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Highcliffe Coach Holidays - Day Excursion Book - Summer 2023

Extensive range of day excursions - picking up from the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch & New Milton area of Dorset/Hampshire. From days by the seaside to special events, from shopping trips to historic houses & gardens, come along for a great day out!

Extensive range of day excursions - picking up from the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch & New Milton area of Dorset/Hampshire. From days by the seaside to special events, from shopping trips to historic houses & gardens, come along for a great day out!

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

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Fantastic value day trips with something for everyone!<br />

Check out our convenient local pick up points<br />

Top quality executive coaches - very comfortable with<br />

the latest safety features.<br />

Experienced, friendly drivers<br />

AMAZING VALUE - HASSLE FREE!!<br />

<strong>Summer</strong><br />

Update<br />

May <strong>2023</strong><br />

Tue 30th<br />

**NEW** Thames River Explorer & Reading<br />

We start the day heading to the centre of Reading close to the excellent Oracle shopping<br />

centre. With a lovely location on the banks of the River Kennet and a host of restaurants,<br />

cafes and eateries where you can enjoy lunch. We reboard the coach and we have a short<br />

drive out to Caversham Pier where we board our excellent private river boat for a 90 minute<br />

cruise through Wind in The Willows country! The cruise travels out in to open country,<br />

following the Thames upstream, you will see plenty of river wildlife, islands and views of the<br />

Berkshire Downs. Adult/Over 60s £45.00<br />

NEW<br />

Tue 30th<br />

Blenheim Palace OR Oxford Only<br />

Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, awe-inspiring Blenheim Palace is one of the finest 18th<br />

Century Baroque houses in Britain, built on a grand scale in 2100 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. Around the Palace there is a<br />

collection of stunning Formal Gardens including Water Terraces and the Secret Garden. Famously the birthplace of Winston Churchill and the setting for<br />

many feature films, the interior has a superb collection of tapestries, paintings, porcelain and furniture. Excellent gift shop, restaurants and cafes. Price<br />

includes entrance. Adult/Over 60s £45.00| Oxford only £23.50<br />

Tue 30th<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<br />

wonderful atmosphere and offers irresistible shopping for that unique gift. Only £23.50<br />

Office open 9-1 Mon to Fri<br />

312 Lymington Rd. <strong>Highcliffe</strong>.<br />

Christchurch. BH23 5ET<br />

Phone to <strong>Book</strong> 01425 271111


Wed 31st<br />

West Dean Gardens<br />

These award-winning gardens are beautifully situated north of Chichester with views over the<br />

surrounding South Downs. Owned by the Edward James Foundation the gardens were laid<br />

out in the 1890s and 1900s featuring a Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden, 300 foot-long<br />

Edwardian Pergola, naturalistic Spring Garden, Sunken Garden, Orchards and circular<br />

arboretum walk set in beautiful parkland. A huge variety of plants - from peaches to peppers,<br />

cucumbers to coleus grow in the 16 glasshouses and frames. Homemade food served in the<br />

Restaurant. A wonderful day. Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60s £33.00<br />

Wed 31st<br />

Kingston Upon Thames<br />

Excellent day out to the Thames! Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with<br />

attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent<br />

shopping with the town centre retaining much of its beautiful Tudor buildings and Ancient Market. Head down to the waterfront to enjoy lunch<br />

overlooking the Thames. A great day out - popular with those who go back to meet family and friends. Only £24.00<br />

Wed 31st<br />

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

After leaving Windsor Promenade at 11.00am we enjoy excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat<br />

goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange, The Willows and Bray Film Studios. It then heads towards Oakley Court and Monkey Island<br />

where 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<br />

served a delicious cheese & ham Ploughman's lunch with Slice of Cake & Tea. After, plenty of free time. Price include lunch & boat fare.<br />

Only £54.50 | Windsor ONLY price - £24.50<br />

June <strong>2023</strong><br />

Thu 1st<br />

Abbotsbury Swannery & Sub Tropical Gardens<br />

Established by Benedictine Monks during the 1040's, Abbotsbury Swannery is a unique<br />

attraction where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of Mute Swans.<br />

Abbotsbury is located to the west of Weymouth and offers a fantastic day out. After spending<br />

time at The Swannery we travel to the nearby Sup Tropical Gardens, described by Alan<br />

Titchmarsh as “One of the finest gardens I have ever visited”. This magnificent 20 acre site<br />

offers stunning views of the Jurrasic Coast and is filled with exotic and rare plants from all<br />

over the world. Price includes entrance to both attractions. Only £36.00<br />

Fri 2nd<br />

Hever Castle, Kent<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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

overlooks the 38 acre lake. Selection of cafes, restaurants and kiosks around the estate. Price includes entrance. Adults £42.00 | Over 60s £41.00<br />

Fri 2nd<br />

City of Wells<br />

Wells is one of Britain's secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the<br />

southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and<br />

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<br />

Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Only £22.50<br />

Mon 5th<br />

Lyme Regis<br />

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<br />

among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful<br />

long seafront leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour famously featured in the film 'The<br />

French Lieutenant's Woman' or take the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely<br />

destination for a day excursion. Only £22.50<br />

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

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

Office open 9-1 Mon to Fri<br />

312 Lymington Rd. <strong>Highcliffe</strong>.<br />

Christchurch. BH23 5ET


Wed 7th<br />

Arundel - Carpet of Flowers<br />

For over 100 years, Arundel Cathedral in West Sussex has celebrated the feast of Corpus<br />

Christi with a festival of flowers, which includes a magnificent carpet of flowers in the central<br />

aisle of the Cathedral and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the Cathedral to the<br />

courtyard of Arundel Castle, where Benediction is given. The Carpet of Flowers will be open<br />

to public view until celebration of Corpus Christi Mass. No charge for entrance. Plenty more<br />

to enjoy in the town - stroll through the lovely old streets and find somewhere nice for lunch.<br />

Only £23.00<br />

Thu 8th<br />

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide<br />

ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR DAYS. After joining the ferry from Lymington we will be joined<br />

by one of our local guides for a tour of the Island – we try to see as much as possible during<br />

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,<br />

Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch. A great day out. Only £37.50<br />

Fri 9th<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

Come along for a lovely day out to Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to the iconic Temperate House - the largest Victorian glasshouse<br />

in the world, Kew is one of our most popular garden destinations. Plenty to see at this fantastic destination including amazing treetop views from the<br />

spectacular Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens, this once royal residence represents 250<br />

years of historical gardens. You may like to enjoy a guided tour around the Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about Kew's flora and<br />

fauna, historic buildings and vital conservation work. Price includes entrance. Adults £43.00 | Over 65s £42.00<br />

Thu 15th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy the beautiful scenery of West Dorset and East Devon before stopping<br />

at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden<br />

beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a<br />

delicious Carvery with an extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Pudding is<br />

available on the day for an additional cost. Afterwards we shall head in to Sidmouth with time<br />

to stroll along the seafront and explore the shops. Adults £39.50 | Over 60s £38.50<br />

Fri 16th<br />

Waddesdon Manor - Buckinghamshire - NT<br />

Built in the late 19th century by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, this stately home near<br />

Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, masquerades as a 16th century French Chateau. It was<br />

created by Rothschild to house his collection of 18th century French art and to entertain his<br />

fashionable friends. A very popular destination with our customers, we are delighted to be<br />

visiting in the <strong>Summer</strong> to see the beautiful gardens. There are fantastic grounds to discover, a plant centre, aviary and restaurant. Price includes<br />

admission to house and gardens. Price includes admission. Adult/Over 60 £49.50 | NT Member £26.00<br />

Our office is open for phone bookings<br />

9am until 1.00pm - Mon to Fri<br />

Sat 17th<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. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, the fair is<br />

housed in four halls and over 40 shopping arcades at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings<br />

and antique furniture to vintage teddies and luxury leather luggage. The fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their<br />

purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day! Price includes entrance. Only £26.00<br />

Mon 19th<br />

Highgrove Gardens - SPECIAL DAY<br />

Places are strictly limited so please book early for this rare opportunity to see the acclaimed<br />

gardens of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, located near Tetbury in the<br />

beautiful Cotswolds. Designed to embody The King's environmental philosophy, there a wide<br />

variety of interlinking habitats including The Wild Flower Meadow, The Sundial Garden, The<br />

Cottage Garden and much more. We have booked a tour of the gardens led by one of the<br />

garden guides, which lasts approximately two hours. Visitors with walking difficulties should<br />

be aware that garden routes are unmade with bumpy and uneven surfaces. Afterwards there<br />

will be time for refreshments in the Orchard Restaurant and visiting the Highgrove Estate<br />

shop should you wish to do so. You may like to bring a packed lunch with you and we will also<br />

have a stop on route. Only £70.00


Thu 22nd<br />

Royal Ascot - Ladies <strong>Day</strong><br />

Come along to one of the most glamourous events in the British Sporting calendar with a<br />

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

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

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

Royal Procession as The King’s landau passes the railings and the first to hear the thunder of<br />

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

they must be brought in a picnic hamper or cool bag/box. Although no formal dress code<br />

applies, racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothes. Please check the Ascot website for<br />

full details if you are unsure. Subject to traffic we will arrive at Ascot around 12.00pm,<br />

2.00pm Royal Procession, 2.30pm First Race, 6.10pm Last Race, 7.00pm Leave Ascot. <strong>Coach</strong><br />

Park 15min walk. Includes entrance ticket. Only £75.00<br />

Closes for booking soon! Be Quick<br />

Mon 26th<br />

Weald & Downland Living Museum - Home of The Repair Shop<br />

Beautifully situated in the lovely West Sussex countryside this superb open air museum includes rescued traditional rural buildings. The site has recently<br />

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<br />

to recreate historic domestic interiors. There are different domestic demonstrations on most days in the exhibit houses – dairying and cooking, spinning<br />

or weaving. Plenty of time here to enjoy the setting - lovely new café overlooking the mill pond. Includes entrance. Adults £37.50 | Over 60s £35.50<br />

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

Mon 26th<br />

Windsor with Afternoon Tea Cruise<br />

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<br />

upstream past the famous royal Windsor Racecourse and Eton college before heading<br />

downstream to see the most famous view of Windsor castle from the river and on through<br />

Romney lock. A sumptuous afternoon tea will be served on a three tiered cake stand<br />

accompanied with tea or coffee. This will be provided when the boat makes its turn at Old<br />

Windsor weir for the return journey to Windsor Promenade - All served on china, of course!<br />

Menu includes - Selection of finger sandwiches | Fruit scone, Jam and clotted cream. | Fruit<br />

tartlet. | Mini afternoon tea cake. | Shortbread biscuit. | Cup of tea or coffee. Fully licensed<br />

bar where they can dine in style. Price include afternoon tea cruise & boat fare.<br />

Only £57.00 | Windsor ONLY price - £24.50<br />

Tue 27th<br />

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

Queen Victoria's seaside holiday home is a very popular destination with our customers. A<br />

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<br />

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<br />

magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room. The<br />

visitor centre houses an exhibition and an excellent restaurant. Price includes entrance and return ferry crossing from Southampton.<br />

Adults £49.00 | Over 60s £47.50 | English Heritage Member £33.00<br />

Tue 27th<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 the<br />

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

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

cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this lovely town - a gem. Come along and step back in<br />

time.........a great day out at the British Seaside. Only £23.50<br />

Thu 29th<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 as<br />

'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. The garden offers something for every season<br />

with Spring bulbs and <strong>Summer</strong> borders. Around the grounds there are sculptures and<br />

architectural features plus a cascade of lakes and the impressive Centenary Fountain, at 160ft<br />

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

fascinating Monastic Rooms whilst the house contains fine furniture and houses the ornate<br />

Mortlake tapestries. Head for the Undercroft Tearoom for delicious homemade food for<br />

lunch. There is also a gift shop & plant centre. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50


To <strong>Book</strong> 01425 271111<br />

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk<br />

Austrian Tyrol<br />

St Anton & Lake Contance<br />

Only<br />

£995<br />

Sun 16th July<br />

Single Supplement - £175<br />

Wonderful holiday<br />

Holiday Highlights<br />

• 9 <strong>Day</strong> Holiday<br />

• 8 Nights Dinner Bed &<br />

Breakfast<br />

• Choice of menu in resort<br />

Superb<br />

Hotel<br />

• Visit to Innsbruck with a guide tour<br />

of the city, the Silvretta Pass, Lake<br />

Constance & Lindau<br />

• Eurotunnel crossings<br />

4* Sporthotel, St Anton<br />

The 4* Sporthotel is located in a pedestrianised area in the<br />

centre of this famous resort. The friendly and helpful staff will<br />

ensure you enjoy your stay in the town. This traditional style<br />

hotel offers comfortable accommodation with excellent<br />

facilities including an indoor swimming pool and sauna and is<br />

located close to the cable cars. In the stylish restaurant enjoy<br />

a delicious choice of menu in the evening with an extensive<br />

buffet breakfast in the morning. Relax in the friendly bar<br />

where you can discuss the activities of the day. All bedrooms<br />

are decorated in an Alpine Style and have ensuite bathroom,<br />

satellite TV, internet access and hairdryer. Passenger lift to all<br />

floors.<br />

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY OUR CUSTOMERS


July <strong>2023</strong><br />

Tue 4th<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<br />

Kintbury and board the 'Kennet Valley' horse drawn barge for a 2 ½ hour cruise along the<br />

beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal. This wide beam passenger boat was purpose built for carrying<br />

passengers and is powered solely by the towing action of the horse making for a tranquil<br />

journey. Facilities onboard include a well stocked bar serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and<br />

beverages. Whilst on board we have included a cup of tea & slice of cake for you! A lovely day out. Only £45.00<br />

Tue 4th<br />

**NEW** Seaton Tramway & Jurassic Coast<br />

Situated at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Seaton is a small coastal town. Free time to take a look around the gift and craft shops and have a stroll<br />

along the level seafront. In the afternoon, meet up at the Seaton Tramway Station in the middle of town where we have included a return journey on<br />

this unique attraction. It is a 30 ride on the tram which travels up the beautiful River Axe estuary - through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled<br />

view of the abundant wading bird life. We alight at Colyton Station - time for a cup of tea and a look around the souvenir shop before reboarding the<br />

tram for the return journey to Seaton. Price includes return tram fare. Only £33.00<br />

Thu 6th & Fri 7th RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival<br />

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<br />

own” enthusiasts. The festival brings a celebration of summer colour, gardening inspiration and beautiful blooms to one of the UK’s most iconic palaces.<br />

Relax by Hampton Court’s famed Long Water with a picnic, enjoy expert talks in the theatres and admire a huge variety of plants. Top designers line up<br />

each year to present their show-stopping gardens to the world. The Floral Marquee and<br />

extensive Plant Village are both bursting with stunning displays and expert growers, ready to<br />

share their tips for making the most out of your summer garden. Enjoy a picnic in the grounds<br />

or head for the food market for a tempting lunch. Please note that there is a 15 minute walk<br />

from the coach park to the palace. Price includes entrance ticket. Only £55.00<br />

Mon 10th<br />

Clark's Village<br />

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

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

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

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

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

Frankie & Bennys, Pret A Manger and more!! Don't forget your Clarks shoes – you can save your fare buying one pair!! Only £22.50<br />

Tue 11th<br />

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide<br />

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<br />

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<br />

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

A great day out. Only £38.50<br />

Wed 12th<br />

Windsor with Afternoon Tea Cruise<br />

Enjoy free time exploring historic Windsor before meeting up at Windsor Promenade for the 2.00pm boat. Enjoy excellent views of Windsor as we cruise<br />

upstream past the famous royal Windsor Racecourse and Eton college. A sumptuous afternoon tea will be served on a three tiered cake stand<br />

accompanied with tea or coffee. All served on china, of course! Menu includes - Selection of<br />

finger sandwiches on white, brown and tomato bread. Cream cheese & cucumber, Ham and<br />

mustard, egg & cress and smoked salmon | Fruit scone, Jam and clotted cream. | Fruit tartlet.<br />

| Mini afternoon tea cake. | Shortbread biscuit. | Cup of tea or coffee. Fully licensed bar<br />

where they can dine in style. Price include afternoon tea cruise & boat fare. Only £57.00<br />

Office open 9-1 Mon to Fri<br />

312 Lymington Rd. <strong>Highcliffe</strong>.<br />

Christchurch. BH23 5ET


Wed 12th<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 and there is always a<br />

lovely cosmoplitan atmosphere - a real draw for foreign visitors. The town is very pedestrian<br />

friendly and has plenty of excellent shopping, cafes, coffee shops and eateries to discover. Or<br />

you may like to potter along the River Thames on a pleasure boat, grab something to eat in<br />

Alexandra Park on the riverside or stroll over the bridge to Eton. Please note - CASTLE CLOSED<br />

ON WEDNESDAYS. Only £24.00<br />

Thu 13th<br />

Kennet & Avon Canal Trip<br />

Please book early to avoid disappointment as these trips are extremely popular. We travel up<br />

to the beautiful town of Bradford on Avon near Bath, with an extended stop on the way at<br />

Salisbury and a chance to buy a lunch to have on the boat. We board the superb M V Barbara McLellan broad beam narrowboat and enjoy the wildlife<br />

and countryside on our 2 1/2 hour cruise along tranquil stretches of water with magnificent panoramic views including crossing the Avoncliff Aqueduct.<br />

Limited places on the boat - drinks available - loo on board. Price includes boat fare. Only £36.00<br />

Fri 14th<br />

Winchester & Hampshire Canal Cruise<br />

Great day in Hampshire - starting with a visit to Winchester. Once the Capital of England, the city is packed with historic buildings including the<br />

impressive 11th Century Cathedral combined with green spaces and good shopping. Plenty of time to enjoy a 'brunch' before we head to near Odiham<br />

where we board our boat for a trip along the Basingstoke Canal. Step aboard the 68 foot widebeam John Pinkerton and enjoy the wildlife and<br />

countryside on our 2 1/2 hour cruise along tranquil stretches of water. You can also enjoy a drink from the licensed bar - loo on board. Price includes<br />

boat fare. Only £34.00<br />

Mon 17th<br />

Cotswolds Villages - Bourton & Burford<br />

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and quintessentially 'English' areas of the country<br />

and is dotted with delightful towns and villages with distinctive limestone cottages. We tour<br />

through the area stopping at two of the best towns to visit. After a comfort stop on the way<br />

we arrive at the popular town of Burford. The charming high street is lined by hotels, pubs<br />

and restaurants with antique shops and galleries offering quirky gifts. Reboarding the coach<br />

we head to perhaps the most famous town in the Cotswolds - the delightful town of Bourtonon-the-Water<br />

. Only £24.00<br />

Mon 17th<br />

Brighton<br />

One of our most popular destinations - great for a day out by the sea. Brighton has a unique<br />

charm with elegant grand Regency architecture, wide boulevard-style streets and a long<br />

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

galleries, fabulous shopping and a huge choice of eating places. Whether you want to see the magnificent Royal Pavilion, spend time on the iconic<br />

Palace Pier or stroll along The Lanes, Brighton has much to offer. Only £25.00<br />

Mon 17th<br />

Hamble River 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 Ocean Village and<br />

board our excellent Blue Funnel boat. We have booked a lovely 2 hour cruise along Southampton Water, turning up the Hamble River with views of the<br />

yachting marina made famous by the 80s TV show, 'Howard's Way' - remember that? - big hair and shoulder pads. Whilst on board you will be served a<br />

delicious Fish 'n' Chips lunch. The food on the Blue Funnel boats is excellent. Price includes boat trip & food. Only £42.50<br />

Tue 18th<br />

Salisbury Cathedral or Salisbury only<br />

Salisbury Cathedral recently celebrated being a place of worship, welcome, and hospitality for 800 years and has the tallest spire in the country - a<br />

breathtaking 404ft. Inside the Chapter House, you can also discover one of only four surviving original Magna Carta. Our day includes entrance with a<br />

self-guided tour but there are volunteer guides stationed around the inside to offer<br />

information and advice. On Tuesdays there is a demonstration of the medieval clock and also<br />

a stonemason's demo in the cloisters. 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. Great place to<br />

spend a day.<br />

Price including Cathedral - £28.50 | Salisbury only - £20.00<br />

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

www.highcliffecoachholidays.co.uk


Wed 19th<br />

Hampton Court Palace<br />

A memorable day out as we head to Henry VIII magnificent Palace on the River Thames. The<br />

oldest Tudor palace in England, Hampton has many attractions including the vast Tudor<br />

kitchens, designed to feed the 600 court members twice a day! Don’t miss the Great Hall, the<br />

tennis courts, world famous maze, State Apartments or King's Apartments. The stunning<br />

gardens are laid out over 60 acres and run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling<br />

fountains and surrounded by 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland. Please note that there is a<br />

15 minute walk from the coach park to the palace.<br />

Price includes entrance. Adults £48.00 | Over 65s £43.50<br />

Wed 19th<br />

Lyme Regis<br />

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<br />

among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour<br />

famously featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or take the zig zag path through the cliffside gardens. A lovely destination. Only £22.50<br />

Thu 20th<br />

RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey<br />

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<br />

and return to the more formal gardens set around the old house. Home to some of the largest plant collections in the world and with planting schemes<br />

that are constantly changing to some thing new every season. Don’t miss the impressive large Glasshouse - there are three main areas - moist<br />

temperate, dry temperate and tropical. Excellent large Garden Centre, restaurant and extensive gift shop to explore.<br />

Price includes entrance. Adult/Over 60 £37.00 | RHS Member £23.00<br />

Fri 21st<br />

Sherborne Castle & Gardens<br />

REALLY POPULAR DESTINATION. Beautiful drive through the Dorset countryside to Sherborne and a visit to the splendid Castle. Built by Sir Walter<br />

Raleigh in 1594 the house has been home to the Digby family since 1617 and has taken a<br />

prominent place in English history, particularly the English Civil War. Your day includes a 1<br />

hour tour to see magnificent staterooms, collections of art, furniture and porcelain. Set in 42<br />

acres of “Capability” Brown landscape gardens which surround a 50-acre serpentine lake with<br />

highlights including a fossil house, cascade, folly, Raleigh’s seat, sunken garden, orangery and<br />

gingko lawn and boat house pier. Refreshments available. Price includes entrance.<br />

Adult/Over 60s £35.00<br />

Fri 21st<br />

Kingston Upon Thames<br />

Excellent day out to the Thames! Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with<br />

attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside<br />

location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks and its excellent shopping with the town centre<br />

retaining much of its beautiful Tudor buildings and Ancient Market. Head down to the waterfront to enjoy lunch overlooking the Thames. A great day<br />

out - popular with those who go back to meet family and friends. Only £24.00<br />

Sun 23rd<br />

SS Shieldhall Cruise Ship Sailaway - Southampton<br />

Join us for this special experience as we board the remarkable SS Shieldhall - the largest working steam ship in Britain. This memorable 3 1/2 hour trip<br />

cruises down Southampton Water to the Solent passing the cruise ships Arvia, Queen Victoria and Seven Seas Navigator in berth, and on your return see<br />

a number of cruise ships depart. Schedule subject to alteration. As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at<br />

work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. Admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on<br />

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<br />

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.<br />

Only £57.50<br />

Wed 26th<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 £23.50<br />

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Thu 27th<br />

West Bay & The Donkey Sanctuary<br />

Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside on route to the charming, small coastal resort of<br />

West Bay. Once known as Bridport Harbour, the town has two piers and is lined with old<br />

cottages, wooden kiosks and an early 19th-centuary customs house. The town has featured in<br />

popular TV series - most famously, Broadchurch staring David Tennant. We continue for a 2<br />

1/4 hour visit to the popular Donkey Sanctuary nearby. Set in the tranquil East Devon<br />

countryside, this working farm is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies. Free<br />

entrance. Only £23.50<br />

Thu 27th<br />

Chichester & Arundel<br />

With a history dating back to Roman times and beyond, Chichester has much to offer the<br />

visitor. One of the best preserved Georgian cities, the broad streets are packed with listed<br />

buildings and plenty of good shops, restaurants and coffee shops – easy place to explore on<br />

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<br />

charming town of Arundel. Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral dominating the town and lovely old streets to stroll around.<br />

Lovely day out. Only £22.50<br />

Fri 28th<br />

Windsor Castle<br />

Fantastic day out. The family home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years and the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world. Your<br />

entrance ticket includes access to the magnificent State Apartments, furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection, including<br />

paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck. St George's Chapel, the burial place of 11 monarchs is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in<br />

England. The spectacular Semi-State Rooms are richly decorated, and used by the sovereign when hosting guests. Don't forget your picture with one of<br />

The Guards! Price includes entrance to Windsor Castle.<br />

Adult/Over 60 £49.75 | Windsor ONLY price - £24.00<br />

Fri 28th<br />

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires<br />

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

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

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

The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous<br />

picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many,<br />

including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. There are many recognisable scenes from popular<br />

films such as Harry Potter. Great day out. Only £23.50<br />

Mon 31st<br />

Weymouth - SUMMER SPECIAL<br />

Weymouth offers the classic British Seaside experience for visitors young and old. The wide<br />

award winning three mile beach has beautiful sand and a level promenade with traditional facilities to enjoy. In the town there is a great selection of<br />

shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs or why not enjoy some takeaway fish and chips. Head to the harbour lined by Georgian houses and watch the fishing<br />

boats or take a pleasure boat ride. Plenty more for the day, you may like to walk up to Nothe Fort at the entrance to Weymouth harbour to explore the<br />

military history and spectacular views - good value too. Only £20.00<br />

Mon 31st<br />

Our office is open for phone bookings<br />

9am until 1.00pm - Mon to Fri<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<br />

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

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<br />

for high end shops and lovely public gardens. Superb destination. Only £24.00<br />

Mon 31st<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<br />

coastline. There are some excellent friendly independent shops in Sidmouth, and a range of<br />

cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique<br />

atmosphere of this lovely town - a gem. Only £23.50<br />

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Mon 31st<br />

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard<br />

Enjoy a great day out to Portsmouth. We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays<br />

shopping and leisure development and the Historic Dockyard. Located on the harbour,<br />

Gunwharf is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30<br />

cafes and restaurants. Shops include Next Clearance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen<br />

Millen and many more. Alternatively, visit the superb Historic Dockyard with attractions<br />

including Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. Entrance fees<br />

applies. Only £20.00<br />

August <strong>2023</strong><br />

Fri 4th<br />

Buckingham Palace - The State Rooms<br />

For 10 weeks in the <strong>Summer</strong> months, the magnificent London residence of His Majesty The King is opened to the public. The State Rooms are used<br />

extensively by The King and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions. The rooms<br />

are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova and<br />

some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. We suggest you bring a packed lunch to have before entering as catering is limited in the<br />

area. The Garden Café overlooks the magnificent lawn and offers a selection of refreshments as you leave the Palace. Limited places available. Price<br />

includes entrance ticket. Only £57.50<br />

Mon 7th<br />

SS Great Britain - Bristol<br />

Hugely popular excursion - this superb award winning exhibition has impressed our customers. Synonymous with Brunel, the world's first great ocean<br />

liner has been transformed in to a brilliant museum where you can experience the sights and smells of how life was on the ship - from a walk on the<br />

deck to a walk around the hull in the drydock. Being Brunel, explores the life and legacy of<br />

Isambard Kingdom Brunel - one of the greatest engineers of the 1800s. Enjoy lunch in the<br />

Harbourside Kitchen cafe. Price includes entrance.<br />

Adult/Senior £40.75 | Under 17s £22.50<br />

Mon 7th<br />

Bristol<br />

Over the last decades, Bristol has been rejuvenated with its wealth of industrial and maritime<br />

history being a huge draw for the visitor. With distinct areas to explore - from the historic Old<br />

City and Harbourside districts, elegant Clifton, the central shopping districts of Broadmead &<br />

Cabot Circus to bohemian Stokes Croft, Bristol is now one of the best places to live and visit in<br />

the country. Attractions include Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge,<br />

the SS Great Britain, museums and a lovely waterfront district stacked with a huge choice of<br />

restaurants and cafes. A wonderful day out. Adult/Senior £23.50 | Under 17s £15.00<br />

Tue 8th<br />

Swanage Railway & The Purbecks<br />

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<br />

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

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<br />

the train back to Norden. The coach will meet you and we head home. Lovely local day out. Price includes return train fare.<br />

Adult/Senior £32.50 | Under 16s £20.00<br />

Tue 8th<br />

City of Wells<br />

Wells is one of Britain's secret gems and a fabulous destination for a day out; proof that the country still has much to admire! Sheltered beneath the<br />

southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, it combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and<br />

Somerset's only city because of its amazing 12th century Cathedral. The wells, which gave the<br />

city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the<br />

residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Only £22.50<br />

Thu 10th<br />

Devon & Dorset Carvery + Sidmouth<br />

Lovely day out to enjoy the beautiful scenery of West Dorset and East Devon before stopping<br />

at the excellent Hare & Hounds Pub near Sidmouth. This traditional country pub has wooden<br />

beams and log fires with lovely views down to Sidmouth and the sea. We have included a<br />

delicious Carvery with an extensive choice of fresh vegetables, gravy and extras. Pudding is<br />

available on the day for an additional cost. Afterwards we shall head in to Sidmouth with time<br />

to stroll along the seafront and explore the shops. Adults £39.50 | Over 60s £38.50


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Thu 10th Oracle Shopping - Reading - VALUE FARE !!<br />

With a lovely location on the banks of the River Kennet and a host of restaurants, cafes and<br />

eateries where you can enjoy lunch or just a coffee overlooking the water. Fantastic selection<br />

of shops in this large, bright modern shopping centre - all your favourite home stores,<br />

electronics shops and fashion brands. Shops include Next Beauty and Home, KIKO, The Body<br />

Shop and Lush, New Look and River Island, Reiss, House of Fraser, JD Sports, Victoria's Secret,<br />

H&M and Levi's. But Reading offers much more - with an attractive city centre blending old<br />

and new architecture. Only £18.50<br />

Fri 11th<br />

Highgrove Gardens - SPECIAL DAY<br />

Places are strictly limited so please book early for this rare opportunity to see the acclaimed<br />

gardens of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, located near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Designed to embody The King's environmental<br />

philosophy, there a wide variety of habitats including The Wild Flower Meadow and Sundial Garden. We have booked a tour of the gardens led by one of<br />

the garden guides, which lasts approximately two hours. Visitors with walking difficulties should be aware that garden routes are unmade with bumpy<br />

and uneven surfaces. Afterwards there will be time for refreshments in the Orchard Restaurant and visiting the Highgrove Estate shop. You may like to<br />

bring a packed lunch. Only £70.00<br />

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Sun 13th<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. The<br />

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<br />

attractions - the London Transport Museum and The Royal Opera House stand grandly in Covent Garden and there's lots more shopping to be done in<br />

the surrounding streets. Great day out in the Capital.<br />

Adult/Senior £26.00 | Under 17s £15.00<br />

Tue 15th<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. Price includes entrance.<br />

Adult £38.00 | Over 60 £36.00 | 3-15 years £25.00. Forest Lodge only - £22.50<br />

Wed 16th<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 60s £47.50 | English Heritage Member £33.00<br />

Thu 17th<br />

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide<br />

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<br />

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<br />

sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and<br />

Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch. A great day out. Only £38.50<br />

Thu 17th<br />

Monkey World<br />

Set amongst the Dorset woodland, Monkey World has been offering a sanctuary for abused<br />

primates since 1987. Not only are they doing excellent work but they offer a lovely day out<br />

for the visitor. The centre has a wide range of primates including Chimpanzees, Orang-utans,<br />

Gibbons, Capuchin Monkeys, Marmosets and much more. Come along and enjoy these<br />

fascinating creatures - you may also be able to listen to one of the Specialist Talks during our<br />

visit. Facilities include a Café and Gift Shop and you can also help the centre by adopting a<br />

Monkey. You can’t bring one back on the coach though!<br />

Entrance fee included. Adults £32.50 | Over 65s £29.50 | Under 16s £25.00<br />

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Fri 18th<br />

Windsor River Cruise OR Windsor Only<br />

After we arrive in Windsor, it is just a short stroll through the riverside park to Windsor<br />

Promenade and the 11.30am boat. This 40 minute cruise goes upstream to Boveney Lock &<br />

returns with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse<br />

& the Brocas Meadows. The view of the Castle from the river is wonderful, making this trip<br />

excellent for those who are visiting Windsor for the first time. So plenty of free time<br />

afterwards to find somewhere for a lovely lunch and enjoy the atmosphere around the town.<br />

Price includes boat fare. Only £33.50. Windsor only - £24.00<br />

Fri 18th<br />

The Tower of London<br />

Memorable day to the nation's Capital and this iconic destination on the River Thames in the<br />

City of London. Explore the 1000-year history of this World Heritage Site, home of the worldrenowned<br />

Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, Ravens, Royal Armouries collection and so much more! The Yeoman Wardens, popularly known as ‘Beefeaters’, will<br />

take you on a tour of the Tower, where you’ll hear stories about ghosts as well as the terrible tales of torture and execution, including famous occupants<br />

such as Anne Boleyn. The Tower of London also hosts the Ceremony of the Keys, considered to be one of the oldest military ceremonies in the world.<br />

Price includes entrance ticket. Adult £62.50 | Over 65 £56.50 | 5-15 years £35.00. Transport only - £30.00<br />

Tue 22nd<br />

Dorset <strong>Day</strong> Out - West Bay & Weymouth<br />

Wonderful local day out as we visit 2 towns in the County. Enjoy beautiful views of the countryside on route to the charming, small coastal resort of<br />

West Bay. Once known as Bridport Harbour, the town has two piers and is lined with old cottages, characterful wooden kiosks and an early 19thcentuary<br />

customs house. Enjoy time here, grab a coffee and something to eat and take a stroll along the pier. After, we take the stunning coast road to<br />

Weymouth. Time in the town to admire the beach and head to the harbour lined by Georgian houses. Adult/Senior £23.50 | Under 17s £15.00<br />

Wed 23rd<br />

WestQuay Shopping or Southampton<br />

Great value day out to the excellent WestQuay shopping centre in the centre of Southampton<br />

now with the additional £70m Watermark development. Choose from over 100 stores<br />

including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Hollister, Jack Wills, Phase Eight, Zara and Next. On<br />

the top level there is a superb selection of restaurants to choose from - Nando's, Pizza<br />

Express, Five Guys, Wagamama and many more... The massive Ikea store is close by if you<br />

want some inspirational ideas for the home. Plenty of other sights to see. Only £17.50<br />

Wed 23rd<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 packed<br />

with historic buildings and museums including the 11th Century Cathedral combined with tranquil green spaces and an array of interesting independent<br />

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

Thu 24th<br />

Cirencester & Marlborough<br />

Lovely day out up in to the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds. Enjoy time in Cirencester, the largest town in the Cotswolds and quintessentially<br />

English. Wander through the narrow streets, lined with the typical stone houses of the region and plenty of independent shops. Highlights include the<br />

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<br />

Marlborough - one of our favourite stopping places. Only £24.00<br />

Thu 24th<br />

Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays & Dockyard<br />

Enjoy a great day out to Portsmouth. We drop close to the excellent Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development and the Historic Dockyard.<br />

Located on the harbour, Gunwharf is site of the impressive Spinnaker Tower and over 95 shopping outlets and 30 cafes and restaurants. Shops include<br />

Next Clearance, Animal, Fred Perry, Barbour, Levis, Karen Millen and many more. Alternatively, visit the superb Historic Dockyard with attractions<br />

including Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. Entrance fees<br />

applies. Only £20.00<br />

Thu 24th<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 £23.50<br />

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September <strong>2023</strong><br />

Mon 4th<br />

SS Shieldhall - Poole to Southampton<br />

Join us for this special experience as we board the remarkable SS Shieldhall – the largest<br />

working steam ship in Britain. On this 6 hour one way trip from Poole Quay to Southampton<br />

you will see the sights of Poole Harbour, passing Brownsea Island and Sandbanks, Old Harry<br />

Rocks, Hengistbury Head, The Needles and Southampton Water. As part of your cruise, see<br />

the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its<br />

traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork. Talk to the Captain and crew, walk the teak<br />

decks and relax in the Saloon with a range of refreshments and hot and cold food. Includes<br />

boat cruise and return coach travel. Price includes cruise. Only £66.50<br />

Mon 4th<br />

Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset<br />

Set in the very heart of Dorset close to Beaminster and surrounded by wonderful, lush countryside, this striking sandstone Manor House is surrounded<br />

by celebrated gardens. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine.<br />

Entrance fee for the house and gardens is included and comes complete with a guided tour of the house by a knowledgeable guide. Dating back to the<br />

16th century, this beautiful Tudor manor house holds an excellent collection of art and antiques. The gardens at Mapperton are a joy to explore - one of<br />

the most important and distinctive gardens in the country. Price includes entrance to the House & Garden. Only £37.50<br />

Tue 5th<br />

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

One of the best National Trust destinations in the South. The celebrated 18th Century landscaped gardens of Stourhead are world famous; your first<br />

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<br />

sloping walkways surrounding the lake. The stunning Palladian Mansion is full of Georgian<br />

treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine paintings. Price includes entrance.<br />

Adults/Seniors £38.50 | NT Member - £23.00<br />

Tue 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. As well as the<br />

political intrigue, the Manor also played an important role in World War Two as the RAF had a<br />

secret base here. The gardens which were designed by Disraeli’s wife are another highlight -<br />

lovely to stroll around and enjoy the plants. Facilities include a café & tea room serving hot &<br />

cold food. You could also bring a packed lunch to enjoy on the estate. Price includes entrance.<br />

Adults/Seniors £38.00 | NT Member - £25.00<br />

Wed 6th<br />

RHS Wisley Flower Show, Surrey<br />

Marvel at this floral extravaganza with top quality plants and garden goodies for sale at this flagship RHS garden. Expert advice on offer and browse RHS<br />

medal winners displays as well as enjoying the floral display by the National Dahlia Society. Includes access to the already wonderful gardens at Wisley<br />

with richly planted borders, luscious rose gardens and the state-of-the-art Glasshouse. Lovely gift shop and restaurant. If you want to bring plants home<br />

please bring your own named cardboard box – reasonable size please! Price includes entrance. Adults/Seniors £37.50 | RHS Member - £23.00<br />

Fri 8th<br />

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Somerset<br />

This superb former Medieval Abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in 1140. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside, the house is surrounded by 30<br />

acres of award winning gardens described by Alan Titchmarsh as 'One of the great gardens in the West Country'. The garden offers something for every<br />

season with sculptures and architectural features, a cascade of lakes and the impressive Centenary Fountain, the highest in England. Inside you can<br />

discover the lives of monks in the fascinating Monastic Rooms whilst the house contains fine furniture and houses the ornate Mortlake tapestries. Head<br />

for the Undercroft Tearoom for delicious homemade food for lunch. There is also a gift shop<br />

& plant centre. Price includes entrance. Only £36.50<br />

Mon 11th<br />

Weald & Downland Living Museum - Home of The Repair Shop<br />

Beautifully situated in the lovely West Sussex countryside this superb open air museum<br />

includes rescued traditional rural buildings. The site has recently shot to prominence as the<br />

sit of the hit BBC series - The Repair Shop. The 40-acre site has 50 buildings to explore and<br />

many are exhibit houses, furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. There are different<br />

domestic demonstrations on most days in the exhibit houses – dairying and cooking, spinning<br />

or weaving. Plenty of time here to enjoy the setting - lovely new café overlooking the mill<br />

pond. Includes entrance. Adults £37.50 | Over 60s £35.50


Mon 11th<br />

Kew Gardens<br />

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

iconic Temperate House - the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world, Kew is one of our<br />

most popular garden destinations. Plenty to see at this fantastic destination including<br />

amazing treetop views from the spectacular Rhizotron and Xstrata walkway. With<br />

magnificent glasshouses and beautifully landscaped gardens, this once royal residence<br />

represents 250 years of historical gardens. You may like to enjoy a guided tour around the<br />

Gardens on the Kew Explorer land train and learn about Kew's flora, fauna and historic<br />

buildings. Price includes entrance. Adults £43.00 | Over 65s £42.00<br />

Tue 12th<br />

The Vyne, Hampshire - National Trust<br />

The Vyne is a unique Tudor House situated in beautiful countryside just north of Basingstoke. Inside, the house is full of character and brimming with<br />

the history, artefacts and furnishing of its residence over the years. Originally built for Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain, the house retains its Tudor Chapel<br />

and many original features. Around the grounds there are extensive woodland trails to explore and a wetland area populated by many different species<br />

of bird. The House is surrounded by gardens including a restored Walled Garden, beautiful herbaceous borders and roses. Superb value. Price includes<br />

entrance. Adults/Seniors £36.00 | NT Member - £21.50<br />

Tue 12th<br />

Lyme Regis<br />

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<br />

among the narrow streets with a lovely selection of shops and tempting tearooms. Wonderful long seafront leading to the 13th-century Cobb harbour<br />

famously featured in the films The French Lieutenant's Woman, Ammonite & Willy Wonka! Take the zig zag path down through the cliffside gardens for<br />

lovely views over the bay. Plenty of places along the front to eat. Absolutely love it - bliss. Only £22.50<br />

Wed 13th<br />

Lion King at Lyceum Victoria, Wellington Street<br />

If you think the classic award winning Disney film would be hard to top, think again. Even the<br />

magic of the movie can’t beat this multi award-winning show as it comes to life on stage at<br />

the Lyceum Theatre. Described as 'Majestic', 'Breath-taking' and 'Soul Stirring', The Lion King<br />

remains one of the top shows in the west end today. From the moment The Lion King starts,<br />

you'll be spellbound, as a dazzling cast of colourfully costumed animals troop right past your<br />

seat to the rousing strains of Elton John’s 'Circle of Life'. SPECIAL CANCELLATION TERMS FOR<br />

THEATRE TRIPS! Good seats in the Stalls - 2.30pm show. Age 7+ Only £82.50<br />

Wed 13th<br />

Isle of Wight Tour with local guide<br />

Closes for booking soon! Be Quick<br />

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<br />

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<br />

sights and usually include Newport, Sandown, Godshill, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater and Alum Bay. There will be a main stop for lunch. Only £37.50<br />

Sat 16th<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. As the West Country’s premier antiques event, the fair is<br />

housed in four halls and over 40 shopping arcades at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings<br />

and antique furniture to vintage teddies and luxury leather luggage. The fair attracts many of London’s top dealers, many of whom will have their<br />

purchases back in their shops ready to sell the following day! Price includes entrance. Only £26.00<br />

Mon 18th<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 the<br />

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

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

cafes, restaurants and pubs. The delightful regency architecture adds to the unique atmosphere of this lovely town - a gem. Only £23.50<br />

Mon 18th<br />

Highgrove Gardens - SPECIAL DAY<br />

Places are strictly limited for this opportunity to see the acclaimed gardens of Their Majesties<br />

The King and The Queen Consort, located near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Designed to embody<br />

The King's environmental philosophy, there a wide variety of interlinking habitats including<br />

The Wild Flower Meadow, The Sundial Garden, The Cottage Garden and much more. We have<br />

booked a tour of the gardens led by one of the garden guides, which lasts approximately two<br />

hours. Visitors with walking difficulties should be aware that garden routes are unmade with<br />

bumpy and uneven surfaces. Afterwards there will be time for refreshments in the Orchard<br />

Restaurant and visiting the Highgrove Estate shop should you wish to do so. You may like to<br />

bring a packed lunch with you and we will also have a stop on route. Only £70.00


Thu 21st<br />

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical - Aldwych Theatre<br />

Since opening this superb show has received rave reviews - it’s simply the best new musical in<br />

the West End! Celebrating the life and songs of Tina Turner, this world premiere is a<br />

collaboration between Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer<br />

Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina<br />

Turner, the legend herself. Written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall, the show<br />

charts the untold story of Tina’s rise to the top. Tina the Musical features timeless classics like<br />

“River Deep Mountain High”, “A Fool In Love”, “Proud Mary”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”,<br />

“The Best”, and “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”. This is an unmissable<br />

theatrical tribute to one of the most iconic singers ever born. SPECIAL CANCELLATION TERMS<br />

RELATE TO THEATRE TRIPS! Good seats in the Stalls - 2.30pm show. Running time - 2hr 45mins. Age 7+. Only £82.50<br />

Mon 25th<br />

Clark's Village<br />

Closes for booking soon! Be Quick<br />

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<br />

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,<br />

Jeff Banks, The North Face, Timberland, ProCook, Levis, Next Clearance, M&S Outlet plus many more. There are plenty of eateries for lunch including<br />

Pizza Express, Frankie & Bennys, Pret A Manger and more!! Don't forget your Clarks shoes – you can save your fare buying one pair!! Only £22.50<br />

Tue 26th<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. Take a break with a visit<br />

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.<br />

Delightfully located with an impressive castle and cathedral dominating the town and lovely old streets to stroll around. Lovely day out. Only £22.50<br />

Wed 27th<br />

Oxford - City of Dreaming Spires<br />

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<br />

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

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<br />

many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. There are many recognisable scenes from popular films such as Harry Potter. Great day out. Only £23.50<br />

AMAZING VALUE - HASSLE FREE!!<br />

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU CANCEL YOUR DAY EXCURSION YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR<br />

CANCELLATION CHARGES AS SET OUT BELOW.<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<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 14 days notice - Full refund | 7 to 13 days notice - Less 50% | Less than 7 days - No refund.<br />

SPECIAL TERMS - THEATRE TRIPS/TICKETED EVENTS - Cancellation terms for these bookings<br />

More than 28 days notice - Full refund | 28 days or less notice - 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 OR<br />

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

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