information on Bury St Edmunds, please click here.

    Sun 27 July 2014

    1 Day

    £27 per adult

  • Flower Festival at Bury St Edmunds Cathedal

    St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk is celebrating the centenary of the creation of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1914 with a major flower festival. "Reflections" will transform the Cathedral with over 80 floral displays, depicting key themes from the last 100 years. Visitors will be able to enjoy the displays, refreshments and shopping whilst taking in some of the architectural achievements which have turned St Edmundsbury Cathedral from a simple parish church into the magnificent Cathedral it is today.

    Bury St Edmunds itself is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious Abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping plus a variety of attractions and even a pub which features in the 'Lovejoy' series. The town's cosmopolitan shopping centre has a great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore.

    Price includes return coach travel and entrance to the Flower Festival. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive around 1130am to midday and depart around 4 to 430pm. Flower Festival opens at midday.

    For further information on Bury St Edmunds, please click here.

    Bury St Edmunds

    Sun 27 July 2014

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Spitfire Scramble!

    A great day out themed around the Battle of Britain. We begin the day with a grandstand view of the Aerovintage Mark V Spitfire as it starts up for its first display sortie of the day from a grass airstrip between Ashford and Folkestone. On some days there will be a double-treat as the Spitfire is accompanied occasionally by a Hawker Hurricane. Both of these aircraft saw World War II action and are credited with enemy kills. We are the sole audience for the initial scramble so you have a great chance to meet the pilot, chat to the groundcrew and to take close-up photographs of the start-up, taxi and take-off. The aircraft operators, Aerovintage Ltd, will have a memorabilia stand at the airfield and there is also an irresistible breakfast wagon on site.

    Other aircraft likely to be seen at the airfield include an operational USAF Harvard and what is believed to be the only remaining Hawker Fury biplane in the world. This aircraft, of 1928 vintage, is widely regarded as the most beautiful biplane ever built, and it is currently at the airfield undergoing engine refit.

    Our schedule for the day starts at the airfield at 09:30. Having seen the Spitfire (and possibly the Hurricane too) take to the skies, we make for the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel-le-Ferne where we will have the chance to see our aircraft again as they fly-by the White Cliffs on their display sorties.

    Around 12:30 we climb back on the coach and make for the delightful Cat & Custard Pot at Paddlesworth. This modest little pub was the favoured off-base retreat of Battle of Britain aircrew stationed at RAF Hawkinge and is rich in its own history including being home of the notorious rhyme “The Highest Church, The Lowest Steeple, The Poorest Parish, The Fewest People”. The pub will be pleased to meet your lunch orders but we will be asked to exercise our selections earlier in the morning so we will see to that on board the coach.

    After lunch we head back just the few hundred yards or so to Hawkinge Battle of Britain Museum where the entrance charge is included in the trip price. There will be plenty of time to take-in the museum’s wonderful collection of memorabilia and especially perhaps its efforts to offer some background to as many as possible of the 537 who lost their lives in consequence of this pivotal fight for control of the skies over London and the South of England. In remembering “The Few” we also have the opportunity to cross over the road from the museum into Hawkinge Cemetery which has a section containing the 95 British & Commonwealth headstones and 59 graves of German aircrew killed in the Battle of Britain. The Museum also has an excellent tea-room and there is the opportunity for tea and scones before we all head for home late afternoon.

    Through the summer season the Spitfire and Hurricane will typically operate here on about 6 weekends, so each year we expect to be able to run around 12 of these day excursions, all of them on Saturdays and Sundays. To help our customers make the most of the day, we will avoid trying to pick-up from all over the county each day and instead we will focus our service on a particular area so that we concentrate the pick-up regime and get you quickly to the venue. For anyone living in or around Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, please feel free to book on any dates. If the main coach route is close to you we will stop for you, if not we will operate feeder services which will bring you directly to meet the coach at the airfield, and those feeders will take you home again at the end of the afternoon.

    For those living at greater distance, ie Medway, Maidstone, North Kent Coast, Thanet and Deal, we will favour your home areas in rotation from one date to the next, as per the list below.

    These occasions are also available to be booked en bloc by Groups in which case please contact Jackie Suckling at the Buzzlines office in the normal way or email Jackie@buzzlines.co.uk 

    Pick-up catchments typically between 08:00-09:00 hrs as follows:

    Saturday 26th July Margate, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Deal

    Sunday 27th July Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Canterbury, Elham Valley

    Saturday 20th September Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne

    Sunday 21st September Maidstone via Bearsted, Harrietsham, Lenham and Charing to Ashford


    Adult £35, Children £25
    Price includes entrance to the airfield and aircraft viewing, and entry to the Battle of Britain Museum at Hawkinge. Lunch at the Cat & Custard Pot at Paddlesworth is not included.

    Weather Warning: If the weather prevents the Spitfire and Hurricane flying we will still offer the airfield and museum programme with a 50% reduction on a future Spitfire excursion.

    Sun 27 July 2014

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Paris 3 day break

    Discover the beauty of one of the World's most celebrated cities on this fantastic coach holiday to France.

    On our first day, we travel to Paris to check into our hotel and the rest of the evening will be at leisure, or you can join us for an included Paris illuminations tour.

    For the remaining days, spend free time in Paris, the city of lights, art, history and romance. The famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame and the River Seine remain major attractions. From fashion to restaurants, to perfumes and shopping boulevards, spend time and maybe some money on the famous streets such as "Champs-Elysées" and "Foche".

    There will be scheduled coach transfer times to and from the hotel or you can make your own way to or from Paris using the local public transport links.

    For more information on Paris, please click here.

    Mon 28 July 2014

    3 Days

    £199 per adult

  • Disneyland® Paris

    A Magical Dream Destination. Disneyland® Paris continues to be as popular as ever with children and adults alike. Imagine a land where the wonderful world of Disney comes alive. Imagine a Disneyland® Park, where make believe is real. And Walt Disney Studios® Park, where the magic of Disney meets the magic of cinema. Your included Hopper Ticket allows freedom to access both Disney® Parks as many times as you like during your visit. Packed with thrilling rides, amazing shows and fairytale characters, the Magic is closer than you think! We stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Disneyland Paris, just minutes from the theme parks and Disney Village.

    Reduced child price applies for children aged 3 to 11 sharing with two paying adults.

    For more information on Disneyland Paris, please click here

    ITINERARY

    Monday On our first day, we travel to Paris to check into our hotel and the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Enjoy the hotel surroundings or perhaps take the hotel shuttle service to visit the Disney Village. Alternatively you can join us for an included Paris illuminations tour by coach.

    Tuesday Spend a full day at Disneyland Paris on day 2. Make your own way to and from the Disneyland parks by way of the free hotel shuttle service.

    Wednesday After checking out of the hotel, return on day 3 for more fun and free time in Disneyland before leaving the parks around 4pm to make the homeward journey.

    Mon 28 July 2014

    3 Days

    £289 per adult

  • London Zoo

    Embark on a wild adventure - discover over 650 amazing animal species right in the heart of the capital. Set in leafy Regent's Park amid heritage- listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo gives you a great excuse for a big day out.

    There's something for everyone, from Asian lions to Sloth bears and the incredible 'Animals in Action' demonstration where our finest flying, leaping and climbing animals show off their skills. Set in the heart of London's majestic Regent's Park, London Zoo boasts not only a vast array of amazing animals, but also beautiful gardens, fine art and astounding architecture.

    For more information, please click here

    Price includes entrance ticket and return travel by coach. Subject to travel and timings, we normally arrive late morning and have a minimum of 5 hours free time.

    This may be a shared departure.

    Tue 29 July 2014

    1 Day

    £41 per adult

  • London Museums

    A day in London where you can choose from some fantastic attractions. You can visit the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Drop-offs will be made close to these London Museums for free time at your leisure.

    Includes return travel by coach. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive in London around 11am and leave around 4pm.

    This may be a shared departure.

    Admission charges may apply to some special exhibitions and events at the Museums and these are not included unless otherwise stated

    Tue 29 July 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Ypres LOCAL EXCURSION Elham Valley

    Buzzlines will be running an Elham Valley-exclusive day excursion to Ypres in one of our brand-new 53-seaters on Wednesday 30th July.

    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 between Bridge and Etchinghill.

    Expected timings are:

    07:00     Bridge – central bus stop Dover direction

    07:15     Barham – bus stop opposite primary school

    07:30     Elham – Rose & Crown

    07:45     Lyminge – bus stop adjacent Mayfield Road

    08:00     Etchinghill – bus stop Folkestone direction

    09:20     Channel Tunnel Crossing

    11:00 (local time) Arrive Calais

    12:15     Arrive Ypres/Bellewaerde

    18:00     Bellewaerde Coach returns to Ypres centre

    20:00     Menin Gate Ceremony

    20:30     Depart for Calais

    22:50     Return tunnel Crossing

    We expect to get everyone home around 23:00 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.

    Wed 30 July 2014

    1 Day

    £40 per adult

  • Bellewaerde Park LOCAL EXCURSION Elham Valley

    Buzzlines will be running an Elham Valley-exclusive day excursion to Ypres in one of our brand-new 53-seaters on Wednesday 30th July.

    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 between Bridge and Etchinghill.

    Expected timings are:

    07:00     Bridge – central bus stop Dover direction

    07:15     Barham – bus stop opposite primary school

    07:30     Elham – Rose & Crown

    07:45     Lyminge – bus stop adjacent Mayfield Road

    08:00     Etchinghill – bus stop Folkestone direction

    09:20     Channel Tunnel Crossing

    11:00 (local time) Arrive Calais

    12:15     Arrive Ypres/Bellewaerde

    18:00     Bellewaerde Coach returns to Ypres centre

    20:00     Menin Gate Ceremony

    20:30     Depart for Calais

    22:50     Return tunnel Crossing

    We expect to get everyone home around 23:00 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 Bellewaerde Park, please click here.

     

    Wed 30 July 2014

    1 Day

    £50 per adult

  • Ypres & The Last Post - extended day

    On this extended coach day trip, visit historic Ypres in Belgium, sadly ravaged by war but now wonderfully restored.

    For four gruelling years from 1914, the city of Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. Some 500,000 soldiers died in the ongoing 'Ypres Salient,' evident in the 170 cemeteries that sweep the city's surroundings. Since the last bomb fell on October 14th however, Ypres has been sensitively re-built and after many years of work, is now restored to its original medieval beauty, down to its centrepiece Cloth Hall. Ypres is a charming city for you to discover. The memory of the Great War is kept alive in one of the museums or on the historic sites. Visit The Flanders Fields Museum in the beautiful Cloth Hall, the grandest building in Ypres. The medieval character of Ypres can be experienced in the cosy centre or on the Vauban Ramparts, the best preserved in the country. Although it was completely destroyed during the war, the Ypres Market Square was completely restored and is now one of the most beautiful market squares in Belgium. You can have a drink on one of the many terraces and just enjoy your view on historical Ypres or visit the many beautiful buildings reflecting Ypres' glorious past, or maybe enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. In the evening, you have the choice of going to Menin Gate for the Last Post ceremony which takes place at 8pm.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing with extended free time in Ypres plus a visit to Menin Gate for the Last Post. We arrive back in the UK late evening.

    For further information on Ypres, please click here.

    Wed 30 July 2014

    1 Day

    £39 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 offer typical regional dishes of Bruges as well as exotic delicacies for different tastes and budgets.

    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

  • 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

  • Ypres LOCAL EXCURSION Sellindge, Mersham area

    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

    £40 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

    £35 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