About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 24th Feb 12.55


Reader Trips: Secret Theatreland

Learn the secrets of the West End on this fascinating tour incorporating a backstage theatre visit to see first-hand what it is like to be behind the scenes and learn a little history about the venue! After lunch your guided Theatreland coach tour will begin. Who is behind the glitz and glamour of the production?  Who takes the blame when a show flops? You’ll be intrigued. The day finishes with a visit to the British Museum to explore the theatre exhibitions before heading for home around 5pm  


Wed Mar 8th - £59.00

Visit the popular market before enjoying a three course lunch at nearby Café Rouge. Then it’s just a short walk to the Queen’s House, Inigo Jones’s architectural masterpiece and widely known as the first Classical building in England. Following a major restoration project you can now discover architectural marvels, royal history and over 450 works of art by great British and European artists.


Sat March 11th - £37.00

Includes coaching, 3 course lunch and Queen’s House visit.

Reader Trips: Queens house

Reader Trips: london courts

Learn about all things legal in London, expertly revealed on your blue badge guided walking tour,  before enjoying a roast beef lunch with chocolate pudding to fortify you for the day’s highlight – The Royal Courts of Justice.  The in-house guide knows all the secrets of this amazing building and you will be able to enter various court rooms and act out a court seen – will you be Judge or Jury?    A fascinating and intriguing day out comprising history, art and architecture.   


Tues Mar 14th - £63.00

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 the Kingsway Hall Hotel.


March 18th, July 15th, Sept 3rd - Adult £58.00, Sen £55, Child £45 (U16)

Reader Trips: Diana fashion exhib

Reader Trips: classical spec

COVENT GARDEN & CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR - Royal Albert Hall                      
The UK’s most popular classical music show offers a new programme of the best classical music by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Rigby and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and the famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture.     


Sun Mar 19th - £74.50 3pm show Just 4 seats remain


Price includes pre show visit to Covent Garden and stall seat ssp £60

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future.  Situated within this working Naval Base are a collection of fantastic attractions, historic ships and museums.  The incredible Mary Rose Museum reveals Henry VIII’s Tudor masterpiece, HMS Victory and her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Warrior 1860, the first iron-hulled, armoured warship and the National Museum of the Royal Navy are just a few highlights.           

Sat March 25th Adult - £50.00, Snr - £48.00
, Child (5-15 yrs) - £46.00


Price includes admission to the Dockyard and its attractions. 36 Hours: Jutland 1916 exhibition optional extra, £10 adults, £8 seniors.

Reader Trips: mary rose

Reader Trips: Ideal Home Show

From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest high tech gadgets, to fashion beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.

Sun Mar 26th, Apr 2nd - £36.00

Fri April 7th - £33.00
Sat April 8th - £36.00

Child under 16 - £20.00
Transport only - £24.00


Includes admission ticket an approx 6 hours at show.

DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC - Wembley Arena 1.30pm show
More than 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 14 beloved stories come to life on the ice for a magical celebration the whole family will enjoy.              

Sun Apr 2nd - £60.00


Includes Block D seat.

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic

Reader Trips: Star Wars

An exciting exhibition comes to our own galaxy so visitors rediscover the unforgettable characters of Star Wars in a whole new way with a stunning collection of props, models, costumes, interactive identity quest and insightful scientific content.  For almost 40 years Anakin and Luke Skywalker have been cinema’s most famous father and son, make a visit and let the force be with you.                


Cable Car & Buffet Lunch
Tues Apr 4th or Sun July 2nd - Adult £66.00 Child (5-15yrs) £49.00


Includes timed exhibition entry, cable car ride and lunch at Jimmy’s World bar and grill. 

Jack the Ripper is the famous unidentified serial killer from 1888 London and this walking tour visits the locations of the murders. Hear the stories and theories about the Ripper murders and there really is some gruesome detail to discover! Not for the fainthearted.

Fri Apr 7th £49.00

Reader Trips: Jack the Ripper

Reader Trips: harry potter

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


Sat Apr 8th, June 3rd, Aug 6th, Dec 24th - Adult (16+) £59.00 Child (4-15 yrs)  £52.00

Includes coaching and timed entry ticket  

Extra Places
Board your guided sightseeing cruise in London for a spectacular Thames sailing of around 3.5 hours with a two course BBQ style buffet served on board as you head towards Greenwich. As the Tall Ships come into view your guide will explain the history and relevance of this incredible event before you disembark to take a closer look at this maritime festival with stalls, stands, music and carnival atmosphere. (Boarding a Tall Ships is not included). At 5pm the flotilla of 40 Tall Ships and smaller boats will leave in a stunning Parade of Sail as they head out to sea and Quebec!           

Sunday April 16th - £85.00


Price includes guided cruise, lunch and free time in Greenwich.

Reader Trips: Tall Ships Greenwich

Reader Trips: National Stud

Experience a tour of the National Stud, a working thoroughbred stud farm and learn the history and purpose of the farm plus the opportunity to see some foals and yearlings as they are prepared for sales. From the stud farm it’s a short transfer to Newmarket Race course for a fantastic afternoon at the races heading for home around 4pm. Discover the journey from stable to race course on this tour.          

Wed April 19th - £65.00


Price includes coaching, refreshments on arrival at the stud farm and grandstand admission for the races. 

Stitching, knitting, dressmaking, papercraft, jewellery making, beading, this is the show were you’ll discover ideas, inspiration and all the supplies you could ever dream of! New products and innovations, demonstrations, workshops, latest trends and tools and the industry’s top names to guide you – don’t miss it.           

Sat April 22nd - Adult £35.00
Senior £34.00


Includes admission and approx 6 hrs at the show.

Reader Trips: Stitching Sewing and hobbycraft

Reader Trips: Cake International

Be astounded by the display in the competition area, take your seats to see industry experts teaching the newest Cake Art trends and browse stands full of must-have backing and sugarcraft essentials.          

Sun April 23rd - Adult £37
, Senior £36


It’s a delicious day out, price includes admission and approx 6 hrs at the show.

Most of us have seen the Harry Potter films and now you can see first-hand some of the locations used for filming. Mainly based on the coach there are location stops and photograph opportunities as you step in the wizarding world of Harry on this magical day out culminating at Kings Cross Station with time to visit the Harry Potter gift shop!          

Tues April 25th - Adult £55
, Child £50


Includes guided coach tour & two course Planet Hollywood meal , Child is 5-15 yrs.

Reader Trips: Potter Around London

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 Apr 29, June 17, Aug 5, 19, Sept 9 - Adult £78.00
Child (3-12yrs) £64.00


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

Come join the London Marathon! Well at least travel the route without the gruelling exercise regime as your guided coach tour reveals the famous landmarks that are likely to have been missed by the recent runners. Here’s a chance to discover the history behind those key locations and points of interest without the need for months of training. You will be required to assert some energy though in order to visit the restaurant for your included two course meal before we race for the finish line and then home!           

Sun April 30th - £55.00


Price includes guided sightseeing coach tour, lunch and knowing you completed the London Marathon!

Reader Trips: Marathon by Coach

Reader Trips: Royal Albert Hall Generic

MUSIC FILM GALA + Covent Garden - Royal Albert Hall
There’s free time in Covent Garden before the 3pm show then it’s lights, camera, action! The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s rousing film musical celebration of timeless film scores and Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks.


Sat May 6th - £60.00


Includes stall seat ssp £53.43

ABBAphonic - Royal Albert Hall
With the amplified Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a spectacular light show and sensational backing singers, ABBA’s hit songs will be performed with the RPO’s signature symphonic twist  


Wed May 10th - £60.00


Price includes stall seat for 7.30pm show

Reader Trips: Royal Albert Hall Generic

Reader Trips: cutty sark new

GREAT GREENWICH TOUR                              
Starting at the Royal Docks you take the cable car from Excel to Greenwich, make the short Thames sailing to arrive at the Cutty Sark with time to explore this world famous Tea Clipper before a roast chicken lunch with chocolate sponge dessert.  Your Blue Badge guide then reveals highlights of this historical area on your walking tour culminating with a tour of the grounds of The Old Royal Naval College.  


Fri May 12th - £66.00


Price includes cable car ride, short Thames cruise, Cutty Sark admission and guided walking tour. 

Enjoy an entertaining ghost walk around the streets of London with an expert guide giving a spirited account of the haunted buildings and some chilling stories. There’s just so much history to discover but which buildings will you see and where will you walk?


Tues May 16th - £49.50


Your evening begins with dinner at 5.30pm and we head for home at 9pm. 

Reader Trips: Ghost

Reader Trips: Pub

Admire the architecture of these iconic London pub buildings and discover their history as your expert guide reveals some famous landmarks and their links.  Which famous people drank there, are they possibly haunted? Discover all on this extremely interesting walking tour


May 18th - £49.50


Includes two course lunch and guided walking tour

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.                 

Sun May 21st or Fri July 14th - Adult £48.00 Senior £46.00


Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise

Reader Trips: Hidden London

Reader Trips: chelsea

Come and visit the world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design and will feature more than 100 exhibits from the best nurseries, growers and florists.  


Fri/Sat May 26/27 - £88.00 EXTRA TICKETS


Includes £63 entry ticket and around 7 hours at the show

The Beating Retreat sunset ceremony with horses, cannon and fireworks on Horse Guards Parade has evolved into a colourful concert pageant of military music and precision drill carried out by the Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry and the Massed Bands of the Household Division, this annual spectacular is not to be missed.  

3 Course meal + show Wed June 14 -
Evening show, no meal, Thurs June 15 - £66.00


Price includes £36 seated concert ticket, outdoor event. On June 14 meals will be taken at the Kingsway Hall Hotel, menu options provided.

Reader Trips: beating retreat

Reader Trips: Ladies Day

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 admission and coaching.  Dress code applies for Queen Anne enclosure.  


Thurs June 22nd -
Windsor Enclosure (formerly Silver Ring) - £72.00


A £35 non-refundable deposit applies, final balance due March 1.



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

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.

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.  


Fri August 18th -
Gates 3.30pm, depart around midnight


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).

 Reader Trips: Olly Murs

Reader Trips: jess

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

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.  


Mon Aug 7th, Wed Aug 23rd, Sat Sept 2nd -
Adults £86.00, Child £60.00 (under 16)


Price includes palace admissions and lunch.

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

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.  


Sundays December 3 or 10 -


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

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 -


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

 Reader Trips: thursford

Reader Trips: 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.  


Fri/Sat December 22/23 - Adults
£42.00, Child (4-14 years) £32.00


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


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.