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
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.
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.
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.
Mais ouis, mais ouis, the world may have changed a lot since we first bid a jovial ‘au revoir’ to the Trotters of Peckham, but good ‘ol Del Boy, Rodney and the rest of the gang haven’t changed a bit... well, apart from the odd spontaneous bursting into song here, and the occasional dancing across the market, there. Sound CUSHTY? Then book your tickets today - Only a forty-two carat PLONKER would miss it!
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.
& 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?
Our first visit today is Melton Mowbray on market day then after lunch we visit the award-winning Gates Garden Centre with its traditional tearoom and over 10,500 square metres of indoor and outdoor display areas. You’ll find everything from garden tools and pots to patio furniture, water features, clothing, homeware and pet care, there’s something for everyone.
We head for the Peak District and pause in the delightful spa town of Buxton famed for its water and Georgian architecture before carrying on into the High Peak to join the Judith Mary Narrow boat for a 2-hour cruise complete with your choice of Home-made Local Beef Hot Pot Served with red cabbage and French bread or Home-made Broccoli and Stilton Bake Served with seasonal vegetables/salad both followed by apple pie and cream.
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.
Escape the winter weather and bask in the tropical paradise of Kew’s Princess of Wales Conservatory as you visit Kew’s 23rd annual Orchids Festival. Wander amongst the vibrant displays of orchids and other tropical plants whilst discovering how Kew is helping to save endangered plant species.
The show will feature quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists and a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs, along with demonstrators on hand to show you their techniques and to give help and advice plus workshops available on a first come, first served basis.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables has come to the newly refurbished Sondheim theatre (formally Queen’s Theatre). The brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.
Just over an hour from Calais, Lille offers a remarkable architectural and cultural heritage. Discover the magnificent Grand square surrounded by 17th century houses & the old town a particularly lovely place to wander around with its many monuments, Flemish facades and pleasant pedestrian streets.
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in this magnificent 5-star production to enchant the young and the young at heart. This wonderfully lavish staging tells the true story of the world-famous singing Von Trapp family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWll.
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.
Enjoy lunch at Belgo before embarking on a voyage of discovery, as we revisit The Great Train Robbery and unearth the role of the Post Office’s own investigation department in piecing together this and other crimes, shedding light on the human stories of the victims through never before seen artefacts, objects and personal accounts. Before we travel beneath the streets of London on the Mail Rail.
The Williams Conference Centre is home to the largest private collection of Formula One cars in the world. Housing over 40 of the team’s seminal race cars, the collection charts the team’s 40 years of motor racing history. This exclusive insight tour experience includes, an expert tour guide providing commentary on the team’s illustrious history and a glimpse into some of the remarkable technology behind the team`s success.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Join us on this amazing opportunity for a unique guided Factory Tour at Triumph’s world-famous headquarters. Get up close to the Triumph motorcycle manufacturing process to discover little-known facts and exciting insights on a guided tour of the production line.
Were you trying to design a fairy-tale medieval town, it would be hard to improve on Bruges, one of Europe's best preserved cities. With it`s picturesque cobbled streets and canals linking the photogenic market squares lined with soaring towers, historical churches and lane after lane of old whitewashed almshouses Bruges really is worth a visit.
We journey Northwards to the village of Sharlston Common home of the White Horse. We stop here for lunch before continuing to Leeds for our visit to the Emmerdale Studio Experience. Newly extended for this year the Emmerdale Studio Experience is a fun 2 hour guided tour through the production secrets of Yorkshire's favourite soap.
Make your visit to Bletchley even more memorable with an Afternoon Tea in Bletchley Park’s iconic mansion house. Set in the elegant Victorian dining room where the codebreakers dined, there really is no better place to savour this delicious slice of life and reflect on the significance of this special place.
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.
Discover history, culture, entertainment, food, drink, shopping and green parks all within a short distance of each other in St Albans. At the Farmers Market you can expect to find local specialties, mouth-watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes, bread and hand-crafted 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
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.
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.
Ostend at anchor is the largest maritime festival on the North Sea, More than 140 old rigged ships will be present with the three-masted ship “le Français” and the Polish three-masted ship “Dar Mlodiezy” expected to attend. Add in the 100 exhibition stands plus entertainment featuring maritime music, along with all Ostend`s usual attractions and this is a day not to be missed.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After enjoying free time in Margate to explore and purchase lunch we travel the short distance to the Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre which features rare products from the Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi archives. Don’t miss the spectacular Model Railway and Scalextric layouts as you journey through the history of Britain's best-loved toys
The Cromer Pier Show returns for its 43rd year, the highly acclaimed and Only ‘End of the Pier’ Show in the world! Enjoy Norfolk’s world famous all singing all dancing traditional summer show. Presenting the very best in live variety with an eclectic blend of great pop music, breath taking West End ballads, speciality acts and humour from top comedians.
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.
Every Sunday Columbia Road in East London is transformed into an oasis of foliage and flowers with everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. Covent Garden Market is world famous, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere generated by the vibrant combination of fabulous shops, renowned Apple Market stalls, bars and cafes, not forgetting the celebrated street performers.
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.
Sandringham Flower Show one of the most prestigious horticultural events in the East of England is now in its 139th year. Much more than just a Flower Show this unique event offers the best in horticulture combined with an excellent day out, filled with family entertainment.
With just 30 performances scheduled this is set to be the hottest ticket of the year. The legendary Whoopi Goldberg is officially returning to her iconic, award-winning role as Deloris Van Cartier this summer for the newly revamped Sister Act The Musical. Also featuring Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior this is a heavenly performance you won`t want to miss.
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.