Three Bridges Cruise and South Queensferry
Tuesday 5th May

The tour on the 5 May is now fully booked. 

We are also running this tour on Tuesday 23 June 2020. 

The Three Bridge Cruise takes in the spectacular views of the Three Bridges, the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north.  Included on the cruise is a cream tea; a tasty scone, jam & cream, served with tea.

Explore South Queensferry,  with its cafes and restaurants and find out more about the building of the bridges at the Queensferry Museum.


Adult £34
This tour is fully booked

Skipton Market
Wednesday 13th May

Skipton is situated right in the heart of North Yorkshire. The town is famous for its open air market and award winning high street. Skipton also boasts a 900 year old medieval castle and the Leeds-Liverpool canal passes right through the centre.

Adult £23

Blair Castle & Taste Perthshire
Thursday 21st May

Blair Castle is found at the entrance to the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by hills and peaceful countryside, the castle has some of Scotland’s finest views. The castle has been transformed through the ages, from its cold medieval beginnings to become a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle in the Baronial style. 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 with this tour. 

On the return home we will call in at Taste Perthshire for a unique blend of shopping with a wide range of high quality products.

Adult £46

The Japanese Gardens at Cowden & Stirling
Wednesday 27th 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 and newly restored woodland walks, which once connected Ella Christie’s home, Cowden Castle, to Sha Raku En (the place of pleasure and delight). 

The visit includes a sandwich lunch, with a biscuit or scone and tea/coffee in the tearoom at Cowden. 

The Tour will stop in Stirling on the return trip.


Adult £35

Wednesday 3rd 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 £25

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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.