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

Friday 15th June

York; the inspiring city situated in Northern England is rich in ancient history and is the perfect destination for couples, families and those travelling solo. York is home to hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, shops and bars within the compact walled city.

Adult £20

Dawyck Botanic Gardens & Peebles and High Tea at The Green Tree Hotel
Thursday 21st June

Dawyck Botanic Gardens has treasures to be seen in every season and has a magic all of its own. The gardens showcase a wide range of flowers; from daffodils to spectacular displays of azaleas, rhododendrons and pools of meconopsis. After some time at the stunning gardens we head to Peebles for a couple of hours. Peebles is a gorgeous little town on the bank of the River Tweed. It has spectacular scenery, shops and cafes to keep you entertained. We finish the day with a high tea at The Green Tree Hotel – which featured in the Daily Record 2016 article the best places for high tea in the Scottish Borders.

Adult £33

Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and High Tea at The Three Kings
Tuesday 3rd July

The forever popular Falkirk Wheel returns to Houston’s tour brochure this year. The popular Scottish attraction is a fantastic day out for all ages to enjoy. During your time at the wheel you will enjoy a forty minute cruise raising you nearly 80ft in the air before travelling along the canal. After the wheel we head to the Kelpies. The impressive large equine sculptures are a vision by artist Andy Scott and are truly breath-taking to view up close. Then it’s onto The Three Kings for a mouth watering high tea, and a chance to enjoy the breathtaking views that the venue has to offer.

Adult £35

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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.