Posted On 19 May 2017 at 11:50 by Jenny
Need a day out during the May Bank Holiday weekend? See the charms of Arundel in West Sussex or choose our trip with admission included to the magnificent Arundel Castle.
The picturesque market town captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and country pursuits, all within a stone’s throw of London. Discover the heritage of the town’s one thousand year history as you browse its town centre, which offers plenty for every kind of shopper with a plethora of antique shops, boutiques and art galleries.
Dominating its skyline is Arundel Castle. Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and commanding views across the South Downs, the castle has a significant history. Since 1067 it has been the seat of the Duke of Norfolk, and today houses a grand and rare collection of furniture, paintings, tapestries and more in the carefully preserved rooms, from the Armoury and Barons’ Hall to the beautiful Regency library.
For the Bank Holiday Weekend, the Castle goes back in time to 1475 and will be filled with the sounds of battle and conflict to show the importance of artillery in taking a castle, and as a battle field weapon, skirmishes between the two sides and crafts, costumes and armour of the period.
Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Arundel, or Castle Siege 2017 at Arundel Castle on Saturday 27th May 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.
Posted On 12 May 2017 at 12:20 by Jenny
There’s never been a better time to visit Kensington Palace, with 2017 honouring the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales marked by celebration of some of her most beautiful outfits. Our day trip is an unmissable opportunity to get a closer look at the ‘people’s princess’s’ chic outfits and discover the evolution of her image and style.
You’ll explore the historic royal abode which was a place of unique significance in her life; the place she called home from 1981 and today the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and view the celebrated outfits from throughout her life which will be on display.
Highlights of the visit include the glamorous evening gowns worn on engagements in the 1980s and the chic suits that made up her ‘working wardrobe’ in the 1990s, the pale pink Emanuel blouse worn for her engagement portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1981 and Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House.
Other attractions at Kensington Palace include the Queen’s State Apartments where you can explore these cosy, private rooms that were once used by Queen Mary II for relaxation, and The King’s State Apartments, a sumptuous set of rooms each grander than the last, and the Palace Gardens are an intimate, tranquil and secluded oasis where the highlight is the Sunken Garden.
Stewarts Tours have a day trip to ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ at Kensington Palace on Wednesday 24th May 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.
Posted On 05 May 2017 at 10:35 by Jenny
There’s no better time to get outdoors, draw inspiration and find fresh ideas for your summer garden – and at an RHS Flower Show, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable day out. Why not join us on our day trip coming soon to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival?
Inspired by Malvern’s heyday as one of England’s finest spa resorts and nestled in the beautiful Malvern Hills are breath-taking floral displays, prized blooms from leading UK nurseries, show gardens and more.
This year promises to reveal its biggest ever floral marquee, boasting an unrivalled selection of leading nurseries and a new centrepiece, the Plant Finder Parlour, providing daily talks. Experts will also be on hand for you to learn ever more tips about all things gardening, no matter what your ability. Head on to marvel at the Show Gardens created by prestigious RHS medal winners, amble through the Grow Zone to see how to create your own productive garden, or lose yourself in the new tranquil Spa Gardens.
But it’s not just gardening; there’s a whole host of lifestyle exhibitors, food and family entertainment, a perfect mix whether you’re a horticulturist or a newcomer!
Stewarts Tours have a day trip to RHS Malvern Spring Festival on Sunday 14th May 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.
Posted On 04 May 2017 at 14:21 by Jenny
Many thanks to all those who entered our recent competition.
We are delighted to announce the winner Mr Clare, from Woodley, whom along with a guest will enjoy a day trip of his choice.
Posted On 28 April 2017 at 10:18 by Jenny
New to our 2017 Day Trip experiences are our VIP Day Tours. We are offering three amazing trips, with luxury transport to and from the destinations in our VIP 34 seater with tea and coffee facilities.
Whether it be a trip down to London to experience a beautiful lunch on the RS Hispaniola and a glass of champagne on the London Eye, a two-course lunch at the stunning Bowood House and private garden tour, or maybe our Gloucestershire Warwickshire Day Trip with lunch and cream tea; you will be treated like royalty and receive the best services available.
Our special VIP coach will take your breath away with its leather reclining seats, DVD and TV screens, washroom and toilet, fully fitted kitchen, 3-point seat belts and dual climate control – not to mention the tinted windows. You will enjoy a lovely relaxing trip to and from your chosen destination in comfort and pure style.
Maybe you have a celebration this year? A special occasion you wish to commemorate in style? Or just fancy being pampered on a day out and about? Our VIP Day Tours will provide you and your friends with the chance to travel and be treated like rock stars. Enjoy a special day out like no other…
RS Hispaniola and London Eye Lounge Experience – Thursday 10th August
Includes a three-course lunch on board the Restaurant Ship Hispaniola served in the Upper Deck Restaurant & Bar; a Thames landmark since 1973, it has 3 internal decks and 2 sundecks. At the London Eye you will gain exclusive access to the Eye Lounge where you will be served a drink of your choice. You gain fast track entry onto the London Eye and our group will be accompanied by a personal host. Your 30-minute ride will include a glass of chilled champagne whilst on board.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway including Lunch and Cream Tea – Thursday 17th August
Includes a two-course lunch served in the main restaurant of the 4-star White Hart in Stow on the Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and home to numerous antique shops. Travel from Toddington via Winchcombe, Rotherington to Cheltenham Race Course and return on board a steam hauled train. This preserved steam and diesel heritage railway built in 1900-1906 passes by some of the most beautiful scenery and sleepy villages of the Cotswolds. Before departing for home a Cream Tea, consisting of a scone with jam and cream, tea or coffee will be served at The Flag & Whistle Café at Toddington.
Bowood House and Gardens with Two-Court Lunch – Wednesday 23rd August
Includes tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival in the Stables Restaurant and a 60-minute Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden Tour; four acres of beautiful formal borders, the picking garden, glass houses and kitchen garden. Followed by a two-course seasonal buffet lunch in the Stables Restaurant. Free time will then be given to wander around the House and Grounds including the Priestley and Patronage Exhibition.
Please click here for more information on any of our VIP Days Out or to make a booking.