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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 20th Sept at 13.03


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 (5-16yrs)



Includes admission and around six hours at the event.

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 Oct 5th, Fri Apr 27th 2018 - £55.00

 Reader Trips: The People's Post 

Reader Trips: The Great Stink

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 Oct 10th - £59.00

COCKNEY SING-A-LONG, THAMES CRUISE & LUNCH                                            
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.   


Wed Oct 18th - £65.00


Price includes two course lunch and themed entertainment.

Reader Trips: Cockney Sing-A-Long

Reader Trips: Discover Dogs

DISCOVER DOGS - Excel London
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.


Sun Oct 22nd -
Adults £40.00, Child £37.00


 Includes admission and around six hours at the show

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

Reader Trips: rutter requiem

Reader Trips: Prince 

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.


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


Price includes Exhibition entry and lunch.

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.

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

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

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

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 -


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

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


Wed Dec 6th - Adult  - £58.00, Sen  - £55.00 Child (U16's) - £45.00

Reader Trips: Diana Fashion story - Reader

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 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

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.

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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.   


Sun Dec 10th - £61.00


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

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.

Reader Trips: windsor castle

Reader Trips: windsor castle

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.


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: Royal Albert Hall Generic



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.

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: Royal Albert Hall Generic

Reader Trips: Royal Albert Hall Generic

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 

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

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 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th -
£65.00 2.30pm shows


Includes £35 lower tier seat.

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice Passport




Reader Trips: Elvis

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.



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


Call 01268 270027 to book

Reader Trips: Strictly Come Dancing

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!


Matinee, no shops
Sun January 28th -


Covent Garden + matinee
Sun February 11th -


Includes stall seat

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.


Sun Feb 8th, Wed Feb 14th -
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

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


Thurs Apr 12th 2018, Tues May 15th 2018, - Adult £49.00, Sen £47.00

Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

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 -

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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.

Thurs May 22nd 2018 -
Adult £60.00, Senior £57.00

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.


Fri/Sat May 25th/26th 2018 -

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

Reader Trips: Chelsea Flower 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.