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
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.
Join us for this lovely day out taking in St Albans' street market. First chartered in 1553 this wonderful market has 160 stalls running through the centre streets of the city, surrounded by quaint, cobbled streets, narrow roads and beautiful period buildings.
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.
Set in a fabulous setting Springfields is the ideal place to do all your Bargain Hunting. There are over 50 outlet stores selling superb goods at discounts of up to 75%. The Springfields Festival Gardens are a beautifully landscaped area, featuring Chelsea-style celebrity showcase gardens, including designs by Charlie Dimmock, Chris Beardshaw, Kim Wilde and Steven Woodhams, and a spectacular Japanese Garden by Sansui Design.
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.
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.
Join us as we visit the pretty rural Georgian market town of Holt, brimming with independent shops including antiques, art and crafts, gift shops & cafes, before we head to the acclaimed Rhododendron & Azalea Gardens at Stody Lodge to enjoy the magnificent gardens that stretch over 10 acres. We include a Cream Tea at Stody Lodge to add the finishing touch to the day.
The Spring bank Holiday Weekend heralds the first of the Duxford Airshows as the Air Festival returns. As ever fast flying air displays in the skies will amaze you whilst on the ground there will be some of the best Military and Civilian aircraft on display as well as all the other attractions that make Duxford such a great day out.
Explore the original period shops and houses at one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK. Find out what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s mostextraordinary open-air museums in the UK. Find out what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes. See sparks fly as the chain maker forges a link, witness the glowing forges, smell the steam engines and hear the banging of hot metal. Ride on the Heritage trams and Buses.
Combine a trip to the Black Country Living Museum with a 45-minute canal trip complete with a stunning video show in Little Tess Cavern explaining how the limestone was originally formed, see the amazing lifelike reconstructions in Hurst Cavern depicting how miners worked in the tunnels during the 18th century and enjoy an incredible music and light show in the Singing Cavern.
Come From Away is the joyous new musical sharing the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.
Renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality Chatsworth House known as the 'Palace of the Peak' is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates, having evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
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.
Cirencester, known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’ is a maze of fascinating streets, lined with quaint old houses and 17th century bow fronted shops. The traditional open-air town market has been trading from as far back as 1086 and is located in the centre of the town opposite the cathedral-like parish church of St. John the Baptist.
With almost a 1000 years of history The Tower of London has countless intriguing tales to tell. Explore this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, meet the Yeoman Warders, marvel at the fabulous finery of the Crown Jewels and discover an unrivalled collection of royal arms and armour in the iconic White Tower
The ultimate experience for food lovers featuring live entertainment, cooking inspiration, shopping and tastings. There will be a fantastic line-up of the UK’s best chefs and experts cooking live, exciting new flavours, the latest trends and carefully selected independent producers of the finest food, drink and culinary products.
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.
Enjoy a Traditional Sunday Lunch at the White Horse in Sharlston Common before heading for the Harewood Estate & stepping into Emmerdale on a 90-minute guided tour of the exterior TV set. As the cast and crew down scripts for the weekend the working set is opened to the public allowing you to see and hear how the most dramatic village in the country is brought to life.
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.
Enjoy a fascinating tour on board our coach with a member of the Cadbury heritage team. As they take us on a guided tour around the Bourneville Village to discover the Cadbury brothers’ vision of a ‘Factory in a Garden’. We will view examples of beautiful architecture, the unique village green and pretty tree-lined streets, before taking a guided tour of the Cadbury World exhibition and enjoying a CreamTea with scones and sandwiches, with tea or coffee served in the themed Cadbury Café.
Mrs Brown is back with a brand new show for 2019. Award-winning comedian Brendan O’Carroll presents Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical? Join us on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure with our trip going to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for the matinee show.
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.
The Creative Craft Show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts.
After receiving fantastic 5 star reviews in the West End Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is coming to Nottinghams Theatre Royal. Telling the true story of Yorkshire’s own Calendar Girls, a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary, this musical has drawn praise from both Audiences & critics alike with The Times describing the show as "pure gold"
Don`t miss the chance to see Disney`s Aladdin before it departs the West End. With breathtaking sets, astonishing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes - sparkling with over two million Swarovski® crystals - and a fabulous cast and orchestra bringing the magic of Disney's Aladdin to life on stage. Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy Award®-winning film, including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical event.
Now in it`s 27th year the Flying Legends Airshow returns to IWM Duxford for 2019 so prepare to be enthralled by world class, unrivaled, choreographed displays featuring unique aircraft types rarely seen together in the UK skies or anywhere else, Culminating in the finale Balbo formation when all the WWII fighters take to the skies to salute you in a mass flypast.
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.
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 bid farewell to Royal Windsor and cruise further up the Thames passing the homes of the rich and famous at Bray before arriving at Maidenhead to rejoin our coach.
Wells next the sea is one of the most attractive towns on the North Norfolk coast, divided into three distinct areas from the Buttlands at the top with its broad rectangular green via Staithe Street lined with interesting shops to explore down to the harbour and Quay at the bottom home to many traditional seaside attractions not to mention some of the best fish and chips to be found anywhere this gem on th North norfolk Coast has everything for a great day out.
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
Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. featuring the hits of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire coast is a Blue Flag resort featuring miles and miles of beautiful golden sands. Whilst the flower filled promenades reaching right across the resort have been awarded top prizes year after year in the national "in-Bloom" competition.
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.
Following 3 successful years at Blenheim Palace,BBC Countryfile Live will travel north to Castle Howard for 2019. In its first three years over 250,000 visitors have come through the gates quickly establishing Countryfile Live as one of Britain’s biggest and best outdoor events.
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.
Trevor Nunn’s five-star sold-out production of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Playhouse Theatre for a limited season. Tevye, a father to five daughters, is trying to maintain his Jewish religion and cultural differences as outside influences come into the family’s lives. With his daughters’ unexpected choice of husbands old traditions and young love collide.....
ON YOUR FEET! Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical comes to London direct from Broadway for a strictly limited season, telling the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria it charts their journey from its Cuba via the streets of Miami and to international superstardom.
Back in London for a strictly limited season The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions showcasing the jaw dropping talents of 7 of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for over six decades. As it enters its 67th incredible year, this world record breaking production continues to attract audiences from every corner of the globe. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
Book your seats onboard our executive coaches to see Ed Sheeran play live at Chantry Park in Ipswich. Important: Please ensure you have already purchased your tickets. We at Impression Holidays cannot be held responsible for your ticket arrangements
Visit two of North Norfolks best loved seaside towns, Saturday is market day in Sheringham home of the North Norfolk Railway, after lunchtime we transfer the short distance to Cromer famous for the Pier, Cromer Crabs and some of the best Fish & Chips in the country.
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.
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.
Spend some time exploring Windsor before taking to the water mid afternoon for a two and a half hour cruise aboard a genuine Vintage steam vessel. We shall be boarding either the Steam Launch Nuneham built in 1898 or Steam Launch Streatley built 1905 for a nostalgic experience second to none. To complete your great day out a traditional cream tea will be served as we cruise through the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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.
Tower Bridge Exhibition is the most exciting way to explore the most famous bridge in the world. From the modern high-level walkways and its spectacular new glass floor to the historic Engine Rooms and towers. Learn about the history of the bridge and why it came into existence. We then stroll across to the 4**** Guoman Tower Hotel for Afternoon Tea.
As featured on the BBC`s Good Morning Dagenham, Dagenham Sunday Market has over 600 stalls and welcomes 15,000 visitors each week. With 100`s of stalls selling the latest fashions and often boasting designer wear it has developed a reputation as a fashion market. But it`s not just about fashion, a wide variety of different traders sell everything from homeware to gadgets, food and sporting goods.
This excursion combines two of our favourite trips to make one Great Day Out, travelling through scenic Derbyshire we make our way to Bakewell home to the largest market in the Dales. After time for shopping and lunch we make the short journey up into the High Peak to join the Judith Mary for a 2 hour cream tea cruise along the beautiful Upper Peak Forest Canal
WAITRESS tells the story of expert pie maker & waitress Jenna who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
One of only a few working watermills in the country, the lovingly restored Jordan’s Mill offers a fascinating insight into the heritage of flour milling in Britain. We include a guided tour of the mill and time to explore the gardens, before enjoying a light 2-course lunch. We’ll then visit the nearby Stotfold Watermill, one of only four listed in the Doomsday Book where we have a talk and walk around the beautiful Grade II listed building.
Dating back to 1163 and the most prominent fishing port in Belgium for centuries, this city combines an old medieval centre complete with small houses and cobblestone streets with a long sandy beach flanked by a promenade bustling with seafront cafes and bars & is home to the largest marina in northern Europe.
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.
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.
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.
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
Taking you on an electrifying visual and audio journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you’ll experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock,soul to disco. Paying homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion – this is a show that you will never forget.
The biggest week of the year for all things equestrian returns to the NEC. The Horse of the Year Show 2019 has something for every member of the family to enjoy with thrilling competitions & breathtaking displays of spectacular horsemanship. There`s the chance to get up close and meet some of the horses themselves meanwhile in the retail village there will be approximately 250 stands which as well as everything equestrian has arts, crafts, gourmet food, treats and more.
Enjoy some free time to explore Henley on Thames before taking to the water aboard a Hobbs of Henley River Cruiser for a two hour cruise along the Thames complete with a live commentary on board pointing out Midsomer Murder locations and also the history and heritage of the River Thames at Henley including Henley Royal Regatta. Whilst on board enjoy an afternoon tea created by the award winning Time for Tea company.
Jamie New is sixteen and he has a secret. He doesn't quite fit in at school, his Dad’s left home and he's about to sit his GCSEs. The future is terrifying. This multi award-winning musical was a huge hit when it was premiered at The Sheffield Crucible and has now transferred to London's West End.
Step into the ‘Land of the Lions’, London Zoo’s newest and most breath-taking exhibit. Three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian themed areas to explore –including a train station, crumbling temple clearing, high street and guard hut. Be sure to see Penguin Beach, Gorilla Kingdom and much, much more.
This unique festive retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Enjoy live music and festive food and drink as you tick off your Christmas shopping list.
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the tomb discovery, the boy king's priceless tomb artifacts will visit London one final time while a new permanent resting place for the treasures is constructed at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.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.
Whether you’re looking for a special gift, distinctive accessories or unique decorations, you’ll be spoiled for choice. With beautiful and affordable items you’ll rarely find on the high street, Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Food Fair makes a perfect day out.
Take the opportunity to go behind the curtain of this much-loved Grade I listed building and see parts of the Hall usually off limits to the public. This includes taking you under the stage, into one of our dressing rooms where all the stars have prepared to perform, and also into the loading bay deep underground. After the tour we shall enjoy a two course lunch in the Royal Albert Halls Verdi - Italian Kitchen.
One of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals, this is a real celebration of all things chocolate; chocolates, chocolate cakes, crepes, brownies, tarts, liqueurs, macarons, desserts, marshmallows, biscuits and even chocolate pizzas, kebabs, wine and beer!
The largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market offers a large range of traditional good and gifts and a selection of tempting food and drink.....
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.
For one weekend every year The Dickensian Christmas Festival takes over the High Street of Rochester with street entertainment, parades, a candlelit procession & guaranteed real snow. Meanwhile the Christmas Market takes place in the beautiful grounds of Rochester Castle...
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS is returning to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre. The magical story of the world's favourite Nanny will be triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs.
& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? And what if she got over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance, self-discovery and gate-crashing the castle party?
Following on from the hugely successful sell out season at the London Palladium, the award-winning Lincoln Centre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I will visit Theatre MK. Featuring such unforgettable songs as; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, this award winning show brought to you by a company of over 50 world-class performers, is rightly considered one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries have thrilled to We Will Rock You. Created by Queen & Ben Elton the show boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances. Featuring 24 of Queen’s biggest hits We Will Rock You is coming to Theatre MK.
The New 25th Anniversary Production is a powerful and stirring reinvention of the show, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. The mesmerising soundtrack has be rerecorded and the show has been reimagined with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs