Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Vintage Essex

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TANG4235

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days - Tour number AW2042

On this short break you will experience a day trip in coaches (‘charabanc’) used in the 40’s and 50’s, very different from the modern coach that you will travel to Essex in.

PRICE FROM ? £259 per person
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Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Essex and to Southend-on-Sea where you will visit the longest pleasure pier in the world and enjoy a return train ride after perhaps consuming a warming beverage in the Salt Café at the end this famous pier. Afterwards you will then travel to the hotel for a two night stay.

Day 2 The highlight of this tour. Travel through picture postcard villages with a top-notch Blue Badge guide and enjoy the beautiful vintage vehicle collection of Lodge Coaches on the cusp of their centenary. Take two little tours of the beautiful villages of The Rodings in jolly coaches from the 40s and 50s and have your photo taken with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! This bumper day out includes morning coffee, lunch and tea with biscuits.

Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, depart the hotel and travel to St Albans for a lunch stop and free time before commencing the homeward journey.

Included In Cost

  • Coach travel
  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • vintage bus ride
  • Blue Badge guide
  • morning coffee on day 2
  • lunch on day 2
  • tea/coffee & biscuits on day 2
  • return train ride on Southend Pier


© Lodges Coaches


Southend Pier © Visit Essex


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Your Holiday Hotel Five Lakes Resort Hotel

Nestled in the middle of 320 acres of impressive parkland. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, cooler fridge, hairdryer, WiFi, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, gym and a Starbucks coffee shop.

Single room supplement £50

Holiday insurance £16.00 (70 years and over £26.50)

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