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.
Summertime in Henley
Saturday 19th June 2021
£35.00 per person
Henley on Thames is one of the most beautiful towns in England, recently voted by The Times as one of the best places to live in the English countryside and a regular winner of RHS Britain in Bloom medals.
Henley’s riverside location, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields, lends itself to relaxation, long lunches and quirky shopping. There’s a pub where Charles I drank, a Chantry house, a butcher that smokes his own meat and independent shops offering a personal touch.
Friday 25th June 2021
Just £45.00 per person
PLUS FREE TIME IN LONDON
After a morning departure from the Essex area there will be approximately 3 hours free time in Covent Garden – time to browse the designer shops, the World famous market and enjoy a leisurely lunch ! It is then just a short walk to the exhibition.
Previously seen by over 750,000 people in Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland, Toronto, Miami, Gothenburg and Sydney, THE ART OF BANKSY is the new simply-can’t-miss exhibition showcasing one of the world’s most provocative and important living artists, providing ‘a welcome reminder of the explosive impact of Banksy’s works.’ (Time Out)
Saturday 10th July 2021
£35.00 per person
Join us on our day trip to the beautiful town of Royal Windsor.
Crowned by stunning Windsor Castle – and linked by the beautiful River Thames, Royal Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun.
Windsor is a town full of history and charm as you will discover when you visit. The town is dominated by Windsor Castle which is over 900 years old and the largest inhabited castle in the world !
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Sunday 11th July 2021
£59.50 Per Person
A wonderful summer’s day out packed with gardening inspiration, stunning floral displays and workshops in the majestic setting of Hampton Court Palace Gardens.
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival brings a celebration of summer colour, gardening inspiration and beautiful blooms to one of the UK’s most iconic palaces in July 2021.
TOM JONES LIVE – AT NEWMARKET RACES
FRIDAY 23rd JULY 2021
£75 per person
The price includes luxury coach travel from Essex
and a ticket to the Premier Enclosure* for both the racing and the concert
Newmarket Nights allow you to enjoy a unique evening of racing followed by a concert in this incredible and beautiful setting.
As he celebrates a landmark 80th birthday this summer, Tom will be returning to Newmarket Nights where he’ll be performing hits from his huge repertoire, spanning genres and generations including ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual’.
A Summer’s Day in Picturesque Marlow
with Thames cruise
Sunday 25th July 2021
£45 Per Person
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.
The Royal Courts of Justice & Covent Garden
Friday 6th August 2021
£49.50 per person
This imposing Victorian Gothic building was opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. It houses the nation’s main civil courts. The Royal Courts of Justice (“the Law Courts”) were built in the nineteenth century to group together all superior courts associated with non-criminal cases. Currently there are 60 courts in use, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Crown Court.
A Summer’s Day in Rye
A Medieval Gem in East Sussex
Saturday 14th August 2021
£32.50 per person
Perched on a hill, the medieval town of Rye is the sort of place you thought existed only in your imagination. Almost suspended in time, Rye’s unhurried atmosphere and enchanting streets draw visitors with their warm welcome. It’s small enough to make you feel at home almost straight away but holds enough secret treasures to entice you to stay longer.
Sunday 15th August 2021
£35 Per Person
Wells is one of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk Coast. From the long sweeping beach bordered by pine woodland, along the gentle harbour with small fishing boats and children fishing for crabs, past the independent shops on Staithe Street, to the tree-lined park with its fine Georgian houses, quiet pubs and restaurants – Wells is an unspoiled seaside destination, waiting to be discovered.
Historic Tour of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
followed by guided tour of London & Champagne
Friday 20th August 2021
Just £65 per person
After a mid morning departure from the Essex area, we shall take you to Covent Garden where there will be free time for shopping and lunch before we transport you by coach to the stunningly beautiful St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
An architectural masterpiece, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, and described by many as the most romantic building in London. It took a decade of restoration to uncover this Victorian masterpiece, which originally opened in 1873 to accommodate rail travellers through the St. Pancras Rail Station.
Newbury, Berkshire with horse drawn canal boat trip on the Kennet Canal
Saturday 21st August 2021
£49 for adults
£45 for seniors & children under 16 years
After a morning departure from the Essex area, we shall make our way to the charming historic market town of Newbury. Set along the banks of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, Newbury has a fresh, rural atmosphere combined with great shopping facilities and attractions. There are also a great selection of cafes, restaurants & pubs in the town where you can purchase some lunch.
The countryside surrounding Newbury is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Kennet and Avon Canal runs right through the district from the outskirts of Reading to Hungerford. Newbury is also home to a top class racecourse as well as being home to the country’s finest racing stables.
Scenic Cruising Along the Norfolk Broads
Sunday 22nd August 2021
£45 Adults / £42.50 Seniors
Join us on this coach trip to the picturesque village of Horning on the Norfolk Broads. Horning is a delightful waterside broadland village and if you only visit one Broadland village, then Horning has to be that one ! The village lines the northern bank of the River Bure, stretching for about a mile, and has many waterside properties (best viewed from a boat). There are waterside pubs, shops, restaurant, tea-rooms, boat trips and other attractions to enjoy.
A Summer’s Day in Thorpeness & Aldeburgh
Saturday 28th August 2021
£32.50 per person
Join us on this delightful day out to the Suffolk Coast !
The small village of Thorpeness is dominated by the Meare, which is open all year round and bears witness to the village’s fantastical past. Thorpeness was the dream of wealthy Scottish barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie. Originally a fishing hamlet called Thorpe in what would later be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it was seen by Ogilvie as the perfect place to create an adult playground for his family and friends. Once complete, he renamed it Thorpeness to distinguish it from all the other Thorpes in East Anglia, and one of the most unique villages in the country was born.
A Guided Tour of the Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Sunday 29th August 2021
£75 per person
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY !
We are very privileged to be able to offer an exclusive small group tour of the Royal Gardens at Highgrove, led by one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s expert guides.
Highgrove is the private residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Since 1980 when the Prince of Wales first arrived at Highgrove, His Royal Highness has devoted much energy to transforming the gardens around the house, which are renowned as some of the most inspiring and innovative in the United Kingdom. The Royal Gardens at Highgrove are open for small group guided tours on selected dates between May and August each year.
Historic Town of Battle, Vineyard Tour
with Wine Tasting and Cream Tea
Saturday 11th September 2021
£59 per person
Our first stop will be at the attractive town of Battle, which gets it name from the Battle of Hastings, fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror in 1066. It is said that William vowed that should he win the battle he would build an abbey. The abbey was built between 1070 and 1094, and the high altar is believed to have been placed on the spot where Harold fell. Today the Abbey ruins and the battlefield are cared for by English Heritage and are well worth a visit (entrance fees apply). The imposing Abbey gatehouse built circa 1338 can be seen as you look down the length of the High Street.
and optional canal boat cruise along Regents Canal
Sunday 12th September 2021
£29.50 adults – £25 children
£45 adults – £32.50 children
(With 1 ½ hour canal boat cruise)
Camden is known for its avant garde fashion designers, cutting edge musicians, talented artists and craftsmen, exciting clubs and music venues but, above all, it is known for its markets. Each weekend people descend on the markets to browse and shop or just hang out, soak up the atmosphere and meet friends in the many local bars and restaurants.
Tour of Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery
plus free time beforehand for lunch in Winchester
Friday 8th October 2021
£59 per person
Join us on this exciting excursion to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Hampshire – with free time in the beautiful City of Winchester for lunch beforehand.
After a morning departure by coach from the Essex area, we shall take you to the City of Winchester, which is also the County town of Hampshire.
Popular for its bustling shopping streets, Winchester is most well known for its eleventh century Cathedral and for the Great Hall which for over 700 years has housed the mysterious Round Table.
The Norfolk Lights Express
Saturday 20th November 2021
Just £55.00 per person (adult or child)
Join us on this magical festive day out to Norfolk.
After departing the Essex area early afternoon, we shall stop en route at Fakenham for a short break before heading to our final destination in Sheringham.
Departing Sheringham under the cover of darkness, The Norfolk Lights Express – fully decorated with multi-coloured lights, will steam it’s way through the countryside between Sheringham and Holt.