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Day Excursions 2021


Unless otherwise stated, for all excursions:

£10pp deposit & balance due 6 weeks prior to departure



Neasden Temple & RAF Hendon 2021 departure date to be confirmed

This fascinating excursion takes us to the breathtaking BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden Hindu Temple), a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship, set amongst beautiful gardens, in the heart of London; a haven of beauty, peace & discovery. During our visit we learn about the world’s oldest living faith and take a tour of the temple, with its amazing, intricate marble and wooden carvings. We also visit the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon, a popular attraction for all ages, with attractions, exhibitions & aircraft on display (includes temple tour & admission to RAF Hendon).  Adult/S.C: £TBA


The Thursford Collection & behind-the-scenes tour 2021 departure date to be confirmed

In addition to the Christmas Spectacular, there is much to see and do at Thursford at other times of the year. See the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs, hear Robert Wolfe on the mighty Wurlitzer, ride on fairground carousels, enjoy refreshments in the Barn Restaurant and shop in the olde worlde village. We have also included an enjoyable 'Behind-the-Scenes' guided tour to see the huge wardrobe of exquisite costumes and flamboyant head-dresses worn in the Christmas Spectacular, along with the decorations which transform the museum into a winter wonderland (includes admission & tour). Adult/S.C: £TBA                                                                           (Not B & S)


Brighton with the Bluebell Cream & Steam 2021 departure date to be confirmed

Today’s lovely tour take us to the Regency resort of Brighton, a bustling seaside town with a stunning Royal Pavilion-the seaside palace of Prince Regent George IV, extensive shopping areas-including the chic “Lanes”, a pier, the i360 observation tower and a busy marina. This afternoon, we step back in time and join the famous Bluebell Steam Railway for a glorious journey through beautiful countryside while enjoying an included cream tea (includes return train fare & cream tea) Payment in full on booking. Adult/S.C: £TBA


Southwold & lunch at Delightful Dunwich 2021 departure date to be confirmed

We commence our tour with a coffee stop at the popular Dobbies Garden Centre in Woodbridge. Continuing on, through rolling expanses of broom and heather, we reach the former Roman and Medieval port of Dunwich, where we enjoy lunch at Flora Tearooms, reputedly the best fish and chip restaurant in East Anglia. We spend the afternoon in the quiet, unspoilt, seaside resort of Southwold, with its picturesque greens, pretty cottages, 19th century lighthouse, pier and colourful beach huts (includes 2-course fish & chip lunch (cod, plaice or haddock), bread & butter, sweet, tea/coffee – salads are available) Adult/S.C: £TBA                       (Not B & S)


Kentish Treasures…Historic Faversham & Medieval Sandwich 2021 departure date to be confirmed

Our tour today explores two treasures of Kent…our first stop is charming Faversham, nestling between the rural delights of the Kent Downs and the beauty of its coastal wetlands, with its wealth of listed buildings, including the finest medieval street in England. Continuing on, we reach the historic “black & white” town of Sandwich, the first of the Cinque Ports, encircled by its old stone city walls. Enjoy the town, take a walk along the Quay or visit the town’s Salutation Gardens (admission extra), a plant lover’s paradise, designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, before we make our way home. Adult/S.C: £TBA


Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) & Egyptian Exhibition Wednesday 4th August 2021

Highclere Castle & Gardens is where the popular period drama Downton Abbey was filmed. Visit the castle to learn about real life at Highclere and at the same time see the Drawing Room in which Maggie Smith delivered many a withering remark to some unfortunate relation! In addition, explore the beautiful gardens and discover all about the Tomb of the Egyptian Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamun, in the fascinating Egyptian Exhibition (includes admission).  Balance due: 27th May 2021.   Adult/S.C:62.95






Note: For Day Excursions marked (Not B & S) we are unable to pick up in Shenfield or Brentwood, apologies for any inconvenience. If you live in these areas, your nearest boarding point would be Mountnessing. However, all Holidays and Short breaks include Shenfield & Brentwood pick ups.