Day Trips

Here’s a list of our upcoming day trips…

Day Trips

Landmark Coaches Limited work with many local Group Travel Organisers to provide our Customers with some of the best day trips currently available in the local area.

Why not have a look where we are going and book your place.

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival

Location: Rochester, Kent

Date: Sunday 3rd December 2017

Price: £19 per person

Coach departs Stevenage at 0930 am

 Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Oxford Christmas Market

Location: Oxford

Date: Thursday 7th December 2017

Price: £18 per person

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900 am

 Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin if required

 

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Lincoln Christmas Market

Location: Lincoln

Date: Friday 8th December 2017

Price: £22 per person

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830 am

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin if required

 

Bookings & Details: Call Enid on 01462 851397

Auntie Brenda’s Christmas Tale – Wicksteed Park

Location: Wicksteed Park

Date: Sunday 10th December 2017

Price: £40 - Including Turkey Dinner

 

This is a real Christmas treat with a roast turkey dinner or winter vegetable pie, followed by apple and cinnamon crumble served with cream.

Wicksteed Parks Christmas show is fast paced and charming and links 25 popular Christmas songs throughout the years.

Coach departs from Shefford at 9.30 am.

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Harrods and the London Christmas Lights

Location: London

Date: Friday 15th December 2017

Price: £18 per person

Coach departs Stevenage at 1400

 Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin if required

 

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Peterborough Christmas Market

Location: Peterborough

Date: Tuesday 19th December 2017

Price: £18 per person

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin if required

 

Bookings & Details: Call Enid on 01462 851397

A Kentish Christmas

Location: Rochester and the Medway

Date: Thursday 21st December 2017

Price: £42 - Including Lunch

We view the sweeping views of the Medway on the little known Hoo Peninsula, a roast lunch together with Christmas shopping and sightseeing in lovely old fashioned Rochester.

We meet our guide at 1030 am at Higham for coffee in a Charles Dickens old House (Included in the price).

We will go on a coach tour through one of the least known landscapes in England.

After lunch we travel to Rochester, where you can either do your own thing or stay with the guide for a trail past the Castle, the Cathedral, the Dorritt family grave and Miss Haversham’s house.

The price includes Coach, Lunch and Tour.

PLEASE NOTE:  Drinks are not included during lunch

Coach departures from Shefford

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Chinese New Year – London

Location: London

Date: 18th February 2018

Price: £18 per person

Celebrated in style with an explosion of festivities bringing cheery vibes to the Capital. The largest event outside of Asia, thousands of spectators united to usher in the Year of the Dog. Proceedings kicked off in the morning with a grand parade of beautifully handcrafted floats, acrobats plus vivid red and gold Chinese lions and dragons. Beginning at Trafalgar Square, the colourful procession danced its way through Londons rainy streets all the way to Shaftesbury Avenue in Chinatown. Honouring Chinas rich cultural heritage, Trafalgar Squares main stage showcased a variety of traditional and contemporary performing arts, including the beautiful sounds of the London Chinese Philharmonic Choir and the Guandong Art Troupes playful puppets. Bedecked in red lanterns, Chinatowns streets were packed with revellers tucking into food and perusing craft stalls. With snap-happy opportunities aplenty spectators can join in the fun with lion dances and Chinese zodiac animal statues. 

Coach departs Stevenage at 08.00

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call Enid on 01462 851397

The Peoples Post

Location: London

Date: Sunday 4th March 2018

Price: £44

The coach will be leaving Shefford at 8.30am where we will be visiting the new Postal Museum in a lesser known London District, with a very important place in the history of our Nation.  We will meet our Blue Badge guide for morning refreshments (included in the tour) at a City pub at 10.30am.

Afterwards, we can either do the whole walking tour, or we can start off on foot and finish by Coach.  We will learn so many tales of drunken poaching mailmen, corrupt politicians, the Victorian internet and a canny public, utterly determined to avoid paying for their post.

There will be free time for lunch in Exmouth Market.

In the afternoon, we visit the brand- new state of the art Postal Museum.  During the afternoon, we will also ride the hidden tunnels of the Mail Rail.

We will head home at approx 4.30pm and anticipate arriving back in Shefford by 6.30pm.

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Location: Kew Gardens

Date: Sunday 4th March 2018

Price: Adult £34 - Seniors £32

 

Escape winter with a visit to Kews 23rd annual Orchids Festival, where you can bask in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Immerse yourself in a celebration of Thailands vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life. Enjoy our colourful floral displays, including a bright tunnel and arches decorated with orchids. Admire handcrafted Thai umbrellas, an exquisite Bang Pa-In inspired orchid palace and a special Thai cart on loan from Thailands embassy in London

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

London Hidden Interiors

Location: London

Date: Friday 16th March 2018

Price: £49 Per Person

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

 A fascinating coach tour of London curios, a visit to the lush interior of the London home of William Waldorf and a guided tour of the wonders and mysteries of the fabulous Freemasons Grand Lodge in Covent Garden this is a winning day out. We meet our tour guide at 10.30am for coffee and biscuits (included). Overlooking the River Thames, Two Temple Place is one of Londons architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment. The interior has a slight strange Victoriana-meets-Disney vibe with the otherwise straightforwardly opulent rooms (lots of marble and mahogany) adorned with bizarre details, such as the characters from The Three Musketeers (Astor’s favourite book) on the banisters of the main staircase. Today the building is owned and run by a charity called the Bulldog which supports regional museums across the UK, highlighting great collections through annual exhibitions. This year it is The Age of Jazz in Britain. There will be free time in central London to buy lunch. Our afternoon is dedicated to revealing the lush interiors of the Freemasons Grand Lodge in Covent Garden.  At the heart of this monumental Art Deco building is the astonishing Grand Temple with its beautiful mosaic ceilings, stained glass and elaborately carved doors.  After the guided tour therell be a short time to explore the library and museum of Masonry or wander out into Covent Garden to buy a cup of tea before the coach heads for home at 4.45pm

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Ideal Home Exhibition

Location: Olympia - London

Date: Sunday 1st April 2018

Price: £32 Per Person

Whether you have a substantial project or want to add those finishing touches that make a house a home; the UKs biggest event is packed to the brim with ideas, advice and products. With seven dedicated areas catering to every need and taste, this is the only place to visit when making your home ideal. From Interiors to Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, and Fashion & Beauty to Gardens and Shopping; the sections give you more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus see exclusive show offers, new product launches and items you wont find on the high street. Looking for top tips? Join famous faces, chefs and experts as they share their knowledge and skills through thousands of demonstrations and workshops. For even more inspiration, dont miss spectacular features including fully built Show Homes and Gardens, inspirational room sets, the relaxing restaurant and Champagne bar, as well as many interactive theatres

 

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Camden Market

Location: Camden Lock

Date: Sunday 8th April 2018

Price: £16 per person

Camden Lock Market, by the canal, was the original craft market, established in 1974, but now has a much wider spectrum of goods on sale. Both this and the ever popular Camden Stables Market – centre of the alternative fashion scene, Camden (Buck Street) Market and Inverness Street Market – which thrived on local trade long before tourists discovered Camden. It is at the weekend that the market scene jumps fully into life with all stalls and shops at the above-mentioned markets fully trading and the lively Camden Canal Market opening Friday to Sunday. The indoor fashion market at the Electric Ballroom opens on Sunday only. There is always something happening in the centre of Camden Town. Multitudes of shops and restaurants spill out on to the busy Main Streets. Days in Camden start slow and easy – shops and stalls open around 10am usually until 6pm, although some traders do stay open later. A walk along the pretty canal towpath from Regents Park will also take you into the middle of the markets

Coach will depart Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Coronations and Celebrations

Location: London

Date: Wednesday 11th April 2018

Price: £52 Adults - £49 Seniors

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers. Poets, priests, heroes and villains. Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, has seen the weddings of sixteen Kings & Queens, is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs and contains memorials to some of our greatest citizens. Groups can only visit the Abbey with a Blue Badge Guide so make it a top notch City & Village Tours Blue Badge guide. All of our London guides have studied in depth for the very exacting Westminster Abbey exams. Arrive at 10.30am for time to buy morning refreshments. This is a day to do full justice to the Abbey with the guide and a period of free time to explore two other unique and important institutions within eyesight of the Abbey. Our Abbey tour will take you from the Shrine of Edward the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior to Poets Corner and the sublimely beautiful fan vaulted ceiling of the Henry VIII chapel where the banners of the Knights and Dames Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath hang. See how the mediaeval architects created a theatre for coronations and discover some of the Abbeys most curious secrets. For the other half of your day youll be free to visit St Margarets Westminster established by the Benedictine Monks alongside their Abbey to look after the spiritual needs of the people. Today it serves as the Parish Church of Parliament. Opposite the Abbey is the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land set up to replace the Law Lords and much in the news of late with the Brexit appeals. You could even lobby your MP! You certainly arent going to be short of things to do. There will be time at the end of the afternoon to buy refreshments before making tracks for home at 4.15pm comfortably ahead of the rush hour

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Highgate – The Mourning Tour

Location: Highgate

Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018

Price: £49 per person (Including two course lunch at Cafe Rouge)

The cemetery in its original form – the northwestern wooded area – opened in 1839, as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, now known as the Magnificent Seven, around the outside of central London. The inner-city cemeteries, mostly the graveyards attached to individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead. In this fascinating and engaging 90-minute guided tour around the famous Highgate Cemetery, you will see graves of many famous people in the West Wing, including director Jane Arden, painter Lucian Freud, Charles Dickens wife, parents and younger brother and the printer and publisher of the London Standard Newspaper (1879-1890), George Samuel Bentley. You will then have free time to wander the East Wing, where there are the graves of philosopher and sociologist Karl Marx, author Douglas Adams, presenter Jeremy Beadle and artist Patrick Caulfield. Find out about the architecture of the tombs, the Victorian attitude to death, and see the Egyptian Avenue and Circle of Lebanon. The Egyptian Avenue is flanked by massive obelisks, and is lined with tombs. See the ancient cedar tree in the heart of the Circle of Lebanon, and admire the Egyptian style tombs which date back to the 1830s. The tombs and Chapels are breath-taking and will truly blow you away. Hidden in the trees, you will find secret paths as you admire the historical graves, wrapped in ivy as nature takes a hold of them. Another thing you must see in the cemetery is the Chapel, built in 1839, which is still used to funerals, meetings and concerts. Please note, there are two flights of stairs on the normal route. If you have access requirements, please be sure to let us know in advance

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Smugglers and Strawberry Jam

Location: Essex

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018

Price: £49 Per Person

Our tour with morning refreshments (included) at the Abberton reservoir visitor centre run by the Essex Wildlife Trust and opened a couple of years ago by Sir David Attenborough. This is where the Dam Busters made their practice runs. This morning our Blue Badge guide will trace the story of smuggling in and around the creeks of Essex stopping for free time to buy lunch in Maldon. In the afternoon enjoy the brand new tractor trailer tour out into the fruit fields at the Tiptree Jam Factory. As well as seeing the vast variety of fruits grown in the traditional way we go inside one of the new state of art greenhouses with automatic misting machines and the famous Little Scarlet strawberries grown at table height to prevent the pickers from getting sore back! Its a typical innovation for the Wilkins & Son’s company which is the John Lewis of the jam world – part owned by its employees. Finish the day off with a Tiptree afternoon tea, half a sandwich, a scone with jam and cream and lashings of tea.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Newmarket National Stud (With Buffet Lunch)

Location: Newmarket National Stud

Date: Thursday 26th April 2018

Price: £49 Per Person

 Experience a Tour of the National Stud, a working thoroughbred stud farm and learn the history and purpose of the farm plus the opportunity to see some foals and yearlings as they are prepared. Most tours include visits to the Foaling Unit and nursery paddocks in the early spring, where you may see new-born foals; the superb Stallion Unit, with the opportunity to see the stallions in their paddocks or going about their daily work, as well as visiting various yards and paddocks where you can watch the mares and foals grazing and enjoying the sunshine. The National Heritage Centre is situated in Charles IIs sporting palace and stables and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. Newmarket Heritage centre offers complementary attractions; a National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses and learn what they do after racing, in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorse

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call Enid on 01462 851397

London Museum of Water & Steam

Location: London

Date: Saturday 28th April 2018

Price: Coming soon

This tour is to the home of the largest collection of working water pumping engines in the world.

This is a truly unique site, telling the story of how clean water, pumped and filtered at Kew Bridge, helped to make London the City it is today.

After a sandwich lunch, there is a 2-3 minute walk to the Musical Museum.

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Chichester Cathedrals Spectacular Flower Event

Location: Chichester

Date: Friday 1st June 2018

Price: £29 per person

Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected to attend the 2018 Festival of Flowers.  This biennial event is organised by Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust and welcomes visitors from all over the world who come to experience what has been called the ‘gold standard’ of Flower Festivals. This majestic nine hundred year-old Cathedral will be transformed with over eighty stunning arrangements all following the theme of the Festival’s title: ‘This Earthly Paradise’.  Emma Bridgewater, British Designer and Business Woman, whose distinctive ceramics have a world-wide following is the Patron of the 2018 Festival of Flowers.  There will be a stunning display, with over 80 arrangements celebrating many aspects of the history of horticulture, such as the early plant hunters and explorers through to contemporary conservation. This exciting Festival takes place both inside and outside the Cathedral, where visitors can wander through the entire Cathedral grounds enjoying a programme of music as they go.  The Festival Market includes a large number of stalls selling a vast range of plants and craft items, not to mention some quirky and unique gifts.  Delicious refreshments and places to relax can be found in the Cafe des Fleurs, the Cloisters Cafe and the Tea Bar in the Festival Fair. 

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Royal Ascot – Ladies Day

Location: Royal Ascot

Date: Thursday 21st June 2018

Price: £56 per person

The five-day meeting begins each day with the Royal Procession – the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus, which parade along the track in front of the race- goers. The Royal Procession dates back to the 1820s and the reign of King George IV, at which time it was referred to as the Royal Parade or Royal Drive. The Royal Enclosure is at the heart of Royal Ascot. Entry to the enclosure is by sponsorship from an existing member who has attended in four previous years. Within this area, gentlemen are required to wear morning dress with a top hat and ladies must wear formal day wear. The origin of this tradition can be traced back to around the time of the running of Ascots most famous race, The Gold Cup, which was inaugurated in 1807 and remains to this day the most important long distance horse race on the flat anywhere in the world. Price includes coach and Windsor Enclosure admission

Coach departs Stevenage at 0800

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Wisbech Rose Fair

Location: Wisbech

Date: Thursday 5th July 2018

Price: £17 per person

The Norman church of St Peter & St Paul is the main attraction for the annual Wisbech Rose Fair, one of the finest flower festivals in England. Rose Fair is also surrounded by a wide variety of stalls selling local produce and cakes, plants and flowers, crafts, gifts and bric-a-brac – and lots more! The church is within a few yards of the historic centre of Wisbech with its shops and a bustling market

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

Location: Hampton Court Palace

Date: Sunday 8th July 2018 (Last Day)

Price: £51 per person

The Show is run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Hampton Court Palace in southwest London. The show features show gardens, floral marquees and pavilions, talks and demonstrations. Erected on the north and south sides of the Long Water in Hampton Court Park, it is the second major national show after the Chelsea Flower Show but has a different character, focusing more on environmental issues, growing your own food and vegetables and cookery, while also offering opportunities to buy gardening accessories, plants and flowers.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0800

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Wisbech Rose Fair (Festival Day)

Location: Wisbech

Date: Saturday 7th July 2018

Price: £17 per person

The Norman church of St Peter & St Paul is the main attraction for the annual Wisbech Rose Fair, one of the finest flower festivals in England. Rose Fair is also surrounded by a wide variety of stalls selling local produce and cakes, plants and flowers, crafts, gifts and bric-a-brac – and lots more! The church is within a few yards of the historic centre of Wisbech with its shops and a bustling market.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0800

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

Bookings & Details: Call - Phillip on 01438 222419 - 9am - 9pm

Sandringham Flower Show

Location: Sandringham

Date: Wednesday 25th July 2018

Price: £32 Per Person

One of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England. Now in its 137th year, it is much more than just a Flower Show. It is a unique event offering not only the best in horticulture but also an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment. Set in the magnificent surroundings of Sandringham Park, House and Church as a backdrop.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0800

Pick up points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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