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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 21st Apr 11.09


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 1 single seat only


Includes stall seat ssp £53.43

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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

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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

Take a magical journey back through 500 years of Royal history as your expert guide reveals the former occupants and their lifestyles. The sheer size of Hampton Court can be overwhelming so be in the company of an expert who takes you around the corridors of royal power and pleasure including the Great Kitchens and the intimate Georgian rooms.                

Sat May 20th - Adult £59.00 Senior £56.00


Price includes coaching, admission and services of a qualified guide.

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Visit Kensington Palace, Queen Victoria’s childhood home and for 14 years the home of Diana Princess of Wales, which sadly now commemorates 20 years of the death of the people’s princess with a special exhibition Diana: Her Fashion story, from demure beginnings to style icon. You then transfer to Westminster Palace, this interesting building is more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament where an audio guide will reveal much about the “Establishment” and its history.


Sat May 20th - Adult £58.00, Snr £55.00


Price includes coaching and admissions.

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

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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


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

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.


May 27th, Dec 3rd, Dec 11th, Dec 16th - Adult £58, Sen £55, Child £45 (U16)

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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


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

Includes coaching and timed entry ticket  

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.

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Reader Trips: Reader - Swinging Sixties

Discover the 60’s with the help of your expert guide on this informative trip down memory lane. There’s history on every corner, discover the beautiful famous people, exciting Carnaby Street, new cultures, exciting new music and a rebellious identity which attracted the music stars and Hollywood icons.           

Thurs June 15th -


Price includes coaching, lunch and guided walking tour taking you through the 60’s from Brigitte Bardot to the Kinks!

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.           

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.

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Reader Trips: Cockney Sing-A-Long

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 June 21st or Oct 18th - £65.00


Price includes two course lunch and themed entertainment.

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!  


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


Price includes admission and coaching.

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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.

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 July 2nd, 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

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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
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. 



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


Includes admission and around 6 hours at the show.

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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.

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

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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 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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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.  


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).

As Dame Vera Lynn turns 100 this year here’s a special trip dedicated to the “Forces Sweetheart” with a nostalgic guided tour of Europe’s last surviving intact WWI aerodrome at Stow Maries. Enjoy afternoon tea served in the genuine Mess Hall then fast forward to WWII with a poignant show performed by tribute artiste Lorrie Brown, the UK’s No1 Vera Lynn tribute act. This multi award winning artiste is endorsed by Vera Lynn herself.


Thurs Sept 14th -

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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 -

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 -


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

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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 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

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!

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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.

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.

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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 -


Includes stall seat ssp £79


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.