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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 22nd June 14.22

 

Reader Trips: columbia nov 7th

COLUMBIA ROAD and LONDON MARKETS
Experience the true atmosphere of bustling East End stalls with a trip to Columbia Road flower market followed by an afternoon visit to the popular Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane Markets.  

 

Sunday June 25th - £22.00

 

Price includes coaching and transfers.

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW

 

Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun July 6/7/8/9 - £52.00

 

Includes admission and around 6 hours at the show.

Reader Trips: Hampton Court Flower

 

Reader Trips: Wimbledon court 1

Last chance to book - just 7 places remain
WIMBLEDON DAY TRIP                  
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.  

 

Sun July 16th - £82.50

 

Price includes full day at Wimbledon with reserved seat on No 1 Court which offers no cover from the weather conditions , hot, cold, wet or dry, for the 2017 championship and coaching.  Please note Wimbledon Rain-Affected Play policy applies, - if less than 60 minutes play takes place on No 1 Court only £29 will be refunded, after one hour no refunds whatsoever will apply.

LONDON SHOPPER
You’ll be dropped a short walk from cosmopolitan Covent Garden or walk in the other direction and you’ll find the department stores and shops of Oxford Street and with around 5.5 hours shopping time you can shop ‘till you drop.  


Thur July 20th - £15.00

Reader Trips: shopping 

 

Reader Trips: camden

CAMDEN LOCK MARKETS
Spend around 5.5hours exploring the different market areas of Camden, from the original craft market to the alternative fashion scene of Camden Stables they are all waiting to be discovered and when you’re all shopped out why not take a relaxing walk along the canal towpath - it’s shopping with scenery!

 

Sat Jul 22nd, Sept 16th or Nov 4th - £23.00

LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWJUMPING - Royal Hospital Chelsea
Witness Great Britain’s Olympic show jumping heroes in action like never before at this spectacular venue with the top horses and riders in the world descending on this three day event.   Join us on day one as Olympic, World and European Champions compete in the 12th leg of this prestigious show jumping series – ‘The Formula 1’ of equestrian sport

 

Friday August 4th - £47.00

 

Includes unreserved seat, ssp £21.60

 

Reader Trips: Longines Global Show Jumping

 Reader Trips: london eye new

THAMES RIVER CRUISE, LUNCH & LONDON EYE
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.           

Aug 5th, Aug 19th, Sept 9th - Adult £78.00 Child (3-12yrs) £64.00

 

Price includes set 3-course lunch while cruising the Thames, London Eye flight and coaching.

PAW PATROL LIVE! Race To The Rescue - Wembley Arena

 

Sat August 5th, 1.30pm - £66.00

 

Includes £33.50 seat. Under 12 months free on parent’s lap. 12 months plus full fare


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CARVERY MEAL & BUCKINGHAM PALACE
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, Royal Gifts which tell the story of the Queen’s 65 year reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts from across the globe.

 

Sat Aug 5th, Sept 2nd Adult £65.00, Child (5-16 yrs) £56.00

 

Includes coaching, Palace admission and meal.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE & RIVER CRUISE WITH AFTERNOON TEA
Visit the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and this year’s special exhibition, Royal Gifts which tell the story of the Queen’s 65 year reign through a wide-ranging display of official gifts from across the globe before transferring to a Bateaux London 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. Includes coaching, timed Palace admission and river cruise serving traditional afternoon tea.

 


Sats August 12th, Sept 9th - Adults
£75.00, Child (5-12 years) £59.50

 

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


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NEWMARKET RACES & LIVE CONCERT
Enjoy the excitement of racing and your favourite artist live in concert. We arrive with time to picnic before the first race or simply head into the venue for a host of catering outlets. With a premier enclosure ticket included you’ll get the best opportunity to stake your place and watch the show/racing.  

 

OLLY MURS
Fri August 18th - £79.00
Gates 3.30pm, depart around midnight

 

JESS GLYNNE
Sat August 26th - £73.00
Gates 12 noon, depart around 9.30pm

 

Smart attire required. Times stated include a leisurely departure to avoid the car park chaos, price includes coaching & premier ticket (standing).

KENSINGTON PALACE, CARVERY LUNCH & BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Compare two spectacular palaces on this special day out. A morning visit to Kensington Palace, now exhibiting Princess Diana’s dresses and memorial garden commemorating 20 years since her death. Then it’s a short drive to the 4 star Rubens at the Palace Hotel for our two course carvery lunch before making the short walk to Buckingham Palace to visit the State apartments and this year’s special display is royal gifts, items presented to Her Majesty during the past 65 years.  

 


Wed Aug 23rd, Sat Sept 2nd -
Adults £86.00, Child £60.00 (under 16)

 

Price includes palace admissions and lunch.

 

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader 

 
Reader Trips: Diana Fashion story - Reader

KENSINGTON PALACE & AFTERNOON TEA including Diana: Her Fashion Story
Twenty years on from her death a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating Diana’s life will be open at Kensington Palace, her home for 14 years. Diana: Her Fashion story will trace the evolution of her style from demure beginnings to style icon with a collection of extraordinary garments. You will also be able to explore State Apartments and other historic Palace rooms on your visit. The day culminates with and included afternoon tea at a city hotel.

 

Aug 29th, Dec 3rd, Dec 11th, Dec 14th, Dec 16th - Adult £58, Sen £55, Child £45 (U16)

THE GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE LIVE -Excel London 
The GBSB Live is an event for anyone with a love of dressmaking, textiles, fashion and tailoring at all levels.  There’s workshops, demonstrations, fashion galleries, catwalk shows, drop in clinic, celebrity super theatre and some 200 exhibitors selling specialist products                

 

Sat Sept 23rd - Adult £39.00, Child (5-16yrs) £33.50

                          

Includes admission and around six hours at the event.


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WINDSOR CASTLE & AFTERNOON TEA 
Come and visit the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. Castle admission includes entry to the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and Queen Mary’s Dolls House. It’s then a short walk to the nearby hotel for afternoon tea.                 

 

Sun Sept 24th or Sat Dec 23rd - Adult £64.00, Snr £62.00, Child (5-15yrs) £57.00

                          

Price includes coaching, Windsor Castle admission and afternoon tea.  Child is 5-16yrs

THE PEOPLE'S POST
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.

 


Thurs Sept 28th -
£55.00

Reader Trips: The People's Post

Reader Trips: Rain

RAIN – 50 YEARS OF THE BEATLES - London Palladium
Rain Performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that the Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Sets include high definition screens and multimedia content, Rain brings the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album to life in its entirety

 

Shopping + Matinee
Sat October 7th - £99.00

 

Includes £73 seat and coach.

KNITTING AND STITCHING Alexandra Palace
Spend a day re-stocking your yarn stash, learning to knit, mastering the art of tailoring and so much more at the biggest textile event in the UK with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, interactive features, professionally curated galleries and some 300 exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.

 


Sat October 14th -
£37.50

 

Price includes admission and around six hours at the show.

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Reader Trips: Cockney Sing-A-Long

COCKNEY SING-A-LONG THAMES CRUISE & LUNCH
Join the Pearly King and Queen on this cockney-themed sing-a-long sailing with nostalgic songs, a little flag waving and a traditional two course East End lunch. Get in the spirit of the day and practice your vocals as you sail along the Thames singing those memorable little ditties.

 

Weds Oct 18th - £65.00

 

Price includes two course lunch and themed entertainment.

JOHN RUTTER’S FAURE’S REQUIEM - St Paul’s Cathedral
In the breathtaking setting of St Paul’s Cathedral, John Rutter conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest artists in a rousing programme of Fauré’s glorious Requiem; Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra, and two majestic works by John Rutter, including the London premiere of Visions; his new work celebrating heavenly peace written specially for solo violin, string ensemble and boy choristers.

 


Thurs October 26th, 7.30pm

 

Dome Seats £66, Rear Transepts (North) seats £49.50 

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Reader Trips: Barbarians vs New Zealand

BARBARIANS vs ALL BLACKS - Twickenham Stadium
The Barbarians will take on the reigning world champions marking the next step in their longstanding rivalry having faced each other 10 times since 1954.

 


Sat Nov 4th -
£112

 

Includes £75 middle tier seat, kick off 3pm.

LORD MAYOR’S SHOW & THAMES CRUISE
Enjoy a full day in London with free time in the city before taking your place to view the second phase of the spectacular procession as it winds its way through the city streets. You then hop on board your Thames sightseeing vessel which will position on the river to view the early evening fireworks before returning to Greenwich. A high tea of sandwiches and scones with tea/coffee will be served during the sailing.

 


Sat Nov 11th -
£66.00

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GARETH MALONE - London Palladium
This is a perfect opportunity to spend an evening with the TV’s favourite choirmaster who will be joined by some exciting guest choirs and singers as he takes you on a journey of musical discovery showcasing the diversity of the music that inspires him

 

Fri November 17th - £81.00

 

Includes £54.30 seat.

COVENT GARDEN & CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR - Royal Albert Hall
The UK’s most popular classical music show offers the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 overture. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform popular works by Ravel, Elgar, Orff, Puccini, Strauss, Rossini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Mascagni

 


Sun November 19th, 3pm show -
£75.50

 

Price includes pre show visit to Covent Garden and stall seat ssp £61.20

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LET'S FACE THE MUSIC - A Tribute to the Great Musicals - Royal Albert Hall
Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and four West End guest vocalists for an enchanting evening of music from your all-time favourite shows from the golden era of musicals. Indulge in a nostalgic trip down memory lane with classic songs from The Sound of Music, High Society, Singin’ In the Rain, Carousel, Oklahoma! South Pacific, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and many more.

 


Mon November 20th -
£64.00

 

Includes stall seat for 7.30pm show

PORTSMOUTH VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS at the Historic Dockyard
Visit the stunning attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including the new 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 3rd -
Adults £49.50 Sen/Child £47.50

 

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

Reader Trips: PORTSMOUTH

Reader Trips: Thames Christmas Party Cruise

THAMES CHRISTMAS PARTY LUNCH CRUISE
Time to indulge and enjoy a little Christmas atmosphere on this three hour afternoon sailing with onboard entertainment festive style! You’re welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, served a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch before the vocalist, festive music and dancing begins. Christmas is always busy so take time out to have some fun, come with friends and family and enjoy a Christmas party Thames style.  

 


Sun December 3rd -
£61.00

 

Price includes coaching & festive cruise with meal and entertainment. A licensed bar is available and dress code is festive!

OLYMPIA SHOWJUMPING


Puissance evening
- Thurs December 14th - £99.00
Programme:  International Showjumping Class – The Christmas Pudding Stakes; Dog Agility; International Display; Shetland Pony Grand National; International Display, International showjumping Class- The Puissance; Christmas Finale.

Includes £71 top price seat and time to visit the shopping village

 

International Showjumping evening - Sat December 16th - £96.00
Programme:  Extreme Driving; Dog Agility; International Display; Shetland Pony Grand National; International Display; International Showjumping Class – The Christmas Tree Stakes; Christmas Finale.

Includes £68 top price seat and time to visit the shopping village

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THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR & SWAFFAM - 1 single place only
There’s free time in Swaffam 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.  

 


December 18 -
£70.00 1 single place only

 

Price includes coaching from Clacton or Colchester and top price deluxe seat.

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL with the London Concert Orchestra

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG   
Sing your heart out as showman Jonathan Cohen leads you through another fun-filled jamboree of his most loved carols and all-time Christmas hits with the London Concert Orchestra and London Chorus

Programme:   Handel Christmas sequence from Messiah, Let the bright Seraphim; Gruber Silent Night, Corelli Allegro & Pastorale from Christmas Concerto; Cullen Joy to the World; Mozart Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate; Rutter The Twelve Days of Christmas

Carols for all with special guest Louise Dearman including Away in a Manger; Good King Wenceslas; O come, all ye faithful; Hark! the Herlad angels sing; O little town of Bethlehem; God rest ye merry gentlemen; I wish it could be Christmas Every Day; Winter Wonderland; Santa Claus is Coming to Town; Merry Christmas Everybody; Merry Christmas Everyone; the First Nowell; Jingle Bells; Goodtime Christmas.       

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Sat December 16th, 12.30pm show + Covent Garden or Covent Garden + 4.15pm show - £68.00

 


Includes stall seats.

 

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JINGLE BELL CHRISTMAS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
It’s high kicks for Christmas as the Jingle Belles join Captial Voices and West End stars for all your favourite Christmas hits with the London Concert Orchestra, special guests Laura Tebbutt and Tim Howar, Capital Voices and John Rigby conducts.

Programme:  All I want for Christmas is You; Frosty the Snowman; Merry Christmas Everyone; White Christmas; It’s the Most wonderful Time of the Year; Jingle Bell Rock; The Twelve Days of Christmas; Driving Home for Christmas; Baby its Cold Outside; Winter Wonderland; Santa Claus is Coming to Town; Blue Christmas; Last Christmas; Let it Snow.   Includes stall seat

 

Sun December 17th - £68.00
Covent Garden + 4pm show
Tues December 19th - £68.00
2.30pm matinee, no shops

 

Includes stall seats.

CLASSIC CAROLS WITH ALAN TITCHMARSH AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Alan Titchmarsh returns for a joyous assortment of traditional Christmas music and sublime carols with the London Concert Orchestra, Band of the Coldstream Guards, London Philharmonic Choir, Benedict Nelson baritone and Toby Purser conductor.

Programme:   O Holy Night; Candlelight Carol, Fantasia on Christmas Carols; A Merry Little Christmas; Joy to the World; Shepherd’s Pipe Carol; Ave Maria; In dulci jubilo and carols for all including O little town of Bethlehem; Good King Wenceslas; God rest ye merry gentlemen.

 

 

Wed December 20th - £68.50
Covent Garden + 2.30pm show

 


Includes stall seats

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Reader Trips: KEW

CHRISTMAS AT KEW
Follow the 60,000 lights that illuminate the mile long botanical wonderland trail discovering brightly coloured laser beams dancing over water, a Tunnel of Lights, scented Fire Garden and fairy-tale avenues of flora. Santa and his elves will be in North Pole village, plus favourite vintage rides, Christmas gifts and traditional festive fare, this is a magical after dark experience.  

 


Thur/Fri December 21st/22nd - Adults
£41.00, Child (4-14 years) £32.00

 

Includes visit to Covent Garden, coaching and timed entry to Kew Gardens.

HARRY POTTER STUDIOS TOUR
This Hertfordshire attraction boasts a 20,000ft expansion and now includes the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 93/4 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

 

Dec 24th, Dec 30th - Adult (16+) £59.00 Child (4-15 yrs)  £52.00

Includes coaching and timed entry ticket  

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Reader Trips: Disney on Ice Passport

DISNEY ON ICE - PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE O2 Arena
Upbeat music, lovable Disney characters and unforgettable moments from Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Frozen provide a family experience to be remembered.

 


Dec 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th -
£65.00 2.30pm shows

 

Includes £35 lower tier seat.

English National Ballet present THE NUTCRACKER + 2hrs pre show leisure London Coliseum, 2.30pm
Time for a meal or sale time shopping before more than 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live as Clara and her Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, a Mouse King and a handsome stranger 

 


Thurs December 28th -
£82.00

 

Includes stall seat ssp £79

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Reader Trips: Elvis

ELVIS THEMED BIRTHDAY CRUISE
Drag out those blue suede shoes, exercise your vocal chords and come celebrate Elvis’ birthday on an afternoon Thames sightseeing cruise with special tribute act, dance floor and American themed buffet.  Whether you want to watch the show or bop on the floor this is your invitation to party and celebrate the King of Rock n Roll.

 


Sun January 7th -
£59.50

 

Price includes coaching, 2.5hr cruise, tribute show and lunch.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO - Royal Albert Hall
Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind! Never before seen in the UK OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love in a show that will keep the whole family buzzing!

 

Matinee, no shops
Sun January 28th 2018 -
£89.00

 

Covent Garden + matinee
Sun February 11th 2018 -
£90.00

 

Includes stall seat ssp £82

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For a full printable list of all our trips, please click here

Please note: Management/Promoters reserve the right to substitute performers and unless a tour is cancelled due to insufficient response all monies paid are non-refundable and tours are non-transferable. Details shown are for general information only, all prices are believed correct at time of upload, however Reader Travel reserve the right to verbally confirm a price at the time of booking and this price shall apply and supersede any written material.
Newmarket Promotions Ltd terms and conditions apply, available on request prior to booking or online here. Strictly no under 16's without parent's written consent.
SSP = Usual single seat/admission selling price inclusive of theatre levy or venue facility fee. Smoking, alcohol or illegal substances NOT permitted on coaches. Provisional bookings can be made, held for three days only.