All our upcoming excursions are listed below. To book your seat please call us on 01208 77989.
Let your imagination run wild as you and the group travel to mystery locations for a fun day out. Well, you will be surprised to read that we cannot tell you anything else otherwise it would no longer be a mystery.
Suffice to say we have brilliant spots lined up to visit and, of course, beautiful scenic countryside to enjoy all the way.
The coach will depart the yard at 9:30am. Part of the tour will be outdoors, so please dress appropriately and comfortably for all weather conditions.
All aboard for a steam train journey from the South Devon Railway. It is a former Great Western Railway branch line, built in 1872, which runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh, Staverton and Totnes.
Then set sail on the Dartmouth Castle boat from Totnes along the beautiful River Dart to Dartmouth. View the magnificent buildings of the Britannia Royal Naval College and Agatha Christies Greenway Estate, enjoy the riverside villages of Stoke Gabriel and Dittisham, the Sharpham Estate with its vineyards and the steeply wooded hillsides plunging down to the waters edge providing unparalleled scenic views.
After you will have free time in Dartmouth before the coach journey back.
Staying 4 nights at the Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William. The largest town of the Highlands in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain. We journey through Scotlands stunning scenery taking in Glen Coe, The Great Glen, Oban, The Isle of Mull and colourful Tobermory harbour, a train ride to Mallaig, a Nessie hunt on a Loch Ness cruise and Inverness.
Our outward journey includes an overnight stay at Morecambe's seafront Lothersdale Hotel with time to explore. The return journey includes the Falkirk Wheel, the Kelpies and overnight at the Milton Hilltop Hotel, Carlisle.
What better way to put a spring into your step and your garden than visiting Toby's Garden Festival at Powderham Castle. See over 150 exhibitors, offering quality plants from award winning nurseries, unique West Country craft, artisan food and fun family entertainment. Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, pictureque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon's oldest family homes.
The annual Royal Windsor Horse Show is always a spectacular event which is held within the private grounds of Windsor Castle. It hosts international competition for show jumping, carriage driving and endurance riding. In addition there are over 130 showing classes.
And if you do not want to visit the show how about the Capital or Windsor Town. One of the worlds most visited cities, London has something for everyone, from history and culture to find food and good times.
A trip to London would not be complete without visiting one of the top attractions such as London Eye, Tower of London, Natural History Museum or a West End Show. Staying at the Copthorne Hotel, Slough with two day admission to Windsor Horse Show OR return travel into London.
There is so much to see and do at the Killerton Estate. Explore the 18th century house and renowned Hillside Gardens. The garden is beautiful all year round with ancient trees and far reaching views. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1944.
On display in the house is a collection of 18th to 20th century costumes, originally known as the Paulise de Bush collection, shown in period rooms.
The garden was created in the 1770s by John Veitch, it features rhododendrons, magnolias, herbaceous borders and rear trees as well as an ice house and early 19th century summer house. The surrounding parkland and woods offer a number of circular walks. The Stables Cafe is perfect for a refreshing drink and a slice of home-made cake. While the Dairy Cafe in the garden serve snacks and warming drinks.
Our route to take us via Carnon Downs Garden Centre for a coffee break or early lunch and then possible free time in Falmouth. At 2pm we board the Princessa from the Prince of Wales Pier. The cruise takes in views of Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, Black Rock, St Anthony's Lighthouse, the Manacles and Mandalay House.
With a rugged landscape and scenic waters the Helford River and Fisherman's Creek are certainly worth seeing. And if you are lucky Dolphins, Basking Sharks and Seals may be out to play. Afterwards we will meet at the coach for our return journey.
In conjunction with the North Hill Good Companions a trip of 5 days and 4 nights to Llandudno, Wales. Staying at the Queens Hotel situated on the outstanding Victorian promenade in the heart of Llandudno with fantastic views of the Great Orme and the famous pier.
The hotel offers excellent cuisine combined with a friendly, courteous and efficient service, together with a sea view bar overlooking Llandudno Bay. All rooms are en-suite with all the facilities you would expect including TV, telephone, hairdryer plus tea and coffee making facilities. We will stop on route to and from Llandudno at places of interest and while in Llandudno there will be two day excursions from the hotel.
You set sail from the delightful seaside town of Exmouth aboard the pride of Exmouth. Working our way up the coast brings you to the lovely town of Sidmouth and its red rock cliffs that have been scoured and sculpted into fantastic shapes. The striking red cliffs around Sidmouth were formed in a baking desert some 240 million years ago during the Triassic period of geological time.
The town has wonderful expanses of sand as well as a pebble beach. There are rock pools at the eastern end of the beach to explore. The many Regency buildings add elegance and distinction to the esplanade which runs the full length of the beach, along majestic cliffs. A large part of the town has been designated a conservation area as well.
Sidmouth has everything you could possibly want, beaches, stunning coastal walks, gardens, stylish eating places and some of the best shops in East Devon selling desirable items such as unusual gifts, designer clothing, and lifestyle goods. You have roughly 3 hours to explore the town before boarding the boat for the return journey back to Exmouth where you will meet the coach.
The Festival of British Eventing takes place at Gatcombe Park, the spectacular home of the Princess Royal and her family. As well as being the fifth leg of the Event Rider Masters, the event incorporates the British Open Championships CIC3, the Neptune Trophy for Advanced Courses and Corinthian Cup. Spectators have a wonderful view of the cross country from within the beautiful natural bowl of the park. The Festival is well known for its selection of the fabulous trade stands and the variety of lovely food on offer throughout the day. As well as a weekend of top class eventing there are arena attractions from 2pm including The Devils Horsemen Cossack Riders, Ye Olde Red Tail Falconry display and lots of entertainment to make sure everyone has a great day out.
Experience the unique location that is Burghley, we leave Bodmin early on Friday morning. Arrive at Burghley to watch the major part of the Dressage element of this most prestigious event. On Saturday after breakfast we head to Burghley in plenty of time to watch the exciting Cross Country phase. Sunday starts with breakfast before we go off to Burghley again for the final horse Inspection and concluding Show Jumping phase and other main ring displays and attractions.During the three days why not visit the shopping complex and demonstrations at the World of the Horse.
Burghleys vast shopping village is always a favourite for those looking for early Christmas present. There is also sporting and social action running continuously with many other rings offering numerous classes and demonstrations with time to enjoy all that Burghley has to offer. Staying at the Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby.
A full day of activities with not just the famous Safari Park Drive Through, Longleat House, Museum and animal corner. From the comfort of your coach you will enjoy animal encounters on a Winter Safari. See the impressive animals move freely across hundreds of acres of land including zebra, giraffe, tigers, rhino, flamingo, cheetah and of course the famous lions. Longleat House, set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped gardens and one of the countries finest examples of Elizabethan architecture, is transformed every Christmas. Then at 4.30pm the Festival of Light comes to life, join Longleats spectacular festival and see the amazing illuminations which are situated throughout the park. Giant handcrafted creatures and larger-than-life re-creations of some of the Safari Parks famous animals can be seen. A family day out at Longleat is sure to fill you with festive cheer this Christmas!
Enjoy an early Christmas getaway at the Devon Towers Hotel for 4 days, 3 nights with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. The hotel is close to the sea front, International Centre and Pier. The large coastal town of Bournemouth is superbly situated on the South Dorset coast, sitting on chalk cliffs and overlooking seven miles of golden sand. The Avenue shopping centre is home to a number of department stores, whilst Westover Road has a selection of quirky boutiques situated along the stylish tree lined boulevard. A visit to the Winchester Christmas Market in a city steeped in history. Winchester is Englands ancient capital and has a stunning mediaeval Cathedral. You will also have a free day in Bournemouth. There will be opportunities for sightseeing on route.