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  • Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Ask anyone to name the most famous warships in the world and Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 are sure to feature - the favourite of Henry VIII; Nelson's victor at the Battle of Trafalgar and the ship that never fired a shot in anger during 10 years of sea domination.

    2013 continued the momentous 30th anniversary of the raising of the Tudor warship Mary Rose with the opening of an internationally-renowned new museum reuniting the hull of the ship with many of the artifacts that were raised with her once more.

    The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, finally reveals all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum. The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artifacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artifacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. For the first time, using forensic science, crew members will be brought to life giving visitors the chance to come face to face with the carpenter, cook, archer and even the ship's dog, 'Hatch'!

    Add 800 years of history at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, an interactive showcase of the modern Royal Navy; Action Stations, a boat tour of Portsmouth and a truly memorable maritime day out is to be had at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard!

    For more information, please click here.

    Price includes return coach travel and "All Inclusive" ticket which includes entrance to all of the attractions which includes a set entry timed visit to the Mary Rose Museum. All other attractions are subject to availability on the day. Subject to traffic and travel, we normally arrive late morning and leave for home around 4 to 430pm. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    Wed 31 August 2016

    1 Day

    £50 per adult

  • Portsmouth

    Visit Portsmouth on this coach day trip.

    Portsmouth is packed with things to do and is one of Britain's favourite waterfront destinations, with more and more to offer every year. Enjoy Portsmouth's irresistible mix of history and heritage, specialist shopping, lively arts and great restaurants. Take a walk around the city and you'll notice a striking contrast of old and new. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stands close to Portsmouth's newest landmark, the Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth is home to a host of fascinating museums covering all aspects of Portsmouth's past as well as the award-winning Gunwharf Quays - with over 20 cosmopolitan bars and designer outlet shopping.

    Subject to travel time, we should enjoy around 4 hours of free time in Portsmouth.

     

    Includes return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure.

    For more information on Portsmouth, please click here

    Wed 31 August 2016

    1 Day

    £25 per adult

  • Jewels of The Cotswolds

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

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

    ITINERARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thu 01 September 2016

    5 Days

    £429 per adult

  • Pairi Daiza Park

    Only in Belgium could you find a globally themed botanical garden and zoo, with over 4,000 animals, on the site of a former Cistercian Abbey. Our only question is why didn’t we discover Pairi Daiza sooner? One of Belgium’s ‘Hidden Gems’, Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, is a vast 55-hectare (140-acre) park and is one of Wallonia‘s top attractions

    As it is a 2hr motorway journey from Calais to our destination we leave early and return fairly late, but be assured the journey will prove well worthwhile. Check the on-line reviews!

    Normal pickup points are available throughout Kent.

    Normal tunnel times will be 0820/0850 outbound and 2020 (local time) leaving Calais

    Costs including entry tickets:

    Adults and Children aged 11 upwards £58

    Children aged 3-11 £50

    Children under 3 £35

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.

    For further information on Pairi Daiza, please click here.

     

    Thu 01 September 2016

    1 Day

    £58 per adult

  • Disneyland® Paris with entry to both parks

    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!

    The day begins with a very early start to arrive at the resort by opening time. With at least 8 hours in either of the Disney Parks, departure time from the resort is around 1800 hours to arrive back in the UK by approx 2330 hours.

    February 2016 - Childrens Special Reduced Rate!

    For February we will also get a later outbound tunnel and aim to arrive at resort for lunchtime. This means we will subsequently leave on closing of the park at approx 2100hrs, this will also give you about 8 hours free time.

    Price for this visit includes an upgraded Hopper ticket so you can get entry into both the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios.

    Child price is aged 3 to 11. Please select and record child age in notes during booking process.

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

    Image provided by: copyright Disney

    For more information, please click here

    Fri 02 September 2016

    1 Day

    £83 per adult

  • Southend on Sea Summer Special

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information on Southend, please click here.

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

    Subject to travel, we aim arrive around 11am, and leave around 16:15pm

     

    Fri 02 September 2016

    1 Day

    £20 per adult

  • The View from the Shard & BBQ Thames Cruise

    Start your day with Buzzlines on a 2 hour boat cruise along the Thames. The cruise incorporates a lavish BBQ lunch served at your table on deck as you watch the views of London pass by.

    The View from The Shard offers a high tech and multi-sensory experience with exhilarating 360°views previously unseen stretching 40 miles across the city of London. The View is situated on floors 68, 69 and 72 of The Shard. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), it redefines London's skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognizable throughout the world. On level 72 experience the elements with part of the building exposed through the fractures where the shards of glass come together. A premium visitor experience, which offers guests an unparalleled encounter with an incredible building and the creativity, history and culture of London.

    For more information about The Shard, please click here.

     

    Menu

    • Flamed Meat Burgers with a Variety of Relishes Sauces and Mustards
    • Large Cumberland Herbed Sausages, served with Fried Onion
    • Devilled barbecued Glazed Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks
    • Tomato and basic Pasta salad
    • Fancy Seasonal Salad
    • Coleslaw Salad
    • French bread Assorted Rolls, and Butter
    • Wedges of Fresh Melon and Pineapple

    Pudding:

    • Fruits of the Forrest Cheese Cake with Pouring Cream

    Vegetarian options includes:

    • Sausages
    • Stuffed peppers and Cheese 
    • Broccoli Flan

    Please advise us on time of booking if you require the Vegetarian option.

     

    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.

    Sat 03 September 2016

    1 Day

    £70 per adult

  • Antique and Collectors Fair at Alexandra Palace

    From the organisers of the UK’s largest antiques events, the Antique and Collectors Fair at Alexandra Palace has doubles in size in the past couple of years. It regularly attracts over 300 antique dealers from across the country, making it a perfect hunting ground for beautiful collectors’ pieces, ceramics, artwork, jewellery and much, much more.

     

    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 04 September 2016

    1 Day

    £26 per adult

  • Sibton Park CC in National Cup Final at Lord's

    Buzzlines is delighted to be running a day trip to Lord's on Sunday 4th September to support our local club Sibton Park in the final of this year's National Village Cup Competition.

    The coach will operate to a limited pick up schedule as follows:

    Folkestone bus station                                07:00

    Cheriton Post Office                                   07:10

    Etchinghill                                                 07:20

    Lyminge Post Office                                   07:30

    Ashford Park Street                                   08:00

    Maidstone Vinters Road Car Park                08:30

    Lord's                                                       10:00

    The match starts at 11:00.

     

    Tickets for the match can be purchased at the ground and are priced as follows:

    £13 adults

    £6.50 over 65's

    £5 under 16s

    Sun 04 September 2016

    1 Day

    £15 per adult

  • Sibton Park CC in National Cup Final at Lord's

    Buzzlines is delighted to be running a day trip to Lord's on Sunday 4th September to support our local club Sibton Park in the final of this year's National Village Cup Competition.

    The coach will operate to a limited pick up schedule as follows:

    Folkestone bus station                                07:00

    Cheriton Post Office                                   07:10

    Etchinghill                                                 07:20

    Lyminge Post Office                                   07:30

    Ashford Park Street                                   08:00

    Maidstone Vinters Road Car Park                08:30

    Lord's                                                       10:00

    The match starts at 11:00.

     

    Tickets for the match can be purchased at the ground and are priced as follows:

    £13 adults

    £6.50 over 65's

    £5 under 16s

    Sun 04 September 2016

    1 Day

    £15 per adult

  • RAF Museum Hendon

    A day to savour for all followers of military aviation and RAF history and tradition as we spend a day at the outstandingly-presented RAF Museum at Hendon. 

    The museum presents a wonderful range of displays and exhibits covering the history of the Royal Air Force as we approach the centenary of the junior service, now only two years away in April 2018.  The RAF Museum won the National Lottery’s Best Heritage Project Award in 2015 and also a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, so an enthralling visit is assured, and the museum offers excellent choices of lunch option in their café and restaurant.

    For more information, please click here

    Our day will be timed to arrive at the museum by around 11am and we expect to depart at around 3pm to leave London ahead of peak-hour traffic.  Please note that this excursion may be combined with a separate day trip to nearby Alexandra Palace for the Knitting & Stitching Show.

    Our day trip includes return travel by coach. 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 04 September 2016

    1 Day

    £20 per adult

  • Warners Bembridge Coast, Isle of Wight

    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 activities on offer.You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions. The coach holiday will also include sightseeing tours 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 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.

    For our other Warner holidays, please click here.

    Warner Leisure Hotels - Life begins at Warner

    Itinerary

    You can spend all of your time in the resort or join us on our included daily excursions. Planned excursions are:

    • An island sightseeing tour with visits likely to include Ventnor, The Needles & Alum Bay
    • Ryde * – subject to demand, we will look to offer Osborne House as an alternative visit but entrance costs are not included and will be payable by customers on the day (excluding January 2016 date as venue is not open)
    • Shanklin and Godshill

    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 or the Isle of Wight Steam Railway by using local transport options. Your driver will offer further information on this if required.

    * Please note Ryde is a fairly hilly town so customers with mobility issues may experience difficulties.

     

    Mon 18th January 2016
    Drinks Inclusive Break
    Warner Drinks Inclusive
    A fabulous way to start the New Year. This special drinks inclusive break is perfect for those who want the opportunity to enjoy a few drinks in the evening without having the hassle of paying at the bar. If you’re holidaying with friends it’s even better, no more worrying about whose round it is – we’ve got it covered! Drinks are available from 6pm – midnight from the bar or at your restaurant table. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste with a selection of great branded drinks included in this fabulous package.

     

     

     

    Monday 4th July

    Calling at new ports for 2016! From Athens, to Rio, to Rome and then home - why not hop aboard a fantastic themed cruise on land break in 2016? There’ll be cruise style fun and games every day, exciting nightly entertainment in your ‘ship's’ theatre, plus tantalising food and drinks to get you in the spirit at each port. Best of all, you can enjoy all this without ever leaving the SS Warner.

    Monday 5th September

    We all love a good musical but how often do we get the opportunity to go to the theatre? Our West End to Warner breaks will feature a top vocalist with a stunning repertoire of some of the most magical hits to come out of London’s West End. Of course there's everything else you'd expect on the other nights of your stay, great live music, dazzling Warner production shows and fun game shows and more.


    Mon 05 September 2016

    5 Days

    £449 per adult

  • Beth Chatto Gardens & Colchester

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

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

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

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

    Tue 06 September 2016

    1 Day

    £33 per adult

  • Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre

    You know their songs...now discover their story!

    JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons can be seen at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. Discover the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four boys working their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of international pop stardom.

    "This is an utterly wonderful show full of vitality, pace and power. The audience rose as one at the end of this true-life mega hit story of The Four Seasons" (Daily Express). The critics are united in their praise hailing "the phenomenal Jersey Boys" (Daily Telegraph), "a triumph of style, substance, heart and soul - a definite must-see" (London Lite).

    Featuring all the classic hits: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Can't Take My Eyes Off You, Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, December 1963 (Oh What A Night) and more.

    Please note: Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences - parental guidance advised.

    Price includes return coach travel and matinee show ticket.

    Tuesday 6th September - Subject to travel time, we aim to arrive in London prior to the show and we will collect you later in the evening to give you free time after the show.

    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.

    Tue 06 September 2016

    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 at 11am and departing around 5.30-6pm, subject to travel. The Buzzlines sales team will be happy to advise you on more specific timings for any particular date.

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

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

     

    London Day Out drop off points:

    Tue 6 Sep - Piccadilly DATE JUST ADDED - SPECIAL OFFER

    Fri 30 Sep - Embankment

    Sat 15 Oct - Embankment

    Sat 10 Dec - Embankment

    Tue 06 September 2016

    1 Day

    Buy one get one free per adult

  • Colchester

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

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

    For more information on Colchester, please click here

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

    Tue 06 September 2016

    1 Day

    £25 per adult

  • The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre

    This classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie has been delighting audiences for over half a century, running continuously since 1952!

    Set in a guest house during a snow storm, an investigation is underway after a brutal murder. The Mousetrap is well known for its twist ending and its cloak of secrecy: with the audience being asked not to divulge the identity of the murder. See this iconic play for yourself with Buzzlines!

    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.

    Tue 06 September 2016

    1 Day

    £52 per adult

  • RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

    The garden of the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley has become a 'mecca' for garden-lovers everywhere.

    Wisley is a very beautiful garden with romantic half-timbered Tudor-style buildings. There is a canal designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, a rock garden, formal and walled gardens, mixed borders, a rose garden, glasshouses, a fruit field and an arboretum.

    The Wisley Plant Centre and Shop are open throughout the year.  The Plant Centre sells superb ranges of houseplants, bulbs and seeds and a full range of plants and trees for your garden.  The Shop has an excellent range of horticultural books, china, glass, kitchen wares and confectionary. Wisley also has Café's, a fully licensed Restaurant and Coffee shop for all visitors refreshment needs.

    Includes return travel by luxury coach and entrance to Wisley Gardens. 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.

    A travel only price may be available if you have your own tickets or you are an RHS Member - this can be completed as part of the booking process or please contact us for details.

     

    Sculptures in the Garden - 22nd August

    As you walk around Wisley, you’ll find some inspirational sculptures amongst the planting thanks to the Surrey Sculpture Society Trail! Enjoy this unique art experience with over 60 sculptures by some of the South East’s finest established and emerging artists. The sculptures are crafted from stone, metal, bronze, resin, glass, ceramic, wood and found objects.  Contemporary or traditional – which is your favourite?

     

    Wisley Gardens Flower Show - 7th & 11th September

    Join us for a spectacular late-summer show in stunning surroundings. This floral extravaganza features more than 60 nurseries and trade stands, the National Dahlia Society Show, floral displays by Surrey NAFAS, expert advice, shopping  and much more.

    Wed 07 September 2016

    1 Day

    £35 per adult

  • Lullingstone Castle & World Gardens

    A delightful "closer to home" excursion visiting Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford, one of England’s oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday.   The present Manor House and Gatehouse were built in 1497 and have been home to the same family - the Hart-Dykes - ever since. Both Henry VIII and Queen Anne are known to have been regular visitors.

    In 2005, Tom Hart-Dyke created within the castle grounds a "world garden" brimming with rare and unusual plants from all over the world.  He came up with the idea whilst undergoing a 9-month hostage ordeal in the Colombian rain forest!

    Our visit is timed for arrival at Lullingstone at 10:30 for a guided tour of the house and gardens, concluding with a light lunch in the castle marquee.  Lunch menu is:

    July                                                                       

    • Home-made quiche salad
    • Sherry trifle
    • Mineral water

    September

    • Ploughmans
    • Chocolate Roulade
    • Mineral water

    Please advise the office when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

    After lunch there is opportunity to relax in the castle grounds before we rejoin the coach for the shortest of hops into the picturesque village of Eynsford with its lovely riverside setting and a selection of pubs for afternoon coffee before we set off for home.

     

    Please Note: The September date for this trip were originally advertised in the 2016 Flier Edition 2 as 10th September.

    Thu 08 September 2016

    1 Day

    £39 per adult

  • A trip to the Somme - Birds and Steam Trains

    A day trip full of interest as we head for the Bay of the Somme, only an hour or so down the coast from Calais.  

    Our Eurotunnel crossing is times to bring us into the lovely little town of St Valery at around lunchtime, and here we will drop of passengers who have chosen to stay in St Valery for the afternoon before we all come together again later in the afternoon for our steam train across the bay.

    For our excursion, the coach will continue from St Valery the short distance to The Maison de la Baie de Somme et L’Oiseau – House of the Bay of the Somme and the birds. This is a taxidermy museum but is not in any way the sort of musty, shadowy place that might be supposed of such a forgotten art. The exhibits here are all beautifully presented in well-lit showcases that illustrate both the habitat and the birds associated with it, and it all makes for both an attractive and informative setting.   Information is presented in both French and English and there are staff on hand to answer any questions.

    We will allow ourselves a good couple of hours to enjoy the museum, which has refreshment and light lunch facilities, and a souvenir and book shop.

    On leaving the museum we make the short hop back to St Valery where there should be time for a brief wander along the main shopping street before we reassemble to join our 4pm steam train for a one-hour journey across the world-famous Bay of the Somme to Le Crotoy on its northern side. Spectacular both for its vista across one of the great bays of the world and its glimpses of the rich wildlife, the railway also takes us back to a bygone age of seaside recreation. The railway, commissioned in 1887, was originally built to serve the great passion for seaside holidays and is today celebrated as an integral component of the heritage of this environmentally protected area.

    On arrival in Le Crotoy we make back for Calais – less than an hour along the Autoroute, and as we gain an hour on the way home we expect to be back in Kent around 7:30 our time.

    Please note that depending on train loadings and times we may on some dates start our day by taking the steam train from Le Crotoy into St Valery – basically reversing the itinerary and making our visit to the museum in mid-afternoon.

    http://www.baiedesomme.fr/lieu/2-1618-16-2-horaires-et-tarifs-maison-de-la-baie-de-somme

    Sat 10 September 2016

    1 Day

    £49 per adult