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Cruising on the Enchanted English Lakes

Sunday July 3 2022 to Thursday July 7 2022

£495 (NT Members Discount -£10)


4 nights stay at Damson Dene Hotel DBB

Cruise onboard the Steam Yacht Gondola

Entrance to Wray Castle

Return Cruise from Ambleside to Wray Castle

Visit to Ambleside

Visit to Grasmere

Visit to Hawkshead

Single Supplement - £80

Optional Excursion to Keswick with a cruise on Ullswater - £25

Fully Escorted Day Excursions, Short Breaks & Holidays by Coach

All of our Day Excursions and Short Breaks and Holidays offer exceptional value for money and we take a pride in offering a professional and truly personal service. All the tours have a Tour Manager in addition to a friendly, professional driver to ensure you have an enjoyable day. Most of our tours & excursions also offer an onboard refreshment service with great value hot and cold drinks & snacks, onboard toilet and air conditioning for your added comfort. We only use modern, high quality coaches. All of our coaches are fitted with seatbelts and maintained to a very high standard. Please be aware that child tickets can be issued for anyone under the age of 16 for day excursions and under the age of 14 for holidays.

We Pick up in lots of Dorset villages and towns and are continually expanding our pick up points. Please see our current list below. Pick-up points will be arranged with you when you book. Other pick-up points may be available on request. We also offer HOME PICK UP on all our holidays from just £20 extra (per person)

YOUR HOLIDAY MONEY IS SAFE! We fully adhere to the Package Holiday Regulations 2018. All payments received from our customers are held in a separate trust account, administered independently, until the return of the holiday. This protects all of our passengers booked on tours over 24 hours against financial failure by us or our suppliers, including repatriation, if required. So you can rest assured you're in safe hands. Note:- This should not replace the need for holiday insurance. Terms and Conditions. We work with Towergate Travel Insurance to help you arrange fantastic value Travel Insurance for your chosen holiday, with no upper age limit and no medical declaration for pre-existing conditions for UK Travel. (For Full Details see the bottom of this page)

Private Guided Tour of Chavenage House with Lunch

Wednesday June 15 2022

Adults £58.95 £54.50

Join us for an entertaining guided tour of Chavenage House – a family house in the peaceful surroundings of a Cotswold manor. The house has been left virtually unchanged for 400 years and was made famous by Poldark. We have…

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Chichester on Market Day

Saturday June 18 2022

Adults £34.95 Children £30.50

Join us for a fabulous day out in the beautiful cathedral city of Chichester. You will have the whole day to explore, so why not start off with the busy market and end the day visiting the historic cathedral. This…

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Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens

Saturday June 18 2022

Adults £46.95 Children £42.75

Welcome to the largest Roman home in Britain. Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country –…

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Huge range of Pickup Points, or choose HOME PICK UP from just £20 more

  • Portland, Southwell Eight Kings
  • Portland, Courtlands Bus Shelter
  • Portland, Easton Square
  • Fortuneswell, Brittannia Inn
  • Portland Victoria Square
  • Wyke Regis, Smugglers Inn
  • Buxton Road, St Nicholas Church
  • Top Of Rodwell Avenue
  • Weymouth, Law Courts, Westway Road
  • Weymouth Railway Station Forecourt
  • Overcombe Corner (Preston)
  • Chalbury Corner (Preston)
  • Littlemoor Shopping Centre Bus Shelter
  • Dorchester Tesco Outside Fountain
  • Dorchester South Railway Station
  • Puddletown Main Road opposite the School
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs Inn
  • Bere Regis, Drax Arms Bus Stop
  • Crossways Post Office
  • Oaklands Park, Warmwell
  • Broadmayne Cross
  • Owermoigne *
  • Winfrith, Red Lion *
  • Wool Railway Station *
  • Wareham Outside Co-op *
  • Corfe Castle *
  • Swanage Bus Station *
  • Winterbourne Abbas *
  • Bridport Coach Station *
  • Spa Hotel, Weymouth *
  • Lodmoor Hill, Weymouth *
  • Axminster *
  • Maiden Newton *
  • Beaminster *
  • Chideock *
  • Lyme Regis *
  • Blandford *
  • Winterborne Whitchurch *
  • Milborne St Andrew *
* = Pick up at these points are not available on all Day Excursions – please enquire.
Other pick points may be available on certain Tours please enquire.
Please note – On occasions you may be picked up by feeder service and conveyed to the coach, this enables us to ensure we keep the pick up times to a minimum.

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Why Choose Crossways Travel ?

We over 4000 satisfied customers and an office full of letters and cards from our customers thanking us for their holiday we are confident that booking your next Coach Holiday with us will be a great choice.

As a small family run business we aim to offer a professional and friendly service for every single customer right from the initial enquiry through to the tour and beyond.  All our staff, whether drivers, tour managers or office staff have been chosen for their skills in the job they do and their customer service skills and are ambassadors for Crossways Travel and we our very proud of them.

All the vehicles used are full executive Luxury Mercedes Coaches, with toilet, air con and at seat refreshments and all less than 5 years old.  We are also the only company in the local area to offer a Tour Manager on ALL our tours including Day Excursions and offer a full refreshments service onboard, even on day excursions.

If you are looking to travel with a friendly, local company who really cares about their customers then look no further.  We promise you will not be disappointed and will soon become one of our many regular travellers !!


How To Book Your Day Excursion

Once you have decided on an excursion you would like to go on, call us to check availability on 01305 851697. Payment can then be made over the phone by card or by post by way of a cheque or postal order. Please do not forget to enclose your name, address, phone number, tour details, pick-up point and how many tickets you require, if paying by post. You tickets will be posted to you 7 to 10 days before your tour.

Please be aware that on popular tours seats may be released if no payment is received within 2 weeks of booking.

How To Book Your Holiday – Just £50 pp Secures Your Place

Once you have decided on your holiday, call us to check availability. and we can make your booking quickly and securely over the telephone then pay your deposit by card over the phone, alternatively visit your local TIC. We will send a receipt with a booking confirmation and an invoice for the outstanding amount.

Alternatively send us a message via our website and one of our staff will give you a call to make your booking.

Specialists in Group Travel

If you run a local group or society and are looking for a day out for your whole group, why not book your whole group and get a discount. Alternatively we can help you organise your own day great value Day Excursion or Holiday Tour or help you sell the remaining seats to make your day out more affordable.

If you prefer you can choose one of our planned excursions and request a group rate for a set number of seats on our tour. We will sit you all together on the day and also are able to hold a set number of seats until you have your final numbers. For groups of more than 10 we can usually offer a 10% discount and often even a free place for the organiser.

All you need to do is give us a call us on 01305 851697 or drop us an email on

Your Money Is Safe With Us

Having been in business for many years we know how important it is to look after our customers money and ensure we provide what is promised to them.  Rest assured all customers money is held in an independent trust account so that in the event of the company suffering financial failure you would always get either your holiday or your money back and if you were away on a tour with us and this happens you would complete your holiday and be returned safely back home.  We comply fully with the Package Travel Regulations 2018.

What Happens If  Crossways Travel Cancels The Tour

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your tour we would always offer you either a full no quibble refund or the option to choose another similar holiday to the same or higher value at no extra cost.  On occasions it may be appropriate to charge the date of the departure and if this happens it would be your choice to either a full refund or to travel on the new departure date.


What If Something Significant Changes On My Tour

Sadly sometimes thing have to be changed on our tours due to attractions closing, hotels closing etc when this happens if it is deemed as a significant part (as determined by the package travel regulations 2018) of the holiday we would contact you in writing to advise of the change and you would have the right to cancel the tour and receive a full refund if you believed that this change would effect your overall enjoyment of the holiday (unless the change was caused by something we had no control over).  In any case we would always advise you if even a small element of the tour changed and we would always try and replace this element with something of equal or greater value at no cost to our customer.