Themed tours and short breaks
Set in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, this event is known worldwide by horticulturists and amateur gardeners alike. Leading garden designers take part in the competition knowing that success in Chelsea will greatly increase their standing, while the Great Pavilion is home to thousands of different species as well as demonstrations and exhibitions.
Sir Winston Churchill was one of this country's greatest statesmen, he was born in 1874 in Blenheim Palace and died in 1965 aged 90, he is buried in the little church at Blayton, just a short distance from Blenheim. Bletchley with all its wartime secrets and home to the Enigma decoding machine.
A fantastic break where we steam our way ahead on the Bo’ness & Kinneil historic railway, take a relaxing cruise on Loch Katrine aboard the Steamship SS Walter Scott and experience the world's first and only rotating boat lift. Set in the Trossachs at the popular Winnock Hotel a wonderful break full of beautiful scenery, lochs, mountains and steam powered fascination.
This two day tour squeezes in about as much possible, including two popular attractions which give an insight into the region. Enjoy the beautiful countryside by rail and explore a stately home during your relaxing weekend steeping into South Yorkshire, the Peak District & Derbyshire.
Sussex is a wonderful county to visit gardens, as well as being one of the sunniest places in England, it offers rolling countryside, hidden villages and great coastline. Our tour includes excursions to Borde Hill Garden and Nymans Estate, as well as Brighton and Chichester, so there's something for everyone.
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, and will once again be bringing together to farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Argriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour
For over three hundred years, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has provided a welcoming home and a way of life for thousands of soldiers in their old age. Our tour lasts around ninety minutes and are always led by one of the Chelsea Pensioners, who will take great pride in showing you around their fascinating home. Please note that this tour covers internal and external spaces, and will include stairs.
A tour of contrasts including being amazed by impressive limestone caverns when we travel on the Dudley Canal Tunnel cruise which will be followed by an incredible music & light show in the Singing Cavern. A day going back in time when we visit the Black Country Museum and a day to delight your taste buds when we explore Cadbury World and discover the origins of this famous chocolate family, the world's second largest confectionery manufacturer.
A weekend of fun, culture and nostalgia. The Epping-Ongar railway operates on the former London Underground route and offers a great combination of preserved railway and heritage bus, maybe a famous Routemaster. We take a journey through the beautiful countryside of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, including the picture postcard villages of Old Warden and Ickwell, to enjoy a chauffeur punt through the historic city of Cambridge, including strawberries and cream!Duration: 4 Days
The River Thames, the second longest river in the UK has many stories to tell and in this two-centre short break we reveal many stories as we take four very different but equally relaxing cruises, calling at Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, Kew, central London and Greenwich
In a Magical Kingdom not so far away, somewhere between a place where you wish upon a star and dreams come true, classic Disney heroes and heroines live. There are big thrills such as Space Mountain Mission 2 that takes you to the edge of the universe.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery; the fair was founded in 1968 and it has been held every summer since. Staged at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford Forum in Dorset, the show now covers 600 acres and runs for five days and it is one of the largest outdoor shows in Europe.Duration: 4 Days
The best way to view the dramatic scenery of Scotland is by rail & coach and this tour offers you both. We include 3 superb train journeys - Loch Luichart to Kyle of Lochalsh - Aviemore to Broomhill - and voted one of the greatest railway journeys in the world 'The Jacobite' from Fort William to Mallaig.
The Emmerdale Studio Experience takes you on a journey, showing you how the characters you love and stories you remember come to life. Production with full scale set reconstructions, preserved props and costumes, secrets behind the stunts and special effects, this is your chance to step into the exciting world of TV. Concluding this short break we will visit the Yorkshire town of Holmfirth, the location used for the filming of BBC's comedy 'The Last of the Summer Wine'.
On Saturday 13 October, the London Welsh Male Voice Choir will present the 26th London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs in the Royal Albert Hall, with 15 guest choirs, this biennial festival has become recognised as one of the world's premier massed choral concerts.
On the 11th November, the day of WW1 armistice, the UK joins together to remember the many brave individuals who passed whilst serving their country and 2018 is an especially poignant year, marking 100 years since the end of WW1. We also include a visit to the National Memrial ArboretumDuration: 2 Days
The ultimate Christmas Musical expierence, staging a blend of Christmas Entertainment, songs, carols, dazzling dancers and beautiful costumes, each show is a pageant of spectacular colours with a cast of over 100 performers.
Our tour takes us to two of the UK's best Christmas Markets - Chatsworth the magnificent Derbyshire home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire set amid breath-taking scenery, be one of the first this year to see the Great House decorated for Christmas with foliage, lights and candles evoking the spirit of Christmas. Christkindelmarket, Leeds a little piece of Germany in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Crafts in 'The Pen' is a festive crafts market that takes place each year at the Skipton Auction Mart, the event has rapidly grown into a wonderful crafts market the whole family can enjoy, as well as over 230 stalls, Crafts in the Pen is home to a twinkling 'Starlight Café' for the grown ups and a free grotto.
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