Coronavirus Update 09/06/2020

An update for our passengers.

Our offices remain closed at the moment, but we are hopeful that we will be able to open again over the coming weeks. Contacting all passengers that have not been able to travel with us over the past few months will be our priority when we do reopen.

Because of the uncertainty around the opening of hotels and visitor attractions, along with decisions made by our suppliers, we have decided to extend our operating suspension until August 1st. Any holidays or day trips due to depart before this date will unfortunately not go ahead. We will contact all affected passengers as soon as we are able to do so.

In addition, the following August departures will no longer operate.
Buckingham palace day trip departing on 26/08
The Danube River Cruise departing on 26/08

We will be contacting all passengers that were due to travel on these departures as soon as our offices reopen.

Thank you all for your continued patience and support during these extremely difficult times. We are looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

The Stewarts Tours Team


Coronavirus Update 30/04/2020

An update for our much valued and missed passengers.

In response to the government’s advice to maintain social distancing measures, we have taken the difficult decision to extend the suspension of the travel period to include June.

If you were due to travel on a holiday or day trip with us during May or June, your trip will unfortunately not be going ahead.

Our offices are temporarily closed, but please be assured that as soon as we are open again we will be contacting all affected passengers to discuss your options. This includes processing any refunds that have been requested.

We would like to thank all of our loyal passengers for your continued patience and understanding. Your support will ensure that when we are through this crisis, we can continue to offer you the holidays and day trips that we know you love.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all well, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

The Stewarts Tours team

Coronavirus Update 03/04/2020

Important information regarding our holidays, short breaks and day trip programmes

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel all of our day trips and holidays due to depart during April and May. If you were due to travel with us during this period your trip will unfortunately not be going ahead.

Due to government restrictions on working, our offices are temporarily closed, but please be assured that as soon as the restrictions are lifted we wi...ll be contacting you to discuss your options.

We would like to thank all of our loyal passengers who continue to support us at this difficult time, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all well, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

The Stewarts Tours Team


Stewarts Coach Group are acquired by The Kings Ferry

We are pleased and excited to announce that Stewarts Coach Group have been acquired by The Kings Ferry Group, a subsidiary of the National Express Group.

This is fantastic opportunity for everyone involved and gives both Stewarts and Woods a strong footing to build on the already successful businesses Andy Cotton and his staff have developed. Andy will remain as the Managing Director to ensure a smooth transition into the new ownership, supported by his current Management and Driving Team.

“This truly puts Stewarts and Woods Coaches into an enviable position being part of a multi-billion International company which has safety at its absolute core. Thank you to everyone involved for your professionalism and loyalty, the future is now significantly brighter for all associated within the Stewarts businesses”. Andy Cotton.

Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry is keen to engage with both teams and learn not only the day to day business, but the people and what makes it a success. Andy and Ian have been both friends and professional acquaintances for a number of years and both are excited by the opportunity of working together and joining forces.

“Stewarts is a high-quality operation with exceptional customers and people. We have no plans to change what has made it a success, they really are a welcomed addition to the Kings Ferry Group and National Express family” Ian Fraser.

Here’s to the next chapter… stay tuned for more updates on Stewarts joining The Kings Ferry Group.

(Pictured: Linny Smalley-Ward, General Manager of Stewarts Coaches and Ian Fraser, Managing Director of The Kings Ferry)


New Tour Now on Sale: Cultural Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors

Don’t miss your chance to see this year’s landmark exhibition – with our new tour, admission is included to the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the World Museum, plus free time to explore the fantastic city.

For the first time in more than 10 years, the spectacular warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, have been brought to the UK in an unprecedented exhibition. Spanning almost 1,000 years of China’s history, it includes a number of objects and artefacts dating from 8th century BC to the 2nd century AD that have never been on show in this country before.

Price includes:

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast – traditional English or continental buffet style
  • Hotel porter service
  • Admission to Terracotta Warriors

Click here for further details. 

Liverpool and the Terracotta Warriors departs from Reading, Woodley, Wokingham, Bracknell and Calcot on Friday 20 July for 3 days. 


4 Reasons to Book a Theatre Show by Coach | New Day Trip for 2018

4 Reasons to Book a Theatre Show by Coach | New Day Trip for 2018

Year after year the West End showcases some of the world’s best productions. And 2018 will be no exception!

We have a day trip to what’s anticipated to be one of the most popular this year – TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. Unmissable for fans of one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, this new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race, and will feature her much loved songs.

Here’s four reasons to book by coach. 

  • Secure top price stalls tickets

Never a cheaper option which you would be disappointed with, our day trip includes a top price stalls ticket for the evening performance. Guaranteed to make it an experience to remember!

  • Split the cost!

 Simply secure your seats with a 50% deposit, then pay the balance 8 weeks before. 

  • No hassle with transport

Try out the convenience of travelling by coach – there’s no need to worry about parking or planning your travel!

We propose to set down as close to the theatre as parking restrictions dictate. 

  • Local pick up points in Woodley, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and Calcot

Getting to your coach couldn’t be easier. Please click here for further details on our pick up points.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to the Tina Turner Musical on Wednesday 19th September. For more information or to make a booking, please click here.   


Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour

Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour

If you’re planning on making the new series of Dancing on Ice a staple to your Sunday night when it returns to our screens this week, don’t miss your chance to see the spectacular show for yourself at arenas all over the country for its live UK tour. 

Just like the TV show, the tour will celebrate all the things that make it a hit show – it’s not considered ‘the greatest show on ice’ for nothing! Stunts, sequined costumes and the professional skating stars will combine to create wonderful performances.

And this time the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will take up their new roles as Head Judges, and will once again be joined by a host of celebrates and professional skaters from the new series.

On our day trip, we’ve made it easy for you to get there: 

  • Local pick-up points in Reading, Woodley, Bracknell, Wokingham or Calcot
  • No hassle with parking! Our day trip is at the Arena Birmingham (formerly the NIA)
  • Split the cost – simply secure your tickets with a 50% deposit, then pay the balance 8 weeks before
  • Includes a lower block 3 ticket for the evening performance

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Torvill & Dean’s Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour at Arena Birmingham on Friday 13th April 2018. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.


Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Christmas Markets | Festive Day Trips

Christmas Markets | Festive Day Trips

Taking place around every corner of the country, Christmas Markets are magical places to explore this festive season. Authentic wooden chalets decked out with twinkling fairy lights and festooned with Christmas colours are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit – what better way to discover a unique gift or indulge in an array of seasonal food and drink? Take a look at our Christmas Market day trips coming up soon…

Winchester Christmas Market – Saturday 2nd December
Recognised as one of the best in Europe, explore the Christmas Market which holds a magical location beside Winchester Cathedral. Experience the traditional festive shopping experience and browse the wooden chalets which decorate the area near to the Inner Close, each offering high quality goods from favourite festive food, to artisan stalls and textile artists.

Chichester Christmas Market – Saturday 9th December
Chichester is a cathedral city with a beautiful Market Cross, the city’s focus since the 16th century. The Christmas Market brings some of the best festive entertainment and wonderful stalls selling unique crafts and decorations, making it the perfect opportunity to find an individual Christmas gift.

Salisbury Christmas Market – Saturday 16th December
Salisbury is particularly magical at Christmas, offering visitors plenty of opportunity to indulge in great food and browse the high quality produce, including bespoke gifts. Sitting on a backdrop of the historic Guildhall, a truly beautiful setting, this is a festive experience not to be missed.

For our full listings of day trips with local pick-up points in Reading, Woodley, Wokingham, Calcot and Bracknell, please click here.


4 Reasons to See the Birmingham International Tattoo | November Day Trip

Each year Arena Birmingham hosts the magnificent Birmingham Tattoo, a spectacle of the world’s finest military bands, music and pageantry. Over 1,000 performers share the stage for an incredible three-hour performance like no other. Promising something for all ages, join the thousands that have visited the largest indoor Tattoo over its 29 years – here’s five reasons to experience this prestigious family event for yourself. 

  • Behold the pomp and pageantry of bands from all over the world…

Each year world-class performers create an exhilarating performance full of massed international bands. This year’s event includes the lead Band of the Household Cavalry alongside all the marching bands, plus the popular Massed Pipes and Drums with Highland Dancers. Joining them are the well-respected Warsaw Police Band from Poland and Adest Musica (The Drum and Showband) from the Netherlands, one of the top international bands.  

  • Enjoy the traditional displays, from field guns racing to dog display teams…

A wealth of displays include the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour; a Field Gun Competition featuring crews from the Royal Navy, Army & Royal Air Force; the United Kingdom Disco Display Team – an uplifting dance routine performance by almost 400 enthusiastic young people; a Flyball Dog Display; and The Parade of Massed Standards. 

  • Did you know…?

Each year the event raises money at each performance for the Royal Star & Garter Homes, a charity who cares for disable veterans. The organisers of the Tattoo aim to bring the total raised to an incredible £100,000 during this year’s event. 

  • See the magic of the grand finale…

Guaranteed to be the most unforgettable moment of the performance, the patriotic grand finale will feature all of the performers and special guest appearances by vocal soloist Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers). The event would not be complete without the popular Closing Ceremony which will feature the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour and Escort, the traditional Land of Hope and Glory, the Evening Hymn and the Lone Piper. 

Our day trip includes a top price lower block ticket for the matinee performance.  

(Book soon to avoid disappointment! Tickets have to be finalised before the departure date). 

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to the Birmingham International Tattoo on Sunday 26th November 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.


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