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Days Out 2017

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

Last updated 24th Feb 12.17


COVENT GARDEN & CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR Royal Albert Hall - 3pm show                        
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


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

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Reader Trips: Britain in the Blitz

On September 7 1940 the Luftwaffe unleased a merciless bombing campaign against London and Britain’s major cities. Join your guide for a walking tour in the St Paul’s, area of London where you’ll discover the stories and facts about the blitz as you pass key landmarks. Instead of breaking morale the raids only galvanized the will of the British people for the rest of the war.


Mon March 20th - £52.00


Includes guided walking tour, with resting places, and lunch.  

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 (5-15yrs) - £46.00


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

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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 March 28th  - £63.00

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 Apr 2nd, 9th - £30.00


Includes admission ticket an approx 6 hours at show.

Reader Trips: Ideal Home Show

Reader Trips: Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic

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.  

Sat Apr 1st or Sun Apr 2nd £60.00


Includes Block D seat. 

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 


Jun 4th, Aug 21st, Oct 20th - Adult £59.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £52.00


Includes coaching and timed entry ticket

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Reader Trips: Potter Around London

POTTER AROUND LONDON                              
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!     


Mon Apr 10th - Adult £55.00, Child (5 -15 yrs) - £50.00


Includes guided coach tour & two course Planet Hollywood meal

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.      


Tues Apr 11th  - £66.00


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

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Reader Trips: Diana fashion exhib

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.


Wed Apr 12th or Sat Aug 12th - Adult  - £58.00, Sen  - £55.00 Child (U16's) - £45.00

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 21st £49.00

Reader Trips: Jack the Ripper

Reader Trips: Hidden London

HIDDEN LONDON & REGENTS CANAL                         
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.      


Tues Apr 25th or Fri Aug 11th - Adult - £48.00, Sen - £46.00


Includes coaching, guided walk and canal cruise.

On arrival enjoy tea and pastries in the Moat Restaurant before exploring Hever Castle and gardens, the former home of Anne Boleyn, began as a country house in the 13th century.  You then transfer to Royal Tunbridge Wells where there’s afternoon tea at Rosemary Shrager’s Patisserie and free time to explore this delightful town before heading for home around 5pm.

Wed April 26th  - £66.00


This tour includes approx 90 mins pre show leisure time and seat ssp £99.

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Reader Trips: Marathon by Coach

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!           

Sat April 29th - £55.00


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

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


Price includes stall seat ssp £53.43

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Reader Trips: Royal Albert Hall Generic

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

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.


Sat May 11th - £49.50


Includes two course lunch and guided walking tour.

Reader Trips: Pub

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.


Sat May 20th - £65.00


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

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 May 20th, 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.


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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 May 21st -Adult  - £66.00, Child (5 -15 yrs)   - £49.00


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

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


Thur May 25th - £49.50

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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 May26th / 27th - £88.00


Includes £63 entry ticket and around 7 hrs 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.


Thurs June 15th - £87.00


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

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Reader Trips: Ladies Day

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
Windsor Enclosure (formerly Silver Ring) - £72.00


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

HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW                                                              


Thurs/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

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).


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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 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.

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

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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 3rd or 10th - £61.00


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

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.

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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.