Day Excursions 2022

You can book and pay for your day trip online. Please confirm your chosen departure point in the additional information on the checkout page. You will receive a transaction receipt for your payment to the email address you provided. We will then contact you to finalise and confirm your booking during office hours Monday to Friday 9-5pm and make arrangements to send your travel documents.

Departures From

Lutterworth, Wycliffe Rooms

Market Harborough, Market Hall

Rugby, North Street

Rugby, Sainsburys Bus Stop (south), Dunchurch Road

Broughton Astley, Red Admiral

Broughton Astley, Orchard Road

Narborough, Catholic Church

Whetstone, Londis Shop

Blaby, Drop-in Centre, Welford Road

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December 2021
Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Bath at Christmas

Explore historic Bath the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  There is a wealth of things to see and do. Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel and highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus.  This year Bath will be decorating the city with a festive illumination trail and a Victorian carousel for Christmas.  There will be stalls selling festive food and drink and street enterainment and carol singing.  Bath is a beautiful city to visit at any time of the year but is truely magical at Christmas time!

£32.00
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Mystery Tour with Lunch

Book your seats on our festive Mystery Tour with a lunch included.  Sit back and enjoy a scenic countryside tour before stopping at a mystery location for lunch.  A chance to catch-up and socialise with friends in a relaxed and friendly festive atmosphere.

£25.00 FULLY BOOKED
January 2022
Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Winter in Bloom

Enjoy a visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens where you can explore the wonderful glasshouses from the exotic tropical house through to the subtropical, Mediterranean and arid houses.  These stunning gardens have the feel of a Victorian public park set in 15 acres of landscaped greenery with its own bandstand.

Join the guided tour, Winter in Bloom (weather dependent), to discover the colourful and sweet-scented plants around the garden including Christmas Box, Daphne, Viburnun, Witch Hazel and Camellia.

Facilities at the gardens include a tearoom which servcs morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea, there is also a gift shop and garden centre to browse around.

£32.00 Includes Admission
February 2022
Friday, February 18th, 2022

Welford Park, Newbury – Snowdrops

Enjoy a wonderful walk around the grounds of Welford Park, home of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in the Lambourn Valley, one of the most prolific areas for snowdrops and marvel at the magnificent displays.  Collected over a 20 year period, there are 150 different cultivars spread around the gardens.  Wrap up warm for a stroll along the River Lambourn to see the spectacular sight of the snowdrop carpet through the beech woods.

Hot food and drinks are available to purchase from the heated marquee or from the shepherd’s hut through out the day.

£36.00 Includes Admission
March 2022
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Kew Gardens – Orchid Festival

Now in its 26th year, Kew Garden’s annual festival, Orchids, will be celebrating the rich and colourful culture and biodiversity of Costa Rica for 2022.  Escape the UK’s dreary winter weather and step inside a glasshouse filled with vibrant horticultural displays and animated soundscapes, transporting you to the tropics of Central America, you are sure to be inspired by the flora and fauna.

There is so much to see and learn about at Kew with over 50,000 plants across this UNESCO World Heritage site. Kew is an interesting place to visit at any time of the year but the Orchid Festival is definitely one of the highlights of what it has to offer.  A wonderful opportunity to view the amazing orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

£45.00 Includes Admission
Sunday, March 20th, 2022

Thriplow Daffodils & Country Fair

Every year the village of Thriplow puts on a charity event to celebrate their daffodils with over 100 different varieties on show.  The displays all around the village are a stunning sight to behold.  Join us for an enjoyable day out to view the daffodils and spend time at Thriplow country and vintage fair where you can browse around over 100 stalls.  Check out the blacksmiths at work in the Smithy and be entertained by the merry Morris dancers.  Then why not recharge at Taste for Thriplow for street food, a beer or enjoy hot drinks and homemade cakes at the Village Tearooms.

With live music being played all around the village this is the perfect day to enjoy some springtime cheer.

£36.00 Includes Admission
Friday, March 25th, 2022

Stamford, Lincolnshire – Market Day

Explore the quaint passageways, main thoroughfares and market squares of this bustling market town with a unique blend of history, niche shopping and Georgian architecture.  Stamford has a thriving high street with coffee shops, retailers and restaurants to tempt you and has a reputation for good food.  Our visit is on market day when the town has a street market selling local produce.  This is one of the finest Georgian stone towns in England and has featured in film and television productions such as Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch and the Da Vinci Code.

£27.00
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Port Sunlight Museum and Tour

Join us on a visit to this beautiful industrial worker’s village and award-winning tourist attraction.  Your day will include a guided coach tour run by experienced and knowledgeable Blue Badge Guides and Port Sunlight Tour Guides upon arrival.  As you tour the village you will view the tree lined vistas and landscapes, outstanding architecture and see village life.  Then discover all that Port Sunlight has to offer with a visit to the Port Sunlight Museum, step back in time at the Edwardian Worker’s Cottage, a village home brought to life with period artefacts and a look at how soap gets made at the SoapWorks.  The gift shop offers an exclusive range of soap including Sunlight, Lifebuoy and Vinolia, the perfect souvenir and the smell of a bygone era.

£40.00
April 2022
Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Springfields Festival Gardens & Shopping Outlet

This excursion gives you the opportunity to visit the Festival Gardens in Spalding to admire the spring bulbs or to indulge in some retail therapy at the shopping outlet and garden centre – or why not do both!

During the Springtime the Gardens feature a magnificent display of daffodils, tulips and other bulbs celebrating the gardens close links to the bulb industry, you can also enjoy the show style gardens designed by Kim Wilde, Chris Bearshaw and Stephen Woodhams.

At the shopping outlet there are cafes, restaurants, shops including M & S and Next outlets and Joules as well as a home and garden centre for you to browse at your leisure.

£29.00
Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Historic York – Free to Explore

Imagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries.  York is home to museums, galleries, iconic historic buildings such as the Minster and many other hidden gems to discover.  Step off the beaten track and delve deeper into the city’s ancient past. There is so much to see, do and discover in York.

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you have to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£32.00
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Southend-on-Sea – Free to Explore

One of the highlights when exploring Southend must be a visit to the world’s longest pleasure pier which has its own small train to transport you along it should you wish, as well as crazy golf, a museum and the RNLI station. Southend is a traditional seaside town with a long and rich history. As well as long sandy beaches the town has lots to do from museums, parks and gardens to amusements and the Sealife Adventure Aquarium.

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you have to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£32.00
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Beth Chatto’s Plants & Gardens

Beth Chatto OBE was an award-winning plants woman, author and lecturer and winner of 10 gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show in the 70s and 80s. She started her work at the Gardens in 1960. She took an overgrown wasteland of brambles, parched gravel and boggy ditches, transforming it using plants adapted by nature to thrive in different conditions: right plant, right place. An inspirational, informal garden has developed.

7.5 acres of garden, based on ecological planting include a gravel garden, water garden, reservoir garden, scree garden and a woodland garden all ready to burst into life during our late spring visit.  There will also be an opportunity to browse around the plant nursery and gift shop and to purchase some refreshments in the tearooms.

£43.00
May 2022
Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Portsmouth – Free to Explore

This excursion takes you for a day out to explore Portsmouth, a fantastic waterfront city. With drop-offs at Gunwharf Quays for the shops, eateries and the Spinnaker Tower or Portsmouth’s historic dockyard to discover naval history on a journey through time.

(Admission to attractions not included).

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you need to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£34.00
Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world.  Since its foundation, the Garden has provided a beautiful place for everybody to enjoy and benefit from – a series of wonderful landscapes through which to discover the drama of plant diversity. From tropical glasshouses to British wildflowers across the 40 acre landscape, a real treat for plant and garden lovers.  The gardens also have a shop to browse around and a café to purchase refreshments.

£34.00
Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Cambridge – Free to Explore

The university city of Cambridge has one of the most impressive collections of museums and galleries in the country housing world-class collections of art and antiquities and many are free to enter.  Cambridge is a beautiful city of history and culture with stunning architecture and the beautiful River Cam to enjoy.  There is a whole range of places to eat and drink and many independent shops and boutiques to wander around.

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you need to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£27.00
Monday, May 16th, 2022

Cromford Mills & Matlock Bath

This excursion to the Peak District starts with a visit to Cromford Mills, the birthplace of the modern factory system and home to the world’s first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill. In the visitor centre you can discover what happened to the site after it finished spinning cotton in the 1840s and the life of the mills since then, including the restoration challenge faced by the Arkwright Society to bring the buildings back into use and create the heritage attraction you can see today.  There are a few little independent shops to browse around as well as a café and coffee shop.

We then head off for a visit to Matlock Bath, set in the beautiful gorge of the river Derwent, with attractive riverside gardens, wooded hillsides and rocky limestone crags. A popular tourist destination since the late 17th Century when the spa waters were discovered, its’ heyday was in Victorian, times when it became known as “Little Switzerland” by the poet, Lord Byron.

£29.00
Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House sits within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and has been home to the Lansdowne family since 1754.  The house hosts a wealth of unique art and antiques with many historical treasures. Nearly 300 years of amazing artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.

The grounds and gardens are regarded as being one of the best preserved examples of a ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Bowood is also recognised for its award-winning walled garden, an Italian-inspired terrace garden, an ever-changing herbaceous border.  The Woodland Gardens covers over 30 acres, this garden is an oasis of bluebells, azaleas, magnolias, and rhododendrons and is only open for 6 weeks during May and early June.

£48.00 Includes admission
Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Hunstanton – Free to Explore

The elegant resort of Hunstanton, famous for its striped cliffs, is a seaside town that was purposely-built in 1846 and still retains its Victorian charms to this day.  With all the usual favourites like crazy golf and pitch and putt the town also boasts a promenade to stroll along, tranquil gardens to relax in and an excellent beach with rock pools to explore.

This excursion is part of our Free to Explore range, so you don’t have the stress of driving or the worry about parking, all you need to do is decide what to do when you get there.

£32.00
Gift Vouchers

Gift Voucher £10

Treat someone you love to the gift of travel by coach.  Swift Valley Coach Travel gift vouchers can be redeemed against day excursions and holidays from our scheduled programme.  We’ll send you, your vouchers along with our latest brochure so that the recipient of your gift can book onto a trip of their choice.

£10.00

Gift Voucher £25

Treat someone you love to the gift of travel by coach.  Swift Valley Coach Travel gift vouchers can be redeemed against day excursions and holidays from our scheduled programme.  We’ll send you, your vouchers along with our latest brochure so that the recipient of your gift can book onto a trip of their choice.

£25.00

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