Coach TripsPlease note that all payments should be made as soon as possible and sent to the person named on the trip advertisement. Cheques should be made payable to BDRA and the trip title shown on the back of the cheque. Departure points for all trips: GG - Gooseberry Green, bus stop at roundabout, OA – Orchard Avenue, approaching Stock Road, LR – Laindon Road, bus stop between Sun Corner and the fire station, SG – South Green, bus stop to Wickford, opposite the retirement apartments.
Please note – When a trip is confirmed the fare must be paid as soon as possible. If concession prices are quoted (ie seniors, children) these should be requested at the time of booking or the full price will apply. In the event that you need to cancel all efforts will be made to resell your seats, however if we are unable to resell your seats you are liable for payment.
FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY 2017 - AN EAST ANGLIAN PANORAMA TOUR INCLUDING MORNING COFFEE AND TWO COURSE LUNCH.
Join us to explore slumbering villages and pastoral scenes in the valley home of artists and weavers immortalised by Constable and Gainsborough.
We meet our guide in Long Melford for morning refreshments, after which we will rejoin the coach for a tour through the beautiful rolling landscape of the East Anglian farmlands, so often painted by Constable and Gainsborough.
We'll see quintessentially English thatched cottages and the great cloth towns of mediaeval Suffolk; Clare, Cavendish and Long Melford. We pass through Sudbury and return to Long Melford for a two course lunch, which we can select over our morning coffee from a small choice of main and dessert menus, including a vegetarian option. Bar drinks and hot drinks will be available at an extra charge.
After lunch there will be some free time to explore the High Street of this engaging Suffolk village before we head off to beautiful Lavenham. There will be a gentle walking tour of this immaculately kept town, to show you the best of the town and then you can do as you please, browse some more or settle for afternoon refreshments, before heading home at 4.45pm.
Depart: GG 8.45am. OA 8.50am LR 9.00am SG 9.05am. Back in Billericay Approx 6.30pm
Yvonne Cave, 11 The Vale, Stock, Ingatestone. CM4 9PW. Tel: 01277 840560.
SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2017 GRAND TOUR OF THE ALBERT HALL WITH TWO COURSE LUNCH AND VISIT TO THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
We start our day with the grand tour of the Albert Hall. Learn about the journey of the hall, view the auditorium from the gallery and discover the history and the heritage of the country's best loved entertainment venue.
After the tour we have a two course lunch in the Albert Hall with tea or coffee. (chosen on the day) Vegetarian option available.
After lunch it is a 10 minute walk to the Victoria & Albert Museum where you will have free time to explore.
Please note that there will be stairs on this tour so flat shoes are advisable. There is limited lift access available.
Depart GG 9.00am OA 9.05am LR 9.15am SG 9.20am Back in Billericay approx.6pm
Please telephone to book after 9.00am on Sunday 11th December
Mrs.Kathleen Fox, 72 Perry Street, Billericay, CM12 0ND. Telephone 01277 622342
SATURDAY 18TH MARCH 2017 – THE LONDON FILM LOCATIONS TOUR, INCLUDING TWO COURSE CARVERY WITH COFFEE.
Arrive at Canary Wharf for free time to explore the shops, or a visit to The London Museum of Docklands, which has free entry and enjoy a light lunch before our afternoon tour.
We meet our Blue Badge guide at 2.30pm for an entertaining afternoon seeing many of London's greatest sights - The Tower of London, St. Paul's, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, whilst our guide reveals fascinating facts about how filming in London works – what hoops the film companies have to jump through if they want to close Westminster Bridge or have a hundred naked people walk down Oxford Street.
We'll also see where the film stars stay when they are filming in London. This enjoyable romp through the greatest film city in the world ends at The President Hotel where we will have a two course carvery with coffee before our journey home.
Depart: GG 10.00am, OA 10.05am, LR 10.15am, SG 10.20am. Back in Billericay approx 8.30pm.
Please telephone to book after 9.00am on Friday 9th December.
Mrs.Yvonne Cave, 11 The Vale, Stock, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 9PW. Tel: 01277 840560.