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If you enjoy our day trips, then you'll love our Short Breaks! These popular two and three day breaks offer great choice and variety to the best of the UK & Europe by Coach. Why choose Johnsons

A Concert of Remembrance Great Break

A Grand Concert on the Saturday before Remembrance Day to pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. After dining in the hotel join us in the 'Orchard Theatre' for a glorious show featuring the music and artists of the war years. This Great Break visits the National Memorial Arboretum and also introduces us to the remarkable story of King Richard III.

Duration 2 Days

Blackpool Illuminations Great Break

Sunday 22 to Monday 23 September 2019 : Blackpool is Britain's favourite holiday resort - bright and bustling - with non-stop fun. Famous for its "Golden Mile". There is seven miles of wide sandy beach to enjoy. Famous for its Illuminations, from the beginning of September to November, when over half a million light bulbs decorate the promenade which is dominated by the 518 foot Tower - It is a sight not to be missed!

Duration 2 Days

Brend Hotels - A Scenic North Devon Great Break

Fri 31 Jan to Sun 2 Feb 2020: Welcome to the prestigious Brend hotels. From the moment you arrive you are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes, luxury accommodation and personal service of the highest quality. We stay in Barnstaple.

Duration 3 Days

Christmas at Chatsworth Great Break

Christmas is a wonderful time in the Peak District and Derbyshire; the air is fresher, hot chocolate in a village café tastes better and the shops and markets are filled with potential presents and festive cheer!

Duration 3 Days

Christmas at Kew Gardens & Waddesdon Manor

Take an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland with Christmas at Kew, the popular after-dark Christmas event that offers a fantastic display of more than 60,000 lights set around the garden.

Duration 2 Days

Edinburgh City Break by Air

22 November 2019 - 24 November 2019: A 2 night coach holiday to Edinburgh staying at the Ibis Royal Mile Edinburgh Hotel. This tour includes; 2 nights bed and breakfast, coach transfers, and free parking at Johnsons Coaches.

Duration 3 Days

History & Heritage in Shropshire Great Break

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Church Stretton & Powis Castle

Duration 2 Days

Keswick & the Lake District 2019

The breathtaking scenery of the Lake District exerts a special fascination, with its beautiful combination of rugged crags and tranquil lakes. Our break will be centred on the busy Lakeland resort and old market town of Keswick.

Duration 2 Days

Liverpool & Historic Chester Great Break

Sunday 16 to Monday 17 February 2020: A terrific weekend away as we enjoy the historic appeal of Chester, along with the fabulous city attractions of Liverpool. All combined with outstanding hotel accommodation for a wonderful two day break.

Duration 2 Days

Longleat 'Festival of Light' Great Break

This wonderful pre-Christmas break combines great shopping opportunities with a touch of history in Bath and a visit to one of the country's best-loved stately homes to enjoy the Festival of Light.

Duration 2 Days

Sidmouth & Clarks Village at Street Great Break

This new Great Break is based in the popular seaside resort of Sidmouth - Known as the 'Jewel of the Jurassic Coast', this lovely unspoilt resort, with Regency architecture, elegant promenade and red sandstone cliffs, overlooks the waters of Lyme Bay, on a stretch of World Heritage coastline.

Duration 2 Days

Stonehenge & Bath Great Break

Sun 2 to Mon 3 Feb 2020: Explore one of the world’s most mysterious monuments and one of the most romantic cities in England on this new two day Great Break to Stonehenge and Bath. Investigate the stone circle on Salisbury Plain, and stroll the Georgian streets of Bath.

Duration 2 Days

The Thursford Christmas Spectacular Great Break

Sunday 17 to Monday 18 November 2019: The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain. Come and experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment, with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, and more!

Duration 2 Days

Tina Turner the Musical & Overnight Break, London

Join us for an overnight stay in London to see the hottest West-End show right now - Tina Turner! From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner didn't just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

Duration 2 Days

Tina Turner The Musical with Overnight in London

Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th February 2020: Join us for an overnight stay in London to see the hottest West-End show right now - Tina Turner! From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner didn't just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

Duration 2 Days

Wake Up at the Waldorf Great Break

Sunday 19th to Monday 20th January 2020: Enjoy the wonderful experience of staying at this 5-star iconic hotel – Situated on the verdant, tree-lined thoroughfare of Aldwych, The Waldorf Hilton hotel enjoys a fabulous Covent Garden location in the heart of London’s theatre district.

Duration 2 Days

Winchester & Portsmouth Festival of Christmas

Transport yourself on a journey through time to experience a day out, Victorian-style, at the annual Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Duration 2 Days

York & Castle Howard Great Break

The magnificent City of York has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. The walls surrounding the city are some of the finest and most complete in England, still retaining all four of their impressive gateways into the city.

Duration 3 Days
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