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Vintage Essex

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TANG4397

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days - Tour number AW3073

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 ? £269 per person
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Day 1 Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Hertfordshire and to St Albans for a lunch stop and free time. Explore their breath-taking Norman cathedral, discover the city’s Roman history or browse around the independent shops. You will then depart for Essex and the hotel in Basildon 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 breakfast depart the hotel and travel to the Essex seaside resort of Southend-On-Sea. Here you will enjoy a return train ride on the longest pleasure pier, and perhaps have a warming beverage in the Salt Café at the end of this famous pier. After lunch the coach will depart at 14.00 hours for the homeward journey.

NB. Direct sale only through Angela Holidays

Included In Cost

  • Coach travel
  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast q 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 Holiday Inn Basildon

Located on the Festival Leisure Park, a welcoming Essex hotel with a restaurant and lakeside garden. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the M25 and close to Basildon station. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, restaurant, lounge/bar and gardens.

Single room supplement £75

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

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