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Days Out

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 23rd March 12.26


Reader Trips: Chelsea Hospital


From the Army’s 17th Century beginnings through to the current impact of the British Army throughout the world,  five dynamic galleries at the National Museum showcase history. Have lunch at the museum (not included) before making the short walk to the Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning Chelsea Royal Hospital for your guided tour in the company of a Chelsea Pensioner. Hear the captivating stories of the inhabitants – both past and present – and learn what life’s like today for veterans.    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 Mar 29th or Mon 30th Apr -  £57.00

Enjoy a guided tour in the company of a Chelsea pensioner revealing Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning buildings and learn what life’s like for veterans of this famous Royal Hospital before making the short transfer to the Kings Road for around two hours leisure time – remember to visit the iconic Peter Jones department store, M&S and a host of scrumptious eateries.  Depart for home 5.30pm


Thurs Mar 29th -  £50.00

Reader Trips: Chelsea Hospital

Reader Trips: Ideal Home Show

Step into a world of ideas and inspiration with free hands on workshops, advice hub and celebrity demonstrations.  From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest in home renovation, to fashion beauty and gifts, you’ll find it all under one roof at this award winning show. 


Sat Mar 31st, Sun Apr 1st-  £32.00

Includes admission ticket and around six hours at the event.

Disney on Ice presents
WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT - Wembley Arena 1.30pm shows
Be thrilled by Disney’s Frozen, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, it’s time to see the dazzling world of Disney magic live on ice


Sat April 7th -
Blocks D2 & N10

Includes £29 ticket

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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!


Wed April 18th -

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.


Fri Apr 27th, Wed July 18th - £55.00

Reader Trips: The People's Post

Reader Trips: Abba Super troupers

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.


Sun April 29th -


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

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 6th -

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

Reader Trips: Syon House

Reader Trips: Hidden London

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


Tues May 15th - Adult £49.00, Sen £47.00

Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

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 May 19th, June 2nd -
Sun June 24th - £66.50

Price includes timed exhibition entry and lunch.

Reader Trips: Monet

Reader Trips: Coronations & Celebrations

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.

Tues May 22nd -
Adult £58.00, Senior £55.00

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.


Sat May 26th -

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

Reader Trips: Chelsea Flower Show

Reader Trips: shard

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.  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.  


Sun May 27th -
Adult £65.00, Child (4 -15 yrs) - £61.00

HARRY POTTER Studios Tour                              
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 

June 3rd, Aug 5th, Oct 27th, Dec 23rd, Dec 30th - Adult £64.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £57.00


Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

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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 -

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.

LADIES DAY AT ASCOT with 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 Jun 21st -

Reader Trips: Ladies Day

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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 -

includes admission and around 6 hours at the show

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.


Wed June 27th -Adults £66.00, Sen £64.00

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

Reader Trips: White Cliffs and Walmer Castle

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

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

includes admission and around 6 hours at the show

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 July 7th, Sept 15th -Adults £75.00, Teen (13-16yrs) £72.50, Child (5-12yrs) £64.50

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

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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

Price includes professionally guided coach tour and Clarence House admission.

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 July 21st, Sept 8th -
Adult £79.50, Child (13-16yrs) £69.50, Child (5-12 yrs) £62.50

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

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

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.


Sun July 22nd, Aug 19th -
Child 5-10 years - £51.50

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

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 July 28th -
Adults £77.00, Child (3-12 yrs) £59.00

Reader Trips: windsor castle

Reader Trips: Clarence House

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


Fri Aug 17th -

Price includes professionally guided coach tour and Clarence House admission

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 Nov 25th -

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 £51.00, Sen/Child £49.00

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

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 it's 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

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 22nd, 1pm show -

Includes seat ssp £46

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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 Dec 22nd -

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

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 Dec 28th 2018, 3pm - £63.00

Includes second price Category B seat

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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 excluding theatre levy or any venue facility/service charge fees. Smoking, alcohol or illegal substances NOT permitted on coaches. Provisional bookings can be made, held for three days only.