If you are looking for new ideas for your group travel programme, then look no further than Essex.
Our county offers a rich tapestry of everything that makes England great, boasting the longest coastline of any English county, the oldest recorded town, the world’s longest pleasure pier and over 200 attractions. There is a wonderful collection of old and new, combining modern facilities, fascinating towns and villages and ever-changing coastlines to create the perfect day trip or short break.
Plan your trip to Essex
Essex is an ideal destination for a day out or short break for groups. Our historic houses, museums, gardens, castles, countryside and coast all offer a fascinating insight into our diverse county. Essex’s zoos and open spaces offer a warm welcome to group visitors and many offer a variety of tours.
Essex is full of exciting, exhilarating and relaxing activities for groups. Get your adrenaline pumping at Lee Valley White Water Centre, improve your swing at one of over 60 golf courses, have a go at karting or make your own lunch or dinner at one of our cookery schools.
Whether it's fine dining, 'meals on a budget', a quick 'meal stop', a leisurely lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, Essex restaurants, cafes and tea rooms will not disappoint.
Essex has over 5,000 bedspaces across the county, and being close to London with great road links it's the perfect short break or holiday destination for groups.
Featured coach companies
Kirbys coaches have been operating for over 69 years. Whichever coach holiday you choose, you can be sure of their usual care for your comfort and enjoyment, careful selection of hotels and carefree travel on their luxury coaches.
Talisman, a local family run business in Colchester for 65 years, have a varied fleet from a 2014 top of the range Setra, through to a 75 seat double decker coach. All vehicles are maintained to exacting standards and have been given the prestigious Coach Marque award.
Explore our county
Explore our 350 miles of coastline, the longest shoreline of any county in England, a place of surprising wild beauty, rich in wildlife and sprinkled with history and hidden cultural gems.