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Highcliffe Coach Holidays - Day Excursions - June 2022

Extensive choice of great value days out travelling from the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch area of Dorset. From Historic Homes to Special Events, days out by the sea to shopping trips - we do it all!

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Day Excursions

2022

June

Update

All restrictions for travel within England

are now lifted.

Seating capacity now back to normal.

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri - 9 til 1

312 Lymington Rd. Highcliffe. Christchurch. BH23 5ET

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

May 2022

Wed 25th

Hinton Ampner House & Garden - National Trust

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 in lovely Hampshire

countryside. The house was extensively remodelled after a traumatic fire in 1960. Lord

Sherborne, created the gardens - widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th century

garden design. With their crisply manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens cleverly

combine formal design with informal planting. Great day out - facilities include a tea room.

Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | NT Member £22.00

Thu 26th

Longleat Safari Park

Back after over 2 years!!! Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds lies the magnificent Longleat House. The UK's number 1 Safari

Park. Come along and join us - we start with a drive through the Park - views of the famous Longleat Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras, Gorilla Colony,

Cheetah Colony and much more. Longleat House is as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain - for 2022 we have included a

guided tour of the house. Your entrance ticket includes every attraction including the new Koala Creek - Animal Adventure - Jungle Kingdom - Jungle

Cruise and much more!!! Price includes All in One Day Ticket to all Longleat attractions. Only £52.50

Fri 27th

Hever Castle, Kent

Famously the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, this splendid moated castle is one of the best in the country. Inside, the

splendid panelled rooms contain fine furniture and one of the best collections of Tudor Portraits in the UK. Outside there are 125 acres of glorious

grounds to explore with many different themes. There is an Italian Garden, English Rose Garden, maze, giant topiary chess set and Loggia which

overlooks the 38 acre lake. Take a packed lunch or eat in the cafes. Price includes entrance. Adults £42.00 | Over 60s £41.00

Fri 27th

Weald & Downland Living Museum - Home of The Repair Shop

Beautifully situated in the lovely West Sussex countryside this superb open air museum

includes rescued traditional rural buildings and tell the stories of the people who lived and

worked in them. The site has recently shot to prominence as the sit of the hit BBC series - The

Repair Shop. The 40-acre site has 50 buildings to explore and many are exhibit houses,

furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. Plenty of time here to enjoy the setting and

take a walk around the grounds and in to the woods. Visit the café kiosk for lunch or enjoy

your own picnic. Price includes entrance. PLEASE NOTE - The museum's Court Barn, where

The Repair Shop is filmed is not open for visitors to explore. Adults £36.00 | Over 60s £34.00

Phone to Book - 01425 271111


Tue 31st

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

Wisley is a flagship for the RHS - a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor attraction.

With over 240 acres to explore, stroll through woods, open parkland and return to the more

formal gardens set around the old house. Home to some of the largest plant collections in the

world. Recent improvements to the site have brought a new Welcome building that sweeps

visitors into the heart of world-class horticulture. Be sure not to miss the impressive

Glasshouse. Excellent large Garden Centre, restaurant and extensive gift shop to explore.

Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | RHS Member £24.00

Tue 31st

Stourhead House & Gardens - Wiltshire (NT)

One of the best National Trust destinations in the South of England. The celebrated 18th

Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous; your first sight of the lake will leave you amazed. There are stunning views around the

grounds with gothic temples, monuments, rare plants and a criss-cross of sloping walkways surrounding the lake. The stunning Palladian Mansion, once

the family home of the Hoares, is full of Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. This really is an amazing destination and is well

worth a visit. Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | NT Member £23.00

June 2022

Wed 1st

Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens

Established by Benedictine Monks during the 1040's, Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique attraction where you are able to walk through the heart of a

colony of Mute Swans. Abbotsbury is located to the west of Weymouth and offers a fantastic day out. After spending time at The Swannery we travel to

the nearby Sup Tropical Gardens, described by Alan Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens

I have ever visited”. This magnificent 20 acre site offers stunning views of the Jurrasic Coast

and is filled with exotic and rare plants from all over the world. Price includes entrance to

both attractions. Only £36.00 | Under 16s £20.00

Mon 6th

Clark’s Village - Street

One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East

Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's premier shopping centres with over

90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Barbour,

Cadbury, Craghopper, Jeff Banks, The North Face, Timberland, ProCook, Levis, Next Clearance,

M&S Outlet plus many more. There are plenty of eateries for lunch including Pizza Express,

Frankie & Bennys, Pret A Manger and more!! Don't forget your Clarks shoes too! Only £22.00

Wed 8th

Montacute House, National Trust

This magnificent Elizabethan Mansion House located in South Somerset is constructed in local Ham stone and incorporates a National Portrait Gallery

exhibition. Highly recommended. The house is noted for its fine furniture, tapestries and heraldic glass and its amazing Long Gallery which extends the

full length of the house - a remarkable 172ft! Outside there is a superb formal garden with mixed borders, old roses and a landscaped park - great for

exploring. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50 | NT Member £23.00

Wed 8th

Dorchester Market & Weymouth

Lovely day out as we visit our historic county town in the heart of 'Hardy's country and boasting elegant 18th century houses, interesting museums,

good shopping and a great Market on Wednesdays. Afterwards we travel to Weymouth with time in this rejuvenated traditional seaside resort. The

wide award winning three mile beach has beautiful sand and a level promenade with traditional facilities to enjoy. Head to the harbour lined by

Georgian houses, grab some chips and watch the fishing boats. Lovely. Only £20.00

Thu 9th

Cirencester & Marlborough

Lovely day out up in to the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds. Enjoy time in Cirencester,

the largest town in the Cotswolds and quintessentially English. Wander through the narrow

streets, lined with the typical stone houses of the region and plenty of independent shops.

Highlights include the main Market Square with the impressive Parish Church of St. John

Baptist and the lovely parks around the town. On our way home we stop in to Marlborough -

one of our favourite stopping places. Only £23.50

Phone to Book

01425 271111


Thu 9th

Windsor River Cruise with delicious Ploughman's lunch OR

Windsor Only

After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle and

Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and

passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. The boat turns for the journey

back to Windsor arriving at 1.00pm. While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River

Thames, you will be served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman's lunch with Slice of Cake &

Tea. Afterwards there will be plenty of free time in Windsor. Price include lunch & boat fare.

Only £52.50 | Windsor Only £25.00

Thu 9th

Kingston Upon Thames OR Richmond upon Thames

Excellent day out with a choice of destination on the Thames! Kingston upon Thames is an

historic market town with attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its

attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent shopping with the town centre retaining much of its beautiful Tudor

buildings and Ancient Market. Richmond has for hundreds of years been a favourite retreat for the rich and the famous. With beautiful Royal parks and

historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits and a town centre bursting with shops and restaurants, Richmond upon Thames

rivals anywhere in London. A great day out - popular with those who go back to meet family and friends. Only £23.50

Fri 10th

City of Wells

Wells is one of Britain's gems and a fabulous destination for a day out. Sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth

of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century

Cathedral. The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of

Bath and Wells. Also of interest are medieval Vicars' Close and the historic market place. Only £22.50

Tue 14th

Royal Ascot

Come along to one of the most glamourous events in the British Sporting calendar with a

chance to enjoy the superb racing. Today there are three Group One races – the Queen Anne

Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes and the St James’s Palace Stakes which often attracts horses

that have run in the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas. We have reserved tickets for the

Windsor Enclosure, which is located on the straight mile, offering a vibrant and exciting

experience. There are a number of food and drink outlets available or picnics are allowed –

they must be brought in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Please check the Ascot website for

full entry details. Includes entrance ticket. Only £65.00

Tue 14th

City of Bath

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 sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a

diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's compact city centre enjoys a

wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Only £23.00

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

Wed 15th

Superbloom & The Tower of London

Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers will

fill and transform the Tower’s moat. From June to September, the flower display will erupt into new colours and patterns creating a dramatic and

FULL

engaging experience - Superbloom!! Your ticket with us includes a 1 hour timed slot to wander along a weaving path into the centre of the flowers. A

specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements will draw visitors in and make you feel at home amongst the bees and butterflies.

After, continue your day in the historic Tower of London where you will discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. And

its great fun! Price includes entrance to Superbloom Moat & The Tower of London. Adults £62.00 | Over 60s £56.00

Thu 16th

Royal Ascot - Ladies Day

Come along to one of the most glamourous events in the British Sporting calendar with a

chance to enjoy the superb racing. The feature race today is Royal Ascot's oldest and most

prestigious - The Gold Cup. We have reserved tickets for the Windsor Enclosure, which is

located on the straight mile, offering a vibrant and exciting experience. Be the first to see the

Royal Procession as The Queen's landau passes the railings and the first to hear the thunder

of the hooves. There are a number of food and drink outlets available or picnics are allowed –

they must be brought in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Please check the Ascot website for

full details. Includes entrance ticket. Only £75.00


Fri 17th

Dyrham House - National Trust

This spectacular 17th century baroque mansion is situated in South Gloucestershire, not

far from Bristol. Surrounded by a stunning 274 acres of rolling parkland offering lovely

views of the house and beyond. The house is renowned for an ancient herd of over 200

fallow dear. From the founder William Blathwayt, the house has a remarkable history and

has many Dutch influences - there is a fine collection of paintings, wall hangings, furniture

and ceramics. Impressive fountains and cascades lead to the tranquil West Gardens with an

abundance of trees, plants and wildlife. Excellent day out. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR

THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY. Price inc. entrance. Only £38.00 | NT Member £24.00

Fri 17th

Sidmouth & The Donkey Sanctuary

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Very popular with our customers the

town has a delightful seafront esplanade with views along the stunning red coastline. The regency heritage around the town includes an array of

friendly independent shops and a good choice of cafes for lunch. We continue for a 2 hour visit to the popular Donkey Sanctuary nearby. Set in the

tranquil East Devon countryside, this working farm is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies. The new visitor complex includes the

attractive Kitchen Restaurant, where you can look out over the donkeys paddocks down to the sea. Free entrance. Only £23.00

Wed 22nd

Three Rivers Cruise with delicious Fish & Chips

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

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

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

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

Fri 24th

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

A riot of colour, fragrance and weird and wonderful plants, the 20,000 square foot Grand

Floral Pavilion forms the centrepiece of the Show and features the UK’s finest nurseries

and growers giving expert advice and gardening ideas. Enjoy Garden Talks with experts and

enthusiasts, fabulous food and drink as well as more than 300 exhibitors, an outdoor Plant

Village and live entertainment. Head for Floral Street, the perfect place to discover your

favourite plants, flowers and an array of gardening goodies from unique garden gazebos,

greenhouses and arbours to beautiful flowers, gardening sundries and hundreds of other

products. Upgrade on the day to include the Palace if you wish. Price includes entrance to

the show, Park, Gardens & Pleasure Gardens. Adults £36.50 | Over 65s £35.50

Sun 26th

London - Covent Garden

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.

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

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

Mon 27th

Petworth House, West Sussex - National Trust

The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in

Turner's paintings. Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds

and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens -

including a copper batterie de cuisine and other service rooms. Price includes entrance. Only £37.50 | NT Member £23.00

Mon 27th

Sidmouth

Situated on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, Sidmouth has a unique charm and an atmosphere of years gone by. Around the town there are beautiful

gardens where you can relax a while, leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are some excellent friendly

independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Only £23.00

Tue 28th

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Located in The Cotswolds, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is a popular visitor attraction with

award-winning gardens. The castle has played an important role in history, with royal

visitors including Richard III, Elizabeth I and Lady Jane Grey. The last of Henry VIII’s six

wives, Katherine Parr lived and died in the castle. Inside, the castle contains many

fascinating treasures including a collection of artefacts and works of art of great historical

importance. The magnificent gardens are world-renowned, providing variety and colour

from spring through to autumn. Facilities include a picnic area, gift shop and Terrace Café.

Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | Historic Homes Member £26.00


Tue 28th

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide

ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be

joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island – we try to see as much as possible

during the day. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful

countryside. We take in many of the best sights and usually include Newport, Sandown,

Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch.

A great day out. Only £38.50

Tue 28th

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard

We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the

Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour, Gunwharf is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and

restaurants. Shops include Next Clearance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Alternatively, you can spend your day in

the superb Historic Dockyard which traces the history of the Royal Navy over the ages. Attractions include Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary

Rose, HMS Warrior 1860. Entrance fees and pre booking apply. Only £20.00

Wed 29th

Osborne House - Isle of Wight (EH)

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,

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

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

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

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

Wed 29th

Bletchley Park, STATION X

Once Britain's Best Kept Secret, today Bletchley Park, Home of the Codebreakers, is a

heritage site and vibrant tourist attraction. Explore and experience the top secret world of

iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks set within the atmospheric Victorian estate in

Buckinghamshire. Discover the secret world! A day at Bletchley Park now includes an

exciting, complimentary new multimedia guide in order to explore the site at your own

pace and in your own time. Exhibitions include The Life and Works of Alan Turing, the only

reconstructed Bombe machine and the largest number of Enigma machines on public

display in the world. Tasty hot and cold menu available in the Hut 4 Café. Price includes

entrance. Only £42.00

Thu 30th

Lyme Regis

The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural

Beauty, on the border of Dorset and Devon. Plenty to explore among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms.

Wonderful long seafront leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or take the zig zag

path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination for a day excursion. Only £22.50

Thu 30th

Swanage Railway & The Purbecks

A treat for all ages and a very welcome return to our programme!! We board the beautifully restored Swanage Railway at Norden with views of Corfe

Castle, for a nostalgic steam train ride through the beautiful Purbecks to Swanage. Enjoy free time in this unique, attractive seaside resort. Plenty of

shops to explore - find somewhere nice for lunch or take a picnic to have down on the beach or along the front. Head back to Swanage Station to

board the train back to Norden - heritage diesel for the return. The coach will meet you and we head home. Lovely local day out. Price includes return

train fare. Only £30.00

Thu 30th

Oracle Shopping Centre - Reading OR Festival Place - Basingstoke

2 excellent shopping centres!! The Oracle - Reading offers a great day out and not just for the enthusiastic shopper!! With a lovely location on the

banks of the River Kennet and a host of restaurants, cafes and eateries where you can enjoy lunch or just a coffee overlooking the water. Fantastic

selection of shops in this large, bright modern shopping centre. Festival Place is situated in

the centre of Basingstoke and has over 140 big brand stores including Next, Marks &

Spencer, Apple, H&M, Zara and Jack Wills. Only £22.50

Office Open for bookings

9.00am - 1.00pm Mon-Fri


Lincolnshire Heritage

To Book 01425 271111

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

& Dambusters Hotel

Good Value

£549

Sun 17th July

Single Supplement - £48

Unique & Wonderful !!

Holiday

Highlights

Historic

Tour

• 5 Day Holiday

• 4 Nights Dinner Bed

& Breakfast

• Fantastic excursions package -

include Aviation Heritage Centre to

see the Lancaster Taxy!!, Lincoln

City and the spectacular Burghley

House Estate - entrance fees inc

3* Petwood Hotel

Located in the charming Lincolnshire village of Woodhall Spa,

the Petwood Hotel has certainly played its part in modern

history. Originally built in the early 1900s this substantial

country house is surrounded by 30 acres of mature

woodland, extensive lawns and some of the finest gardens in

the county. The Royal Air Force requisitioned the hotel during

the Second World War and it became the Officers Mess for

617 Squadron - the famous Dambusters. Much of the

memorabilia from the time has been retained and displayed

around the hotel. All bedrooms are decorated in a classic

style with modern comforts including en suite bathroom with

luxury toiletries from The White Company, Hospitality tray

with tea, herbal tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, water and

biscuits, Ironing board and iron, Complimentary Wi-Fi.


Thu 30th

Kensington Palace & Gardens OR London only

Kensington Palace, situated in beautiful parkland in the centre of London, was designed as

a royal residence and more recently, it is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of

Cambridge. Inside, there are exhibitions exploring the lives of Kensington's inhabitants

including Victoria - A royal childhood plus see the Queen's State & King's State Apartments.

Outside, the magnificent Palace Gardens provide acres of manicured gardens and the

world famous Orangery. There is a cafe in the Palace or you can take a packed lunch for the

gardens. Price includes entrance to Palace & Gardens. Please note - there is a 20 minute

walk to the Palace from the nearest drop off point.

Adults £43.50 | Over 60s £39.50 | LONDON ONLY - £26.00

July 2022

Fri 1st

Exeter

With a rich history pre dating the Romans, 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 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 coffee and watch the world go by. There is a diverse selection of eateries in the city to suit

everyone with a superb range of shopping brands in Princesshay or a great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars in the cobbled

Gandy Street. Stroll down to the rejuvenated historic Quayside area for some time out of the city. Only £27.00

Fri 1st

Brighton OR Worthing - Your pick!

You choose between Brighton or Worthing! Brighton is one of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea with a unique charm with

elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long sweeping

seafront promenade. A cultural melting-pot, the town has vibrant museums, galleries,

fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places. Attractions include the magnificent

Royal Pavilion, iconic Palace Pier and The Lanes. Worthing has become a popular

destination with our customers for a day out. The town grew to become a firm favourite

with the royal, the rich and the fashionable. The town centre and promenade are on the

level making it ideal to explore the shops and pavement cafes. Only £25.00

Fri 1st

Chichester & Arundel

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 streets are packed with listed

buildings and plenty of good shops, restaurants and coffee shops – easy place to explore

on foot. Take a break with a visit to the lovely Priory Park Gardens enclosed by the city

walls. You have the option of spending some of the day in the charming town of Arundel. Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral

dominating the town and lovely old streets to stroll around. Great selection of places for lunch or welcome cup of tea and some quirky independent

shops. RECOMMENDED!! Only £23.00

Mon 4th

Cheltenham

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, Cheltenham is characterised by it’s houses with intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades. Discover some of the finest

shopping in the 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 end shops and lovely public gardens. Superb destination. Only £24.00

Mon 4th

Horse Drawn Canal Boat & Marlborough

Step back in time with us, as we head first to one of our favourite stopping places, Marlborough. This archetypal English Market town has that 'film

location' quality and is a 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 2 ½ hour cruise along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This

wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying passengers. Facilities 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 you! A lovely day out. A lovely day out!

Includes Canal Trip and Tea & Cake. Only £44.00

Book online @

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk


Tue 5th

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset

This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140 and became

one of the richest monasteries in the country. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the

house is surrounded by 30 acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh

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

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

monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms. Undercroft Tearoom with delicious homemade

food for lunch. Price includes entrance. Only £34.50

Wed 6th

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the world’s largest annual flower

show is a must see for passionate gardeners and “grow your own” enthusiasts. The festival

brings a celebration of summer colour, gardening inspiration and beautiful blooms to one of the UK’s most iconic palaces. Top designers line up each

year to present their show-stopping gardens to the world. The Floral Marquee and extensive Plant Village are both bursting with stunning displays

and expert growers, ready to share their tips. 15 minute walk from coach park. Price includes entrance. Only £55.00

Fri 8th

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires

Oxford, the 'city of dreaming spires' is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. Famous for its prestigious Oxford University, the city is very pedestrian

friendly; a bustling cosmopolitan place with a lovely riverside setting and a lively mix of restaurants, bars and superb shopping. The Radcliffe Camera,

Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration

for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. and TV series Inspector Morse. Come along for a great day out. Only £23.50

Fri 8th

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Set in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court Palace, the world’s largest annual flower

show is a must see for passionate gardeners and “grow your own” enthusiasts. The festival

brings a celebration of summer colour, gardening inspiration and beautiful blooms to one

of the UK’s most iconic palaces. The Floral Marquee and extensive Plant Village are both

bursting with stunning displays and expert growers, ready to share their tips. 15 minute

walk from coach park. Price includes entrance. Only £55.00

Mon 11th

Kew Gardens

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

see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the spectacular

Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped

gardens, this once royal residence represents 250 years of historical gardens. Join a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train

and learn about Kew's flora and fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work. Includes entrance. Adult £40.50 | Over 60 £39.50

Mon 11th

Stourhead House & Gardens - Wiltshire (NT)

One of the best National Trust destinations in the South of England. The celebrated 18th Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous;

your first sight of the lake will leave you amazed. There are stunning views around the grounds with gothic temples, monuments, rare plants and a

criss-cross of sloping walkways surrounding the lake. The stunning Palladian Mansion, is full of Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine

paintings. This really is an amazing destination and is well worth a visit. Price includes entrance. Only £40.00 | NT Member £23.00

Mon 11th

Weald & Downland Living Museum - Home of The Repair Shop

Beautifully situated in the lovely West Sussex countryside this superb open air museum includes rescued traditional rural buildings and tell the stories

of the people who lived and worked in them. The site has recently shot to prominence as the sit of the hit BBC series - The Repair Shop. The 40-acre

site has 50 buildings to explore and many are exhibit houses, furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. Plenty of time here to enjoy the setting

and take a walk around the grounds and in to the woods. Visit the café kiosk for lunch or enjoy your own picnic. Price includes entrance. PLEASE NOTE

- The museum's Court Barn, where The Repair Shop is filmed is not open for visitors to

explore. Adults £36.00 | Over 60s £34.00

Tue 12th

Marlborough - Wiltshire

So popular as a comfort stop on our holidays that we have decided it deserves a day of its

own! Situated in picturesque rural Wiltshire, the town offers an excellent blend of modern

attractions and facilities with wonderfully historic buildings - a real glimpse into the world

of an England gone-by. The spectacular High Street is one of the widest in the UK and lined

on both sides with characterful old buildings housing an array of high quality shops. The

town has an air of affluence and has its own chic café culture and many quality

independent shops. BARGAIN PRICE!!! Only £20.00


Wed 13th

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth

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

near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden beams and log fires with lovely

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

extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Afterwards we head to Sidmouth

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

Thu 14th

Lyme Regis

The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural

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

with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading

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

Woman' or take the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. Only £22.50

Fri 15th

Henley with Afternoon Tea Cruise

Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, attracting some of the world's finest rowers. But there is more to the town, with its historic church, Town

Hall, market square and excellent shops and restaurants. After time in the town we head to Maidenhead to complete the day with a wonderful 2 hour

cruise along the Thames passing glorious riverside houses. We have included a delicious afternoon tea. Selection of finger sandwiches, Fruit scone,

Jam and clotted cream, Fruit tartlet, mini afternoon tea cake, Shortbread biscuit and Cup of tea or coffee. Only £55.00

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

Fri 15th

Hever Castle, Kent

Famously the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, this splendid moated castle is one of the best in the country. Inside, the

splendid panelled rooms contain fine furniture and one of the best collections of Tudor Portraits in the UK. Outside there are 125 acres of glorious

grounds to explore with many different themes. There is an Italian Garden, English Rose Garden, maze, giant topiary chess set and Loggia which

overlooks the 38 acre lake. Take a packed lunch or eat in the cafes. Price includes entrance.

Adults £42.00 | Over 60s £41.00

Mon 18th

Sidmouth

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

of years gone by. Around the town there are beautiful gardens where you can relax a while,

leisurely walks and a delightful level Esplanade with views along the coastline. There are

some excellent friendly independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of cafes, restaurants

and pubs. Only £23.00

Thu 21st

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

Wisley is a flagship for the RHS - a hub of horticultural excellence and a top visitor

attraction. With over 240 acres to explore, stroll through woods, open parkland and return to the more formal gardens set around the old house.

Home to some of the largest plant collections in the world. Recent improvements to the site have brought a new Welcome building that sweeps

visitors into the heart of world-class horticulture. Be sure not to miss the impressive Glasshouse. Excellent large Garden Centre, restaurant and

extensive gift shop to explore. Price includes entrance. Only £36.00 | RHS Member £24.00

Thu 21st

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide

ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island – we try

to see as much as possible during the day. The island boasts 60 miles of spectacular coastline and beautiful countryside. We take in many of the best

sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch.

A great day out. Only £38.50

Fri 22nd

Windsor with Afternoon Tea Cruise

Enjoy free time exploring historic Windsor before meeting up at Windsor Promenade for

the 2.30pm boat. Enjoy excellent views of Windsor as we cruise upstream past the famous

royal Windsor Racecourse and Eton college before heading downstream to see the most

famous view of Windsor castle from the river and on through Romney lock. A sumptuous

afternoon tea will be served on a three tiered cake stand accompanied with tea or coffee.

This will be provided when the boat makes its turn at Old Windsor weir for the return

journey to Windsor Promenade - All served on china, of course! Menu includes - Finger

sandwiches, Fruit scone, Jam and clotted cream, Fruit tartlet, Mini afternoon tea cake,

Shortbread biscuit and Cup of tea or coffee. Fully licensed bar where they can dine in style.

Price include afternoon tea cruise & boat fare. Only £55.00 | Windsor only £24.00


Fri 22nd

Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire - National Trust

A highly regarded National Trust property, Hughenden was famously the home of PM

Benjamin Disraeli. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and parkland, this impressive Manor

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

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

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

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

Mon 25th

Exbury Gardens, Hampshire

Now celebrating more than 100 years, Exbury Gardens encompasses a spectacular

collection of woodland, herbaceous, contemporary, formal and wildflower gardens.

At over 200 acres, these impressive gardens located in Hampshire, were created and are

now managed by the Rothschild family. They boast a number of special collections

including world-famous rhododendrons and azaleas, swathes of hydrangeas and the

National Collection of Nyssa trees. Plenty to enjoy at any time of year. Obviously not all

varieties will be blooming when we visit! Lovely day out with so much to see - soak up the

views over Beaulieu River. Price includes entrance. Only £29.00

Mon 25th

Clark’s Village - Street

One of our most popular shopping destinations. Located in the town of Street in South-East Somerset, Clark's is established as one of the country's

premier shopping centres with over 90 outlet shops offering up to 60% off rrp on a host of famous brands. Shops include Barbour, Cadbury,

Craghopper, Jeff Banks, The North Face, Timberland, ProCook, Levis, Next Clearance, M&S Outlet plus many more. There are plenty of eateries for

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

Mon 25th

Winchester

Winchester has so much to offer the visitor and has become a firm favourite with our

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

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

packed with historic buildings and museums including the 11th Century Cathedral

combined with tranquil green spaces and an array of interesting independent shops. Quick

to get to and we drop in the centre. No parking charges, no hassle! Only £20.00

Tue 26th

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard

We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the

Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour, Gunwharf is site of the impressive Spinnaker

Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and restaurants. Shops include Next

Clearance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Alternatively, you can spend your day in the superb Historic Dockyard

which traces the history of the Royal Navy over the ages. Attractions include Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860.

Entrance fees and pre booking apply. Only £20.00

Tue 26th

Kennet & Avon Canal Trip

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

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

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

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

fare. Only £35.00

Tue 26th

City of Bath

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 sights in Europe such as the

Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums

and attractions including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's

compact city centre enjoys a wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for

that unique gift. Only £23.00

Phone to Book - 01425 271111


Wed 27th

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour + Winchester

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

Winchester, with time to explore and enjoy an early lunch, we arrive at the distillery

around 1.00pm. Bombay Sapphire is one of the worlds premium Gins with its production

distillery beautifully situated in an historic old Mill on the River Test. It now offers a

fascinating tour of the facility where you can discover the exotic botanicals grown in the

striking Glasshouses, see the huge copper infusion Stills and explore the history of the

drink. The experience culminates with a tasting in The Mill Bar. Self Discovery tour - on

some sections we should be joined by a host. Price includes tour. Please do not wear opentoed

shoes or high heels on the tour. Only £35.00

Wed 27th

Hidcote - National Trust

Beautifully situated in the wonderful Cotswold countryside, Hidcote Manor Gardens is one

of the best gardens in England - a garden not to be missed. Certainly one of the most

exciting gardens we have visited, Hidcote is divided in to a series of small gardens. Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret

gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. It’s the perfect place if you’re in need of gardening inspiration. Famous for rare shrubs

and 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

atmosphere. See the long herbaceous borders which gives a great splash of colour from July and walk amongst the old scented roses along the

walkway and small garden houses. Lovely restaurant for lunch or tea. Price includes entrance. Only £38.50 | NT Member £25.00

Fri 29th

Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex

Regarded as one of the finest woodland gardens in England, Leonardslee has numerous walks to explore throughout the 240-acres of Grade I Listed

Gardens, parkland, lawns and forest areas, with an abundance of fascinating fauna as well as flora. Enjoy the summer wildflowers, Dragonflies,

colourful Damselflies, don't forget the famous wandering wallabies, deer and more. Expect to see the later flowering Polar Bear Rhododendrons and

the sweet smelling Viscosum Azaleas. Marvel at the many rare Acer trees, with their

unusually shaped, colourful, feathery leaves and their attractive bark. No shortage of

choice for lunch or a drink, with 3 separate cafes around the site or you could take a picnic.

Price includes entrance. Only £35.00

Fri 29th

London - Knightsbridge Shopping & Museums

Amazing value day excursion to the Capital. We drop in the centre of Knightsbridge,

opposite the world famous Harrods department stores. There is a superb selection of

shops in the area including designer outlets Harvey Nicholls, Emporio Armani and

Burberry. If you fancy something special for lunch there are a number of high end

restaurants to choose from, as well as a great choice of high street favourites. If shopping is

not for you, some of the best museums in the country are clustered in the area with the

amazing Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum all nearby - free entrance. Only £25.00 | Under 17s £12.50

Fri 29th

Cotswolds Villages - Stow & Bourton

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

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 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 low stone bridges over the River Windrush which runs through the town. Only £24.00

August 2022

Sat 6th

SS Shieldhall Cruise Ship Sailaway

Join us for this special experience as we board the remarkable SS Shieldhall - the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National

Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage - experience

the golden age of steam! This memorable 3 1/2 hour trip cruises down Southampton

Water to the Solent passing the cruise ships Ventura, Spirit of Adventue, Iona and MSC

Magnifica in berth - on your return see a number of ships depart. Schedule correct at time

of booking – subject to alteration. As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room

with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and

gleaming brasswork. Admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on

Titanic), talk to the Captain and crew, walk the teak decks and relax in the Saloon with a

range of refreshments including tea /coffee, beers, wine and hot and cold food. Before

boarding SS Shieldhall we have allowed for free time in WestQuay shopping so you can

have some lunch. Price includes cruise. Only £55.00 | Under 16 £27.50


Thu 11th

Superbloom & The Tower of London

Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of

London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers will fill and transform the

Tower’s moat. From June to September, the flower display will erupt into new colours and

patterns creating a dramatic and engaging experience - Superbloom!! Your ticket with us

includes a 1 hour timed slot to wander along a weaving path into the centre of the flowers.

A specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements will draw visitors in

and make you feel at home amongst the bees and butterflies.

After, continue your day in the historic Tower of London where you will discover the history

of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. And its great fun! Price includes

entrance to Superbloom Moat & The Tower of London. Adults £62.00 | Over 60s £56.00

Thu 18th

Windsor River Cruise OR Windsor Only

After we arrive in Windsor, it is just a short stroll through the riverside park to Windsor Promenade and the 11.30am boat. This 40 minute cruise goes

upstream to Boveney Lock & returns with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse & the Brocas Meadows.

The view of the Castle from the river is undoubtedly the finest there is, making this trip excellent for those who are visiting Windsor for the first time.

So plenty of free time afterwards to find somewhere for a lovely lunch and enjoy the atmosphere around the town.

Price includes boat fare. Only £32.50 | WINDSOR ONLY £24.00

Mon 29th

SS Shieldhall - Southampton to Poole with Stompers Jazz Band

Join us for this special experience as we board the remarkable SS Shieldhall – the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National

Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage – experience the golden age of steam! On this 6 hour one way trip to

Poole Quay from Southampton you will see the sights of Poole Harbour, passing Brownsea Island and Sandbanks, Old Harry Rocks, Hengistbury Head,

The Needles and Southampton Water. During the cruise enjoy the sounds of the Stompers Jazz Band! As part of your cruise, see the impressive

engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. Admire the ship’s steam

assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic), talk to the Captain and crew, walk the teak decks and relax in the Saloon with a range of

refreshments including tea/coffee, beers,wine and hot and cold food. Includes boat cruise and return coach travel.

Price includes cruise. Only £62.50 | Under 16s £30.00

Book online @ www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CANCEL YOUR DAY EXCURSION YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR

CANCELLATION CHARGES AS SET OUT BELOW.

All mandatory pandemic measures are now removed for England

We are still keeping the vehicles spotless and hand sanitiser is available.

Seating is back to normal.

Air conditioning is set to use fresh air instead of recycled.

Mask wearing is optional.

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

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

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

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

line with the scale below. Tickets cannot be transferred to future trips.

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.

PICK-UP POINTS

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

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

Southbourne Grove | Southbourne Belle Vue Rd - Co-Op | Christchurch Stour Rd - Riverland Court | Christchurch Bargates - Castles

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

Brabazon Drive | Highcliffe Smugglers Lane North - Saulflands | Highcliffe Lymington Rd - Medical Centre | Highcliffe Lymington Rd -

Sea Corner | New Milton Christchurch Rd - Housemartin Pub | New Milton - Bradbeers

TO BOOK

Please check the website for more information, pick up times and to book OR

01425 271111 - Mon to Fri - 9 til 1 - www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk

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