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Day Tours

Winter 2015 – Spring 2016

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Welcome Welcome to another great selection of award-winning day tours! Planning a programme for the winter months is always a challenge. Those dark nights and dreary days can all be so depressing if you stay at home. So, we’ve worked extra hard to come up with some super ideas – and more of our great value Special Offers – to make sure you’ve got something to look forward to! We’ve also been working hard to create a fabulous new programme of Door-2-Door holidays for 2016 with exciting, new destinations and, as always, meticulously planned itineraries with lots of ‘little extras’ to make our tours extra special just for you! If you haven’t travelled with us before, why not come along to our Coffee Morning in Maxey on January 12th (see page 20). Have a chat and meet the team – it’s always good to talk – and you can see our new 2016 Holiday Presentation!

GROUP BOOKINGS – LUCKY 13! Book just 12 places for any one day tour at the same time you can enjoy the 13th place FREE (for concert and theatre tours, your free place will be for the coach seat only)! It’s perfect for clubs and organisations that may be too small to arrange their own outings – or you can gather together a group of friends and share out the saving! Please make your group booking direct with us. We also welcome group bookings on our holidays and short breaks (also to be booked direct) and you only need to book 10 places on any one of our ‘Door-2-Door’ tours to claim a FREE holiday!

‘FARE ONLY’ DEALS If you have your own tickets for an event or you’re looking for a convenient way to visit friends or family, ask for a ‘Fare only’ seat. They’re available on many of our all-inclusive packages, most day trips to London, events and concerts – and for visits to National Trust, English Heritage, HHA and RHS properties.


ABOUT US We’ve been in business since 1922 – still family-owned and always very proud of our reputation for consistently delivering a top quality service to all our customers for over 90 years! And we couldn’t do it without the support of a first-class team – at least 12 members of staff have been with us for 15 years’ and more – that’s a lot of knowledge and experience at your service! We’re always happy to answer any questions, so please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or call 01778 342224 if you would like any further information about any of our award-winning day trips or Door-2-Door holidays.

Referrals and reputation are hugely important – and so rewarding for us all. If you’ve been happy with our service, please feel free to recommend us to friends and family! “A big THANK YOU for a lovely holiday in Snowdonia. My friend and I had travelled on this tour before and enjoyed it so much we decided to book again. Everyone on the coach was very friendly, and our driver David was excellent, our thanks to him”


Look out for our Special Offer days – with fares starting at just £10 pp, they’re ideal for a first time trip if you’re new to coach travel – and our ‘Book 4 seats for the price of 3’ days (when you pay only for the three highest priced seats) are perfect for taking the children or grandchildren out during the school holidays – or just a day out with friends. Our London theatre trips, starting from just £49.50 pp (to include coach travel and a top price show ticket) represent superb value and are so convenient especially if you’re not familiar with London! You’ll find our latest listing opposite but we often add new dates and shows. Keep up to date with extra departures by letting us have your e-mail address so that we can include you on our E-Newsletter distribution? You’ll also find new tours listed on the ‘News’ page of our website

Some of our extra special tours may include a set menu meal. Vegetarian options are usually available by prior arrangement – please ask for further details.

A ONE-WAY TICKET? Visiting friends or family? It’s not a problem to book a one-way seat, although you do have to pay the full fare (but we won’t charge extra for your suitcase)!

KEEP IN TOUCH – NEW TOURS We often put new tours on sale between our brochure publication dates. You can benefit from priority booking if you sign up for our E-newsletters. Just let us have your e-mail address and you’ll keep up to date with all the news and all the new tours! You can also visit the News Page on our website or follow us on Twitter @shaws_coaches. If there’s a particular show or event you’d like to see, why not give us a call or send an e-mail to check whether or not we are intending to feature it? If it’s not already on sale, we can then let you know if we add it later. Destinations we hope to have on sale soon include Buckingham Palace State Apartments and a guided garden highlights tour.

“The best Shaws holiday we have ever had. Admittedly the weather was perfect, but the hotel was excellent in every way, and once again Graham was superb organising all the excursions, keeping everyone happy, and as always exceptional driving skills. It was very welcome to have the delicious lunch on the way home. Thank you for a wonderful holiday” “It’s good to be busy and Shaws is very popular, every time I say I’m going to a show I say it’s a Coach Tour with Shaws and how great service you offer”

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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All London theatre tours pick-up in Buckden on request

From only £49.50pp including Travel & Show Ticket!

ideal as a gift for someone special (or yourself, of course)!

Wed 9 dec cats at the London PaLLadium all fares £59 pp

sat 23 Jan WicKed at the aPoLLo victoRia Route 7

all fares £65 pp

Shopping or sightseeing ask for a ‘Fare – ticket on any ofOnly’ London theatreour dates!

Wed 9 maR Les miseRaBLes at the Queens theatRe Route 7

all fares £67.50 pp

Route 4d

tue 5 Jan the JeRsey Boys at the PiccadiLLy theatRe

Now in it’s 10th year, still winning awards and defying gravity!

Now in its 30th year and still breaking boxoffice records around the world!

adult/child £59.50 • special offer for seniors only £49.50! Route 4d

sun 7 feB the PLay that Goes WRonG at the duchess theatRe

Wed 6 aPR sunny afteRnoon at the haRoLd PinteR theatRe

The story of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons – you won’t believe how many famous hit songs were written by this great group!

all fares just £49.50 pp

all fares £55 pp

tue 19 Jan Guys & doLLs at the savoy theatRe all fares £69 pp

Route 4d

This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest tunes, including Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day. With dazzling choreography by world renowned Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright, this is a feel good show you won’t want to miss!

Route 7

And now – for something completely different – a smash hit comedy that has been enjoying phenomenal success! It’s a play-within-a-play following a local am-dram society as they attempt to stage a 1920’s murder mystery but, as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does! Finely tuned farce, flawless timing and bundles of energy will have you rolling in the aisles!

thu 11 feB

Phantom of the oPeRa at heR maJesty’s theatRe adult/child £55 seniors £52.50

Route 7

Wed 6 aPR KinKy Boots at the adeLPhi theatRe all fares £69 pp

sat 23 Jan BiLLy eLLLiot at the victoRia PaLace theatRe

thu 7 aPR

all fares £65 pp

tue 16 feB the mousetRaP at st. maRtin’s theatRe

all fares £65 pp

Route 7

all fares £55 pp

Route 4d

A rare opportunity to see a piece of theatrical history – the world’s longest running show of any kind, now celebrating the 63rd year of its record breaking run during which over 25,000 performances have been given!

Wed 24 feB senioR sPeciaL to the Lion KinG at the Lyceum theatRe

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only £59.50 pp for top price tickets! adults and children are also welcome, Route 7 of course, at £72.50 pp


Route 4d

A high-heeled, feel-good extravaganza taking you from the factory floor to the catwalks of Milan and featuring songs by pop icon, Cyndi Lauper!

Unbelievably, now in its 29th year and still a best seller!

Now in its 10th year and featuring a timeless score by Sir Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated audiences around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular, theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Route 4d

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical and hugely popular! Tells the story of how The Kinks rose to stardom and features many of their greatest hits including Lola, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me and, of course, Sunny Afternoon!

motoWn the musicaL at the shaftesBuRy theatRe Route 7

This great, new show is based on a book about his memories of Motown by Berry Gordy. An eighteen piece orchestra brings to life 50 fabulous Motown tracks including My Girl, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and I Heard It Through The Grapevine. Described as a “musical sensation with real soul”, it’s sure to have you Dancing In The Street!

thu 4 auG aLaddin at the PRince edWaRd theatRe all fares £75 pp nB evening performance Have a magical evening and ‘Experience A Whole New World’ at this new Disney musical!

Shopping or sightseeing – ask for a ‘Fare Only’ ticket on any of our London theatre dates! For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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Meal included


NT Trust

n ov e m B e R tue 24

Wed 25

the neW ‘WoRLd of WedGWood’ visitoR centRe & tRentham RetaiL PaRK, stoKe-on-tRent

adult £39.00 • senior £32.50 • child £29.50 inc. factory tour & museum

Route 4c


EH Heritage

macK & maBeL at nottinGham’s theatRe RoyaL

all fares £59.50 inc. adm.

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Route 7a

‘santa comes to suffoLK’!

adult £22.50 • child £20.00 • seniors only £15 pp

Route 7 plus huntingdon

Spend a couple of hours browsing around the Christmas Fayre stalls that will be filling Angel Hill in Bury St. Edmunds and then continue to the nearby market town of Stowmarket where the parish church will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Festival.

sat 28

chRistmas shoPPinG at eitheR LaKeside oR BLueWateR

adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50 Route 7 plus huntingdon You can choose on the day which of these two super shopping centres you want to visit – we’ll be calling at both! © VisitEngland - Diana Jarvis

Enjoy one of the world’s finest collections of ceramics and pick up a bargain at the Factory Outlet, a bespoke purchase at the Museum Shop or a cutting-edge design at Wedgwood’s new Flagship Store – the new Visitor Centre looks amazing – and then end the day at nearby Trentham Retail Park.

tue 24

sat 28

WoRcesteR chRistmas fayRe

adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50

Route 4c

sheffieLd shoPPeR!

adult £22.50 • child £20.00 seniors only £15 each

Route 7a

Your choice of a day shopping at Meadowhall or in Sheffield’s city centre – our coach will call at both.

Wed 25

vincent & fLavia’s ‘the Last tanGo’ at miLton Keynes theatRe

all fares £37 pp inc. Band A theatre ticket at the afternoon performance Route 7 plus Buckden

Around 150 stalls will fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart! From sparkly jewellery and festive home decorations to traditional roast chestnuts and warming mulled wine, there’s a wonderful range of products waiting to be discovered within the local arts and crafts maker area, international area, festive gifts area and food court!

sun 29

BiRminGham tattoo at the BaRcLaycaRd aRena

adult £45.00 • senior £42.50 • child £39.50 inc. top price tickets

Route 4c

Experience the pageantry and spectacle as the thousands commemorate ‘the few’ at this hugely popular event which, this year, will be marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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d ec e m Be R tue 1

fRi 4

somethinG sPeciaL chRistmas caRveRy & cRuise, London

denBy PotteRy visitoR centRe chRistmas fayRe foLLoWed By nottinGham’s ‘WinteR WondeRLand’

adult £20.00 • child £17.50 seniors only £12.50 pp

Route 7a plus oakham

all fares £55 pp inc. 2 course carvery late lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel and a floodlit, sightseeing cruise along the River Thames to Greenwich Route 7

© Flickr - PeppermintEvents

Denby’s annual Christmas Food & Gift Fair features more than 40 carefully selected, quality gift and food producers and, of course, you’ll find lots of pottery bargains in the Denby Factory Shop!

sat 5

mRs. BRoWn’s Boys at sheffieLd aRena

all fares £62 pp inc. Price Band B seats for the afternoon performance Route 7a © Flickr - Victor Porof

Wed 2

chRistmas shoPPinG at BiRminGham’s fRanKfuRt maRKet

adult £20.00 senior/child £17.50

sat 5

chRistmas shoPPinG in oxfoRd ‘the city of dReaminG sPiRes’

adult £23.50 • senior/child £21.00

Route 4c

Route 4c

From specialist food shops, boutiques and well loved brands to a family owned department store – Boswells – you’re sure to find some super gifts. And don’t miss the covered market which has a marvellous array from saddle mender to shoe maker!

sun 6

chRistmas at WindsoR castLe!

adult £45.00 • senior £39.50 • child £34.00

Route 4d plus Buckden

© Flickr - Guy Evans

Said to be the largest, authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria! Over 90 stalls (selling handmade toys, Christmas decorations, beautiful jewellery and craft goods) add a truly festive atmosphere to the city centre which is a great shopping destination all year round. A customer favourite!

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Route 7a

LincoLn’s huGeLy PoPuLaR chRistmas maRKet

Route 4

Route 2a

Soak up the festive atmosphere across this large market site, with more than 280 stalls nestled in and around the Cathedral Quarter.

mon 7

mRs. BRoWn’s Boys at sheffieLd aRena

all fares £69 pp

sun 6

adult £20.00 • senior/child £17.50

mRs. BRoWn’s Boys at sheffieLd aRena

all fares £69 pp

Visitors will find the State Apartments transformed with festive decorations and Christmas trees, with the tables laid for a sumptuous Christmas feast!

the RPo’s ‘chRistmas ceLeBRation’ conceRt at the RoyaL aLBeRt haLL

all fares £59 pp inc. Front Arena seat

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]

Route 7 plus Buckden


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tue 15

WicKsteed PaRK’s neW ‘sWinGinG into chRistmas’ shoW

adult £20.00 • child £17.50 special offer of only £10 pp for seniors as it’s such a lovely city in which to shop! Route 3b

all fares £39.50 pp inc. set 2 course Christmas lunch, festive tea and a great afternoon’s entertainment! Route 4c

tue 8

tue 15

camBRidGe foR chRistmas shoPPinG and onLy a tenneR!

all fares £10 pp

thu 10

Route 4d plus huntingdon

a special christmas treat at only £10 pp!

Route 7a

Treat yourself to one of Dickinson & Morris’ delicious pork pies – direct from the shop!

noRfoLK foR chRistmas tRees, shoPPinG & PRetty LiGhts’!

adult £22.50 • child £20.00 special senior fare only £15 pp today!

meLton moWBRay maRKet & BoundaRy miLLshoP

Route 5b

Wed 16

santa sPeciaL chRistmas Lunch cRuise

all fares £37.50 pp inc. 2 course Xmas lunch

Route 7a plus oakham

Get yourself in the mood for Christmas with our festive cruise, including entertainment – and maybe you-know-who – on board the ‘Trent Lady’ sailing from Nottingham! Spend time in Fakenham, where the parish church will be holding its annual Christmas Tree Festival, with beautifully decorated trees. (Entry is free but visitors are asked to bring a bag of coins to place at the charity tree of their choice). In the afternoon, we move on to the delightful, Georgian town of Holt. There are some lovely shops here and the town has the prettiest Christmas lights!

sun 13

BeveRLey festivaL of chRistmas

adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50

Route 4

With over 120 stalls selling a wide variety of quality products and seasonal food and drink plus lots of free street entertainment, the Beverley Christmas Festival sets out to be a celebration of Christmas, with a Dickensian atmosphere!

mon 14

camBRidGe foR chRistmas shoPPinG and onLy a tenneR!

all fares £10 pp

Route 7 plus huntingdon

thu 17

sPRinGfieLds outLet shoPPinG, sPaLdinG

a special christmas treat – an absolute bargain at only £5pp – and, with over 55 outlet shops (including m&s) you’re sure to pick up a few more bargains at springfields! Route 5b

sun 20

thuRsfoRd chRistmas sPectacuLaR

Raised side seats £60 pp or standard seats £57 pp for this afternoon’s concert Route 3b nB sorry, no children under 8 allowed.

mon 21

somethinG sPeciaL the andRe Rieu oRchestRa at sheffieLd aRena

£115 pp inc. a second price ticket at the Arena

tue 22

Route 7a

thuRsfoRd chRistmas sPectacuLaR

all fares £61 pp inc. de luxe seats at this afternoon’s concert nB sorry, no children under 8 allowed.


Route 5b

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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tue 5

the JeRsey Boys – see PaGe 3

somethinG sPeciaL the nutcRacKeR on ice at the RoyaL aLBeRt haLL

Wed 6

saLes shoPPinG in miLton Keynes

adult/senior £59 pp children only £55 inc. Front Circle seats Route 4d plus Buckden

special sale fare only £10 pp

Route 7 plus Buckden

You’ll find over 400 shops in the city centre here!

tues 12

don’t miss ouR coffee moRninG at maxey viLLaGe haLL – see PaGe 20

fRi 15

saLes shoPPinG in nottinGham

special sale fare only £10 pp

Route 4b

Nottingham’s reputation for independent shops, big name retailers and lively markets plus a compact city centre with pedestrianised streets make it a great place to browse!

tue 19

Guys & doLLs – see PaGe 3

thu 21

the GLenn miLLeR stoRy at ayLesBuRy’s WateRside theatRe

adult £49.50 • senior/child £45.00 inc Band A seats for the afternoon performance Route 4d plus Buckden

sat 23 © 2013 English National Ballet - Caroline Holden

As midnight strikes on a magical Christmas Eve, a toy Nutcracker comes to life, sweeping young Marie to a world of enchantment where she meets the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. Set against a backdrop of colourful projections, opulent costumes, magic tricks and special effects, the world famous Imperial Ice Stars take to the stage and dance to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score – performed by a live orchestra – in this fabulous, festive treat that will thrill and enchant all ages.

sat 2

KniGhtsBRidGe foR haRRods saLe

all fares £25 pp

Route 4d plus Buckden

Scheduled to arrive approx. 1.15/1.30 pm and to depart at approx. 6.00 pm

sun 3

the GLenn miLLeR stoRy at ayLesBuRy’s WateRside theatRe

all fares £49.50 pp inc Band A seats for the afternoon performance Route 7 plus Buckden

Music legend Tommy Steele, Britain’s first rock n’ roll icon, takes the lead role in this new musical telling the story of the world’s most famous big band leader. Accompanied by a live 16-piece Glenn Miller orchestra and a full supporting company of singers, dancers and actors, this is a show that’s sure to have you jiving in your seat!

sat 23

BiLLy eLLiot oR WicKed – see PaGe 3

sun 24

Raf museum hendon

adult £22.50 • child £20.00 • special fare today for senior citizens only £15 pp Route 7 plus Buckden

somethinG sPeciaL the Johann stRauss GaLa, nottinGham RoyaL centRe

adult £49.50 • senior/child £47.00 pp inc. top price seats in Tier 1 for this afternoon’s performance Route 7a plus oakham © Flickr - Alan Wilson

What a lovely Christmas treat, especially for fans of Andre Rieu & his orchestra! Watch the Johann Strauss Dancers twirl and whirl their way across the stage in their beautiful ball gowns, whilst the orchestra plays a sparkling assortment of much-loved music like the Blue Danube Waltz, Radetsky’s March, the Cuckoo Polka and the Skater’s Waltz – guided (and entertained) throughout by the brilliant conductor and comedian, Rainer Hersch.

Enjoy our annual visit to this great museum where you can see over 100 aircraft from around the world, from early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft, plus lots of other exhibits covering the history of aviation from Bleriot to the 21st century Eurofighter!

sun 3

our January treat – all fares only £5 pp!

saLes shoPPinG in nottinGham

special offer – £15 pp

Route 7a plus oakham

Scheduled to arrive at approx. 1.00 pm and to return at approx. 5.30 pm

Wed 27

BoundaRy miLL stoRe, GRantham Route 7a

Just a short trip – with time to have lunch in the restaurant and to browse the new spring clothing ranges – and be home in time for tea!

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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thu 11

Phantom of the oPeRa – see PaGe 3

camBRidGe foR a tenneR!

fRi 12

somethinG sPeciaL ciRQue du soLeiL PeRfoRminG ‘amaLuna’

all fares £10 pp

Route 4d plus huntingdon

sun 7

the PLay that Goes WRonG – see PaGe 3

tue 9

somethinG sPeciaL samueL PePys’ diaRy – the GReat PLaGue & the GReat fiRe!

£89 pp inc. Stalls seat

Route 4d plus Buckden

all fares £59.50 pp inc. guided tour and one course choice lunch with coffee Route 4d

© Cirque de Soleil

2015 and 2016 mark the 350th anniversaries of The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London respectively. Our expert City & Village guide will take you from the rookeries of St. Giles (where the Plague broke out) to Pudding Lane (where the fire started). These tragic events were documented by the great diarist, Samuel Pepys, who was fortunate enough to double his fortune during this tragic time – he watched from a boat, on the river, as four-fifths of the city was destroyed – and you’ll hear his story during our afternoon visit to the ‘Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire & Revolution’ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, which has brought together over 200 paintings and objects from museums, galleries and private collections across the country!

tue 9

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with one of its newest touring shows, Amaluna, never before seen in the UK and marking Cirque du Soleil's 20th year at this world-famous venue! Written and directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, Cirque du Soleil's 33rd production is a celebration of love – and a tribute to the work and voice of women, with female performers making up the majority of the cast, and all eight members of the band also women.

sun 14

somethinG sPeciaL London ‘heiGhts & siGhts’ foR vaLentine’s day!

all fares £59 pp inc. cable car ride, river cruise & lunch

Route 7 + huntingdon

stRictLy come dancinG Live at nottinGham aRena

all fares £69 pp inc. Price A Tiered Seat for this evening’s performance Route 7a

Wed 10

stRictLy come dancinG Live at nottinGham aRena

all fares £69 pp inc. Price A Tiered Seat for this afternoon’s performance Route 4b


© Flickr - James Petts

See the sights of London from high above the river and then from the river itself! Your day includes a ride on the cable car across the river between the 02 Arena and Greenwich, a classic sightseeing cruise between Greenwich and Tower Pier, a 3 course lunch awaits in St. Katherine’s Dock and some time to wander round the marina! When booking, please let us know your lunch choices from the following menu. Starters: French vegetable soup, with pesto; Duck croquettes with chilli & orange jam; Terrine maison with rye & caraway bread. Mains: Chicken Caesar salad; Mussels in white wine, cream & celery broth, with frites; Aberdeen Angus beef burger with salad, cheese and frites; wild mushroom fricassee, gruyere vol-au-vent & green salad. Desserts: Chocolate fondant & vanilla ice cream; Fruit tart & crème fraiche; Sorbet & fruit coulis.

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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tue 16

the mousetRaP – see PaGe 3.

sun 21

Wed 17


all fares £59.50 pp inc. Band B theatre seats

adult £20.00 • special offer of just £10 each for seniors and Route 7b children

anton & eRin ‘Just Gotta dance’ at miLton Keynes theatRe Route 4d plus Buckden

Shop till you drop in this exciting city, visit the impressive City Art Gallery or, for half term, take the children to one of the city’s great museums or Sea Life Centre?

Wed 17


adult £20.00 • special offer of just £10 each for seniors and children Route 5b A half term special to East Anglia’s finest city! From the cobbled Norwich Lanes to the Royal Arcade’s Art Nouveau elegance, you’ll be wowed by the eclectic mix of independent shops AND the two large city centre malls. If you’ve grandchildren to entertain, don’t miss the world-class Castle Museum!

thu 18

ouR PoPuLaR London ‘museum’ sPeciaL

adult £25.00 • senior/child fare only £20 today. family favourite – book 4 seats for the price of 3!

Route 4d plus Buckden

Our coach will set down in South Kensington, close to the Natural History, Victoria & Albert and Science Museums – all free to enter although admission charges (and ticket timed entry) may apply for some major, temporary exhibitions, e.g. Cosmonauts at the Science Museum. Always a popular choice during half term! (Shoppers will also find today’s trip quite convenient for Harrods & Harvey Nicks).

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histoRic yoRK & the JoRviK viKinG festivaL

adult £25.00 • special offer of £20 each for seniors and only £10 pp for children! Route 7a

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return, with a thrilling new show for 2016, to dazzle audiences across the UK! Featuring exciting new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music from the golden age like Fever, Too Darn Hot and Bye Bye Blackbird.

Wed 24

the Lion KinG – see PaGe 3

fRi 26

LooK at LincoLn!

special offer of just £10 pp!

sun 28

Route 2a

London’s imPeRiaL WaR museum

adult £25.00 • child £22.50 • special offer fare of £20 pp for seniors Route 4d plus Buckden Telling the story of conflict from WW1 to the present day. See the new First World War Galleries, with many, never-before-seen items on display. Learn how the war started and about its global impact and don’t miss the special Lee Miller Exhibition – A Woman’s War – which looks at the impact WW2 had on the lives of women through her stunning photography.

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A great day out for all the family with a huge choice of museums to visit (don’t forget the National Railway Museum is free to enter), alleyways to explore and Vikings to visit in their encampment! During this annual event, the city centre is transformed into what life would have looked like over 1000 years ago, with Viking feasts, battle re-enactments and much more!

sat 20

the amazinG, maGicaL ‘haRRy PotteR exPeRience’ at WaRneR BRos. studios!

adult/senior £55.00 • child £42.50 inc. adm.

Route 7 plus Buckden

Let us help you solve that difficult present problem! Our personalised gift vouchers make an ideal present for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and Christmas – or just to say thank-you. Vouchers are available from our office in values of £1, £5 and £10 or you can order them by phone or e-mail, using your credit or debit card. And don’t forget that many of our day trips (and holidays) make excellent presents too – we’ll be happy to offer suitable suggestions!

See authentic sets and discover the magic behind the spellbinding, special effects of the Harry Potter film series – not just for children!

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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m a Rc h tue 1

thu 3

eLy & the WiLd sWans

adult £30 • senior/child £27.50 inc. adm & meal

Route 3b

somethinG sPeciaL the (neW) suPReme LeGaL London touR!

all fares £62.50 pp inc. guided tour, morning coffee & 1 course Route 7 + Buckden lunch

© Flickr - James Higgott

Marvel at the magical spectacle of the wintering, wild swans and ducks being fed at Welney Wetland Centre, on the Ouse Washes – from the comfort of a heated hide! After calling at Ely, we’ll arrive at Welney in time for the 3.30 pm feed, when there can be as many as 9,000 birds alighting on the lake! The centre’s experts will tell you all about the swans’ migration and help you identify the different species and there will also be time for your questions before you return to the Wigeon Café for a sausage & mash supper! Don’t forget to take your binoculars!

Wed 2

somethinG sPeciaL iLLeGaL London!

all fares £55 pp inc. guided tour and a one course ‘Sweeney Todd’ pie lunch with a hot drink Route 4d plus Buckden Did you enjoy our popular ‘Legal London’ guided tour? Here’s the perfect antidote – the chance to see the contents of Room 101 (otherwise known as the Scotland Yard Black Museum)! The day starts with lunch at a speciality pie house (you can choose either vegetarian, chicken – or will you risk a meat pie)?! Then our top notch Blue Badge Guide will show you a more sinister side of London – the stamping ground of the Kray Twins, the curious cases of Inspector Whicher and other infamous London crime scenes – before you arrive at the Museum of London to view never-beforeseen objects from the Black Museum, on public display for the first time ever! Real-life case files have been used to create the stories of some of our most notorious crimes, like Dr. Crippen, the Great Train Robbery and the Millennium Dome Diamond Heist. Don’t be scared!

© Flickr - Kay Williams

Our earlier Legal London tours were hugely popular – and greatly enjoyed. So, with the help of the experts at City & Village Tours, we’ve come up with a new twist on an old favourite! Your day starts with morning coffee in the splendid 16th century hall of Gray’s Inn, the smallest of the four Inns of Court. Then, you’ll be on foot for a fascinating and informative stroll around the wonderful, old buildings that make up the Inns of Court. Lunch will be taken in a local pub before you rejoin the coach for a short, guided tour continuing the story of Legal London en route to visit the highest court in the land – the Supreme Court – housed in a grand Edwardian building opposite the Houses of Parliament! You can sit in on cases being heard and, at the end of the afternoon, you can buy refreshments in the court café, which is located in the old cells.

sun 6

somethinG sPeciaL foR motheR’s day the vieW fRom the shaRd With afteRnoon tea on the RiveR

adult/senior £79.00 • child £69.00 inc. adm, cruise & afternoon Tea

Route 4d plus Buckden

© Flickr - smuconlaw

Enjoy a panoramic view over the whole of London from the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe and then take in the sights at ground level during our leisurely cruise along the river, with afternoon tea served on board. © Museum of London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum - New Scotland Yard


Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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‘Best of BRitish’ cRuise on nottinGham’s tRent Lady RiveR Boat

sat 19

all fares only £29.50 pp inc. one course lunch with tea/coffee

Route 7a plus oakham

seWinG foR PLeasuRe, fashion emBRoideRy & hoBBycRafts at the nec

adult £32.50 • senior £29.50 • child £17.50 inc. adm.

Route 4c

Three shows for the price of one! Fans of knitting, sewing, patchwork and cross stitch should be sure to visit Sewing for Pleasure, a haven for any enthusiast. Offering all the latest supplies, ideas and innovations from the stitching world, the kits, patterns, fabrics, threads and hands-on activities provide ideas for dressmaking and home styling adventures. Fashion Embroidery & Stitch offers a wealth of the finest textile arts from around the world. Get hands-on in one of the many free workshops, demonstrations and talks or stock up from the extensive range of threads, materials and embellishments.

sun 20

BRooKLands – the BiRthPLace of BRitish motoR sPoRt & aviation

adult £36.00 • senior £32.50 • child £28.50 inc. adm. Route 7 plus Buckden Our leisurely 2 hour cruise is a celebration of all our favourite childhood treats – the sort of meals our grannies used to make! Cottage Pie, Beef Stew, Bangers & Mash and Somerset Pork Casserole and, best of all, they’re served buffet style so you can taste them all! Vegetarian options are available, if pre-ordered, and there’ll be desserts available to buy (if you have room for one!)

Wed 9

Les miseRaBLes – see PaGe 3

tue 15

somethinG sPeciaL the vuLcan exPeRience!

© Flickr - Rahil Rupawala

adult £45.00 • senior £40.00 • child £37.50 inc. adm. & 2 course lunch

Route 7a

See the world’s last flying Vulcan at the original RAF hangar in Doncaster where she was operational during the Cold War. Your visit will include a guided tour of the aircraft, with plenty of photo opportunities. Learn about the part played by this iconic bomber during the Falklands War – said to be the most daring raid since the Dambusters – and of her role during the Cold War. Includes lunch at a local hotel before your visit. Always an early sell out!

Wed 16

Route 4b

Potter around the visitor centre at Denby (don’t be surprised to find the largest collection of Denby in the world is here) and then delve into Derby’s delightful Cathedral Quarter (and look out for the peregrine falcons who’ve nested in the tower for several years)!

thu 17

vaLe of BeLvoiR & BoundaRy miLL stoRe Lunch touR

all fares just £20 pp inc. lunch

tue 23

somethinG sPeciaL the fRench connection!

all fares £55 pp inc. guided tour & 2 course lunch, with tea/coffee

Route 4d + Buckden

discoveR denBy PotteRy & deRBy city

adult £18.50 • senior/child £17.95

Take a fascinating journey, through aviation and motoring history, at this iconic site in Surrey! There are 100’s of exhibits across the site – in the Motoring Village, Aircraft Park, Motorcycle Exhibition and London Bus Museum. In fact, there’s simply so much here that we’ve arranged a short introductory talk to guide you through your visit! (Please note that we have not included tickets for the Concorde Experience or the new 4D Theatre Race Experience – these are timed entry extras for which pre-booking maybe advisable).

Route 7a

Dine out on a simple but tasty lunch at the Grantham Store restaurant, then sit back and enjoy our guided coach tour, around the lovely Vale of Belvoir, before returning to the store for a spot of shopping before we head for home.

Learn all about London’s thriving French Quarter and then enjoy a master class in French Style at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Europe Galleries on this exclusive, new tour! This morning, our expert City & Village guide will give you a potted history of the French in London – from William the Conqueror to the Huguenots and the Free French in WW2, as well as highlighting a few of our cultural differences – in a lighthearted way, of course! Lunch will be a delicious Anglo-French affair of roast beef followed by croissant and brioche bread & butter pudding (laced with French brandy)! Our guide will then take you to the V&A Museum to not only show you some of the most magnificent objects on display in the Edwardian Europe Galleries (many of which were made by the finest craftsmen of their day for Louis XIV, Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon) but also help you to distinguish between styles and gain a real insight into the French decorative arts!

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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BRendan coLe’s ‘a niGht to RememBeR’ at miLton Keynes theatRe

Wed 30

all fares £59.50 pp inc. Band A seats for this evening’s Route 7 plus Buckden performance

In this Big Band and Dance Extravaganza, Brendan and his cast of 14 musicians and 8 professional dancers will be raising the roof all night, with all of your favourite Strictly Dances, music from across the eras and much, much more. Highly recommended by Richard who saw this show during Brendan’s 2015 tour!

mon 28

somethinG sPeciaL the maRRiaGe of fiGaRo at miLton Keynes theatRe

all fares £45 pp inc. Band A seats for this evening’s performance

Route 4d plus Buckden

A wonderful opportunity for opera fans to see the Welsh National Opera performing this much loved, popular work by Mozart (sung in English).

Wed 30

RiveRdance 21st anniveRsaRy touR at LeicesteR’s de montfoRt haLL

all fares £55 pp inc. Side Stalls seat for this afternoon’s performance Route 7 plus uppingham

yoRKshiRe daLes scenic touR, With tRaditionaL fish & chiPs

adult £42.50 • senior/child £40 inc. 3 course fish & chips meal

Route 7a

After calling first at Harrogate, you’ll have a lovely ride through the beautiful Dales scenery, via Pateley Bridge, Grassington and Ilkley before sitting down to enjoy freshly-cooked fish and chips at the Fisherman’s Wife (formerly Bryan’s) fish & chip restaurant in Headingley.

tue 29

camBRidGe foR a tenneR!

all fares £10 pp

tue 29

Route 7 plus huntingdon

‘the haRRy PotteR exPeRience’ at WaRneR BRos. studios

adult/senior £55.00 • child £42.50 pp inc. adm. Route 4d plus Buckden Can you believe it’s over 20 years since this unmissable show burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994?

Easter at Hogwarts – the perfect treat for all ages!

thu 31

oxfoRd ‘city of dReaminG sPiRes’

adult £23.50 • senior/child £21.00

thu 31

Route 7b

the 2016 ideaL home shoW at London’s oLymPia

adult £36.00 • senior £33.50 • child £22.50 inc. adm. Route 4d plus Buckden Everything you need for the home all under one roof and THE place to go for new ideas for your house and garden! © Flickr - Breezy Baldwin


Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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mon 4

coventRy tRansPoRt museum

adult £20.00 • senior £17.50 • child only £10

st. ives & eLy

adult £12.50 • senior/child only £10 Route 7b

Route 7

One of our bargain trips! St Ives has a splendid 15th Century bridge and chapel over the river – one of only three that survive in England – and, of course, Ely Cathedral is a magnificent building that dominates the Fenland landscape. Monday is a traditional market day in St. Ives.

tue 5

the JcB factoRy touR & Lunch

all fares £49 pp inc. factory tour & 2 course lunch

Route 7

© Mischa Photo Ltd

We highly recommend this free-to-enter museum for a fascinating day out and not just for the die-hard transport enthusiast! Yes, it is home to the world’s largest collection of British road transport, but if you don’t know one end of a spanner from the other you will find just as much to inspire, surprise and delight you! You’ll find yourself drawn into the story of Coventry and its people and how their lives were inextricably linked with the growth and decline of the city’s transport industry. Plus, the museum is in the centre of the city, so you can also choose to spend some – or all – of your time in Coventry, either shopping or perhaps seeing other attractions like the ruined – and famously rebuilt – cathedral.

fRi 1

LooK at LincoLn!

all fares just £10 pp

Route 6a

Our coach will set down and pick up both at the bottom and the top of Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill. So, you can either shop down in the town or explore the Cathedral Quarter – and don’t miss the superb, new visitor experience at the Castle!

sun 3

JCB has some of the finest engineering facilities across the globe, produces a range of over 300 machines and maintains a reputation for unrivalled customer service. Learn all about it during this fascinating tour, which is preceded by lunch. Greatly enjoyed on previous tours. Casual dress and comfortable footwear recommended – and absolutely no open toe shoes allowed in the factory. Sorry, no children under 15 on this tour.

tue 5

somethinG sPeciaL fRom monet to matisse at London’s RoyaL academy

adult £39.50 • senior £37.00 • child £22.50 inc. timed adm. ticket Route 4d plus Buckden

summeR Wine countRy & PeaK distRict scenic touR

adult £30.00 • senior/child £27.50

Route 7a

© Flickr - Drew's Photo Shoots

A day to sit back and soak up the beautiful spring scenery around parts of Holme Moor in Yorkshire and Derbyshire’s impressive Peak District. Calls at Holmfirth (look out for Sid’s Café and Nora Batty’s House) and at the spa town of Buxton.

Discover the paintings of some of the most important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century at the Royal Academy’s ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ Exhibition! Highlights include a remarkable selection of works by Monet, and masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee.

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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the toWeR BRidGe exPeRience

adult £49.50 • senior £47 • child £45 inc. adm. & 2 course meal

sun 10

Route 7 + Buckden

Beamish – the aWaRd-WinninG museum, teLLinG the stoRy of Life in the noRth east duRinG GeoRGian, victoRian and edWaRdian times

adult £42.50 • senior £40.00 • child £35.00 inc. adm.

Route 7a

© Flickr - Dustin Hackert

Discover the secrets of one of London’s most famous landmarks! Enjoy fabulous, panoramic views from the new glass walkway between the two towers, learn about the history of the bridge (and why it came into existence) at the fascinating exhibition and see the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the beautiful, steam engines that once powered the bridge lifts. Also includes a 2 course lunch and time free for individual sightseeing. Please let us have your lunch choices when you make your booking. Main course choices: Margherita & Pepperoni Pizza, Bolognese Pasta, Vegetarian Risotto. Dessert choices: Ice cream; Chocolate cake; Apple pie.

Relive the golden days of steam at today’s Great North Steam Fair. Vintage and veteran steam engines, cars, motorcycles, buses and stationary engines will be in action across the site and there’ll also be a wide range of railway locomotives in operation. Beamish is a great day out at any time but this special event, at no extra charge, is definitely an added reason for making sure you’ve got a seat on this trip!

Wed 6

adult £20.00 • senior/child only £15 pp!

sunny afteRnoon oR KinKy Boots – see PaGe 3

thu 7

motoWn the musicaL – see PaGe 3

fRi 8

the nationaL RaiLWay museum, yoRK

adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50 family favourite – book 4 seats for 3!

Route 4

© Flickr - Barry Skeates

mon 11

BaKeWeLL maRKet Route 4b

Take advantage of our special offer fare to visit this delightful, riverside town, home of the Bakewell Pudding, on market day.

tue 12

Buxton & PeaK foRest canaL cRuise & cReam tea

all fares £40.00 inc. boat trip & cream tea

Route 7a

After a lunchtime break, in the spa town of Buxton, spend the afternoon on the canal boat ‘Judith Mary’, enjoying one of our most popular tours – a relaxing 2½ hour cruise along the beautiful Upper Peak Forest Canal – and possibly the most generous Afternoon Tea on our tour programme, with lashings (truly!) of sandwiches, cakes and tea!

Wed 13

moRGan motoR museum & factoRy touR

adult £39.50 • senior/child £36.00 inc. tour © Flickr - Barry Skeates

This free-to-enter museum is always popular but we expect the new Flying Scotsman exhibition to be an extra draw! If you’d like to explore other parts of historic York, it’s about a 10 minute walk from the museum into the city centre.


Route 4c

Find out how a Morgan is made on a fully guided tour that takes visitors into the heart of the factory. See the craftsmanship that remains a major part of production of this cherished motor, as well as learning about the family history and seeing cars of the past, present and future. Calls at Great Malvern for a lunch break before our afternoon tour.

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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GReat maLveRn

adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50

tue 19 Route 4c

constaBLe countRy & GReen isLand GaRdens

adult £35.00 • senior/child £32.50 inc. adm & cream tea Route 4d plus huntingdon

© Flickr - muffinn

Explore this elegant and pretty spa town that lies amidst the Malvern Hills.

fRi 15

camBRidGe & anGLesey aBBey (nt)

adult £29.50 • senior £27.00 • child £20.00 inc. adm. Route 7 plus huntingdon

© Flickr - Karen Roe

This lovely, new spring tour features a morning ride through the pretty Suffolk countryside en route to Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country and with some of England's most beautiful Lowland landscape, especially the water meadows along the banks of the River Stour. This afternoon, visit nearby privately-owned, professionally designed, Green Island Gardens & Nursery. Laid out as a series of structured gardens and displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, you’ll find a fabulous display of spring-flowering plants including camellias, bluebells, tulips, magnolias, acers, azaleas and narcissus. A traditional cream tea will round off your day!

Wed 20 © Flickr -moz278

Visit this elegant home and journey back to a golden age of countryhouse living. The new Domestic Wing shows how the staff ran the household like clockwork and the celebrated garden is particularly beautiful in spring.

sun 17

heRtfoRdshiRe hiLLs & essex faRmLands ‘cReam tea’ touR

all fares £25 pp inc. cream tea

Route 7

BLetchLey PaRK (otheRWise KnoWn as ‘station x’)

adult/senior £33.00 • child £25.00 inc. adm.

Route 4d plus Buckden

For decades, the WW2 secret code breakers maintained a vow of silence about their wartime activities at Bletchley Park and we’re all fascinated by the story of their work in intelligence and communications, which played such a huge part in the Allied victory! The museum tells the complete Bletchley Park story and also houses one of the famous Enigma machines.

© VisitEngland - Bletchley Park - Shaun Armstrong -

Sit back and enjoy lots of lovely views on this spring ride through some unexpectedly pretty – and unspoilt – countryside as we tootle down to Saffron Walden (lunch at leisure here), then meander up hill and down dale in Hertfordshire, with its picturesque villages, hedgerows and open fields that seem to belong to a bygone age – which makes it essential to end the tour with a cream tea and where better than Jordans Mill, a unique heritage attraction on the banks of the River Ivel. You’ll have time to look round the Mill Gardens – and to pick up a packet of your favourite breakfast cereal in the Mill Store!

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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haRRoGate sPRinG fLoWeR shoW

adult £42.00 • senior £39.50 • child £22.50 inc. adm.

Route 7a

Find all the inspiration, plants, products and advice that you need, see the professional gardens and marvel at Britain’s largest exhibition of flower arrangements. You’ll find lots of high quality garden products, lovely gifts and specialist foods plus, of course, a plant for virtually every place in your garden!

sat 23


adult £20.00 • child £17.50 • seniors only £15 pp Route 7b

sun 24

tRansPoRt of deLiGhts in LLanGoLLen!

adult £45 • senior/child £42.50 inc. train ride, cruise & cream tea

Route 4c

Free time for sightseeing, followed by a train ride from Carrog along the valley to Llangollen and then a one hour canal cruise over the famous Pontcysyllte Aquaduct (with a Welsh Cream Tea served as you sail) will make this a great day out!

Wed 27

vincent & fLavia’s ‘the Last tanGo’ at LeicesteR’s de montfoRt haLL

all fares £40 pp inc. Stalls ticket for this afternoon’s performance

Route 4 plus uppingham

“To be or not to be” in this lovely riverside town in honour of St. George’s Day and also the 400th anniversary of the birth of its most famous son, William Shakespeare – of course you must be!


Stuck for a Present? Let us help you solve that difficult present problem! Our personalised gift vouchers make an ideal present for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and Christmas – or just to say thank-you. Vouchers are available from our office in values of £1, £5 and £10 or you can order them by phone or e-mail, using your credit or debit card.

Strictly’s superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have created their most moving production yet as they prepare to dance in their final ever show. Yes, sadly, it’s finally time for the nation’s best loved Argentine Tango Champions to say goodbye to the stage so don’t miss your last chance to see this beautiful couple do what they do best live, in an intimate, passionate and explosive experience – it’s time for The Last Tango!

thu 28

BRyan adams ‘the Get uP touR’ at nottinGham aRena

all fares £72 pp inc. Band A Tiered Seat Route 7a plus oakham

And don’t forget that many of our day trips (and holidays) make excellent presents too – we’ll be happy to offer suitable suggestions!


Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

A n d i t ’s n o t t o o e ar l y t o bo ok th e se to u r s f o r wh i c h b oo k i n g s a re n ow o p e n ! sun 1 may

somethinG sPeciaL the sticKy finGeRs touR!

tue 3 may

all fares £59 pp inc. adm. & 2 course lunch

Route 4d plus Buckden

ouR PoPuLaR ‘cotsWoLds sPeciaL’ to moReton-in-maRsh & BouRton-on-the-WateR

adult £25.00 • child £22.50 special offer for seniors – £20 each!

Route 4c

You’ll find the lively, Tuesday street market taking place in Moreton and the River Windrush meandering through Bourton is one of the prettiest street scenes in the country!

Wed 4 may

cRomeR & sheRinGham

adult £25.00 • child £22.50 special offer for seniors – £20 each!

A terrific treat for all Rolling Stones fans – lunch at Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers Restaurant in Kensington followed by a trip to the Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM at London’s Saatchi Gallery. As well as over 500 important and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, the exhibition will take you through their fascinating, fifty year history, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, rare sound archives and of course, at the heart of it, the Stones’ musical heritage that took them from just a hard working London blues band in the early 1960s, to cultural icons adored by millions. If you want ‘Satisfaction’ this is a must-see event!

mon 2 may

Route 3b

© Flickr - Dave Rutt

It must be time for a trip to the sea to enjoy these two delightful Norfolk resorts!

thu 5 may

BRicK Lane music haLL ‘st. GeoRGe’s day” afteRnoon shoW & tea

adult/child £59.00 • seniors only £55 pp inc. show and afternoon tea Route 4d plus huntingdon

somethinG sPeciaL Kent’s heLLfiRe coRneR & the BattLe of BRitain memoRiaL

all fares £60 pp inc. guided tour & 2 course lunch

Route 7 + huntingdon

© Flickr - Smudge 9000

A chance to visit the new Scramble Experience at The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial on the Kent Coast. Your expert guide will take you on a tour of coast and country, telling the story of the men of Fighter Command who fought so tirelessly and so heroically to keep our country safe. ‘The Few’ are honoured with a moving memorial and The Wing is a brand new building, designed in the shape of a Spitfire wing. Inside, special effects portray something of what it was like to serve in Fighter Command during 1940. Also includes a 2 course lunch before your tour. Please let us have your lunch choices when making your booking. Main courses; Grilled Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce, Coq au Vin or Vegetarian Stroganoff. Dessert choices: Chocolate Brownie, Fresh Fruit Salad & Ice Cream or Strawberry Pavlova.

Enjoy a hugely entertaining afternoon, celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birthday, at this lovely Grade II listed venue in London’s East End and sing along with some of the finest music hall and variety artists in the country.

sat 7 may

exPLoRe st. aLBans!

adult £20.00 • child £17.50 • special offer fare of only Route 4d plus Buckden £15 pp for seniors Take advantage of our special offer fare to see what a fine city St. Albans is – with an 11th century Abbey, Roman ruins and the added attraction of one of the most colourful and vibrant street markets in the south of England.

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


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RoyaL WindsoR & the RoyaL RiveR cRuise!

sun 15 may hamPton couRt PaLace & GaRdens

all fares £49.50 pp inc. two cruises, morning coffee and cream tea

adult £41.50 • senior £37.00 • child £30.00 Route 4d plus Buckden inc. adm.

Route 7 plus Buckden

© Flickr - stu smith

Cruise along the Thames – all the way from Runnymede to Maidenhead – passing through the pretty village of Datchet and Old Windsor, Boveney and Bray Locks and past Oakley Court and Monkey Island. Your day starts at Runnymede with a 1½ hour cruise to Windsor (including morning coffee on board). Disembark for free time in Windsor before rejoining the boat for the 3.45 pm sailing onward to Maidenhead, where our coach will be waiting for you. A cream tea, during the final leg of the cruise, will put the finishing touch to this enjoyable day!

tue 10 may

LincoLnshiRe WoLds ‘JoLLy fisheRman’ sPRinG sPeciaL

all fares £26 pp inc. fish & chips for tea!

© Flickr - Russell Trow

The first of our 2016 day trips commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of ‘Capability’ Brown, the famous landscape gardener, who is believed to have planted The Great Vine at Hampton Court during his time as Surveyor to George III’s Gardens and Waters! It’s the oldest plant in the garden and usually flowers in May – although we make no promises and, in any event, there is so much more to see at this magnificent palace with its spectacular gardens.

fRi 20 may

Route 3a

Sit back and enjoy a lovely ride – and some pretty scenery – as we make our way first to Woodhall Spa, then across the Wolds for a stroll along the prom at Skegness, where fish & chips will round off your day!

‘music, memoRies & a tRiBute to the Rat PacK’ at miLLstones

adults £47.50 • senior/child £45.00 inc. 2 course lunch & entertainment

Route 7a

Wed 11 may BuRy st. edmunds adult £20.00 • child £17.50 • seniors only £15 pp

Route 4d plus huntingdon

Not only is tpday’s provision market, in this lovely town, one of the most successful traditional street markets in the country, it also has one of the longest and most colourful histories, dating back to before the days of William the Conqueror!

thu 12 may chitty chitty BanG BanG adult £45.00 • senior/child £42.50 inc. Band A seat at this afternoon’s performance Route 7 + Buckden

Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a delicious lunch, followed by an afternoon of cash bingo, music for dancing and sing-a-longs at the family-run Millstones Restaurant, near Harrogate, ending with tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Greatly enjoyed on previous visits!

fRi 20 may


adult £25.00 • senior/child £22.50

Route 7a

sun 22 may Rhs KeW GaRdens One of the world’s favourite musicals is scheduled to ‘land’ in Milton Keynes and will make a ‘Truly Scrumptious’ outing with lots of laughs and favourite songs!


adult £39.50 • senior £35.00 • child £22.50 inc. adm. Route 7 plus Buckden

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

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May & June

somethinG sPeciaL hoLt & stody LodGe GaRdens

all fares £30 pp inc. adm & a cream tea

tue 31 may Route 5b

suffoLK Lunch cRuise

all fares £44 pp inc. lunch, cruise & tea

Route 7 plus huntingdon

© Jason Ballard

© 2015 Stody Estate Limited

Enjoy a couple of hours browsing in Norfolk’s lovely Georgian town of Holt, and then spend the afternoon at nearby Stody Lodge Gardens, where you’ll find an amazing collection of rhododendrons and azaleas that burst into spectacular colour each May. There’s also an Azalea Water Garden, filled with over 2000 azalea mollis, and the lodge gardens feature magnolias, camellias, late flowering bulbs and more – it all sounds rather special so we just had to include a cream tea to ‘put the icing’ on your day!

sat 4 Jun

Route 7 plus Buckden

It is NEVER too early to book for Chelsea – tickets for the show ALWAYS sell out well before it opens. This departure is scheduled to arrive at 3.30 pm and depart at 8.00 pm. nB no children under 5.

Rod steWaRt at noRWich caRRoW Road footBaLL GRound

all fares £95 pp inc. 2nd price tiered seat

thu 9 Jun

thu 26 may cheLsea fLoWeR shoW all fares £67.50 pp

Enjoy this leisurely cruise on the Deben Estuary, a Special Protection Area that lies within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an on board, informative commentary on the river’s rich wildlife and history. Includes a one course, choice lunch at a local golf club, followed by the cruise during which scones, jam and butter will be served on board.

Route 3b

somethinG sPeciaL sWan LaKe at the RoyaL aLBeRt haLL

all fares £75 inc. Rear Stalls seat

Route 4d plus Buckden

© 2013 English National Ballet - Arnaud Stephenson © Flickr - At-Hand Guides

sat 28 may

cheLsea fLoWeR shoW

all fares £89 pp

Route 4d plus Buckden

This departure is scheduled to arrive at 11.30 am and depart at 6.00 pm. nB no children under 5. Please book early.

Dancers from the English National Ballet perform in Derek Deane's critically acclaimed production, which has been enjoyed by over 500,000 people, since it premiered in 1997. Enjoy seeing true love triumph over evil in this powerful story set to Tchaikovsky's memorable score played by the English National Ballet Philharmonic. With 60 swans and stunning costumes, the Royal Albert Hall is transformed into a magical lake for this unrivalled, in-the-round, production.

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


Gr eat da ys o u t in

June & July

sun 12 Jun somethinG sPeciaL the Queen’s BiRthday Lunch cRuise all fares £59 pp inc. cruise & lunch

sun 10 JuL

somethinG sPeciaL BaRRy maniLoW ‘one Last time’ at BiRminGham’s GentinG aRena (nec)

all fares £90 pp inc. 2nd price seat

Route 7b

© Flickr - Mathew Taylor

Always one of the highlights of the gardening year! This year’s show will include lots of ideas on how to make the most of your garden, including growing your own produce. NB Coach will depart Hampton Court at 6.00 pm. Travel only fare available if you prefer to visit the Palace itself or if you have your own ticket.

sat 23 JuL

somethinG sPeciaL the sticKy finGeRs touR!

all fares £59 pp inc. adm. & 2 course lunch

sun 19 Jun BBc GaRdeneRs’ WoRLd Live & summeR Good food shoW at the nec adult £42.50 • senior/child £38.00

thu 30 Jun

Route 7b

JosePh & the amazinG technicoLoR dReamcoat, miLton Keynes theatRe

adult £39.50 • senior/child £37.50 inc. price band A theatre ticket

Route 4d plus Buckden

Route 7 plus Buckden

Enjoy our 2 hour cruise along the River Thames, taking in so many of London’s iconic sights and enjoying a delicious buffet lunch menu, designed to commemorate this very special birthday. Main courses include Classical Chicken Supreme Elizabeth and Delice of Poached Scottish Salmon garnished Princess whilst dessert choices will include Queen of Puddings! You’ll also be offered a cup of Darjeeling Tea, as favoured by HM The Queen!

sat 18 Jun

hamPton couRt PaLace fLoWeR shoW

adult/senior £55.00 • child £27.50 inc. adm.

Route 4d plus Buckden

One of our all-time favourite musicals – especially as X-Factor winner, Joe McElderry is scheduled to play the lead role!

Route 7 plus Buckden

A terrific treat for all Rolling Stones fans – lunch at Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers Restaurant in Kensington followed by a trip to the Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM at London’s Saatchi Gallery. As well as over 500 important and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, the exhibition will take you through their fascinating, fifty year history, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, rare sound archives, and of course, at the heart of it, the Stones’ musical heritage that took them from just a hard working London blues band in the early 1960s, to cultural icons adored by millions. If you want ‘Satisfaction’ this is a must-see event!

sun 31 JuL

fLyinG scotsman & the shiLdon shed Bash

adult £30.00 • senior/child £27.50 inc. adm.

Route 7a

Plus see page 3 for our superb value London show departures from an unbelievable £49.50pp

coffee moRninG – tuesday 12 JanuaRy 2016 Why not join us for coffee at Maxey Village Hall from 10.00 am on Tuesday 12 January to meet members of our team and fellow customers for a social get-together? Les will be presenting his new film show about our 2016 Door-2-Door holidays at 10.45 am and other members of the team will be available to answer all your questions (and take bookings if you wish!). The Hall has limited capacity so please either call Sue on 01778 342224 (or e-mail [email protected]) to let us know if you will be attending? There’s no charge for refreshments or the presentation but if you would then like to join us for lunch at Market Deeping’s River Restaurant, there will be a charge of £9 pp (prepaid to us) for a set lunch of fish & chips followed by a dessert and tea or coffee. We can accommodate no more than 60 people for lunch so bookings are on a first come, first served basis and you’ll need to let Sue know if you want to stay on for lunch. (If you like, you can leave your car at Maxey and we’ll provide coach transfers to and from the restaurant).


Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

Great ValDuoor-e 2-Door Holidays make sure you’ve seen a copy of our fabulous new 2016 door-2-door holiday Brochure before you book your next holiday! Just look at what we include

n Luxury coach travel n Carefully planned individual itineraries n Half Board Accommodation on most tours

n Free excursions n Optional Free Travel Insurance with NO upper age limit n Plus our VERY popular Door-2-Door service on all holidays!

Our 2016 programme, of carefully selected and meticulously planned departures, features a range of exciting destinations throughout the United Kingdom and Western Europe. New destinations for 2016 include the beautiful Dordogne in France, Lake Como in Italy, Royal Deeside in Scotland and some super short breaks!

spring departures include top secret Getaways!

sat 16 Jan x 2 days • £159pp fri 19 feb x 3 days • £249pp

views from the Border!

step back in time in shropshire!

A lovely scenic tour centred in Cumbria!

A dip into our amazing industrial past at Ironbridge!

mon 14 mar x 5 days • £395pp

You won’t know where you’ll be staying until the coach stops, but you’ll have great fun guessing along the way!

celebrate st. Patrick’s day in Killarney

a drinks inclusive Break at Warner’s Bembridge coast hotel on the isle of Wight!

Enjoy all the ‘craic’ of Killarney’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

tue 15 mar x 6 days • £499pp

mon 4 apr x 5 days • £475pp

normandy in Bloom!

fri 8 apr x 4 days • £425pp Highlights include Caen’s splendid Memorial Peace Museum, stunning Monet’s Garden and the Tulip Festival at Chateau Vendeuvre.

mon 18 Jan x 5 days • £385pp

Warner’s holme Lacy hotel

A perfect choice if you can’t get away at Christmas!

Spring scenery in the beautiful Wye Valley.

fri 8 apr x 4 days • £375pp

the Romans in chester!

easter in arras

isles of scilly

fri 25 mar x 4 days • £395pp

Wed 13 apr x 6 days. £895pp

Learn all about the city’s exciting history!

A fully guided tour commemorating the approaching WW1 centenary of the Somme.

Highly recommended by Jane and Graham!

easter in the heart of yorkshire

fri 15 apr x 4 days • £380pp

sun 21 feb x 5 days • £395pp

cream teas in torquay!

mon 7 mar x 5 days • £425pp Palm trees, a marina, blue seas, fabulous views … you could be on the French Riviera!

mon 21 mar x 5 days • £450pp

fri 25 mar x 4 days • £340pp

Georgian Bristol & Roman Bath

northern Lakes & scottish Borders a taste of Wales in caernarvon sun 17 apr x 5 days • £480pp

shakespeare sunday night special!

The stunning Yorkshire Dales offer a unique landscape that you’ll never forget!

Lovely Ludlow!

“To be, or not to be, that is the question” – and the answer is to be in Stratford-uponAvon during the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s birth!

a highland fling in Pretty Perthshire

cornwall’s coast & Gardens

mon 28 mar x 5 days • £385pp

mon 25 apr x 6 days. £535pp

Are you ready to enjoy the great Scottish entertainment at Blairgowrie’s Angus Hotel?

Belgium at its Best!

sun 13 mar x 2 days • £185pp

sun 24 apr x 2 days • £165pp

fri 29 apr x 4 days • £390pp Mechelen, Ghent, Bruges and the fabulous Floralies floral exhibition!

Single supplements may apply FOR YOUR FREE BROCHURE OR FURTHER DETAILS OF ANY OF OUR GREAT VALUE DOOR-2-DOOR HOLIDAYS Call 01778 342224 • e-mail [email protected] OR view a PDF of the brochure on our website

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]


Th e s m a l l p r in t – t h i n g s y o u n eed to kn o w Cancellations If you need to cancel your booking, you should telephone us as soon as possible. Cancellations will only be accepted during office hours and cancellation charges are determined from the time at which we receive written notification of the cancellation (you can either return your ticket to us by post or in person or send an email to confirm the cancellation). We charge a fee to cover administration and other costs and cancellation charges are as follows: Up to 48 hours before departure… 20% of total paid Less than 48 hours before departure… 50% of total paid Less than 24 hours before departure… No refund In addition, no refund will be given for any prepaid meal, theatre ticket, admission charges, etc. which are included in the ticket price and not recoverable by us. On most tours, if your cancellation is made more than four weeks before departure, you may be able to change your booking to another day tour on payment of a transfer fee of £1.50pp. You are also welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend at no extra charge but it’s a good idea to let us know that someone else will be travelling in your place. We reserve the right to withdraw any excursion due to lack of support or circumstances beyond our control. Any such cancellation would usually be made no later than one week before departure and, in this instance, your fare would be refunded in full and this would be the limit of our liability. Child Fares Usually apply from ages 3 to 16 inclusive, but age limits may vary on some tours. Children under 3 can usually travel free if they do not require a seat on the coach. Under 16’s must be escorted by an adult. Coach Seating Seat numbers are usually allocated in order of booking but we hold two front seats for ‘Registered Disabled’ passengers and also reserve the right to alter seating arrangements if necessary. Coach Tickets Please hand your coach ticket to the driver when you board. Admission tickets for shows, concerts, etc. will normally be given to you by our driver during the journey. Departure Times During the journey, our driver will announce departure times from each stop. Please make sure you note these details carefully. If you are late, we will have to leave without you, to avoid


inconvenience to the other passengers. If that should happen, we will not be liable for any costs you incur. (We will always try to contact you if you have given us your mobile phone number). Health & Safety If you wish to board the coach with items other than normal hand luggage or suitcases, please obtain our consent at the time of booking. We reserve the right to refuse permission to board if we consider a passenger has any items or equipment that will be detrimental to the health and safety of our staff and/or other customers. Our drivers are not allowed to take any action that may put at risk their health, safety, welfare or the legal requirements for a break in duty. Smoking is not permitted on board. Meeting Friends We always try to park in a convenient, central location, whenever possible, but sometimes arrangements may have to be amended on the day. May we suggest that you plan to meet at a wellknown landmark or café and also exchange mobile phone numbers? Mobile Phones If you need to use a mobile whilst on the coach, please keep your conversation as quiet and as brief as possible to avoid distracting your driver and to minimise disturbance to other passengers. Pets Assistance dogs are welcome on board our tours but other animals are not allowed. Special Care for Disabled Customers We hold two front seats for the use of a Registered Disabled passenger and their companion on each tour. However, some excursions may involve long journeys or long walks and some visitor attractions (especially theatres) may have steps and no lifts. If you tell us about your disability before you book, we will do our best to check that a tour is suitable for you. At your own risk, we are happy to carry a limited number of wheelchairs, walkers and scooters, although they cannot be secured in the luggage compartment and we cannot be held responsible for any damage to them. Wheelchair and scooter users must be accompanied by someone who is able to take charge of the chair (or scooter) and, where appropriate dismantle and reassemble it, disconnect any batteries and load it into the luggage area. No individual piece of equipment should weigh more than 15 kgs and Schedule 3 scooters are not permitted under any circumstances. Our drivers are happy to provide general assistance but cannot provide help that extends to the lifting and carrying of any passenger or their wheelchair or scooter, nor to act as carers.

Your Health You may wish to consult your doctor, before undertaking a coach journey of more than 3 hours, if you have ever had DVT or pulmonary embolism; a family history of clotting conditions; an inherited tendency to clot; cancer, or treatment for cancer in the past; undergone major surgery in the last 3 months; had hip or knee replacement within the last 3 months; ever suffered from a stroke, heart or lung disease. ……………………………………………… It is always our intention to operate an excursion in accordance with the published itinerary, but we reserve the right to cancel or amend any excursion, should circumstances make this necessary, either prior to or during an outing. We cannot accept liability for changes that are made necessary by events or actions by persons beyond our control. All arrangements made for meals, visits, theatre, etc., and for the use of road vehicles, trains, or any other means of conveyance operated by persons or bodies other than ourselves, are made by us as agents for and on behalf of our passengers and on the express conditions that we will not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury, delays or inconvenience caused to or sustained by passengers other than by the negligence of the Firm and its employees who are under the direct control of the Firm. Any terms and conditions imposed by such other contractors through the Firm shall be binding on the passengers as if they had directly contracted such services. The allocation of theatre and event seats is at our discretion and maybe subject to change. We cannot guarantee specific locations and theatre castings always remain subject to change. No refunds will be given in the event of anyone not appearing. All special offers are subject to the Firm’s rules and conditions that are currently in force and our day excursions are operated subject to our standard terms and conditions of carriage, a copy of which is available from our office. We also reserve the right to pass on any increases in costs that are outside our control, e.g. VAT, fuel prices, etc. Complaints If you have a complaint during a tour, please inform our driver in the first instance so that he/she may do his/her best to assist you. If you wish to make further representation on your return, please write to us within 21 days after the date of travel. We will not respond to any complaints received later than this time.

Please refer to the tour routes on page 24 for your nearest departure point. Travel only fares available on most tours.

B oo kin g yo ur aw a rd - w i n n i n g d a y to u r is so ea sy! BOOK DIRECT

Our Maxey office is open from 9.00 am-5.30 pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays). You can either call into our office, phone us on 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected] Make an instant booking, at no extra cost, with your debit or credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard or Maestro) or we’ll hold your reservation for five days if you prefer to post a cheque (payable to Shaws Coaches) to Shaws Coaches, 49 High Street, Maxey, Peterborough PE6 9EF. Please have your mobile phone number handy, if you have one, as it is helpful for us to have both your mobile and home numbers. We don’t have space to print full details of each tour itinerary in this brochure, but please do not hesitate to ask us for any further details you would like before making your booking.


Co-op Travel

Huntingdon Kettering

Premier Travel Co-op Travel

Long Sutton


Market Deeping

Co-op Travel


Co-op Travel, Holiday With Us


Midlands Co-op Travel; Savvi Travel


Travelcare (Beales Dept. Store), Travelchoice (Queensgate Bus Station), The Visitor Centre (Bridge Street)

St. Ives

Premier Travel

GIFT VOUCHERS Why not let us help you solve that difficult present problem? Our gift vouchers in an attractive gift card wallet (in values of £1, £5 and £10) make an ideal present for special occasions (like birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and especially for Christmas) or just to say thank-you for a kindness. Vouchers are available from our office or you can also order them by phone or e-mail, using your credit or debit card and we will post them immediately. Don’t forget, too, that many of our day trips (and holidays) make excellent presents – and we are very happy to offer suitable suggestions!

QUALITY COACH HIRE We welcome all types of coach hire enquiries – from local to national and international journeys, and from special occasions (like weddings) to regular bookings and contract hire. Tailor-made tours for groups are one of our specialities and, as well as itinerary planning, we offer you a free booking service for theatre tickets, meals, hotel accommodation, etc. – and, of course, your booking will be looked after with the same kind of attention to detail and personal service that you enjoy as a holiday or day tour customer! Our large, modern fleet includes 22, 27, 49 and 53 seat coaches and on board toilet, hot/cold drink service and air-conditioning are available on some vehicles. Our handpicked, professional drivers undergo regular DBS checks and all our coaches are fitted with seat belts. We are also members of the BUSK Simply Safe scheme and are proud of being awarded the maximum six star rating for safety compliance under their Benchmark scheme.


Co-op Travelcare (Hall Place & Beales Department Store), Spalding Travel

For a free quote for coach hire anywhere in the UK or Europe please call our experts on 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected] We usually give a same day response for most enquiries.


Stamford Independent Travel, Tourist Information Centre



Freeway Travel

By having your name and address included on our mailing list, you’ll automatically receive copies of our latest day tour and holiday brochures. If you’re not currently on our list, just call or e-mail and we’ll be pleased to include you in all future mailings. Don’t forget our E-mail Newsletter service too, offering priority booking on new tours! You can also keep in touch by following us on Twitter @shaws_coaches

St. Neots

Whittlesey Wisbech

Co-operative Travel

Whittlesey Travel Co-op Travel, Holiday With Us

FOR BOOKINGS RING 01778 342224

49 High Street, Maxey, Peterborough PE6 9EF e-mail: [email protected]

TALK & SLIDE SHOW Do you belong to a local group looking for a speaker for one of your meetings? One of the most experienced members of our tour driving team, Les Staniforth, and one of his colleagues, would be pleased to present an illustrated talk about our holiday and day tour programme (and a little bit of company history) at any mutually convenient time during January, February and March to any group of 15 or more – and there’s no charge! We also have a presentation available for our WW1 specialist tours.

For bookings please call 01778 342224 or e-mail [email protected]

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Maxey Deeping (Barclays/Horsegate/Thackers Way/Godsey Lane) Northborough Glinton Werrington (Centre) Walton Paston Bretton (Centre) Westwood (St. Jude’s) St. Pauls Road Dogsthorpe Road Dogsthorpe (Central Ave/Eastern Ave/Newark Ave) Eastfield Road Bishops Road Fletton Ave Stanground Orton (Bushfield)

Maxey Deeping (Barclays/Horsegate/Thackers Way/ Godsey Lane/Towngate East) Langtoft Baston Thurlby Northorpe Bourne (Elsea Park/Bus Station/West St) Toft Carlby Essendine Ryhall Stamford (Ryhall Rd/East St/Bus Station/Danish Invader)

ROUTE 7a will also call at Stamford Bus Station and the Danish Invader and ROUTE 7b will also call at North Street, Oundle (Parish Church Bus Stop).

ROUTE 4b will also call at Empingham, Whitwell and Oakham ROUTE 4c will also call at Easton-on-the-Hill and Collyweston ROUTE 4d will also call at Peterborough Extra Services (A1/A605 junction).


ROUTE 2 As Route 7 but in reverse order. ROUTE 2a will also call at Langtoft, Baston, Thurlby, Northorpe and Bourne (Elsea Park/Bus Station).

Maxey West Deeping Tallington Uffington Stamford (Bus Station/East St/Ryhall Rd) Ryhall Essendine Carlby Toft Bourne (West St/Bus Station/Elsea Park) Northorpe Thurlby Baston Langtoft Deeping (Towngate East/Godsey Lane/Thackers Way/Spalding Road) ROUTE 5b also calls at Deeping St Nicholas and Spalding (Bus Station) but does not serve Thackers Way.

ROUTE 3 Maxey Deeping (Barclays/Horsegate/Thackers Way/Godsey Lane) Northborough Glinton Werrington (Centre) Walton Paston Westwood Bretton (Centre/South Bretton) Orton (Oundle Road/Bushfield) Stanground Bishops Road Eastfield Road Dogsthorpe (Central Ave/Eastern Ave/Welland Rd) Eye ROUTE 3a will also call at Spalding Bus Station and ROUTE 3b will also call at Thorney.

ROUTE 6 Maxey Deeping (Barclays/Horsegate/Thackers Way/Godsey Lane/Towngate East) West Deeping Tallington Uffington Stamford (Bus Station/East St/Ryhall Rd) Ryhall Essendine Carlby Toft Bourne (West St/Bus Station) ROUTE 6a will also call at Morton.

Pick up points in Huntingdon (outside Dunelm Millshop in Ermine Street) or Buckden (outside the Lion Hotel in the High Street) are offered on certain tours. For customers in Stanground, we can offer an additional set-down point opposite the Fenman (on Whittlesey Road) on routes 2, 3 and 7, which you should request in advance when making your reservation – but we cannot pick up here. In Stamford, the landlord of the Danish Invader (in Empingham Road) has kindly given permission for our customers to use his car park in return for a small donation to his chosen charity. Please put your donation in an envelope, write your car registration number on the envelope and post it through the pub letterbox – and please be sure to park your car at the back of the pub. We can also offer limited free parking facilities at our garage in Maxey, but please remember that you park at your own risk and you need to pre-book a space at the time you make your reservation.

If you would like further information about timings for any of our tours before you book then please ask – we are only too happy to help!

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