ASCOT RACES + WINDSOR HORSE SHOW & PAGEANT
Thursday 9th/Friday 10th May 2019
Morning departure for Windsor.
We have tickets for you to enjoy looking around the famous Windsor Horse Show from 15.00 for a couple of hours before we travel to Hilton Reading where we will have a meal before returning again to Windsor for the evening Pageant.
The Pageant will be celebrating the Reign of Queen Victoria, and will mark 200 years since her birth in 1819. A cast of artists, dancers and performers, together with 500 participants, more than 400 horses and 30 carriages will re-create 19th century Great Britain and the reign of Queen Victoria in a theatrical performance in the shadow of the floodlit Windsor Castle.
The 90-minute show will bring together memorable events and aspects from the Victorian era. This will include everything from Elgar, the music hall and Gilbert & Sullivan to author Charles Dickens, rail travel and the Industrial Revolution.
Return to Hilton Reading after the show
After breakfast we travel to Royal Ascot racecourse where, first we hope to have a behind the scenes tour which lasts approximately 45 minutes and will include visits to the Parade Ring, weighing room and up to the 4th floor of the Grandstand for amazing views. Find out about some of the history and traditions of the Royal Racecourse and if you are brave enough, step on the jockeys weighing scales!
This tour will include a fair amount of walking and some steps but you don't have to do and can drop out anytime.
Today is the first day of the May racing weekend and there should be a competitive six-race card. Besides the horse racing, people watching is a great sport especially the fashion of some of the young fillies.
Our ticket is for the King Edward VII enclosure which used to be known at the Premier Stand which means that you can sit and watch each race from the Stands.
Please note that dress code applies Ladies should dress as for a smart occasion. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie. Trainers are not allowed. Fancy dress, novelty and branded or promotional clothing is not permitted.
Included in the price of the break
Coach with pickups, Forde Park, Railway Station, B&Q Newton Abbot, Greenhill Way route Kingsteignton & Exeter Services
Dinner Bed & Breakfast at Hilton Reading
15.00 entry to Windsor Horse Show
Tickets for Evening Pageant at Windsor
Behind the Scenes tour at Ascot Races
Edward VII enclosure ticket for Ascot
Free Sweepstake ticket for £100 prize.
COST £175.00 PER PERSON SHARING
£25 Single Supplement
(SORRY ALL SINGLE ALLOCATION TAKEN)
£25 per person deposit with booking
Final payment by 29th March 2019
PLEASE NOTE INSURANCE IS NOT INCLUDED
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