Blair Castle and Taste Perthshire
Thursday 19th May

Blair Castle has some of Scotland’s finest views.  The visit includes access to over 30 rooms and the Hercules Gardens, a peaceful walled garden.  A soup and sandwich lunch in The Tullibardine Restaurant at Blair Castle is included.  The tour will call in at Taste Perthshire for a unique blend of shopping with a wide range of high quality products.  Ticket price includes entry to the Castle and lunch.

Pick ups Annan, Dumfries, Lochmaben, Lockerbie & Moffat

Adult £46

The Japanese Gardens at Cowden & Stirling
Wednesday 25th May

At the turn of the 20th Century, the Scottish adventurer Ella Christie returned home from a trip to the Orient inspired to build a Japanese Garden.  Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Japanese Garden (Sha Raku En) and newly restored woodland walks, which once connected Ella Christie’s home, Cowden Castle, to Sha Raku En.  The visit includes a sandwich lunch in the tearoom at Cowden.  The tour will end with a stop in Stirling,  The ticket price includes entry to the gardens and lunch.  Numbers are limited.

Pick ups Annan, Dumfries, Lochmaben, Lockerbie & Moffat

Adult £35

Wednesday 1st June

York; the inspiring city situated in Northern England is rich in ancient history.  York is home to hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, shops and bars within the compact walled city.

Pick ups Moffat, Lockerbie, Lochmaben, Dumfries & Annan

Adult £25

Preston & Barton Grange Garden Centre
Wednesday 8th June

Preston with its mix of two major shopping area, Fishergate and Friargate, and quaint side streets has something for everyone.  Call in at Preston Market to complete your visit to this Lancashire city.  Stopping at Barton Grange on the return trip, voted Destination Garden Centre of the Year 2020.

Alternatively you can spend the whole day at Barton Grange.

Pick ups Moffat, Lockerbie, Lochmaben, Dumfries & Annan

Adult £27

Hutton-in-the Forest & Penrith
Wednesday 15th June

A tour through the interiors at Hutton-in-the-Forest is a remarkable journey in time, from the medieval Stone Hall to the high Victorian Drawing Room.  Hutton is surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds, including walled gardens, ponds and terraces with impressive topiary.   Ticket price includes entry to Hutton-in-the-Forest.

Pick ups Moffat, Lockerbie, Lochmaben, Dumfries & Annan

Adult £27

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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.