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UK COACH HOLIDAYS 2022

Bournemouth & Beaulieu (New Forest)

Sunday 27th March - Thursday 31st March

£449.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

Bournemouth has magnificent Blue Flag beaches, excellent restaurants, bars, scenic walks and all types of events and entertainments. It has a real international flavour making it a superb resort, whatever your tastes.
There are many outstanding attractions including museums, an art gallery, two piers and a wealth of evening entertainment ranging from classical music to top name summer shows.

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Spring time in the Lakes & Dales (Morcambe)

Monday 11th April - Friday 15th April

£399.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

Morecambe is a small seaside town that appeals to all ages. There is a lovely refurbished promenade to stroll along admiring the wonderful views of the Lakeland hills across Morecambe Bay and not forgetting the statue of Eric Morecambe! The town has shops, cafes and
restaurants. It is also an ideal base for trips to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales which we include in our excursions - two of the UK’s most popular national parks.

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Troon, Isle of Arran & Dumfries House

Sunday 17th April - Saturday 23rd April

£649.50

Single Supp £90.00 7 days

Summary

 

We stay at a fabulous hotel and operate an excursion programme which has “wowed” Bensons’ customers for the past 5 years. For 2019 we are including a guided tour and visit to Dumfries House – a beautiful Palladian property famed for its magnificent Chippendale collection, saved for the nation by HRH Prince Charles. Based in Troon - a peaceful, seaside resort on the north Ayrshire coast which boasts stunning views of the islands of Ailsa Craig and Arran, across its beautiful sandy beach. The town is home to 7 world-class golf courses, Ayreshire’s fish market, some charming independent shops and some great ice-cream parlours!

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Eastbourne “Magnificent Motors” & £429 Bluebell Railway

Thursday 28th April - Monday 2nd May

£429.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

Thanks to its sheltered position and its claim of “most hours of sunshine” in the UK, Eastbourne has an enviable reputation on the south coast. Its sea-front promenade stretches over three miles. During the bank-holiday weekend, the sea-front is taken over by a fabulous continental market and “Magnificent Motors” of the past. We also include a steam-train journey on the Bluebell Railway and a visit to Sheffield Park & Gardens.

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Skegness & Lincolnshire Delights

Monday 16th May - Friday 20th May

£399.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

Home to the first ever Butlins’ Holiday Resort (1935), Skegness has been Lincolnshire’s premier holiday destination for decades. “Skeggie” is a very traditional, family-orientated seaside resort with plenty to see and
do for all ages – good shops, seafront amusements, a beautiful big sandy beach, pier, long promenade, and most importantly, plenty of deck chairs to sit in and watch the world go by!

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Isle of Man

Sunday 22nd May - Thursday 26th May

£549.50

Single Supp £60.00 5 days

Summary

 

Douglas is the capital of the island on the East Coast. Its beautiful Victorian seafront is lined with picturesque hotels and restaurants.
During your stay our excursions will be organised to show you as much of the island as possible including its major tourist attractions that make it so unique.

 

• TT Course

• Laxey Wheel

• Manx Railways

 

Please Note: Return ferry crossings between Heysham & Douglas will be approxiamately 3hrs 30mins.

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Isle of Wight “The Diamond Isle”

Sunday 29th May - Saturday 4th June

£589.50

Single Supp £90.00 7 days

Summary

 

Come to the Isle ofWight-the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Only a short ferry trip across the Solent to enjoy the sandy beaches, stunning coastline and rolling countryside - something for everyone.

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Delights of Co Durham & Northumbria Including Alnwick
Castle Garden

Sunday 5th June- Thursday 9th June

£499.50

Single Supp £80.00 5 days

Summary

 

Sun - outbound via Yorkshire Dales
Mon - Durham or Beamish Museum (admission not incl)
Tue - Alnwick Castle Gardens (admission incl)
Wed - Barnard Castle (mkt day) & Bowes Museum (admission incl)
Thur - inbound via Ripon

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Dundee and Royal Balmoral Castle Garden

Monday 13h June- Saturday 18th June

£599.50

Single Supp £75.00 6 days

Summary

 

A wonderful new Scottish tour based on Scotland’s east coast with fantastic excursions including a visit to our Royal Family’s summer holiday home – Balmoral Castle. Our prestigious country house hotel is located five miles from Dundee’s city centre sights and riverside attractions like V&A Dundee, Scott’s RRS Discovery, and Dundee Science
Center – you will certainly not be bored on this tour!

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Weymouth & The Jurassic Coast

Tuesday 21st June- Saturday 25th June

£429.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

Weymouth is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the UK, made particularly popular thanks to the sea-bathing visits of King George III. It is renowned for its beautiful bay, crystal-clear waters and golden sands.
The pretty 17th century harbour is home to a small fishing fleet which mixes happily with visiting yachts in the summer. In the Old Town, there are numerous quaint, narrow streets playing home to lots of independent shops, restaurants and bars.

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Cornwall’s “Cornish Delights”

New for 2022

Sunday 26th June- Friday 1st July

£699.50

Single Supp Nil 6 days

Summary

 

The seaside town of Looe keeps visitors entertained all year round whilst still being a working fishing port. Easily accessible, Looe’s beach offers offers soft golden sand and slopes gently to provide safe swimming a regular sun trap. Looe Museum reveals a collection of smuggling
memorabilia. The town’s railway heritage and some wonderful model boats are housed in the old Guildhall and Gaol. The newly opened Sardine Factory Heritage Centre tells the story of Looe's maritime heritage.

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Royal Norfolk Including Sandringham House & “Thursford in Summer”

Tuesday 26th July - Saturday 30th July

£499.50

Single Supp £80.00 6 days

Summary

 

A fabulous “connoisseur's tour” staying at one of our most popular 4* hotels. We include a tour of Thursford “backstage” and a chance to see one of the world’s largest, privately owned collection of steam engines.
Entrance admissions are also included to Sandringham House, museum and gardens – the Queen’s official royal Norfolk residence and home of the royal family at Christmas.

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Tenby

Sunday 31st July - Friday 5th August

£529.50

Single Supp Nil 6 days

Summary

 

Tenby is a charming walled town with plenty of independent shops, cafes and pubs. The town remains one of the most popular summer holiday destinations. There are beautiful sandy beaches and a charming
harbour from where you can take a boat trip to the peaceful haven of Caldey Island.

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Airborne at Eastbourne & Fine Sussex Gardens

Wednesday 10th August - Monday 15th August

£499.50

Single Supp Nil 6 days

Summary

 

We include two fabulous excursions: Herstmonceaux Castle has 300 acres of woodland with beautiful themed and formal gardens that surround its 15th century moated castle – one of England’s oldest brickbuilt buildings. Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens reopened its gates
after 10 years closure – a magnificent Grade I listed garden which has lovingly undergone one of the largest garden restorations in Europe.”

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Sidmouth “Englands Regency Seaside Resort”

Thursday 18th August - Wednesday 24th August

£649.50

Single Supp Nil 7 days

Summary

 

John Betjeman was one of many famous people who, over the years, implied that Sidmouth is the loveliest seaside resort in England! Indeed, Sidmouth has always been an extremely chic elegant and genteel place and is not conformist to the modern day “glitzy party” image which many other seaside resorts have. It is situated at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon and was established and developed for the richest of Victorian aristocracy.

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Edinburgh Tattoo & Falkirk Wheel

Thursday 25th August - Sunday 28th August

£399.50

Single Supp £70.00 4 days

Summary

 

The world is coming together for the Platinum anniversary of Scotland’s most prestigious calendar event - the 70th Tattoo. High above the skyline of Edinburgh’s capital on the floodlit Castle esplanade,The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a stunning international spectacle of music,
ceremony, entertainment and theatre - attracting over 250,000 people each year - for many returning visitors, it is “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

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Great Yarmouth & Great Little Trains of Norfolk

New for 2022

Thursday 25th August - Sunday 28th August

£599.50

Single Supp Nil 7 days

Summary

 

Renowned for its golden sandy beaches, Great Yarmouth is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a traditional British seaside escape! Stroll through the colourful floral gardens, visit the model village, sea life centre, or relax in one of the many welcoming pubs and restaurants. Enjoy the theatre’s “summertime entertainment show”.

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Northern Ireland Delights & Antrim Coast

Sunday 11th September - Saturday 17th September

£799.50

Single Supp £150.00 7 days

Summary

 

Our very popular tour of Northern Ireland (is always a sellout) includes an overnight stay at Gretna before sailing to Belfast. Taking in the County Antrim coast, sights include Giants Causeway, Titanic Exhibition in Belfast, Strangford Loch, Mount Stewart House, Downpatrick via Portaferry and the Ulster Transport Museum.

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Constable Country & Suffolk Explorer

New for 2022

Sunday 18th September - Thursday 22nd September

£489.50

Single Supp £80.00 5 days

Summary

 

We visit the area made famous by the 18th-century paintings of John Constable, England’s foremost landscape artist of the time. See Flatford Mill,Willy Lott's House, the site of The Hay Wain painting, and visit the Village of Dedham,where Constable used to go to school. Including
a visit to Britain’s first city, Colchester - this is a brilliant tour filled with beautiful historic scenery, art and culture.

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Cornwall’s “Cornish Delights”

New for 2022

Sunday 27th September - Friday 30th September

£599.50

Single Supp Nil 6 days

Summary

 

The seaside town of Looe keeps visitors entertained all year round whilst still being a working fishing port. Easily accessible, Looe’s beach offers offers soft golden sand and slopes gently to provide safe swimming a regular sun trap. Looe Museum reveals a collection of smuggling
memorabilia. The town’s railway heritage and some wonderful model boats are housed in the old Guildhall and Gaol. The newly opened Sardine Factory Heritage Centre tells the story of Looe's maritime heritage.

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St Annes & Blackpool Illuminations

Monday 3rd October - Friday 7th October

£429.50

Single Supp Nil 6 days

Summary

 

Just 4 miles from the bright lights of Blackpool, Lytham and St Annes-on-Sea are worlds apart in both character and atmosphere. The dual seaside towns are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with welltended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks.

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Isle of Wight “The Diamond Isle”

Monday 10th October - Saturday 15th October

£449.50

Single Supp £60.00 6 days

Summary

 

Come to the Isle of Wight - the ideal location for relaxation and enjoyment. Only a short ferry trip across the Solent to enjoy the sandy beaches, stunning coastline and rolling countryside - something for
everyone. Our stay will include live entertainment each evening.

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“Scottish Autumn Tints” Including Ben Nevis & Isle of Mull

Sunday 16th October - Saturday 22nd October

£589.50

Single Supp £90.00 7 days

Summary

 

The UK's most spectacular autumn scenery tour! Oban itself has a host of wonderful attractions such as the world famous Oban Whisky Distillery, the landmark McCaigs Tower, two fantastic wildlife centres, and wonderful highland shopping with a host of unique local traders.

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Weymouth & The Jurassic Coast

Sunday 23rd October - Thursday 27th October

£399.50

Single Supp £60.00 5 days

Summary

 

Weymouth is one of the oldest seaside resorts in the UK, made particularly popular thanks to the sea-bathing visits of King George III. It is renowned for its beautiful bay, crystal-clear waters and golden sands.
The pretty 17th century harbour is home to a small fishing fleet which mixes happily with visiting yachts in the summer. In the Old Town, there are numerous quaint, narrow streets playing home to lots of independent shops, restaurants and bars.

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Lakes, Dales & Lights (Morecambe)

Monday 7th November - Friday 11th November

£409.50

Single Supp Nil 5 days

Summary

 

One of Bensons most popular autumn tours, with a superb family-run hotel combined with fabulous, autumnal, scenic excursions into two of Britain’s best loved national parks - the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake
District. Not to mention our “Illuminated” evening drive through Blackpool’s famous lights.

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