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Day Excursions 2014

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THE SMALL PRINT ! Entrance tickets not included unless stated. All seats are sold on a first come, first served basis. We allocate seats on our excursions which will be honoured wherever possible. However, we reserve the right to change your seat should circumstances deem necessary. We will make every effort to carry out the programme and itineraries as advertised, but must reserve the right to cancel any excursion or alter routes, timings or stopping places without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control. Cancellations & Refunds. If we are forced to cancel any excursion, a full refund will be made. In the event of a customer cancelling we shall apply charges in line with the scale below. Tickets cannot be transferred to future trips. More than 28 days notice - Full refund, 14 to 28 days notice - Less 25%, 7 to 13 days notice - Less 50%, Less than 7 days notice - No refund. We look forward to welcoming you on board. Jerry & Sean Blackmore

PICK-UP POINTS Poole - The Lighthouse Bus Stop, Parkstone - Ashley Rd, Branksome - Poole Rd, Westbourne - Bingo Hall, Bournemouth - Travel Interchange, Boscombe - Sovereign Centre, Southbourne - Southbourne Grove, Southbourne Crossroads, Christchurch, Stour Rd, Castles Ironmongers, Purewell Cross - In-Excess Bus Stop, Mudeford - Mudeford Lane, Friars Cliff - The Runway, Highcliffe - Saulflands, Medical Centre, Sea Corner, New Milton - Housemartin Pub, Bradbeers

MAY Thursday 1st Swanage Railway & The Purbecks A treat for all ages. We board the beautifully restored Swanage Railway at Norden with views of Corfe Castle, for a nostalgic steam train ride through the beautiful Purbecks to Swanage. After enjoying some free time in this attractive seaside town, on the beach or exploring the shops, we return to Norden by train and head home. This is a lovely day out. Price includes train fare. Adult/Over 60 £24.00, Under 16 £15.00 Thursday 1st Hinton Ampner House & Garden, Hampshire (NT) Best known for its fine gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art. The house was extensively remodelled after a traumatic fire in 1960 by its final owner, Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherborne, who also created the gardens - widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th century garden design. With their crisply manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens cleverly combine formal design with informal planting. Come along for a great day out - facilities include a tea room and shop. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £24.00, Child £14.00. NT Member - £16.00 Friday 2nd Clark’s Village One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Adidas, Body Shops depot, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Jaegar and many more. Adult/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 ©VisitEngland/JamesKerr.co.uk

Tuesday 6th Cotswolds Villages - Burford & Bourton The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with the distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping in Burford and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £7.50 Friday 9th Three Queens Sailaway - Southampton The sight of these modern cruise ships leaving the port is remarkable. To celebrate the 10th birthday of the Queen Mary, she will be joined by the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. As they leave the port together there will be a firework celebration - a memorable sight. As previously, we shall be on board a Blue Funnel vessel which will skilfully follow the ships out with the Captain offering a fun commentary along the way. Our boat will leave port around 7.00pm for a 2 ½ hour trip. No food - but drinks available on board. Adult/Over 60 £36.00, Child £20.00 Tuesday 13th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50 Thursday 15th Brighton One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00


Thursday 15th Worthing Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Friday 16th Isle of Wight Tour with local guide ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Monday 19th Stourhead House & Gardens - Wiltshire (NT) One of the best National Trust destinations in the South of England. The celebrated 18th Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous and your first sight of the lake will leave you amazed. There are stunning views around the grounds and gothic temples, monuments and rare plants surround the tranquil lake. The Palladian Mansion is full of Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. This really is an amazing destination and is well worth a visit. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £29.50, Child £22.00. NT Members - £17.50 Tuesday 20th City of Bath Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00 Tuesday 20th Bletchley Park - STATION X - Including lunch Fascinating day out as we travel to Buckinghamshire for a visit to the famous WWII code breaking centre. Seeing one of the Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception. There are plenty of different activities and exhibitions, from wartime toys to working computers, a wartime mini cinema to an outstanding Churchill collection. New for 2014 is a ‘free-flow’ guided tour system. We have also included a hot lunch at Bletchley - set menu including tea or coffee. Price includes entrance and lunch. Adult/Over 60 £36.50, Child £16.00 Wednesday 21st Sidmouth Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Wednesday 21st Henley with Afternoon Thames Cruise Adjacent to the River Thames, Henley is best known for its annual Royal Regatta, attracting some of the world’s finest rowers. Why not tread in the footsteps of Redgrave & Pinsent and stop off at the town’s award-winning River and Rowing Museum. But there is more to the town, with its historic church, Town Hall, market square and excellent shops and restaurants. At 2.15pm we board our covered river boat for a lovely cruise down the Thames to Marlow, passing Medmenham Abbey. Price includes boat fare. Adult/Over 60 £28.00, Child £15.00 Thursday 22nd Chelsea Flower Show - Afternoon Entrance The ultimate event in the gardening calendar. Cutting-edge garden design and thousands of perfect blooms; top growers and world class designers; scents and sights and shopping galore. Chelsea will be crammed with leading lights, big name designers and the spectacle you'd expect at the world’s greatest gardening event. Our visit includes your entrance ticket to the afternoon session (3.30pm to 8.00pm). You may like to bring a packed lunch with you. Adult/Over 60 £57.00, Child £42.00 Friday 23rd Chelsea Flower Show - Afternoon Entrance ©picselect.com The ultimate event in the gardening calendar. Cutting-edge garden design and thousands of perfect blooms; top growers and world class designers; scents and sights and shopping galore. Chelsea will be crammed with leading lights, big name designers and the spectacle you'd expect at the world’s greatest gardening event. Our visit includes your entrance ticket to the afternoon session (3.30pm to 8.00pm). You may like to bring a packed lunch with you. Adult/Over 60 £57.00, Child £42.00 Sunday 25th Duxford D-Day Anniversary Air Show IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield in Cambridgeshire. Your entrance ticket includes entrance to the superb museum, so you can wander under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with the award-winning interactive exhibitions. The air show will feature fighter, bomber and transport aircraft types that would have been seen over the beaches of France, together with thrilling ground content, including a march past by Normandy veterans and serving personnel from the Parachute Regiment. This special D-Day anniversary air show is not to be missed. The flying display starts at around 2.00pm and will finish at approximately 5.30pm. Price includes entrance ticket. Adult/Over 60 £44.00, Under 16 £25.00 Tuesday 27th Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Surely a must for any ‘Potter’ fan! The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now, for the first time, the doors are open for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time. Price includes entrance ticket. Adult/Over 60 £49.00, Under 16 £39.00

Wednesday 28th Longleat Safari Park Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds lies the magnificent Longleat House. The UK‘s number 1 Safari Park is one of the best loved tourist destinations and offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Come along and join us as which we drive through the Park with views of the famous Longleat Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, Gorilla Colony, Cheetah Colony and much more. Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Price includes ticket to all Longleat attractions. Adult £37.50, Over 65 £33.00, Under 15 £25.00 Wednesday 28th Oxford – City of Spires The beauty of the city's colleges have been a place of learning for over 800 years making the city a world class tourist destination. Very pedestrian friendly, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The newly reopened Ashmolean Museum has been widely acclaimed as a huge success. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £13.00


Wednesday 28th Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace is considered to be one of the finest baroque houses and was built on a grand scale in 2100 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Famously the birthplace of Winston Churchill and the setting for many feature films, the interior has a superb collection of tapestries, paintings, porcelain and furniture. Price includes entrance. Adult £32.50, Over 60 £31.00, Child £24.50 Thursday 29th Hampton Court Palace River Cruise A memorable day out. We board our River Boat at Chertsey and have a lovely 2 ¼ hour cruise with commentary up the River Thames through Sunbury to Hampton Court Palace . Plenty of time to explore the magnificent Tudor Palace with its remarkable history, stroll around the gardens and view the world famous maze. Price includes boat trip and entrance to Hampton Court. Adult £41.00, Over 60 £39.50, Under 16 £25.00 Thursday 29th RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey The flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse. Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden and is a must-see for the avid gardener. In the trial fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions and there is a lovely gift shop and restaurant. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £28.00, Child 5-16yrs £15.00 Friday 30th Osborne House – Isle of Wight (EH) Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century, the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton. Adult £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50 Friday 30th New Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth - OR GunWharf Quays Shopping only The opening of the highly anticipated new Mary Rose Museum is here. The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, will finally reveal all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum. The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. Our All inclusive package includes access to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and more. Price including Mary Rose Museum & 45 min Harbour Tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 Price - All inclusive ticket. Adult £36.00, Over 60 £35.00, 5-15 year £22.50 GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00

JUNE Monday 2nd Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens Established by Benedictine Monks during the 1040’s, Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique attraction where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of Mute Swans. Abbotsbury is located to the west of Weymouth and offers a fantastic day out. After spending time at The Swannery we travel to the nearby Sup Tropical Gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens I have ever visited”. This magnificent 20 acre site offers stunning views of the Jurrasic Coast and is filled with exotic and rare plants from all over the world. Price includes entrance to both attractions. Adult/Over 60 £30.00, Under 16 £20.00 Tuesday 3rd Mottisfont Estate & Gardens Lovely local excursion as we head to Mottisfont near Romsey. At the heart of this tranquil rural estate is Mottisfont Abbey, set in glorious grounds alongside the River Test. Plenty of time to explore the fascinating history of the estate, tranquillity of the gardens and the lovely riverside walk. The famous collection of roses in the walled garden should hopefully be starting to bloom. There is an excellent cafe/restaurant or you may like to picnic in the grounds. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 - £24.50, Child - £15.00, NT Member - £15.00 Wednesday 4th Chichester & Arundel Steeped in over 2000 years of history, Chichester is a delightful destination. Dominated by the 900 year old Cathedral the town has many fine buildings and also offers the visitor excellent shopping. Our day out also includes a visit to the charming town of Arundel which hugs the River Arun. It's the perfect place to have a wander and afternoon tea surrounded by lovely countryside. Adult/Over 60 £17.00, Child £14.00 Thursday 5th Sidmouth Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Friday 6th Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire This is a lovely day out, set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection, is home to The Lansdowne family. Inside the house there are Georgian costumes; Victoriana, Indiana and superb collections of watercolours, miniatures and jewellery. Price includes entrance to House & Garden. Adult £27.50, Over 60 £26.00, Child £15.00 Saturday 7th Houses of Parliament Tour Fascinating day out as we travel to Westminster for a guided 75 minute tour which includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall. The tour takes in some of the most important areas of the Palace in which Parliament meets, and explains what Parliament is and does, what it has meant to different people at different times, and how it came to be what it is today. Most of the buildings seen on the tour were built in the mid 19th Century following a devastating fire, but the route also incorporates some of the earlier buildings, such as Westminster Hall. Free time after to enjoy the area - other attractions close by include Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Price includes tour. Adult/Over 60 £32.00, Child £22.00

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Monday 9th Hampshire Scenic Tour with Roast Carvery Lunch The great thing about a coach tour is that the high vantage point allows you to see over hedgerows and see a completely different landscape. On this great value day out we enjoy the lovely countryside of the beautiful county of Hampshire with various stops during the day at some of the historic spots. At lunchtime we have arranged for a delicious country pub lunch. There is a choice of three meats all with Yorkshire Pudding, stuffing, freshly steamed seasonal vegetables and gravy. Pudding is available on the day for an additional cost. More exploring in the afternoon before we head home. Price includes carvery lunch. Adult/Over 60 £23.00, Child £18.00


Monday 9th Kennet & Avon Canal Trip Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel up to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath and board the superb M V Barbara McLellan broad beam narrowboat. Enjoy the wildlife and countryside on our 3 hour cruise along tranquil stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch - drinks available on board. Price includes boat fare. Adult/Over 60 £27.50, Child £20.00 Tuesday 10th New BBC Broadcasting House Tour Here is your chance to take a look behind the scenes of the BBC with a 1½ guided tour of the new £1bn BBC HQ on Upper Regent Street in the centre of London. On the tour, some of the things you're likely to experience include a camera's eye view via a big screen into some of the studios broadcasting to the nation such as the Six O'Clock News and Radio 1, as well as hearing about the rich history of the building and the BBC. You'll look down on the new state of the art newsroom and there will be the opportunity to have a go at reading the news and weather yourself on an interactive news set! On some but not all tours, you may get the chance to peek into the newly restored Radio Theatre (production schedules permitting) where Radio 2 concerts and popular radio comedy shows such as Just a Minute, the News Quiz and The Now Show have recently been recorded. Free time afterwards before returning home. Price includes tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £29.00, 9-16 years £15.00 Tuesday 10th Brighton One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 10th Worthing Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Wednesday 11th Clark’s Village One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Adidas, Body Shops depot, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Jaegar and many more. Adult/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 Wednesday 11th Kew Gardens Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, now a World Heritage Site. Plenty to see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the recently opened Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. Located in 121 hectares with magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens beside the River Thames, this once royal residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. Excellent day out. Price includes entrance. Adult £31.00, Over 60 £30.00, SPECIAL UNDER 16 PRICE £5.00 Thursday 12th Windsor with Afternoon Cream Tea Cruise OR Windsor Only We arrive in Windsor late morning with time to explore the shops, admire the magnificent castle and take lunch in one of the many restaurants or cafes. At 2.30pm we board our riverboat at Windsor Promenade for a 2 hour cruise along the River Thames. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. It then heads towards Oakley Court, Queen's Eyot and Monkey Island where the boat turns for the journey back to Windsor arriving at 4.30pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, you will be served a delicious Cream Tea with scones and jam. Price includes boat fare & Cream Tea. Adult/Over 60 £33.00, Child £15.00 WINDSOR ONLY - Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Thursday 12th Montacute House, Somerset (NT) This magnificent Elizabethan Mansion House is constructed in local Ham stone and incorporates a National Portrait Gallery exhibition. Highly recommended. The house is noted for its fine furniture, tapestries and heraldic glass and outside there is a superb formal garden with mixed borders, old roses and a landscaped park. Montacute House was also a film location in Ang Lee’s version of Sense and Sensibility! Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £27.00, Child £15.00. NT Member - £18.00 Friday 13th Kensington Palace The newly-transformed Kensington Palace is now open following a two-year, £12million refurbishment. Explore the new gardens, shops, café and terrace as well as four redesigned visitor routes revealing both the secret and public lives of Kensington's inhabitants. Discover stories from Queen Victoria's life told in her own words in the new Victoria Revealed exhibition and enjoy the delightful gardens. A new lift makes the Palace accessible to all. Price includes entrance. Adult £32.00, Over 60 £29.50, Under 16 £15.00 Friday 13th City of Wells Wells is one of Britain’s secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Also of interest are Vicars' Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the historic market place. Come and have a look - lovely day. Adult/Over 60 £16.50, Child £5.00 Wednesday 18th Arundel - Carpet of Flowers For over 100 years, Arundel Cathedral in West Sussex has celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a festival of flowers, which includes a magnificent carpet of flowers in the central aisle of the Cathedral and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the Cathedral to the courtyard of Arundel Castle, where Benediction is given. The Carpet of Flowers will be open to public view until celebration of Corpus Christi Mass. No charge for entrance. Adult/Over 60 £17.50, Child £10.00 Monday 23rd City of Bath Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00


Tuesday 24th

New Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth OR GunWharf Quays Shopping only The opening of the highly anticipated new Mary Rose Museum is here. The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, will finally reveal all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum. The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. Our All inclusive package includes access to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and more. Price including Mary Rose Museum & 45 min Harbour Tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 Price - All inclusive ticket. Adult £36.00, Over 60 £35.00, 5-15 year £22.50. GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00 Wednesday 25th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50 Wednesday 25th Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough Step back in time with us, as we head first to one of our favourite stopping places, Marlborough. This archetypal English Market town has that ‘film location’ quality and is a great spot to stroll around and find somewhere nice for lunch. In the afternoon we head to nearby Kintbury and board the 'Kennet Valley' horse drawn barge for a 2 hour cruise along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying passengers and is powered solely by the towing action of the horse making for a tranquil journey. Facilities onboard include a well stocked bar serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and confectionary. A lovely day out. Adult £26.50, Over 60 £25.50, Child £16.50 Thursday 26th Isle of Wight Tour with local guide ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Friday 27th Oxford – City of Spires The beauty of the city's colleges have been a place of learning for over 800 years making the city a world class tourist destination. Very pedestrian friendly, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The newly reopened Ashmolean Museum has been widely acclaimed as a huge success. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £13.00 Monday 30th Sidmouth Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Monday 30th Bletchley Park - STATION X - Including lunch Fascinating day out as we travel to Buckinghamshire for a visit to the famous WWII code breaking centre. Seeing one of the Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception. There are plenty of different activities and exhibitions, from wartime toys to working computers, a wartime mini cinema to an outstanding Churchill collection. New for 2014 is a ‘free-flow’ guided tour system. We have also included a hot lunch at Bletchley - set menu including tea or coffee. Price includes entrance and lunch. Adult/Over 60 £36.50, Child £16.00

JULY Tuesday 1st Polesden Lacey, Surrey (NT) Step back in to the Edwardian age at this magnificent country retreat near Dorking. Once the home of one of the great society hostesses of the time, the house entertained the celebrities and royalty of the age. The house was transformed into a glittering spectacle by the same architects who designed The Ritz Hotel in London. Amongst the rooms there is an extensive collection of fine art from Dutch old masters to ceramics including Faberge eggs. Outside, there are lovely grounds to explore with splendid gardens and woodland for those who want a longer walk. Facilities include the Granary Café which serves a selection of hot and cold food. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £29.00, Child £18.00. NT Members - £18.00 Tuesday 1st Devon & Dorset Drive with Roast Carvery Lovely day out to enjoy the beautiful scenery of West Dorset and East Devon before stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a delicious carvery with an extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Pudding is available on the day for an additional cost. Afterwards we shall head in to Sidmouth with time to stroll along the seafront and explore the shops. Adult/Over 60 - £26.00, Child - £15.00 Tuesday 1st Lyme Regis The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour as featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. A lovely destination for a day excursion. Adult/Over 60 - £18.00, Child - £10.00 Wednesday 2nd Stonehenge - New Visitor Centre (EH) The new multi-million pound visitor centre, the first phase of the improved visitor experience of Stonehenge has been opened. This is the first time Stonehenge has had a proper place to tell its story, and visitors will be able to find out much more about this complex monument, distinguishing facts from theories. A 360-degree virtual, immersive experience will let visitors 'stand in the stones' before they enter a gallery featuring various displays and nearly 300 prehistoric artefacts. 211 steel columns support the gently undulating canopy, under which sit two "pods" which house the exhibition, education, café, and retail space. Apart from modern facilities, visitors can expect a stunning exhibition that will fascinate even those who have seen the Stones before. A section of the A344 has now been seeded over so a timed ticket visitor shuttle will transport you to the Stones where you can enjoy an informative audio guide. Price includes entrance. Adult - £29.50, Over 60 - £28.25 Child £17.50. EH Member - £16.00

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Wednesday 2nd City of Bath Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00 Thursday 3rd Osborne House – Isle of Wight (EH) Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century, the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton. Adult £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50 Thursday 3rd Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset With one of the largest selections of cars in the UK, this museum is a treat for anyone with an interest in cars. Over 400 vehicles are on display ranging from nostalgic classics, to the famous makers of the the 50s & 60s - Austin, MG and Morris. Modern classics include the Dodge Viper and the Jaguar Xj220 with some of the highlights being the American cars - the V16 Cadillac and the million dollar Duesenberg. Great day out. Whilst at the museum we have included a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides. Facilities include a restaurant which serves a selection of hot and cold food. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £27.00, Under 15 £10.00. Friday 4th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50 Saturday 5th Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collector’s Fair, Somerset For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collector’s Fair. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, the fair is housed in four halls and over 40 shopping arcades at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies and luxury leather luggage. The fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day! Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 - £19.50 Child £12.50 Tuesday 8th Basildon Park (NT), Berkshire Basildon Park is an impressive Georgian mansion, surrounded by glorious parkland, which was lovingly rescued from ruin by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the mid 1950s. They filled their comfortable new home with fine paintings, fabrics and furniture, which can still be enjoyed by visitors today. Its handsome appearance made Basildon Park the ideal choice as one of the key locations in the acclaimed screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £28.00, Child £15.00. NT Members - £18.00 Wednesday 9th Sidmouth Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Thursday 10th Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the world’s largest annual flower show is a must see for passionate gardeners and “grow your own” enthusiasts. Explore inspirational show gardens and grow your own exhibits, discover rose and plant marquees bursting with the highest quality floral displays and shop your way through a wide array of quality plants and must-have accessories. Be inspired by the stunning outdoor features and learn from the experts in all aspects related to horticulture with practical ©picselect.com demonstrations and first class advice. View the amazing Conceptual Gardens by up and coming as well as established gold medal winning designers and absorb the panoramic view of the show ground from the fabulous Allium Restaurant. Listen to the bands play whilst sipping a Pimms or picnic along the Long Water with wonderful views to the Palace. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60/Child £52.50 Friday 18th Lyme Regis The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour as featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. A lovely destination for a day excursion. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Sunday 20th Farnborough International Airshow - Transport Only If the recent airshows at Bournemouth have left you wanting more, this year we are going to Britain’s premier Airshow located in North East Hampshire. Hugely popular, this show will display the latest military and civilian aircraft from around the world both in the air and on the ground and the trade hall has additional attractions including flight simulators and interactive exhibits. Adult/Over 60 £20.00, Child £18.00 Monday 21st Cheltenham Cheltenham is a beautiful spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The town is renowned for it's Regency town houses characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades which line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants Cheltenham is a great place to explore. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00 Tuesday 22nd Brighton One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 22nd Worthing Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00

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Wednesday 23rd

New Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth OR GunWharf Quays Shopping only The opening of the highly anticipated new Mary Rose Museum is here. The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, will finally reveal all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum. The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes and nit combs! Price including Mary Rose Museum & 45 min Harbour Tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00 Thursday 24th Cotswolds Villages The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with the distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping in Stow-on-the-Wold and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £14.00

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Thursday 24th Bristol Over the last decade, along with many of our city centres, Bristol has been rejuvenated and its wealth of industrial and maritime history make the city a huge draw for the visitor. Attractions around the city include Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and the new waterfront district. The opening of the superb Cabot Circus shopping centre in 2008 has made Bristol one of the best shopping destinations in the country. Adult/Over 60 - £18.00, Child £10.00

Thursday 24th Bristol & SS Great Britain Hugely popular excursion - this superb award winning exhibition has impressed our customers. Synonymous with Brunel, the world’s first great ocean liner has been transformed in to a brilliant museum where you can experience the sights and smells of how life was on the ship. Free time afterwards to explore the excellent shops and grand parks around the city centre. Price includes entrance to SS Great Britain. Adult £28.50, Over 60 £27.50, Under 17 £17.50 Friday 25th Sherborne and Dorset Villages Sherborne is, perhaps, the most beautiful town in Dorset and has an abundance of medieval buildings, superb Abbey, world famous Schools and picturesque Almshouse. Sherborne has a lovely intimate atmosphere and is a delight to explore. Thursday is Pannier Market day in the town and there is an array of independent shops selling a variety of goods, including fashion boutiques and Art & Antique Dealers. Enjoy lunch in one of the cafes, restaurants or pubs before we leave the town for a tour back through some of the charming rural villages of the county. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 - £16.00 Child £10.00 Friday 25th Isle of Wight Tour with local guide ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Monday 28th City of Wells Wells is one of Britain’s secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Also of interest are Vicars' Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the historic market place. Come and have a look - lovely day. Adult/Over 60 £16.50, Child £5.00

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Monday 28th Athelhampton House & Gardens, Dorset ©dorsetforyou/Roger Johnson Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century Manor Houses in the country and is surrounded by a splendid Arts & Crafts garden with it’s famous pyramid shaped yew trees. The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine cellar. The Gallery in the west wing exhibits works by the Russian artist Marevna who lived at the house in the 1940/50s. The grade I listed garden, dating from c1891, is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through. The walled gardens include roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies and also a 15th Century dovecot and boardwalk along the banks of the River Piddle. Facilities include a lovely restaurant with hot & cold food. Lovely local day out. Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Adult/Over 60 £24.00, Child £10.00 Tuesday 29th Longleat Safari Park Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds lies the magnificent Longleat House. The UK‘s number 1 Safari Park is one of the best loved tourist destinations and offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Come along and join us as which we drive through the Park with views of the famous Longleat Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, Gorilla Colony, Cheetah Colony and much more. Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Price includes ticket to all Longleat attractions. Adult £37.50, Over 65 £33.00, Under 15 £25.00 Tuesday 29th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50 Wednesday 30th Clark’s Village One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Adidas, Body Shops depot, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Jaegar and many more. Adult/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 Thursday 31st Oxford – City of Spires The beauty of the city's colleges have been a place of learning for over 800 years making the city a world class tourist destination. Very pedestrian friendly, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The newly reopened Ashmolean Museum has been widely acclaimed as a huge success. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £13.00 Thursday 31st Kingston upon Thames Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent shopping. The town was first recorded in an Anglo Saxon Charter in 838 and then in 946, when it became the venue of a number of councils and coronations, cited by King Egbert as 'the Royal town where kings were hallowed'. A great day out and a superb shopping experience. Adult/Over 60 £17.00, Child £5.00


AUGUST Friday 1st WestQuay Shopping or Ikea - Southampton - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL Great value day out to the excellent WestQuay shopping centre in the centre of Southampton. Choose from over 100 stores including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins, Gap, Evans, Wallis and Next. On the top level there is a superb selection of restaurants to choose from - Nando’s, Pizza Express, The Chicago Rib Shack, Wagamama and many more... The massive Ikea store is close by if you want some inspirational ideas for the home. Adult/Over 60 £10.00 Child £5.00 Monday 4th

Windsor River Cruise with delicious Ploughman’s lunch OR Windsor Only After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. It then heads towards Oakley Court, Queen's Eyot and Monkey Island where the boat turns for the journey back to Windsor arriving at 1.30pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, you will be served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman’s lunch. Afterwards there will be free time in Windsor. Price include lunch & boat fare. Adult/Over 60 £37.00, Child £10.00 WINDSOR ONLY - Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 5th Sidmouth Folk Festival Come along to enjoy the lovely town of Sidmouth for its famous folk festival. There is always something going on around the town and the streets and venues come alive with a festival atmosphere as holidaymakers and festival goers join together in a music-based day to remember. Adult/Over 60 £18.00 Child £10.00 Wednesday 6th Frogmore House & Savill Gardens, Windsor Set in the private Home Park at Windsor, Frogmore is renowned for its beautiful landscaped garden and 18th century lake. Traditionally used as a royal retreat, the House is still used today by the Royal Family for private entertaining. Come along for this special day out as we take a guided tour of the house. We have combined the day with a visit to the superb Savill Garden in nearby Windsor Great Park, which were commissioned by Queen Mary in 1932. It's a great time of year to see the best of this beautiful garden. Limited spaces so please book early. Price includes entrance fees. Adult/Over 60 £35.00 Child £15.00 Wednesday 6th Weymouth Weymouth has been given a boost by the 2012 Olympics and it is a great destination for a day out. The three mile sandy beach with level promenade is just minutes from the town centre which has some good shopping. You can sit in a café overlooking the beach, watch the fishing boats in the historic harbour or take a pleasure boat ride. Why not have a ride on the newly opened Sea Life Tower which rises 53 metres above the resort's well-known Festival Pier with views of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Adult/Over 60 £15.00 Child £5.00 Wednesday 6th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50 Monday 11th Kennet & Avon Canal Trip Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel up to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath and board the superb M V Barbara McLellan broad beam narrowboat. Enjoy the wildlife and countryside on our 3 hour cruise along tranquil stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct. We recommend that you bring a packed lunch - drinks available on board. Price includes boat fare. Adult/Over 60 £27.50, Child £20.00 Tuesday 12th Salisbury Charter Market Historic Salisbury has a lovely town centre which comes alive on Tuesdays when the famous Charter Market takes place. Colourful and bustling, the market offers an amazing array of goods including farmers produce, clothes, shoes, jewellery, kitchenware, even carpet!! Around the market you will find many cafes to enjoy a well earned coffee. The town centre also has some excellent shops and, of course the magnificent medieval Cathedral - well worth a visit. Adult/Over 60 £10.00 Child £5.00 Wednesday 13th Swanage Railway & The Purbecks A treat for all ages. We board the beautifully restored Swanage Railway at Norden with views of Corfe Castle, for a nostalgic steam train ride through the beautiful Purbecks to Swanage. After enjoying some free time in this attractive seaside town, on the beach or exploring the shops, we return to Norden by train and head home. This is a lovely day out. Price includes train fare. Adult/Over 60 £24.00, Under 16 £15.00 Wednesday 13th

Dorchester Market & Lulworth Cove Lovely day out as we visit our historic county town in the heart of ‘Hardy’s country and boasting elegant 18th century houses, interesting museums and good shopping. The large market brings a lively atmosphere to the town. Afterwards we travel to Lulworth Cove with time to discover some of the best examples of geological rock formations in the world - or you can just enjoy a local ice cream and the stunning view! Adult/Over 60 £13.00, Child £7.00 Thursday 14th Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Surely a must for any ‘Potter’ fan! The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now, for the first time, the doors are open for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time. Price includes entrance ticket. Adult/Over 60 £49.00, Under 16 £39.00 Thursday 14th New BBC Broadcasting House Tour Here is your chance to take a look behind the scenes of the BBC with a 1½ guided tour of the new £1bn BBC HQ on Upper Regent Street in the centre of London. On the tour, some of the things you're likely to experience include a camera's eye view via a big screen into some of the studios broadcasting to the nation such as the Six O'Clock News and Radio 1, as well as hearing about the rich history of the building and the BBC. You'll look down on the new state of the art newsroom and there will be the opportunity to have a go at reading the news and weather yourself on an interactive news set! On some but not all tours, you may get the chance to peek into the newly restored Radio Theatre (production schedules permitting) where Radio 2 concerts and popular radio comedy shows such as Just a Minute, the News Quiz and The Now Show have recently been recorded. Free time afterwards before returning home. Price includes tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £29.00, 9-16 years £15.00

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Friday 15th Tower of London Enjoy a great day out in London at the historic Tower of London where you will discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. An its great fun! Don’t miss Royal Beasts, The Crown Jewels, The White Tower or the Tower Torture. Join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower's ravens, storm the battlements and get to grips with swords and armour and much more! Price includes entrance. Adult £38.00, Over 60 £35.00, Under 16 years £19.00


Friday 15th Three Ships Sailaway with Basket Meal - Southampton The sight of these modern cruise ships leaving the port is remarkable. Today 3 modern cruise ships will be leaving port together, P&O’s Arcadia, P&O’s Oriana and the Ruby Princess. As previously, we shall be on board a Blue Funnel vessel which will skilfully follow the ships out with the Captain offering a fun commentary along the way. Our boat will leave port around 4.00pm for a 2 hour trip. During your time on board we have included a basket meal. Drinks available on board. Adult/Over 60 £35.00, Child £20.00 Saturday 16th Houses of Parliament Audio Tour Fascinating day out as we travel to Westminster. We have included an audio tour which includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall. The tour takes approximately 75 minutes with visitor assistants along the route to help if required. Most of the buildings seen on the tour were built in the mid 19th Century following a devastating fire, but the route also incorporates some of the earlier buildings, such as Westminster Hall. Free time also to enjoy the area - other attractions close by include Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Price includes tour. Adult/Over 60 £34.00, Child £20.00 Tuesday 26th Test & Meon Valley Scenic Tour A fantastic day out discovering the beautiful countryside of Hampshire as we travel up the delightful Meon Valley to the historic market town of Alton for an extended lunch break. Afterwards we head west through New Alresford to Winchester and out in to rural farming country before having a stop with time for tea in the quaint town of Stockbridge. We continue south, down the splendid Test Valley to Romsey before returning home. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £16.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 26th Osborne House – Isle of Wight (EH) Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century, the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton. Adult £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50 Wednesday 27th Bristol - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL Over the last decade, along with many of our city centres, Bristol has been rejuvenated and its wealth of industrial and maritime history make the city a huge draw for the visitor. Attractions around the city include Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and the new waterfront district. The opening of the superb Cabot Circus shopping centre in 2008 has made Bristol one of the best shopping destinations in the country. Adult/Over 60 - £15.00, Child £5.00

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Wednesday 27th Isle of Wight Tour with local guide ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Wednesday 27th Festival Place Shopping, Basingstoke - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL Shoppers paradise. Hampshire’s regional shopping destination located in the heart of Basingstoke. Home to over 165 retailers, 30 restaurants, bars and cafes and boasting an impressive fashion line up including Debenhams, BHS, GAP, Principles, Oasis, Austin Reed, H & M, M&S and much more. This has become a very popular destination. Come and have a look. Adult/Over 60 £13.00, Child £5.00 Wednesday 27th Milestones Living History Museum This superb open-air style museum is housed in a massive modern building in Basingstoke City Centre. Step back in time for a glimpse of life from Victorian Times to the 1930’s. Costumed characters and authentic displays offer a realistic portrayal of ordinary peoples lives through the ages with a network of streets, shops, village green and even a pub! Followed by free time at Festival Place. Terrific fun. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £20.00, Under 16 £10.00 Thursday 28th Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre, Portsmouth - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL A great day out to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development on Portsmouth Harbour and site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower. There are over 95 outlets and 30 cafes and restaurants to explore at this lovely location. Shops include Next clerance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Come along for a great day shopping in a lovely location. Adult/Over 60 £13.00, Child £5.00 Thursday 28th City of Bath Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Thursday 28th Brighton One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Thursday 28th Worthing Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Thursday 28th Longleat Safari Park Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds lies the magnificent Longleat House. The UK‘s number 1 Safari Park is one of the best loved tourist destinations and offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Come along and join us as which we drive through the Park with views of the famous Longleat Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, Gorilla Colony, Cheetah Colony and much more. Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Price includes ticket to all Longleat attractions. Adult £37.50, Over 65 £33.00, Under 15 £25.00 Friday 29th Kingston-upon-Thames - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent shopping. The town was first recorded in an Anglo Saxon Charter in 838 and then in 946, when it became the venue of a number of councils and coronations, cited by King Egbert as 'the Royal town where kings were hallowed'. A great day out and a superb shopping experience. Adult/Over 60 - £15.00, Child £5.00

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SEPTEMBER Monday 1st Sidmouth Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £18.00 Monday 1st City of Wells Wells is one of Britain’s secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Also of interest are Vicars' Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the historic market place. Come and have a look - lovely day. Adult/Over 60 £16.50, Child £5.00 Tuesday 2nd Oxford – City of Spires The beauty of the city's colleges have been a place of learning for over 800 years making the city a world class tourist destination. Very pedestrian friendly, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The newly reopened Ashmolean Museum has been widely acclaimed as a huge success. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 2nd Stonehenge - New Visitor Centre (EH) The new multi-million pound visitor centre, the first phase of the improved visitor experience of Stonehenge has been opened. This is the first time Stonehenge has had a proper place to tell its story, and visitors will be able to find out much more about this complex monument, distinguishing facts from theories. A 360-degree virtual, immersive experience will let visitors 'stand in the stones' before they enter a gallery featuring various displays and nearly 300 prehistoric artefacts. 211 steel columns support the gently undulating canopy, under which sit two "pods" which house the exhibition, education, café, and retail space. Apart from modern facilities, visitors can expect a stunning exhibition that will fascinate even those who have seen the Stones before. A section of the A344 has now been seeded over so a timed ticket visitor shuttle will transport you to the Stones where you can enjoy an informative audio guide. Price includes entrance. Adult - £29.50, Over 60 - £28.25 Child £17.50. EH Member - £16.00 Wednesday 3rd Clark’s Village One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in SouthEast Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Adidas, Body Shops depot, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Jaegar and many more. Adult/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 Thursday 4th Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset - SPECIAL PRICE This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140 and became one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh as 'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. Lovely tranquil day out. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £25.00 Under 15 £5.00 Thursday 4th Windsor - SUMMERTIME SPECIAL There is a lovely sense of history in Windsor with the Castle dominating the town and many other historical building around the town. Beautifully positioned on the river, you may like to take a Boat Trip down the Thames or have your picture taken with one of The Guards in Windsor Castle. Plenty of time to enjoy a visit to a destination which brings visitors from all over the world. Windsor also has some stylish fashion shops and a huge variety of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a long lunch. Adult/Over 60 £16.00 Child £7.50 Friday 5th Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough Step back in time with us, as we head first to one of our favourite stopping places, Marlborough. This archetypal English Market town has that ‘film location’ quality and is a great spot to stroll around and find somewhere nice for lunch. In the afternoon we head to nearby Kintbury and board the 'Kennet Valley' horse drawn barge for a 2 hour cruise along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying passengers and is powered solely by the towing action of the horse making for a tranquil journey. Facilities onboard include a well stocked bar serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and confectionary. A lovely day out. Adult £26.50, Over 60 £25.50, Child £16.50 Friday 5th Wisley Flower Show 2014 Come along to this popular event as over 50 exhibitors including award-winning nurseries and tradestands will be on display. Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS, and captures the imagination with richly planted borders, rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse. Gifted to the Society in 1903, Wisley has evolved over time into a world-class garden and is a must-see for the avid gardener at any time of year. In the trial fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Facilities include a restaurant serving hot & cold food and a lovely gift shop. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £28.00 Under £15.00 RHS Members £18.00 Friday 5th Chichester & Arundel Steeped in over 2000 years of history, Chichester is a delightful destination. Dominated by the 900 year old Cathedral the town has many fine buildings and also offers the visitor excellent shopping. Our day out also includes a visit to the charming town of Arundel which hugs the River Arun. It's the perfect place to have a wander and afternoon tea surrounded by lovely countryside. You may choose to spend all your time in Chichester. Adult/Over 60 £17.00 Child £7.50 Monday 8th Killerton House, Devon (NT) Come along and enjoy a day out at this lovely National Trust property. The fine 18th-century house has a renowned historical fashion collection, but it is the glorious landscaped garden surrounded by parkland which makes this property a gem. Beautiful all year round, the garden was created by John Veitch - with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by rolling Devon countryside. One of the largest estates acquired by the Trust, Killerton was built in 1778-9, and was home to generations of Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families. Restaurant/tearoom on site. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £18.00. NT Member - £18.00 Tuesday 9th Cotswolds Villages The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with the distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping in Stow-on-the-Wold and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £14.00


Wednesday 10th Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens Established by Benedictine Monks during the 1040’s, Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique attraction where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of Mute Swans. Abbotsbury is located to the west of Weymouth and offers a fantastic day out. After spending time at The Swannery we travel to the nearby Sup Tropical Gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens I have ever visited”. This magnificent 20 acre site offers stunning views of the Jurrasic Coast and is filled with exotic and rare plants from all over the world. Price includes entrance to both attractions. Adult/Over 60 £30.00, Under 16 £20.00 Thursday 11th Kew Gardens Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, now a World Heritage Site. Plenty to see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the recently opened Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. Located in 121 hectares with magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens beside the River Thames, this once royal residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. Excellent day out. Price includes entrance. Adult £31.00, Over 60 £30.00, SPECIAL UNDER 16 PRICE £5.00 Thursday 11th City of Winchester Often ignored (or driven past!) Winchester has much to offer the visitor. Discover England's ancient Capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. The city is packed with historic buildings and museums including the 11th Century Cathedral combined with tranquil green spaces and an array of interesting independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £10.00 Friday 12th Devon & Dorset Drive with Roast Carvery Lovely day out to enjoy the beautiful scenery of West Dorset and East Devon before stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a delicious carvery with an extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Pudding is available on the day for an additional cost. Afterwards we shall head in to Sidmouth with time to stroll along the seafront and explore the shops. Adult/Over 60 - £25.00, Child - £15.00 Saturday 13th Duxford Air Show 2014 IWM Duxford is set within the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield in Cambridgeshire. Your entrance ticket includes entrance to the superb museum, so you can wander under and around some of the most iconic aircraft in the world and get hands-on with the award-winning interactive exhibitions. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats. The flying display starts at around 2.00pm and will finish at approximately 5.30pm. Price includes entrance ticket. Adult/Over 60 - £43.00, Under 16 - £25.00 Saturday 13th Houses of Parliament Audio Tour Fascinating day out as we travel to Westminster. We have included an audio tour which includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall. The tour takes approximately 75 minutes with visitor assistants along the route to help if required. Most of the buildings seen on the tour were built in the mid 19th Century following a devastating fire, but the route also incorporates some of the earlier buildings, such as Westminster Hall. Free time also to enjoy the area - other attractions close by include Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Price includes tour. Adult/Over 60 £34.00, Child £20.00 Thursday 25th Kensington Palace The newly-transformed Kensington Palace is now open following a two-year, £12million refurbishment. Explore the new gardens, shops, café and terrace as well as four redesigned visitor routes revealing both the secret and public lives of Kensington's inhabitants. Discover stories from Queen Victoria's life told in her own words in the new Victoria Revealed exhibition and enjoy the delightful gardens. A new lift makes the Palace accessible to all. Price includes entrance. Adult £32.00, Over 60 £29.50, Under 16 £15.00 Friday 26th London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.50, Child £7.50

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Monday 29th Isle of Wight Tour with local guide ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. A great day out. Adult/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Tuesday 30th City of Bath Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00 Tuesday 30th Brighton One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00 Tuesday 30th Worthing Worthing has become a popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £10.00

OCTOBER Wednesday 1st Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village (NT), Wiltshire One of the jewels of the National Trust, Lacock Abbey & Village is located near Chippenham and is a wonderful day out. Step back in time in this uniquely preserved village, owned by the National Trust. The medieval cloistered abbey was once the home of William Henry Fox Talbot – the 'father of modern photography' and there is now a fascinating museum in the village. Price includes entrance to Abbey & Museum. Adult/Over 60 £28.50, Child £17.00. NT - £18.00 Wednesday 1st Dorchester Market & Weymouth Lovely day out as we visit our historic county town in the heart of 'Hardy's country and boasting elegant 18th century houses, interesting museums, good shopping and a great Market on Wednesdays. Afterwards we travel to Weymouth with time in this traditional seaside resort now rejuvenated after the 2012 Olympics. Adult/Over 60 - £15.00, Child £5.00 © NTPL


Thursday 2nd Osborne House – Isle of Wight (EH) Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century, the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton. Adult £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50 Thursday 2nd Petworth House & Park, West Sussex (NT) The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings. Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms. On weekdays additional rooms in the house are open by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £29.00, Child £16.50. NT Member - £17.50 Thursday 2nd

New Mary Rose Museum at the Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth OR GunWharf Quays Shopping only The opening of the highly anticipated new Mary Rose Museum is here. The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, will finally reveal all her secrets 500 years after she sank in an exciting, new £27million Museum. The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and the brand new Museum built around her will reunite her with many of her 19,000 artefacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artefacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs complete with 500 year old lice to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns. Price including Mary Rose Museum & 45 min Harbour Tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00 Friday 3rd Bristol Over the last decade, along with many of our city centres, Bristol has been rejuvenated and its wealth of industrial and maritime history make the city a huge draw for the visitor. Attractions around the city include Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and the new waterfront district. The opening of the superb Cabot Circus shopping centre in 2008 has made Bristol one of the best shopping destinations in the country. Adult/Over 60 - £18.00, Child £10.00 Friday 3rd Bristol & SS Great Britain Hugely popular excursion - this superb award winning exhibition has impressed our customers. Synonymous with Brunel, the world’s first great ocean liner has been transformed in to a brilliant museum where you can experience the sights and smells of how life was on the ship. Limited free time afterwards to explore the excellent shops at Cabot Circus. Price includes entrance to SS Great Britain. Adult £28.50, Over 60 £27.50, Under 17 £17.50 Friday 3rd Festival Place Shopping, Basingstoke - SPECIAL VALUE Shoppers paradise. Hampshire’s regional shopping destination located in the heart of Basingstoke. Home to over 165 retailers, 30 restaurants, bars and cafes and boasting an impressive fashion line up including Debenhams, BHS, GAP, Principles, Oasis, Austin Reed, H & M, M&S and much more. This has become a very popular destination. Come and have a look. Adult/Over 60/Child £12.50 Friday 3rd Milestones Living History Museum This superb open-air style museum is housed in a massive modern building in Basingstoke City Centre. Step back in time for a glimpse of life from Victorian Times to the 1930’s. Costumed characters and authentic displays offer a realistic portrayal of ordinary peoples lives through the ages with a network of streets, shops, village green and even a pub! Followed by free time at Festival Place. Terrific fun. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £20.00, Under 16 £10.00 Friday 3rd Hampshire Scenic Tour with Roast Carvery - GREAT VALUE The great thing about a coach tour is that the high vantage point allows you to see over hedgerows and see a completely different landscape. On this great value day out we enjoy the lovely countryside of the beautiful county of Hampshire with various stops during the day at some of the historic spots. At lunchtime we have arranged for a delicious country pub lunch. There is a choice of three meats all with Yorkshire Pudding, stuffing, freshly steamed seasonal vegetables and gravy. Pudding is available on the day for an additional cost. More exploring in the afternoon before we head home. Price includes carvery lunch. Adult/Over 60 £24.00, Child £15.00 ©VisitEngland/Luke Rogers

Saturday 4th Houses of Parliament Audio Tour Fascinating day out as we travel to Westminster. We have included an audio tour which includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall. The tour takes approximately 75 minutes with visitor assistants along the route to help if required. Most of the buildings seen on the tour were built in the mid 19th Century following a devastating fire, but the route also incorporates some of the earlier buildings, such as Westminster Hall. Free time also to enjoy the area - other attractions close by include Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Price includes tour. Adult/Over 60 £34.00, Child £20.00 Saturday 4th Bicester Chic Outlet Shopping - VALUE PRICE TOO! According to a recent survey this designer discount outlet shopping centre near Oxford has the highest sales per square foot of any in the world! Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham and Jude Law have all been spotted at Bicester. Enjoy exceptional savings of up to 60% off RRP at 130 top-name boutiques including Armani, Burberry, Clark's Shoes, DKNY, Diesel, Fred Perry, Jimmy Choo, French Connection, Hugo Boss, Timberland, Versace, Le Crueset, Bose and Waterford Wedgewood. Adult/Over 60/Child £12.50 Monday 6th Sidmouth - SPECIAL VALUE Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the town has beautiful gardens, leisurely walks and a delightful Esplanade with views along the stunning coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of friendly independent shops. Adult/Over 60/Child £15.00 Tuesday 7th Historic Guildford with optional Cathedral visit This county town has a vibrant historic centre retaining its traditional cobbled high street and riverside walks along the River Wey. The town has superb shopping with three covered shopping centres offering the best shopping in Surrey. There is also a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and bars. There is plenty of history to explore around the town or why not take a river boat trip on the River Wey. We also include the option to visit the amazing Cathedral with its celebrated design. Limited time back in the centre of town for those who visit the Cathedral. Adult/Over 60 - £17.00 Child £12.00 Wednesday 8th Whiteley Shopping Centre - VALUE FARE Whiteley was relaunched at the end of May 2013 after a major transformation to update and modernise and has proved to be a popular destination with our customers. Located between Portsmouth & Southampton the line up of shops is impressive - M&S, H&M, Bank, Moss, Clarks, JD Sports, Schuh, Boots, Body Shop and many more. Among the 56 stores in the centre is a mix of cafes and restaurants offering everything from on-the-move snacks to a more leisurely meal in Prezzo, Chimichanga, Dean's Diner or Harvester. Adult/Over 60/Child £10.00


Wednesday 8th Chichester & Arundel Steeped in over 2000 years of history, Chichester is a delightful destination. Dominated by the 900 year old Cathedral the town has many fine buildings and also offers the visitor excellent shopping. Our day out also includes a visit to the charming town of Arundel which hugs the River Arun. It's the perfect place to have a wander and afternoon tea surrounded by lovely countryside. Adult/Over 60 £17.00, Child £14.00 Thursday 9th Bletchley Park - STATION X Once Britain's Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Visitors can explore and experience the top secret world of iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within the atmospheric Victorian estate nestled in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Discover the secret world! A day at Bletchley Park now includes an exciting, complimentary new multimedia guide in order to explore the site at your own pace and in your own time. Exhibitions include The Life and Works of Alan Turing, the only reconstructed Bombe machine and the largest display of Enigma machines on public display in the world. Tasty hot and cold menu available in the Hut 4 Café. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £33.00, Child £15.00

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Friday 10th Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace The Knitting and Stitching Shows are the definitive and best exhibitions for lovers of textiles in the UK and Ireland. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but SO much more; felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellerymaking, card-making, mixed media... the list goes on! There is so much to see and do with hundreds of exhibitors selling specialist supplies that you can't find in the shops, galleries from leading artists and groups. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £29.00, SPECIAL UNDER 16 PRICE £10.00

Monday 13th Sherborne Pack Monday Fair This street market dates back to medieval times and is held annually in the centre of this beautiful old town on the first Monday after 10th October – old Michaelmas Day. The main four streets become full of street traders and food stalls so come along and enjoy the bustling atmosphere. Adult/Over 60/Child £17.00 Tuesday 14th Oxford – City of Spires The beauty of the city's colleges have been a place of learning for over 800 years making the city a world class tourist destination. Very pedestrian friendly, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The newly reopened Ashmolean Museum has been widely acclaimed as a huge success. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £13.00 Tuesday 14th Cotswolds Villages The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with the distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping in Stow-on-the-Wold and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £14.00 Wednesday 15th New BBC Broadcasting House Tour OR LONDON ONLY Here is your chance to take a look behind the scenes of the BBC with a 1½ guided tour of the new £1bn BBC HQ on Upper Regent Street in the centre of London. On the tour, some of the things you're likely to experience include a camera's eye view via a big screen into some of the studios broadcasting to the nation such as the Six O'Clock News and Radio 1, as well as hearing about the rich history of the building and the BBC. You'll look down on the new state of the art newsroom and there will be the opportunity to have a go at reading the news and weather yourself on an interactive news set! On some but not all tours, you may get the chance to peek into the newly restored Radio Theatre (production schedules permitting) where Radio 2 concerts and popular radio comedy shows such as Just a Minute, the News Quiz and The Now Show have recently been recorded. Free time afterwards before returning home. Price includes tour. Adult £31.50, Over 60 £29.00, 9-16 years £15.00. LONDON ONLY £17.50 Thursday 16th Kingston upon Thames Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent shopping. The town was first recorded in an Anglo Saxon Charter in 838 and then in 946, when it became the venue of a number of councils and coronations, cited by King Egbert as 'the Royal town where kings were hallowed'. A great day out and a superb shopping experience. Adult/Over 60 £17.00, Child £5.00 Monday 20th GW Designer Shopping Village & Train Museum - Swindon - VALUE FARE Excellent day out for the serious shopper! Huge choice of outlet shops to explore selling at bargain prices up to 60% off. Shops include Ben Sherman, Gap Outlet, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Lakeland, John Lewis Home, Waterford Wedgewood and many many more. As a group we will receive additional discounts in certain stores! Museum entrance extra. Adult/Over 60/Child £15.00 Tuesday 21st London - Greenwich The Cutty Sark & National Maritime Museum Great value day out to the superb attractions of Greenwich in South East London. The recently reopened Cutty Sark has received rave reviews and we head here first with your entrance ticket included. Whilst in Greenwich, your time is your own so you may choose to visit the superb National Maritime Museum with fascinating displays and trophies from every continent or enjoy a riverside walk or shopping. The Royal Observatory is also located within a reasonable distance and has extensive fascinating displays of everything related to time. The stunning Queen’s House has an impressive display of fine art. Entrance to the museums is free! Some exhibitions do have an extra charge. Adult - £33.00, Over 60 - £30.50, Under 16 - £15.00 Wednesday 22nd London - Shopping & Museums Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop at Knightsbridge near the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Also in the area are the amazing Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum which have free entrance. A great day out. Book now! Adult/Over 60 - £17.00, Child £7.50 © Andrew Hazzard, www.visitcardiff.com

Wednesday 22nd Cardiff In recent years Cardiff has been transformed in to a modern city and is now one of the UK’s hotspots. The innovative architecture of the Millennium Stadium and the Wales Millennium Centre, home to seven arts organisations, stand beside the grandeur of 2000 year old Cardiff Castle. Cardiff has become an exciting culture clash between the ages. Plenty of shopping can be squeezed between visits to attractions, with pedestrianised streets, undercover malls and a network of arcades. Adult/Over 60 £22.00, Child £15.00 Thursday 23rd WestQuay Shopping or Ikea - Southampton - VALUE FARE Great value day out to the excellent WestQuay shopping centre in the centre of Southampton. Choose from over 100 stores including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins, Gap, Evans, Wallis and Next. On the top level there is a superb selection of restaurants to choose from - Nando’s, Pizza Express, The Chicago Rib Shack, Wagamama and many more... The massive Ikea store is close by if you want some inspirational ideas for the home. Adult/Over 60 £10.00 Child £5.00

Friday 24th Cheltenham - VALUE FARE Cheltenham is a beautiful spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The town is renowned for it's Regency town houses characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades which line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants Cheltenham is a great place to explore. Adult/Over 60/Child £16.00


Monday 27th City of Wells - SPECIAL VALUE Wells is one of Britain’s secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Also of interest are Vicars' Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the historic market place. Come and have a look - lovely day. Adult/Over 60 £15.00, Child £5.00 Wednesday 29th Clark’s Village - SPECIAL VALUE One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Adidas, Body Shops depot, Marks & Spencer Outlet, Jaegar and many more. Adult/Over 60 - £15.00 Child £5.00 Wednesday 29th Longleat Safari Park Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds lies the magnificent Longleat House. The UK‘s number 1 Safari Park is one of the best loved tourist destinations and offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Come along and join us as which we drive through the Park with views of the famous Longleat Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, Gorilla Colony, Cheetah Colony and much more. Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Price includes ticket to all Longleat attractions. Adult £37.50, Over 65 £33.00, Under 15 £25.00 Thursday 30th Windsor - SPECIAL VALUE There is a lovely sense of history in Windsor with the Castle dominating the town and many other historical building around the town. Beautifully positioned on the river, you may like to take a Boat Trip down the Thames or have your picture taken with one of The Guards in Windsor Castle. Plenty of time to enjoy a visit to a destination which brings visitors from all over the world. Windsor also has some stylish fashion shops and a huge variety of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a long lunch. Adult/Over 60 £15.00 Child £5.00 Thursday 30th Brighton - SPECIAL VALUE One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places to suit any palate. Whether you want to visit the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Adult/Over 60 £15.00, Child £5.00 © VisitEngland/Doug Harding

Friday 31st City of Bath - SPECIAL VALUE Bath is brimming with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Adult/Over 60 £16.00, Child £5.00 Friday 31st Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Surely a must for any ‘Potter’ fan! The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now, for the first time, the doors are open for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time. Price includes entrance ticket. Adult/Over 60 £49.00, Under 16 £39.00 PLEASE CHECK THE TERMS & CONDITIONS BEFORE BOOKING. WE WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY !!!

Buckingham Palace, The State Rooms

© Andrew Holt/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2012

In the Summer months the magnificent London residence of Her Majesty The Queen is opened to the public. The term ‘State Rooms’ is applied to those rooms that were designed and built as the public rooms of the Palace, in which monarchs receive, reward and entertain their subjects and visiting dignitaries. Today the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by The Queen and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. The State Rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. We shall have a short period of free time before entrance to the Palace and suggest you bring a packed lunch as catering is limited in the area. The Garden Café which is located on the Western Terrace and overlooks the magnificent lawns, offers a selection of refreshments as you leave the Palace.

Limited places available. Price includes entrance.

Departure Dates Tue 5th August, Tue 12th August, Tue 26th August, Fri 29th August Thu 4th Sept, Wed 10th Sept, Wed 24th Sept Adults - £38.50 Over 60 £37.00, Under 17 £25.00

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All prices include transport Wed 16th July 2014 - 7.30pm Wed 23rd July 2014 - 2.30pm Wed 3rd Sept 2014 - 2.30pm

The Lion King Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King will redefine your expectations of theatre. A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Don't miss your chance to experience this award-winning production at Mayflower Theatre. Good seats in the stalls

Only £64.00 Thu 2nd October 2014

Singin’ in the Rain Direct from the West End, this superbly enjoyable production of Singin' in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies - and some of its stars – behind. This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world's best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin' in the Rain. Screen star Maxwell Caulfield plays studio boss R F Simpson and Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns is the ‘uniquely voiced’ starlet Lina Lamont in this classic musical, full of high energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water!). Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical! "A night of sheer delight *****” Daily Telegraph

Good seats in the stalls. 2.00pm show.

Only £45.00

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