Tours
Harrogate Flower Show & Harrogate
Friday 27th April

Harrogate Flower Show is the first BIG event in the gardening calendar! Every year the show welcomes a new growing season showcasing beautiful show gardens, live entertainment and a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. There will be a lively garden chat and great growing advice, floral art demonstrations and a menu of delicious dishes in the Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre.
Alternatively you can spend the day in Harrogate. The Victorian spa town based in the heart of Yorkshire is a perfect base for a day out. The town is renowned for boasting fantastic shops and local food and drink; including their own brand of gin. The Harrogate Visitor Information Centre is centrally located with ideas on hand of how to fill your day.

Flower Show £38.50 - Bus Only £20
This tour is fully booked

Dumfries House and Lochside House Hotel
Wednesday 16th May

Dumfries House is an 18th Century House set in a stunning 2,000 acre estate. It was saved in 2007 by His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, and it combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale. On arrival we have tea/coffee and shortbread before a tour of the house. We have arranged a grand tour of the house where you will discover the highlights of the collection, the history of the house and it’s owners. Additionally you will have extended access to the interiors of the house. Then it’s onto the Lochside House Hotel. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Loch of Lowes and boasts panoramic views of the Ayrshire countryside and Afton hills. Here you will enjoy soup and sandwiches in the stunning Glen Caol Lounge.

Adult £34.50
This tour is fully booked

Skipton Market
Wednesday 23rd May

Skipton, situated right in the heart of North Yorkshire’s beautiful scenery, is one of the most popular tourist destinations Britain has to offer – and it’s not hard to see why! The town is famous for its open air market – offering you a unique and perfect day out rather than just another trip to a functional but dull shopping centre. Along with the market Skipton also offers a superbly preserved 900 year old medieval castle and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal passes right through the centre.

Adult £20
This tour is fully booked

Royal Yacht Britannia or Edinburgh
Thursday 31st May

Voted Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over forty years. You will discover what life was like on board the floating Royal residence. The complimentary audio handset tour covers the five main decks starting at the Bridge, exploring the State Apartments, Crew’s Quarters and finishing at the Engine Room. Alternatively you can spend your day in Edinburgh. The hilly capital has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings.

Edinburgh Only £19 - Royal Yacht Britannia £33

Albert Dock, Liverpool
Wednesday 6th June

Vibrant, cultured, friendly and fun. We’ve no doubt you’ll find plenty to do on your visit to Liverpool. Today the Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction in the city and the most viewed multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom, outside of London. It’s current tenants include The Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Tate Liverpool.

Adult £20

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Booking Conditions

Once the seat is booked full payment must be made within fourteen days (unless agreed otherwise with office staff at time of booking) Failure to pay within this time scale will result in your place being cancelled without notice.

Our day excursions operate subject to minimum numbers therefore we may be forced to cancel a departure if bookings fall short of the necessary target. If we do have to cancel you will be notified a week in advance and offered a full refund or an alternative tour.

If you can no longer attend a day excursion you have until fourteen days before the trip takes place to cancel your seat. In the event of this you will receive a credit note for your payment to be used against another tour. If you cancel after the given time scale you will not be entitled to a credit note.

If you need to bring a push chair, pram, mobility scooter or wheel chair on the tour please inform the office before the day of departure.

If any tickets have been booked for activities out with Houston’s Tour (i.e Blackpool Pleasure Beach tickets, attraction tickets in locations we visit etc.) and the trip is cancelled Houston’s cannot refund you.

Payment Terms

Cheques should be made payable to “Houston’s Mini Coaches”

If you wish to pay with your card then please phone us on 01576 203874

Information for on the day

On the day of the excursion you will be met by our driver at your chosen pick up point. Day excursions are timed specifically so please make sure you arrive at your pick up point in plenty of time ( we recommend 5-10 minutes prior to pick up time) Drivers are not permitted to pick up or drop off at points not designated.

We try our best to stick to your original seats allocated; but your seat may change due to another passengers circumstances. If you do not wish for your seat to be changed please notify the office staff.

Any personal items taken on the trip, or left on the coach during the trip, are done so at the owner’s risk. Any damage caused to personal items Houstons Coaches will not be liable for.

All entrance tickets are issued by the driver on the coach. Most of our excursion tickets have to be collected at the venue on the day.

It is not guaranteed that a coach with a toilet will be on the tour. Comfort stops are included on most tours.