Shopping Trips

Nantwich on market day and Little Moreton Hall

A medieval street pattern 14th century St Mary’s Church, black and white timber-framed buildings and fine Georgian houses, give the market town of Nantwich a charming atmosphere. Little Moreton Hall is possibly the finest example of a timber framed moated black and white Manor House in the country and is set in one and a half acres of Elizabethan-style gardens.

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.

3 departures between 21/10/2017 and 16/12/2017
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)

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.

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.

Barton Grange & Lancaster Canal Cruise

Barton Grange Garden Centre and fish & chips along the Lancaster Canal – Jungle Queen

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.

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.

Bolton Steam Museum

Steaming Day at Bolton Steam Museum, Bolton

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

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

West Didsbury Market

West Disbury Makers Makers, West Didsbury, Manchester

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
Full Day in the Lakes

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

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
Liverpool or the U-Boat Story

Enjoy a day exploring either the Liverpool One shopping centre and Albert Dock, or Liverpool itself before an afternoon visit via the Mersey Tunnel to the U-Boat Story at Woodside.

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.

6 departures between 03/11/2017 and 15/12/2017
Christmas Craft, Cake Show & Hobby Craft at NEC

Cake International, The Stitchjng and Sewing Hobbycraft’s at Christmas /Crafts for Christmas And Art Materials Live at the NEC, Birmingham

Bents Garden Centre at Christmas

Bents Garden Centre for its Christmas Decorations, Leigh nr Wigan

3 departures between 07/11/2017 and 30/11/2017
Caberet at the Lowry

‘Cabaret’ at the Lowry Theatre, Salford

Lancaster & The Barn at Scorton

Lancaster and Afternoon Tea at The Barn at Scorton

Gibbon Bridge Lunch, Chipping & Clitheroe

Lunch at the Gibbon Bridge, Chipping and a Visit to Clitheroe

Manchester's German Christmas Market

Manchester for its German Christmas Market

9 departures between 11/11/2017 and 17/12/2017
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.

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
John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Cheadle

Our first port of call is John Lewis, one of the most famous and largest department stores in the North West and where you can spend all day or depart at 1pm and travel down the road to huge out of town Marks & Spencer.

Chester for its Christmas Market

Chester for its Christmas Market

3 departures between 16/11/2017 and 04/12/2017
Harrogate for Christmas Shopping

Harrogate for Christmas Shopping

2 departures on 16/11/2017 and 18/11/2017
War Horse at the Liverpool Empire in 2017

With time for lunch and shopping, we take you to the Liverpool Empire for the matinee performance of the War Horse. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama.

3 departures between 16/11/2017 and 25/11/2017
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.

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 21/11/2017 and 03/01/2018
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
Harrogate for Shopping & Knitting/Stitching

Harrogate for Shopping or for the Knitting and Stitching Show

2 departures on 23/11/2017 and 25/11/2017
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 24/11/2017 and 12/12/2017
Tatton Park Christmas Mansion and Fair

Tatton Park's Christmas Mansion and Gift Fair

2 departures on 24/11/2017 and 26/11/2017
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!

Crazy for You at the Opera, Manchester

‘Crazy for You’ at the Manchester Opera House. Manchester

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
Southport and Christmas Memories Show

Southport and the Christmas Memories Show with Lunch or Shopping in Southport.

'Last Night of the Proms' at the Bridgewater Hall

'Last Night of the Christmas Proms' at the Bridgewater Hall

Guys and Dolls at Royal Exchange Manchester

‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Viennese Celebration at the Bridgewater Hall

Viennese Celebration' - Halle at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Glen Miller Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall

Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Manchester & Halle Orchestra

Manchester ‘Halle Concert’ at the Bridgewater Hall

Wicked at the Liverpool Empire Theatre

Retelling the stories and characters created by LFrank Baum, in the Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely, but profound friendship of two girls who meet as sorcery students this show should not be missed.

2 departures on 14/03/2018 and 21/03/2018

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Turkey & Tinsel in Caernarfon

Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/11/2017

Drams and Dances in Oban

Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/11/2017

Morecambe Mistletoe and Wine

Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 17/11/2017

Holme Lacy House Hotel - Warners

Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/11/2017

Edinburgh Xmas Markets

Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 20/11/2017

Beautiful Bath & Bristol's Christmas Market's

Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 24/11/2017

Criccieth Variety Break2017

Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/11/2017

Turkey and Tinsel on the Roman Way

Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/11/2017

Christmas at Kew & Windsor in Winter

Duration: 3 Days
Departure Date: 01/12/2017

Grassington Dickensian Festival & Yuletide Skipton

Duration: 2 Days
Departure Date: 09/12/2017
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