Shopping Trips

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.

3 departures between 23/05/2018 and 30/10/2018
Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors

Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum, Liverpool

11 departures between 23/05/2018 and 27/10/2018
Bury Market & East Lancs Railway 1940's weekend

With over 370 market stalls you’ll find what you are looking for at Bury’s large traditional market. You will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy East Lancashire Railway 1940’s wartime weekend.

Chester Racecourse

Chester Race Course for the Race Day or Chester for Shopping

2 departures on 26/05/2018 and 28/07/2018
Liverpool's Tall Ships Regatta

Liverpool's Three Festivals Tall Ship Regatta

2 departures on 26/05/2018 and 27/05/2018
Carlisle Castle for Weeping Window Poppies

Poppies: Weeping Window Art Installationat Carlisle Castle or Shopping in Carlisle

2 departures on 29/05/2018 and 23/06/2018
Bakewell and Ashford in the Water

Bakewell and Ashtford-in-the-Water Well Dressing and Flower Festival.

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.

2 departures on 30/05/2018 and 02/07/2018
Lakes Tour -Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside & Bowness

Enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst touring South Lakeland, Coniston and the heart of the Lake District. Breaks will be taken at three contrasting towns of Grange-over-Sands, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

4 departures between 31/05/2018 and 08/08/2018
Manchester for Shopping

Come with us for a bit of retail therapy or culture then come with us for some of the best shopping in the North West, including Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Marks and Spencer’s or you could spend time visiting the museums and attractions.

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,

Morecambe Steampunk Festival

Morecambe for a Splendid Day out Steampunk Festival

Southport Food & Drink Festival

Explore the delights of this popular resort and visit the many shops Southport has to offer, including those on the famous Lord Street. Enjoy the food festival in Princes Park on the promenade and try sampling the food and drink on offer. (Extra charges may apply)

Durham or Beamish

Durham's Castle and Cathedral are classified as a World Heritage. Beamish is unique as a working example of what life in the North of England was really like at the turn of the 20th century.

2 departures on 03/06/2018 and 30/08/2018
Full Day in the Lakes

Your choice of time spent in Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside or Keswick to enjoy as you wish.

2 departures on 03/06/2018 and 20/08/2018
Boundary Mill

We arrive at the Boundary Mill Store in Colne, for a bit of retail therapy for those of you who like to ‘shop til you drop’. You have time for shopping, a wander around and lunch at one of the two restaurants in the store. There will be plenty of bargains to be had, so come with us for a day at Boundary Mill.

7 departures between 05/06/2018 and 08/01/2019
John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Cheadle

John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, Cheadle Hulme for Shopping

Antique Fair at Rivington Barn & Bygone Times

Chorley Markets and Bygone Times, an Antiques and Memorabilia Paradise

2 departures on 06/06/2018 and 05/09/2018
Eden Valley & Ullswater Sedbergh Appleby & Boat

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

2 departures on 06/06/2018 and 19/07/2018
Seaside Towns of Nostalgia

On this tour we discover the seaside towns of the Wirral Peninsula. We start our day by visiting West Kirby where you can stroll along the prom or wander around the town. Then on to the seaside resort of New Brighton, which in its heyday had Europe’s biggest open air swimming pool and a tower bigger than Blackpool’s.

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.

3 departures between 09/06/2018 and 20/08/2018
'Kevin and Karen' at the Bridgewater Hall

Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Congleton for its Food and Drink Festival

Congleton for its Food and Drink Festival - Father's Day

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.

2 departures on 13/06/2018 and 11/08/2018
Carnforth Station

‘Brief Encounter’ at Carnforth Railway Heritage Centre & Train to Grange Over Sands

2 departures on 13/06/2018 and 31/08/2018
Portmeirion Village, North Wales

Built in the style of an Italian village, Portmeirion was designed & built by Clough Williams Ellishas the location of the TV series 'The Prisoner’ with a variety of shops, eating establishments and unusual buildings.

2 departures on 13/06/2018 and 28/08/2018
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.

2 departures on 14/06/2018 and 29/08/2018
NEC Gardeners' World Live and Good Food Show

NEC Gardeners' World Live and Good Food Show at the NEC, Birmingham

Dalemain House for its Plant/ Craft Fair

Dalemain House is near Penrith, houses a fine collection of furniture, paintings and ceramics. The house will be open for self-guided tours. On this occasion there will be a Plant Fair.

Southport & Woodvale Rally Transport Festival

Visit the many shops Southport has to offer, including those on the famous Lord Street or Southport’s Victoria Park for the Woodvale Rally Transport Festival features classic cars, military vehicles, Motor Cycles.

Goldendays Garden Centre, Shevingham

Goldendays Garden Centre, Shevingham near Wigan

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge

Shrewsbury River Cruise or for its Food Festival

Shrewsbury and a Sabina River Cruise or Shrewsbury Food Festival

Arley Hall and Gardens

Arley Hall, with its ancient history and over 100 acres of gardens and parkland, for over 500 years. Providing great variety, the gardens rank amongst the finest in the country.

2 departures on 24/06/2018 and 09/09/2018
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 24/06/2018 and 25/08/2018

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

Southport & Atkinson Art Gallery

Southport for Shopping/The Viking: Rediscovered Exhbition at the Atkinson Art Gallery

Clitheroe and Skipton

Come with G-Line to the Ribble Valley market town of Clitheroe and its Food Festival. This event showcases Lancashire’s finest food and drink producers situated across the town. There will be tastings, demonstrations, local produce stalls, entertainment and much more.

Ormskirk & Southport

Ormskirk, a traditional market town, combines both ancient and modern. Set in a pedestrianised area surrounded by courtyards, charming arcades and specialist shops. In the afternoon, explore the delights of Southport and walk along the Promenade or visit the shops along the famous Lord Street

2 departures on 30/06/2018 and 04/08/2018
Knutsford Makers Market

Knutsford for its Makers Market

2 departures on 01/07/2018 and 02/09/2018
'The Last Ship' at the Lowry Theatre

'The Last Ship' starring Jimmy Nail at the Lowry Theatre, Salford, Manchester

Pontefract for its Liquorice Festival

This festival is a celebration of the heritage and culture of the historic market town of Pontefract, its castle and its unique association with liquorice. You can sample fresh locally and international liquorice products, enjoy street performers, a craft market, live music and entertainment.

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.

Ferry across the Mersey, Liverpool Albert Dock

Enjoy a "Ferry across the Mersey" on a River Explorer, which includes a fascinating commentary. Also Liverpool’s Albert Dock is home to many unique shops, the Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and Tate Gallery Liverpool.

Ulverston and Conishead Priory

Ulverston, ‘the laal town with a big heart’ – discover its market, specialist shops, cobbled streets and the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum. Conishead Priory is a superb example of a Victorian Gothic Mansion, now home to an international Buddhist centre and unique Buddhist Temple.

Bakewell and Hopton Hall

Bakewell, the home of the ‘pudding’ and a market town in the heart of the Peak District, we move on to Hopton Hall.

Harrogate or Great Yorkshire Show

Enjoy the floral town of Harrogate or the renowned Great Yorkshire Show, which includes, over the three days of the show, top class show jumping, sheep dog trials, bands, display teams, animals galore plus much, much more.

Calderdale Tour

Calderdale Tour including Hebden Bridge on market day and Halifax

2 departures on 14/07/2018 and 31/08/2018
Hayes Garden World and Lakeland Limited

We spend time at the Hayes Garden World in the Lake District town of Ambleside where you will find a wide range of plants, garden equipment and lots more, for all garden types young or old. We then travel to Windermere for a visit to the Lakeland Limited for that bit of unusual kitchen bits and pieces all under one roof.

Guide Dog Training Centre & Golden Days Centre

Guide Dogs for the Blind Dogs Assocation Training Centre and Golden Days Garden Centre.

Kendal and Levens Hall with its Topiary Garden

We visit the popular South Lakeland market town of Kendal, before visiting Levens Hall, a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower.

Haworth and Saltaire Guided Tour

On this tour we visit two villages associated with famous people of Yorkshire. Firstly, we visit the village of Haworth, famous for its associations with the Bronte family and visit Saltaire, the mill village founded by Sir Titus Salt.

Skipton & Canal Cruise

Skipton and a Cruise with Skipton Boats

Bury Market

This day is a 'must' for all market lovers. We travel to the award-winning market in Bury. Easy to see why, when you walk around this outstanding shopping experience and why not sample the famous 'Bury Black Pudding' whilst you are there, smashing with a blob of piccalilli.

2 departures on 21/07/2018 and 22/08/2018
Houghton Hall Garden Centre &Gretna Outlet Village

Houghton Hall Garden Centre, World in Miniature Museum and Gretna Outlet Village

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.

Ripon and the Forbidden Corner

Ripon is one of England’s smallest cities and is known for its historic buildings including the beautiful Ripon Cathedral. The independent shops and little alleys offer the visitor a charming and quaint atmosphere. Next stop is the Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, follies, and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Frodsham for Market Day and Chester

We visit the pretty Cheshire town of Frodsham on Market day with the market selling a wide range of interesting goods, then it is on to the cathedral city of Chester, famous for its ‘rows’ of black and white Tudor style two storied buildings.

Garstang Market & Barton Grange Garden Centre

With not too far to travel, explore the delights of Garstang Market before finishing the day at the ever popular Barton Grange Garden centre.

Marble Church and Conwy

We visit North Wales and included a guided tour and tea/coffee of the ‘Marble Church’ St Margaret’s Antioch at Bodelwyddan. We then travel to Conway for free time to wander around this walled town.

Oswestry Artisan Market & British Iron Works

Oswestry for the Artisan Market and the British Iron Works

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool & Lady Lever Gallery

Walker Art Gallery for the ‘Lubaina Himid Exhibition MBE ‘ or Liverpool One for Shopping

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 31/07/2018 and 29/08/2018
Bents Garden Centre

For lifestyle and gardening ideas, Bents Garden Centre is second to none. Established in 1937, Bents is now the complete gardening, home and leisure experience.

Morecambe & Heysham Power Station

Morecambe and Guided Tour of Heysham Power Station

Yorkshire Dales Tour incorporating Settle & Hawes

Travelling through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Manchester Concorde

Manchester and a Private Guided Tour of Concorde at Manchester Airport

Clitheroe for its Food Festival

Come with G-Line to the Ribble Valley market town of Clitheroe and its Food Festival. This event showcases Lancashire’s finest food and drink producers situated across the town. There will be tastings, demonstrations, local produce stalls, entertainment and much more.

Ilkley for it's Art Festival and Shopping

Ilkley, located at the southern end of the Yorkshire Dales is quaint town offering independent shops, plenty of cafes and eateries and is a delight to visit. In the Winter Gardens and Kings Hall, the Ilkely Art Festival, features the very best in art from across the country and North West.


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.

An Officer & a Gentlman at the Opera House

‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ at the Opera House, Manchester

Skipton on Market Day & Kettlewell Scarecrow

You’ll have plenty of time to browse round the many stalls in the famous Skipton market and have lunch, before we continue to Kettlewell for its Scarecrow Festival. Explore the village by walking the ‘Scarecrow Trail’.

Southport Flower Show or Shopping

Explore the delights of this popular resort - the Promenade and visit the shops on famous Lord Street, or visit the spectacular Southport Flower Show - the world in your garden at Britain’s biggest garden village.

3 departures between 16/08/2018 and 18/08/2018
Chorley Market and Bygone Times

Chorley’s markets date back over 500 years. There is the covered market, with over 100 stalls, and the Flat Iron Market. Bygone Times in Eccleston houses a fascinating and ever-changing kaleidoscope of objects from yesteryear.

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.

Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum

We visit the quaint town of Barnard Castle for free time, before departing for the short journey to the Bowes Museum a magnificent French chateau created in the late 19th century by John and Josephine Bowes.

Bury & Ride Behind the Flying Scotsman

With free time in Bury for lunch, in the afternoon we travel on the East Lancashire Railway for a wonderful new experience .

2 departures on 24/08/2018 and 07/09/2018
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

Stonyhurst College for the Food Festival

Stonyhurst College for the Great British Food Festival and visit to Clitheroe

BBC Media City - Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow filming at Media City, Salford Quays

York or Yorkshire Air Museum

The choice is yours. York, where you can shop til you drop and be a culture vulture or the Yorkshire Air Museum

Liverpool for the Sea Odyssey Giants

Liverpool for the Sea Odyssey Giants

4 departures between 04/10/2018 and 07/10/2018
Arley Hall and Gardens- Christmas

Arley Hall and Gardens for its Christmas Extravaganza

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