We have a second to none selection of excursions from coastal destinations to special events, Christmas Markets, Shows, Lunch Tours and many more!
A visit to the medieval Northumberland market town of Alnwick, famed for its twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops which are teamed with some top attractions including Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
See how life used to be in North East England. Explore the old town, visit the farm, jump on a tram, meet costumed folk and lots more plus most of our visits in 2017 are when special events are on to enhance your visit, or spend the day exploring the city of Durham at leisure.
A quarter of a million seabirds including puffins and the UK’s largest seabird, the gannet, make their home on the ledges of the chalk cliffs during the breeding season (Apr-Oct). There’s a brand new visitor centre telling the story of seabirds along with cliff edge viewing platforms which give spectacular views of the nesting birds and the coastline.
The Christmas Festival at Beverley is one of the most established events in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Drawing crowds from all over, this event takes over the whole of the historic town with events, special markets and lots more for all the family to enjoy and get in to the festive mood taking place.
Our journey takes us for a morning break in the popular market town of Guisborough prior to heading in the footsteps of Captain James Cook over to the Cleveland Coast where we visit Saltburn, home of the world’s oldest water balance cliff lift and Smugglers Museum before heading for Redcar, with time for optional fish and chips by the sea!
An area famous for unspoilt countryside with rich farmland and quaint villages. We visit Louth, a market town set on the eastern edge of the Wolds famous for its narrow winding streets before continuing through Horncastle to the cathedral city of Lincoln for an afternoon break.
The small Dales town of Grassington takes on a bygone Dickensian atmosphere with the annual Dickensian festival which takes over the main street with entertainment, stalls, displays and a true Christmas atmosphere to enjoy. Enjoy the entertainment plus explore the wealth of traditional independent stores which can be found along the main street.
Best known for its 'Last of the Summer Wine' connections, you can explore 'ginnels' and discover former weavers' cottages, art and craft galleries, as well as some familiar TV locations to spot before travelling through Peak District scenery to enjoy an afternoon break in the Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. And, opening in February 2017, a new exhibition at Kensington Palace will celebrate her life and the evolution of her image and style. Contained within 6 rooms the exhibition features a variety of items from her wardrobe worn to compliment the occasions from formal or charity engagements to glamorous gala events.
Stalls, entertainers and seasonal themes take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink at the famous Lincoln Christmas Market in 2017. Enjoy the scents of mulled wine and freshly cooked food, the sounds of entertainment, music and merriment and the sights of this market in this stunning, historic city.
The city that oozes culture and heritage! A key destination for art lovers and museum goers. Explore the impressive new shopping centre Liverpool One or visit the Beetles Experience, waterfront attractions, Maritime Museum (Titanic Exhibition) or a cruise on the Mersey.
This original Liverpool tour brings together the facts, the fun plus the film and TV legacy of Liverpool’s past and present adding a Living Memories element that you will instantly recognise and enjoy. Film and TV locations include Foyle’s War, Cilla, Harry Potter, the last Hovis TV advert, Peaky Blinders and of course Bread to name a few!
Over to Holmfirth, Last of the Summer wine country, with free time before continuing across the Pennines to Saddleworth where we enjoy a leisurely late afternoon cruise along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal through beautiful scenery complete with tea and scone.
The 'Quay to Sea' 3 hour cruise is a fantastic way to see the changing face of the River Tyne from the best vantage point in town. The cruise takes you under the magical Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for the cruise to enjoy the panorama of the Tyne Gorge before returning downriver as far as the river mouth. On your cruise you will see the legendary shipyards of Tyneside.
Whatever the weather, Britain’s first seaside resort is packed with things to see and do. From golden beaches to traditional seaside amusements, boat filled harbour, castle, plus not forgetting the North Bay attractions.
Pickup a bargain or two at the popular Skipton market before an afternoon visit to the popular Boundary Mill store at Colne, famous for value offering up to 75% off rrp on clothing, shoes, furnishings, glass, china and lots more!
Warwick’s mainly independent businesses offer an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafes, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday.
Home to gothic abbey ruins, working harbour, historic cobbled streets to explore, cosy taverns and award winning fish and chips! We offer a great range of departures, some direct, others visiting places en-route