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Days Out

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 23rd Mar 14.17


A great day out with a gentle walking tour and relaxing canal cruise through Regents Park. Discover the maze of narrow streets and bygone alleyways, homes of the famous and stately Charterhouse open for the first time since 1348. There's time for lunch (not included) before boarding your 50 minute canal journey from Little Venice to Camden Lock.


Mon April 16th (2 places remain) or Fri May 25th - Adult £49.00, Senior £47.00


Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

Reader Trips: Hidden London

Reader Trips: Royal River Explorer reader

We begin with time for refreshments at the well-heeled Windsor Farm Shop where the Queen sells her produce - game from Sandringham, Highland beef from Balmoral and organic eggs from a palatial chicken run the size of a rugby pitch! With the Blue Badge Guide there’s a short coach tour to Eton where we step down outside the most famous school in the world to walk along the historic High Street leading to the River Thames and Windsor. It’s a walk of about 1000 yards. After free time for lunch by the river we cruise past the only island racecourse in the UK and past the beautiful riverside homes of the stars. We see the original Hammer House of Horror and Brunel’s famous Sounding Arch immortalised in JMW Turner’s painting “Rain, Steam and Speed”.


Tues April 17th -

Price includes guided tour and cruise, all refreshments payable on day.

Comprising more than 70 paintings by the artist this exhibition spans Claude Monet’s long career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912. From his compositions of villages and picturesque settings, through his exploration of the modern city, and ultimately ending with his monumental series of works portraying Rouen Cathedral, this display features exceptional loans from public and private collections around the world. From the exhibition it’s a comfortable short walk of around 10mins to the Strand Palace hotel where a two course carvery lunch with tea/coffee awaits.


Sat Apr 21st, Jul 21st -
Sun May 6th, Jul 1st - £66.50
Wed May 9th - £64.50

Price includes timed exhibition entry and lunch.

Reader Trips: Monet

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Once called the “City of Gallows” London is the most haunted city in the world and your guide will reveal stories of crimes, punishments, ministerial ghosts, spies and intrigues. Part walking and part coach travel on this tour expect goosebumps and giggles as the city’s history reveals some infamous characters from the past with discoveries in St James Park, The Old Square Mile and the East End from Victorian slums to Jack the Ripper!


Tues April 24th -

Explore a lesser-known London district with a very important place in the history of our nation. Learn the story of posting a letter from earliest times to the coming of the GPO, visit the new Postal Museum and take a ride on the Mail Rail beneath the streets of London, a unique piece of industrial heritage that kept the capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years. This intriguing tour revealed by your expert Blue Badge Guide is part walk part and part coach and really will deliver an insight into five centuries of communication by mail.


Wed April 25th, July 4th - £55.00

Reader Trips: The People's Post

Reader Trips: Chelsea Hospital

Visit the National Army Museum where five dynamic new galleries showcase thousands of interesting objects. They tell stories from the army’s 17th Century beginnings through to the current impact of the British Army throughout the world. Have lunch at the museum (not included) before making the short walk to the Chelsea Royal Hospital. Here your guided tour in the company of a Chelsea Pensioner reveals Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning buildings, hear the captivating stories of the inhabitants – both past and present – and learn what life’s like today for veterans at this famous Royal Hospital. The day culminates with an informative guided coach tour by a former Scot’s Guard for a real insight into Trooping the Colour, royal weddings and Changing of the Guard.


Thurs April 26th - £57.00

ABBA SUPER TROUPERS The Exhibition Southbank Centre
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA as they take over 1970s Britain in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Led by a personal tour guide and the voice of narrator Jarvis Cocker, journey through nine immersive rooms exploring the music, lyrics and lives of one of the world’s most unforgettable bands. Get close to never-before-seen items from the band’s archive including personal notes, memorabilia and iconic costumes. Chart their rise to fame and lasting legacy; from their early pop explosion onto the British music scene, to chart-topping international stardom. Your day culminates with afternoon tea at the luxury four star AMBA Hotel Charing Cross. Exhibition closes April 29 so don’t miss it.

Sat April 28th - £69.50


Includes £25 timed entry ticket, transfers and afternoon tea.

Reader Trips: Abba Super troupers

Reader Trips: Symphonic Rock

SYMPHONIC ROCK - Royal Albert Hall
Hear your musical heroes come to life for one epic night in this must-see show of classic rock anthems and hit songs performed by the rocking Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and rhythm section, featuring a spectacular light show. New for 2018 a special celebration of music icon Adele and a tribute to the legendary George Michael


Tues May 1st - £65.00

Includes stall seat for 7.30pm show.

Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history. It has been the coronation church since 1066, wedded 16 Kings and Queens, is the final resting place of 17 monarchs and contains memorials to some our greatest citizens. Come journey from Edward the Confessor to the Tomb of the Unknown! Groups can only visit with a qualified Blue Badge guide so you can be sure of an enjoyable Abbey tour along with free time to explore the surrounding historical buildings - the Parish Church of Parliament, the Supreme Court or perhaps St Margaret’s established by the Benedictine Monks.

Thurs May 3rd -
Adult £60.00, Senior £57.00

Reader Trips: Coronations & Celebrations

Reader Trips: Space Spectacular

Covent Garden & SPACE SPECTACULAR - Royal Albert Hall, 2.30pm
A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks. Space Spectacular will feature works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams – perhaps the greatest film composer of all time and winner of over 40 prestigious awards, including five Academy Awards. Over the decades their music has accompanied us on epic adventures, told us stirring tales, and taken us on many emotional journeys. Iconic pieces have even transported us back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, often painting a full picture before the actors even say a word!

Saturday May 12th -


Includes stall seat and coach.

London’s highest attraction “The Shard” measures 1,016 ft and redefines London’s skyline. On a clear day it offers an astonishing 360 degree, 40 mile view over the city and beyond.


Saturday May 12th -
Adult £67.00, Child £64.00

Price includes Shard morning admission before transferring to the Strand Palace Hotel for your carvery meal and dessert before heading for home around 2.45pm after included tea/coffee.   Child is 4-15 yrs

Reader Trips: shard

Reader Trips: london eye new

At 135 metres the London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, its gradual rotation lasts around 30 minutes and the interactive guides in each capsule let you explore the capital’s iconic landmarks as they come into view.  There’s time for lunch (not included) before making the short stroll over the bridge for our timed entry into Westminster Palace, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament where your self- guided audio tour will reveal over 1,000 years of history, modern day politics, stunning art and architecture.

Sat May 12th -
Adult £68.00, Child (5-15yrs) £60.00


Price includes London Eye flight and HP admission.


Sat May 19th -
Adult £42.00, Child £32.00
1 child 6-16yrs per paying adult £20


Includes admission ticket and around 6 hours at the show.

Reader Trips: Motors show 2018

Reader Trips: shopping

A leisurely start for the City arriving in the Piccadilly/Regent Street area a little after midday. With around six hours leisure time there’s plenty of opportunity to shop until you drop and enjoy a nice meal before heading for home around 6.15pm


Sun May 20th -

Come and visit the world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design and will feature superb exhibits from the best nurseries, growers and florists.


Fri May 25th -
£92.00 (1 place only)

Includes £65 entry ticket and around 7 hrs at the show

Reader Trips: Chelsea Flower Show

Reader Trips: Syon House

Combine this entertaining Blue Badge guided tour of Syon House, the last ducal residence to survive in the Greater London area, with a visit to Richmond and an exploration by coach of the well- heeled West London area known in Georgian times as London’s Arcadia. These beautiful houses include Noel Coward’s childhood home and discover the only view in the UK protected by an Act of Parliament! Syon house is a popular film location so you may recognise a room or two in the splendor of the home of the Dukes of Northumberland.

Sunday May 27th -

Includes guided coach tour of Arcadia and guided tour of Syon House.

Don’t miss this orchestral extravaganza accompanied with big screen visuals. Watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of this iconic series. The use of innovative production and video technology will recreate the various realms found throughout Westeros and Essos, a must-see-show for all fans

Sun May 27th - £101.00


Includes £65 seat.

Reader Trips: Game of Thrones

Reader Trips: london eye new

Your coach will take you to the city to join the boat for an enjoyable lunch cruise revealing the historic sights of London and what you miss from the water you can see later from the air, as this tour culminates with a flight on the spectacular London Eye.


Sat June 9th, Aug 11th -
Adult £77.50, Teen (13-16) £74.50, Child (5-12yrs) £66.50

Price includes set 2-course lunch while cruising the Thames, London Eye flight and coaching.

Berthed at the East End Royal Docks step aboard the moored Tereza-Joanne vessel where an afternoon’s entertainment awaits with a right old Cockney knees up starring Gordon Bennett, it’s like Chas & Dave meets Max Bygraves with a dash of Max Miller accompanied by keyboard, ukulele and of course spoons with sing-a-longs and dancing!

Tues June 19th - £61.00


Price includes basket meal and dessert followed by tea/coffee, cabaret show and coaching before departing for home around 4pm. There is level access for all and a cash bar.

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Reader Trips: White Cliffs and Walmer Castle

Enjoy exhilarating views from the White Cliffs of Dover without climbing any hills and visit Walmer – the prettiest of the Kent seaside castles – more like a little stately home! Start the day in style with a two course lunch with tea/coffee before boarding the coach for your guided scenic drive through some of Kent’s most beautiful coastal countryside. Pause to take in panoramic views from the top of the White Cliffs of Dover and visit lovely Walmer Castle and Gardens.


Weds June 20th -
Adult £66.00 Snr £64.00

Price includes two-course lunch, guided coach tour and castle visit.

LADIES DAY AT ASCOT - Queen Anne Enclosure
We're off to the races and this special occasion deserves a showing of the glad rags, recipe for the day is fun and finery! Price includes Queen Anne enclosure entry and coaching. Ascot Dress Code applies.


Thurs June 21st -

Reader Trips: Ladies Day

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It’s an early start but this is a cracking full day tour beginning at Fort Nelson, built on the summit of Portsdown Hill to guard from French attack it is now part of the Royal Armouries and here the Tower Poppies are on tour. Wave – a poignant sculpture of thousands of individual ceramic poppies mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Enjoy a guided coach tour to Southwick – the secret D-Day village and picturesque Old Portsmouth where you visit the Hot Walls before entering the Historic Dockyard to visit Henry VIII’s flag ship – The Mary Rose.

Fri June 22nd - £59.50

Price includes Fort Nelson & Poppies visit, guided coach tour and Mary Rose entry.

Four distinct yet complementary events

The House & Garden Festival incorporates The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London and presents an eclectic collection of products ranging from antiquity to contemporary – focused on craftsmanship and quality, design, interior and garden trends and luxury lifestyle

Sun June 24th - £39.00


Includes admission and around six hours at the show.

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Reader Trips: Hampton Court Flower

Visit one of the best-loved events in the UK gardening calendar, gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals and fantastic shopping in an unforgettable setting


Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun July 5/6/7/8 -

Includes admission and around 6 hours at the show.

SYMPHONIC RUSSIA - Royal Albert Hall
Enjoy an evening with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing classical favourites from one of the world’s most artistic nations featuring virtuosic pianist Natasha Paremski and many classic Russian masterpieces including Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and 1812 Overture.


Sat July 7th -

Includes stall seat for 7.30pm show.

Reader Trips: Symph Russia

Reader Trips: Wimbledon new pic

An opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere of the world’s premier Grand Slam tennis championship over the ‘Finals’ weekend. Be there, wandering the grounds and taking your reserved seat on No 1 Court to see the stars of tomorrow and yesteryear competing in the Junior and Senior events. Visit the large screen TV adjacent to Henman Hill for live action on Centre Court, celebrity spot or take a Pimm’s at this iconic summer event. Price includes full day at Wimbledon with reserved seat on No 1 Court and coaching. Please note Wimbledon Rain-Affected Play policy applies, - if less than 60 minutes play takes place on No 1 Court only £30 will be refunded. More than one hours play but less than two hours only £15 will be refunded. No1 Court offers no cover from the weather conditions , hot, cold, wet or dry, for the 2018 championship.


Sun July 15th - £85.00

Seven Queens have ruled in their own right or eight if you include Matilda and then there are the Queen Consorts and who can ignore the very many royal mistresses, what intriguing tales to tell! This London tour is unusual and entertaining seeking out the hidden reminders of the Many Queens of England and culminates with a visit to Clarence House, for 50 years the home of The Queen Mother and is now the London home of the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Thurs Aug 9th or Wed Aug 22nd - £53.00


Price includes professionally guided coach tour and Clarence House admission.

Reader Trips: Clarence House

Reader Trips: Bateaux Windsor

Visit the oldest inhabited castle in the world and let the 90 minute multimedia audio guide transport you through selected parts of this Royal building and then there’s free time to discover the historic complex at your own pace. It’s a short walk to the river to board Bateaux Melody, a beautifully crafted river boat featuring large, arching windows for uninterrupted views of the river Thames and Windsor’s lush landscapes throughout your 75 minute sailing which includes on board afternoon tea, dress code for sailing is smart casual.

Sat Aug 11th or Aug 25th - Adult £78.00, Child (3-12yrs) £60.00

It’s a delicious two course midday carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel before transferring to Buckingham Palace to visit the State rooms and this year’s special exhibition marks the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales.

Sat Aug 11th, 25th, Sept 22nd - £69.50
Sun Sept 9th - £69.50
Child 5-10 years - £51.00


Includes coaching, Palace admission and carvery with tea/coffee.

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

Visit the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and this year’s special exhibition marks the 70th birthday of The Prince of Wales. We then transfer to the Bateaux London’s Harmony vessel for afternoon tea whilst enjoying a 75 minute cruise. A selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes with assorted teas or coffee will be served to the melodic sounds of the on board pianist as the delights of the Thames unfold.

Sat Aug 18th, Sept 22nd - Adult £81.00, Child (13-16) £71, Child (5-12 years) £64


Includes coaching, timed Palace admission and river cruise serving traditional afternoon tea.

This Hertfordshire attraction now includes the Forbidden Forest and you’re invited to defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and step deep into the grounds and come face to face with Aragog and an abundance of other creatures. View the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 3/4 offers a glimpse into how some of the film’s most iconic scenes were created. Walk at leisure around the venue which showcases the eight Harry Potter films with beautiful sets, costumes and props used in the productions



Mon Aug 20th, 27th, Sat Dec 22nd, 29th - Adults - £64.00, Child (4-15 yrs) £57.00


Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

Reader Trips: Potter Around London

Reader Trips: Cake & Bake show

Brimming with all things baking, decorating and sugar craft. Gain insight from celebrity experts, stock your shelves with the latest baking equipment and be wowed by the spectacular Cake Competition entries and exquisite display tables, plus many more treats for your taste buds!

Sat October 6 - £39.00


Includes admission and around six hours at the show.

Covent Garden & CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR - Royal Albert Hall
Enjoy a morning visit to Covent Garden before taking your seat for the most popular classical music show in the UK. John Rigby conducts The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra through a selection of popular classics from your favourite composers. The performance is accompanied by state of the art technology, electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture!

Sun November 25th - £76.50


Includes stall seat for the 3pm matinee.

Reader Trips: Classical spect 2018

Reader Trips: PORTSMOUTH

Visit the stunning attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including the Mary Rose Museum, and celebrate Christmas as you step back over 150 years with carols, snowy Victorian streets and traditional entertainment. Discover the biggest Christmas market on the South Coast or take the short walk to Gunwharf Quays, for an irresistible mix of designer outlet shops and outstanding restaurants.

Sun Dec 2nd - Adults £52.50, Sen/Child £50.50

Price includes coaching and admission to the Festival of Christmas and all attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Child is 5-15yrs

There’s free time in Swaffham for refreshments (not included) before continuing the journey to Fakenham in Norfolk where this amazing extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety awaits. This fast moving celebration of the festive season features an electric mix of both seasonal and year round favourites with a cast of 130 performers.

Sun Dec 9th - £75.00
Sun Dec 16th - £68.00


Price includes coaching from Clacton or Colchester and standard seat.

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Sing your heart out as irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen leads you through another fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits at this new venue. This festive favourite has been raising the roof for over 20 years and features guest singer Louise Dearman, the London Concert Chorus and the London Concert Orchestra, includes seat ssp £46. Programme: Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, Merry Christmas Everybody, Let it Snow, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Merry Christmas Everyone, I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day, Sleigh Ride and carols for all. God rest ye merry gentleman, Away in a Manger, O come, all ye faithful, Deck the Halls, Hark! The herald angels sing.

Sat Dec 15th, 1pm show - £73.00

Covent Garden & JINGLE BELL CHRISTMAS - Barbican Centre
This Raymond Gubbay Christmas party heads to its new home at the Barbican as The Jingle Belles® dancers join The LCO, Capital Voices and special guest singers Tim Howar & Laura Tebbutt for a fun filled show of Christmas hits including All I want for Christmas Is You, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Blue Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Last Christmas and other great festive favourites.

Sat December 22nd - £66.00


Includes 2.30pm stall seat and pre show visit to Covent Garden.

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Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes! This dazzling production features new, state of the art technology.

Fri December 28th - £63.00


Includes second price Category B seat

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