Coach Trips

Elite Tickets offers a wide selection of day trips both within the UK and on the continent.

Unless otherwise stated, coach transport for each trip is from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford or Brentwood.

Nostalgic Steam train ride on the Bure Valley Railway
followed by a 2 hour Norfolk Broads Cruise

Saturday 7th September 2019
Adults – £55 | Children (under 16) – £49

After a morning departure from the Essex area, we shall make our way to Aylsham to board the Bure Valley Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride through the picturesque Norfolk countryside on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway. Your destination will be the riverside town of Wroxham at the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

World War II Walking Tour
Plus free time for lunch at St Katharine’s Dock
Saturday 14th September 2019
£45 Per Person

Join us as we take you back in time to one of London’s most defining periods – World War II.

You will learn all about the Blitz and London during the ‘phony war.’ (an 8 month period at the start of WW II. The Phoney period began with the declaration of war by the UK and France against Nazi Germany on 3rd September 1939, and ended with the German invasion of France and the low countries on 10th May 1940).

Picturesque Marlow & Ice Cream Making Experience
Sunday 15th September 2019

£49 Adults | £45 Children 8- 16 years

Marlow is without a doubt one of the loveliest locations on the River Thames, set amongst the rich meadows of the river valley and alongside the woodlands of the Chiltern Hills.

The vibrant Georgian market town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm. The town’s most famous landmark is the suspension bridge which spans the River Thames and joins the counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. The bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark and first opened in 1832 – and was later used as the template for a structure he built to connect Buda and Pest in Hungary.

Marlow has always been known as a fashionable riverside resort and attracted many famous people to the area. Marlow is also home to one of Britain’s most premier rowing clubs which has produced many Olympic oarsmen including Sir Steve Redgrave whose statue stands in Higginson Park.

Take a stroll along the Thames Path and purchase some lunch in one of the many cafes and bistros in town before we make our way to High Wycombe for our Ice Cream making experience !

Upon arrival, you will be whisked away to the “Engine Room” where all the magic happens ! After a brief introduction to the venue and the ‘Engine Room’, the ice cream experience will begin! You will learn how each bit of equipment works and why each piece is so important in the ice cream making journey.

Choose which ice cream flavour you wish to make – with over 20 different flavours to choose from, it’s never an easy decision ! Label your tub, mix your recipe and pour it in to the machine ….. And within 10 minutes, you will be in ice cream heaven !

Your name will be put on your own litre of ice cream and will be placed in the blast freezer – ready for you to take home with you . (please bring an insulated cool bag with you to transport your ice cream home)

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 26 on this trip so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Price includes :

  • Executive return coach travel to Marlow & High Wycombe
  • Departures from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford & Brentwood
  • Time at leisure in the riverside town of Marlow
  • A one hour Ice Cream Making Experience
  • A 1 litre tub of your home-made ice cream to take away with you
  • Free time in High Wycombe
  • A courier on board the coach

£49 Adults

£45 Children 8- 16 years

Thames River Cruise & Royal Greenwich and the spectacular Painted Hall
Sunday 29th September 2019
£49 per person

A wonderful way to spend a Sunday !

After a morning departure from the Essex area, our first stop will be London’s Southbank where there will be free time to enjoy the street artists, visit Gabriel’s Wharf, visit the London Aquarium or London Eye (entrance fees apply) .

Beautiful Bruges
Saturday 5th October 2019
Travelling by Eurotunnel

Join us on this wonderful day out to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges.

Canals and waterways meander under humpbacked bridges, through winding streets of gabled houses to make up this delightful city. Known as the Venice of the North, it is one of the most charming cities in Europe. Stroll through the cobbled streets and grand squares, or alternatively take a horse drawn carriage to see the wonderful sights.

The Making of Harry Potter – Warner Bros Studio Tour London
Sunday 27th October 2019
£69 adults £59 children (5-15 years)

A treat for all Harry Potter fans !

Join us as we enter the spectacular world of Harry Potter, and take a behind-the-scenes look of this worldwide phenomenon. The Harry Potter Studios Tour allows you to enter the enchanting world of one of the most successful film series of all time.

On the tour you will be transported to a magical world filled with special effects, stunning costumes, iconic props, spellbinding creatures and countless surprises from the eight films much loved by young and old !

The tour now includes the Hogwarts Express, Platform 9 ¾, The Forbidden Forest and the fantastic NEW edition – the magnificent Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Marvel at the crystal chandeliers and marble pillars of the grand banking hall and see what treasures are being hidden in the depths of the Lestrange Vault, including the Sword of Gryffindor and one of Voldemort’s horcruxes.

Visit the magnificent Hogwarts Castle Great Hall, explore Dumbledore’s password protected office, the Gryffindor Common Room in Gryffindor Tower, Hagrid’s Hut and the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes shop.

Also see the many iconic props including Harry’s Nimbus 2000, the Sword of Gryffindor and the Sorting Hat or wander down the cobbled Diagon Alley and discover the behind-the-scenes secrets including the breath-taking model of Hogwarts castle used in all eight films to stunning effect.

Step on Platform 9 ¾ to have your photo with the iconic trolley disappearing through the wall before steeping on-board the carriages of the famous Hogwarts Express in the station used in the films and learn how the iconic train scenes were created.

And don’t forget to devour a delicious cup of frothy butterbeer, cast a spell with a magic wand and even take a spin on a broomstick. There’s also an activity passport to keep the kids busy with a golden snitch hunt around the studios.

The price includes :

  • Return coach transfers from the Essex area the Warner Bros. Studios
  • Departures from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford & Brentwood
  • Entry to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Approximately 4 hours free time at the Studios
  • A Tour Manager to escort the trip

VERY Limited availability so please book early !

£69 Adults

£59 Children 5- 15 years

Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair
Saturday 16 Nov 2019
£29.50 per person 

Now in its eighth year, this popular event is widely acknowledged as one of East Anglia’s exceptional Christmas shopping experiences. Whether you’re looking for a special gift, distinctive accessories or unique decorations, you’ll be spoilt for choice….

With beautiful and affordable items you’ll rarely find on the high street, this ever popular Christmas fair offers a great day out for seasonal shopping & Christmas food.  This year the number of  exhibitors has been increased to over 120 inside this magnificent medieval building. The ever popular Festive Food Hall in the 14thCentury Lady Chapel will be offering its usual array of edible delights from local producers and traders. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Cathedral choristers and local performers.

£29.50 per person

Christmas at Blenheim Palace – Illuminated Light Trail and Christmas Market

Sunday 1st December 2019
£55 adults £49 children 5-16 years

Escape the bustle of the high street and soak up the festive atmosphere of Blenheim Palace’s Christmas market – set against the magnificent backdrop of Blenheim Palace. Within wooden chalets, the market is filled with a variety of hand-picked, irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats for foodies. With ceramics, textiles, homewares, leather goods, jewellery, toys, stationery, bags, hats and so much more, it is the perfect place to begin your Christmas shopping.

Afterwards, marvel at the stunning illuminated light trail. The towering Tunnel of Light will twinkle with over 100,000 pea-lights, while the woodland Laser Garden and the scented Fire Garden will return. The Water Terrace light finale dances across the historic façade to much-loved Christmas classics.

Complete your walk under the stars with mulled cider, mulled wine or a hot chocolate*. Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows* and end the evening browsing the well-stocked gift shop in the East Courtyard.

For the young ones in all of us there’s a Victorian carousel*, Helter-skelter* and other family rides* and don’t forget to look out for Father Christmas and his elves along the way. *separate charges apply
*Please note that your ticket does not allow you entrance into the House at Blenheim Palace
The price includes :

  • Return coach transfers from the Essex area to Blenheim Palace
  • Departures from Braintree, Witham, Chelmsford & Brentwood
  • Entrance to the Christmas markets in the grounds of Blenheim Palace
  • A timed entrance to the illuminated light trail
  • Approximately 4 hours free time in the grounds of Blenheim Palace
  • A complimentary hot drink and mince pie
  • A Tour Manager to escort the trip

Limited availability so please book early !

£55 Adults

£49 Children 5- 16 years

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Matinee Performance at 2pm
Limited Availability!

Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.

Treasures of the Golden Pharoah
Friday 10th January 2020 ***NEW DATE***
£49.50 Adults | £47.50 Seniors (over 60)

Including free time in London for Lunch & Sales Shopping !


In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the tomb discovery, the boy King’s priceless tomb artifacts will visit London ONE final time whilst a new permanent resting place is constructed at the Grand Museum in Cairo.

TUTANKHAMUN: The Treasures of the Golden Pharoah – will transport you to Ancient Egypt where you will accompany Tutankhamun on his journey to the afterlife and quest for immortality. Over 150 stunning authentic tomb objects – 60 on display outside Egypt for the first time – showcase the spectacular artistry of the boy King’s 3.300 year old treasure and will dazzle audiences of all ages. This is an absolute must-see cultural event and final opportunity to experience the magic and mystery of Tutankhamun before his treasures return to Egypt forever.

As a tour operator, we have the chance to obtain tickets before they go on general sale to the public

£49.50 Adults

£47.50 Seniors

VE Day Celebrations at Brick Lane Music Hall
Thursday 7th May 2020
2.00pm performance with Afternoon Tea
£69 Per Person

To celebrate one of the most significant moments in British history – join us for a spectacular afternoon of music and entertainment, echoing the sentiment of that joyous day 75 years ago.

Brick Lane Music Hall is a totally unique venue which receives worldwide acclaim and attracts audiences from all over the country to its home in Silvertown in London’s Docklands.