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Coach Trips
Started by: mindar (1330) Report abuse
I fancy a few days away without the hassle of driving. Has anyone been on a Shearings coch trip and can you recommend them?

Posted by: mollie m (6266)  Report abuse
Never been on a Shearings trip, but had a day trip to Bronte Country with Grayway, and it was excellent.

Grayway

Posted by: kathpressey (5008)  Report abuse
I'm in Plymouth and we see lots of Shearring coaches down here. they seem very popular!I think they have their own hotel at Paignton.I would check out reviews on their website.

Posted by: PeterP (7251) Report abuse
Mindar We did the Isle of Wight about 4years ago. A lot of time wasted if you use their feeder coaches( about £5 a day extra to park your own car). Their hotels are not the best to stay at and the itinery during the week left a lot to be desired,Spent all day Saturday travelling down then a full days tour round the island on Sunday instead of a day of rest.Had to been out of the hotel by 7-00am to catch the ferry home then stopped at services 3 times asked driver why so many stops told they can only go into base after a certain time. Once back at base which was about4-00pm had then to wait till after 6-00pm for feeder coach. Look up on trip adviser their hotels

Posted by: mindar (1330) Report abuse
After looking at the revues I think I'll give Shearings a wide berth. I may just take a city break and book the hotel of my choice. Taking the train will suit me fine. Thanks for the replies

Posted by: bentlegs (4416) Report abuse
We went on a trip with Sherings The Ring Of Kerry, I would go again it was a great week, And we have been on the Grand Tour to Italy & that was fantastic, anywhere in North Yorkshire is nice & it doesn,t take long to get there,

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
I wouldn't entertain sitting on a coach when you can visit cities like Barcelona or Madrid for less than £50 return and get a twin room for €30 a night!

Posted by: baker boy (15019) Report abuse
please enlighten us all tonker

Posted by: mindar (1330) Report abuse
Thank you tonker. Flying I take it. For that price it's worth trying. Which airline do you recommend, also Barcelona or Madrid?I haven't been to either city.I just hope I can fit something into my busy schedule.

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
Nothing wrong with Shearings coach holidays if you use your head when you book

We've been places and seen things that people flying would never see, both in the UK & Europe by coach over the years as my wife wouldn't fly, later we flow to new places to see new things but when you look at the price of coaching holidays now as said you can fly to Barcelona for under the price of a 5 day break in the UK

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
Minder-- Having a bus pass helps but I book Travelodge & Premier Inn rooms and only use the car to get me from A to B then park it up till coming home, will be going to Lytham St-Anne's 5 days June for £108 July Morecombe August the city of Coventry

Posted by: FAT MICK (256) Report abuse
Wow Dougie I can see you are still living it up, we have Singapore Airline (best airline in the world) business class down to Wellington
I wonder if they will except my bus pass down in NZ.

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
Ryanair have some Liverpool to Barcelona flights in September, £19.99 each way, that's just less than £40 return!
Booking.com for accommodation!
Cheapest car parking for Liverpool airport is In2Carparks (don't book, just turn up)!

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
I think ' age and health' may be a factor as to why some people prefer a Coach holiday were everything is included.. rather than the hassle of flying and making their own way around ..

Posted by: bentlegs (4416) Report abuse
I agree Jouell. Some of us old buggers cant get around like we used to do,

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
? Mick do I know you I've been there done it Manchester/Christchurch NZ with Singapore airline, could do it again anytime free,

Jouell--People forget the best thing to a long and happy life is contentment not the places you have seen or been to as when your time comes, people forget your past only them that really know you will remember the good times, I've sheared My life for 59 years with my best friend

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
Quite right bentlegs, old age catches up with us all and a lot faster than you think.. Some fare better than others, but it still makes big changes in your life...

dougie, some people are very materialistic, it's all about how much money, where you live, the type of house, or for some, how many houses.. where you go for your holidays and how many a year.. I agree with you, contentment is everything, I don't need all that other stuff...

Posted by: peebee (334)  Report abuse
Dougie, I can't believe you have been shearing for 59 years, well done.

Posted by: TerryW (2620) Report abuse

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
Speaking of 'shearing'?

Posted by: mindar (1330) Report abuse
Posted by: tonker (19795) View tonker's page10,000+ View blog Report abuse

Ryanair have some Liverpool to Barcelona flights in September, £19.99 each way, that's just less than £40 return!
Booking.com for accommodation!
Cheapest car parking for Liverpool airport is In2Carparks (don't book, just turn up)!

Replied: 5th Jun 2019 at 12:12

Thank you tonker

Dougie. I'm not quite old enough to have one of those treasured bus passes

Peebee

Posted by: joemaplin (189)  Report abuse
Hi Mindar,my neighbours use Ogdens every year.
They run tours to all parts of the uk
Never been myself,but they seem to enjoy

Posted by: kathpressey (5008)  Report abuse
Fat Mick - nothing wrong with what Dougie is planning to do on his trip. You don't have to fly to exotic places to have a good holiday and I too use my bus pas when I'm away

Posted by: FAT MICK (256) Report abuse
Dougie dosnt mind roughing it on his holidays Kath, but me I save up so that I can enjoy the better things in life, and I want accommodation and food that is equal or better that I have at home

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3958) Report abuse
Shearings

Posted by: FAT MICK (256) Report abuse
This was my experience of a Shearing coach holiday

https://youtu.be/200MHxotZVU

Posted by: laughing gravy (5079) Report abuse
mick i thowt only those who live in council houses went on those not so high and mighty as you claim are you?

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
Why would you think that LG.. I know quite a few people, all of whom live in their own and very nice homes..
As I said before, the reasons people do Coaching holidays are Age, health, agility and for those who live alone, companionship..
I know people who could easily afford great holidays abroad, but for one or more of the above reasons they can't, so do coach holidays and enjoy them..

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
Your right jouell money or material things can't buy you contentment , Kath, Micks right, we weren't brought up with a silver spoon in our mouth like some, 9 of us in a two bedroom council house and my mother-in-law had 11 in 2 bedroomed house in Coventry so yes we can rough it with the best but why pay good money to go back to see the same place you've been before

Posted by: mindar (1330) Report abuse
Thanks for all the replies. I'll be trying to fit something in soon.

Posted by: laughing gravy (5079) Report abuse
jouell it was dig at mick on more than one occasion he has put down council tennants and council estates! because he now owns his own house...

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
ok LG, I'll let you off this time

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
A place you can go on a 5 day break with Shearings to Eastbourne you always have one free day so we went to London £5 each return Part of a day out in London
---Forgot to say by Train--

Posted by: jouell (4705) Report abuse
Wish we could do things like that here.. There are no trains, we have to drive 200 miles to get a train. In fact, we have to drive 200 miles to get to the closest halfway decent city...

What was going on at the Palace, looked like a lot of people waiting for something..

You enjoy your trips out Dougie ...x

Posted by: FAT MICK (256) Report abuse
Dougie it must have been amazing for you going to London on the train

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
Mick--you'll not remember the 70s/80s in Wigan as you would have been out on the Riggs getting a suntan , we could get a Sunday day retune by TRAIN to London for £6

Posted by: FAT MICK (256) Report abuse
I was catching a train to London then up to Great Yarmouth every two weeks Dougie from 67 to 70, some times I would change in Crewe and go across county via Rutland and Norwich

Posted by: PeterP (7251) Report abuse
Fat Mick unless you book well in advance or are train savvy today it can cost more to go from Wigan to London that it would cost to fly

Posted by: priscus (7618) Report abuse
I have only once travelled from Manchester to London by plane. It was in the 1980's, and even then it was cheaper than the train, which would have been a peak rate journey!

Unfortunately, London airports were fog-bound, and the flight was delayed by FOUR HOURS, which almost caused me to miss my connecting flight. That flight too, had been delayed, but check-in had closed, and another operator checked me in. They literally closed the door behind me and took off. Another two minutes, and I would have missed the flight!

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
I'll tell you once and I'll tell you firmly,
I never want to go to Burnley.
What they do there don't concern me.
Why would anybody make that journey?

Posted by: jarvo (29338)  Report abuse

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
--Eastbourne Beach -- been looking at some old posts this is from 9 years ago that I've uploaded, wouldn't expect anyone to watch it all the beach was closed their re-doing the sea defences along the two mile Eastbourne Promenade working 24/7 to get it ready for the summer holidaymakers





Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
I'm in Mora again, working very hard laaaaike, it was £16.99 here and £21.99 back. Brand new Seat Leon, €9.80 for the week. Keep your coach trips in rainy England. That said, it's forecast rain tomorrow!

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (468)  Report abuse
Has Mindar got off the coach yet?
Not heard off her for a while on here.

Where is she

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
Run off wi' David Ogden !

Posted by: dougie (3826)   Report abuse
Well work a bit harder or faster as both mine and John W passports will run out either that or will have popped off before you've finished, are is that your plan so we don't get free accommodation John said to tell you to make sure you stock up with food/drink to last the first few days

Posted by: tonker (20106)   Report abuse
I’ve just bought a new bottle of Sobrano for when you get here, Dougie.
But you’d best be quick ! 😀

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3958) Report abuse
Tonker said:

"I'll tell you once and I'll tell you firmly,
I never want to go to Burnley.
What they do there don't concern me.
Why would anybody make that journey?"


This was a mystery tour which called at Wigan in 2016 the lunch part of the mystery tour was at Wigan Market Hall, and I am sure that the tour came from Burnley, it was either Blackburn or Burnley, but I suppose the only way that they would have visited Wigan, was as part of a mystery tour, they wouldn't have come here voluntarily

https://youtu.be/OlCatoikehE

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I like pies

 
 
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