Day Trips By Coach Near Me

coach driving on hill

Looking for the ‘Best Day Trips By Coach Near Me‘? Well, you’ve landed in the right place! If you are looking for a faff-free holiday where all you have to do is turn up, then coach holidays are definitely for you.

In this article, we’ve found everything from coach trips with sailing activities in the Lake District to cosmopolitan affairs with free travel to London’s West End theatre and so much more! We even have some coastal escapes and haunting history tours thrown into the mix as well!

But before we get into our top picks, let’s explore why people love coach trips so much…

Why should I book a coach holiday/coach day trip?

Coach trips are much loved holidays for all age groups and that’s because they include transport, accommodation, meals, and sightseeing trips all at one budget price! They are helpful services that take the stress out of researching things to do. Whether you are planning a Bank Holiday city excursion or a 5-day trip by the coast, coach day trip experiences are meticulously planned so that you get to see and experience the best of everything in your chosen location. 

With that being said, not all coach trips have a strict schedule with some companies offering slots for ‘free time‘. This means you can create your own adventure for the day and explore your surroundings.

There is a wide range of day trips by coach in the UK, with varied routes to the best theme parks, city shopping trips, holiday resorts, coastal tours, mystery tours, coach tours around iconic landmarks, and of course to major events like football and horse racing.

Are you ready to be inspired? Unlock lots of fun day trip ideas and find cheap day trips by a coach near you, starting now…

Coach Trips Near Me in Scotland

Isle of Skye and The Highlands with Highland Explorer Tours

Isle of Skye and The Highlands with Highland Explorer Tours

It’s no secret Scotland offers some of the most stunning landscapes in the whole of the UK, particularly in The Highlands. That’s where the Highland Explorer Tours come in…

Sail the seas and drive through the highlands on an air-conditioned midi-coach. This 3-day journey includes 2 nights in bed & breakfast accommodation, daily breakfasts (with vegetarian food options), and a guidebook to follow while you trek and explore every moss-covered landscape and body of water that the Highlands has to offer.

You’ll get the chance to spot the Loch Ness Monster, learn about the ancient tales of the Isle of Skye, and you’ll get to board the Jacobite Steam Train – as seen on Harry Potter! The magic doesn’t stop there, with a trip to Eilean Donan on the cards, you’ll be bowled over with all the magnificent sights it has to offer.

This family tour is aimed at people aged 5 years+ and is a great way to spend your bank holiday weekend or UK staycation.

Opening Times

Please check the website for available trips - they are running throughout the whole of 2023!

Pricing

From £219

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Robert the Bruce statue

1-Day Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Scottish heroes from William Wallace to Robert the Bruce. Get your teeth into gritty history learning about the most famous battles and sacrifices that shaped the future of Scotland.

The trip’s other highlights include a trip to the magnificent Stirling Castle, the breathtaking highland loch and of course the chance to sample some of Scotland’s finest whisky – not for you though kids, come back when you’re 18!

If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to explore Scotland’s ancient history and culture then this tour is the creme de la creme!

Opening Times

Tours are available every day all year round. Coaches depart at 8:30am and return at 6:30pm.

Pricing

Adults £49–£55
Students £46–£53
NHS £46–£53
Children £44–£49

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Coach Trips Near Me in Northern Ireland

Giant's causeway in the sunset

Game of Thrones Tour, McComb's Coach Tours

Raise your hand if you like niche coach experiences. Now raise them again if you love all things Game of Thrones... Do you see where we are going with this? With both hands in the air, climb aboard the Game of Thrones Tour!

Feel as if you are one of Daenarys’ dragons, swooping from Westeros to Winterfell, soaking up every magnificent sight imaginable on the Game of Thrones Tour in Northern Ireland. Not only will you hit all the top Game of Thrones locations like the Dark Hedges, Cushendun Caves, Giant’s Causeway, and Carnlough, but you will board coaches that the cast and directors used while making the series!

Sit on the Iron Throne at lunch, recreate the scene of Arya’s escape in the Dark Hedges and run wild on UNESCO world heritage sites that are also featured in the HBO series. It’s an exquisite award-winning tour for super fans and families who want to try something different.

Opening Times

The tour is available all year round.

Pricing

Child £20 (under 12 years only)

Adult £30

Family £90

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Coach Trips Near Me in the North East

York

East Yorkshire & York Explorer Weekend

All aboard a quintessential trip to York? York is known for its maze of medieval streets and quirky English attractions. York is also one of the top UK destinations that tourists flock to each year, and it’s not hard to see why…

There are so many fascinating pockets of history to explore through every snickleway and 2000-year-old Gothic hall, from the Romans to the Vikings, this city has seen a lot! Today there the 13th-century timbered streets remain but they are filled with exuberant shops, Michelin star restaurants and there is a world-famous racecourse nearby too!

On this excursion, you’ll see the market town of Beverly and explore all the quaint shops and restaurants the city has to offer! Families or couples that love history and culture should book this coach travel trip! You’ll get many opportunities to learn, shop, and inject some culture into your holiday.

Wondering where you’ll stop? For 3 nights you’ll get to rest up in a lovely hotel that serves a cracking English Breakfast in the mornings and a delicious meal in the evenings – all included in your ticket price!

There are multiple pick-up points along the way starting in Swansea and ending in Gloucester – then the tour begins!

View the pickup points itinerary here.

Opening Times

9th June 2023 - see website for future dates.

Pricing

4 days cost £269

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Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

Northumberland & Hadrian's Wall

Uncover every cobblestone of the North on the Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall coach holiday tour.  Visit hidden gems and unearth Roman Britain. Travel back in time with a trip to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island or stay in the present and have fun in the popular city of Newcastle.

This tour is most suited to families who love rich history and are curious about undiscovered parts of the UK. It’s also something fun to do for couples who want to create new experiences together.

This 5-day tour includes 4 nights at a hotel with English Breakfast and evening meals. You will also get a guided tour of Hadrian’s Wall and entry to the Vindolonda Roman Fort Museum. Expect the unexpected with an excursion to the mystical holy land of Lindisfarne! And what’s more? your ticket will also include entry to the majestic Bamburgh Castle!

There are multiple pick-up points along the way starting in Swansea and ending in Gloucester – then the tour begins!

View the coach pickup points here.

Opening Times

Coach tours start on 29th May 2023

Pricing

5 days cost £369

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Coach Trips Near Me in the North West

Lake District

Sailing, Steaming and Dreaming in the Lake District

If you are looking for a sign to visit the Lake District this is it! This tour offers heaps of adventure, trekking through land and water to witness the beauty that has inspired artists and poets for hundreds of years…

The Lake District has a bewitching charm on those who visit and on this tour, you will get to see everything in the 5 days you are travelling. Day one of the tour is for chilling and getting to know your surrounding area. Day two, however, is full of adventure! You’ll get to travel across the Sharp Fells to Kendal, Windermere Village, and Kirkstone Pass (a rugged pathway) and then you will board a steamer for a cruise across Ullswater in Glenridding.

On Days 3,4,5, you’ll get to get to sail the day away more Winderemere cruises, board the Haverthwaite Railway and do something out of the ordinary like the goat minibus excursion!

Breakfast and dinner are also included in your luxury coach travel holiday alongside 3 nights of hotel entertainment, home pickup and entry to all of the attractions we just listed!

Opening Times

26 – 30 June 2023

Monday – Friday

Pricing

5 days from £579

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Samlesbury Hall

Witches and Waterways, Lancashire

ver fancied a spellbinding tour that explores ancient crimes, witch trials and mass hysteria? If you like captivating crime stories and or like to unpack dark corners of history, the Waterways tour in Lancashire is the tour for you.

In this unique tour, passengers will learn about a mysterious village murder from the 17th century in which 12 local women were accused and tried for witchcraft – 10 were found guilty and killed… These 10 women were branded the Pendle witches. Guests will travel to Samlesbury Hall, a half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325, where an entertaining ‘witch’ brings the stories to life.

Don’t worry, it’s not all murder and broomsticks. Witches and Waterways keep it light with a one-hour canal cruise and the opportunity to go shopping at Oswaldtwistle Mills! Browse through award-winning farm shops, enjoy two nights of accommodation with breakfast and dinners, and get picked up from your home.

Opening Times

11 – 13 June 2023

Sunday – Tuesday

Pricing

3 Days from £249

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Coach Trips Near Me in Wales

Snowdon

Llandudno & the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Hop on the railway up Snowdon, lap up panoramic views of Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed, and enjoy two nights at the New Loretta Hotel, Llandudno with dinner & breakfast included!

If you’re a family of hikers you’ll love climbing one of the tallest mountains in the UK. For more hiking holidays check out our Hiking Trails Near Me articles.

Opening Times

Please check website for dates.

Pricing

3-days of coach travel from £189

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Tenby coastline

Tenby Coach Holiday

Oof! Nothing matches the oil painting-like aesthetic of Tenby‘s coastline. The pastel houses, indigo waters, quaint tea shops, sweet shops and cobbled streets make for a wonderful holiday escape. With Saundersfoot nearby too, there are plenty of coasts to explore.

Take a boat trip to Cauldy Island or go mackerel fishing! Spot porpoises and puffins on a sea safari or grab an ice cream and sit on the shoreline. Enjoy a cone of chips from a seaside chippy and meet the locals. There are lots of excellent family restaurants in Tenby too, making it the perfect place to set up camp.

Opening Times

There are regular dates to choose from starting from March 2023. Pick your package today!

Pricing

5-day holidays start from £259.

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Coach Trips Near Me in the West Midlands

dueling at warwick castle

Theme Park Coach Trips with Kings Norton Coaches

The West Midlands may not have mighty mountains or coastal escapes but it’s home to many of the UK’s best attractions and theme parks. On the ‘Birmingham Day Trips’ tours with Kings Norton Coaches, couples can enjoy a wide range of coach excursions to top attractions like West Midland Safari Park, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers, and Drayton Manor. There are even UK Heritage tours and Mystery Tours available too!
Opening Times

Check the website for trips

Pricing

Pick your trip and check out prices online!

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Victorian Ironbridge and Shrewsbury

Experience a mixture of industrial history, beautiful medieval towns, and lush landscapes on this unique coach tour. You’ll also get to visit the Black Country Living Museum Peaky Blinders was filmed here!

Walk the historic footsteps across one of the wonders of the modern world – the first-ever cast-iron bridge – as we explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge. Soak up the beautiful sites around you and dive into the Victorian age at the Jackfield Tile Museum.

You’ll also get to discover the gorgeous, medieval town of Shrewsbury! The town of Shrewsbury has over 600 listed buildings including Mount House (Charles Darwin was born here!). 

This tour lasts 5 days and includes a 4-night hotel with English breakfast and 4 evening meals.

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Hearsall Ln, Coventry CV5 6GN

Opening Times

Wednesday 7th June 2023 - 7.30pm

Thursday 8th June 2023 - 5pm & 7.30pm

Friday 9th June 2023 - 5pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 10th June 2023 - 4pm & 7pm

Sunday 11th June 2023 - 12 noon & 4pm

Pricing

Ringside tickets (unreserved) start from £13.50

Grandstand tickets (unreserved) start from £13.50

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Circus Near Me in the East Midlands

Top of the Peak District

Chatsworth House and Peak District Tour

Enjoy a 5-day trip packed full of opportunities to explore and laze the days away on the Chatsworth House and Peak District Tour.

Visit the ‘Palace of Peaks’ (Chatsworth House) or head to where the Bakewell Pudding was invented. Check out the beautiful town of Buxton where you will find pretty Pavillion Gardens and an Edwardian Opera House. And to finish, cruise through the scenic dream-like landscapes of the Peak District. Venture through the lush gorges or explore the fascinating stories behind ‘Plague Village’. Buy a souvenir from the market hall or make one in the craft centre – the choice is yours!

This 5-day trip includes a 4-night stay at a hotel with an English breakfast every morning and an evening meal every night! You’ll get to see all the highlights of what Derbyshire has to offer from ancient spa towns to leafy gorges and elegant stately homes & gardens.

Opening Times

Please check website to see pickup locations, dates & price information.

Pricing

Please check website to see pickup locations, dates & price information.

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Bath

4* Bath & The Cotswolds Tour

Looking for a bite-size trip? Explore the best of Bath and Cotswolds in 2 days for just £99 – this includes a  hotel stay with English breakfast and an evening meal! Bargain right? 

Take a delightful scenic drive through the Cotswolds and through some of the most iconic towns, villages and countryside that this beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer.

Opening Times

1st April 2023

Pricing

2 days for £99

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Coach Trips Near Me in the South East

Old Thatch Teashop in one of Shanklin's streets

Daish's Holidays Coach Trip to the Isle of Wight

If you are looking for a coach holiday without the strict itinerary but all the luxuries of coach travel, accommodation, entertainment and food then you should check out Daish’s Holidays. It’s the perfect experience for families, couples, and older guests who want to experience the luxuries of holiday-making on a budget. 

There are lots of places to choose from in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Visit the Pearl Factory, Needles Park or Alum Bay! Explore the East side of the island and go to Ryde Town and explore the Rosemary Vineyard. There are also lots of cute tea rooms in Shanklin like The Old Thatch Teashop – it’s an all-pink thatched cottage with fairies in the garden…

You don’t have to worry about trudging around locations you don’t necessarily want to go to, as Daish’s Holidays are super flexible which is a massive tick for families who have young children. Whichever excursion you wish to take just pay the small extra fee and away you go!

Opening Times

Pick your dates, pickup location and holiday duration online - it's super flexible!

Pricing

5-day holidays in July start from £249!

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London at Dusk

London: Capital City Weekend of Wonder Tour

In need of a city break? Live the cosmopolitan life for 3 days in London and check out London’s most famous West End shows alongside iconic buildings like Buckingham Palace. Dine out on a Thames cruise and stay in a Kensington hotel. You’ll get a free coach transfer to the West end on one of the evenings too.

This tour includes free time in London so if you need a helping hand planning some trips make sure you head over to our hub. We’ve got everything from London’s Best Restaurants With A View, Free Things to do in London, A Seven Dials Food Market Review and so much more!

On your way home you’ll get an afternoon tea box to enjoy. This tour has the perfect balance of structure and flexibility. There’s no need to worry about the expense of breakfasts as that is also included in your ticket price with your hotel!

Opening Times

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th April 2023

Pricing

3 Days / 4 Nights £299

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Coach Trips Near Me in the South West

Mevagissey

Cornwall Bank Holiday Weekend

If you are looking for the perfect break down South you must consider the Cornwall Bank Holiday Weekend Tour! Nothing beats the Cornish sea and sun and with this bus tour, you’ll get to see everything! From ancient attractions to boat trips and some retail shopping on the cards too, you’ll love every second of it.

Spend the sunny bank holiday weekend by one of the finest English coasts. Create memories of a lifetime at St Mawes Castle. Munch away on an authentic Cornish pasty or tuck into some delicious seafood, freshly caught in the fishing village nearby. Bask in the sun like the seals you’ll meet at sea on boat trips.

Explore the wonders of Mevaggissey where you’ll find a harbour, a hive of friendly locals and a labyrinth of streets in this picturesque village. After Mevagissey make way for the capital of Cornwall, Truro! Home to the magnificent Neo-Gothic Cathedral and an array of all your favourite high street shops and street food shacks, Truro has everything you could want.

This coach trip includes a 3-night hotel stay with English breakfast and evening meals as well as evening entertainment for at least one night and you’ll get free time to explore St Mawes. Check out the pickup itinerary here.

Opening Times

26th May 2023

Pricing

4 days cost £289

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