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UK CHRISTMAS & FESTIVE DAY TRIPS BY COACH

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  • Hastings by the Sea

    Spend the day at the seaside with one of our closer to home day trips. The historic town of Hastings is a Cinque Port, one of several coastal towns that protected the country from frequent and vicious attacks up to the 16th century, but it is best known as the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. You may like to spend your day taking in all the town’s history, perhaps visiting Hastings Castle or one of the many museums.

    If you’re looking for a more leisurely day out, perfect for families, you could take a stroll around the town’s aquarium and play a round of mini-golf. Or, have a traditional day out by the seaside with amusements and fairground attractions plus the newly reopened Hastings pier.

    *Pier opening is dependant on weather.

    Sat 23 September 2017

    1 Day

    £15 per adult

  • Our House at the White Rock Theate, Hastings

    From the writer of smash hits Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots comes the feel good, Olivier Award-winning MADNESS musical, OUR HOUSE.

    On the night of Joe’s 16th birthday, a split-second decision forces him to choose between himself and his heart. As two very different paths unfold before him, the consequences of that choice will change his life forever. 

    Starring Linda Nolan and set to a score of MADNESS hits including It Must Be Love, House of Fun, Baggy Trousers and Our House, this hilarious, high energy musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles…Welcome to the house of fun!

    Join our fantastic day trip at the White Rock Theatre Hastings.

    Price includes return coach travel & raised stalls seats for the matinee performance. Subject to traffic and travel, you should have some free time before the show for lunch.

    Sat 23 September 2017

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

    Duxford’s Air Shows are absolutely unmissable – a celebration of aviation in its many diverse and varied forms, and a nostalgic and evocative display.

    The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

    • Witness the majesty of a mass Spitfire flypast over the skies of IWM Duxford, where history was made during the Second World War
    • Get close to historic aircraft and brave pilots taking to the skies above you, following in the footsteps of ‘the few’ to whom so much was owed by so many
    • Experience daring air displays, dog fights, pyrotechnics and aerobatics
    • Enjoy the live showground and family entertainment bringing Duxford’s Battle of Britain history vividly to life
    • Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in Duxford’s heritage – the first Spitfires flown in operation served at RAF Duxford, home to 19 Squadron and learn the stories of the people who lived and worked on this crucial wartime RAF airbase
    • Visit the award winning museum and interactive exhibitions – entrance to all of the public buildings are included in your air show ticket price

    The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show is the highlight of their annual programme of flying events and is a thrilling air show celebrating Duxford’s important history and the bravery of ‘the few’. With rare combinations of aircraft, show-stopping performances and much more aside, it is a truly entertaining aerial spectacle with a fabulous atmosphere.

    There'll be time beforehand to explore the museum, take part in activities across the site and soak up the atmosphere provided by trade stands.

    (All flying is subject to serviceability, weather and operational commitments.)

    Further event information TBC. For more information, please click here.

    Includes return travel by coach and entry ticket.

    For our other trips to Duxford, please click here

    Sun 24 September 2017

    1 Day

    £54 per adult

  • Boulogne Sur Mer

    We head for our scheduled Eurotunnel crossing which takes around 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais. Then on arrival in France, we take the short drive to Boulogne-Sur-Mer at the heart of the Côte d'Opale. Boulogne is an enjoyable town to visit with a charming French ambience and a vast architectural and historical heritage, which has earned it the title of City of Art and History.

    The old town is built on the site of a Roman camp, and kept its original size and road layout. The fortifications and the castle (now a museum) surrounding the old town, are some of the best preserved examples of medieval architecture in France. The belfry located just next to the town hall, has been on UNESCO's prestigious list of world heritage sites since 2005. Going up Rue de Lille, you come to the Basilica of Notre Dame, the most prominent building in the old town with its 83-metre dome. It was built in the 19th century by Abbot Benoît-Agathon Haffreingue and has a stunning altar, produced in the workshops of the Vatican, made from 147 different types of marble and ornamental stone. The impressive medieval crypt, the largest in Northern Europe, sits beneath the Basilica and contains medieval frescos and sculptures.

    To the lower side of the fortified old town you will  find the Rue Guyale, in ancient times the port’s trading centre. Rue Guyale leads towards the Valentine Hugo gardens, named after the French painter who was born in Boulogne’s Capecure neighbourhood in 1887.   Valentine was the great grand-daughter of Victor Hugo and her talents brought her widespread recognition. She was also known for her book illustrations and work in theatre design. She had important links to the great artistic trends of the turn of the century, and knew key figures such as Picasso, Cocteau and Proust.

    The town centre is perfectly located midway between the old town and the port. Mostly pedestrianised, it's a lovely place for a stroll or for a bit of shopping. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants available.

    You could also visit Nausicaá, the National Sealife Centre or take a stroll along the port. Boulogne-sur-Mer has the busiest fishing port in France and is also Europe's leading fish processing centre and you can sample the finest fish and seafood dishes.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Channel Tunnel crossing. Subject to traffic and travel, there should be a minimum of 5 hours free time in Boulogne, we will drop you off in Boulogne by the Nausicaá sea life centre.

    This may be a shared departure with another day trip. 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 but it should not greatly affect the timings of the day. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

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

    Mon 25 September 2017

    1 Day

    £37 per adult

  • Le Touquet, France by the Sea

    We visit Le Touquet, an upmarket seaside resort with a great sense of style and known as being one of the most “chic” seaside towns along the French coast.  Bordered by fragrant pine forests and boasting huge sandy beaches, it’s got plenty to keep you busy and is famous for the wonderful designer shops and a host of lively restaurants and bars and even a casino.

    Please note that it will be unlikely that we will stop at any outlets or supermarkets on this trip.

    Price includes return coach travel and scheduled Eurotunnel crossings. Subject to traffic and travel there should be a minimum of around 4 hours in Le Touquet.

    For further information about Le Touquet, please click here.

    Please note 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

    Mon 25 September 2017

    1 Day

    £37 per adult

  • North Norfolk Nostalgia

    There is something a little special about the region of North Norfolk, renowned for its spectacular coastline, fantastic wildlife, miles of glorious beaches and seaside communities. A beautiful hinterland of rolling countryside, picturesque market towns and quaint villages combine with a variety of historic venues to complete the picture.

    Staying with our longstanding partner hotel, the well run Links Country Park Hotel, join us as we head to Cromer, gem of the Norfolk Coast with a wonderful array of attractions and experiences from start to finish offering a perfect blend for everyone!

    Explore two stunning historic properties, enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey and discover magical coastline on a memorable coach holiday.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - We make our way from Kent with a lunchtime visit to the historic cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire. We continue our drive through Norfolk to arrive at our base in North Norfolk late afternoon.

    Day 2 - Today we experience a nostalgic journey on the Poppy Line on the North Norfolk Railway. Sit back and relax as we travel on Norfolk's top heritage railway on an historic steam train through the delightful area of North Norfolk, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    In the afternoon, we head to Blickling Hall, one of our finest Jacobean houses. It is said that nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking red-brick mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows. The story of the estate unfolds over a thousand years. The landscape with its hedges and narrow tree-lined lanes has changed little over the centuries and is quintessentially Norfolk. Over the centuries, Blickling’s owners have used the estate as a place of quiet refuge, while playing their part on the world’s political stage. From ambassadors and airmen, to kings’ mistresses, its complex and sometimes tragic family history has been tainted by debt and social ambition.

    Keep your eyes open for lost buildings, stunning views and wildlife who call it home. Explore the house, with its nationally important book collection, and hear voices of the servants who once worked 'downstairs'. Blickling has always been a place of pilgrimage and tranquillity. Today, it continues to extend the warmest of welcomes to all who come here.

    Day 3 - Today we head out on a North Norfolk tour and witness miles of unspoilt coastline and rolling countryside, together with wonderful market towns and villages.

    We first head along the coast to arrive at Wells-next-the-Sea. It has a timeless quality with its narrow streets winding their way to a working port where little fishing boats still put out to sea along the narrow channel connecting the town with the pine-fringed Holkham Bay. One of the prettiest and most characterful places in North Norfolk, Burnham Market retains a unique and very special village feel, whilst also being a favourite haunt of celebrities and their friends therefore acquiring the nickname of Chelsea-on-Sea. Lastly, we can also explore the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton, affectionately known locally as ‘Sunny Hunny’, with its attractive parks and gardens and panoramic views across The Wash. It is renowned for its unique striped cliffs and is made special by its position as the only west-facing resort on the East coast of England.

    Day 4 - This morning, we make the short journey to the popular seaside resort of Cromer, perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast and famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches, spectacular cliffs, traditional pier and many of the great landmarks created by the well-to-do Victorian "summer timers". The streets of Cromer today are little removed from how they looked a hundred years ago.

    This afternoon experience one of the most elegant country houses, Felbrigg Hall, which is a place of surprises and delights, a mixture of opulence and homeliness where each room has something to feed the imagination. From the stained glass windows in the great hall to the nodding mandarins in the Chinese bedroom; from Queen Mary’s teapot in the dining room to the copper pans in the kitchen. It boasts a fine gothic style library and a magnificent collection of Grand Tour paintings. Outside, the decorative and productive walled garden is a gardener’s delight and inspiration while the rolling landscape park with its lake, 520 acres of woods and waymarked trails is a great place to explore nature and wildlife.

    Day 5 - After breakfast, we make our return homeward journey with a final treat of a lunchtime visit to Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town.

    Wed 27 September 2017

    5 Days

    £429 per adult

  • Motown The Musical

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

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

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

    For more information on the show, please click here or see the trailer below

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket. You will have a late pick up and arrive in London before the show, you will then leave London at approx 8pm giving you time prior to the show for a bite to eat.
    For 4th May and 28th September we will arrive in London with time before the show, subject to traffic. We will then depart London after the show has finished.

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

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

    Thu 28 September 2017

    1 Day

    £65 per adult

  • Pyrenees and Cathar Country

    PLEASE NOTE: The dates of departure have been amended from what was originally advertised.

    Stay in one of a range of delightful studios or villas at the 3* Domaine L’Espinet park in the foothills of the Pyrenees as we revisit this spectacular location for a mix of lazy days on our villa patios or poolside with exploration of the stunning Pyrenees-Orientale scenery. We include trips on two of the great Pyrenees heritage rail lines, and visits to Carcassonne, Villefranche-en-Conflent, Limoux and a day by the sea at Cap d’Agde. There is fascinating Cathar history, local legend, scented gardens, vineyards, caves and markets. And above all the clear mountain air and sheer tranquillity.

    For this holiday we will pick-up on the morning of Friday 29th September, and then enjoy a first-day with a stop at a suitable short-stay hotel including evening meal. On Saturday we then continue our journey, with a rendezvous at Avignon to meet our rail passengers before we continue to L'Espinet where we arrive early evening. We will then enjoy 7 nights at L'Espinet before our departure on Saturday 7th October, again overnighting on the journey home.

    For anyone not relishing the two-day coach journey you can choose to travel more directly by rail. If you exercise this option you don’t then leave until Saturday 30th and you return home on the following Saturday, 7th October, with Buzzlines providing your connection between home and Ashford Station. Your rail journey will be direct between Ashford and Avignon by Eurostar, and as your luggage will have gone ahead on the coach you can travel light and enjoy the comfortable high-speed rail experience. We will organise Eurostar tickets for you from Ashford to Avignon, where our coach will meet you on arrival. This will get us all to L’Espinet by around 6pm on the Saturday evening.

    We will be sure to let you have all supporting information, tickets etc well before the departure date, and the supplementary charge covers a double home pick-up service, first for your baggage and then, two days later, for you. Please note however that if you decide to travel by train from St Pancras we can't offer a luggage service and you have to bring it with you on the day, in which case your supplement is reduced to £90.

    Outwards Saturday 30th September

    St Pancras                           07:15 or

    Ashford                               07:55

    Avignon TGV                     14:08 (local time - the journey is of just over 5 hours)

     

    Return Saturday 7th October

    Avignon TGV                    15:58 (with passport check at Lille)          

    Ashford                               21:34 or

    St Pancras                           22:12

    Rail passengers must please book early as the offered price cannot be held beyond the end of March 2017 – the rail supplement is based on the earliest available advance fares to Avignon and whilst we will be able to accept later bookings the rail supplement may increase.

    Single travellers should please book early as we have only limited places free of single supplement.

    We include dinner, bed & breakfast, linen, towels and post-departure cleaning – all you have to do is relax and enjoy!

    For this holiday we have kept it simple and offered prices based on:

    • Lone travellers in a studio apartment
    • Couples in a one-bedroom villa
    • Two couples in a two-bedroom villa

    The two-bedroom villas have separate bathrooms and are suited to family groups or friends and neighbours who would like to share. There are other options for 3-bedroom villas so if yours is an even larger party please let us know. The tour price is the same whatever type of villa you occupy, so in effect there is no single supplement.

    The studios and chalets have a kitchenette, so as and when you fancy you can self-cater for lunch or a simple tea break. There is a Carrefour supermarket immediately off-site, about a 10 minute stroll away.

    L’Espinet lies in wooded country near the town of Quillan on the River Aude, and is situated for British visitors in one of the great unexplored regions of Southern France. A note of caution about the terrain. The Pyrenees are mountains, and L’Espinet is in them! The site is set on gently sloping ground and the chalets are well dispersed to offer peace and privacy. There are some uneven surfaces and a few steps, and some chalets are a good 300m from the pool area and restaurant. If you do have limited mobility don’t worry, but best ask us to arrange a villa for you which is closer to the restaurant and pool area. None of this should deter those happy to tackle the steps and the slopes – customers who went on our September 2014 and June 2015 tours found still made the most of being in such stunning scenery.

    Our dinners at L’Espinet are of three courses served to table and include wine and tea/coffee to follow. Airbus Toulouse choose L’Espinet for the occasional weekend convention and if that happens while we are there the evening meal becomes a self-service buffet for a couple of nights. There are always alternatives on offer if anyone doesn’t fancy a particular course, and of course if you have a special dietary regime we can alert the restaurant to that for you.

    Going in early October gives us the best of the late summer weather and daylight until about 8pm. For the September 2014 trip the weather was sunny throughout with temperatures around 25°. Summer clothing is certainly the order of the day but we advise bringing something warm for the evenings and the open-air train rides and cave visits. There are few if any insects to worry about.

    We give ourselves Sunday to relax after the long journey. There is much to do in and around the holiday village, there facilities include:

    • Both indoor and outdoor pools
    • An onsite shop
    • An all-day bar
    • An excellent restaurant Le Brantalou (breakfast and evening meals are included)
    • a sauna complex with steam room, Jacuzzi and gym (available at a supplement)
    • a beauty salon
    • a range of sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball, badminton, volleyball, football, table tennis and petanque
    • hiking tracks on and around the domain
    • hire of mountain bikes
    • Birdwatchers should look out for Griffon Vultures, ravens, jays, swifts, blue rock thrush, redstart and stonechat. The area is also known for the rarely seen wryneck, and other common sightings in the area include bee-eaters and golden eagles!

    For Monday we sample the Mediterranean seaside atmosphere as we spend the day at Cap d’Agde, about a two-hour journey from L’Espinet.  Arriving late-morning, we give ourselves the full day to go our own way in this colourful beach resort with its gardens, marina and attractions which include one of Europe’s most popular naturist beaches. The bronze Ephebe of Agde, of the 4th century B.C, recovered from the fluvial sands of the River Hérault, is on display along with many other artefacts of Greek and Roman settlement at the Musée de L’Ephèbe in Cap d’Agde.

    Tuesday should be especially memorable as we travel into the heart of the Eastern Pyrenees, but be aware it will be a long day! There are some tortuous direct routes through the mountains but, making an early start at around 07:30, we take the smoother dog leg down to Perpignan on main road and then up the valley of the River Têt where there are two choices for the morning. Our first stop timed for 09:30 will be at the spectacular sandstone columns known as Les Orgues near the village of Ille-sur-Têt. For anyone choosing this visit, the coach will leave you there and depart to take other passengers onwards to the alternative visit for the morning – the Grand Cave de Canalettes. We expect you to have about 90 minutes at Les Orgues but please notet there is a gently uphill path of about 500 metres from the admission point to reach the columns, so you will need to allow about 15 minutes for getting to and fro. Entry is not included in our programme and costs about 4 Euros per person, and drinks and ice creams are on sale.

    Les Orgues - picture courtesy Office de Tourisme Ille sur Tet

    From Les Orgues it is only about 20 minutes onwards up the river valley to Villefranche-en-Conflent and the coach will then drop off passengers who would like to visit the caves, timed for 10:00. One of the most visited of all attractions in the Pyrenees, this remarkable cave system was only discovered in 1951 and its spectacular White Chamber remained undiscovered until the 1980s. The caves involve walking about 1km and going up and down about a hundred steps, but they are well lit and have good handrails, and you can take them at your own pace. Again because of the uncertainty of numbers choosing between the two visits we have not included entry in the tour price – it should be around 8 Euros. And again there is a good refreshment facility on site.

    The coach will return to Ille-sur-Têt for 11:00 to collect Les Orgues visitors before returning to gather our cavers at 11:30, and the aim will be to have everyone into Villefranche centre by 11:45. Here we break briefly for an early lunch and have the chance to walk around the UNESCO World-Heritage listed Vauban fortifications, dating from 1707.  The original town dates from 1098, and was fortified because of its strategic position in lands that repeatedly changed hands between French and Spanish occupation.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villefranche-de-Conflent

    The remarkable Gisclard Suspension Bridge aboard Le Petit Train Jaune (picture courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

    Our short stay in the old town has to end at 13:00 as we return to the coach for the short hop down to the railway station where we catch the 13:29 Petit Train Jaune for a spectacular afternoon of mountain scenery. This was the world’s first third-rail electric railway line originally commissioned in 1909. Although still operated by SNCF, this is now essentially a tourist service. This intricate line seems to defy impossibility as it crosses precipitous viaducts and passes through dozens of short tunnels, stopping occasionally at a small village or hiker’s halt. We follow the line for around 35km all the way to the head of the Têt gorge and on to the Alpine plateau at the ski town of Font Romeu, where there is a brief halt before the train heads back down the valley to Villefranche. This most spectacular return journey will take us a little under 4 hours and, if the weather behaves, you can choose to make it in an open wagon providing an unobstructed view of the magnificent mountain setting. If you fancy a leg-stretch at the head of the Têt Gorge you can jump-off the train at Mont Louis and relax while the train goes on to Font Romeu and comes back. That might be preferable to rushing to join the toilet queue at Font Romeu because the service is only scheduled to stop there 10 minutes!

    Some of the customers who make this tour with us may have experienced the train journey before, so if you prefer you can always visit Les Orgues in the morning and the caves in the afternoon – the coach stays in Villefranche awaiting the train’s return so we can offer a shuttle service as required, and there is then also the option of getting up to Fort Liberia on the hillside above Villefranche to enjoy the splendid views from there of the Têt Valley.

    From Villefranche we then make the main-road return to L’Espinet in time for a 7.30pm supper.

    For Wednesday we are back on the rails for our second train adventure! We start the day with a trip to the wine co-operative of Maury, famed for its sweet dessert wines. We will visit the co-operative outlet in the centre of the village where the staff will be pleased to offer you a degustation experience, before we head just across the road to the old station where we join a heritage diesel railcar heading back towards Axat. At the next stop – at St Paul de Fenouillét – we change to a train of open wagons for the second stage in the rail trip, now heading on to the upper part of the old line and the succession of spectacular viaducts and tunnels which are its highlight. From Axat it is only a few minutes to return to L’Espinet and we then enjoy a relaxing free afternoon.

    From Train Jaune to Train Rouge - open wagons on the heritage line between Axat and Rivesaltes

    Picture courtesy Aude Tourisme

    On Thursday we make the 45 minute journey down the Aude Valley to visit the medieval walled citadel of Carcassonne, second only to the Eiffel Tower in the list of tourist attractions in all of France. We give ourselves a couple of hours to explore the walled city and its fairytale atmosphere before making the short hop into Carcassonne's old town where there is the chance for lunch and perhaps a stroll alongside the famous Canal du Midi. We make this a quite gentle day and expect to be back at L'Espinet by mid-afternoon.

    The Walled City of Carcassonne - picture courtesy Wikipedia and author Chensiyuan

    On Friday we turn northwards again in the direction of Carcassonne, but this time only to the small town of Limoux, half-an-hour away. Friday is market day, so we make an 8.30am departure to get there fairly early. Mid-morning we return to the coach for the short hop to the Jardin aux Plantes la Bouichère, just outside of town. The garden was created only 18 years ago, and now contains some 2,500 perennials, shrubs, and trees, with a focus on aromatic plants, including 60 types of salvia and 30 types of mint. The garden is organized into a number of small areas: an exotic garden, garden of colours, vegetable garden, rose garden, moon garden, medieval garden, orchard, nursery, and vineyard. It also contains a collection of conifers and grasses, as well as an aviary of birds from Australia, Asia, and South America.   http://www.labouichere.com/quietliens/groupuk.html

    Staying in Limoux over lunchtime, we make an early afternoon visit to the Caves Guinot, a family-owned cave and home to the celebrated sparkling wine of the area, the precursor of Champagne and held by many to be superior to it! Our English-language guided visit takes less than an hour and includes a son et lumière show, a degustation, and a bottle to enjoy later. By mid-afternoon we are back at L'Espinet to relax for the rest of the day.

    On Saturday we will depart L’Espinet at 09:00 to drop our Eurostar passengers in Avignon, where we will also break for a spot of lunch and a brief bit of sight-seeing before we continue north for our overnight stop. Our rail departure for Ashford is not until just before 4pm so rail travellers too will have time to see a bit of the historic centre of Avignon and enjoy lunch there but will need to take the local train shuttle service between central and TGV stations as the latter is about 3 miles out of town. There is a regular service and there is no extra charge for Eurostar ticket holders.

    Coach passengers can then relax for their final leg home on Sunday, where we normally aim for a lunch stop in Reims with its fine cathedral. We will aim for an early-evening Eurotunnel crossing getting everyone home by around 8pm.

    Things to Bring:

    • Sun cream
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottles
    • Beach towels
    • Adaptor plugs
    • Binoculars
    • Swimwear
    • Torch

    What our Travellers Say…

    On leaving the UK expectations were high, and we were not disappointed. Our holiday village of L'Espinet had well appointed accommodation set in beautiful woodland and wild flower meadows and lakes with many colourful birds and butterflies to be seen, also deer and red squirrels. There was an excellent Standard of food in the restaurant. We enjoyed trips out to mountain villages, deep caves and busy towns and precipitous train rides. All in all, a great holiday adventure. - Yvonne Kennard, Folkestone

    L’Espinet is situated within a stunning environment and the villas are generously spaced on the gently sloping hillside and partially hidden by trees and bushes of broome in colourful flower when we visited in May. Every morning we could watch the swifts circling above the villas.  Buzzlines included a variety of excursions but for those wishing to stay at the centre it offers a swimming pool and spa, a beauty salon, a reception displaying fine wines, books and gifts.  The more independent can catch the bus to Limoux and Carcassonne or in the other direction to Perpignan, cost only 1 Euro each way.  Many visitors like to explore locally on foot with every chance of seeing Griffon Vultures nearby. - Michael and Hilary Quick, Deal

    One of my best holidays ever - didn't want to leave - it was such a beautiful location. The whole holiday was such incredible value with so many super trips included. - Cindy Norrington, Rolvenden

    Fri 29 September 2017

    10 Days

    £795 per adult

  • London Day Out

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

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

    Timings for these trips will generally see us arriving in London, subject to travel, at 11am and departing between 4.30 and 6.30pm, depending on the date( Times do vary, see below list of dates). The Buzzlines sales team will be happy to advise you on more specific timings for any particular date.

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

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

     

    London Day Out drop off points:

     Wed 20 Sep - The Strand - dep approx 17.30

    Sat 30 Sep - Embankment - dep approx 18.30

    Thu 12 Oct - Pall Mall - dep approx 17.30

    Thu 26 Oct - Embankment - dep approx 16.30

    Sat 2 Dec - Embankment - dep approx 18.30

     

    Sat 30 September 2017

    1 Day

    Buy one get one free per adult

  • London Theatre Showtime Coach Day Trip

    We regularly offer a variety of popular London West End Shows coach day trips throughout the year. On our Saturday matinee trips we aim to arrive in London by coach around late morning with a set down point on the Embankment. You are free to take leisure time before making your own way to the theatre. Our driver will hand you your ticket and a London map during your journey.

    A travel only price may be available where you have your own tickets, or just wish to spend a day out in London doing your own thing. Please ask for details.

    Keep updated with what's happening in London's West End and book some fantastic seats to see your favourite shows. Click here for the latest information from London Theatreland, an independent guide to the best shows in London.

    SHOWS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INCLUDE:

    42nd Street, Aladdin, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Dreamgirls, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Matilda The Musical, Motown, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Stomp and Wicked.

    Other shows and plays may also be available to book. Prices range depending on show and seating available at the time of booking. We normally obtain top priced seats so please contact us for all pricing options and availability. Let us know what you want to see and we'll do the rest.

    Please call us or complete our online contact form here with details of your request.

    Sat 30 September 2017

    1 Day

    £69 per adult

  • Kew Gardens & Kew Palace

    Enjoy two great historic attractions in one single day out.

    This unmissable coach day trip takes travellers to the stunning Kew Gardens in London where you can explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous botanic garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest and discover a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.

    Kew has a pivotal role as a world-leader in plant science and conservation, and gives visitors a glimpse into the important role botanic gardens play in the future of the planet. The greatest of all public gardens in Britain, and perhaps the world, is often referred to as the Royal Botanic Gardens. Exotic and unusual plants can be discovered from around the world, with over 40,000 species in total.

    Newly opened on 2016, the critically acclaimed unique structure The Hive encapsulates the story of the honey bee and the important role of pollination, through an immersive sound and visual experience. The installation is made from thousands of pieces of aluminium which create a lattice effect and is fitted with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade as a unique soundtrack hums and buzzes around you.

    With its royal heritage, historic buildings and 300 acres of green space, Kew is much more than just a garden, Kew is a perfect day out. Some attractions may not be available for reasons beyond our control. Please note: The Temperate House is closed for restoration until 2018. For the latest details and information on Kew please click here.

    Our visit also includes entry to Kew Palace*, a four-storey brick house built in 1631. First used by the Royal Family in 1728, the Palace was purchased by George III in 1781 as an annex to the White House (located where the sundial now stands) to accommodate his growing family. Subsequently, it became a more permanent home for the Royal Family, and King George IV was born here. 

    After having lain untouched for over 200 years, you can also now explore the Royal Kitchens at Kew. Step back in time to 6 February 1789 when George III was given his knife and fork back after his first bout of ‘madness’. For more information on Kew Palace and The Royal Kitchen, please click here.

    Price includes return travel by coach, entrance ticket to Kew Gardens and Kew Palace. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive late morning and should have around 4.5 to 5 hours free time. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    * Entry to Kew Palace may be on a first-come, first-served basis on certain days subject to the number of visitors at the venue.

    Sun 01 October 2017

    1 Day

    £38 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.

    Sat 17th June 2017 - Our visit coincides with Arundel Castle's Four Nations Medieval Tournament event. The Knights, Squires, and Men-at-Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a Medieval Foot Tournament representing England, France, Poland and Denmark . With competitions using a variety of weapons, the free-style fighting of the combatants will be the nearest reproduction of tournament combat seen outside of the 15th century. With Story Teller, falconry display, have-a-go-archery and a tented encampment of crafts and displays, there is plenty to see and experience.

    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.

    Mon 02 October 2017

    1 Day

    £46 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

    Mon 02 October 2017

    1 Day

    £29 per adult

  • Mystery Day with Lunch

    Who knows where you will end up on this great Mystery Day Trip! But rest assured, we'll take you on a scenic visit to a great location and even include a delicous two course lunch. Let your adverturious side take over with the guarentee your day will be up to Buzzlines' top standards.

    Tue 03 October 2017

    1 Day

    £42 per adult

  • The London Postal Museum & Lunch

    This day out gives you entrance to the newly opened Postal Museum in London, before enjoying a two course lunch.

    The museum’s galleries will take you on a journey through five-centuries of world-class curiosities, providing a different, previously unseen view on some of the world’s most significant historical events, and an insight into the quirky beginnings of the earliest social network.

    Once you have explored the museum, your ticket will then grant you access to a subterranean world that – up until now – remained hidden from public view.

    Descend into the old engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old little-known Post Office railway – and board a miniature train designed to transport people through its narrow tunnels for the first time. The train ride will pass through and stop at the original Mount Pleasant station platforms 70 feet underground, where an impressive audio visual display will take riders back in time, giving an insight into the heyday of the railway.

    Following your visit to the Museum, sit down, relax and have a two course lunch with tea or coffee in the St Paul's area.

    Tue 03 October 2017

    1 Day

    £52 per adult

  • Warners Bembridge Coast, Isle of Wight

    NEW ITINERARY FOR 2017

    Remember warm, carefree days by the sea? Warner Leisure Hotels has recreated the perfect seaside setting for you with sea breeze gardens, fantastic Solent views, unique beach and top-notch entertainment at Bembridge Coast Hotel. During the daytime, you could take a stroll along the coastal paths, try something new with pitch & putt or boules, keep fit by challenging an opponent to a game of tennis or just grab a deck chair and enjoy time sitting by the seaside. Bembridge Coast is the ideal place from which to explore the Isle of Wight’s royal history.

    Once you have experienced the beauty and charm of the Isle of Wight, you will realise why so many people come back time and time again. Offering a holiday for everyone all year round, it is situated just a few miles off the mainland coast but you’ll feel away from it all. It is noted for its mild climate and stunning scenery, with splendid white cliffs, sandy beaches, sparkling waters, picturesque villages and a host of things to do during your stay. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or try your hand at the many available activities. You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions. The coach holiday will also include trips out featuring some of the highlights of this lovely island.

    With all this, you will understand why we recommend the Isle of Wight so highly. Our past coach holidays to Bembridge Coast have received very good feedback and remain popular so early booking is advised!

    ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Short ferry crossings Portsmouth - Isle of Wight
    • 23 acres of grounds with landscaped Spanish Gardens
    • The Late Lounge for evening shows and performances
    • The Four Tides Restaurant for breakfast and evening meal
    • Leisure suite with heated indoor pool
    • Sauna, steam room, tropicarium and fitness studio available
    • Four rink indoor bowls complex. 6 rink outdoor bowls green (main season)
    • Decleor health and beauty therapies available in modern treatment rooms

    Warner Leisure Hotels - Life begins at Warner

    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 and unwind, with a wide range of leisure and activity programmes by day as well as superb entertainment each evening. All breaks are based on stylish standard rooms but if you prefer a little more luxury then please check with us about the other options available and pricing for upgrading your accommodation.

    Mon 15 May '17
    Comedy Time featuring two great comedy acts, live music & more

    For our other Warner holidays, please click here.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - We make our way from Kent to Portsmouth with suitable stops on the way. Our mid-afternoon ferry crossing over to the Isle of Wight takes approximately 40 minutes and we then complete the journey to arrive at our base at Bembridge Coast to have time to settle in before dinner.

    Days 2-4 You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions. New for 2017, we include 3 of the most popular visitor attractions on the Isle of Wight.

    Planned daily excursions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are:

    • NEWPORT & MONKEY HAVEN
      Newport is the principal town of the Isle of Wight, located in the centre of the Island and is often referred to as its capital. This historic town centres on two elegant squares with Georgian and Victorian architecture surrounding them, with the town’s quay a short distance away. There is a regular market which is based across the town on a Tuesday.
      In the afternoon we include entry to Monkey Haven, an award-winning animal sanctuary and also the number one attraction on the island according to Trip Advisor reviews. It is a happy home for rescued primates and birds – from whooping gibbons and cheeky capuchins to owls, meerkats and many more exotic creatures.
    • GODSHILL, MODEL VILLAGE & DONKEY SANCTUARY
      Discover the picture-postcard quintessential English Village of Godshill with its picturesque thatched cottages and 15th century church which is among the top 10 most visited churches in the UK. We also include admission to its famous Model Village and Gardens which depicts the entire area in miniature. Set in the grounds of the Old Vicarage in nearly two acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens, the beautiful Model Village is a timeless place to escape the busy world outside. 
      We then take in The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, a registered Charity providing a secure, peaceful and happy home for donkeys which have been neglected, abandoned or are in need of care. First established in 1987 you can explore the sanctuary and visit the current residents, who are always happy to see you!

    • ISLAND TOUR WITH ALUM BAY
      Enjoy a tour around part of this picturesque island with spectacular coastal scenery and have time to discover delightful Alum Bay. Maybe take a ride on the iconic chairlift or take in the magnificent views of The Needles, three towering rocks rising from the sea to form the postcard symbol of the Island.

    Day 5 - After a leisurely breakfast, we begin our homeward journey heading first to make the return ferry crossing. We will make a suitable lunchtime stop before heading back to Kent.

    The itinerary is subject to change and days and visits are interchangeable due to weather, month of visit, events on the island and at resort etc. It may be possible to visit other island attractions such as Ventnor Botanic Gardens. Osborne House or the Isle of Wight Steam Railway by using local transport options. Your driver will offer further information on this if required.

    Bembridge standard bedroom

    Mon 09 October 2017

    5 Days

    £399 per adult

  • The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre

    The Phantom of the Opera is now in its 30th year in London, with many people returning time and time again to experience the unforgettable musical. Phantom continues to entrance audiences with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising and unforgettable score, the jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, all of which magically bring to life the legendary love story.

    Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.

    The combination of opulent sets, beautiful costumes and fabulous special effects creates a theatrical experience not to be missed.

    For more information on the show, please click here.

    MATINEE SHOW STARTS AT 230pm. RUNNING TIME APPROX 2hrs 30 mins

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

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

    This show is also available to book on our regular Saturday London Showtime day trips

    Thu 12 October 2017

    1 Day

    £60 per adult

  • London Day Out

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

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

    Timings for these trips will generally see us arriving in London, subject to travel, at 11am and departing between 4.30 and 6.30pm, depending on the date( Times do vary, see below list of dates). The Buzzlines sales team will be happy to advise you on more specific timings for any particular date.

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

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

     

    London Day Out drop off points:

     Wed 20 Sep - The Strand - dep approx 17.30

    Sat 30 Sep - Embankment - dep approx 18.30

    Thu 12 Oct - Pall Mall - dep approx 17.30

    Thu 26 Oct - Embankment - dep approx 16.30

    Sat 2 Dec - Embankment - dep approx 18.30

     

    Thu 12 October 2017

    1 Day

    Buy one get one free per adult

  • The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

    The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Alexandra Palace show in London is the flagship Knitting & Stitching Show, established over 25 years ago and has become the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event in the UK.

    The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but SO much more; crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, felt, embossing… the list goes on! There is so much to see and do you’ll find it hard to fit everything into one day; hundreds of exhibitors selling specialist supplies that you can’t find in the shops, galleries from leading artists and groups, plus hundreds of workshops to introduce you to lots of new subjects! There are lots of initiatives for anyone who wants to get started with crafts, so whether you like to cross stitch in your spare time or you’re a mixed media artist with a studio, The Knitting and Stitching Show is not to be missed.

    For further information on the show, please click here.

    Price includes return travel by coach and entrance ticket to the show.

    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.

    Click here for other shows you may be interested in

    Thu 12 October 2017

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace

    The Knitting & Stitching Shows are the definitive events for anyone with a love of textile based craft. The Alexandra Palace show in London is the flagship Knitting & Stitching Show, established over 25 years ago and has become the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event in the UK.

    The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but SO much more; crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, felt, embossing… the list goes on! There is so much to see and do you’ll find it hard to fit everything into one day; hundreds of exhibitors selling specialist supplies that you can’t find in the shops, galleries from leading artists and groups, plus hundreds of workshops to introduce you to lots of new subjects! There are lots of initiatives for anyone who wants to get started with crafts, so whether you like to cross stitch in your spare time or you’re a mixed media artist with a studio, The Knitting and Stitching Show is not to be missed.

    For further information on the show, please click here.

    Price includes return travel by coach and entrance ticket to the show.

    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.

    Click here for other shows you may be interested in

    Thu 12 October 2017

    1 Day

    £38 per adult