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2018 Day Excursion Brochure - Now Available

Great News...!

Our new day excursion brochure is now in stock. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive one in the post shortly.

It is jam packed with new and popular destinations, lots of theatre's and shows, family days out and much more! Pop in and collect one and have a chat or call and ask for one to be sent to you.


New Arrival at Eastons...

New Arrival at Eastons...

Eastons are very proud to announce the completion of a quarter of a million pound investment with the delivery of our brand new Mercedes Benz Tourismo tour coach from Evobus UK as part of our continued commitment to providing luxury executive travel on our award winning holidays and day excursions.

This continued investment into our fleet will provide a positive contribution towards the four nominations we have received for this years British Coach Tourism Awards which include Best Holiday Programme, Best Day Excursion Programme, Coach Tour Driver of the Year and Coach Tour Operator of the Year (medium 6-15 coaches).

Fitted with a Euro 6 Mercedes Benz engine, this meets all of the emission standards set by the EU and its high quality spec will ensure you will all enjoy a safe and comfortable journey, near or far.

This coach is the perfect addition to our modern current fleet alongside our other Mercedes Tourismo, VDL Futura's and Setra 416GTHD's.

 


Weather Update

Weather Update

Now the Beast from the East has gone and hopefully leaving us with some Spring weather. We are happy to say that all of our excursions and holidays are now back on track.

It was unfortunate that we had to cancel our excursions on Saturday, but I am sure you will appreciate that safety is our top priority. We are looking to reschedule the Bruge excursion sometime soon. Once we have confirmed a date with Eurotunnel for the crossing, we will contact everyone who booked and update our website and social media.

All of us at Eastons would like to thank you all for your understanding. 


Weather Disruption

Weather Disruption

The 'Beast from the East' has certainly struck Norfolk hard today affecting everything in its path and we hope you have managed to stay safe and warm.

We would just like to reassure anyone that has booked with us on our excursions this weekend that we will continue to monitor and assess the conditions ahead. Should we feel that your or our drivers safety be compromised before departure, we will make contact with you with the details you provided.

Likewise, if you feel you cannot join us or face delays getting to your pick up point, please call us on 01603 754155. We will also be available on our Facebook Messenger and Twitter page and will provide updates to Facebook and Twitter should the need arise.

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Thank you all, keep safe and warm

Eastons Team


New 2018 Holiday Brochures Available!

New 2018 Holiday Brochures Available!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new 2018 holiday brochure featuring tours by coach, air & sea! 

 

A lot of time, dedication and sheer hard work has been involved in organising the 2018 departures, and we hope we have managed to include a variety of destinations for every taste and budget.

 

NEW for 2018 are our 'Elite Tours', designed to offer that extra personal touch! On these tours you will recieve a travel pack on departure, complimentary refreshments on board the coach and have the services of a tour manager as well as your experienced tour driver. At the moment we have got 4 tours to choose from, and if these are a success, more will be added for the future!

 

If you're not on our mailing list, then please feel free to request your copy via the website or by calling our reservation team on 01603 754155


Great new deal for Aladdin The Musical in the West End

We have a great new date and price for Aladdin The Musical in the West End. The Disney classic has been brought to life on stage at Prince Edward Theatre in London with over 350 lavish costumes, excellent special effects and a tremendous cast.

The new show has been described as "Sheer Genie-us!" by the Evening Standard, and our first coach excursion to Aladdin came back with excellent reviews. 

From the Aladdin The Musical website the show features "all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining, shimmering spectacle" (Huffington Post) is everything you could wish for and more.

Aladdin and Jasmine are played by rising British stars Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen. Broadway’s Trevor Dion Nicholas has made his London stage debut as the Genie. A fabulous cast and orchestra, over 350 magnificent costumes, and breathtaking sets and special effects come together to create the "sheer Genie-us" (Evening Standard) that is Aladdin, an unmissable event in London theatre."

Join us on our excursion to Aladdin on Thursday 2nd March 2017 for just £72. This excellent price includes a theatre ticket for stalls seating and return executive coach travel. Free parking is available at Stratton Strawless Depot and Harford Park and Ride, as well as our pickups at Hellesdon, Norwich Castle Meadow, Attleborough and Thetford.

Click here to book your seats today, or call 01603 754155 and speak to our reservations team!


The Boydguard Including Lunch - Don't miss this spectacular offer!

We have a spectacular offer of a show ticket to The Bodyguard AND a two course Fish and Chip Lunch at Bonds of Mayfair.

Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love...

Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), with a book by the Oscar-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Alexander Dinelaris, this extraordinary new production of THE BODYGUARD is directed by the award-winning Thea Sharrock (Sunshine Boys, Equus, The Misanthrope).

Designs are by the award-winning Tim Hatley (Betty Blue Eyes, Private Lives, Spamalot) alongside choreography by Arthur Pita (English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Young Vic), orchestrations by Chris Egan (Crazy For You, End Of The Rainbow, Grease), musical supervision by Mike Dixon (Never Forget, We Will Rock You), lighting by Mark Henderson (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, West Side Story), sound by Richard Brooker (Chess, A Christmas Carol, Jesus Christ Superstar) and video designs by Duncan McLean (Shrek, Evita, All New People).

Book online now or call our reservations office on 01603 754155


Extra tickets for Eastons sell-out 'The Go Between' acquired

After selling out our entire coach in less than eight hours, Eastons are pleased to be able to offer a second coach to The Go Between.

This spectacular offer cannot be missed! At just £59 the price includes return executive coach travel, your theatre ticket and lunch at Grace near Piccadilly Circus. Our excursion, on Saturday 15th October, is the final day of the show running after a highly limited period of just five months in the West End.

Featuring stunning music, evocative staging and a passionate, beautiful coming of age story, this bold new musical is delighting and enchanting audiences of all age. Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man still haunted by the events of 50 years ago during the hot summer of 1900 and the time spent in Norfolk at the country house of his school friend Marcus. He vividly recalls his unwitting role acting as a go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian (Gemma Sutton) and tenant-farmer Ted (Stuart Ward). The illicit love affair, carried out against the wishes of her formidable mother (Issy van Randwyck) and behind the back of Viscount Trimingham (Stephen Carlile), drags young Leo into an adult world of passion and intrigue where he discovers feelings he’s never experienced before. Michael Crawford is back centre stage in his first major musical role in more than a decade. Book your tickets today and experience The Go-Between for yourself.

Interested? You can book online simply by clicking here or by calling our reservations office on 01603 754155.


£1 million investment completed with delivery of third brand new coach

Eastons are proud to announce the completion of a landmark £1 million investment with the delivery of our third new coach for the 2016 season.

Delivered to us on Wednesday from Moseley Distributors, an industry leader in the supply of coaches and the UK's largest independent coach dealer, is the second of a pair of VDL Futura 2 coaches; the first of which was delivered in May. These two executive coaches join our Mercedes Benz Tourismo delivered in May which completed the trio of new coaches for the year.

Investment is a key factor contributing towards the success of our day excursion and holiday programme which was awarded the prestigious "Top UK Coach Travel Programme" at the UK Coach Awards in April.

The VDL Futura 2 is the successor to the older Bova Futura, which was one of the longest selling coaches on the market. Our history with the Bova Futura dates back as far as the 1980s with vehicle A585GPE, one of the first Futuras delivered in the United Kingdom.

Thirty years forward and the VDL Futura 2 is better than ever, with an ultra-clean Euro 6 standard engine, generous leg room, climate control and an onboard toilet and washroom. At the rear of the coach our two new VDL Futura 2s are specified with four seats rather than five to offer premium space and extra comfort to passengers travelling 'on the back row'.

Our three new coaches are allocated to our drivers Shaun, Gary and Corbett and will see use across our programme on UK and Continental Holidays, Weekend Breaks, Day Excursions and private coach hire.


More Excursions & West End Theatre Shows

Here at Eastons, we've been working hard to keep updating our award winning 2016 Day Excursion programme, and we are pleased to announce some brand new additions, as well as securing additional dates for popular sold out trips! Reservations can be made online, or by calling our office on 01603 754155.

 

Andre Rieu, Wembley Arena, London: Tuesday 20th December 2016

His concerts are unique, his secret: The joy of music! André Rieu, together with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many international soloists, returns to the UK to enthuse fans with his humorous and a colorful new program. >>> Book Online

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Together Tour, Eventim Apollo, London: Thursday 8th December 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favourite tenor, Alfie Boe, today announce that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour! >>> Book Online

Olympia International Horse Show: Saturday 17th December 2016

A Saturday afternoon show at Olympia - The London International Horse Show. Olympia is the only UK Show to host all three FEI World CupTM Qualifiers in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving. Each performance includes an equestrian competition along with a variety of displays from around the World. >>> Book Online

Motown The Musical: Thursday 20th October 2016

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more. >>> Book Online

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical: Thursday 27th October 2016

The story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their friendship and rivalry with song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her rise to stardom. >>> Book Online

Disney On Ice, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena: Friday 18th November 2016

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination when Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now a full length production live on ice and skating into a city near you. Be magically whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including “Let It Go.” >>> Book Online

Snow White, Birmingham Barclaycard Arena: Tuesday 20th December 2016

The Scary Queen; Spice Girl Mel B, crashes into Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham this Christmas, heading up a mega star cast as The World’s Biggest Panto returns with the wickedly enchanting tale of Snow White. Every seat’s a great seat when the action comes to you - with a giant castle, amazing special effects, 24ft high fountains, aerial acrobatics, our the seven dwarves, plus many more festive (and snowy) surprises… and with a massive 10m wide TV screen you won’t miss a moment! >>> Book Online

Bruges Christmas Markets: Saturday 3rd December & Saturday 10th December 2016

Take in the beautiful sights, scents and sounds of the bustling Bruges Christmas Markets; an almost fairytale like land pefect for a Christmas retreat. The main market is situated in Grote Markt, which is surrounding by wooden chalets and centred by a beautiful ice rink. Other markets are situiated around this peaceful city with unique traders offering all manner of festive food and goods. >>> Book Online

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland & London Shopping: Choice of Dates, November & December 2016

Get into the festive spirit as family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park. This free-to-enter event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. Winter Wonderland provides fun, laughter and excitement for both adults and children. For those wishing to head for some retail therapy, you are just a minute-or-two walk away from Oxford Street, one of the best known shopping streets in London. >>> Book Online