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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 19th May 11.27


Reader Trips: buckingham

CARVERY MEAL & BUCKINGHAM PALACE                              
It’s a delicious two course midday carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel before transferring to Buckingham Palace to visit the State rooms 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.


Sat Aug 20th, Sept 23rd - Adult £65.00, Child (5 -16 yrs) - £56.00


Includes coaching, Palace admission and meal.

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.


Sept 7th, Sept 19th, Wed Dec 6th, Sun Dec 10th - Adult  - £58.00, Sen  - £55.00 Child (U16's) - £45.00

Reader Trips: Diana Fashion story - Reader

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 


Aug 21st, Oct 29th, Dec 23rd, 29th - Adult £59.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £52.00


Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

2 places only
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.


Thurs June 15th - £87.00


Price includes £36 seated concert ticket, outdoor event, dining is at the Kingsway Hall Hotel, menu options provided.

Reader Trips: beating retreat

Reader Trips: Cockney Sing-A-Long

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 June 21st or Oct 18th - £65.00


Price includes two course lunch and themed entertainment.

LADIES DAY AT ASCOT                                            
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
Queen Anne Enclosure (formerly Grandstand) - £112.00 - 1 ticket only
Windsor Enclosure (formerly Silver Ring) - £72.00


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

Reader Trips: Ladies Day

Reader Trips: Hampton Court Flower

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW                                                              


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


Includes admission and around 6 hours at the show.

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 July 1st -Adult £58.00, Senior - £55.00


Price includes coaching and admissions.

Reader Trips: kensington palace


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 July 15th, Aug 12th, Aug 26th - Adult £78.00 Child (3-12yrs) £64.00


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

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 23rd or Dec 10th, Sat Sept 16th -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: Longines Global Show Jumping

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


Fri Aug 4th - £47.00


includes unreserved seat, ssp £21.60

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.


Fri Aug 11th - Adult £48.00, Senior - £46.00


Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

Reader Trips: Hidden London


Reader Trips: Olly Murs

Reader Trips: jess

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).

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 two course carvery lunch before visiting Buckingham Palace and the State apartments and this year’s special display is royal gifts presented to her Majesty during the past 65 years.


Tues Aug 15th, Thurs Aug 31st, Sat Sept 16th Adults - £86.00, Child £60.00 (under 16)


Price includes palace admissions and lunch.

Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

  Reader Trips: Buckingham Palace reader

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


Sats Aug 19th or Sept 16th -Adults - £75.00, Child £59.50 (5-12 yrs)


Includes coaching, timed Palace admission and river cruise serving traditional afternoon tea

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 Nov 19th, 3pm show - £75.50


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

Reader Trips: classical spec

  Reader Trips: portsmouth festive

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

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 3rd or 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: 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


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: 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 21/22/23 Adults - £42.00, Child (4-14 years) £32.00


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

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 26, 28, 29, 30 -
£65.00 2.30pm shows


Includes £35 lower tier seat.

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice Passport

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 October 5th - £55.00

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 ssp £82

Reader Trips: Cirque Du Soleil


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.