Day Trips

We operate one of the most comprehensive and varied programme of day trips by coach from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire every year with prices to suit all pockets. 

You can find details of our great range of day’s out by coach by scrolling down this page.

Whether you a seeking a day trip to the seaside, a trip to some of the best Christmas Markets or simply a day out to some of the most well known attractions or events in the area, you will find it here.

We are a family owned and family run business who have been providing passenger transport services to our local community for nearly 30 years. Our fleet of over 30 coaches are maintained to the highest standards and our drivers are renowned for their friendliness and excellent driving skills.

We work closely with many of the popular Group Organisers in the area to ensure that you have the most varied selection of day trips available.

Many of our trips have the services of an experienced Blue Badge Tour Guide to ensure that you miss nothing during your day out.

All of our trips pick up from Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Arlesey and Shefford.

In addition –

For Trips travelling South, we can pick up from Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

For Trips travelling North, we can pick up from Royston, Biggleswade, Sandy and St Neots.

To make a booking

If you scroll down the page, you can view all of our Day Trips currently available.

Why not join our Facebook Group, where you can be one of the first to see our latest trips. You can also take exclusive advantage of our promotions, special offers or enter our competitions to win free tickets.

COVID-19

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY – You can rest assured that we are COVID-19 Secure for your peace of mind and you can find our Safety Procedure for Day Trips here –

https://www.landmarkhire.com/wp-content/uploads/Landmark-Safe-Travel-Guidance-V4.pdf

We plan to operate our full day trip programme from the 17th of May 2021, subject to any restrictions which may be required by the Government or by venue operators. To ensure your safety – All of our vehicles are disinfected, sanitised and deep cleaned before every trip, which includes anti-viral fogging. Our depot is COVID-SECURE and we have social distancing measures in place. Our driving staff receive two COVID-19 Rapid Tests every week as well as regular temperature checks.

We are pleased to have been accredited by Visit England as “Good to GO”.

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a Risk Assessment and a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Our Safety procedures have also been accredited by The World Travel & Tourism Council.

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2021 Day Trips and Excursions

We know that after experiencing the lockdown in 2020, everyone will be looking forward to getting out and about and enjoying what Great Britain has to offer this year.

It’s nice to be able to plan ahead, and we have put together what we think is a great programme of day trips for 2021.  Keep watching this live page as we add more and more exciting and fun trips for you to enjoy.

From trips to the great British Seaside, visits to London, fantastic shopping locations  and out and about to some lovely attractions, we have included something for everyone this year.

Book your seats now and support British Tourism.

Spring 2021 is coming ……

Winter is behind us and it’s time to start thinking of enjoying some Spring Days Out.

We have put together some fun days out for you.

29th May – Southend on Sea – Adult £17 – Child £12

6th Jun – Great Yarmouth – Adult £18 – Child £12 – This Trip is Now SOLD OUT

8th Jun – The Cotswolds Tour – Adult £20 – Child £12 – This Trip is Now SOLD OUT

10th Jun – Lichfield & The National Memorial ArboretumStevenage Travel Group – £49 Per Person

11th Jun – Windsor Castle & CruiseStevenage Travel Group – £49 Per Person

12th Jun – Crews Hill Garden Centres – Adult £14 – Child £12

13th Jun – Clacton on Sea – Adult £18 – Child £12

13th Jun – Walton on the Naze – Adult £18 – Child £12

16th Jun – Barton Mill Shopping (Half Day Trip) – £12 Per Person

17th Jun – Royal Ascot Ladies DayStevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

17th Jun – Ely on Market Day – Adult £17 – Child £12

19th Jun – Portabello Market – Adult £18 – Child £12

For your safety – All of our coaches are disinfected and sanitised before your trip, all of our drivers follow strict Health & Safety guidelines, we have social distancing measures in place and hand sanitiser on-board your coach for your personal use.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard your Luxury Coach.

Scroll down to see where we are going and spend a Spring Day with us.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Trooping the Colour on the Queens Birthday

Location: Central London

Date: Saturday 5th June 2021

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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The custom of Trooping the Colour dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th. Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment. In London, the Foot Guards used to do this as part of their daily Guard Mounting on Horse Guards and the ceremonial of the modern Trooping the Colour parade is along similar lines. The first traceable mention of The Sovereign’s Birthday being ‘kept’ by the Grenadier Guards is in 1748 and again, after George III became King in 1760, it was ordered that parades should mark the King’s Birthday. From the accession of George IV they became, with a few exceptions and notably the two World Wars, an annual event.

This impressive display of pageantry is now held on the occasion of the Queen’s Official Birthday. It takes place in June each year to celebrate the official Birthday of the Sovereign and is carried out by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with the Queen herself attending and taking the salute.

Since 1987, The Queen has attended in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped. The regiments take their turn for this honour in rotation as operational commitments permit.

Over 1000 officers and men are on parade, together with two hundred horses; over two hundred musicians from six bands and corps of drums march and play as one. Some 113 words of command are given by the Officer in Command of the Parade.

The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows approximately 4 to 4.5 hours in London

We regret that this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.  You can now look forward to the Trooping of the Colour when it returns in 2022.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Great Yarmouth Seaside Special

Location: Great Yarmouth

Date: Sunday 6th June 2021

Price: Adults £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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There is something for everyone at Great Yarmouth.

Enjoy spending some time strolling along the Golden Mile and visit the Pleasure Beach, Sealife Centre, Joyland or play a round or two of Crazy Golf.  If it’s raining, there is always the Holywood Crazy Golf which is housed inside a nostalgic old Theatre.  Visit the shops, the World in Miniature or simply relax on the miles of Golden Sand.

You can even take a ride in a Horse Drawn Landau along the front and the kids can enjoy a traditional donkey ride on the beach.

Why not enjoy a walk through the recently restored Venetian Waterways or take a boat out on the boating lake.

You may decide to take a trip out to the Scroby Sands to view the Seals in their natural habitat.

Watch how rock is made or try some Yarmouth Bloaters.

Plenty of places along the front to eat and drink and so much to see and do in Great Yarmouth for the whole family.

Fun Day Out for all.

Coach Departures from Shefford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & Royston.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

YOU MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING LINKS USEFUL WHEN PLANNING YOUR DAY  

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach – https://www.pleasure-beach.co.uk/

Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre – https://www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth/

Great Yarmouth Hippodrome – https://www.hippodromecircus.co.uk/

Britannia Pier – http://www.britannia-pier.co.uk/

Joyland – http://www.joyland.org.uk/

Venetian Waterways – https://venetianwaterways.wordpress.com/

This Trip is Now FULLY BOOKED

Our next day trips to Great Yarmouth are available on Saturday the 8th August 2021 or Thursday the 26th August 2021.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

A Day in the Cotswolds – (Moreton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water)

Location: The Cotswolds

Date: Tuesday 8th June 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

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New for 2021

Combine some Shopping with Sightseeing

We visit Moreton in Marsh on Market Day.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the northern Cotswolds situated on the Fosse Way and now served by the main line railway from London Paddington.   It grew up in the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes.   There is still is a busy Tuesday market with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors

Moreton has been a traveller’s town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853.   There are several pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops, and restaurants  in the immediate vicinity.

The high street has many elegant eighteenth-century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall

After your visit to Moreton in Marsh, we take a leisurely drive through Stow on the Wold, giving you the chance to see much of the famous Cotswolds character, before stopping at Bourton on the Water for afternoon tea (Not included).

This popular village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because of the attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing clear water of the River Windrush, which runs through the centre of the village.   Bourton has a charm all of its own at any time of the year.

We head for home at 4.30 pm.

Local Pick up points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip is not a Guided Tour

This Trip is Now FULLY BOOKED

Our Next Day Trip to The Cotswolds is available on Tuesday the 3rd of August 2021

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Lichfield & The National Memorial Arboretum

Location: Lichfield

Date: Thursday 10th June 2021

Price: £49 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

A day to remember in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide which includes a visit to Lichfield, just north of Birmingham and The National Arboretum where we take a land train tour.

We begin in Lichfield at 10.30am with time to buy morning coffee before a gentle and flat walking tour of this ancient cathedral City.   We also visit the Erasmus Darwin House which gives a real flavour of this Georgian city.   We’ll stay in Lichfield for free time for lunch. where there is lots of choice and give you time to visit the beautiful Cathedral which offers free entry for individual visitors.

The afternoon is dedicated to the National Memorial Arboretum the UK’s year-round Centre of Remembrance that celebrates and honours the men and women who have served our nation. There are 300 memorials here – diverse in nature and rich in symbolism representing not only the armed forces but also the emergency services, charity groups and individuals.

It’s a big site -150 acres, so you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve included the 50 minute land train tour so that you can see a lot without walking too far.

There is a cafe back in the Remembrance Centre where you can buy tea.

A thought provoking day comes to a close when we start the drive home at 4.45pm with plenty to talk about.

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Land Train Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Windsor Castle & 40 Minute River Cruise

Location: Windsor

Date: Friday 11th June 2021

Price: Adult £50 - Seniors £48

Windsor Castle, the family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years.

The size of the Castle (5 hectares/13 acres) is breath taking, in fact it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it’s where Her Majesty The Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends.

Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. Take in the splendour of St George’s Chapel, the burial place of 10 monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England.  Be amazed at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls’ house in the world, created in the 1920s and filled with thousands of objects made by leading craftsmen, artists and designers of the time.

Our short river cruise goes upstream to Boveney Lock & returns with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse & the Brocas Meadows.

The view of the Castle from the river is undoubtedly the finest there is, making this trip excellent for those who are visiting Windsor for the first time

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

River Cruise

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Crews Hill Garden Centres

Location: Crews Hill

Date: Saturday 12th June 2021

Price: Adult £14 - Children £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Crews Hill is one of the largest concentrations of specialist garden centre’s, nurseries and aquatic centre’s in the UK.

Here you will find everything for your home and gardening needs, including a vast range of plants and shrubs, garden care and tools.

Plenty of places on hand to enjoy a cup of tea and something to eat.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows 4 hours for shopping.

 

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Clacton on Sea

Location: Clacton on Sea

Date: Sunday 13th June 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

Clacton has lovely sandy beaches, safe sea bathing, water sports, a Victorian pier with undercover amusements & fun fair, Pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Beside the miles of sandy beaches, there are beautifully restored themed gardens, bowling greens and two theatres

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Clacton

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Walton on the Naze

Location: Walton on the Naze

Date: Sunday 13th June 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

Walton is a traditional seaside town with many original features. It has a fascinating history, wonderful walks, nature reserves and the second longest pier in Britain and miles of golden sandy beaches.

The beach is a haven for sun worshippers, it is of lovely firm golden sand, and swimming is safe from the shore-line.

The pier is a must for all the family. It is equipped to provide everything for family fun including the time honoured past-time for Dad, fishing for Cod from the pier!

At the northern end of the town lies the sweeping area of grass and gorse that is known as the Naze, beneath which fossil rich cliffs tumble down to the shore.  Wildlife flourishes on the Naze which provides a sanctuary for migrating birds.  Many rare species can be seen such as Marsh Harriers, Teal and Twite.  In spring and autumn the Nature trail comes alive with butterflies, the Essex skipper and Painted lady being but two.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Walton on the Naze

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Barton Mill

Location: Barton Le Cley

Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021

Price: £12 Per Person

WEDNESDAY HALF DAY SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL

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The Olde Watermill at Barton Le Cley is one of Bedfordshires Best Kept secrets.  A small Shopping Village in and around the historic watermill.

There has been a Watermill on the site since 1086 as the Watermill is mentioned in the Domesday book and it is one of the oldest overshot Watermills in the country.

Over the last few years, it has been lovingly restored and is now home to over 20 unique and individual shops as well as the Mill House Restaurant, Tea Room & Cafe, an antique centre and The Miller’s Shopping Arcade

Enjoy some refreshments sitting by the lake and soak up the atmosphere.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach or Bus Travel

This Trip allows between 2 and 2.5 hours at Barton Mill

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Royal Ascot – Ladies Day

Location: Ascot

Date: Thursday 17th June 2021

Price: £59 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 Ascot’s 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 Travel and Windsor Enclosure admission

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Ely Cathedral and Market Day

Location: Ely

Date: Thursday 17th June 2021

Price: Adults £17 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Nestling under the big skies of the Fen countryside, in the shadow of its magnificent cathedral, Ely offers a wealth of attractions. As the second smallest city in England, it is compact enough to explore on foot, but large enough to fill a full day and more.

The first port of call for any visitor to Ely today will almost certainly be the Cathedral. This imposing structure towers across the fens for miles around. Dominating the skyline, it is one of England’s most beautiful and largest Cathedrals. Known locally as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ it is famous for its unique Octagon tower, which when lit can be seen for tens of miles.  The Cathedral is also home to the only national museum dedicated to Stained Glass. If it’s history you’re interested in then Ely Museum housed in the city’s old gaol, is an excellent place to start.

Ely’s most famous historical resident of Ely was of course Oliver Cromwell.  The Cromwell family lived in Ely for some 10 years and today you can visit their former house which has been recreated to demonstrate what 17th Century domestic life would have been like along with an exhibition on the civil war.  It also doubles as the Tourist Information Centre.

Ely has a beautiful waterside area, which is an attraction within itself, where you can explore the many cafes and restaurants or visit the art galleries.  Alternatively, simply take time out to relax and watch the river boats pass by.

The market has been at the heart of Ely community life for over 800 years.

The friendly weekly market is a fabulous shopping destination and an important community hub.    There’s everything you’d expect from a traditional market, plus a few surprises.   Each week you’ll find locally grown fruit and vegetables, flowers, household goods, artisan bread, cakes and more.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details).

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows for 4-5 hours in Ely

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Portobello Market & Notting Hill

Location: London

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Shop till you Drop

Cosmopolitan Notting Hill captivates visitors with its unique charm.

Portabello markets main attraction is the vibrant antiques section which is located near Notting Hill tube station;    The half mile of road contains 100’s of buzzing market stalls, shops and arcades.   You can expect to find a wonderful and wide array on antiques dating from BC to the 1960’s on offer including items such as glass and crystal, silver, books and many other collectibles.

The new goods section is more typical London market traders with stalls selling cheap socks, toys, batteries etc.

Around Westway you will find the area some call the “Fashion Market” which has second hand clothes stalls side by side with young new designers.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 and 4.5 hours in London.

Summer 2021 Has Arrived

Long Summer Day’s have arrived and we have some great day’s out by Coach lined up for the whole family to enjoy.

23rd Jun – The ShardStevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

26th Jun – Margate – Adult £20 – Child £12 – This Trip is NOW SOLD OUT

27th Jun – Brighton – Adult £20 – Child £12 – This Trip is NOW SOLD OUT

30th Jun – Sussex & The Prairie Garden – Stevenage Travel Group – £53 Per Person

28th Jul – Mystery Garden Centre (Half Day Trip)  – £12 Per Person

2nd Jul – Maritime Greenwich – Adult £18 – Child £12

2nd Jul – Imperial War Museum London – Adult £18 – Child £12

3rd Jul – Camden Market – Adult £18 – Child £12

4th Jul – Southwold – Adult £18 – Child £12

6th Jul – John Constables Stour Valley – Stevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

7th July – Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens & Street Market – Stevenage Travel Group – £20 Per Person

9th Jul – The Great Ship Burial – Stevenage Travel Group – £40 Per Person

10th Jul – Skegness – Adult £18 – Child £12 – This Trip is NOW SOLD OUT

10th Jul – Fantasy Island Theme Park & Market – Adult £18 – Child £12 – This Trip is NOW SOLD OUT

11th Jul – Thorpeness & Aldeburgh – Adult £25 – Child £15

11th Jul – Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Stevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

15th Jul – Ghosts of the Romney MarshStevenage Travel Group – £53 Per Person

17th Jul – Royal Windsor –  Adult £18 – Child £12

19th Jul – Shakespeares Stratford Upon AvonStevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

20th July – Melton Mowbray & Barnsdale Gardens – Stevenage Travel Group –  £32 Per Person

24th Jul – Hastings – Adult £20 – Child £12

25th Jul – Lakeside or Bluewater Shopping – Adult £19 – Child £12

27th Jul – London Museums – Adult £18 – Child £12

27th Jul – Harrods & Kensington Shopping Trip – Adult £18 – Child £12

28th Jul – The Old Kent Coast TourStevenage Travel Group – £53 Per Person

29th Jul – Southend On Sea – Adult £17 – Child £12

31st Jul – Bournmouth – Adult £20 – Child £12 – This Trip is now SOLD OUT

1st Aug – Margate – Adult £20 – Child £12

1st Aug – Broadstairs – Adult £20 – Child £12

1st Aug – Buckingham Palace State Rooms & Royal MewsStevenage Travel Group – £56 Per Person

2nd Aug – Woburn Safari – Adult £45 – Child £37

3rd Aug – Oxford Stories & The Secret VillageStevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

3rd Aug – Day in the Cotswolds – Adult £20 – Child £12

5th Aug – Walton On The Naze – Adult £18 – Child £12

7th Aug – Wells Next Sea – Adult £18 – Child £12

8th Aug – Great Yarmouth – Adult £18 – Child £12

8th Aug – Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Summer Circus & Water Show – Adult £44 – Child £30

8th AugBrooklands Museum – Stevenage Travel Group – £30 Per Person

10th Aug – Easton Walled Gardens and Boundary Mill – Adult £33 – Concessions £31

11th Aug – Royal Leamington Spa & Guide Dog Training Centre – Adult £24 – Child £16

12th Aug – Skegness – Adult £18 – Child £12

12th Aug – Fantasy Island Theme Park and Market – Adult £18 – Child £12

13th Aug – Historic Portsmouth & Gunwharf Shopping Centre – Adult £20 – Child £14

13th Aug – Southsea – Adult £20 – Child £14

14th Aug – Norwich on Market Day – Adult £18 – Child £12

15th Aug – Eastbourne Airshow – Adult £22 – Concessions £21 – Child £14

17th Aug – Redwings Horse Sanctuary – Adult £18 – Child £12

18th Aug – Milton Keynes Shopping – Adult £18 – Child £12

19th Aug – Hunstanton – Adult £18 – Child £12

22nd Aug – Southend on Sea – Adult £17 – Child £12

24th Aug – Natural History Museum Tring – Adult £15 – Child £10

25th Aug – Rye – Adult £22 – Child £14

26th Aug – Great Yarmouth – Adult £18 – Child £12

26th Aug – Great Yarmouth Hippodrome Summer Circus & Water Show – Adult £44 – Child £30

26th Aug – Clacton Airshow 2021 – Adult £18 – Child £12

28th Aug – Clacton Airshow 2021 – Adult £18 – Child £12

29th Aug – Maldon & Thames Sailing Barge Cruise – Stevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

30th Aug – Bourn Market – £13 Per Person

31st Aug – Wicksteed Park – Adult £18 – Child £12

2nd Sep – Vintage EssexStevenage Travel Group – £59 Per Person

4th Sep – Aldeburgh – Adult £18 – Child £12

7th Sep – Saffron Walden Market and  Braintree Shopping Outlet – Adult £18 – Child £12

11th Sep – Sheringham 1940’s Day – Adult £19 – Child £12

11th Sep – Cromer – Adult £19 – Child £12

12th Sep – RHS Wisley Garden ShowStevenage Travel Group – £35 Per Person

15th Sep – St Albans Market (Half Day trip) – £12 Per Person

16th Sep – Downton Abbey Country & Port Meadow Cruise – £58 Per Person

16th Sep – New Forest – Matinee ExplorerStevenage Travel Group – £54 Per Person

19th Sep – Felixtowe – Adult £18 – Child £12

For your safety – All of our coaches are disinfected and sanitised before your trip, all of our drivers follow strict Health & Safety guidelines, we have social distancing measures in place and hand sanitiser on-board your coach for your personal use.

Scroll down to see where we are going and spend a Summer Day with us.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

The Shard, The Bard, The Bishops and The Brothels

Location: London

Date: Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

This is a very entertaining and gentle walking tour on London’s Bankside with a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide using the latest crystal clear VOX headsets which we have combined with a visit to The View at The Shard.

We join our top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide for a rather special day out.

We meet our guide at 10.30am to buy morning refreshments in the famous Borough Farmers Market.   Southwark’s Bankside was the Soho of Elizabethan London.   Memories of a racy past echo in the cobbled riverside lanes.   A delicate rose window survives from the Palace where the Bishops lived cheek by jowl with the brothels and bear pits.   In a raucous neighbourhood, the sheer scale of the depravity would make a modern sybarite blush but there were rules and the really bad could end up in the infamous Clink.

We’ve added the simple to use, crystal clear, Vox Wireless Tour Guide system headsets to this new day trip.   This isn’t a taped commentary – it’s still a top notch Blue Badge Guide talking to you live.   You wear the lightweight, receiver on a lanyard and you’ll be given a set of disposable in-ear headphones similar to what you’d get on a plane.   For people who use hearing aids there are special over-the-ear head phones. The sound is crystal clear so you’ll never miss a word.

The afternoon is dedicated to The View From The Shard.   Experience breath taking views of London 800ft above the city.   Take in the 360 degree panoramic views of up to 40 miles. You’ll still have your Vox sets so you can enjoy snippets of commentary from one of the best tour guides in London wherever you are up at the top – you don’t have to huddle in a group to hear.

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour with VOX Headsets

Trip up The Shard

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Margate Seaside Special

Location: Margate

Date: Saturday 26th June 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION 

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From traditional holiday-town charm, a world-class art gallery, sandy beaches, a cool café culture and tempting retro shops.

Margate – ‘The Original Seaside’, is waiting to welcome you

Take a walk along the Harbour Arm for stylish spots to eat and drink, and watch the setting sun that inspired many of Turner’s artworks.

Dreamland, the great British seaside amusement experience with historic rides, classic side shows, and eateries offers an exciting calendar of festivals and events (admission charge may apply).

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Admission Charges may apply at Dreamland (Currently Entry is Free in 2020)

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Margate

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Brighton Seaside Special

Location: Brighton

Date: Sunday 27th June 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Concesssion £19 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

People have been travelling to Brighton for seaside getaways ever since the railway arrived in 1841. The pebbled beach, Brighton Pier, the amusement arcades and the Royal Pavilion are the main attractions.

You can visit the new British Airways 360 where you can take a trip 450 feet in the air. You could choose to visit the Sealife Centre or The Lanes for some shopping.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Brighton

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Sussex & The Prairie Garden

Location: Horsham

Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Price: £53 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

We visit the Upper Adur Valley in West Sussex – dotted with pretty villages and beautiful views.

In the afternoon we visit one of England’s most glorious gardens and round off a memorable day out with tea and home made cake.

We meet our guide near Horsham, at 10.30am to buy morning coffee. The River Adur flows from Henfield to the sea at Shoreham. The river was once busy with sea-going ships mooring at the inland ports of Bramber and Steyning. Our entertaining and scenic coach tour including Jonathan Creek’s windmill ends with free time for lunch in lovely Steyning. In the afternoon we’re off to the unique Sussex Prairie Garden – a joyful kingdom cradled by the rolling South Downs. Huge, dazzling beds are choc full with romantic clouds of boldly coloured perennials and tall plants form great swathes of colour. This joyful kingdom sits in an eight acre grassy field cradled by the rolling South Downs. Look up from inside this natural bowl and, above a ring of mature oaks, you can see an Iron Age Fort known as the Chanctonbury Ring. After an introduction with the owner you can wander through this wonderland. There’s local art on show in the cosy barn and a nursery full of tempting things. Tea and delicious home-made cake is included and you’ll be ready to head home at 4.45pm

Price Includes –

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Tea and Cake

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Wisbech Rose Fair

Location: Wisbech

Date: Thursday 1st July 2021

Price: £18 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.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Due to COVID-19 restrictions – This event has been cancelled.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Maritime Greenwich

Location: Greenwich

Date: Friday 2nd July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100028/21

New for 2021

Greenwich is a world heritage site on the River Thames and home to the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Naval College including the fabulous Painted Hall. Visits can be made to any of these attractions (entrance fees may apply) or time can be spent strolling through Greenwich Park, the compact shopping centre or Greenwich market.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

There are no admission charges to The National Maritime Museum.

This Trip allows between 4 and 4.5 hours in London.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Imperial War Museum – London

Location: London

Date: Friday 2nd July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100029/21

School Holiday Special

IWM London is the world’s leading museum of war.   Founded during the First World War, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict.

Displayed across six floors, the museum’s vast collections encompass a wealth of objects – from uniforms to photographs, vehicles to films, weapons to works of art – each with a story to tell.

Step into the world-famous atrium and experience the continuing influence of war on the world, from the First World War to present day in the award-winning galleries, all filled with the power to move, inspire and transform

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

There are no admission charges to The Imperial War Museum

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Camden Market Shopping Trip

Location: Camden Town

Date: Saturday 3rd July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Child £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100001/21

Shop Till you Drop

Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders and independent stores next to the Regents Canal in London. There are over 1000 places where you can shop at Londons largest Market.

More than 100,000 visitors head to Camden Town every weekend to enjoy this shopping experience.

Spend time visiting the four main markets –

Camden Lock Market

This is where the market began in the 1970’s  where the stalls clustered around the canal and locks – Once mainly a craft market it now has many stalls selling clothes, jewellery and unusual gifts.  There are both indoor and outdoor areas and some great food stalls next to the canal.

Camden Stables Market

Camden Stables has over 450 shops and stalls and it’s here that you will find those vintage clothes and accesssories as well as a great selection of food stalls from aound the World.

Camden Lock Village

Once you cross the Canal Bridge you will discover Camden Lock Village.  This market specialises in accessories, fashions and gifts.

Buck Street Market

This is the place where you can find those cheapo items.

Local Pick Up Points.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Southwold Seaside Special

Location: Southwold

Date: Sunday 4th July 2021

Price: Adults £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100068/21

Southwold is a charming North Suffolk Seaside Resort.

Southwold lies in the centre of an area of great natural beauty – a paradise for the walker, the naturalist and the birdwatcher. Situated on a hill that gently rises from the Blyth Valley, the town is virtually an island, being surrounded by the River Blyth to the south and Buss Creek to the north.  There is just one road in and out of Soutnwold

The quiet, understated elegance of its Georgian houses, its 100 foot Lighthouse towering above the Sole Bay Inn,  its pier (the first to be built in Britain since the 1950s) and cliff top promenade above the sandy beach, and of course its brightly coloured beach huts, all work together to create this atmosphere of a bygone age.

This is not a place for amusement arcades or Kiss me Quick Hats.

Every day you can see the Adnams Brewery Dray Horses plodding around the streets making deiveries and a visit to the Adnams shop will ensure that you can take something special home.

Spend some time visiting St Emunds Church which was completed in 1640.  Once inside, and immediately in front of you, is the wooden figure of Southwold Jack, who dates from the 15th Century and who for many years has struck his bell at the start of each service as well as welcoming brides on their wedding day.  When you next look at the Adnams Logo (a medieval foot soldier, holding a sword and ready to strike his bell), you will see Southwold Jack.

This is a relaxing day out for the whole family.

Coach departures from Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth & Baldock & Royston.

Price Includes –

Luxury Coach Travel

Our Trip allows for between 4-5 hours at Southwold.

 

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

John Constables Stour Valley

Location: Stour Valley

Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

John Constable was born, lived and painted in East Bergholt and his father owned nearby Flatford Mill. The garden at East Bergholt Place has been called the Cornish garden in Suffolk.

The tour fee includes morning coffee and lunch at a fine country pub and a top notch Blue Badge tour guide.

We meet the guide at 10.30am in East Bergholt, for morning refreshments. We’ll come back for lunch but first a short transfer to Flatford Mill. Of the wide meadows of the Stour Valley Constable said “I love every stile and stump, and every lane”.Flatford has changed little in 200 years ago – save for the lost elms.

Back in East Bergholt a roast Chicken or vegetarian nut roast lunch is served. Desserts can be purchased on the day. The garden and arboretum at East Bergholt Place enjoys a mild woodland microclimate. Laid out 100 years ago by a subscriber to the plant hunting expeditions of the Scottish Indiana Jones George Forrest, the 20 acre garden remains in the same family. Early Spring displays of snowdrops, magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias are followed by the fritillary and wild flower meadow.Come summer the rambling roses and hydrangeas come into their own. Through all seasons the unusual shrubs and topiary yew hedges are impressive and in Autumn the garden looks spectacular. There’s an excellent specialist plant centre in the Victorian walled garden and a cafe to buy a cuppa before making tracks for home at 4.45pm

Price includes –

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Lunch

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens & Street Market

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Date: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Price: £20 Per Person

The Abbey Gardens in the heart of Bury St Edmunds is the perfect spot for enjoying peace and quiet whilst watching the world go by.

The award-winning 14-acre park is on the site of a former Benedictine Abbey, the Abbey of St Edmund, once a power house of medieval England. Free to wander, there is much to explore here: abbey ruins, sculptures, hidden garden ‘rooms’ and many quiet nooks and shady corners to picnic, read a book or sit in contemplation. Its eye-catching displays has earnt its place as one of the region’s leading gardens to see and attracts an international audience.

There is a vibrant and bustling market in Bury St Edmunds with more than 60 stalls on Wednesdays. Not only is Bury St Edmunds one of the most successful traditional street markets in the country today, it also has one of the longest and most colourful histories. The market, held in the Buttermarket and Cornhill, dates back to before the days of William the Conqueror

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

The Great Ship Burial

Location: Sutton Hoo

Date: Friday 9th July 2021

Price: £40 Per Person

Sutton Hoo is England’s Valley of the Kings, and the Anglo-Saxon ship burial found in the King’s Mound is the richest burial ever found in northern Europe.

1,400 years ago, a king or great warrior of East Anglia was laid to rest in a 90ft ship, surrounded by his extraordinary treasures.

The discovery revolutionised our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon period and provided a lens through which to examine this fascinating era of history. The most likely candidate for the man who belonged to this grave is King Rædwald, a great King of East Anglia who won both renown, for his victory over the Kingdom of Northumbria, and criticism, for establishing an altar for Christ and an altar for the old gods side by side.

The 27 metre long Anglo-Saxon ship from Sutton Hoo no longer exists. It was made of oak and after 1,300 years in the acidic soil, it rotted away leaving only its ‘ghost’ imprinted in the sand. Although all physical trace has gone, perhaps the ship has sailed on into the next world, bearing its captain on new adventures.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Skegness Seaside Special

Location: Skegness

Date: Saturday 10th July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100021/21

Enjoy a traditional Day by the Sea

Skegness is a seaside resort that’s small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere but large enough to provide hours of entertainment for young and old alike.

Here, the children can enjoy a donkey ride as you spend some time on the beach, you can visit the funfair or the aqaurium, which is a brand new family attraction based on the story and characters from Treasure Island.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Skegness

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Fantasy Island Theme Park & Market

Location: Ingoldmells

Date: Saturday 10th July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100022/21

Family Fun Day

Located in Ingoldmells on the sunny east coast of Lincolnshire close to Skegness and close to the beach.

Fantasy Island is the ultimate destination for all of the family.  With extreme rides and roller coasters that will test the bravest of thrillseekers nerves to the great range of rides suitable for the whole family.  There are also lots for the little ones to enjoy including rides, a soft play area and live character shows.

Whats more – Fantasy Island is home to Europe’s largest seven day market, where you can find everything from gifts, toys, gardening tools to clothing and much more.

There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars across the park to take a well earned break.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to Fantasy Island and the market is Free.

You can purchase all day wristbands or pay as you ride at the park.

Our Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Fantasy Island.

More details on Fantasy Island

https://www.fantasyislandresort.co.uk/

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Thorpeness & Aldeburgh

Location: Thorpeness & Aldeburgh

Date: Sunday 11th July 2021

Price: Adult £25 - Child £15

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100078/21

We will be visiting two lovely locations today.

First we travel to

THORPENESS

Thorpeness was created by the Scottish playwright Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie during the Edwardian period. Ogilvie decided to create Thorpeness as a private place to stay for his friends and family to holiday during the summer. Works on creating Thorpeness began in 1910 and the beautiful Tudor and Jacobean style homes we see today began to take form alongside the golf course and country club. Thorpeness remained largely in the ownership of the Ogilvie family until 1972 when most of it was sold.

Thorpeness is approximately a mile north of Aldeburgh. As well as its unique features it is also a great place for walking, cycling and birdwatching with the location being surrounded by heathland, marshland and the shingle beach.

The main attractions for visitors include the magical Meare. The Meare is a large shallow boating lake which is inspired by Peter Pan, whose author J.M Barrie was an Ogilvie family friend. The Meare was officially opened in 1913 and pictures of the opening feature boats which are still used today. Every summer just over one hundred rowing boats can be hired for exploring the surrounding area. Thorpeness also hosts its annual ‘Regatta’ where visitors can celebrate with live music, an all-day barbecue, fireworks and lit boats floating on the Meare.

There is also another famous landmark in Thorpeness – “The House in The Clouds” which is a wooden house on a high, five storey plinth, formerly a water tower built with the intention of providing adequate storage capacity for a basic water supply for the village. Years later it was converted into a house for Mrs Malcolm Mason, an author of children’s books and a close friend of Ogilvie’s.

After our visit to Thorpeness, we will head to the seaside town of 

ALDEBURGH

Aldeburgh is a pretty coastal town on the river Alde and enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the river Alde inland towards Orford. Its name comes from ‘Alde Burgh’ meaning “old fort” and the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have wrought to the coastal map.

Aldeburgh was once an important Tudor port and its shipbuilders were responsible for Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hind’.   But over time the River Alde silted up taking its toll on the town’s fortunes, and coastal erosion swept away the heart of its old town.   Some historic buildings have survived the centuries, such as 400-year old Moot Hall, the Norman Church and a Martello tower.

Today Aldeburgh is famous for many things – good food, great fish & chips, Aldeburgh Music, Maggi Hamblings’ Scallop on the beach, as well as a vibrant art and music scene.   There are several Art Galleries in the town including one from Caroline Wiseman based in the iconic South Lookout.

Local Pick Up Points

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Last Day of Show)

Location: Hampton Court Palace

Date: Sunday 11th July 2021

Price: £59 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.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Ickleford Lavender

Location: Ickleford Lavender

Date: Wednesday 14th July 2021

Price: £12 Per Person

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

WEDNESDAY HALF DAY SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL

REF – 100061/21

Join us as we take you to the beautiful lavender fields of North Hertfordshire. With over 25 miles of fresh lavender rows; you can explore and pick your own fresh flowers. There’s also sunflowers and a wildflower area. A range of lunches and homemade cakes are available inside the 17th-century barn, where you can also choose from a large variety of products and lavender plants on offer.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach or Bus Travel

This Trip allows between 2 & 2.5 hours at Ickleford Lavender.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Ghosts of the Romney Marsh

Location: Romney Marsh

Date: Thursday 15th July 2021

Price: £53 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

The Romney Marsh is a remote and mysterious landscape of wide horizons dotted with small villages and ancient churches and pubs beneath huge starry skies.

This was a big smuggling area where ghost stories were told to explain those mysterious bumps in the night.

Enjoy an afternoon coach tour full of Marsh mysteries with visits to two country pubs followed by fish & chips at the famous Pilot Inn at Dungeness.   Wherever possible we’ll take you to one of the most unspoilt pubs in the UK.   When Londoner Doris Jemison was sent to the Romney Marsh as a Land Army girl she soon fell in love with the publican’s son.   After the war Doris took on a pub unchanged since the First World War and it’s hardly changed since.   They don’t sell lager, real ales are poured straight from the cask and there are no fruit machines.

We’ve been taking groups to The Pilot Inn at Dungeness for over twenty years and the fish & chips with freshly caught fish from the South Coast fishing fleets has always been tip top.

The first Pilot pub was built from the timbers of a Spanish ship deliberately wrecked and looted for its cargo of brandy. And is it haunted? Of course it is! Just don’t go to the loo on your own!

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Fish and Chips at The Pilot Pub

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Royal Windsor

Location: Windsor

Date: Saturday 17th July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100049/21

Relaxing Heritage

The very word “Windsor”, instantly calls to mind the British Royal Family, as the name of the Royal House currently on the throne.

Thirty-nine monarchs have lived at the enormous Windsor Castle since it was raised as a royal palace by Henry I more than 900 years ago.

The Thames River, traced by romantic water meadows, has its own appeal, while there are museums, sights and cultural venues to keep you occupied in the market town.

Watch the pomp and ceremony of the daily changing of the guards, visit the largest inhabited castle in the world (Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen) or visit the Grade II listed Victorian Railway Station, now a must visit shopping destination.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Windsor

This Trip is not a Guided Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Bedford River Festival 2021 by Double Deck Bus

Location: Bedford

Date: Sunday 18th July 2021

Price: £10 Per Person Return Fare or £38 for a Family Ticket (2+2)

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100024/21

Something for Everyone

Enjoy the scenery on the way to Bedford River Festival from the top deck of one of our Double Deck Buses.

The ever-popular Bedford River Festival takes place in July every other year, and will be back bigger and better for 2021. As always, the River Festival is free to attend and offers something for everyone – including live entertainment and activities, a funfair, raft and dragon boat races, plus the heritage village, sports village, continental market and water sports arena and.

Take the double deck bus and you can enjoy a glass or two of Pimms or Prosecco at the Festival.  No worries about driving and let us worry about the parking.

Our double deck buses will be picking up in the morning from many locations including Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Biggleswade and many villages and will arrive at the Festival for around 1100 when it opens.  We will leave the Festival again at 5pm. (Ring us for details).

BUS TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED

Price Includes –

Return Bus Travel

There are no admission charges to The River Festival

We regret that this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.  You can now look forward to the River Festival when it returns on the 23rd & 24th of July 2022.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Shakespeares Stratford Upon Avon

Location: Stratford Upon Avon

Date: Monday 19th July 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

William Shakespeare lived and worked in London for much of his theatre career but his family were born and raised and lived and died in Warwickshire in his home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

We visit three houses each very evocative of the life and times of this handsome market town and telling the story of Stratford’s most famous son.

Meet our expert and entertaining Blue Badge Guide at 10.30am at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage just outside Stratford for time to buy morning refreshments.   This 600 year old thatched cottage is described as the most romantic in all of England.   We see the famous second best bed and a courting settle which ties in very nicely with a new exhibition all about Tudor courtship.

We drive into the heart of Stratford for free time to buy lunch.   Our afternoon begins at the Birthplace – a terrific visit that evokes the spirit of the times drawing our attention to small but fascinating details of life in Elizabethan times.

Our third visit is Hall’s Croft – the elegant home of Shakespeare’s daughter and her doctor husband .  Beautiful furniture and luxurious decoration give an insight into the life of a wealthy Jacobean family.   There is a cafe on site or you can opt to take a few minutes walk to Holy Trinity church by the river to see the graves of the – Shakespeare family.

You’ll be ready to make tracks for home at 4.45pm.

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Melton Mowbray & Barnsdale Gardens

Location: Melton Mowbray

Date: Tuesday 20th July 2021

Price: £32 Per Person

Melton is a vibrant market town with an abundance of specialist independent retail shops, tasty bistro’s and cafes, local producers and markets which can be dated back to the 1086 Domesday Book. The town offers a truly unique shopping experience.

Barnsdale Gardens were designed by Geoff Hamilton, who presented BBC Gardener’s World from 1979 until his death in 1996.

Barnsdale was a Victorian farmhouse with 5 acres of pastureland when he found the property in 1984. Hamilton was interested in making gardening affordable by offering practical ideas for gardeners to recreate at home and encouraging the inventive reuse of materials. Barnsdale’s award-winning collection of 38 individually themed garden ‘rooms’ will delight and inspire any gardener or garden-lover. There is planting for every condition and aspect, wild and wooded areas, plus the famous productive gardens which now supply the Barnsdale Tea Room.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Hastings Seaside Special

Location: Hastings

Date: Saturday 24th July 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100025/21

New for 2021

Relaxing Day at the Seaside

Hastings is on the South Coast and grew from a small settlement between the East and West Hills. Hastings was attacked by the French during the Hundred Years War, and in 1377, a second attack all but destroyed the town.

The Old Town’s architecture ranges from Medieval to Victorian. One of the oldest buildings, the Court House is believed to have been built around 1450.   There are ancient churches and the Old Town Hall, which now houses a museum.   There are lots of passages and narrow streets (called twittens) that are worth exploring that go off the Old Town High Street.   There are cafes, bars and restaurants that add to the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Old Town.

Hastings has the largest fishing fleet in Europe that is launched from a beach, which is known as the Stade.   The Castle was built by William the Conqueror but now in ruins is at the top of West Hill and offer wonderful views of the area and Channel.   The steepest funicular railway in Britain takes passengers from the Old Town up to the Castle.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery has amongst its highlights exhibitions dedicated to American Indians and Grey Owl, an early conservationist, who came from Hastings and John Logie Baird who pioneered television in Hastings.   There is also a reproduction of an Indian Durbar Hall, which was created for an Indian and Colonial Exhibition in Kensington in 1886.

There are many other attractions in Hastings, both architectural and cultural, which include a theatre, parks and gardens.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes – 

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows for between 4 and 5 hours at Hastings

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Lakeside or Bluewater Shopping

Location: Lakeside or Bluewater

Date: Sunday 25th July 2021

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12

The Choice is Yours

Lakeside

REF – 100026/21

Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock, now officially called intu Lakeside, is the unrivaled heart of shopping in Essex and part of everyone’s summer and Christmas shopping plans.

The centre is home to some of the biggest names like Debenhams, House of Fraser, Primark, Pandora, Apple, Ann Summers and The Disney Store.

Outside, The Boardwalk is a pleasant setting for dining next to the water, while the nearby Lakeside Retail Park boasts even more big names like Currys PC World, Mothercare, Next and The Range for all your shopping needs.

or

Bluewater

REF – 100027/21

Bluewater is Kent’s biggest shopping centre and it has been attracting customers from far and wide for 20 years.

It’s home to a wide range of both major brands and smaller retailers, offering plenty of options for shoppers to choose from.

Big names such as Primark, Polo Ralph Lauren and Levi’s Women are just some of the businesses that have recently been welcomed to the site.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours shopping time

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

London Museums

Location: London

Date: Tuesday 27th July 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12 - Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children) £55

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100003/21

Easter School Holiday Special

You can visit either –

The Natural History Museum and/or the Science Museum and/or The Victoria & Albert Museum.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

A great day out for young or old alike.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

There are No Admission charges to the London Museums.

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in the London Museums.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Shopping at Harrods & Kensington

Location: London

Date: Tuesday 27th July 2021

Price: Adult £18

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100004/21

Enjoy a shopping experience at the World’s leading luxury Department Store and spend some time  browsing the vast array of designer shops located in Knightsbridge.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Mystery Garden Centre

Location: Mystery Location

Date: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Price: £12 Per Person

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100005/21

WEDNESDAY HALF DAY SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL

We will be taking you to a popular garden centre where you can find all of those spring and summer plants that you are looking for.

Purchase a cup of tea and a cake and enjoy some time with your friends.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach or Bus Travel

Our Trip allows between 2 and 2.5 hours at the Garden Centre.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

The Old Kent Coast

Location: Kent

Date: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Price: £53 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

Broadstairs and Deal are survivors of a bygone age.

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich are one of Monty Don’s top ten gardens. we aim to arrive on the cliffs above Broadstairs for morning coffee and a muffin at 10.30/45am.

Broadstairs was a favourite summer resort of Charles Dickens.   Douglas Fairbanks Junior and Mary Pickford honeymooned here and Edward Heath sang in the church choir.   The town still maintains its air of gentility.   Enjoy some fresh seafood and visit a classic Broadstairs Italian ice cream parlour or bring a packed lunch and a small towel for a picnic and a paddle.

In the afternoon we drive via Ramsgate (which could do with a little loving) to the mediaeval town of Sandwich (which is much loved).   Compact, flat and divided into a series of “rooms” the Secret Gardens of Sandwich are ideal for an hour’s browse.   Lutyens and Jekyll broke free from the highly formal Victorian garden and created the English County Garden style.    Brick paths and herbaceous borders are planted with lilies, lupins and lavenders.  We continue just a little further along the coast to Deal for tea.

For many Deal is the prettiest seaside town in Kent; its attractive mix of unspoilt seafront, delightful conservation area and small fishing fleet certainly make it one of the gems of the Old Kent Coast.

Our day finishes here at 4.45pm.

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Southend On Sea

Location: Southend on Sea

Date: Thursday 29th July 2021

Price: Adult £17 - Children £12

Seaside Day Excursion

REF – 100086/21

Southend on Sea has it all for a Day Trip to the Traditional Seaside.  A seafront amusement park, sand and shingle beaches, and fish ‘n’ chips shops leading down to the country’s longest pier;   Essex’s Southend-on-Sea has all the trappings of a classic British seaside resort, as well as a modern  and varied Shopping Centre.

Spend some time with us visiting Adventure Island, Adventure Golf, Sealife Adventure, a great varied Shopping Centre and much much more.

This is a lovely day out for the whole family.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

This trip allows for 4-5 hours at Southend

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Bournmouth Seaside Special

Location: Bournmouth

Date: Saturday 31st July 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Bournmouth is one of the finest seaside resorts in the Country.

With seven miles of unspoilt sandy beaches to enjoy,  lined with amusements, shops and cafes.

Try out the popular water sports or enjoy a round or two of crazy golf.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Out trip allows 4.5 to 5 hours to enjoy Bournmouth

 

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Margate Seaside Special

Location: Margate

Date: Sunday 1st August 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

From traditional holiday-town charm, a world-class art gallery, sandy beaches, a cool café culture and tempting retro shops.

Margate – ‘The Original Seaside’, is waiting to welcome you

Take a walk along the Harbour Arm for stylish spots to eat and drink, and watch the setting sun that inspired many of Turner’s artworks.

Dreamland, the great British seaside amusement experience with historic rides, classic side shows, and eateries offers an exciting calendar of festivals and events (admission charge may apply).

Margate Carnival is planned to take place today and will pass through the town at 14:30. This is one of the biggest Summer Carnivals in the South East and consists of over 80 floats.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Admission Charges may apply at Dreamland (Currently Entry is Free in 2020)

Although the date of the Carnival is correct at the time of going to press, we are unable to guarantee it will take place.

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Margate

Update 7th June – 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organisers have decided to cancel the carnival.  You can however still enjoy a great day with us at the seaside today.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Broadstairs Seaside Special

Location: Broadstairs

Date: Sunday 1st August 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Relaxing Day at the Seaside

Broadstairs is famous for its seven award-winning Blue Flag sandy beaches and cliff-side walks.   Broadstairs is where writer Charles Dickens went to holiday in an imposing cliff top building called Bleak House.   There are museums, and beautiful cliff top views.

This is a quieter resort than Margate with a cliff top promenade, winding lanes, hidden cobbled streets and fisherman’s cottages overlooking a quaint harbour.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Broadstairs.

Quirky Kent 9, Broadstairs, a shrine, Mr Dickens and a ...

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Woburn Safari Park

Location: Woburn

Date: Monday 2nd August 2021

Price: Adult £45 - Child £37

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Join us for a ride through the Woburn Safari where you can see the animals from high up in the coach.

We take a leisurely drive through the road safari before spending a full day in the park.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Safari Drive

Park Admission

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Adventure Island – Southend on Sea (Including Wristband)

Location: Southend on Sea

Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Price: Adult £30 - Child £25 (Including Wristband)

EXCITING DAY’S OUT

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Adventure Island is located at Southend On Sea.

With over 40 rides and attractions, we’re certain that you will find something to put a smile on your face.

Adventure Island has lots to offer.  Whether you want the exhilarating breathlessness of our rollercoaster Rage, or the simple pleasures of a helter skelter – one of the oldest but most beloved rides in the park – we guarantee that there’s a ride you’ll want to go on over and over again!

Our price includes a Wristband and Return Coach Travel.

PLEASE NOTE

Full payment is required for this trip no later than 1st July 2021.

If you don’t want to take advantage of our wristband offer, you can still enjoy a day out at Southend on Sea.  Adults can travel for £17 and children for £12.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Oxford Stories & The Secret Village

Location: Oxford

Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

A quintessentially English day out explores the many stories from Narnia and Alice in Wonderland to Tolkein and Philip Pullman and from Brideshead Revisited to Inspector Morse.

We begin in a Morse pub at 10.30am for morning coffee & biscuits included before striking out with a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide into the Oxford of story tellers.

It’s a flat and gentle walk that anyone with a stick will manage quite comfortably.

Back at the pub enjoy a slap-up fish & chip lunch before a short coach transfer to the River Thames at Folly Bridge for two little cruises past Christchurch Meadow and the university boat houses to the secret village of Iffley.

We discover an absolute gem of a church and a pub that you can’t reach by foot where there’s time to buy a cuppa or a G&T watching the boats pass through picture postcard Iffley Lock before we cruise back to Folly Bridge. You’ll be ready to drive home from Folly Bridge Oxford at 5.45pm.

 With few overseas visitors this is a great year to see Oxford, This trip includes morning coffee & lunch, Thames Cruise & Blue Badge Guide throughout.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

A Day in the Cotswolds – (Moreton in Marsh & Bourton on the Water)

Location: The Cotswolds

Date: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Combine some shopping with sightseeing

We visit Moreton in Marsh on Market Day.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the northern Cotswolds situated on the Fosse Way and now served by the main line railway from London Paddington.   It grew up in the thirteenth century as a market town with a wide main street, narrow burgage plots and back lanes.   There is still is a busy Tuesday market with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors

Moreton has been a traveller’s town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853.   There are several pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops, and restaurants  in the immediate vicinity.

The high street has many elegant eighteenth-century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall

After your visit to Moreton in Marsh, we take a leisurely drive through Stow on the Wold, giving you the chance to see much of the famous Cotswolds character, before stopping at Bourton on the Water for afternoon tea (Not included).

This popular village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because of the attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing clear water of the River Windrush, which runs through the centre of the village.   Bourton has a charm all of its own at any time of the year.

We head for home at 4.30 pm.

Local Pick up points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip is not a Guided Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Walton on the Naze

Location: Walton on the Naze

Date: Thursday 5th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

Seaside Day Excursion

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Walton is a traditional seaside town with many original features. It has a fascinating history, wonderful walks, nature reserves and the second longest pier in Britain and miles of golden sandy beaches.

The beach is a haven for sun worshippers, it is of lovely firm golden sand, and swimming is safe from the shore-line.

The pier is a must for all the family. It is equipped to provide everything for family fun including the time honoured past-time for Dad, fishing for Cod from the pier!

At the northern end of the town lies the sweeping area of grass and gorse that is known as the Naze, beneath which fossil rich cliffs tumble down to the shore.  Wildlife flourishes on the Naze which provides a sanctuary for migrating birds.  Many rare species can be seen such as Marsh Harriers, Teal and Twite.  In spring and autumn the Nature trail comes alive with butterflies, the Essex skipper and Painted lady being but two.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Walton on the Naze

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Wells Carnival Day

Location: Wells Next Sea

Date: Saturday 7th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of North Norfolk enjoys a traditional summer Carnival for residents and visitors.

A week of family fun and events including a Carnival Day procession around the town featuring floats, fancy-dress, pull-and push-along vehicles and much more.

Traditional seaside activities include a sand-castle competition, town crier competition, gillying on the quay and the crowning of the Carnival Royals.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Although the date of the Carnival is correct at the time of going to press, we are unable to guarantee it will take place.

This Trip allows for between 4 and 5 hours at Wells On Sea

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organisers have decided to cancel the carnival.  You can however still enjoy a great day with us at the seaside today.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Great Yarmouth

Location: Great Yarmouth

Date: Sunday 8th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

Norfolk Summer, including beaches, flowers, fetes, sunsets

Enjoy spending some time strolling along the Golden Mile and visit the Pleasure Beach, Sealife Centre, Joyland or play a round or two of Crazy Golf.  If it’s raining, there is always the Holywood Crazy Golf which is housed inside a nostalgic old Theatre.  Visit the shops, the World in Miniature or simply relax on the miles of Golden Sand.

You can even take a ride in a Horse Drawn Landau along the front and the kids can enjoy a traditional donkey ride on the beach.

Why not enjoy a walk through the recently restored Venetian Waterways or take a boat out on the boating lake.

You may decide to take a trip out to the Scroby Sands to view the Seals in their natural habitat.

Watch how rock is made or try some Yarmouth Bloaters.

Plenty of places along the front to eat and drink and so much to see and do in Great Yarmouth for the whole family.

Fun Day Out for all.

Coach Departures from Shefford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & Royston.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Great Yarmouth.

https://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/

Great Yarmouth, including the Pleasure Beach, Britannia ...

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Great Yarmouth Including tickets for the Spectacular Summer Circus and Water Show at the Hippodrome

Location: Great Yarmouth

Date: Sunday 8th August 2021

Price: Adult £44 - Concession £42 - Children £30

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Great Yarmouth Seaside Trip

Including Tickets for the Summer Spectacular Circus and Water Show at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome

Billed as one of the Seven Wonders of the British Seaside, Great Yarmouth Hippodrome is steeped in history and is one of the last surviving Victorian Hippodromes with a sunken water feature in the world.   Even Houdini and Chaplin performed here.

We have secured special priced tickets for the afternoon matinee show.

The fantastic lighting, sound and World Class Performers will amaze you.
Enjoy the Circus and Water Show and have plenty of time to take in the delights that Great Yarmouth offers.

Price includes – Luxury Coach Travel – Great seats at the show, complimentary ice creams during the interval and the chance to visit the backstage museum after the show which is steeped in history. (Small £1 admission charge).

Suitable for All Ages

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Afternoon Matinee.

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Tickets to the Show

Complimentary Ice Creams during the Interval

  • The show duration lasts approximately two hours which will allow you a further 2 – 3 hours to explore Great Yarmouth.

Check out the rave reviews on Trip Advisor.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190788-d297189-Reviews-Hippodrome_Circus-Great_Yarmouth_Norfolk_East_Anglia_England.html

The Hippodrome has been dubbed one of the seven wonders of the British seaside. The Historic Hippodrome is Britain’s only surviving total circus building, built in 1903 by the legendary circus showman George Gilbert.   Throughout the century the intimate arena has played host to an incredible variety of entertainment, from amazing water spectacles and stage shows to cinema and cine variety and even wartime use as a military practice shooting range! – Apart from always presenting the very best in circus,

Lloyd George held political rallies here – Lillie Langtry sang, Little Tich clowned, Max Miller joked, Houdini escaped, the world’s finest clowns and circus personalities performed –

ALL experienced the Hippodrome’s unique atmosphere. It’s likely that even Charlie Chaplin performed here as a child actor before finding fame in America.

In recent years the Hippodrome has played host to The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Lloyd Webber and The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Circus, Chinese State Circus  and the Circus of Horrors.

Peter Jay restored the water spectacle for his first produced circus show in 1981, having bought the building in 1979, the water has been a major part of the unique shows ever since.

No animals are used in any performances.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Brooklands Museum

Location: Brooklands

Date: Sunday 8th August 2021

Price: £40.00 per Adult, £30.00 per child & includes a 20 minute talk

Step back in time to the days of innovation, determination and record-breaking on the site of the world’s first racing circuit.

Hear the stories of the pioneering men and women that shaped the world of motoring and aviation.

Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit and displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles and a collection of civilian and military aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber and Concorde.

Originally constructed in 1907, the Brooklands race track was the ‘Ascot of Motorsport’ in its heyday. The outer circuit was 2 ¾ miles long, 100ft wide, with two long straights joined by two sections of the banked curve up to 30ft high.

Today only sections of the race track survive.

Concorde Mach 2 tour: Enter into the life of the jet-set as our Concorde Crew guide you under the wings and through the cabin of the world’s fastest aircraft, introducing you to the thrills and extravagance of a Concorde flight

Mach 2 Tour Supplement Adults £6 Children £3.00. (Concorde Mach 2 tours must be booked in advance

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Easton Walled Gardens & Boundary Mill

Location: Grantham

Date: Tuesday 10th August 2021

Price: Adult £33 - Concessions £31

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Easton Walled Gardens – Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens. 400 years of gardening have created a peaceful and settled atmosphere, enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it plus you will have free time to do your shopping at Boundary Mill.

EASTON WALLED GARDENS

Easton Walled Gardens nestle in a beautiful, rolling valley in South West Lincolnshire. They have been owned by the Cholmeley family for over 400 years. President Franklin D Roosevelt considered them one of the best gardens in the UK, writing home to his mother that the gardens were “A dream of Nirvana…almost too good to be true.”

The original gardens contained several walled enclosures around a mediaeval manor house. Over the centuries the design of the gardens changed and by the Victorian era the gardens were filled with bedding and borders, ornamental stonework, glasshouses, fine trees and even melon pits. All of this changed when the house was requisitioned during World War II, used as a barracks and subsequently demolished. For 50 years nature enveloped the old site until  restoration work started in 2001.

Today, you can visit the meadows, the velvet garden the white space garden, the long border, the rose meadows and meander through the meadows and orchards.

We almost forgot to mention the vegetable garden, the pickery and the cottage garden, which are more domestic in scale and may inspire you in your own garden.

This trip will also enable you to visit the Boundary Mill Shopping Outlet.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to Easton Walled Gardens and a visit to Boundary Mill

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Royal Leamington Spa and the National Guide Dog Breeding & Training Centre Tour

Location: Royal Leamington Spa

Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021

Price: Adult £24 - Children £16

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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New for 2021

We will spent our morning at Royal Leamington Spa.  

The town of Leamington Spa, originally known as Leamington Priors was a tiny village until about 1800.   The value of the mineral springs was known in the middle ages, but it was not until 1784 that the small village began rediscovering its saline springs and started building baths around some of them.

Wide Boulevards, stunning architechure and award winning parks provide a sophisticated backdrop to this Regency Town.   Often described as “The best bits of London, all in a ten minute walk”.    Leamington Town Centre combines a treasure trove of independent specialist boutiques, alongside high street brands

You will have time to purchase lunch in Leamington Spa before we head off to the National Guide Dog Breeding and Training Centre.

Our two hour tour will commence in the early afternoon and last approximately 2 hours.

Come and see the puppies who become life-changing guide dogs throughout the UK! All of the pups start their journey at the National Breeding Centre (NBC), located just outside Leamington Spa. At the centre they have the room to breed up to 1500 puppies a year and since they opened their doors in 2011, they have now bred almost 11,000 puppies – that’s a lot of life changers!

Scheduled tours of the NBC are suitable for all ages and abilities (please note that the public tour doesn’t involve going into the kennel block or handling any puppies). You get a chance to see the puppies as they socialise and grow, gaining experience of everyday sights and sounds which help them develop the skills needed to become guide dogs. You also learn more about the incredible work they will go on to do as future guide dogs.

Taking photographs is a wonderful way of remembering your visit, however, as the National Breeding Centre is a working site we ask that you gain permission from any staff members before including them in your photography.

There’s also a chance of meeting some of the dogs, as they sometimes accompany the centre guides on the tour!

During your tour you’ll see the centre going through its daily activities.   You’ll discover how the centre uses the latest technology and innovations in their breeding as you walk along the specially built walkways which give you a great view of all that’s going on without disturbing either the dogs or staff.

Experience the Sensory Tunnel and get a brief insight into living with sight loss and how people living with a visual impairment get about.

Then to round off the tour you’ll have the chance to buy gifts and pet products from the shop

Tea or coffee is available to purchase from the guide after the tour although their is no cafe on site.

We include a donation to the Centre in our Ticket Price.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Admission and Donation to The National Guide Dog Breeding and Training Centre

The Making of a Guide Dog – Celebrated In a New Film Series

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Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Venue is currently not open for tours.  This trip has been cancelled for 2021.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Skegness

Location: Skegness

Date: Thursday 12th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

Seaside Day Excursion

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Skegness is a seaside resort that’s small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere but large enough to provide hours of entertainment for young and old alike.

Here, the children can enjoy a donkey ride as you spend some time on the beach, you can visit the funfair or the aqaurium, which is a brand new family attraction based on the story and characters from Treasure Island.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Skegness

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Fantasy Island Theme Park & Market

Location: Ingoldmells

Date: Thursday 12th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

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Located in Ingoldmells on the sunny east coast of Lincolnshire close to Skegness and close to the beach.

Fantasy Island is the ultimate destination for all of the family.  With extreme rides and roller coasters that will test the bravest of thrillseekers nerves to the great range of rides suitable for the whole family.  There are also lots for the little ones to enjoy including rides, a soft play area and live character shows.

Whats more – Fantasy Island is home to Europe’s largest seven day market, where you can find everything from gifts, toys, gardening tools to clothing and much more.

There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars across the park to take a well earned break.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to Fantasy Island and the market is Free.

You can purchase all day wristbands or pay as you ride at the park.

Our Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Fantasy Island.

More details on Fantasy Island

https://www.fantasyislandresort.co.uk/

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Gunwharf Quays Shopping

Location: Portsmouth

Date: Friday 13th August 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £14

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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Our day trip to Portsmouth gives you the opportunity  to visit either Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Gunwharf Quays discount shopping outlet.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Here you can visit the legendary HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s most famous warship, best known for her role at the Battle of Trafalgar.  You may wish to visit HMS Warrior, over 150 years old and the Navy’s fastest steam driven ship or have a wander around the Royal Navy Museum, housed in the historic dockyard.  You can also book a boat tour of the harbour from here and view the Royal Navy’s current warships that are in port.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trips allows between 4 & 5 hours in Portsmouth.

PLEASE NOTE – Our ticket price is for coach travel only and does not include entry to the to the attractions.  You can find the current entry prices at

https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/site-attractions/attractions/national-museum-of-the-royal-navy-portsmouth

Gunwharf Quays

Escape to Gunwharf Quays, Waterfront Outlet Shopping and treat yourself to fantastic discounts on all your favourite brands.   Gunwharf Quays have over 90 stores with up to 60% discounts on the usual prices.

Unwind at one of the many cafes, bars or restaurants.

Then why not set sail with the kids at Miniports or have an exhilarating RIB ride with Onboard RIBs.

To finish the day off, you can relax taking in the amazing views from the Emirates Spinnaker Tower or get up closer with a Harbour Tour.

PLEASE NOTE – Our ticket price is for coach travel only and does not include entry to the to the Spinnaker Tower, Harbour Tour, Miniports or RIB ride.  

You can find further information here –

Spinnaker Tower

https://www.spinnakertower.co.uk/our-experiences/general-admissions/

Miniports

https://miniport.co.uk/

Harbour Tours

https://www.portsmouth-boat-trips.co.uk/timetable-fares/

Local Departure Points

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Southsea

Location: Southsea

Date: Friday 13th August 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £14

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

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The Victorian seafront at Southsea has a funfair and swimming complex, and the large open green spaces are perfect for lazy picnics, gentle strolls and kite flying. The beach is home to Hovertravel the only operating hovercraft in the UK with daily services to the Isle of Wight.  You may decide to take the trip over to Ryde.

The underground passages at Southsea Castle are well worth exploring or discover local and tropical marine life at the Blue Reef Aquarium, a great day out whatever the weather.

Adventure into the centre of Southsea and find an abundance of places to eat serving fresh local produce and an array of independent shops.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 Hours in Southsea.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Norwich on Market Day

Location: Norwich

Date: Saturday 14th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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The Norfolk  capital is calming, quaint and the ideal place to escape busy day-to-day life for a relaxed day out.

Whether you plan to seek out the history that’s paved into the city’s streets or simply relax, there are plenty of things to fill your day in Norwich.

You may choose to visit Norwich Cathedral which was completed in 1145 or the Norwich Castle Museum which was the Gaol for 900 years.

How about visiting Elm Hill, the prettiest and most famous Street in Norwich or have a browse around the market on Gentleman’s Walk.

How about a look round Strangers Hall which is a Grade 1 listed building with a museum recording domestic life in different phases of Norwich’s past.  Have a stroll along the river or wander along The Lanes.

For the shoppers amongst you, Norwich has been included as one of the top ten places to shop in the UK.  With five department stores,  two shopping centres, independent retailers, High Street stores.  You couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.

The brightly coloured roofs of the market stalls are a much-loved feature of the city landscape. Home to around 90 small and independent businesses, there is an eclectic offer – providing a wide range of services and goods.

Simply a lovely day out.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Norwich

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Eastbourne Airshow 2021

Location: Eastbourne

Date: Sunday 15th August 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Concessions £21 - Children £14

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

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Airshow Site Logo

Airscene News » Eastbourne Airbourne Airshow

For 28 years, Eastbourne has showcased one of the finest airshows in the UK and the 29th year in 2021 will be no different.

Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne’s International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront.

2019 saw displays from the Breitling Jet Team, RAF Typhoon, Chinook, The Blades, Wingwalkers, The Tigers, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Ultimate Warbirds, MiG-15 and many more!

Enjoy a day at the seaside and take in the fantastic airshow.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Eastbourne Airshow is a Free Event

We allow approximately 4 hours at Eastbourne

Update

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the organisers have decided to cancel the 2021 airshow.  You can however, still enjoy a great day with us at the seaside today.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Location: Norfolk

Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Child £12

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

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All children get bored during the school holidays and we have put together a great day out for children and mum’s and dad’s alike with our friends at the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk.

Redwings Caldecott is Redwings largest visitor centre and currently home to over 110 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Here you can meet mini but mighty Shetland pony Sampson, plus a whole herd of donkeys and mules – including adorable donkey Esther and Fox the handsome Shire!

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

There are no admission charges to Redwings Horse Sanctuary

We allow approximately 4 hours to enjoy the horses.

Coming Soon

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Milton Keynes

Location: Central Milton Keynes

Date: Wednesday 18th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Milton Keynes is a Shopper’s Paradise

If you want to hit the shops, Milton Keynes is the place. Wherever you prefer to fill your bags, from bright shopping malls to independent boutiques, there’s something to tempt you. Shop on your own, shop with friends, shop with your family, or just window shop!

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our trip will allow 5-6 hours shopping at Milton Keynes

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Hunstanton

Location: Hunstanton

Date: Thursday 19th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Child £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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The elegant resort of Hunstanton is the ideal base to enjoy Norfolk’s superb coastline.

Hunstanton, or ‘Hunston’ as it is known locally, is renowned for its unique striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets, made special by its position as the only west-facing resort on the East coast.

The seaside town began as a purposely-built resort in 1846 and retains its Victorian charm and character to this day, remaining a popular holiday destination for visitors of all ages.

From buzzing family activities such as Crazy Golf, Pitch-and-Putt, the funfair to the tranquil Esplanade Gardens there is something for everyone. You can even take a trip out to sea on a Wash Monster.

The town’s array of gardens are especially delightful during the Spring and summer months, and you can follow a self-guided Horticultural Trail to make sure you experience them all.

Hunstanton’s excellent beach offers ideal conditions for playing on the sand, exploring rock pools, and enjoying the sea.

The Wash Monster at Hunstanton 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Hunstanton

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Southend on Sea

Location: Southend on Sea

Date: Sunday 22nd August 2021

Price: Adults £17 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

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Great Day Out for the Whole Family

Southend on Sea has it all for a Day Trip to the Traditional Seaside.  A seafront amusement park, sand and shingle beaches, and fish ‘n’ chips shops leading down to the country’s longest pier;   Essex’s Southend-on-Sea has all the trappings of a classic British seaside resort, as well as a modern  and varied Shopping Centre.

Spend some time with us visiting Adventure Island, Adventure Golf, Sealife Adventure, a great varied Shopping Centre and much much more.

This is a lovely day out for the whole family.

Coach Departures from Shefford, Baldock, Letchworth, Hitchin & Stevenage.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip will allow 4-5 hours at Southend on Sea.

Theatres and Halls in Southend-on-Sea, and Westcliff-on ...

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Natural History Museum Tring

Location: Tring

Date: Tuesday 24th August 2021

Price: Adult £15 - Children £10

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

REF – 100082/21

The Natural History Museum at Tring was the private museum of Lionel Walter, the 2nd Baron Rothschild and was built in 1889 to house one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects in the United Kingdon.

Lionel Walter Rothschild was a rich, eccentric and determined character who dedicated his life to the study of animals. His private collection formed the foundation of the Museum at Tring.

At the age of seven, Walter – as he preferred to be called – declared to his parents that he was going to ‘make a museum‘, and began to establish himself as a collector.

By the age of 10, he had amassed a collection of specimens including beetles, butterflies, birds, fish and mammals. At 18 he moved to Cambridge to study natural sciences, and for his 21st birthday his father gave him money and land to build the museum Walter had first declared would be his some 14 years earlier.

In 1892, at 24 years old, Walter opened his museum to the public. It remains one of the largest private natural history collections ever assembled.

Following Walter’s death in 1937, the building and collection were gifted to the nation and became part of the Natural History Museum.

Today it retains its unique Victorian character, including its original floor-to-ceiling, glass-fronted hardwood and iron cases. The 4,000 specimens on public display are still arranged in taxonomic order, classified into related groups, just as they were in Walter’s lifetime.

Great place to take the kids for a day out in the School Half Term.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Coach or Bus Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Tring

Admission is included in the price

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Rye

Location: Rye

Date: Wednesday 25th August 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Child £14

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100095/21

A medieval citadel huddled against invaders and the sea, Rye reveals its history gently. Today it’s home to a myriad of art, curiosities and cosy pubs, as well as modern boutique hotels and contemporary restaurants serving the best Sussex has to offer, from land and sea.

Rye is as postcard-perfect as towns come. The quaint East Sussex settlement is planted two miles from the sea and, despite a rich history of smuggling and maritime conflict, is nothing short of serene.

Rye’s labyrinth of winding streets and passageways, dotted with quirky shops, medieval inns and cafés, are begging to be explored slowly.

A day here is guaranteed to have a soothing effect on the soul. 

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Great Yarmouth Seaside Special

Location: Great Yarmouth

Date: Thursday 26th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SEASIDE DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100092/21

Enjoy spending some time strolling along the Golden Mile and visit the Pleasure Beach, Sealife Centre, Joyland or play a round or two of Crazy Golf.  If it’s raining, there is always the Holywood Crazy Golf which is housed inside a nostalgic old Theatre.  Visit the shops, the World in Miniature or simply relax on the miles of Golden Sand.

You can even take a ride in a Horse Drawn Landau along the front and the kids can enjoy a traditional donkey ride on the beach.

Why not enjoy a walk through the recently restored Venetian Waterways or take a boat out on the boating lake.

You may decide to take a trip out to the Scroby Sands to view the Seals in their natural habitat.

Watch how rock is made or try some Yarmouth Bloaters.

Plenty of places along the front to eat and drink and so much to see and do in Great Yarmouth for the whole family.

Fun Day Out for all.

Coach Departures from Shefford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & Royston.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Great yarmouth Including tickets for the Spectacular Summer Circus and Water Show at the Hippodrome

Location: Great Yarmouth

Date: Thursday 26th August 2021

Price: Adult £44 - Concession £42 - Children £30

Great Yarmouth Seaside Trip

Including Tickets for the Summer Spectacular Circus and Water Show at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome

Billed as one of the Seven Wonders of the British Seaside, Great Yarmouth Hippodrome is steeped in history and is one of the last surviving Victorian Hippodromes with a sunken water feature in the world.   Even Houdini and Chaplin performed here.

We have secured special priced tickets for the afternoon matinee show.

The fantastic lighting, sound and World Class Performers will amaze you.
Enjoy the Circus and Water Show and have plenty of time to take in the delights that Great Yarmouth offers.

Price includes – Luxury Coach Travel – Great seats at the show, and the chance to visit the backstage museum after the show which is steeped in history. (Small £1 admission charge).

Suitable for All Ages

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Afternoon Matinee.

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Tickets to the Show

  • The show duration lasts approximately two hours which will allow you a further 2 – 3 hours to explore Great Yarmouth.

Check out the rave reviews on Trip Advisor.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190788-d297189-Reviews-Hippodrome_Circus-Great_Yarmouth_Norfolk_East_Anglia_England.html

The Hippodrome has been dubbed one of the seven wonders of the British seaside. The Historic Hippodrome is Britain’s only surviving total circus building, built in 1903 by the legendary circus showman George Gilbert.   Throughout the century the intimate arena has played host to an incredible variety of entertainment, from amazing water spectacles and stage shows to cinema and cine variety and even wartime use as a military practice shooting range! – Apart from always presenting the very best in circus,

Lloyd George held political rallies here – Lillie Langtry sang, Little Tich clowned, Max Miller joked, Houdini escaped, the world’s finest clowns and circus personalities performed –

ALL experienced the Hippodrome’s unique atmosphere. It’s likely that even Charlie Chaplin performed here as a child actor before finding fame in America.

In recent years the Hippodrome has played host to The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Julian Lloyd Webber and The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Circus, Chinese State Circus  and the Circus of Horrors.

Peter Jay restored the water spectacle for his first produced circus show in 1981, having bought the building in 1979, the water has been a major part of the unique shows ever since.

No animals are used in any performances.

 

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Clacton Airshow 2021

Location: Clacton on Sea

Date: Thursday 26th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100096/21

The Clacton Seafront Airshow returns in 2021 for its 30th consecutive year.  

With an action-packed flying display and lots to see and do on the ground, the Clacton Airshow is a great day out for all the family

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Clacton Airshow.

Please Note:  This is a Free Event

Pick Up Points – Arlesey – Shefford – Biggleswade – Sandy – St Neots

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Clacton Airshow 2021

Location: Clacton on Sea

Date: Friday 27th August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100042/21

Great Day Out for the Whole Family

The Clacton Seafront Airshow returns in 2021 for its 30th consecutive year.  

With an action-packed flying display and lots to see and do on the ground, the Clacton Airshow is a great day out for all the family

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours at Clacton Airshow.

Please Note:  This is a Free Event

Pick Up Points – Arlesey – Stevenage – Hitchin – Letchworth – Baldock

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Maldon & Thames Sailing Barge Cruise

Location: Maldon

Date: Sunday 29th August 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

Time to explore Maldon followed by a late afternoon two hour Two Island Cruise from Maldon Quay, past Northey Island to Osea Island & return with a Cream Tea of freshly baked scone with cream & jam, tea or coffee.

Leaving the Quay, the barge heads down river past the Victorian Promenade Park; past the statue of Brithnoth guarding Maldon against marauding Vikings; Northea Island which is a bird reserve owned by the National Trust; Heybridge Basin, the entrance to the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal and to Osea Island with it’s colourful beach huts on legs before returning.

The days when Hydrogen carried her cargoes under sail in all weathers on the East Coast seem far from the balmy times enjoyed by her guests today.

Built in 1906, she is the largest surviving wooden barge, a Coaster who’s fine lines and sturdy construction are a great example of the shipwright’s craft.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Bourn Market on Bank Holiday Monday

Location: Bourn

Date: Monday 30th August 2021

Price: £13 Per Person

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100098/21

The Market is held on one of the concrete runways at the historic World War II airfield at Bourn in Cambridgeshire.

With over 400 stalls this Market has a lot to offer for everyone.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to the market is FREE

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Wicksteed Park

Location: Kettering

Date: Tuesday 31st August 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

REF – 100077/21

Wicksteed Park is one of the oldest Theme Parks in the UK.

This 147 acre park is home to over 30 attractions for all ages.

This is a place where you can bring a picnic, ride and explore.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to the Park is FREE and you can pay for rides and attractions by purchasing wristbands or tickets.  Some attractions do not incur a charge.

This trip allows 5 hours at the Park.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Vintage Essex

Location: Essex

Date: Thursday 2nd September 2021

Price: £59 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

In partnership with Lodge Coaches of High Easter, near Chelmsford, we bring you Vintage Essex, a very entertaining new day out for people who like to see a lot without walking too far.

We combine the best in Blue Badge guiding in picture postcard Essex villages with an afternoon at the Lodge Headquarters in the Essex Rodings, which includes a ploughman’s lunch and rides out in their vintage fleet of 1940s and 1950s coaches.

We begin in Thaxted, Queen of Essex at 10.30am for morning refreshments in an old coaching inn.   Betjeman said Thaxted was about as good as it gets.   We’ll visit the old wool church where English composer Gustav Holst played the organ and the vicar flew the Red Flag from the tower.   Who’s for a few verses of Holst’s hymn Thaxted, better known as I Vow To Thee My Country?   From the church we weave past black and white striped Tudor houses and jolly colour-washed homes from the mediaeval to the Georgian period to the beautifully wonky old Guildhall.

From high in the coach we’ll take in the gently rolling landscapes of rural Essex and the chocolate box village of Finchingfield as we head south to the little known Essex Rodings. Eight villages full of old thatched cottages, timber-framed manor houses and farmhouses form the largest group in the country to share a common name.   The Rodings name comes from the Anglo-Saxon Hrodingas who sailed up the River Thames 1500 years ago, turned right at Barking Creek and kept going until they found this remote and fertile landscape.

A ploughman’s lunch is ready for us at the Lodge Garage in High Easter.

We are surrounded by the vintage vehicle collection and old coaching ephemera collection of the Lodge Family who are approaching their centenary in the coaching business.

It’s a lovely afternoon with time to enjoy the collection of old coaching and bus ephemera and rides out in immaculately restored 1940s and 1950s coaches that have starred in Only Fools spin off Rock & Chips and the blockbuster series The Crown.

We finish the day with a cup of tea, which is also included in the tour fee.

We’ll be ready to head home at 4.45pm.

Price includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Vintage Bus Rides

Ploughmans Lunch

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Aldeburgh

Location: Aldeburgh

Date: Saturday 4th September 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100010/21

New for 2021

Spend a Relaxing Day at the Seaside

Aldeburgh is a pretty coastal town on the river Alde and enjoys breathtaking views both seawards and following the river Alde inland towards Orford. Its name comes from ‘Alde Burgh’ meaning “old fort” and the town’s history is closely linked to the changes time and Mother Nature have wrought to the coastal map.

Aldeburgh was once an important Tudor port and its shipbuilders were responsible for Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hind’.   But over time the River Alde silted up taking its toll on the town’s fortunes, and coastal erosion swept away the heart of its old town.   Some historic buildings have survived the centuries, such as 400-year old Moot Hall, the Norman Church and a Martello tower.

Today Aldeburgh is famous for many things – good food, great fish & chips, Aldeburgh Music, Maggi Hamblings’ Scallop on the beach, as well as a vibrant art and music scene.   There are several Art Galleries in the town including one from Caroline Wiseman based in the iconic South Lookout.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 – 5 hours at Aldeburgh

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Faversham Hop Festival

Location: Faversham

Date: Saturday 4th September 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100043/21

New for 2021

A Celebration of Hop Picking in Kent

Set in the beautiful medieval heart of Faversham, this lively and popular event recalls the traditional festivities associated with the hop harvest and celebrates the town’s unrivalled hop heritage.   Now one of the largest free street festivals in the south east, the event boasts plenty to see and do throughout the day with entertainment including live music on 5 stages, arts & crafts fair, Morris Dancers, street performers, children’s entertainers, processions and Ceilidh.

In addition, there is the Hop Blessing and a traditional parade through the town.  There are also special tours of Shepherd Neame available- Britain’s oldest brewer, a home of the hop exhibition in The Old Brewery Store, a traditional funfair and family area plus a street market full of stalls and a fantastic array of Kentish food and drink – including beer produced in the town, local cider and Kentish apple juice.

Local Pick Up points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Faversham Hop Festival is a Free Event

This Trip allows approximately 4 hours at The Hop Festival

We regret that this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Saffron Walden Market and Braintree Village Shopping Outlet

Location: Essex

Date: Tuesday 7th September 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Concessions £17 - Children £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100057/21

Our Coach driver will take you on a days shopping experience to Saffron Walden Market and the Braintree Village Outlet.

SAFFRON WALDEN MARKET

A Market has been held in Saffron Walden since 1141. Market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. You can enjoy browsing and buying goods from a wide range of stalls. The Tuesday market is more traditional, with the Saturday market more cosmopolitan.

The sheer range of goods on offer is the market’s greatest strength, with stalls selling fruit and vegetables, olives, bread, whole foods, fish, flowers, antiques and collectables, clothing, jewellery, and much much more.

Saffron Walden is proud to have been featured in ‘The Market Times’ where it was described as “a popular and sought-after town to live, where the market gives it character and identity.” In 2018 the market won the title of “Best Small Outdoor Market” in the Great British Market Awards.

BRAINTREE VILLAGE OUTLET

The Freeport Braintree Outlet Shopping Village is an Outlet shopping village which offers reductions of up to 60% on High Street prices. It has more than eighty five stores.

This is a social, sophisticated and inviting space, where over 80 premium aspirational brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Reiss, Ted Baker, Hugo Boss and Lyle and Scott can be found at Outlet prices.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Sheringham 1940’s Day 2021

Location: Sheringham

Date: Saturday 11th September 2021 (TBC)

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100045/21

Widely felt to be one of the best events of its type in the Country.

Step back in time to the days of the blitz, rationing and utility clothing.

One weekend a year, in September, the seaside town of Sheringham goes back several decades to the 1940s.

Centred around the North Norfolk Railway, The Poppy Line, the station provides a great backdrop for the comings and goings of people all dressed in vintage costumes and with steam trains and heritage buses running all day.

By far the biggest event of its kind in Norfolk. Military and civilian vehicles, music, dancing, ration food, re-enactments and of course an intensive steam hauled train service. Dress up in the period to really feel like you have been transported back in time. This is one of those events you really shouldn’t miss!

The 1940s weekend also encompasses the town of Sheringham and Holt with a vast amount of entertainment taking place on the stations of Sheringham, Weybourne and Holt and venues in the towns.

You may decide to catch a Heritage Bus to Holt where the Town celebrates the wartime efforts of allied forces and the remarkable resilience shown by those who dealt with the hardships of life on the Home Front.

Feel the excitement, fear, hope and bravery of the Blitz.  Smell the Golden Age of Steam.

You also get to enjoy the great British Seaside.

Join us for a great day out.

Local Pick Up Points.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel.

Please Note –

There is no charge for the Vintage Festival but you will need to purchase  tickets on the day  if you wish to travel on the Steam Trains or Heritage Buses.

This Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Sheringham

Update –

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will not be taking place in Sheringham this year.  You can however still enjoy a great day with us at the seaside today.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Cromer Seaside Special

Location: Cromer

Date: Saturday 11th September 2021 (TBC)

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100046/21

Great Day Out for the Whole Family

Perched on a clifftop overlooking pristine sandy beaches, Cromer found fame as a tradtional seaside resort in Victorian times.

A legacy of these days is Cromer’s magnificent Pier, which now hosts the last “End Of The Pier Show” in Europe and was voted 2015 Pier of the Year.

At the bottom of the cobblestoned Gangway is the Henry Blogg Museum, named after the town’s most distinguished lifeboatman, who won the George Cross and the British Empire Medal.   Nearby you’ll see on the shingle the fishing boats that go out every day to catch the famous Cromer Crab. The reason these little brown crabs are so tasty, meaty and succulent? It’s because they feed on the chalk reef just offshore, the longest in the world.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Cromer

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

RHS Wisley Garden Spectacular Flower Show

Location: RHS Wisley

Date: Sunday 12th September 2021

Price: £35 Per Person

With amazing displays, award-winning nurseries, advice, National Dahlia Society Show & more. Wisley is one of the world’s great gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration.

The Glasshouse Gallery housed an artistic photography exhibition by Susan Phelps, capturing the fascinating and often unseen details of nature in the world around us.

The annual National Dahlia Society (NDS) Show returned to Wisley to showcase the very best in dahlia cultivation. The NDS marquee was a riot of colour, with  more than 100 vibrant competition classes. The best dahlia blooms from visitors own gardens were judged by a panel of experts and awarded first, second and third prizes.

The Surrey area of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) exhibited stunning floral art creations under the theme ‘Déjà Vu’ – a reflection on past themes from 10 years of the show at Wisley.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

St Albans Market

Location: St Albans Market

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2021

Price: £12 Per Person

WEDNESDAY HALF DAY SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL

REF – 100044/21

St Albans Market is widely renowned as one of the best in the area with over 150 stalls.

St Albans Market has been operating in the centre of historic St Albans since 1553

Departures from Biggleswade, Baldock, Letchworth, Hitchin & Stevenage.

Price Includes –

Return Coach or BusTravel

This Trip allows between 2 and 2.5 hours at St Albans.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Downton Abbey Country and Port Meadow Cruise

Location: Oxfordshire

Date: Thursday 16th September 2021

Price: £58 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

REF – 100071/21

Today we visit a farm where time stands still, enjoy a tour of Downton Abbey Country in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and cruise through the serene and ancient landscapes into the heart of Oxford.

You don’t have to be a Downton fan to be thoroughly charmed by the beautiful locations we visit.

We begin at 10.30am at Cogges Manor Farm at Witney.   After time to buy refreshments we explore and enjoy a short film showing how they turned a farm, so old that the first owner is sewn into the Bayeux Tapestry, into Downton’s Yew Tree Farm.

Next a tour of the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds including a visit to the mediaeval market town of Bampton which is Downton Village You’ll see the Cottage Hospital, Isobel Crawley’s House and Mrs Patmore’s troublesome cottage. Have free time for lunch in Witney or spend some time browsing the market.

On lazy summer cruises from Godstow to Folly Bridge Lewis Carroll created his Adventures in Wonderland.   We sail these same shallow broad waters through the ancient Port Meadow and skim beneath the lowest bridge on the Thames.

We arrive at Folly Bridge at 4.00pm where there is time to buy tea and drinks at the riverside pub bridge before we make make tracks for home at 4.45pm.

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

PLEASE NOTE – This trip does not include a visit to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) – This is the Downton outdoor filming locations in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

New Forest – Matinee Explorer

Location: New Forest

Date: Thursday 16th September 2021

Price: £54 Per Person

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

The New Forest Matinee Explorer begins at midday at a 15th century thatched forest pub. During the summer months ponies and donkeys gather in the shade of this lovely inn. Enjoy a 2-course lunch with coffee together before we slip into the forest following in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, commoners and gypsies, smugglers and lovers.

Over the past millennium a wealth of myth and legend has wound itself around the forest trees like a clinging vine.

Your expert guide will chart a course to the heart of this enchanting world. You’ll see the Rufus Stone commemorating the controversial death of flame haired William II and see picture postcard villages including one that had to go to court to decide if it was in the forest or not.

We visit a picture postcard thatched village and a 13th century church guarded by an ancient yew where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, lies buried.

We’ll take you through Lyndhurst the “Capital” of the Forest and to the deer enclosure and ornamental drive at Bolderwood where huge trees including California Redwoods line our route.

In terms of spectacular scenery and amazing colours, it’s hard to beat autumn in the New Forest. At this time of year, the New Forest is positively glowing with reds, oranges, yellows and greens. Enjoy the spectacular colours of nature across wonderful landscapes and ornamental woodlands – it’s the best free show around! Not only will you find the amazing scenes of colour but look at the forest floor and you may see something quite different…The iconic New Forest ponies, the cattle and the donkeys are usually brought in off the forest over autumn. Why? One word: acorns. The fallen acorns are poisonous to these animals so the commoners bring them off the open forest. Instead, you may well come across pigs that are roaming the forest floor. These pigs are taking part in the annual pannage, a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Owned by the forest commoners, from mid September to mid November the pigs are released to feast on the fallen acorns, beechmast and chestnuts. The New Forest is the only remaining place in the UK where you can witness this ancient practice of pannage.

For tea we stop in Beaulieu, “the Historic Heart of the New Forest”, dating back to the days of King John. The name means beautiful and it is. No other place in the forest can match Beaulieu for historic interest and here too you may see donkeys and ponies ambling along the pavements. There are two or three places selling tea to round off an enjoyable day out.

We leave Beaulieu at 4.30pm to begin the drive home.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Felixtowe Seaside Special

Location: Felixtowe

Date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Child £12

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100066/21

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens - Attractions - Suffolk

Everybody loves a great day out by the sea and Felixtowe has great days for everyone.

Family attractions, award winning gardens, beautiful beaches , amazing history and heritage , speciality shopping and more.

Discover the Seafront Gardens – Sitting on cliff’s between the town centre and beach these eight Grade II listed gardens are of significant historic interest and give the Town it’s title “The Garden Resort of East Anglia”  Take some time to wander through the gardens on the “Heritage Trail”and uncover the many historical features, structures, colourful and unusual planting.

Our younger visitors will enjoy the thrilling childrens rides at Mannings and Ocean Boulevard or you can challenge your friends to a round of adventure golf.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Felixtowe.

 

Autumn 2021 is coming……

The autumn colours are arriving and it’s a lovely time to enjoy a great day out by coach.

We have some fun and interesting trips lined up for you this Autumn.

25th Sep – Canterbury – Adult £22 – Child £12

25th Sep – Whitstable – Adult £22 – Child £12

26th Sep – Wicksteed at War – Adult £18 – Child £12

2nd Oct – Romford Market – Adult £17 – Concessions £16 – Child £12

2nd Oct – Nottingham Goose Fair – Adult £20 – Child £12

5th Oct – Constable Country – Adult £23.50 – Child £15.50

6th Oct – The Lord Mayors Show London – Adult £21 – Child £12

9th Oct – Cadbury World – Adult £38 – Child £30

9th Oct – Stratford Upon Avon – Adult £22 – Concessions £20 – Child £14

16th Oct – Camden Market – Adult £17 – Concessions £16 – Child £12

23rd Oct – Harrods & Kensington Shopping – Adult £18 – Child £12

23rd Oct – London Museums – Adult £18 – Child £12

26th Oct – RAF Museum Hendon – Adult £17 – Child £10

29th Oct – Ghosts, Gallows & Gangsters for Halloween – £55 Per Person

1st Nov – The Lavenham Lantern TourStevenage Group Travel – £49 Per Person

13th Nov – Bovingdon Market – £13 Per Person

For your safety – All of our coaches are disinfected and sanitised before your trip, all of our drivers follow strict Health & Safety guidelines, we have social distancing measures in place and hand sanitiser on-board your coach for your personal use.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard your Luxury Coach.

Scroll down to see where we are going and spend an Autumn Day with us.

 

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Canterbury

Location: Canterbury

Date: Saturday 25th September 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100069/21

Our visit to Canterbury will give you the chance to discover why this beautiful, ancient City is one of the Jewels in Kent’s Crown.

This is the perfect day out for anyone who wishes to sample medieval streets, great food and drink and the cultural delights.

At the heart of the walled City is the iconic Canterbury Cathedral which dates back to the 11th Century.  Visitors are welcomed to gaze at the remarkable architecture and visit the spot where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170.

This is a World Heritage Site.

You may decide to take a trip on the river or enjoy some retail therapy with some big brand names and some lovely independent and boutique shops.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows approximately 4 hours in Canterbury.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Whitstable Seaside Special

Location: Whitstable

Date: Saturday 25th September 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Children £12

SEASIDE SPECIAL DAY EXCURSION

REF – 100070/21

 

The Town of Whitstable grew from the main road to Canterbury, now known as the high street, and the alley ways developed as local residents needed greater access to the sea. The multitude of alleys also served as convenient escape routes for smugglers, as Whitstable was, like most Kentish coastal towns, awash with the illegal trade in tobacco and spirits, as well as people during the Napoleonic wars.

 With their distinctive names and character, the Whitstable alley ways run throughout the town, and are intertwined with Whitstable’s growth and history as a coastal town.  There are many alleys to explore for example Squeeze Gut Alley – Once known as Granny Bell’s Alley, due to the fact that a grandmother of sixteen children lived there, the reason for its present title quickly becomes clear as you try to pass through it!    The walls on each side loom high and dark as the alley bottle-knecks at the Island Wall end.    According to history, the alley way may also have got its name from a game local boys once played with a potentially very unamused overweight policeman who was unable to pursue them through this confined space.

 Whitstable Harbour was built in 1832 by the Canterbury and Whitstable railway company in order to serve the “Crab and Winkle” line, the world’s first passenger railway service. The Crab and Winkle line also carried coal, and linked Canterbury and London via a steam ship from Whitstable harbour.

The harbour fish markets are popular with locals and visitors alike, and a restaurant is also situated in the harbour, ready to serve up the day’s catch. In the summer months, visitors flock to the stalls which spring up to delight their customers with all manner of fresh sea food, including the famous Whitstable oysters.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 and 5 hours at Whitstable.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Wicksteed at War

Location: Wicksteed Park

Date: Sunday 26th September 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100099/21

Wicksteed At War 2021 is the Midlands premier military history show for the whole family. The show is FREE to enter and features an action packed arena, hundreds of re-enactors and vehicles on the show grounds as well as aircraft flyovers including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The action packed arena features the tank stunt team, battle re-enactments, horse displays, special forces vehicles and fire engines.  You can even pay to go for a ride on one of these iconic vehicles in the arena.

With a model village, classic cars and around 50 stalls, this is a great day for the whole family, young or old.  

You can also enjoy the attractions that Wicksteed Park has to offer.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Entry to Wicksteed Park is FREE.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Romford Market

Location: Romford

Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021

Price: Adult £17 - Concessions £16 - Child £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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The historical Romford Market, for which a charter was granted by King Henry III, began nearly 800 years ago in 1247.

Originally established as a sheep market, it is still operating three days a week offering customers from near and far the perfect place to spend the day and pick up great priced items.

Romford market is one of the largest street markets in the South East with over 150 regular stalls offering a diverse range of goods including fresh meat and fish, veg and fruit, the latest fashions, mobile phone accessories and household goods to name just a few!

The market has a great choice of tea and hot food stalls catering for all tastes, most providing seating areas for a much needed cup of tea and a perfect place to rest your weary feet!

As well as the market stalls, you will also find shopping arcades and malls, cafes, bakeries, pubs and restaurants along side the shops running the whole length of the Market, including the recently revamped Romford Shopping Hall with over 40 high quality retail units and the popular Liberty Shopping Centre with over 100 well known shops.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows approximately 4 hours at Romford Market.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Nottingham Goose Fair

Location: Nottingham

Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021

Price: Adult £20 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

AFTERNOON & EVENING

REF – 100062/21

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Nottingham’s Goose Fair returns to the Forest Recreation Ground to thrill and delight city residents and visitors.

Visitors to the fair will enjoy more than 500 attractions – from the latest white-knuckle rides for thrill seekers to the ever-popular family, children’s and old-time rides.

Goose Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling fairs with a history that dates back more than 700 years. Experience the array of roller coasters, water rides, giant wheel, bombers, dodgems, twists, waltzers and Miamis familiar to Goose Fair; alongside the traditional funfair attractions gallopers, chairs and cakewalk rides.

Price Includes

Return Coach Travel.

This is an afternoon/evening trip and allows for approximately 4 hours at The Goose Fair.

There are no admission charges to the fair, although charges apply for the rides and attractions.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Day Trip to Constable Country

Location: Dedham Vale

Date: Tuesday 5th October 2021

Price: Adult £23.50 - Child £15.50

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100065/21

A visit to Constable Country is a great day out for all.

Constable Country is where the famous landscape artist John Constable painted many of his paintings, including The Haywain and Boat Building on the River Stour.

Constable Country is part of The Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our Coach trip will take you to Dedham, which is at the very heart of Constable Country.  This is where John Constable went to school and Dedham has a quaint High Street with cute tea shops and a charming church.

We move on to East Bergholt where Constable was born and where the church of St Mary The Virgin has the famous Bell Cage in it’s churchyard.  John Constables parents – and Willy Lott are buried here.

We end our day at Flatford Mill, which is owned by The National Trust and was once owned by John Constable’s father and brother.  This is where you may decide to visit Willy Lott’s house, which has changed little since John Constable painted the iconic Haywain.

There is a small museum in Bridge Cottage and you have the opportunity to visit The National Trust Shop and relax with a cup of tea in the tearoom.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel.

We spend approximately 4 – 5 hours in Constable Country.

PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT A GUIDED TOUR

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Lord Mayors Show – London

Location: London

Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021

Price: Adult £21 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

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The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the best-known annual events in London as well as one of the longest-established, dating back to the 16th century.

A new lord mayor is appointed every year, and the public parade that takes place as his or her inauguration ceremony reflects that this was once one of the most prominent offices in England

The Mayor’s journey was the celebrity spectacle of its day and over the centuries it grew so splendid and so popular that by the 16th century it was known everywhere as the Lord Mayor’s Show. It features in the plays of Shakespeare, the diaries of Pepys and the adventures of James Bond and of course in the pantomime story of Dick Whittington , who really was the Mayor of London three times.

The modern Lord Mayor’s procession is a direct descendant of that first journey to Westminster. The route and date have changed over the years but the pageantry of Hogarth and Canaletto can still be seen in its lively mixture of London’s past, present and future. The state coach is over 250 years old, and the pikemen who guard it are almost as old as the Show. Today you will see the City’s businesses, Livery Companies, charities, Her Majesty’s Forces, the City Police and Londoners from all walks of life come together to enjoy a splendid celebration of the City’s ancient power and prosperity, just as they did in the middle ages.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in London

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Cadbury World

Location: Birmingham

Date: Saturday 9th October 2021

Price: Adult £38 - Child £30 (Includes Admission)

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100052/21

This is an opportunity for all of you chocoholics to join us for a fun day out at Cadbury World – The Home of Chocolate.

This engaging, interactive attraction tells the story of chocolate from its discovery by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs through its journey to the bars and brand that we know today.

This is a multi-sensory experience where visitors progress on a fun journey through several zones, with rides, history, interactive cinema and tasting experiences all cleverly linked – and the sweet smell of chocolate is never far away, especially where the chocolatiers demonstrate traditional chocolate-making techniques.

The advertising avenue introduces a spot of nostalgia, too, bringing back memories of Cadbury campaigns from the past.

Relax in the Cadbury Cafe and don’t forget to visit the the World’s biggest Cadbury Shop.

There is so much more to see and do during your visit.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Admission to Cadbury World

We spend between 4 and 5 hours at Cadbury World.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Stratford Upon Avon

Location: Stratford Upon Avon

Date: Saturday 9th October 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Concessions £20 - Children £14

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

REF – 100050/21

Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in the history of its most famous resident, William Shakespeare.

This Warwickshire country town contains the home where Shakespeare was born, the cottage where Anne Hathaway resided before their marriage and the church where the couple is buried.

There are many fantastic areas of Stratford-upon-Avon to explore, which is why visitors flock back year after year to discover more.

From quaint side streets with unique and individual shops to open parklands along the river, there’s something for everyone.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in Stratford Upon Avon

This trip is not a guided tour.

 

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Camden Market

Location: Camden

Date: Saturday 16th October 2021

Price: Adult £17 - Concessions £16 - Child £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100056/21

Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders and independent stores next to the Regents Canal in London. There are over 1000 places where you can shop at Londons largest Market.

More than 100,000 visitors head to Camden Town every weekend to enjoy this shopping experience.

Spend time visiting the four main markets –

Camden Lock Market

This is where the market began in the 1970’s  where the stalls clustered around the canal and locks – Once mainly a craft market it now has many stalls selling clothes, jewellery and unusual gifts.  There are both indoor and outdoor areas and some great food stalls next to the canal.

Camden Stables Market

Camden Stables has over 450 shops and stalls and it’s here that you will find those vintage clothes and accesssories as well as a great selection of food stalls from aound the World.

Camden Lock Village

Once you cross the Canal Bridge you will discover Camden Lock Village.  This market specialises in accessories, fashions and gifts.

Buck Street Market

This is the place where you can find those cheapo items.

Local Pick Up Points.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Harrods & Kensington Shopping

Location: London

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100075/21

Enjoy a shopping experience at the World’s leading luxury Department Store and spend some time  browsing the vast array of designer shops located in Knightsbridge.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

London Museums

Location: London

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2021

Price: Adult £18 - Children £12

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

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You can visit either –

The Natural History Museum and/or the Science Museum and/or The Victoria & Albert Museum.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

A great day out for young or old alike.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

There are No Admission charges to the London Museums.

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in the London Museums.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

RAF Museum London

Location: Hendon

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2021

Price: Adult £17 - Children £10

ATTRACTIONS & PLACES OF INTEREST

HALF TERM SPECIAL

REF – 100083/21

The Royal Air Force Museum London, commonly called the RAF Museum, is located on the former Hendon Aerodrome, with five major buildings and hangars dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force.

A fantastic museum in North London, telling the story of the RAF since it’s formation over 100 years ago, featuring dozens of aircraft, exciting exhibitions, displays, historic films and a glimpse into the future.

Explore the fascinating story of the first 100 years of the RAF.

Debate the future, test your flying skills, be amazed by stories of bravery, love and loss.

Children will enjoy the themed outdoor play area and there are places to get food and drinks.

Please Note:  There are no admission charges to the RAF Museum but an additional charge will apply if you choose to visit the Dambusters Virtual Reality Experience.

Local Pick Up Points (Ask for details)

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Our Trip allows between 4 & 5 hours in the RAF Museum

There is No Charge for Admission to the Museum.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Ghosts, Gallows & Gangsters

Location: London

Date: Friday 29th October 2021

Price: £55 Per Person

Join us for some Halloween Fun

BLUE BADGE GUIDED TOUR

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London is the most haunted city in the world. Once called the “City of Gallows” visitors had to pass a hanged man at every gate. We seek out ghosts, gangsters and the mystery of Jack the Ripper.

Expect goosebumps and giggles.

We meet our Blue Badge guide on Whitehall at 10.30am for morning coffee and biscuits (included).

We slip into St James’s Park to begin a morning on foot telling the story of crimes and punishments, ministerial ghosts, spies and intrigues.   In Parliament Square we discover the best way to preserve a head on a spike and learn the dreadful fate of the man who tried to rob the Abbey treasury.   We break to buy lunch in Parliament Square – there’s a good value café in the Westminster Central Hall plus some free time to look inside the highest court in the land – the Supreme Court.

In the afternoon by coach we head through the Old Square Mile via Sweeney Todd’s Fleet Street to the East End of the Kray Twins.   In Victorian times life was cheap here and murder not uncommon.   But one murderer has left an indelible mark on our national conscience – a murderer neither caught nor identified but known the world over as Jack the Ripper.   We tell the story in the context of the East End’s social history.  

We tell the personal stories of the victims in the Victorian slums.   A life of lodging houses and hovels paying a few coppers to sleep leaning against a rope – “so tired I could sleep on a clothes line”.

To experience the daily horrors of this hand to mouth existence would utterly terrify us today even without the toll of ghastly murders.   The Ripper murders coincided with the rise of the “penny dreadful” and magazines like Tit-Bits, designed to offer tit-bits of news to the newly literate poor.   Nothing is new – bad news sold and scary, gruesome bad news sold best of all.

We’ll stop for you to buy tea in Spitalfields or you might choose a pint of ale or a large gin at the Ten Bells where the Ripper victims drank.

You’ll be ready to head home at 4.15pm.

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Blue Badge Guided Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

The Lavenham Lantern Tour

Location: Lavenham

Date: Monday 1st November 2021

Price: £49 Per Person

Join Nick and Mary, the 17th Century Gaolers of the old Guildhall, for an enlightening lantern walk around the medieval village of Lavenham, deep in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside.

The year is 1645 and Lavenham is in Crisis.  The Civil War is in full swing, the Witchfinder General is on his hunt for Witches and the destitute weavers are rioting.

However, for our two horrible Gaolers, life could not be better!  The prison is full and there is money to be made!

Join Nick and Mary on their light-hearted look at some of the ‘Horrible History of Lavenham’.  Hear tales of local folklore and traditions, witchcraft and riots, murder and executions, plus a few ghosts for good measure.

We end our tour at the Cock Inn, Nick and Mary’s favourite watering hole, where we join them for a two course hot meal before returning home.

Coach departures from Stevenage at 1.30pm

Price Includes –

Coach Travel

Guided Tour & Two Course Meal

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Bovingdon Market

Location: Bovingdon

Date: Saturday 13th November 2021

Price: £13 Per Person

SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

REF – 100064/21

Here is your chance to grab some early shopping bargains for Christmas.

Why not join us for a visit to the busiest Saturday market in the UK?

Over 400 stalls and a great choice for everyone.

Price includes – 

Return Coach Travel

This Trip allows approximately 4 hours shopping time

 

Christmas 2021

Christmas is coming and we are already making plans for the 2021 Festive Season.

Keep watching throughout the year as we add new dates and trips as they become available.

10th Nov – The Beauty of the Ballet – Royal Albert Hall – Stevenage Travel Group – From £49 Per Person

12th Nov – Thursford Christmas SpectacularStevenage Travel Group – £68 Per Person

14th Nov – Thursford Christmas SpectacularStevenage Travel Group – From £68 Per Person

27th Nov – Winter Wonderland & The London Lights Tour – Adult £19 – Child £12

28th Nov – Winchester Christmas Market – Adult £22 – Concessions £20 – Child £12

3rd Dec – Lincoln Christmas Market – Adult £22 – Concessions £20 – Child £12

4th Dec – Christmas Shopping, Cruising & The London Lights – £45 Per Person

4th Dec – Thursford Christmas SpectacularStevenage Travel Group – £64 Per Person

5th Dec – Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival & Market – Adult £22 – Concessions £20 – Child £12

8th Dec – Thursford Christmas Spectacular – Stevenage Travel Group – £62 Per Person

9th Dec – John Rutters Christmas Celebrations – Royal Albert Hall – Stevenage Travel Group – From £43 Per Person

11th Dec – Winter Wonderland & The London Lights Tour – Adult £19 – Child £12

11th Dec – Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market – Adult £22 – Child £12

12th Dec – Stratford Upon Avon Victorian Christmas Fayre – Adult £22 – Concessions £20 – Child £12

20th Dec – Thursford Christmas SpectacularStevenage Travel Group – £62 Per Person

28th Dec – Winter Wonderland & The London Lights Tour – Adult £19 – Child £12

For your safety – All of our coaches are disinfected and sanitised before your trip, all of our drivers follow strict Health & Safety guidelines, we have social distancing measures in place and hand sanitiser on-board your coach for your personal use.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board your Luxury Coach.

Scroll down to see where we are going and spend an Festive Day with us.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2021

TICKETS ON SALE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020

Tickets are now On Sale for the very popular Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show for 2021.

We have six trips now available in 2021.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular has entertained more than 6 million visitors of all ages from across the globe since opening its first Christmas Eve performance over 40 years ago, becoming one of Europe’s biggest seasonal shows.

It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels.

The award-winning production, which runs annually from early November, employs around 360 dancers, singers, musicians, variety acts, technicians, wardrobe teams, ushers, caterers and production staff each year.

For details and prices – Check out our Theatre Page at –

https://www.landmarkhire.com/what-we-do/theatre-trips/

To Book your Tickets – Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

This show is guaranteed to get you all in the Christmas Spirit.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Winter Wonderland and The London Lights

Location: Central London

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12 - Family Ticket (2+2) £57

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

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Get in to the Christmas spirit by Joining us on an expedition to the spectacular Winter Wonderland which is located on Hyde Park in London. With a Baverian Village, craft and market stalls and fantastic fun fair. You can even visit the circus or the ice rink.
Plenty of places to eat and drink and when you leave Wonderland, we will take you for a leisurely drive through the London Lights before heading for home.

The full Christmas experience can be enjoyed and you can visit the Ice Bar, Cirque Berserk, The Snowman and over 100 fairground rides, including some of the very latest rides and some of the historical vintage rides. Visit Santaland, the Christmas Market and explore the food and drink stalls.

Once we leave Winter Wonderland, our driver will take you through London where to can view the London lights.

Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon shopping in London’s Oxford Street and then rejoin our coach for the tour of the London Lights.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

London Lights Tour

This Trip allows for a full afternoon at Winter Wonderland, followed by an early evening tour of the London Lights.

Entry to Winter Wonderland is Free, although charges apply for Rides and Special Attractions.

Further details can be found at the Winter Wonderland Website.

https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Winchester Christmas Market

Location: Winchester

Date: Sunday 28th November 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Concessions £20 - Children £12

The Magic of Christmas

REF – 100067/21

Inspired by traditional German markets, Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe because of its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere.

The pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding an open-air real ice rink. All of the exhibitors have been hand-picked for their interesting, high quality and unique products many of which can’t be bought on the high street.

The Cathedral Refectory and Ice Rink Café Bar & Kitchen provide a warm and comfortable setting with plenty of seating and great menus.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

We spend approximately 4 hours at the market

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Lincoln Christmas Market

Location: Lincoln

Date: Friday 3rd December 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Concessions £20 - Children £12

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

REF – 100074/21

A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the in cultural quarter of the city. The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market.

Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

More details

http://www.lincoln-christmasmarket.co.uk/visitors/

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Christmas Shopping, Cruising and The London Lights

Location: Greenwich

Date: Saturday 4th December 2021

Price: Adults Only £45

The Magic of Christmas

REF – 100085/21

Our coach will arrive at Royal Greenwich at 1 pm where you can enjoy an afternoon of Christmas shopping in the covered market and boutique style shops with time to visit the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House (both are free entry).

We meet our top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide at Greenwich Pier at 3.45pm, just as the sun sets, for a one hour cruise to Westminster with a fun & informative Cockney skipper’s commentary.

We pass the Canary Wharf all lit up like a mini-Manhattan. We sail beneath a floodlit Tower Bridge and through the glistening City & West End.

Our coach driver will meet you at Westminster Pier ready for a tour of Christmas London by night.

It’s great fun seeing the busy shopping streets from high up in your coach.

Our tour is much more than the Christmas Lights though as we’ll also show you some of London’s most beautifully illuminated buildings and we go off the beaten track to bring you up to date with what is new in the capital.

At 6.30pm we make a stop at Covent Garden where you can buy refreshments and enjoy the street performers.

You will be ready to head home at 7.30pm on emptier roads after the rush hour.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

One Hour Cruise

Blue Badge London Lights Tour

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival & Market

Location: Rochester

Date: Sunday 5th December 2021

Price: Adults £22 -Concessions £20 - Children £12

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

REF – 100071/21

Rochester was home to Charles Dickens and it is where he wrote the famous novel – A Christmas Carol.

Every year the streets of Rochester are filled with entertainment and parades of characters dressed in Victorian costumes.  Here you will experience a traditional Victorian Christmas.

Rochester Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets held in Great Britain.  It takes place at the foot of the ancient Norman Castle.  The market consists of more than 70 German style wooden chalets.  Here you will find the chants and songs of Christmas and a giant Christmas Tree.

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

We spend between 4 and 5 hours at the market

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Winter Wonderland and The London Lights

Location: Central London

Date: Saturday 11th December 2021

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12 - Family Ticket (2+2) £57

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

REF – 100072/21

Get in to the Christmas spirit by Joining us on an expedition to the spectacular Winter Wonderland which is located on Hyde Park in London. With a Baverian Village, craft and market stalls and fantastic fun fair. You can even visit the circus or the ice rink.
Plenty of places to eat and drink and when you leave Wonderland, we will take you for a leisurely drive through the London Lights before heading for home.

The full Christmas experience can be enjoyed and you can visit the Ice Bar, Cirque Berserk, The Snowman and over 100 fairground rides, including some of the very latest rides and some of the historical vintage rides. Visit Santaland, the Christmas Market and explore the food and drink stalls.

Once we leave Winter Wonderland, our driver will take you through London where to can view the London lights.

Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon shopping in London’s Oxford Street and then rejoin our coach for the tour of the London Lights.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

London Lights Tour

This Trip allows for a full afternoon at Winter Wonderland, followed by an early evening tour of the London Lights.

Entry to Winter Wonderland is Free, although charges apply for Rides and Special Attractions.

Further details can be found at the Winter Wonderland Website.

https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

Location: Birmingham

Date: Saturday 11th December 2021

Price: Adult £22 - Children £12

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

REF – 100079/21

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest Christmas Markets outside of Germany.

We are sure that this market will not disappoint.  From unique and traditional gifts, to tasty food and drink, there is plenty of festive cheer to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Local Pick Up Points.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Stratford Upon Avon Victorian Christmas Market

Location: Stratford Upon Avon

Date: Sunday 12th December 2021

Price: Adults £22 - Concessions £20 - Children £12

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

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This will be the fourth of what is now an annual and award-winning event which takes place in the Town Centre.

The Victorian Christmas Market is a themed event with stall holders dressed in Victorian costumes.   There will be entertainment throughout the town; a stage in Henley Street will host a programme of performances.   There will be a traditional funfair, which will include a carousel situated at the bottom of Wood Street and on the Rother Street market area.

The Christmas market will be on Waterside, Bridge Street, Henley Street, High Street and Meer Street, with stalls which will include street food and drink-related produce being positioned on Wood Street

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes – 

Return Coach Travel

We spend between 4 and 5  hours at Stratford Upon Avon

Bookings & Details: Call Stevenage Travel on 01438 222410

Blenheim Palace Christmas Market and Light Trail

Location: Blenheim Palace

Date: Sunday 12th December 2021

Price: £45 Per Person

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

The after-dark illuminated trail sparkling in The Great Outdoors.

Your adventure begins at the Christmas Market in the Great Court. Wander through the boutique chalets filled with an assortment of hand-picked, hand-made, irresistible gifts and tempting treats for foodies. With over 70 designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court, their distinctive range of artisan products will make perfect treats and gifts this Christmas.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when over a million lights, lasers and seasonal sounds fill the air with festive fun through the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens.

Look forward to some together time with family and friends as you discover glittering tunnels of light, dancing lakeside reflections and trees drenched in jewel-like colour. For a moment of reflection pause at mesmerising flickering flames in the fire garden, gaze up at the larger-than-life illuminations and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas along the way.

The crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tasty treats on offer. Have yourself a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with a *spiced winter warmer or *hot chocolate shared with someone special.

PLEASE NOTE – Price does not include entry to the palace.

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

Location: Nottingham

Date: Date to be confirmed

Price: Adult £22 - Children £12

The Magic of Christmas

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Christmas returns to Nottingham with the largest event in the East Midlands!

While away the hours browsing over 70 traditional, Bavarian-style stalls, searching for the perfect gift as well as sampling the delicious homemade and artisan cheeses, chutneys and chocolates on offer. This year’s Christmas market has been expanded, with something for everyone including  plants, mead, jewellery, scents, fashion, retro style, Eco art, Lego art, Fair-trade, Continental food, local homemade stew and home accessories to offer the discerning visitor.

Price includes –

Return Coach Travel

We spend approximately 5 hours at the market

Bookings & Details: Call Landmark Coaches on 01462 733764

Winter Wonderland and The London Lights

Location: Central London

Date: Tuesday 28th December 2021

Price: Adult £19 - Children £12 - Family Ticket (2+2) £57

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We hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.   Now its nearly over for another year.

One more chance to join us on an expedition to the spectacular Winter Wonderland which is located on Hyde Park in London.   With a Baverian Village, craft and market stalls and fantastic fun fair.  You can even visit the circus or the ice rink.

Plenty of places to eat and drink and when you leave Wonderland, we will take you for a leisurely drive through the London Lights before heading for home.

The full Christmas experience can be enjoyed in London today and you can visit the Ice Bar, Cirque Berserk, The Snowman and over 100 fairground rides, including some of the very latest rides and some of the historical vintage rides.   Visit Santaland, the Christmas Market and explore the food and drink stalls.

Once we leave Winter Wonderland, our driver will take you through London where to can view the London lights.

Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon enjoying the sales in London’s Oxford Street and then rejoin our coach for the tour of the London Lights.

Local Pick Up Points

Price Includes –

Return Coach Travel

London Lights Tour

This Trip allows for a full afternoon at Winter Wonderland, followed by an early evening tour of the London Lights.

Entry to Winter Wonderland is Free, although charges apply for Rides and Special Attractions.

Further details can be found at the Winter Wonderland Website.

https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

Further Information

Our aim is to give you a Special Day Out.

If you have any questions about our Day Trips, you can call our friendly Travel Advisors on 01462 733764.

Our Offices are open from 8am to 4pm Monday – Friday.

You can find a list of our Pick Up Points and Bus Stops here – https://www.landmarkhire.com/wp-content/uploads/Bus-Stops.pdf

You can find a copy of our Terms & Conditions here – https://www.landmarkhire.com/wp-content/uploads/Day-Terms-V2.pdf

Keep watching this page for our 2022 dates

Head Office:
Landmark Vehicle Hire Ltd,
Unit 6, Arlesey Business Park,
Mill Lane,
Arlesey,
Bedfordshire,
SG15 6RF
Satellite Depot:
Landmark Coaches Limited,
119 Clophill Rd,
Clophill,
Bedford,
MK45 2AE
Telephone:
01462 733764
01462 735771

Fax:
01462 835817