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Our day excursions to towns and cities are a great way to explore locations at your own pace. Why choose Johnsons

'On Location' in Oxford

Increasingly becoming known as a location for many film and TV sets, Oxford attracts a number of visitors who are interested to see where their favourite series or movie was filmed.

Duration 1 Days

Behind The Scenes At The Albert Hall, London

Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is one of London's most iconic music venues. Having hosted performances from Sinatra, The Beatles and Adele as well as being home to the celebrated BBC Proms, the magical Grade I listed building holds stories like no other. On arrival, join the Grand Tour which offers a fascinating journey into the Hall's rich history, astonishing architecture and legendary performances.

Duration 1 Days

Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Hill

A memorable day that commemorates and honours all who served, supported or suffered in the bombing campaigns of WWII. Visit the UK's tallest war memorial - The Spire - which was the last sight of Britain seen by the 58000 names on the surrounding Walls of Names.

Duration 1 Days

Brighton

Stylish Brighton has all the ingredients for seaside fun, from the bustling Palace Pier to a stroll along the prom. Admire the aquatic creatures at the Sea Life Centre or relax on the beach.

Duration 1 Days

Cockney Fun Matinee, East London

Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of top class Cockney entertainment on board the 'Tereza-Joanne' moored in the Royal Docks in London's East End. This beautifully appointed venue has level access to the bar, performance area and dance floor with fantastic city skyline views. Enjoy a warm hearted and fun afternoon with a multi-talented Cockney singer !

Duration 1 Days

Cricket at the Kia Oval with Tour & Afternoon Tea

Sun 19 Aug 2018: A Day Trip to watch the Cricket at the Kia Oval with a tour & Afternoon Tea with Johnsons Coaches

Duration 1 Days

Emmerdale Studio Experience, Leeds

Discover the magic that breathes life into one of Britain's most loved and most enduring TV shows, at the popular Emmerdale Studio Experience. Take an exciting journey behind-the-scenes at the former ITV studios at Burley Road, Leeds. Hear about the production process, see full scale set reconstructions and preserved props and costumes, and learn the secrets behind stunts and special effects on the Fully-Guided Tour.

Duration 1 Days

Gin Lane, London

Discover Georgian London and the history of when the gin craze took hold. Painter William Hogarth created the "Gin Lane" series voicing his concerns regarding the mass consumption of gin in the 1750's. Follow in his footsteps, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, to discover the old haunts depicted in his art.

Duration 1 Days

Harry Potter - Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London

Sat 7 March 2015: A great day out for all the family, if you're a Harry Potter fan - this is a must!

Duration 1 Days

Historic London Attractions Express Excursion

Visit London and see its historic attractions including the iconic landmark building The Shard, which is the highest building in Western Europe, offering a 360 degree view over the city, the Tower Bridge Exhibition, HMS Belfast or the London Dungeon.

Duration 1 Days

Jenkyn's Place Vineyard Tour & Tasting

The day begins in Gunwharf Quays at the harbour front location in the heart of Portsmouth. A leading designer shopping outlet set on the historic waterfront, with over 30 bars, restaurants and coffee shops, it's the ideal place to explore, shop and dine before we take you to our next stop of the day at Jenkyn's Place Vineyard.

Duration 1 Days

Lincoln Express Excursion

Visit Lincoln which is a city, rich in history, combined with shopping, great arts and culture. Start at the top in Castle Square and wander down the cobbled streets enjoying the views along the way.

Duration 1 Days

Liverpool - A Musical History Tour, Merseyside

Liverpool's Albert Dock area offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes and museums, together with many reminders of its past. We start the day with a fascinating boat trip on the River Mersey, followed by free time for lunch. We then join a local guide to commence our on-board Musical History Tour which includes passing the childhood homes of famous stars, pausing at well-known TV and Film locations, as well as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the birth places of The Beatles.

Duration 1 Days

Liverpool Express Excursion

Discover the Albert Dock area offers an interesting array of waterfront shops, cafes together with many reminders of its past. The Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and the 'Beatles Story', a shrine to the legendary pop group, are all found here.

Duration 1 Days

London Canal Museum - King's Cross, London

London's canals have a fascinating past however you may not know that they are linked with the city's ice industry. London Canal Museum is, first and foremost, a water-ways museum where you can learn about the people who lived and worked on the water, the history of the canals, the cargoes carried as well as the horses that helped transport and pull them.

Duration 1 Days

Matlock Bath & Ashbourne Express Excursion

A day out visiting the wonders of Matlock Bath, a historic spa town and the rich heritage of Ashbourne with over 200 listed biuldings

Duration 1 Days

Middleton Hall & Gardens, Warwickshire

Middleton Hall and Gardens is a little-known historic site set on 42 acres of estate. Tour the manor house, which has a history spanning over 900 years and which has been home to many interesting characters including a commander of the Battle of Hastings and a Tudor explorer.

Duration 1 Days

Norwich Express Excursion

Arguably the most complete medieval city in England, Norwich has lots to catch your attention such as the imposing Norman cathedral, Castle Museum, Art Gallery and delightful cobbled streets

Duration 1 Days

Nottingham Express Excursion

A day out visiting the thriving city of Nottingham, famous for the legend of Robin Hood as well as other historic features

Duration 1 Days

Oxford Express Excursion

The world famous city of Oxford has lots to offer visitors from its rich history such as the University, impressive Ashmolean Museum and great shopping and restaurants at its heart

Duration 1 Days

Salford Quays, Manchester Express Excursion

Enjoy the fashionable location of Salford Quays. One can explore Old Trafford, home to Manchester United FC, The Lowry Centre, The Lowry Discount Shopping Outlet, TV Studios and lots more

Duration 1 Days

Shrewsbury & Ludlow Express Excursion

Explore the historic town of Shrewsbury with its Tudor shops and higgledy piggledy streets followed by an afternoon in the thriving fashionable market town of Ludlow

Duration 1 Days

Shrewsbury River Cruise & Guided Tour

The River Severn loop in Shrewsbury is one of the most stunning river journeys in the UK. We join 'Sabrina', a modern day triple deck passenger boat for a forty five minute sailing from the port at Victoria Quay, near the Welsh Bridge, to the English Bridge and back. Our cruise includes live commentary and tea/coffee.

Duration 1 Days

Southport

Live the beach life in Southport; with 22 miles of coastline and plenty of beaches, it's a perfect place to relax and unwind. This classic seaside resort has scenic parks and gardens, fabulous shopping and numerous traditional seaside amusements. Stroll down the award-winning promenade and onto the UK's oldest iron pier and try the old penny slot machines in the Pavilion at the far end.

Duration 1 Days

Steaming through the Cotswolds & Cheltenham

The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway recreates the Golden Age of Steam with an enchanting 28-mile round trip through the Cotswold Hills with glorious views across the Vale of Evesham. Departing from Broadway, we journey via Toddington, Winchcombe, the Greet Tunnel and the Dixton Cutting to Cheltenham Racecourse. Here our coach is waiting to take us into Cheltenham for a few hours before returning to the station for the return journey.

Duration 1 Days

Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth

Sit back, relax and take a nostalgic journey through some of Wales' most spectacular scenery. We travel to Aberystwyth where there is free time for lunch before we board the train and travel through wide open fields, woodland and rugged mountain scenery, climbing to a height of 700ft before arriving at Devils Bridge.

Duration 1 Days

West Bay & Lyme Regis, Dorset

West Bay is a charming fishing village on Dorset's Jurassic Coastline. West Bay has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years while playing host to ITV's smash hit drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. It's not hard to see why the location was chosen -West Bay offers some stunning landscape to explore with breath-taking views from its dramatic coastline.

Duration 1 Days

Whitby Excursion

Whitby's skyline is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey. This traditional maritime town, with its old cobbled streets and alleyways that run down to the bustling quayside, picturesque houses and award winning West Cliff beach lined with traditional huts, make this the perfect place to spend the day.

Duration 1 Days

Windsor Castle, Berkshire

For 900 years, Windsor Castle has been continuously inhabited and has been improved and restored by successive Monarchs. Known as the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, it is, today, one of the official residents of The Queen and her favourite weekend home. Step inside St Georges Chapel, the location of many royal weddings, including Prince Harry to Meghan and Princess Eugenie to Jack.

Duration 1 Days
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