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.

All Day Trips are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Organiser

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

The Creative Craft Show – NEC Birmingham

Location: NEC Birmingham

Date: Sunday 18th March

Price: £32 Per Person

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A haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! Youll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick up points available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Beefeater Gin Tour

Location: London

Date: Tuesday 27th March 2018

Price: £49 Per Person

Gin Lane – the social history of gin and its impact on the population of London. In the morning we weave in and out of the streets of Londons rookeries making our way through the old fields that once separated Westminster and the City of London. From St Giles in the Fields where the plague of 1665 broke out and William Hogarth set his famous depiction of the evils and horrors Gin Lane via Tin Pan Alley, Seven Dials and the Charing Cross book sellers district to St Martins in the Fields where we break for free time for lunch. Visit the splendid crypt cafe or choose a local cafe or pub or bring a packed lunch and sit with the lions in Trafalgar Square. There will be time to drop into the National Portrait Gallery or the National Gallery. The afternoon is a tour and visit to the exhibition of Londons oldest gin distillery – Beefeater Gin in Kennington near Vauxhall. You might be interested to know that the afternoon draws to a conclusion with a gin and tonic! Non drinkers are offered a soft drink and a Beefeater miniature to take home. Morning refreshments and lunch are not included in our price, we head home from London at 4.45pm.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Old Peculiars

Location: Windsor

Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018

Price: £52 per person

This is a super little day off the beaten track in the Windsor, Runnymede and Heathrow area! Yes Heathrow! Really! Read on to discover more. Come and meet the Blue Badge Guide for time to buy morning refreshments in the cafe at the Queen’s very own Windsor Farm Shop. Queen Elizabeth II had a wartime allotment in Windsor Great Park and is still a tenant farmer here. The Farm Shop is the brainchild of Prince Philip. From Balmoral comes Highland cattle, venison and game. Sandringham supplies more game and eight types of apple. The luscious pats of butter, pots of yellow cream and pints of Jersey milk come straight from the Windsor Royal Dairy. Ham and bacon is cured on the premises and sausages are made in front of the customers. The Queen’s forebears might have approved: George III laid out two model farms at Windsor in 1790, while Prince Albert established the Royal Dairy in 1858. While royal produce forms the bones of the business, the shop also stocks local products – presented in impressively classy. You’ll have time to take it all in – no purchase necessary but we bet you won’t be able to resist a treat or two with the royal crest! Next, raised high in the coach, we enjoy a drive through the Royal Landscape, passing through Runnymede Meadow where we catch sight of the bronze Magna Carta thrones and on to a most extraordinary village. Bordering Heathrow Airport, but not under the flight path, the Domesday village of Harmondsworth with its traditional old pub, village green, Manor Farm and 12th century church is an absolute picture postcard. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s been moved stone by stone from the rural shires and rebuilt next to the airport for visitors who don’t have time to go too far to see the real England.  We stop at the pub on the village green for a buffet lunch. You can choose and pay for any bar drinks, hot drinks or desserts as required on the day. The old church is opposite the pub. Stanley the church warden will open up for us to take a look – in the churchyard you’ll find Rochard Cox of Orange Pippin fame. Blessed by some of the richest soil in the country this sleepy village has Britain’s largest tithe barn. The largest timber framed building in England this is John Betjeman Cathedral of Middlesex. Usually only open for just a few days each year we have exclusive access for your visit. It’s been described as one of the greatest medieval buildings in Britain, built by the same skilled carpenters who worked on our magnificent medieval cathedrals. It’s breath takingly beautiful – a really unusual visit – and it’s all threatened by the Third Runway so see it while you still can. The barn is soon going to acquire a new fame as it’s a location in a Hollywood block buster about Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots out in 2018. Time for a cup of tea with biscuits (included) back at the pub before making tracks for home at 4.45pm

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

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

Windsor Castle with Afternoon Tea

Location: Windsor

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018

Price: £58 Per Person

The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle’s dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people. The magnificent State Apartments are furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. . In 1992 fire destroyed or damaged more than 100 rooms at the Castle. By good fortune the rooms worst affected were empty at the time, and as a result, few of the Castle’s artistic treasures were destroyed.  The highly acclaimed restoration work, completed in 1997, is a testament to the extraordinary skills of some of the finest craftsmen in Europe. Among the highlights of a visit to Windsor is Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the most famous dolls’ house in the world.  It took three years to complete and involved 1,500 craftsmen, artists and authors.  The house has electric lighting, hot and cold running water, and even flushing lavatories. To finish the day we have Afternoon Tea at the Sir Christopher Wren, A 4-star riverside hotel comprised of several characterful buildings clustered around a historic cobbled street by Eton Bridge. 

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth & Hitchin

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

View from the Shard and Lunchtime Cruise

Location: The Shard

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Price: £69 per person

As the capital’s leading cruise experience, Bateaux London takes you on a journey through London from the Thames, the heart of the city, showcasing the major sights from a special angle. This trip offers a three course lunch, all of the dishes are prepared and cooked freshly on board and reflects seasonal British produce. The View from the Shard is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed kaleidoscopic lifts, youll swiftly reach Level 68 – a cloudscape above the world. Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, youll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0930

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth & Hitchin

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

Stow Maries Aerodrome – D Day Diva’s

Location: Stow Maries Aerodrome

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018

Price: £52 per person

To mark the Centenary of World War 1 ending, celebrate all things British with the D-Day Divas plus a Guided Tour of the Aerodrome and aircraft hangars and Afternoon Tea in the Mess Hall. Be transported back in time by the D-Day Divas who will perform classic songs such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and White Cliffs of Dover to match the 1940’s theme of this day out. Be prepared for a feast when your War-style afternoon tea is served in the beautiful Mess Hall itself, which is decorated with Union Jack flags and bunting. Tuck into a variety of sandwiches, sausages rolls and cake, which is served with tea or coffee, as you are swept away by the D-Day Divas.

Coach departs Stevenage at 1000

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Brighton Day Trip

Location: Brighton

Date: Sunday 20th May 2018

Price: £19 per person

From iconic tourist attractions to beachfront cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for every walk of life. A great place to visit is the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1822 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles.  The Pavilion houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. The Royal Pavilion Tearoom, with its fabulous balcony, overlooks the Pavilion gardens, has also been returned to its original Regency splendour. If you’re looking to put a creative edge into your shopping, Brighton Lanes offer a shopper’s paradise of independent shops and boutiques. Once the heart of the fishing town Brighton Lanes’ historic quarter is a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways, offering an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops nestling alongside specialist contemporary and designer boutique fashion.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0800

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Southend On Sea

Location: Southend On Sea

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018

Price: Adult £16 - Children £10

Seven miles of beaches, longest Leisure Pier, Fun Park, Casino, Amusement Arcades, Sea Life Centre and Shopping Centre.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Call the Midwife Tour – Chatham

Location: Chatham

Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018

Price: £59 Per Person

Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife‘ regularly captures the hearts of over 10 million TV viewers who tune in to watch the much loved programme.  However, little do those viewers know that The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been the backdrop for many of the show’s most iconic scenes. We are very pleased to offer this new tour which will be re-worked and overseen by the shows producers. It will feature material from the latest series, as well as props, costumes, set and of course a costumed Midwife! Following your tour, enjoy a fish and chip lunch served with tea or coffee with cheesecake for dessert.

Coach departs from Stevenage at 0830

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth & Hitchin

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

Bentley Priory Museum

Location: Bentley Priory Museum

Date: Thursday 7th June 2018

Price: £46 Per Person

Being met by your in-house guide you can listen to the fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II listed country house during your guided tour, focusing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. Explore the important stories of  The One‘- Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, The Few who took to the air to defend our skies and The Many without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible and discover how technology, leadership and courage forged victory allowing Britains darkest hour to also be her Finest Hour. Following your tour, sit down and relax before being served a lovely afternoon tea.

Coach departs from Stevenage at 1045

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Bury St Edmunds

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Price: £52 per person

Start your day with morning refreshments, followed by a guided tour of the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country. This brilliant tour, with in-house guides, precedes a delicious two-course lunch served with tea and coffee, the perfect way to begin an afternoon of exploration in the beautiful market town of Bury St Edmunds. Maybe a visit to Abbey Gardens the award-winning 14-acre park is on the site of a former Benedictine Abbey, once a power house of medieval England. Internationally renowned for its colourful and attractive displays and the heritage of its backdrop make the gardens a very special place to visit and visitors come from all over the world to see it. Today, approximately 20,000 plants are bedded out in the spring for the summer display plus 12,000 plants and 20,000 bulbs in the autumn for the spring display. As well as taking time to visit some of the wonderful boutique shops and market stalls.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0830

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Cotswolds Day Trip

Location: Day out in the Cotswolds

Date: Thursday 14th June 2018

Price: £54 per person

The Cotswold Farm Park is home to sandy haired TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson. The first of its kind in the world the Farm Park was set up by his father in 1971 to promote rare breeds. We combine our visit with a coach tour of the Cotswolds starting with morning coffee and Lardy Cake (included in the tour fee) at Burford, and stopping for lunch off the beaten track in a gem of a town. We start here at 10.30am with coffee and a local specialty the deliciously naughty Burford Lardy Cake. See the ancient packhorse bridge, hear all about the Burford Golden Dragon and discover why the superstitious villagers of olden days would fill the river with buckets during droughts! Then by coach off the beaten track through little hamlets and villages nestling in gorgeous countryside. There’s so much to see and so much youd miss without our entertaining and knowledgeable Blue Badge Tour Guide. At Northleach, tucked away from the main tourist routes between gently rolling hills at a great Roman crossroads, we discover the Cathedral of the Cotswolds. The stone porch is possibly the most lovely in all England and the giant east window which floods the church with light is glorious. We stay here for free time to buy lunch and time to explore interesting alleys full of ancient houses that radiate from the old market square. After lunch we sweep across the top of the Cotswold escarpment to Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park. Theres always a lot happening in the all-weather display barns here and the school kids have come and gone in the morning! Seasonal demonstrations include milking, lamb bottle-feeding and sheep shearing and there are twenty-minute tractor safaris to see the wonderful views as filmed for BBC television. At the end of the afternoon well be welcomed into the marquee for an entertaining short talk about the farm and the rare breeds including a question and answer session over a cup of tea (included) before heading for home by 4.45/5.00pm.

Coach departs from Stevenage at 0800

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth & 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

Ely Cathedral Flower Show

Location: Ely

Date: Friday 22nd June

Price: £29 per person

Returning this year and promises to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia. Attractions include eye-catching displays, musical recitals, floral demonstrations and a gift and craft marquee. The Festival’s Creative Director is Chelsea gold medal winner, Roger Woolnough. Roger was part of the design team for Westminster Abbey’s Festival of Flowers and was the mastermind behind Ely Cathedral’s highly acclaimed 2013 Flower Festival. Throughout the event, Ely’s 14th century Lady Chapel will host a programme of musical performances. Visitors to the Festival can also enjoy floral demonstrations by professional arrangers as well as an opportunity for shopping in the Gift and Craft Marquee located in the Cathedral grounds.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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

Hever Castle

Location: Hever Castle

Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Price: £36 Per Person

 Experience the quintessential English Rose Garden at the height of its summer beauty with guided tours of the award-winning Gardens and a floristry workshop with Hevers florist. Many of the Castle rooms will be filled with stunning floral arrangements created by our florist and garden team. Spanning more than 700 years, the history of Hever Castle is rich and varied. The original medieval defensive castle, with its gatehouse and walled bailey, was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries it was the home of one of the most powerful families in the country, the Boleyns, who added the Tudor dwelling within the walls. The Castle was to become the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, who became Queen of England for just 1,000 days. It was Henrys love for Anne and her insistence that she became his wife rather than his mistress that led to the King renouncing Catholicism and creating the Church of England.

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth & 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

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

Frogmore House

Location: £39 Per Person

Date: Saturday 4th August 2018

Price: £39 per person

 Set amidst the extensive Home Park of Windsor Castle, Frogmore House is surrounded by fine and picturesque gardens. The house dates from the 1680s and was purchased for Queen Charlotte in 1792.  Here the Queen was able to indulge her love of botany and laid out the garden with many rare and unusual plants. At one time the house was the home of Queen Victorias mother, the Duchess of Kent. After her death, her son-in-law, Prince Albert, commissioned the building of an elegant mausoleum to hold her remains.  Queen Victoria was particularly fond of Frogmore’s peaceful ambience and it became her favourite retreat. The Savill Garden is a true wonder. Its a garden for all seasons and a place of beauty and colour that’s loved by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. Visitors can journey through 35 acres of interconnecting gardens and exotic woodland. Every garden has its own unique attraction, featuring a distinctive group of plants that introduce a fresh burst of vibrant colour throughout the seasons. The Rose Garden, opened by H.M. the Queen in 2010, is a magnificent addition. Designed by Andrew Wilson, visitors can wander the swirls of rose beds and enjoy the perfume at its best from a walkway that rises into the centre of the Rose Garden

Coach departs Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points available from Baldock, Letchworth & Hitchin

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

Thames Barge Cruise from Maldon

Location: Maldon

Date: Sunday 12th August 2018

Price: £50 Per Person

This trip offers coach travel and a two hour sail on a Thames Barge with Cream Tea. These fine old ships, with their distinctive red ochre sails, evoke an era long since past. Once the East Coasts traditional cargo vessel  at the turn of the century the Thames Sailing Barge fleet numbered over 2,000 – today only a handful of traditional Barges survive. Maldon is a tidal town at the top of the Blackwater river and is home to many of the remaining barge fleet. The popular Two Island sail takes you from Maldon Quay, past the bird sanctuary of Northey Island, past Heybridge Basin and to the privately owned Osea Island, before heading back to the Quay.

Coach departs Stevenage at 1000

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

 

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

Houses of Parliament

Location: Houses of Parliament

Date: Saturday 18th August 2018

Price: £26 Per Person

Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the Queens procession at the State Opening of Parliament, view Pugins magnificent gilded throne canopy in the Lords Chamber and stand amongst the famous green benches in the Commons Chamber. Audio  tours include the route taken by the Queen at State Opening of Parliament; from the Queens Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and into the majestic Lords Chamber. Tours then move on through Central Lobby, Members Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates. Passing through St Stephens Hall, tours end in 900 year old Westminster Hall where Guy Fawkes was tried and where Nelson Mandela addressed Parliament in more recent years. During summer 2018, a major exhibition, Voice & Vote: Womens Place in Parliament, will be staged in Westminster Hall. Featuring a range of amazing interactive features, the exhibition will cover the campaign for votes for women and the representation of women in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Coach departs from Stevenage at 0900

Pick Up Points also available from Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin

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