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Excellent collection of good value days out by coach! Departing from the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch region of Dorset.

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<strong>Day</strong> <strong>Excursion</strong>s<br />

<strong>2022</strong><br />

<strong>March</strong><br />

Update<br />

• All restrictions for travel within the UK are now lifted.<br />

• Single travellers will continue to have single occupancy<br />

of a double seat, sitting by the window up to the end<br />

of MARCH <strong>2022</strong>. From the start of APRIL <strong>2022</strong> seating<br />

will return to normal.<br />

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri 9.30 to 12.30<br />

312 Lymington Rd. Highcliife. Christchurch. BH23 5ET<br />

<strong>Book</strong> online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Mon 7th<br />

RAF Museum - London<br />

Following a multi-million pound redevelopment this popular museum has now re-opened.<br />

New permanent exhibitions including ‘RAF Stories: The First 100 Years, 1918-2018’ plus a new<br />

grassed 'airfield' in the centre of the site have opened. FREE admission to all. The Museum<br />

houses a world-class collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and memorabilia. There is plenty<br />

to see - more than enough for a days visit! There are different exhibitions in separate hangers<br />

which include Milestones of Flight, Bomber Hall, Battle of Britain Hall and Marine Craft<br />

Collection. Only £24.00<br />

Mon 7th<br />

Exeter<br />

Exeter has much to discover – something for everyone to enjoy. We drop in the city centre just around the corner from the magnificent 15th century<br />

Cathedral, one of the finest in England. Surrounded by a green open space lined by a mix of historic architecture from the ages, it’s a lovely place to grab a<br />

coffee and watch the world go by. Superb range of shopping brands in Princesshay or a great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars in<br />

the cobbled Gandy Street. Stroll down to the rejuvenated historic Quayside area for some time out of the city centre. Only £27.00<br />

Tue 8th<br />

Chichester & Arundel<br />

With a history dating back to Roman times and beyond, Chichester has much to offer the visitor. One of the best preserved Georgian cities, the broad<br />

streets are packed with listed buildings and plenty of good shops, restaurants and coffee shops – easy place to explore on foot. You have the option of<br />

spending some of the day in the charming town of Arundel. Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral dominating the town and lovely<br />

old streets to stroll around. Great selection of places for lunch or welcome cup of tea and some quirky independent shops. Only £23.00<br />

Wed 9th<br />

Birdworld OR Forest Lodge Garden Centre<br />

Covering 26 acres and adjacent to the renowned Forest Lodge Garden Centre, Birdworld is<br />

located near Farnham in Surrey. Attractions around the park include Underwater World,<br />

Birdworld’s own aquarium and Jenny Wren children’s farm. There are more than 150 different<br />

species of birds, many of which are critically endangered, as well as a flock of pelicans on<br />

pelican island, one of the largest free flying parrot aviaries in the world, two flourishing<br />

penguin colonies, a seashore themed aviary and a birds of prey area.<br />

Adult £38.00 | Over 60 £36.00 | Garden Centre only £23.00<br />

Open for bookings<br />

9.00am-1.00pm Mon-Fri - 01425 271111


Thu 10th<br />

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour + Winchester<br />

Come along for a tour of this remarkable site at Laverstoke in Hampshire. After stopping in<br />

Winchester, with time to explore and enjoy an early lunch, we arrive at the distillery. Bombay<br />

Sapphire is one of the worlds premium Gins with its production distillery beautifully situated<br />

in an historic old Mill on the River Test. It now offers a fascinating tour of the facility where<br />

you can discover the exotic botanicals grown in the striking Glasshouses, see the huge copper<br />

infusion Stills and explore the history of the drink. Self Discovery tour included. Only £36.00<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Windsor<br />

What a lovely day out! Soak in centuries of English history as you walk around the charming<br />

streets. So much to do here for the day. The castle dominates the town so you may like to<br />

book a visit to see the inside and have your picture taken with one of the Queen's Guards<br />

too! The town is very pedestrian friendly and has plenty of excellent shopping, cafes, coffee shops and eateries to discover. Or you may like to potter<br />

along the River Thames on a pleasure boat, grab something to eat in Alexandra Park on the riverside or stroll over the bridge to Eton. Only £25.00<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Springtime in The Cotswolds Villages - Stow & Bourton<br />

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with<br />

distinctive limestone cottages. We tour through the area stopping at two of the best known towns - Stow-on-the-Wold with its vast Market Square and an<br />

elegant array of Cotswold town houses, Antique shops, Art galleries and restaurants - and the delightful town of Bourton-on-the-Water with it's charming<br />

low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Only £24.00<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Brooklands Museum<br />

The world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit at Weybridge in Surrey was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British<br />

motorsport and aviation. Museum displays a wide range of motoring and aviation exhibits<br />

ranging from racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker<br />

and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking,<br />

Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard..... and a Concorde with public access (extra charge). Price<br />

includes entrance to Museum. Adult £40.00 | Over 60 £39.50<br />

Sat 12th<br />

Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair, Somerset<br />

For one of a kind finds, look no further than the Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collector’s Fair.<br />

As the West Country’s premier antiques event, the fair is housed in four halls and over 40<br />

shopping arcades at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with<br />

everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies and luxury leather<br />

luggage. The fair attracts many of London’s top dealers. Price includes entrance. Only £25.00<br />

Sun 20th<br />

Ideal Home Show <strong>2022</strong> - Olympia<br />

For over 100 years the Ideal Home Show has been helping to transform British Homes. From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from<br />

fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.<br />

From Interiors, to Home Improvements, with Food & Housewares, and Woman, plus Technology, Gardens and Shopping the enhanced sections give you<br />

more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus see exclusive show offers. Price includes entrance. Only £36.00<br />

Mon 21st<br />

Cheltenham<br />

Cheltenham is a beautiful spa town located on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire. One of the finest examples of a Regency town in the country,<br />

Cheltenham is characterised by it’s houses with intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades. Discover some of the finest shopping in the<br />

South West on the High Street and Regent Arcade. For a different twist - head to the tree lined Promenade for a Continental feel or Montpellier for high<br />

end shops and lovely public gardens. Superb destination. Only £25.00<br />

Wed 23rd<br />

Brighton OR Worthing<br />

Two very popular destinations for a great day excursion. You choose between Brighton or Worthing! Brighton has a unique charm with elegant grand<br />

Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping seafront<br />

promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries,<br />

fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places. Worthing has become a<br />

popular destination with our customers for a day out. Rich in history, the town grew<br />

to become a firm favourite with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. Only £25.00<br />

<strong>Book</strong> online @<br />

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk


Wed 23rd<br />

City of Bath<br />

Bath is brimming (sorry!) with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World<br />

Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the<br />

Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and<br />

attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact<br />

city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique<br />

gift. Only £24.00<br />

Thu 24th<br />

Sidmouth<br />

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of<br />

years gone by. Set in a lush valley and surrounded by the stunning red cliffs, Sidmouth is one<br />

of our most popular destinations. Around the town there are beautiful gardens where you<br />

can relax a while, leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some excellent friendly independent shops in<br />

Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this lovely town - a gem.<br />

Only £23.00<br />

Fri 25th<br />

Craft 4 Crafters Show - Exeter<br />

This show is packed full of crafting displays, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, make & takes, and a large selection of fantastic retailers. The ideal place<br />

to buy thousands of crafting supplies and get some great ideas and inspiration. With leading local and national exhibitors offering products for Card<br />

Making, Papercrafts, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Sewing, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Beading, Painting, Patchwork, Quilting, Knitting, and many others. Plenty<br />

of catering facilities on site! Takes place at the Westpoint Centre outside Exeter. Price includes entrance. Only £28.00<br />

Mon 28th<br />

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey<br />

Flagship for the RHS - a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor attraction. Over 240<br />

acres to explore, stroll through woods, open parkland and return to the more formal gardens<br />

set around the old house. Home to some of the largest plant collections in the world and with<br />

planting schemes that are constantly changing to some thing new for every season. Be sure<br />

not to miss the impressive Glasshouse - there are three main areas - moist temperate, dry<br />

temperate and tropical and even a waterfall! Excellent Garden Centre & restaurant. Price<br />

includes entrance. Only £36.00<br />

Tue 29th<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plenty to see<br />

at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the spectacular Rhizotron<br />

and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens, this<br />

once royal residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. You may like to enjoy a<br />

guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about Kew's flora<br />

and fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work. Price includes entrance. Adult £40.50 | Over 60 £39.50<br />

Wed 30th<br />

Hidcote - National Trust<br />

Beautifully situated in the wonderful Cotswold countryside, Hidcote Manor Gardens is one of the best gardens in England - a garden not to be missed.<br />

Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Famous for rare shrubs and<br />

trees as well as its outstanding design features - there are water features, wild flower areas and pools with plenty of places to sit and take in the<br />

atmosphere. Lovely restaurant for lunch or tea. Price includes entrance. Only £38.50 | NT Member £25.00<br />

April <strong>2022</strong><br />

Tue 5th<br />

Stourhead House & Gardens - Wiltshire (NT)<br />

One of the best National Trust destinations in the South of England. The celebrated 18th<br />

Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous; your first sight of the lake will<br />

leave you amazed. There are stunning views around the grounds with gothic temples,<br />

monuments, rare plants and a criss-cross of sloping walkways surrounding the lake. The<br />

stunning Palladian Mansion, once the family home of the Hoares, is full of Georgian<br />

treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. This really is an amazing destination and<br />

is well worth a visit.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | NT Member £23.00


Wed 6th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy beautiful scenery and stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub<br />

near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely<br />

views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a delicious carvery with an<br />

extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Afterwards we head to Sidmouth<br />

with time to stroll the seafront and explore the shops. Adult £36.50 | Over 60 £34.50<br />

Mon 11th<br />

Clark’s Village - Street<br />

One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-<br />

East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with<br />

over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include<br />

Barbour, Cadbury, Craghopper, Jeff Banks, The North Face, Timberland, ProCook, Levis,<br />

Next Clearance, M&S Outlet plus many more. There are plenty of eateries for lunch<br />

including Pizza Express, Frankie & Bennys, Pret A Manger and more!! Don't forget your Clarks shoes too! Only £22.00<br />

Tue 12th<br />

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard<br />

We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour, Gunwharf<br />

is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and restaurants. Shops include Next Clearance, Animal, Fred<br />

Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Alternatively, you can spend your day in the superb Historic Dockyard which traces the history of<br />

the Royal Navy over the ages. Attractions include Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations and much more.<br />

Entrance fees and pre booking apply. Only £20.00<br />

Wed 13th<br />

Athelhampton House & Gardens<br />

Located in rural Dorset, Athelhampton is one of the finest 15th Century Manor Houses in the country and is surrounded by a splendid Arts & Crafts<br />

garden with it’s famous pyramid shaped yew trees. The house contains many finely furnished rooms including The Great Hall, Great Chamber, wine<br />

cellar. The grade I listed garden, dating from c1891, is full of vistas and gains much from the fountains and River Piddle flowing through. The walled<br />

gardens include roses, magnolias, clematis and lilies and also a 15th Century dovecot and boardwalk along the banks of the River Piddle. Facilities<br />

include a lovely restaurant with hot & cold food. Lovely local day out. Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Only £34.50<br />

Trips are being added all the time.<br />

Please check the website for the most up to date info!<br />

www.highcliffecoaches.rezdy.com/catalog/8878/day-trips<br />

Thu 14th<br />

Sidmouth<br />

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Set in a lush valley and surrounded by<br />

the stunning red cliffs, Sidmouth is one of our most popular destinations. Around the town there are beautiful gardens where you can relax a while,<br />

leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some excellent friendly independent shops in Sidmouth, and<br />

a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this lovely town - a gem. Only £23.00<br />

Tue 19th<br />

London - Marble Arch<br />

Excellent day to the Capital with so much to see and explore in this area. Marble Arch is on Hyde Park at the end of Oxford Street, where there is<br />

some of the best shopping in the country but there is so much more. On the opposite edge of Hyde Park is Kensington Palace, whilst nearby is the<br />

Royal Albert Hall and the many excellent Museums in Knightsbridge including the Science and Natural History. Further afield is Portobello Road or you<br />

could head down to The Thames. So much to do! Adult/Over 60 £26.00 | Under 17s £13.00<br />

Tue 19th<br />

City of Wells<br />

Wells is one of Britain's gems and a fabulous destination for a day out. Sheltered beneath<br />

the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and<br />

beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city<br />

because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are<br />

located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop<br />

of Bath and Wells. Also of interest are medieval Vicars' Close and the historic market place.<br />

Only £22.50<br />

Phone to <strong>Book</strong><br />

01425 271111


Wed 20th<br />

Winchester<br />

Winchester has so much to offer the visitor and has become a firm favourite with our<br />

customers for a relaxing day out - enjoying the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the city.<br />

Discover England's ancient Capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. The city is<br />

packed with historic buildings and museums including the 11th Century Cathedral<br />

combined with tranquil green spaces and an array of interesting independent shops. Quick<br />

to get to and we drop in the centre. No parking charges, no hassle! Only 20.00<br />

Wed 20th<br />

Dorchester Market & Weymouth<br />

Lovely day out as we visit our historic county town in the heart of 'Hardy's country and<br />

boasting elegant 18th century houses, interesting museums, good shopping and a great<br />

Market on Wednesdays. Afterwards we travel to Weymouth with time in this rejuvenated<br />

traditional seaside resort. The wide award winning three mile beach has beautiful sand and a level promenade with traditional facilities to enjoy.<br />

Head to the harbour lined by Georgian houses, grab some chips and watch the fishing boats. Lovely. Good value day out. Only £20.00<br />

Thu 21st<br />

Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey<br />

Set in over 1000 acres of stunning 18th century parkland designed by Capability Brown and home of the Earl of Carnarvon, Highclere has been<br />

described as the finest Victorian House in existence and now, is the home of Downton Abbey. The castle has a magnificent library and drawing room<br />

with the highlight being The Saloon with its 50ft vaulted ceilings. Outside, you can explore the beautiful gardens and parkland. Tearoom on site & café<br />

for lunch - alternatively you may like to bring food for lunch. Very limited places. Please note - this does not include entrance to the Egyptian<br />

Exhibition. We are unsure if you will be able to add this on the day. Price includes entrance to house & gardens. Only £41.50<br />

Thu 21st<br />

Windsor River Cruise with delicious Ploughman's lunch OR Windsor Only<br />

After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle<br />

and Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock<br />

and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. The boat turns for the<br />

journey back to Windsor arriving at 1.00pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the<br />

Royal River Thames, you will be served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman's lunch with<br />

Slice of Cake & Tea. Afterwards there will be plenty of free time in Windsor.<br />

Price include lunch & boat fare. Only £52.50 | Windsor Only £25.00<br />

Fri 22nd<br />

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires<br />

Oxford, the 'city of dreaming spires' is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for<br />

its prestigious Oxford University, the city is very pedestrian friendly; a bustling<br />

cosmopolitan place with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and<br />

superb shopping. The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a<br />

few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the<br />

inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. A great day out. Only £23.00<br />

Fri 22nd<br />

City of Bath<br />

Bath is brimming (sorry!) with things to see and do. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural<br />

sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the<br />

Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for<br />

that unique gift. Only £24.00<br />

Sun 24th<br />

London - Covent Garden<br />

Join our trip to Covent Garden in central London. At the heart of Covent Garden is the market with its quirky craft stalls, boutiques and restaurants.<br />

The central piazza has a thriving café culture and is buzzing with outlandish street entertainers and fun events all day, every day. Two of London's<br />

popular attractions - the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera House stand grandly and there's lots more shopping. Only £26.00<br />

Mon 25th<br />

Lyme Regis<br />

The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural<br />

Beauty, on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets<br />

with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading<br />

to the 13th-century Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's<br />

Woman' or take the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination for a<br />

day excursion. Only £22.50


Tue 26th<br />

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset<br />

This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140 and became<br />

one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the<br />

house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh<br />

as 'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. See the impressive Centenary Fountain,<br />

at 160ft the highest powered fountain in England. Inside you can discover the lives of<br />

monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms. Undercroft Tearoom with delicious homemade<br />

food for lunch. Price includes entrance. Only £34.50<br />

Tue 26th<br />

Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough<br />

Step back in time with us, as we head first to one of our favourite stopping places,<br />

Marlborough. This archetypal English Market town has that 'film location' quality and is a<br />

great spot to stroll around and enjoy a nice lunch. In the afternoon we head to nearby Kintbury and board the 'Kennet Valley' horse drawn barge for a<br />

2 ½ hour cruise along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying passengers. Facilities<br />

onboard include a well stocked bar serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and beverages. Whilst on board we have included a cup of tea & slice of cake for<br />

you! A lovely day out. A lovely day out! Includes Canal Trip and Tea & Cake. Only £44.00<br />

Wed 27th<br />

Osborne House - Isle of Wight (EH)<br />

Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A fascinating rare glimpse in to Royal life in the 19th Century,<br />

the house has an extravagant interior and there are extensive gardens offering views across the Solent. Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria's<br />

family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the<br />

sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent<br />

restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton. Adults £49.00 | Over 60 £47.50 | English Heritage £33.00<br />

Wed 27th<br />

Isle of Purbeck 2 Course Pub Lunch & Drive<br />

Enjoy the beautiful coastal and countryside scenery of this wonderful part of Dorset with<br />

lunch in a traditional country pub. First, we head for the Halfway Inn close to Norden for a<br />

delicious pub lunch. This 16th century thatched pub has a lovely cosy atmosphere with<br />

stone walls, timber beamed ceilings and log burner fireplaces. With a good reputation for<br />

friendly service and the quality of the food - there is a choice of 4 dishes for you to select<br />

from when you book. Chicken Leek & Bacon Pie, Goats cheese & sweet potato pie,<br />

Wholetail Scampi & Chips, Baked cod fillet. Desserts - Spotted dick, Selection of sorbets,<br />

Forest Berry Eton mess. Afterwards we head off to explore this beautiful region. Lovely day<br />

out. Only £39.00<br />

Thu 28th<br />

Three Rivers Cruise with delicious Fish & Chips<br />

A great day out to Southampton. After some free time in the city centre to shop or explore the history we transfer you to nearby Town Quay and<br />

board our excellent Blue Funnel boat. We have booked a superb 3 hour cruise along Southampton Water - taking in the Rivers Test and Itichen,<br />

turning up the Hamble River with views of the yachting marina. Whilst on board you will be served a delicious Fish 'n' Chips lunch + tea/coffee. The<br />

food on the Blue Funnel boats is excellent. Price includes boat trip & food. Only £48.50<br />

May <strong>2022</strong><br />

Tue 3rd<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plenty to<br />

see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the spectacular<br />

Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped<br />

gardens, this once royal residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. You may like<br />

to enjoy a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about<br />

Kew's flora and fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work. Price includes<br />

entrance. Adult £40.50 | Over 60 £39.50<br />

Thu 5th<br />

Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - National Trust<br />

A highly regarded National Trust property, Hughenden was famously the home of PM<br />

Benjamin Disraeli. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and parkland, this impressive Manor<br />

House has a huge sense of history - the site of political drama and royal visits. The gardens<br />

are another highlight - lovely to stroll around and enjoy the plants. Facilities include a café<br />

& tea room serving hot & cold food. You could also bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the<br />

estate. Price includes entrance. Only £37.00 | NT Member £24.50


Fri 6th<br />

Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire<br />

This is a lovely day out, set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’<br />

Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring.<br />

Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair<br />

to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection, is home to The Lansdowne<br />

family. Inside the house there are Georgian costumes; Victoriana, Indiana and superb<br />

collections of watercolours, miniatures and jewellery. Price includes entrance to House &<br />

Garden. Adults £36.00 | Over 60s £34.50<br />

Tue 10th<br />

Henley with Afternoon Tea Cruise<br />

Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, attracting some of the world's finest rowers. But<br />

there is more to the town, with its historic church, Town Hall, market square and excellent<br />

shops and restaurants. After time in the town we head to Maidenhead to complete the day<br />

with a wonderful 2 hour cruise along the Thames passing glorious riverside houses. We have included a delicious afternoon tea. Selection of finger<br />

sandwiches, Fruit scone, Jam and clotted cream, Fruit tartlet, mini afternoon tea cake, Shortbread biscuit and Cup of tea or coffee. Price includes boat<br />

fare with Cream Tea. Only £55.00<br />

Wed 11th<br />

Ham House & Gardens - National Trust<br />

Beautifully situated on the banks of The Thames near to Richmond, Ham House is a wonderful stately 17th century home with a fascinating history<br />

surrounding the English Civil War. The house is excellent, with collections of textiles, furniture and paintings dating back over 400 years plus discover<br />

how life was for the servants above and below stairs. Outside the splendid formal gardens and huge kitchen gardens have been restored to some of<br />

their former glory. Lovely day out. Price includes entrance.<br />

Only £36.50 | NT Member £24.50<br />

Thu 12th<br />

Salisbury - Celebration : A Festival of Flowers<br />

Returning for <strong>2022</strong>, Salisbury Cathedral Flower Designers transform this remarkable<br />

building with an amazing floral display. This year, over 30,000 blooms will be specially<br />

arranged to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the 800th anniversary of the<br />

Cathedral. Promising to be a breathtaking display in this magnificent setting, displays will<br />

include a replica of the Queen's coronation robe. Sure to be very popular - we have<br />

included the cost of entrance. Free time after to explore the historic jewel of Salisbury -<br />

named as one of the world's Top 10 Cities to visit in 2015 by Lonely Planet. So much to<br />

see, with wonderful medieval buildings, Museums, historic houses to visit, public gardens<br />

and riverside walks. There is excellent independent shopping, a range of coffee shops and<br />

cafes plus some fine traditional pubs. Great place to spend a day. Only £35.00<br />

Tue 17th<br />

Leornardslee Gardens, West Sussex<br />

Having reopened to the public in 2018 we are delighted to be returning to Leonardslee Gardens. Built in 1801 with breathtaking views of the English<br />

countryside and blooming displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias and Bluebells. Set in the steep-sided valley; the ponds contain a<br />

colony of Carp fish and the combination of parkland, lawn and forest land inhabits a rare colony of wallabies and a number of deer species who<br />

wander semi-freely throughout the estate. Wonderful day. Price includes entrance. Only £35.00<br />

Wed 18th<br />

Syon House & Gardens - Middlesex<br />

Syon Park, the London home of The Duke of Northumberland since the end of the 16th century, lies in 200 acres of Capability Brown landscaped<br />

parkland near to Richmond/Brentford west of London. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760's with the<br />

magnificent interior decoration of the state rooms regarded as an early masterpiece of this celebrated 18th century architect. The house has a<br />

fascinating history which will be explored on the included guided tour followed by free time to enjoy the grounds. Don’t miss the amazing ‘Great<br />

Conservatory’. No cafe but good facilities in the adjacent Hillier Garden Centre or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. Price includes entrance &<br />

tour. Adult £38.00 | Over 60s £36.50<br />

Wed 18th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy beautiful scenery and stopping at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub<br />

near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely<br />

views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a delicious carvery with an<br />

extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Afterwards we head to Sidmouth<br />

with time to stroll the seafront and explore the shops. Adult £36.50 | Over 60 £34.50<br />

Phone to <strong>Book</strong><br />

01425 271111


Fri 20th<br />

Mottisfont Estate & Garden - National Trust<br />

Having started life as a priory, Mottisfont, near Romsey, was transformed over the years in<br />

to a lovely country home surrounded by a large estate and parkland. Maud Russell made<br />

Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and work – the<br />

extraordinary drawing-room was painted by artist Rex Whistler. Enjoy a stroll along the<br />

sparkling River Test which runs through the estate and the colours of the season. Plenty of<br />

time to explore plus there is an excellent cafe/restaurant or you may like to picnic in the<br />

grounds. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50 | NT Member £21.00<br />

Mon 23rd<br />

Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset<br />

We are delighted to offer a day excursion to Mapperton, set in the very heart of Dorset<br />

close to Beaminster. Surrounded by wonderful, lush countryside stands this striking<br />

sandstone Manor House surrounded by celebrated gardens. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor<br />

house by Country Life magazine. Entrance fee for the house and gardens is included and comes complete with a guided tour of the house by a<br />

knowledgeable guide. Historic Houses Garden of the Year 2020. Tour of the house by guide. Only £34.00<br />

Tue 24th<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal Trip<br />

Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath, with<br />

an extended stop on the way at Salisbury and a chance to buy lunch to have on the boat. We board the superb M V Barbara McLellan broad beam<br />

narrowboat and enjoy the wildlife and countryside on our 2 1/2 hour cruise along tranquil stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views<br />

including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct. Limited places on the boat this year for more space - drinks available - loo on board. Price includes boat<br />

fare. Only £35.00<br />

Wed 25th<br />

Hinton Ampner House & Garden - National Trust<br />

Best known for its fine gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art set<br />

in lovely Hampshire countryside. The house was extensively remodelled after a traumatic fire in 1960. Lord Sherborne, created the gardens - widely<br />

acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th century garden design. With their crisply manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens cleverly combine<br />

formal design with informal planting. Great day out - facilities include a tea room.<br />

Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | NT Member £22.00<br />

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CANCEL YOUR DAY EXCURSION YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR CANCELLATION CHARGES AS SET OUT BELOW.<br />

Single travellers will continue to have single occupancy of a double seat, sitting by the window up to the end of MARCH <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

From the start of APRIL <strong>2022</strong> seating will return to normal.<br />

For the time being, we will be continuing with various operational safety measures and procedures including increased fresh air<br />

ventilation, availability of hand sanitiser, regular anti-viral fogging of the cabin, increased frequency of hard surface cleaning.<br />

DO NOT travel if you have symptoms before travelling. Unfortunately, normal cancellation charges will apply.<br />

We will make every effort to carry out the programme and itineraries as advertised but must reserve the right to cancel any<br />

excursion or alter routes, timings or stopping places without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control.<br />

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS – USUAL TERMS APPLY<br />

If we are forced to cancel any excursion, a full refund will be made. In the event of a customer cancelling we shall apply charges in<br />

line with the scale below. Tickets cannot be transferred to future trips.<br />

More than 28 days notice - Full refund | 14 to 28 days notice - Less 25% | 7 to 13 days notice - Less 50% | Less than 7 days - No refund.<br />

PICK-UP POINTS<br />

Poole Seldown Lane - The Lighthouse Bus Stop | Parkstone Ashley Rd - St Johns Church | Branksome Poole Rd - John Lewis |<br />

Westbourne Bingo Hall | Bournemouth Travel Interchange - normally Bay K | Boscombe Ashley Rd - Sovereign Centre | Southbourne<br />

Southbourne Grove | Southbourne Belle Vue Rd - Co-Op | Christchurch Stour Rd - Riverland Court | Christchurch Bargates - Castles<br />

Ironmongers | Purewell Cross Somerford Rd - In-Excess | Mudeford Mudeford Lane - Trafalgar Court | Friars Cliff The Runway -<br />

Brabazon Drive | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Smugglers Lane North - Saulflands | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Lymington Rd - Medical Centre | <strong>Highcliffe</strong> Lymington Rd -<br />

Sea Corner | New Milton Christchurch Rd - Housemartin Pub | New Milton - Bradbeers<br />

TO BOOK<br />

Please check the website for more information, pick up times and to book.<br />

Alternatively, you can contact us by phone at the office in <strong>Highcliffe</strong><br />

•01425 271111 - Mon to Fri 9.30 to 12.30 - www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

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