Welcome to our 2016 excursions programme, we hope you enjoy what we have on offer this year. Please feel free to give us any feedback or let us know your thoughts on any trips you may be interested in for 2017!
More information on pick ups, including times will be issued closer to the departure date of your chosen trip(s). Additional pick ups may be considered, please call our office to discuss this possibility. For group bookings of 10+ we can offer one free local pick up of your choice.
If you would like to book in for a day out with Masons Coach Hire, please fill in our enquiry form here. Alternatively you can give us a call on 01296 661604.
Our days out
Sunday 26th March
Spencer House is London’s only great eighteenth-century house to sur-vive intact. Built by John Earl of Spencer, an ancestor of Diana Princess of Wales, this stunning House is one London’s jewels. The tour lasts an hour, we then drop you in Covent Garden for the rest of the afternoon.
Tring Brewery - Drink as much as you can!
Thursday 30th March
This relaxed but informative evening includes a tour covering the history of the brewery, their beers and how they make them. Halfway through the evening there’s fish and chips (other options available), and beer will be flowing from the pumps all night long.
The White Swan Basingstoke
Tuesday 4th April
Due to popular demand we have decided to run regular lunch club trips throughout the year. These trips will include a short scenic coach trip and a 2 course meal at these chosen locations. The restaurants we visit have been tried and tested or highly recommended by our regular customers. These trips promise to be very popular, so contact us today so you don’t miss out!
Saturday 15th April
This was so popular last year we decided to do it again! Enjoy a night out with friends at Towcester racecourse’s greyhound track. An evening full of fun, thrills and laughs. Have a flutter and you could go home richer than started!
Bombay Sapphire Distillery - Plus Winchester
Sunday 23rd April
Discover the artistry and heritage behind Bombay Sapphire at their state-of-the-art distillery, set astride the banks of the crystal clear River Test. Go behind the scenes and discover how we infuse ten exotic botanicals from around the world into their gin. After the tour we will head down to Winchester where you will be able to get some lunch and have some free time for the rest your day.
Kent & East Sussex Railway - Pullman Dining
Sunday 14th May
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country’s finest example of a rural light railway. Stretching 10 miles between Tenterden and Bodiam through the Rother Valley, you will travel in style aboard their authenti-cally styled Pullman carriages. You will enjoy a 3 course Sunday lunch with wine and coffee included.
Aladin - Prince Edward Theatre
Thursday 25th May. Evening performance
Following in the footsteps of The Lion King, Alad-din is the latest Disney film to earn a West End adaptation casting its magic over a whole new generation.
Sunday 4th June
Visit Eastbourne’s award winning seafront for clean seas and quality, award winning beaches with lifeguard patrolled safe bathing, seafront restaurants, showers, beach huts, cabins, sun loungers, deckchairs, and children’s attractions. A lovely way to spend a summers day.
Silver Ring £43. Grandstand £74
Wednesday 21st June
Enjoy a day at one of the worlds most prestigious horse racing events. Don your glad rags for a day full of fun, food, drink, gambling and hope-fully winning!
Woburn Abbey Garden Show
Sunday 25th June
Whether you are an enthusiastic horticulturist or you’re looking for inspi-ration, you’ll have an informative day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show. Enjoy an introduction to gardening, the opportunity to hone or learn new skills and purchase unique plants and garden items.
Chilfest - Tring
Saturday 8th July
Due to huge demand last year, we have decided to run a service again to this years Chillfest in Tring. Take the hassle away from driving and trying to find parking and join us at one of our local pick up points.
Fairfors Royal International Air Tattoo
Saturday 15th July
Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world’s greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK’s premier out-door events, returns this year with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground. So whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking
Black Country Museum - 1940's Day
Adult:£32. Child: £27. Senior £30
Sunday 16th July
The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in Dudley in the West Midlands. Our visit takes ad-vantage of their 1940’s themed weeekend of events.
National Space Centre
Friday 4th August
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience
Adult: £56. Child: £50
Saturday 12th August
Alton Towers Resort – Britain’s Greatest Escape and the UK’s No. 1 Theme Park! Alton Towers Resort is home to Britain’s most loved theme park with great kids attractions; ground-breaking, white-knuckle roller coaster rides; special events and much, much more.
Adult: £58.50. Child £41. Seniors £55
Wednesday 16th August
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. This tour includes entrance to the Palace to see the nineteen State Rooms which are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection and The Royal Mews.
Saturday 19th August
These days Margate fizzes with artistic energy. To traditional, holiday-town charms, add a world-class art gallery. To sandy beaches and spar-kling bays, add a cool café culture and tempting retro shops. Margate is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. It’s exciting, it’s energising and you’re invited to take part.
Sunday 27th August
There is something for everyone at this premier seaside town. Now you also have a chance to ride the new British Airways i360, an innovative viewing tower with fantastic views across Brighton and the South Downs. Add the i360 tower to your trip;
Including. i360: Adults – £34.00 Child – 27.00
Eastern Walled Garden - Country Market
Sunday 3rd September
Easton Walled Gardens will be celebrating the 11th year of this much loved autumn country market. This leading attraction will showcase the region’s best crafts, cakes, jewellery and gifts alongside various demon-strations and live music. – Reduced price for children.
Wisley Gardens and Flower show
Sunday 10th September
The RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show is one of the most spectacular of the late summer calendar events, with its village-style collection of stalls and displays. This must-see event promises to provide a great day out for gardeners of all levels and abilities. Reduced price for RHS members
Chatham Docks - Salute to the 40's
Adult: £35. Child: £30
Sunday 17th September
Oktoberfest - London
Saturday 30th September!
In Millwall Park you can experience everything that makes London’s Oktoberfest. They’ll have live music and full Oktoberfest decoration. In a giant tent for thousands of people, They will bring you the feeling of being in an authentic Oktoberfest Tent. – Packages available.
Waverley Paddle Steamer
Adult £55. Child; £37.50
Saturday 7th October
The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – magnificently restored with towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass. This journey will take you from Tower Pier, through Tower Bridge and onto Southend, where you can spend the rest of your day.
Knitting & Stitching show
Sunday 15th October
The Alexander Palace show is the flagship Knitting & Stitching Show, established over 20 years ago. Whatever your passion, their craft shows are the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your sewing and knitting supplies. Join us at the knitting event of the year!
Fright Night - Chessington
Friday 27th October
A wild and spooky Halloween Adventure for the whole family including rides in the dark, a wild and spooky twist on the Zoo, Sea Life centre and spine-tingling attractions to give you jumps and goosebumps!
Westfield Stratford - Shopping
Sunday 19th November
If you haven’t already, now is the time to get that Christmas shopping done! With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and the new lifestyle destination for East London.
Christmas at Kew Gardens at Night
Thursday 30th November
A botanical wonderland awaits, with brightly coloured laser beams danc-ing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be in the North Pole village, plus favourite vintage rides, Christmas gifts and traditional festive fare.
Waddesdon Manor 0 Christmas Fair
Adult - £28.00 Child - £21.00
Saturday 2nd December
The Christmas Fair set against the enchanting backdrop of the floodlit Manor is already a tradition for many, so soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas and seek out high quality gifts for your loved ones to share this year.
Bruges - Christmas Market
Saturday 9th December
Medieval Bruges, with its beautiful setting, is host to one of the most famous Christmas Markets in Belgium, offering the best of winter prod-ucts, Christmas gifts and warm gluhwein and snacks. Crossing via Euro-tunnel.
Horse of the year show
Saturday 16th December
Olympia is the only UK Show to host all three FEI World CupTM Qualifi-ers in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving. Each performance in-cludes an equestrian competition along with a variety of displays from around the World.
Stratford Upon Avon - Christmas lunch Cruise
Sunday 17th December
A 3 hour cruise and 3 course choice lunch. A unique experience awaits you in the historic town of Stratford upon Avon. Enjoy the peace, tran-quility and enchanting views whilst aboard the Restaurant Boat cruising some of the most delightful stretches of the gently flowing River Avon
Christmas Carols Sing-a-long Royal Albert Hall
Holiday - TORQUAY
£295pp (£40 single supplement)
27th-31st March (mon-Fri)
Join us for our first holiday of 2017 as we travel down to the ‘English Riviera’ staying at The Dewent Hotel in Torquay. Popular for its enter-tainment and leisure facilities this hotel is situated within a few minutes walk of Torquay’s sea front and close to the attractive harbour and town centre Dinner and Breakfast included, as well as local excursions to explore what the south of Devon has to offer.
Holiday - IRELAND and the ring of Killarney
£505pp (£120 single supplement)
28th May- 3rd June (Sun-Sat)
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and head to our overnight stop en-route. The next day we carry on our journey to Killarney making stops along the way at places of interest.
Our base for next 4 nights is The Gleneagle Hotel, a large resort hotel with excellent leisure facilities and nightly entertainment. It is located on the edge of the town of Killarney with beautiful views of the National Park. Breakfast and dinner is included each day, as well as the follow-ing excursions;
Full day tour around the famous “Ring of Kerry”. An unforgettable tour with many beautiful views of the McGillicuddy Reeks Mountains.
A jaunting car ride from the hotel, through the National Park to Lough Leane for a relaxing lake cruise.
A tour of the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula.
Holiday - ISLE OF WHITE
£295pp No single supplement
22nd-25th September (Fri-Mon)
After a short stop on route, we’ll board the ferry mid afternoon and travel across the Isle of Wight to the traditional seaside resort of Shanklin. We’ll be staying at the Channel View Hotel, overlooking Shanklin Bay and offering sea view rooms. From here we will be able to explore the many sites and attractions the Isle of Wight has to offer. Breakfast, din-ner, evening entertainment and excursions all included.
Holiday - THURSFORD WINTER BREAK
£265pp (£30 single supplement)
17th-19th November (Fri-Sun)
Join us on a short break to visit Thursford, staying at Links Country Park Hotel in West Runton. On the Saturday we travel to Thursford for a matinee performance. The show is set in magical surroundings of me-chanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 profession-al singers, dancers and musicians. Then it’s back to the hotel to enjoy a Christmas dinner and more entertainment. Price includes Dinner, Bed and breakfast, Thursford Show ticket and evening entertainment.
Festive Big Band Night
Last Night of the Proms. A grand concert with a live orchestra and sing-ers performing music from the classic tunes of the war years to the popular tunes of today. Recreating some of the most iconic film and theatre music of today and building towards a grand finale of flag wav-ing standards, e.g. Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia! Staying at the DeVere Orchard Hotel. Dinner & Breakfast included.
Please note that reservations must be paid for at the time of booking.
For cancellations more than 7 days before departure a charge is made against a refund for any entrance ticket costs. For cancellations within 7 days of departure, no refund will be given.
Unfortunately on occasions we are unable to operate excursions due to an insufficient number of bookings. In the event we are forced to cancel a trip, you will be notified as soon as possible and all monies paid will be refunded.