Day Excursions - Mortons Travel

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Welcome...
Hello and welcome to our excursions for 2016. As is customary we have
included many of ‘the old favourites’ together with some new and exciting
offerings.
Our
PRICEBUSTER trips are always well patronised so to that end we
have continued to offer and extended this range.
We regret to announce that Toucan Travel will no longer be a booking agent.
All bookings should now be made with our other established agent,
Shopmobility, which is centrally located in Basingstoke town centre. Please
note that they can accept cash or cheque only. If you have no other option
but to pay by debit or credit card then Mortons will happily take your booking
and payment via our normal telephone number.
Our company continues to evolve and grow. As a part of this and due for
this season we are taking delivery of another pair of brand new bespoke and
highly specified coaches, complete with USB charging ports at every seat.
We are highly regarded within our industry and have an enviable reputation
for the standard of service that we provide. Our Day Excursions are just a part
of our success and we will maintain our commitment to providing great days
out, which are value for money, using modern vehicles and the best drivers.
Welcome Aboard!
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April 2016
The Cotswolds in Spring and
Moreton-in-Marsh Market
Price Buster
A visit to this famous Tuesday market followed by a leisurely drive around the
beautiful Cotswolds with a stop included for you to take afternoon tea.
Tuesday 5th April • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
London Museums or The London Eye
Price Buster
We can set you down in Kensington for the Natural History, Science or Victoria
& Albert Museums and Harrods or at The London Eye from where you can
access many of the sights London has to offer including the London Aquarium.
Thursday 7th April • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
April Fools Mystery Coastal Excursion
Price Buster
Don’t be a fool this April and join us for one of our popular mystery excursions.
Blow away those winter blues with a trip to the coast where our destination remains a mystery.
Saturday 9th April • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Lymington Market
Price Buster
We drive through the New Forest to Lymington with its attractive harbour, quaint
shops and bustling Saturday Market.
Saturday 23rd April • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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May 2016
Brighton
An early summer excursion to Brighton with its beach, pier, pavilion and
excellent shopping.
Saturday 7th May • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.50
Broadstairs, Sandwich and the Old Kent Coast
Our first visit of the day is to Broadstairs, on the Isle of Thanet. This quaint
town has a sandy beach, harbour and an interesting Charles Dicken’s Museum
inside his former home. In the afternoon we follow the picturesque coastal road
through Ramsgate and onto Sandwich. This is one of the best preserved
medieval towns in the country. Within its walls can be found many period
houses, some with their characteristic ‘Kent Peg’ roofs. Sandwich was once a
busy Cinque Port but now lies two miles from the sea. The town’s street plan
has changed little since the Domesday Book. Our route back towards home will
take in the town of Deal, the South Foreland heritage coast and The White Cliffs
of Dover.
Saturday 21st May • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £23.00 • Child £15.00
Call the Midwife at Chatham Historic Dockyard
or Medieval Rochester
Price Buster
The Dockyard is a maritime museum on part of the site of the former Royal
Naval Dockyard. It is home to three incredible historic war ships, the stunning
quarter of a mile ropewalk, and is also used as the main setting for BBC’s “Call
the Midwife”. Alternatively just down the road is historic Rochester. A favourite
of Charles Dickens and at a strategic position on the River Medway the town
boasts an impressive castle known for its keep, an important Cathedral, other
historic buildings, and many individual shops.
(Admissions NOT included)
Tuesday 31st May • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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June 2016
Portsmouth and Southsea
Price Buster
Join us for a visit to the seaside. Our coach can either set you down in
Portsmouth for the Spinnaker Tower, Historic Dockyard & Gunwharf Quays
Shopping Centre or Southsea for the D-Day Museum, seafront and piers.
Thursday 2nd June • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Bournemouth or Poole Quay
Price Buster
Join us for a trip to Bournemouth, renowned for its seven miles of golden
beaches and award-winning parks and gardens. Or if you’d rather stay on board
the coach the short distance along to Poole Quay with its pottery, shops, cafes,
restaurants and boat trips.
Saturday 4th June • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Father’s Day to Seaton and the Tramway
This East Devon coastal resort overlooks the red and white cliffs of Lyme Bay.
There is a small harbour, promenade and shops selling a variety of souvenirs.
Its most popular attraction is the vintage narrow gauge tramway which travels
through three miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley
(Today, Fathers travel free on the trams!).
Sunday 19th June • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £22.00 • Child £15.00
July 2016
Jolly Boys Outing to Margate
We head for the Isle of Thanet in Kent and to the seaside resort of Margate, with
its long sandy beach, shops and amusement park featured in Only Fools and
Horses.
Saturday 2nd July • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £22.00 • Child £15.00
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July 2016
Swanage
To the beautiful Purbecks and the seaside town of Swanage. This popular
resort boasts a fine sandy beach, numerous eateries and a steam railway.
Saturday 16th July • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.50
Chichester on Market day and Selsey Bill
Price Buster
We journey along the south coast to the city of Chichester celebrated for its
beautiful Cathedral. Time will be given for browsing the many weekly market
stalls, the shops and for lunch before we make the short drive to Selsey with
its beach and lifeboat station.
Wednesday 27th July • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Greenwich
Price Buster
Situated on the River Thames in East London, Greenwich is steeped in
maritime history and is designated a World Heritage Site. It is home to
Greenwich Meantime and the Meridian Line. You can learn more about GMT
at the Royal Observatory. You may also wish to visit Sir Christopher Wrens old
Royal Navel College, the National Maritime Museum, the restored clipper ship
the Cutty Sark, or simply stroll through beautiful Greenwich Park. Nearby is the
Thames flood barrier and original foot tunnel to the Isle of Dogs.
(Admissions NOT included)
Thursday 28th July • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Worthing
Price Buster
Join us on a journey to this large seaside town situated at the foot of the South
Downs in the historic county of Sussex. The town boasts a vibrant shopping
area and an ample amount of different eateries. Our visit coincides with the
Worthing Sea Front Festival including Stevens Funfair, displays and stalls. In
conjunction with the Worthing Sea Front Festival, the popular Worthing Seafront
Bus Gathering and Running Day will also be taking place.
Sunday 31st July • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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August 2016
Market day in Ringwood and Christchurch
Price Buster
Our first stop will be in the Hampshire town of Ringwood for the busy weekly
street market. In the afternoon we will follow the course of The River Avon over
the border into Dorset and to Christchurch with its quaint shops, Priory and Quay.
Wednesday 3rd August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Bognor or Butlins
Price Buster
Spend the day at the seaside or visit Butlins with fun for all the family,
including Waterworld, Go Karts, Bowling and all the superb entertainment for
which Butlins is renowned. (Admissions NOT included)
Thursday 4th August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Market Day in Wells, Cheddar Gorge
and the Mendip Hills
Price Buster
We head west to England’s smallest City, Wells. It has had City status since
medieval times owing to the presence of its delightful Cathedral and Bishops
Palace. It takes its name from the three Wells located here where the water
continuously flows along the sides of the city streets. In the afternoon we take
the short drive along to Cheddar most renowned for its cheese but also its
spectacular gorge, show caves and gift shops. We travel homeward through the
beautiful and scenic Mendip Hills. (Admissions NOT included)
Wednesday 10th August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Warwick Castle or Stratford-Upon-Avon
Price Buster
Visit Warwick Castle where you will see history come alive and be surrounded
by magic, myth and adventure. Explore the medieval towers and ramparts, the
dungeon, the mighty trebuchet, get lost in the maze, see the spectacular birds
of prey show or perhaps simply relax in the gardens designed by Capability
Brown. Alternatively stay on board our coach for the short ride onto StratfordUpon-Avon. Famous as being Shakespeare’s birthplace with its associated
attractions, theatre, riverside, shops and eateries.
(Admissions NOT included)
Thursday 11th August • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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August 2016
Eastbourne including Air Show
Enjoy the spectacle of this free Air Show set against the backdrop of the
historic town of Eastbourne with its long flat promenade.
Sunday 14th August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.50
London do as you please
Price Buster
Stops will be made in Kensington for The Natural History Museum, Science
Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Harrods. The next stop will be on
the South Bank for the London Eye and London Aquarium.
Tuesday 16th August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Barry Island and St Fagans Open Air Museum
We travel directly to Wales via the motorway and the Severn Bridge. Our first
stop is at Barry Island made famous in the hit TV series ‘Gavin and Stacey’.
This resort boasts a fine sandy beach, promenade, gardens, foot outlets and a
pleasure park. Later in the day we move onto St Fagans. This is one of Europe’s
leading open air museums and charts the history and heritage of Wales from
Celtic times up until the present day. (Admission is FREE)
Thursday 18th August • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £22.00 • Child £15.00
Bournemouth including Air Show
Price Buster
Enjoy this magnificent free air show set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s
award winning beaches and gardens. There are also sea displays and live
entertainment.
Sunday 21st August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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August 2016
Abergavenny on Market Day and the Wye Valley
We travel directly to Wales and to the border town of Abergavenny. The Tuesday
market is well known as one of the major markets in Wales. Visitors come from
far and wide to enjoy the traditional indoor and outdoor market with well over
200 stalls. We journey home by way of the Wye Valley.
Tuesday 23rd August • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.50
Bristol
Price Buster
Bristol is the West Country’s principal city and largest conurbation and there is
lots to see and do here for everyone. Most notable and for all ages is Isambard
Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the World’s first luxury liner and his
magnificent suspension bridge. Also worth a visit is the Industrial Museum
charting Bristol’s history and heritage as a main trading port. Specifically for the
children is @Bristol where science comes to life with over 300 hands-on
exhibits as well as live shows and a planetarium. For the Adults Bristol is a
shopper’s delight with the new Cabot Circus development and the upmarket
and individual shops of Clifton. If all this is enough to wear you out then you can
relax on the harbourside at one of the many cafes and restaurants.
Thursday 25th August • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Weymouth and Portland on Market Day
Price Buster
Another visit to the resort of Weymouth with one of the finest Sandy Beaches in
the country. After setting down in Weymouth the coach will continue onto
Portland for its weekly market which is situated in an elevated position with
wonderful views over the bay. We return you back to Weymouth for the duration
of the afternoon.
Tuesday 30th August • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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September 2016
Oxford or Blenheim Palace
Price Buster
Travel north to the dreaming spires of Oxford, follow in the footsteps of Inspector
Morse and Lewis, or soak up the atmosphere of the historic buildings.
Alternatively stay on the coach the short drive to visit Blenheim Palace, home of
the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. There will also
be time enough to stroll the extensive grounds designed by Capability Brown.
The children will also enjoy the maze and miniature railway.
Thursday 1st September • Route ‘B’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Weston – Super – Mare
To the Somerset seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare. Located on the Bristol
Channel it is renowned for its long sandy beach and its famous donkeys. Its
promenade and its pier have recently seen extensive renovation.
Saturday 3rd September • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.00
The Isle of Wight
We travel to Southampton for the short boat trip across the Solent to Cowes. Our
coach will then tour the island with stops included for lunch and afternoon tea.
(Includes Ferry)
Saturday 17th September • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £32.00 • Child £22.00
October 2016
City of Ely and the Fens
We head to Cambridgeshire and to the City of Ely most notable for its magnificent
Cathedral. After our visit to Ely we take a scenic drive around the unique
landscape of the Fenland countryside. Similar to many parts of The Netherlands
this marshy area was artificially drained centuries ago giving way to rich and
fertile agricultural land which today is still protected by a network of drainage
banks and pumps.
Saturday 1st October • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £24.00 • Child £15.00
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October 2016
Grand Central Explorer
We head north to Leicestershire passing through The National Forest before
pausing for coffee in the historic town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch with its half
timbered houses, bow fronted Georgian shops, museum and medieval
castle. Our journey then continues on through the Wolds to the delightful town
of Melton Mowbray. Today is market day. You may wish to visit the celebrated
‘Ye Olde Pork Pie Shop’ to obtain some lunch. We then continue onwards
through the County of Rutland, the smallest in England. A refreshment stop will
be made on the way home.
Saturday 15th October • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £24.00 • Child £15.00
Portsmouth or Southsea
Price Buster
Join us for an end of season visit to the seaside. Our coach can either set you
down in Portsmouth for the Spinnaker Tower, Historic Dockyard & Gunwharf
Quays Shopping Centre or Southsea for the D-Day Museum, seafront and piers.
Tuesday 25th October • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Devizes on Market Day and Lacock
Price Buster
We travel via Salisbury Plain to the Wiltshire town of Devizes which can boast
over five hundred listed buildings. This was once an important stop for the mail
coaches evidenced by the number of coaching inns. After lunch we head to the
delightful village of Lacock. Mentioned in the Domesday book it is now almost
entirely owned by the National Trust. This historic village has featured in many
films and TV dramas including Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice and Cranford.
We travel home via the old coaching route through Marlborough and
Hungerford.
Thursday 27th October • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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October 2016
Autumn Tints, The Forest of Dean
We head to Gloucestershire and The Forest of Dean. We take a leisurely drive
through the forest to witness some of the season’s most vibrant colours.
We cross the border into Wales and stop off in the historic and picturesque town
of Monmouth.
Saturday 29th October • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £22.00 • Child £15.00
November 2016
London Christmas Shopping and Lights
Price Buster
Arriving in London around lunchtime, you will have the afternoon to accomplish
some Christmas shopping before rejoining the coach for a tour of the lights.
Saturday 12th November • Route ‘B’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Birmingham: Frankfurt Christmas Market,
Christmas Craft Market and Bull Ring Shopping
We travel to the West Midlands and England’s second city. Birmingham is a
shopper’s utopia. From the extensive rebuilt Bullring with Harvey Nichols and
Selfridges, to the Pavillions and upcoming Grand Central district there is
something to suit everyone’s budget. Its Christmas time and Birmingham plays
host to the largest Christmas market in Britain with over 180 stalls and live music
adding to the atmosphere. Additionally Birmingham has much to occupy the
tourist with its museums, galleries and Jewellery Quarter where hundreds of
talented crafts people still create much of our nations jewellery..
Saturday 19th November • Route ‘A’ • Adult & OAP £22.00 • Child £15.00
Bath Christmas Market
The Georgian city of Bath is the backdrop to this renowned Christmas Market.
The area surrounding the Abbey and Roman Baths is transformed into an
enchanting shopper’s paradise with over 140 stalls selling food, arts and crafts
and so much more.
Saturday 26th November • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £20.00 • Child £13.50
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December 2016
Lakeside Christmas Shopping
Price Buster
Join us for a trip to one of Europe’s largest covered shopping centres – Lakeside
at Thurrock. Here you will have a chance to do your Christmas bargain hunting
all under one roof!
Saturday 3rd December • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
Brugge Christmas Market
Journey with us to the Venice of the North. You will have a minimum of four
hours to explore this medieval Belgian City with its intricate canals, chocolate
and lace shops and of course the famous Christmas Market. This is always a
popular trip so BOOK EARLY.
Please remember your passport!
(Price includes return Eurotunnel crossings)
Saturday 10th December • Route ‘X’ • £45.00 • (No child reduction)
Christmas in London
(including Winter Wonderland)
Price Buster
Our coach will take you directly to Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park. Attractions
include Santa and his train, a circus, observation wheel, thrilling rides and a
Christmas market. Being in Central London you are only a short walk from
Oxford Street and the many other attractions the City has to offer.
(Admissions NOT included)
Saturday 17th December • Route ‘C’ • Adult & OAP £15.00 • Child £7.50
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Luxury Coach & Vintage Open Top Bus Charter
• Corporate Charter • School Outings • Day Trips • Theatre Trips
• Airport Transfers • Weddings • Extended European Tours
• Long and Short Term Contracts • Proms • Race Meetings
We are able to provide coaches and vintage open top buses to suit all occasions
including; day trips, weddings and group trips to the theatre. Mortons Travel Ltd offer
private hire services to suit your individual travel needs. We provide executive coaches
that can be chartered to take you to any destination in mainland Europe.
Contact: 01256 889082 email: [email protected] www.mortonstravel.com
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How to book a Day Excursion
Shopmobility
Church Street,
Basingstke
RG21 7QQ
cash or cheque only
Tel: 01256 476066
Pick-up Routes and Times
Pick-up Points
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Route Route Route Route
A
B
C
Leisure Park Coach Bay outside The Aquadrome
07.35
09.05
08.25
South Ham Buckland Avenue, opposite the shops
07.40
09.10
08.20
Brighton Hill Bus Stop, opposite Asda
07.45
09.15
08.15
Basingstoke Railway Station Bus Stops
07.55
09.25
08.05
Oakridge Vivian Road, Bus Stop
08.00
09.30
08.00
Chineham Shopping Centre The Bus Stand
08.05
09.35
07.55
Bramley Railway Station Bus Stop
08.15
09.45
07.45
Tadley New Road Bus Stop
08.23
09.53
07.37
Tadley Mulfords Hill, Shops Bus Stop
08.25
09.55
07.35
Tadley Burnham Road Bus Stop
08.30
10.00
07.30
X
06.15
opposite station closest to convenience store
06.00
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Terms and Conditions for Day Excursions
1. Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking & the consumption of alcohol on board
our vehicles is strictly forbidden. Alcohol illness
within the vehicle will result in a minimum charge
of £100, payable to the driver on the day.
2. Complaints
Should you have any problem or complaint,
it is essential that you notify the driver
immediately. If you then remain of the opinion
it has not been dealt with satisfactorily, you
should
notify
our
office
within
7
days of the date of your excursion.
3. Conveyance of Animals
No animals (other than assistance, hearing and
guide dogs notified to Mortons Travel Ltd in
advance) may be carried on any vehicle
without prior written agreement from the
company.
4. Seating
At the time of booking a seat number will be
allocated which is clearly stated on the ticket
issued. Unless otherwise agreed with the
company this must be the seat occupied
on the date of travel.
Seating positions may be amended due
to vehicle substitution, therefore they
cannot be guaranteed.
5. Operational Changes
Advertised itineraries may vary owing to traffic
conditions and drivers permitted working hours.
6. Conveyance of Mobility Scooters
Due to operational reasons the conveyance of
mobility scooters is not permitted. The carriage of
collapsible wheelchairs is however acceptable if
notified to the company prior to the date of travel.
7. Booking & Payment
Full payment for any trip must be made at the
time of booking. Cash payments on the
the day are not accepted unless agreed with
Mortons Travel Ltd in advance.
8. Prices
When ‘Child’ prices are quoted these are
applicable for children aged between 0 and 15
inclusive.
9. Luggage
The carriage of luggage is entirely at owners risk.
Mortons Travel Ltd will not be responsible
for any damage to, or loss of, personal
property carried within the luggage or passenger
area.
10. Coach Depot Parking
Parking of passenger’s vehicles travelling on day
excursions cannot be accommodated at the
company’s depot.
11. Cancellation by You
Due to the administration costs incurred we
have had to take the regrettable decision to
introduce a NO REFUND policy on all of our
excursion departures. Full payment must be
made at the time of booking. If you decide
to cancel a trip we will no longer be able to
reimburse any monies paid. We apologise for
any inconvenience this necessary decision
will cause. Should you be unable to travel
on a particular trip you may allow another
person to travel using your ticket on the same
excursion, providing they board at the same
point. Tickets are not transferable from one
excursion to another.
12. Cancellation by Us
Due to operational reasons we reserve the right
to cancel or amend any trip at short notice.
In the event of cancellation by us a full refund
or credit note will be given by the company.
If a third party cancels an event or service we
reserve the right to retain £5 from your booking
costs for administration.
Any member of our team reserves the right to
refuse travel to any passenger whom they do not
see fit, or may cause upset or offence to other
passengers. This clause is without prejudice.
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