A selection of City Day Excursions
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.....
York’s popular festive market returns for 2019 with more Christmassy fun than ever before. Take a leisurely stroll along St Nicholas Fair and soak up the festive atmosphere, wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street, sample festive food and drink at the St Sampson’s Square rustic Yorkshire Barn with delicious treats including hot chestnuts and glasses of warming mulled wine or head down to Kings Square and experience all the fun of the fair.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.