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. 

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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.   

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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.

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Christmas Opening Hours 2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017
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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.

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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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Tickets Now on Sale | Day Trip to Strictly Come Dancing Live!

Tickets Now on Sale | Day Trip to Strictly Come Dancing Live!

It’s that time of year again when Strictly’s hit our TV screens and the fabulous tour has been announced. Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on the hugely popular tickets to celebrate all the things that make Strictly a smash-hit show – spectacular choreography, dazzling costumes and live music.

Our day trip will take the stress out of travelling to the popular venue of Birmingham Arena for a matinee performance, and will include a top price ticket. Not to mention Christmas will soon be here before we know it! Perhaps you know someone who loves Strictly; why not tick one present off the list and give them a gift to remember? Unforgettable memories of the electric atmosphere will last forever.

Ore Oduba will be back as the tour host, alongside Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Further casting announcements from the 15th series are yet to be confirmed – visit their website to keep up to date.

Book soon to avoid disappointment! Tickets have to be finalised before the departure date and we only have a limited ticket allocation. Simply reserve your place with a 50% deposit, then pay your balance 8 weeks before you travel.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Strictly Come Dancing Live at Birmingham on Saturday 20th January 2018. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.

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Craft Show Day Trip

Craft Show Day Trip

Whatever your craft passion, there’s no better place to find inspiration for your own projects than at the ultimate knitting and craft event of the year. Established over 25 years ago, the annual event at Alexandra Palace is a staple to the craft calendar and enjoyed by thousands each year. For inspiration, here’s four things to see and do at this year’s show… 

  • View over 350 specialist stalls, from dressmaking, cross stitch and patchwork quilting to felt, haberdashery and card-making – you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to something new.
  • Explore 20 textile galleries curated by acclaimed artists.
  • Simply drop in to the Knitting & Crochet Classes for a lesson from the experts.
  • Visit The Sew Today Pattern Classroom – informal demonstrations will take place for sewers of all abilities.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 14th October 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.

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Afternoon Tea Day Trips

Afternoon Tea Day Trips

Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or simply a day out to enjoy with your friends, why not indulge in an afternoon tea? Coming soon, our days out combine top attractions with an afternoon tea to make the day that bit extra special… 

Houses of Parliament & Afternoon Tea – Saturday 21st October
We all recognise the iconic Houses of Parliament – why not step inside and see where politics comes alive? Over 1000 years of the UK’s history can be explored. Or maybe be tempted by the afternoon tea which is served in one of the riverside rooms in the Houses of Commons, overlooking the Thames.

Brick Lane Music Hall & Afternoon Tea – Thursday 2nd November
Enjoy the patriotic wartime show which features some of the best songs ever written in the English language, and a delicious afternoon tea of freshly prepared sandwiches and cakes. This is the only surviving music hall in the country offering entertainment at its very best with fantastic old time music hall humour and music. Includes a ticket for the matinee performance.

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

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Food Festivals…

In recent years, Food Festivals have become a staple to the culinary calendar during the summer months with the bustling events taking place all over the UK. If you want to indulge in delicious local delicacies and local chefs – our day trip to Broadstairs Food Festival has all the ingredients for a fantastic day out…

Now in its 9th year, the popular Food Festival where entry is free is your chance to celebrate Kent’s flourishing food and drink scene at a stunning seafront location overlooking Viking Bay. Sample delicious local produce from breads and hot foods to cheeses and ice creams, try out different cuisines from the quality stalls, and watch live cookery demonstrations by passionate local chefs to gather inspiration.

You can also explore Broadstairs’s historic town or enjoy the beach; the timeless seaside town has plenty of charm and character.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Broadstairs Food Festival on Saturday 30th September 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.

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