England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is a country in the British Isles bordering Scotland and Wales. The capital, London, on the River Thames, is home of Parliament and the 11th-century Tower of London, but is also a multicultural, 21st-century hub for the arts and business in "The City."
Steam into the festive season through Lancashire’s very own winter wonderland. Wind past Christmas card villages and fairy festooned stations whilst tucking into a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings! Sit back and relax in a pullman-style dinning carriage to enjoy this distinctive experience. We are also including Tatton Park and Samlesbury Hall, festively dressed for Christmas!
Our Lincolnshire based weekend break features a variety of excursions and treats including the Lincoln Aviation Heritage Centre, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life, a full afternoon tea on the Saturday, free time in the city and visits to Coventry on route and Stratford coming home. A great long weekend break to beat the February blues!
The beautiful town of Harrogate is our base for this 5-day tour in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. With trips to Ripon Market, Thirsk’s James Herriot World, and a Skipton cruise. Each day we will return to the hotel for lunch leaving you the afternoons to relax or explore the stunning town of Harrogate at leisure.
Not just famous for ‘The Beatles’ and its musical heritage, Liverpool also has the largest collection of museums and galleries in the UK outside London. This tour includes a step on guided tour of this fascinating city, a ‘Ferry cross the Mersey’ and a tour of the beautiful ‘Port Sunlight village’ followed by a full afternoon tea, and the Royal Liver Building 360° tour!
With its rustic rural charm, rolling hills, vibrant market towns and picture-perfect villages, the Cotswolds offer unspoilt countryside and honey-coloured stone cottages as well as historical interest. Join us to enjoy a range of excursions from Warwick castle to a lunchtime Stratford cruise with a 2-course lunch, a steam train to Cheltenham and visits to Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Cirencester.
A visit to Norfolk offers a refreshing escape from the hustle & bustle of busy Britain. The coast and countryside offer areas of outstanding beauty from the sweeping golden beaches of Great Yarmouth to the beautiful broads. Based on the golden sands of Great Yarmouth this tour is full of fascinating excursions, an opportunity to enjoy the unspoilt charm of Norfolk.
Suffolk’s picturesque villages and unspoilt coastlines have been the inspiration for many painters including John Constable. On this tour we are including a boat cruise with tea and scones, the stunning Helmingham Hall gardens, The Suffolk Punch trust farm for a guided tour, a steam train with a fish & chips supper and visits to the glorious coastline towns and villages. Staying in superb boutique hotel on the beautiful Ipswich waterfront, why not join us and treat yourselves to this packaged ho
The 4* Park Royal hotel and spa in Warrington is our base for this interesting tour which includes, The ‘Concorde’ experience, ‘The Anderton Boat lift’, a canal cruise with a fish & chip lunch, a steam train ride plus a land-train to take you round the beautiful grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum.
Our tour to the beautiful county of Shropshire rich in attractions, fabulous countryside and nostalgic market towns like Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, and Much Wenlock. Join us to experience the surrounding county of Worcestershire including a steam train, Blist hill Victorian village, RAF Cosford, an afternoon tea in Witley, and a relaxing river cruise in Shrewsbury. Staying in a 4* Spa hotel in Telford completes this scenic tour.
Explore the exquisite architecture, Gothic cathedral and quaint medieval streets surrounding our base hotel in the magnificent City of York. From here we’ll visit the popular seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, the smallest city in Yorkshire ‘Ripon’ and the affluent town of Harrogate. We are also including a steam train from Pickering to Goathland followed by a delicious cream tea, and plenty of free time in the city of York giving you the opportunity to visit any of the fabulous attracti
Due to the popularity of this tour in 2023 we are returning to the Lake District again this Autumn to enjoy the spectacular scenery in the beautiful county of Cumbria in all its glorious Autumn colours. We have upgraded our hotel to a different one in Ulverston which has more facilities including an indoor swimming pool.
Blackpool is unique, there is no destination like it in the UK! It is home to the famous illuminations known as the greatest ‘light show in the world’. With over a million light bulbs making up a variety of fabulous displays, and with live cabaret entertainment each night in our hotel, and a privately charted tram for us to enjoy the illuminations this tour is sure to be a memorable experience! This year we are also including a day in the Lake district complete with a cruise on Windermere to enj
Enjoy pre-Christmas in the Lake District and savour an impressive display of natural splendour as the leaves turn from green to gold with the reflections in the mirror stillness of the Lakes. An opportunity to start your Christmas shopping in the Cumbrian shops, enjoy a lake cruise for spectacular scenery, a nostalgic visit to the Lakeland motor museum and Carnforth station for the ‘Brief Encounter’ experience. All this plus festive entertainment and an early Christmas dinner with all the trimmi
During November & December each year Thursford is home to a show like no other! With a budget of 3 million pounds, there are 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians performing in a 3-hour spectacular Christmas show. The costumes are amazing and the entertainment covers everything from comedy, magic, solo singers to full four part choral numbers – A spectacle not to be missed.
Join us for an opportunity to experience a magical festive treat at Chatsworth House at Christmas time. Each year this stunning building creates a different theme, and the house is transformed into a magical wonderland as the grounds and buildings are adorned with fairy lights and decorated Christmas trees.
Based in Newquay, with visits to, Padstow, Truro, Falmouth, and The Cornish Cider Farm. As with every Turkey & Tinsel you will enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner, a visit from Santa, evening entertainment including a free bar between 6pm-9pm each night (selected brands only) with plenty of Cornish hospitality, this tour makes for a wonderful pre-Christmas holiday.
Based in the fantastic 4* Metropole Hotel in Mid-Wales, join us to celebrate the end of 2024 and to welcome 2025. Staying in Llandrindod Wells, bordered by two stunning national parks of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia, our new year tour is packed with good food, live entertainment, excursions and even a 2-course hot lunch on the way home, all in all a fabulous way to end the year!