Dumfries House and High Tea at Lochside House Hotel
Wednesday 8th May

Dumfries House is an 18th century house set in a stunning 2,000 acre estate. 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. Then it’s onto 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.


Georgian Fair at Beamish
Saturday 11th May

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Country Fair at Pockerley Waggonway. The fair is an amazing experience – full of fascinating features everywhere you look.

Adult £32.00 Concession £30.50 Child £25.00

Skipton Market
Friday 17th May

Skipton, situated 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.


Tuesday 21st May

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.


Royal Yacht Britannia
Thursday 30th 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.

Adult 33.00 Concession £32.50 Child £28.50

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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.