Days out

DAYS OUT – All include coach travel.

THAMES CHRISTMAS PARTY LUNCH CRUISE

Sunday December 8 £64
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Sunday December 15 £64
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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 turkey 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. Price includes coaching & festive cruise with meal and entertainment. A licensed bar is available and dress code is festive! 18+ only.

SANTA SAILING & THE SHARD

Adults £65
Child £ 33 (2-3yr) £53 (4-15)

Sun December 8
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Sun December 20
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Meet Santa on the river Thames as he’s swapped his sleigh for a boat! Fun for everyone as Santa’s going on the river – yo ho, ho – and you can go with him! Children will enjoy Santa fun and a present along with a soft drink and a cookie as you glide along the Thames. Adults can console themselves for growing up with a glass of mulled wine (or hot drink) and a mince pie. While the wonderment continues we’ll transfer you to the iconic Shard for perhaps a little sleigh searching along the skyline – Santa has to leave the boat some time and from the highest building in London you might just spot him. Includes one hour circular sailing, gift from Santa for each child and infant, refreshment as stated and Shard admission.

HIGHGATE CEMETERY TOUR

+ 2 course lunch
Wed September 25 £52
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The West Cemetery is home to the most impressive architectural features – the Chapel, Colonnade, Egyptian Avenue, Circle of Lebanon, Terrace Catacombs and the mausoleum of Julius Beer, experience its unique atmosphere on your 70 minute guided tour before exploring the East cemetery at leisure. Many famous names, along with interesting and creative memorials can be found here including Karl Marx, Jeremy Beadle and Malcolm McLaren, Victorian Highgate is the resting place for 170,000 people in 53,000 graves. A fish n chip lunch with fruit crumble, custard and a hot drink completes the package. Please note reasonable mobility is required with sensible shoes particularly for the West Cemetery were paths are uneven, steep and involve two flights of stairs, the East Cemetery is on a gentle slope with predominantly tarmac paths. Rain will not abandon the visit.

HIDDEN LONDON & REGENTS CANAL

Includes Fish n Chip supper
Mon September 30 Adult £65, Senior £64
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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 There’s time for lunch (not included) before boarding your 50 minute canal journey from Little Venice to Camden Lock and an included fish and chip supper quells the appetite before heading for home at 6.30pm. Includes coaching, narrated guided walk, fish n chips and canal cruise.

CHRISTMAS AT KEW

Thurs December 19
Adult £49 Child (4-16yrs) £47
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Fri December 20
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Sat December 21
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Sun December 22
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Spend some shopping time in Knightsbridge before transferring to Kew Gardens for the amazing after dark illuminated lights and laser spectacular where the new trail, with over one million lights, includes some incredible showstoppers, all nestled in Kew’s own natural splendour, with the grand finale at the renowned Palm House. Includes peak entry ticket and 6/6.20pm admissions.

THE GREAT STINK

Tues October 22 £61
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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 guided city tour – part walking and part coach – revealing the story of “spending a penny”, then cruise from Westminster to maritime Greenwich. Bring a picnic to eat on board as you glide by the famous landmarks along the Thames. You then reboard the coach for your transfer to the amazing Grade I listed Crossness. This interesting and well planned day includes tea and biscuits, a guided tour, Thames cruise and visit to the amazing Crossness.

OLYMPIA SHOWJUMPING

Wed Dec 18 – Puissance £107

Evening programme: The Stakes, Kennel Club Dog Agility Final, Display, Shetland Pony Grand National, Display, Puissance, Christmas finale.
Includes £77 top price seat, gallery badge and pre show leisure time
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Sat Dec 21 – FEI Driving World Cup TM £103

Evening programme: The FEI Driving World Cup TM , Kennel Club Agility Finals, Display, Shetland Pony Grand National, Display, The Christmas Tree Stakes, Christmas finale.
Includes £73 top price seat, gallery badge and pre show leisure time.
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PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS

Sun December 1
Adults £53 Senior 60+ £51 Child £50
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Visit the stunning attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and celebrate Christmas as you travel back in time to a bygone era, where snowy streets welcome you to a world of festive cheer as you enjoy one of the south’s finest Christmas festivals. 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. Price includes coaching and admission to the Festival of Christmas and some of the attractions of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860

Child is 5-15yrs

TUTANKHAMUN

Saatchi Gallery

Off peak Adults £48, Sen (55+) £46, Child (U12) £32
Tues December 10
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Peak dates Adults £59 Snr (55+) £57 Child (U12) £49
Sat November 9,
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Sat November 23
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Don’t miss TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh featuring over 150 stunning authentic tomb objects from the boy king’s tomb including 60 on display outside Egypt for the first time. This is an absolute must-see cultural event and final opportunity to experience the magic and mystery of Tutankhamun before his treasures return to Egypt forever. Includes shopping time in Kings Road area and timed exhibition entry.

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

The V & A, London
Sun June 9 £48
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Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. More than 200 rare Haute Couture garments, accessories, fashion photography, film, vintage perfume, original makeup, Dior’s personal possessions, all contribute to make this wow-factor collection a celebration of glamour, fashion and dreams. Includes a timed entry ticket into the exhibition and around 5.5 hrs at the museum.

HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR

Wed December 18
Adult £70, Child (4-15 yrs) £62
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This Hertfordshire attraction now includes the Gringotts Wizarding Bank famously run by goblins and you’re invited to enter the depths of the Lestrange Vault. Walk at leisure around his outstanding visitor attraction which showcases all eight Harry Potter films. Defy Professor Dumbledore’s orders and step deep into the grounds of the Forbidden Forest and come face to face with Aragog and an abundance of other creatures. View the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and a recreation of Platform 9 3/4 offers a glimpse into how some of the film’s most iconic scenes were created and on this winter visit enjoy Hogwarts in the snow. Includes admission and 4.5 hrs at the venue.

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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. See Group Ltd Terms and Conditions apply, available on request prior to booking or on line. If shopping time applies around 2-3 hours is allocated before the show. Strictly NO under 16's without written parental
consent. SSP = usual single seat/admission selling price excluding theatre levy or venue facility fee. Smoking, vaping, alcohol or illegal substances NOT permitted on coaches. No fees for credit/debit cards

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