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Explore the sights of Essex with a trip or guided tour


One of the most effective ways of making the most of any holiday or day trip to a region is to put together the perfect itinerary of sights to be seen, as well as booking a tour or two to experience the area with the help of an experienced professional. If this sounds right up your street then this is the perfect place to start, where we list some of Essex's popular sightseeing, trips and tours.


Blackwater Dawn

Blackwater Boats - Chelmsford

Blackwater Boats provide a range of traditional boats that can be booked for up to 12 passengers; throughout your cruise you'll have full use of on-board facilities, which include: a small galley, fridge, gas hob and tea & coffee making facilities. There's also space for you to have a picnic lunch. You can either choose to simply sit back and relax, or get involved with the ride by opening the locks or even steering the boat!

Chigwell Tours and Visits - Chigwell

Chigwell Tours offer a wide array of tours that will keep every type of tourist happy, such as the Celebrity Essex Tour, which will take you from Millionaire's row to some of the most popular haunts for the county's many famous faces.


Epping Ongar Railway - Ongar

The Epping Ongar Railway has been wonderfully preserved and today will take you through the Essex countryside in old school, vintage style.


Lady Grace Boat Trips - West Mersea

Lady Grace Boat Trips in West Mersea can cater for up to 12 passengers, and they provide the optimal flexibility by offering trips that last for between 1 hour and 12 hours. The Lady Grace boat runs at a leisurely 6-8 knots and is skippered by those who know the region inside out.


Topsail Charters - Maldon

Topsail Charters makes up the most luxurious of sailing experiences. Here you will take to the decks of a fine old ship and look forward to wonderfully attentive staff and a wide range of options. These include booking self-catering accommodation for a weekend away of sailing on the East Coast Rivers, to taking a day trip to go birdwatching. They are also famed for their food and drink, so take a look at the Sunday Roast cruises or the Cream Tea Sail.


Still have space upon your itinerary?

If you're holiday schedule isn't quite full up then we've plenty more where this little list came from. Head on over to our directory for more sightseeing, trips and tours for the intrepid Essex tourist.


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