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City of York

The choice is yours as the city of York has lots to offer rich in ancient history: stroll down the traffic free quaint cobbled streets the ‘Shambles’ to the Minster which dominates the city today with its medieval stained glass of the great east wing thought to be the largest stained glass in the world.

2 departures on 22/08/2017 and 25/10/2017
Isle of Anglesey and a cruise to Puffin Island

We travel to the Isle of Anglesey for a visit to the town of Beaumaris, where you will be have some free time before enjoying a cruise to Puffin Island, situated off the coast of Isle of Anglesey.

Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton’s food and drink festival, with cookery demonstrations and a large speciality market offering the best in food and drink. Bolton also has an excellent shopping centre and you have the time both to explore

Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

This six hour cruise along the 35 mile stretch of canal includes a lively commentary throughout, giving a revealing insight into the facts, history and dramas of one of Britain’s major waterways. With bars and catering facilities on board, sit back, relax.

3 departures between 26/08/2017 and 09/10/2017
Holker Hall Plant Fair

Holker Hall, near Grange-over-Sands for its Plant Fair and Food Market

Cartmel Races

See the plague cottages and discover the story of the plague in the Museum and the Church, as well as enjoying its Well Dressings. Matlock Bath grew up as a spa town in the 19th century and was built alongside the River Derwent in a beautiful gorge setting.

Scarthwaite Country House & Carnforth Station

Scarthwaite Country House Hotel for lunch and a visit to the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

Chester or the Seaside Resort of Llandudno

The choice is yours the historic city of Chester or the elegance seaside resort of Llandudno with the mountains of Snowdonia form a spectacular backdrop. Beautifully situated on a magnificent crescent-shaped sandy bay, and sheltered by the headlands of the Great and Little Ormes, the town still retains much of its Victorian canopied shops, cafes and restaurants.

3 departures between 30/08/2017 and 27/10/2017
Eyam for its Well Dressings and Matlock Bath

Visit Eyam See the plague cottages and discover the story of the plague in the Museum and the Church, as well as enjoying its Well Dressings. Matlock Bath grew up as a spa town in the 19th century and was built alongside the River Derwent in a beautiful gorge setting.

Chester or Cheshire Oaks

The choice is yours. Chester has plenty to offer: take a trip on the river, walk on the walls, or visit the Cathedral and the famous ‘Rows’ two-tier galleries of shops. Cheshire Oaks is a shopaholics dream with over 145 boutiques, and famous branded goods at an outlet price with a mix of high street names and iconic fashion brands and plenty of restaurants.

4 departures between 02/09/2017 and 12/12/2017
Harrogate, Needlework or Harewood House Steam Fair

Harrogate for shopping, The Great Northern Needlecraft and Quilt Show or The Steam Fair at Harewood House

Morecambe Vintage by the Sea Festival

We travel to Morecambe for its ‘Vintage by the Sea’ Festival. The seafront at Morecambe provides a wonderful backdrop, and there will be a range of activities, entertainment, food and shopping, workshops, and dancing.

Knutsford Makers Market

Knutsford for its Makers Market

2 departures on 03/09/2017 and 05/11/2017
Lakes, Rail and Cruise

We travel on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway to Lakeside, from where you will enjoy a relaxing and scenic cruise along Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere. You will have approximately three hours to explore this ever-popular Lakes town.

2 departures on 03/09/2017 and 21/10/2017
Chester for its ARK Exhibition and Shopping

Chester for Shopping/ARK Sculpture Exhibtion at Chester Cathedral.

2 departures on 04/09/2017 and 07/10/2017
Countdown at Media City, Salford

Do you fancy being in the audience for one of the UK’s favourite TV programmes? – then this is the excursion for you. Hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley, Countdown is a Channel 4 quiz show, where contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers.

2 departures on 05/09/2017 and 10/10/2017


2 departures on 09/09/2017 and 01/10/2017
Saltaire for its Festival and Salt's Mill

You’ll see this World Heritage village at its vibrant best with a wide range of events and venues for all to enjoy.

Buxton and the Donkey Sanctuary

Buxton and the Donkey Sanctuary for its Open Day and Summer Fair

Chester or Chester Zoo

The choice is yours. Chester has plenty to offer: take a trip on the river, walk on the walls, or visit the Cathedral and the famous ‘Rows’ two-tier galleries of shops. Chester Zoo is the UK’s largest zoological gardens, set in award winning parkland, and is a unique and exciting experience for all the family (Entrance not included)

2 departures on 11/09/2017 and 21/10/2017
Houghton Weavers Concert with Lunch

Come with for a new day excursion to Rivington Barn, where there will be a 2 course meal, tea and coffee, before enjoying a concert by the wonderful Houghton Weavers.

5 departures between 13/09/2017 and 03/01/2018
Antony Gormley Statues and Liverpool

Today we have a trip to the beach at Crosby to see the Antony Gormley statues, famously titled ‘Another Place’ and consisting of 100 cast-iron, life size figures spread out along the beach foreshore. We then go onto Liverpool where you will have free time for lunch and for wander around the shops or to visit the excellent museums.

Southport and Southport Airshow

You have a full day to explore the delights of this popular resort The Southport Air Show have aircraft including warbirds, light aircraft, aerobatics and jets.

Lichfield for its Georgian Festival

We visit the historic city of Lichfield dominated by the ‘ladies of the vale’, the three spires of the cathedral for the city’s Heritage Weekend celebrations.


Ripon is one of England’s smallest cities and is known for its historic buildings including the beautiful Ripon Cathedral.

West Didsbury Market

West Disbury Makers Makers, West Didsbury, Manchester

2 departures on 24/09/2017 and 29/10/2017
Bakewell,-Guided tour and Cream Tea

Bakewell, a walking ‘Secrets and Legends of Ancient Bakewell ‘ Guided tour and Cream Tea

Eden Valley & Ullswater Sedbergh Appleby & Boat

Eden Valley & Ullswater Tour inc. Sedbergh, Appleby and a Boat Cruise

2 departures on 26/09/2017 and 18/10/2017


2 departures on 26/09/2017 and 02/12/2017
Skipton / Keighley and Worth Valley

The ever popular Skipton on Market Day and a trip on the Keighley & Worth Valley railway for an afternoon steam train service along the scenic route to Oxenhope

2 departures on 27/09/2017 and 28/10/2017
Son of a Preacher at the Palace, Manchester

‘Son of a Preacher Man’ at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Hepworth Gallery & Yorkshire Sculpture Park

we venture to West Yorkshire for, firstly, a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Gallery prior to visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Barbara Hepworth Gallery is a contemporary art gallery,

Llangollen Boat Trip and Railway

Our time in Llangollen begins with a trip back in time on a horse drawn canal boat. Watch the fish and the wildlife swim in the water as the boat silently travels along, pulled by a powerful, but elegant horse. Afterwards, you will have time to explore the picturesque town of Llangollen before enjoying a journey on the Llangollen Railway


The seaside town of Whitby. Made famous as the inspiration of Bram Stoker’s Victorian Gothic novel, Dracula, the town today is a delight to visit, with its winding streets, harbour and of course the Abbey overlooking the town, dedicated to St Hilda.

Manchester Food & Drink Festival

ith a host of activities, demonstrations, tastings, celebrity chefs, this city wide event offers the chance to sample all that is best in regional produce.

Trafford Centre

Trafford Shopping Centre is the ultimate indoor shopping, dining and entertainment experience with over 250 shops and the large food court to choose from a home to a large plethora of household names including John Lewis, Debenhams and Selfridges.

7 departures between 05/10/2017 and 15/12/2017
Bakewell and Canal Cruise

Bakewell, the home of the ‘pudding’ and a beautiful market town in the heart of the Peak District, has something for everyone. The town centre has numerous ‘emporiums of excellence’. Before enjoying a “Pride of the Peak” two and a half hour Cream Tea Cruise of the Upper Peak Forest Canal (consists of assorted sandwiches, hot scones, cream, jam, butter and tea or coffee).

Port Sunlight and Lady Lever Art Gallery

We visit unique village of Port Sunlight and you will also have the opportunity to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Knutsford and the Anderton Boat Lift

Visit the lovely town of Knutsford with shops for all tastes, quaint buildings, cobbled streets, and a lively café culture and then in the afternoon on to Anderton Boat Lift to experience this engineering marvel.

BBC Media City and Lowry Centre

We visit the BBC’s complex at Media City at Salford for a timed tour which takes you both in front and behind the scenes at the BBC, there will be time for lunch, and free time to explore the Lowry Centre and its Designer Outlet, or the Imperial War Museum.

Bolton Steam Museum

Steaming Day at Bolton Steam Museum, Bolton

Gemini Retail Park near  Warrington

We take you to the Gemini Retail Park, near Warrington, the huge out-of-town IKEA Store, Marks & Spencer, and other retail outlets,

2 departures on 30/10/2017 and 21/11/2017
Steam on the Wildside

For over 125 years, small engines have hauled trains from the delightful Cumbrian coastal village of Ravenglass through spectacular scenery to Eskdale. We continue to the historic Muncaster Castle, with its Great Hall, octagonal library, ghosts, 77 acres of wild woodland gardens, 12th century church and world owl centre.

Guide Dog Training Centre and Ena Mill

A fascinating insight into the work of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at their Atherton Training School, where you will learn about their work and the excellent training facilities of this wonderful society. Then it is onto Ena Mill, for the perfect shopping experience all under one roof. (Tour at Guide Dog Centre free, but donations welcome)

Barton Grange Garden Centre for its Christmas decs

Barton Grange Garden Centre for its Christmas decorations

3 departures between 01/11/2017 and 05/12/2017
Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park is one of the top choices for a family day out in the north of England. The Park offers a unique five-mile safari drive along roads lined with exotic animals from all over the world.

Manchester's German Christmas Market

Manchester for its German Christmas Market

9 departures between 11/11/2017 and 17/12/2017
Chester or Marks & Spencers

The choice is yours. Chester has plenty to offer: take a trip on the river, walk on the walls, or visit the Cathedral and the famous ‘Rows’ two-tier galleries of shops or you could visit the second largest M & S in the world.

2 departures on 14/11/2017 and 06/12/2017
Chester for its Christmas Market

Chester for its Christmas Market

3 departures between 16/11/2017 and 04/12/2017
Chatsworth for its Christmas Decorations

Chatsworth House for its Christmas Decorations and Market

3 departures between 20/11/2017 and 30/11/2017
York for its St Nicholas Fayre

City of York for its St Nicholas Fayre

4 departures between 21/11/2017 and 12/12/2017
Liverpool for Shopping

Liverpool for Shopping

3 departures between 22/11/2017 and 04/12/2017
Castle Howard for its Christmas Decorations

Castle Howard for its Christmas Decorations

2 departures on 23/11/2017 and 05/12/2017
Ripon and Christmas Fair

Ripon is one of England’s smallest cities and is known for its historic buildings including the beautiful Ripon Cathedral.


Come with G-Line for a day excursion to the pretty town of Bakewell. Located on the River Wye and famous for its Bakewell Tart, this small spa town offers Georgian architecture, attractive courtyards, independent shops and plenty of eating establishments and might just be your cup of tea!

Elf at the Lowry

‘Elf’ at the Lowry Theatre, Salford

Durham Christmas Festival

Durham for its Traditional Christmas Festival

Grassington's Dickensian Festival and Skipton

Grassington’s Dickensian Festival and Skipton

2 departures on 02/12/2017 and 09/12/2017
Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market

Skipton Yuletide Festival and Christmas Market

2 departures on 03/12/2017 and 10/12/2017

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