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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 13th October 13.27

 

Reader Trips: rutter requiem

JOHN RUTTER’S FAURÉ’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
Front Transepts North seats - £62.00

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR - Olympia                                            
The home of Christmas shopping offers an unrivalled selection of hand-picked independent boutiques presenting a collection of unique gifts, decorative accessories, stunning fashion pieces, toys, gourmet food and drink, expert-led interactive workshops, floral decorations master classes and much more for the perfect festive season.    

 

Sat Nov 4th - Adults £45.00, Child £38.00 (3-16yrs)

 

Includes admission and around six hours at the show.

Reader Trips: spirit of christmas

Reader Trips: Elvis on Tour

ELVIS ON TOUR EXHIBITION & JIMMY'S WORLD LUNCH                              
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll returns to the 02 with a new exhibition showcasing the years 1969 to 1977 displaying more than 200 artefacts from the Graceland archives in the UK for the very first time as featured in the 1972 documentary, Elvis On Tour.  After your timed admission it’s a very short walk to Jimmy’s World for an all you can eat buffet lunch with dishes from around the world. 
If you wish an optional cable car ride can be purchased for a 360 degree trip across the Thames before departing for home, adults £7.75, child £3.80.

 

Fri Nov 11th - Adult £52.00, Child (5 -12 yrs) - £42.00

 

Price includes Exhibition entry and lunch.

CHRISTMAS IDEAL HOME SHOW - Olympia, London
This show’s got Christmas all wrapped up with everything from tasty tips from the turkey to the trimmings, decorations and hand crafted gifts, Christmas foods and festive fizz to furniture and New Year Home Improvements, the show has it all.

 

Sat/Sun November 25/26 - £30

Includes admission and around six hours at the event.

Reader Trips: Christmas Ideal Home Show

Reader Trips: Greenwich Winter Time Festival

GREENWICH WINTERTIME FESTIVAL - Old Royal Naval College
Enjoy free time in Greenwich before making your timed afternoon visit to this inaugural festival offering an alternative winter event embracing the traditions of the season with high calibre entertainment, an art exhibition, lifestyle winter market, food and drink and for those aged up to 10 an optional magical and mesmerising experience with Santa lasting around 15 minutes on a group basis is available.

 


Sat Dec 2nd -
Adult - £42.00, Child (4-16yrs) £34.00
Fri Dec 22nd -Adult - £45.00, Child (4-16yrs) £34.00

Optional visit with Father Christmas £8.80

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, Senior/Child (5-15yrs) £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

Reader Trips: portsmouth festive

Reader Trips: rutter

Covent Garden + JOHN RUTTER'S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Royal Albert Hall
There’s no better way to enjoy the festive spirit than attending John Rutter’s popular Christmas Celebration performed by the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy this classic festive favourite with numerous sing-along carols and a delightful array of joyful works, presented by John Rutter himself.

 


Wed December 6th -
£66.00

 

Includes pre show Covent Garden visit stall seat for the 3pm show

CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Visit the beautiful V&A Museum of Childhood for a nostalgic highlights tour of toys and games from the 18th century to those we recognise from our own childhoods. Enjoy a hotel self service 2-course roast lunch before you look through the keyhole at the Geffrye Museum Christmas rooms. These restored alms houses show the changing styles and fashions of the English living from 1600 to present and this visit will find them festively decorated in appropriate period style.

 

 
Wed December 6th - £59.00

Reader Trips: new through the keyhole

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CRUISE INTO CHRISTMAS
There’s free time in Greenwich before sailing to London on a comfortable heated vessel with commentary detailing the famous Thames landmarks bathed in their glowing night time beauty. You then board the coach for an entertaining guided lights and sights coach tour which reveals the Christmas splendour of the city’s buildings all decked out for the festive season.

 

 
Thurs December 7th - £46.00

 

There’s time for refreshments (not included) before heading for home around 7.30pm.

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 Dec 10th - £61.00

 

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

Reader Trips: Thames Christmas Party Cruise

Reader Trips: windsor castle

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.

 

Dec 10th -Adult £64.00, Senior - £62.00, Child (5-16yrs)- £57.00

 

Price includes coaching, Windsor Castle admission and afternoon tea.

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

Reader Trips: Olympia Horse

Reader Trips: Xmas royal albert hall

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.    

 

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

 


Includes stall seats.

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.

 

Sun December 17th - £68.00
Covent Garden + 4pm show

 

Includes stall seats

Reader Trips: Xmas royal albert hall

Reader Trips: Xmas royal albert hall

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

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/Sat Dec 21st/22nd/23rd Adults - £41.00, Child (4-14 years) £32.00

 

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

Reader Trips: KEW

Reader Trips: harry potter

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 23rd, Dec 29th - Adult £59.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £52.00

 

Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

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

 

Includes £35 lower tier seat.

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice Passport

 

DATES BELOW ARE FOR 2018

 

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LONDON’S NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE
Roll up, roll up and watch the greatest show on earth as musicians, performers, marching bands, horses, floats, dance ensembles and street walkers from the USA, UK, Europe and beyond celebrate the start of 2018 in a carnival atmosphere. So bring your flags and enjoy this amazing event.

 

With Grandstand seat
Mon January 1st
- £62.00

 

Please note due to road closures on the day some walking may be necessary to get to your grandstand seat in Piccadilly.

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.

Reader Trips: Elvis

Reader Trips: Cirque Du Soleil

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!

 

Covent Garden + matinee
Sun February 11th -
£90.00

 

Includes stall seat

DINOSAURS IN THE WILD - 02 Arena
Your journey begins in a time machine to the late Cretaceous Period some 67 million years ago where your rugged land vehicle awaits for the hazardous and thrilling drive across the plains until you reach Time Base 67, the research base studying living dinosaurs.   See extraordinary things from hatchlings to teeming prehistoric life with incredible surprises as this visit combines theme park fun, live action theatrics and the most cutting edge scientific knowledge as you visit “their” world at “their” time.

 


Wed Feb 14th or Sun Feb 18th -
Adult £42.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £39.00

 

Includes entry and leisure time after your amazing dinosaur experience for lunch to be taken (not included). 
Not recommended for under 5s, under 16s must be adult accompanied

Reader Trips: Dinosaurs in the wild

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents BEST OF BROADWAY - Royal Albert Hall
Experience a musical theatre extravaganza with a sensational new line-up of artists and music from your favourite shows in the West End and on Broadway including a magical tribute to the award-winning scores from timeless Disney musicals. Vocalists include Adam Garcia, Matt Henry Abbie Osmon, Cassidy Janson and David Firman conducts

 

Wed March 14th - £64.00

Includes stall seat

CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR - Royal Albert Hall
Enjoy a pre-show visit to Covent Garden then take your seat for the most popular classical music show in the UK with state of the art technology, electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the 1812 Overture.  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Rigby perform the very best classical music selection along with favourites Hornpipe, Land of Hope and Glory, Nessun Dorma & Rule Britannia

 


Sun March 18th, 3pm show -
£75.50

 

Includes stall seat

Reader Trips: Classical spect 2018

Reader Trips: Hidden London

HIDDEN LONDON & REGENTS CANAL
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

 

Thurs Apr 12th, Tues May 15th - Adult £49.00, Sen £47.00

Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

GHOSTS, GALLOWS & GANGSTERS
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 -
£46.00

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Reader Trips: The People's Post

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.

 

 
Fri Apr 27th - £55.00

LONDON MOTOR SHOW - Excel
See the latest innovations, find your dream car and enjoy a great family day out

 


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

Includes admission ticket and around six hours at the show

Reader Trips: Motors show 2018

Reader Trips: Coronations & Celebrations

CORONATIONS & CELEBRATIONS at WESTMINSTER ABBEY
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 2018 -
Adult £58.00, Senior £55.00

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
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/Sat May 25th/26th 2018 -
£92.00

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

Reader Trips: Chelsea Flower Show

Reader Trips: Hampton Court Flower

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW
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 -
£54.00

includes admission and around 6 hours at the show

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 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.