Welcome to our Day Excursion section which includes Shopping Trips, West End Theatres, Flower Shows, Theme Parks, Places of Interest, Scenic Days Out and much, much more. You can book your day excursion by telephoning 01733 267025 or by visiting our Travel Shop at 14 Westgate Arcade, Peterborough PE1 1PY
We are met by our very own costumed Midwife, who takes us to visit areas which have been used as locations for many of the scenes of the popular TV series. After the tour we enjoy afternoon tea in Commissioner’s House which was also used as a 1950’s style restaurant in an episode from series two.
The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe and redenes the London skyline. This iconic landmark building stands at a height of 1016ft (310m) and has a view at almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Experience a multi-sensory journey in a high speed ‘Kaleidoscope’ lift from street level to 800ft (244m) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Also included is afternoon tea at the Novotel London City South
Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a dazzling unique historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and the magnificent Cathedral and Abbey gardens combine to produce a beautiful backdrop to the award winning market.
Due to star Michael Ball as Anatoly, Chess is the epic musical love story set amid the tensions of a world championship chess match, in the first West End revival since the original 1986 production it will play at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited 5 week run in Spring 2018.
Bringing you beautifully crafted designs chosen for their high quality and innovation. Living Crafts is more than just a craft show, this is creative day out with hundreds of designer-makers, masterclasses, workshops and spectacular craft demonstrations.
International superstar Lionel Richie is returning to the UK in 2018 and is kicking off his tour with a show at Franklin Gardens in Northampton June. He is due to perform hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning the decades from the Commodores to the present day.,
With its magnificent towering cathedral just a stones throw away from the castle plus excellent shopping facilities Lincoln always makes for an interesting day out. In addition to visiting Lincoln's city centre, we enjoy the sights of Lincoln and the countryside from the canal as we include a 50 - 60 minute cruise with entertaining commentary about Lincoln’s past and present aboard the Brayford Belle.
The Band is the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking brand-new production. Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World; and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine.
2018 sees the return of the RHS to Chatsworth, this show set in the magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Peak District Stately Home will feature spectacular displays, inspirational gardens, fascinating talks & of course great shopping this show sold out last year so early booking is essential as it is set to once again prove one of the highlights of the RHS calendar.
From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Tina Turner rewrote the rulebook to transform herself into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race, to sell more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.
As always there will be a host of new features to keep the show fresh and exciting along with all your regular features. Amongst the highlights will be admission to Monty Don in The BBC Gardeners World Live Theatre plus the Show Gardens and regular Gardeners World favourites on the BBC Gardeners World Live stage.
Join us as we visit Great Yarmouth for the inaugural staging of their air show. The traditional seaside resort of Great Yarmouth with its long sandy beach & wonderful flat promenade will provide the perfect place to view what promises to be a spectacular addition to the air show calendar.
Our first port of call today is Wroxham, capital of the Broads and home to the world’s largest village store. Later in the afternoon we move onto the village of Horning to board the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat for an hour and a half cruise.
Promising to be one of the most spectacular events in East Anglia, Ely Cathedral's eagerly awaited Flower Festival returns in 2018 with attractions that include eye-catching displays, musical recitals and floral demonstrations plus a gift and craft marquee.
We travel via Eurotunnel to spend the day at Ostend, Belgium's premier seaside resort which has always been a favourite with British travellers. On the way back we call in at P&Js Chocolate Factory where they make delicious Belgian Chocolates fresh every day.
Jim Steinmans epic rock and roll theatrical fantasy Bat out of Hell the Musical the inspiration for one of the most iconic and successful albums in history, is returning to London following last years sell out run.
From the multi award-winning Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, comes Strictly Ballroom The Musical. This new feel-good musical is based on the multi-award-winning lm that inspired the world to dance. Strictly Ballroom will have you dancing in the aisles and features all the hit songs from the lm including Love Is In The Air, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Time After Time.
One of the finest flower festivals in England the Wisbech Rose Fair is so much more than just a flower festival. During Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere, celebrating its horticultural heritage. This year we are visiting on Rose Fair Saturday when the whole town comes alive with a parade of floats organised by the Wisbech Round Table.
We have taken one of our most popular excursions and given it a twist. The delightful town of Moreton-in-Marsh comes alive every Tuesday as the biggest market in the Cotswolds is held with up to 300 stalls selling a huge range of goods attracting people from all over the country. After lunch we head for the beautiful small town of Chipping Campden reputed to have the most beautiful High Street in England.
Visit two of North Norfolks best loved seaside towns, first we head for Cromer famous for the Pier, Cromer Crabs and some of the best Fish & Chips in the country before transferring after lunchtime the short distance to Sheringham home of the North Norfolk Railway.
It is 100 years since Women were first given the vote and we will be joined by our regular Blue Badge Guide today for a fascinating journey around London telling the story of the struggle for female emancipation. We round off the day with a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament due to undergo extensive refurbishment works soon, this may be the last chance to visit for quite some time.
Described as the world's greatest airshow few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at The Air Tattoo. 2018 marks a very special occasion being the centenary of the Royal Air Force. As well as commemorating past achievements they also be celebrating the present and helping to inspire the future of the RAF.
Flashdance tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
This morning we cruise the Thames from historic Runnymede to Windsor passing the pretty villages of Old Windsor & Dachet before travelling through the grounds of Windsor Castle for some free time to explore Windsor itself. Later in the afternoon we take to the river again to continue upstream to Maidenhead enjoying both the views and a Cream Tea aboard the boat.
Bridlington with it`s picturesque,bustling harbour flanked by two stunning beaches of gleaming golden sands is rightly one of North Yorkshires favourite seaside destinations or maybe you would prefer to head away from the seafront into the Old Town and discover a gem that has remained largely unchanged for centuries, where Olde Worlde pubs and antique shops rub shoulders with art galleries and tearooms.
There really is something for everyone at Bressingham, whether your passion is Gardens, Steam, Exhibits, Rides or even a mixture of them all, Bressingham has something for all! World renowned gardener and horticulturist Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam to create a truly unique experience.
Come and visit one of the Country’s oldest and finest markets. Every Tuesday you can experience the hustle and bustle of the town’s busy street market. Based around the Market Place in the safe pedestrianised area of the town, the streets are filled with stalls selling everything from clothing to fresh produce.
Today we visit two delightful Suffolk seaside resorts Aldeburgh, famous for many things including great fish & chips, the Music festival plus Maggi Hamblings' Scallop on the beach and Southwold renowned for its Pier and glorious sandy beach, many quirky independant shops and of course the Adnams Brewery.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837.Today it is The Queen's official residence, with 775 rooms. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The QueenThe State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening.
BBC Countryfile Live 2017 welcomed over 120,000 visitors through its gates in 2017, establishing it as one of the biggest and most popular outdoor events of the summer.Returning in 2018 to Blenheim Palace’s beautiful parkland, Countryfile Live will once again create a unique visitor experience and most importantly a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Famed for its beauty and atmosphere for hundreds of years Haddon Hall never fails to enchant. It has been described as the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages with parts of the house date from the 12th Century. Our excursion today includes a guided tour of the House followed by Afternoon Tea
The picturesque medieval market town of Saffron Walden in Essex, has a rich heritage of old buildings including St Mary's Church - the largest parish church in Essex. Nearby lies Audley End House once one of the largest and most opulent houses in Jacobean England
With so many Great Days Out on offer in our brochure sometimes it`s hard to choose where you want to go. So let us choose the destination for you. Seaside, Countryside or City were not telling and our driver has promised to keep you guessing till the very last minute.
Skegness,Lincolnshire`s largest resort is renowned as one of the country’s top seaside destinations.With an award winning Blue Flag beach and a seafront buzzing with funfair excitement, to the picturesque Compass Gardens offering a quiet area to sit and watch the world go by there is plenty to see and do.
The award winning West Midlands Safari Park in Worcestershire is home to over 1700 animals we start the day with the Safari Drive Through where we will encounter Lions, Tigers, Elephants, Rhino, Giraffe and much more. Then you are free to visit all the other attractions including Land of the Living Dinosaurs with it`s 38 animatronic dinosaurs, the African Village home to the Meercats and Lemurs and the latest exhibition Ice Age complete with Fiery Volcano & prehistoric animals.
Windsor may be dominated by the thousand year old castle but there are many more things to see and do. Take a passenger boat trip along the Thames, hop on an open topped bus for a guided tour, or do both at the same time on board Windsor Duck Tours bright yellow vehicle.
We travel to Windsor and begin the day on the Thames with a 40 minute river cruise upstream to Boveney Lock. Enjoy the fantastic views of Windsor Castle & Eton College and the relaxation that being on water allows as you soak up the atmosphere of the history and beauty surrounding you. After your river trip there will be free time to explore the town at your leisure.
Enjoy a day out at Windsor with an included cruise along the Thames and entrance to Windsor Castle. Take the chance to see The State and Semi State Appartments, Queen Mary`s Dolls` House & of course St George`s Chapel venue for the biggest wedding of the year.
Step back in time to the North Norfolk Railways annual 1940s weekend. Over the years this event has attracted more and more visitors and more and more exhibitors making it the most popular event in the Railway calendar, widely felt to be one of the best events of its type in the country.
Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside Stratford-Upon-Avon is brimming with olde English charm and famous the world over as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Spend the first part of your day exploring this delightful town before taking to the water aboard the Rita Ellen for a 1.5hr Cruise complete with commentary and an Afternoon Tea.
Every Friday the beautiful Georgian town of Stamford comes alive when High Street & Broad Street are lined with stalls selling everything from fresh farm produce to clothing, flowers freshly baked bread and tempting cakes. After spending the morning exploring the Market and shops we transfer to Rutland Water in the afternoon for a cruise on the Rutland Belle.
Bringing to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940 the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show will roar to the sound of Rolls-Royce Merlin engines overhead whilst on the ground the sights will include the Home Front Second World War themed village, making this event the Great British day out of 2018.
Waverley is the last seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World. Step back to a time when Paddle Steamers were an important part of the coastal passenger and excursion trade. We board at Clacton-on-Sea for this lovely day cruise full of amazing sites and views of the Thames culminating with Tower bridge being raised especially for us.
This Morning we make our way to Historic Ely, featuring one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in England the City of Ely is host to a lively market every Thursday. Later on we shall visit the Twenty Pence Garden Centre for the chance to get some inspiration for your garden and also the opportunity to visit their coffee shop with some of the most tempting cakes for miles around.
Canterbury’s past is as rich as it comes’ says the latest Lonely Planet Guide to Britain. This world-famous cathedral city was one of medieval Europe’s great places of pilgrimages and knowledge. Dominated by its cathedral the medieval streets within the city walls are a great place to explore.
In order to celebrate and commemorate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018, RAF Hendon has undergone a transformation with three new exhibitions telling the story of the RAF over it`s first 100 years. Housing a world-class collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and memorabilia the Royal Air Force Museum's London site at Hendon is vast and has more than enough to keep you interested throughout the day.
Following eight record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over seven million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse returns to Birmingham this Autumn. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which will take you on an extraordinary journey from the elds of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the First World War, to commerate this we shall visit Tyne Cot, the largest British war cemetery in the world before making our way to Ypres for some free time and for the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate at 8pm.
Fame The Musical is the international smash hit based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name,it follows the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.
The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show in Europe, as you have come to expect we have secured some of the best seats in the house and to really get you in the Christmas mood we call in at the Kings Head Great Bircham for a festive pre-show Christmas Lunch.
The Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market has over 150 stalls filling its historic streets with the colours, sounds and irresistible aromas of Christmas past and present. Experience all the fun of a traditional English Christmas market and get into the spirit of Christmas with the joyful sound of choirs, instrumental performances, chimney sweeps, dance displays and Victorian themed stilt walkers, a carousel and barrel organ music.