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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 20th Sept 12.58


Reader Trips: Sewing bee

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 September 23rd - Adults £39.00, Child £33.50 (5-16 yrs) - Just 4 places remain


Includes admission and around six hours at the event.

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 £57.00


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

Reader Trips: windsor castle

Reader Trips: 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 September 28th 2017 or Wed April 25th 2018 - £55.00

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.

Reader Trips: Rain

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This show is 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 and exquisite display tables, plus many more treats for your taste buds!


Sat October 7th £37.00


Includes admission and around 6hrs at the show

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 October 7th £77.00


Child price £59 (3-12 yrs).

Reader Trips: Bateaux Windsor

Reader Trips: knitting

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 Oct 14th - £37.50


Price includes admission and around six hours at the show.

Meet hundreds of dogs, chat to owners, great shopping and watch world-class displays and competitions. A great day out for the whole family. Includes admission and around six hours at the show.


Sunday Oct 22nd - Adult £40.00, Snr/Ch £37.00


Includes admission and around six hours at the show.

Reader Trips: Discover Dogs

Reader Trips: The Great Stink

In 1858 the long hot summer became the Great Stink as raw sewage from the growing city emptied into the Thames turning into an open sewer. Something had to be done and this led to one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering ever seen. Visit Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s Cathedral of Sewage - The Crossness Treatment Works at Bexley - where the finest Victorian ornamental cast ironwork can be seen and discover how the Victorians disposed of the city’s raw sewage. Your day starts with a short guided city walking tour revealing the story of “spending a penny”, then cruise from Westminster to maritime Greenwich for free time to take lunch (not included) before boarding the coach for your transfer to the amazing Grade I listed Crossness.


Tues October 24th - £59.00

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 November 3rd - Adult £52.00, Child (5 -12 yrs) - £42.00


Price includes Exhibition entry and lunch.

Reader Trips: Elvis on Tour

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Discover just what goes into creating the perfect blend of flavours and how to properly analyse the taste! This expert led tour accommodates everyone from home brewing aficionados to beer-drinking enthusiasts.


Sat November 4th - £60.00


Includes free time in Greenwich, Meantime Brewery Tour, sandwich buffet, half a pint and a goody bag!  

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 November 4th Adults - £45.00, Child £38.00


Includes admission and around six hours at the show. 

Reader Trips: spirit of christmas

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 Nov 4th - £23.00

MY NAME IS PRINCE EXHIBITION & JIMMY'S WORLD LUNCH                              
Showcasing hundreds of never before seen artefacts direct from Paisley Park, Prince’s famous Minnesota private estate, you will get a unique insight into the life, creativity and vision of one of the most naturally gifted recording artists.  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.


Sat November 11th - Adult £52.00, Child (5 -12 yrs) - £42.00


Price includes Exhibition entry and lunch.

Reader Trips: Prince

Reader Trips: Gareth Malone

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.

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

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Reader Trips: Christmas Ideal Home Show

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 - £33.00


Includes admission and around six hours at the event.

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 November 30th - £46.00


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

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Reader Trips: Greenwich Winter Time Festival

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 - Adults £42.00, Child £34.00 (4-16 yrs)

Fri Dec 22nd - Adults £45.00, Child £34.00 (4-16 yrs)

Optional visit with Father Christmas £8.80 

KENSINGTON PALACE & AFTERNOON TEA including Diana: Her Fashion Story
Twenty years on from her death a new exhibition 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.


Dec 3rd, Dec 11th, 14th, 16th -
Adults £58.00, Sen £55.00, Child £45.00 (U16)

Reader Trips: Diana Fashion story - Reader

Reader Trips: PORTSMOUTH

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 December 3rd Dec -
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

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.


Sunday December 3 or 10 -


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: new 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 almshouses 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.

Tues December 5th -


Puissance eveningThurs December 14   £99
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 16    £96
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

Reader Trips: Olympia Horse

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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 - £68.00


Includes stall seats.

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


Tues December 19th - £68.00
2.30pm matinee, no shops


Includes stall seats

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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

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

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


Sun Dec 24th, Sat Dec 30th Adults - £59.00, Child (4-15 years) £52.00


Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

Disney on Ice PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE 02 Arena, 2.30pm shows
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


Includes £35 lower tier seat.

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice Passport

Reader Trips: Nutcracker Ballet

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



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


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

Reader Trips: Elvis

Reader Trips: Strictly Come Dancing



Leisure time + matinee shows
Sat/Sun February 10/11


Call 01268 270027 to book

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

Reader Trips: Cirque Du Soleil

Reader Trips: Dinosaurs in the wild

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.


Thurs Feb 15th, 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

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 or Fri May 25th 2018 - Adult £49.00, Senior £47.00


Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

Reader Trips: Hidden London

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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 2018 -

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 2018 -
Adult £60.00, Senior £57.00

Reader Trips: Coronations & Celebrations

Reader Trips: 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 -

Includes £65 entry ticket and around 7 hrs 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.