A selection of City Day Excursions
Our journey Northwards brings us first to the village of Sharlston Common home to the White Horse. We stop here for lunch before continuing to Leeds for our visit to the Emmerdale Studio Experience for an 80-minute guided tour through the production of the popular TV programme.
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.
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.
Enjoy a unique tour of H. Forman & Sons famous smokehouse including a fascinating carving demonstration by their Guinness World Record holding Salmon slicer, a taste of the nest London Cure Smoked Salmon and a two-course lunch made by Forman’s award winning chefs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.