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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

MARCH Monday 3rd WestQuay Shopping or Ikea - Southampton 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £10.00 Tuesday 4th 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £10.00 Tuesday 4th 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 Thursday 6th Marlborough & Devizes One of our most popular coffee stops, Marlborough is situated in picturesque rural north-east Wiltshire. The High Street is one of the widest in the UK and lined on both sides with charming old buildings housing an array of high quality shops, cafes and restaurants. Great destination for a day out. After time here for lunch we visit the lovely market town of Devizes. Adults/Over 60 £16.00, Child £10.00 Thursday 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! Adults/Over 60 - £15.00, Child £7.50 Friday 7th 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. Adults/Over 60 - £25.00, Child - £15.00 Monday 10th 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. Adults £32.00, Over 60 £29.50, Under 16 £15.00


Monday 10th 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £10.00 Tuesday 11th 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £18.00 Tuesday 11th 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £18.00 Thursday 13th Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Olympia, now spread out on one floor and utilising Olympia Central and the spectacular West Hall. The spring show has some great features: Dressmaking Workshops, the Prima Make & Take Theatre, Contemporary Quilt display, finals of The National Fashion Textiles Competition for Schools - and of course the extensive Learning Curve Workshop Programme. With over 200 companies, whatever your craft passion, you'll find essential supplies and inspiration. Adults/Over 60 £27.00, Under 19 years £23.00 Saturday 15th 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. Adults/Over 60 - £19.50 Child £12.50 Wednesday 19th 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. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £14.00 Thursday 20th 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £15.00 Friday 21st GW Designer Shopping Village & Train Museum - Swindon 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £15.00 Tuesday 25th Hamble River Cruise with Fish ‘n’ Chips Memorable day out for sightseeing as we board our excellent Blue Funnel boat from Ocean Village for a lovely 2 hour cruise along Southampton Water. We shall travel up the Hamble River with views of the yachting marina made famous by ‘Howard’s Way’ and be served a delicious Fish ‘n’ Chip lunch with a cup of tea or coffee. Returning to Ocean Village and free time at the excellent WestQuay Shopping centre before returning home. Adults/Over 60 £29.50, Child £23.50. WESTQUAY SHOPPING ONLY - £12.50

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Tuesday 25th Vikings at The British Museum This highly anticipated major exhibition has been developed with National Museum of Denmark and opens in March. Charting the extraordinary Viking expansion from the Scandinavian homelands to the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic, and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. The exhibition will capitalise on new research and thousands of recent discoveries by both archaeologists and metal-detectorists, to set the developments of the Viking Age in context. At the centre of the exhibition will be the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest ever found and never seen before in the UK. Due to its scale and fragility it would not have been possible to display this ship at the British Museum without the new facilities of the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery. Limited availability. Price included entrance. Adults/Over 60 £32.50, Under 16s £10.00 Wednesday 26th 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. Adults £31.50, Over 60 £29.00, 9-16 years £15.00 Wednesday 26th 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. Adults/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 Thursday 27th

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. Adults £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00. Price - All inclusive ticket. Adults £36.00, Over 60 £35.00, 5-15 year £22.50. GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00


Thursday 27th Ideal Home Show 2014 - Earls Court For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show. Whether you have a substantial home project or want to add those finishing touches that make a house a home, the Ideal Home Show has everything you need. From Interiors, to Home Improvements, with Food & Housewares, and Woman, plus Technology, Gardens and Shopping the enhanced sections give you more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus see exclusive show offers, new product launches and items you won't find on the high street. Price includes entrance. Adults/Over 60 £27.00, Under 15 - £10 with an adult Friday 28th 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. Adults/Over 60 £17.00, Child £14.00 Friday 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. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £13.00 Monday 31st 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

APRIL Tuesday 1st 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! Adults/Over 60 - £17.00, Child £7.50 Wednesday 2nd 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. Adults/Over 60 £26.00, Child £22.00 Wednesday 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. Adults/Over 60 £29.00, Child £16.50. NT Member - £17.50

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Thursday 3rd 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. Adults - £29.50, Over 60 - £28.25 Child £17.50. EH Member - £16.00 Thursday 3rd 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 the 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £16.00 Friday 4th 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. Adults/Over 60 £26.00, Child £18.00. NT Member - £18.00

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Tuesday 8th 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. Adults - £33.00, Over 60 - £30.50, Under 16 - £15.00


Wednesday 9th 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. Adults/Over 60 - £15.00, Child £5.00 Wednesday 9th 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. Adults/Over 60 £16.50, Child £5.00 Thursday 10th 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. Adults £37.50, Over 65 £33.00, Under 15 £25.00 Thursday 10th Whiteley Shopping Centre 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. Adults/Over 60 £12.50, Child £5.00 Thursday 10th 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. Adults/Over 60 £49.00, Under 16 £39.00 Friday 11th 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. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Friday 11th 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. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00 Friday 11th GW Designer Shopping Village & Train Museum - Swindon 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. Adults/Over 60 - £17.00, Child £5.00

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Saturday 12th 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. Adults/Over 60 £32.00, Child £22.00 Monday 14th 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. Adults/Over 60 £28.50, Child £17.00. NT - £18.00 Monday 14th 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. Adults/Over 60 £17.00, Child £5.00 Tuesday 15th Oxford - City of Spires INCLUDING Boat Trip 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. At the end of the day we have included a 40 minute river trip which includes views of some of the famous colleges. Come along for a great day out. Adult/Over 60 £25.50, Child £10.00 Wednesday 16th

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 £15.00 WINDSOR ONLY - Adult/Over 60 £18.00, Child £5.00


Thursday 17th 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. Adults £31.00, Over 60 £30.00, SPECIAL UNDER 16 PRICE £5.00 Thursday 17th Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire (NT) Built in the late 19th century by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, this stately home near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, masquerades as a 16th century French Chateau. It was created by Rothschild to house his collection of 18th century French art and to entertain his fashionable friends. A very popular destination with our customers, we are delighted to be returning with the gardens in spring bloom. There are fantastic grounds to discover, a plant centre, aviary and restaurant. Price includes admission to house and gardens. Adults/Over 60 £32.00, Child £25.00. NT Member - £19.00 Tuesday 22nd Sidmouth & The Donkey Sanctuary 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. After time here for lunch we travel the short distance to the popular Donkey Sanctuary with time to meet the donkeys, explore the visitor centre and enjoy a welcome cup of tea in the Hayloft Restaurant. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £12.50 Tuesday 22nd 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. Adults £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50 Tuesday 22nd 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. Adults/Over 60 £27.50, Child £20.00 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, 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. Adults £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 Price - All inclusive ticket. Adults £36.00, Over 60 £35.00, 5-15 year £22.50 GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00 Thursday 24th Wakehurst Place, West Sussex (NT) Situated in West Sussex this 465 acres country estate has become famous as the site of the Millennium Seed Bank, the RHS program to preserve species from all over the world. The Elizabethan Mansion was owned by Sir William Boord, and it was Lord Wakehurst, who started to develop the gardens. He was passionate about plants and helped sponsor many collecting expeditions, particularly to eastern Asia, still the world's richest source of temperate flora. You will discover many of the treasures found in the ornamental gardens and temperate woodlands. Price includes entrance. Adults/Over 60 - £28.00, Under 17 £10.00. NT Member £18.00 Wednesday 30th 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. Adults £26.50, Over 60 £25.50, Child £16.50 Wednesday 30th London Olympic Legacy Tour Since the spectacular success of the 2012 Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been in the process of transformation. In 2014 large areas of the park will be opened allowing the chance to get up close to some of the iconic buildings which made the Games. Exact details of where we will be able to visit will be available closer to departure - the day will involve some walking. We shall be joined by our knowledgeable local guide for the duration of our time in the park. Either reserve your seat pending further information or book now. Adults/Over 60 £25.00, Under 16 £10.00

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. Adults/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. Adults/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 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. Adults/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50 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. Adults/Over 60 £18.00, Child £7.50 Wednesday 7th 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 Wednesday 7th 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 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. Adults/Over 60 £28.00, Child £15.00

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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. Adults/Over 60 £57.00, Child £42.00


Friday 23rd 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 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 DDay 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. Adults £34.50, Over 60 £34.00, Child £27.50

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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. Adults £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 Price - All inclusive ticket. Adults £36.00, Over 60 £35.00, 5-15 year £22.50 GUNWHARF QUAYS ONLY - £15.00

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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. Adults/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. Adults/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. Adults/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 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. Adults/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. Adults £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. Adults/Over 60 - £17.50 Child £7.50

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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. Adults £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 ©VisitEngland/Arundel 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 ©VisitEngland/Bath Tourism Plus

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. Adults/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. Adults £31.50, Over 60 £30.50, 5-15 year £19.00 Price - All inclusive ticket. Adults £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. Adults £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


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We have been taking groups to Benidorm for many years and like to think that we have the balance right offering fantastic value for money and a good standard of accommodation. Benidorm is one of the most popular resorts anywhere in Europe with so much to offer the visitor. There are two magnificent beaches and level promenades to stroll along. Blessed by the lovely Mediterranean climate, people from all over Europe flock to the Costa Blanca out of season to enjoy the warmer climate. Our tours to Benidorm have 2 overnight stops on route - one in France and one in Spain. During the journey you can sit back, relax and enjoy the changing scenery in comfort. We have regular comfort stops during the journey and a main stop for lunch DAY 1

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After being collected from your home around 6.30am we travel to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing. We shall arrive at the excellent overnight Ibis Hotel near Saran, (Bed & Breakfast) at approximately 7.30pm. Leaving the hotel after breakfast we travel through southern France before entering Spain and arriving at our second overnight hotel in Lloret de Mar. The Hotel Olympic Park offers excellent accommodation with a huge choice of food for dinner. (included) Onwards to Benidorm. Arriving at the hotel around 5.00pm. Relax, settle into your excellent hotel and enjoy the facilities and happy atmosphere around Benidorm. During your time in the town we have included 2 half day excursions. Details available before departure. We shall also organise some exciting optional excursions. Sadly we must depart Benidorm and head home. We follow our outward route and arrive at the Hotel Olympic Park Hotel around 5.00pm. (Dinner included) We travel through France arriving at the Ibis Hotel at Auxerre - 7.30pm (B&B) We head back to Calais for the late afternoon Eurotunnel crossing. Returning to the local area approximately 9.00pm and returned home via our home collection.

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Price per person - £650 Single Supplement - £150 Holiday Includes 12 Nights Full Board in resort 2 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast Excursions as described Executive Coach Travel Home Collection Service

4* Princesa Hotel Located in an excellent position, adjacent to the old town and only 400 metres from the long, sandy Levante beach. Within a few minutes there is a choice of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel offers a superb selection of food during our stay with an extensive buffet to enjoy. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with air conditioning/heating, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer and balcony. (No balcony on single occupancy rooms) There are superb leisure facilities with indoor and outdoor pools, terrace and there will also be entertainment every night!

Hampton Court Flower Show Thu 10th July 2014 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 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. Adults/Over 60/Child £52.50

LONDON CITY BREAK Fantastic value city break staying at the superb Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel in the Docklands! So much to explore around the city with world famous landmarks and buildings. Many of the top museums such as The British Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum now have free entrance so a day out exploring does not have to cost the earth. So whether you want to take a flight on the London Eye, stroll around the parks, visit the museums, enjoy a night at the theatre or just shop - it’s a great value time to visit the Capital. It’s also a fantastic experience for the kids or grandchildren so treat someone special in your life to a weekend away!

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DAY 1 : Leaving your local pick-up point in the morning (approx. 8.30am), we travel to London with a comfort stop on route. Arriving in London at around 1.00pm with plenty of time to start exploring the city. © visitlondonimages/britainonview DAY 2 : After your breakfast you are free to explore the huge range of attractions London has to offer. From shopping to museums, historic buildings to the London Eye, London offers something for all. In the evening you may like to enhance your break and take in a top class West End show.

DAY 3 : We leave London at 10.00am and head to Windsor for a lunch stop in this historic town before continuing home. Arriving back in the local area late afternoon.

3 Days - £145 Fri 17th Jan 2014 Price per person - £145 Single Supplement - £80 Holiday Includes 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast Visit to Windsor Executive Coach Travel

Hilton Canary Wharf This superb hotel is located in the heart of Canary Wharf’s bustling café and shopping scene and has a footbridge linking the hotel to the tube giving convenient access to the transport network. The hotel has a stylish modern decor throughout including the Cinnamon Restaurant & Bar. Bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, Flat screen TV, telephone and coffee maker.


Theatre Trips All prices include transport Fri 3rd January 2014

Robinson Crusoe & The Caribbean Pirates! Brian Conley will lead the cast in the swashbuckling pantomime adventure Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates alongside Television and stage star Lesley Joseph as Enchantress of the Ocean. Brian has established himself as one of the most outstanding pantomime performers receiving much critical acclaim – The Independent gave Brian a Four-Star review for his performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome pantomime - as well as stating – “Conley is not only a personality powerhouse on stage, he’s a brilliant physical comedian.” From the same company that brought you the hugely popular Jack and the Beanstalk, this year’s action-packed show promises another must-see Mayflower panto. Featuring fabulous sets, outrageous costumes and stunning special effects… along with a few surprises to shiver your timbers! Will Blackheart the Pirate manage to steal the treasure map from our hero Robinson Crusoe? Will Robinson Crusoe manage to defeat the mighty sea monster? Splice the mainbrace, pull up the anchor, and don’t get cast adrift. Book now for this swashbuckling pantomime adventure! Seats in the stalls - 2.00pm show.

Adults/Over 60 - Only £32.50 Sat 8th March 2014

War Horse The National Theatre's stunning production of WAR HORSE based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo comes to The Mayflower Theatre from 19 February to 15 March 2014 as part of the first ever UK tour. Set at the dawn of World War I, WAR HORSE tells the powerful and uplifting story of young Albert, his beloved horse Joey, and the unimaginable obstacles they overcome both individually and together. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Filled with stirring music and some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time, WAR HORSE is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, and an unforgettable theatrical experience. Seats in the stalls - 2.00pm show.

Adults/Over 60 - Only £54.50 Thu 1st May 2014

West Side Story “Quite simply a masterpiece" - Evening Standard. With ground-breaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story changed the face of musical theatre forever. Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty, West Side Story has been described as 'one of the towering achievements of musical theatre of the last century.’ Guardian. Leading the talented new cast is Katie Hall as Maria and Louis Maskell as her star-crossed lover Tony. Now Joey McKneely’s vibrant stage production of the classic musical, with Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, returns to the UK after international sell-out success. Seats in the stalls - 2.00pm show.

Adults/Over 60 - Only £39.00 Sun 11th May 2014

Bruce Forsyth Entertains Bruce Forsyth and the Dave Arch Orchestra. Direct from his sell out critically acclaimed performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Bruce Forsyth, the nation’s most famous and loved performer entertains in a very special rare performance. See Bruce perform songs, tell stories and dance in what the critics describe as "the ultimate performance". With the support of his own band this is the show that every member of the family can enjoy in the intimacy of the theatre. Seats in the stalls - 7.30pm show.

Over 60 tickets only available - Only £42.50

Thu 23rd January 2014 + Wed 29th January 2014

Robin Cousins’ Ice at The Brighton Centre Brighton local, Robin Cousins is bringing together world class skating talent and choreography with iconic set design and a soundtrack of popular music with a unique twist. Dynamic and atmospheric, Robin Cousins’ ICE will draw you into its unique world. One where world class skaters glide, soar, flip and fly to a dynamic musical score in a truly theatrical setting. The show does not carry a narrative and it doesn’t pigeon hole the music and songs into a story line. It allows the individual lyrics and melodies to speak for themselves alongside and within the choreography. Seats in the Gold section. 2.00pm show.

Adults/Over 60 - Only £43.00

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