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 Ingatestone.
Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
and the Orchid Festival
Friday 16th February 2024
£55 per person
Join us on our day trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Kew contains the most diverse collection of living plants of any botanic garden in the world. The collection contains plants from tropical, temperate, arid and alpine climates, which are grown out in the gardens and in controlled conditions within glasshouses and nurseries. We shall visit when The Orchid Festival will be taking place – a truly amazing spectacle.
Royal Leamington Spa & A guided tour of
The National Breeding Centre for the Guide Dogs for the Blind
Monday 19th February 2024
Join us on this exciting day out to Royal Leamington Spa and the National Breeding Centre for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
After a morning departure from Essex, we shall head to Royal Leamington Spa where there will be time for lunch and some shopping. Wide boulevards, Georgian and Edwardian architecture and expansive, award-winning parks provide a sophisticated backdrop to this Regency shopping paradise. Leamington town centre combines a treasure-trove of independent, specialist boutiques with all the national chains you would expect to find in a large city and a fine choice of restaurants .
Legal London Tour
Wednesday 8th May 2024
£65 per person
Join us on this fascinating day out in London.
The Legal London tour is an award winning tour that won the Best Historical tour operator in the 2021 Southern Enterprise Awards and Best Legal tour in London 2023.
The tour is taken by a former crime reporter, who has the inside knowledge of over 25 years covering both the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) and the Old Bailey. It starts at the Royal Courts of Justice, a stunning historical building where some of the country’s most significant legal judgements are made.
Beautiful Stamford, Lincolnshire
With 1 hour guided tour
Friday 10th May 2024
£49.50 per person
Stamford is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers – Stamford was used as Meryton in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film and has also appeared in Middlemarch, The Da Vinci Code, the Golden Bowl, and, more recently, The Crown. It’s no wonder that visitors come from far and wide to experience Stamford’s charm, character and outstanding shopping and restaurants. Stamford was proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as “the finest stone town in England”.
OLD BAILEY INSIGHT TOUR
Wednesday 15th May 2024
£65 per person
Join us on this fascinating tour to London, where you will learn about the history of the Old Bailey and get the opportunity to visit one of the public galleries in the Old Bailey.
Upon arrival in London, our tour starts in a pub, opposite the Old Bailey in Newgate Street where all customers have a choice of coffee/ tea, plus a biscuit. As part of the tour you will be able to visit an original Newgate prison cell that now forms part of the pub’s cellar.
A Summer’s Day in Rye
A Medieval Gem in East Sussex
Saturday 22nd June 2024
£34.50 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.
Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
Sunday 7th July 2024
£69 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 2024
Summertime in Henley
Saturday 20th July 2024
£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.
Highclere Castle & Gardens
Thursday 8th August 2024
£57.50 per person
Join us on this fascinating day out to Highclere Castle in Berkshire to visit the Castle and Gardens.
Fans of period dramas will love this excursion to Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle. This incredible Grade I listed building is waiting to share hundreds of years of history with you.
The first written records of the estate date back to 749 when an Anglo-Saxon King granted the estate to the Bishops of Winchester. Bishop William of Wykeham built a beautiful medieval palace and gardens in the park. Later on, in 1679, the palace was rebuilt as Highclere Place House when it was purchased by Sir Robert Sawyer, the direct ancestor of the current Earl of Carnarvon.