DAYS OUT WITH GROUPS DIRECT

Days out at are all about having fun. From steam train rides to walking tours and garden visits to guided brewery tours, we cover all areas of Group Travel. If you have an idea that we haven’t thought of, please let us know and we will create a bespoke itinerary just for you!

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Free Group Organiser place with every 20 paid for

We love Kew Gardens. All year round we send Group bookers to these relaxing and educational gardens where the views and smells will brighten up your day no matter what the weather is doing.

Essex is an absolute treasure trove when looking at new and exciting tours. This new tour is no exception. Easily accessible and great value for money makes this day out a must.

Based at Laverstoke Mill in leafy rural Hampshire, just 15 miles from Winchester and 60 miles from London, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history.

This new tour includes a guided visit to The Clink! The name ‘Clink’ seems to have been attached to the prison in the 14th century.

This relaxing and traditional tour includes cruising along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. On arrival we have organised a scrumptious Ploughmans lunch with a cup of tea.

Finally, it's your chance to step inside this amazing venue which has been reopened due to popular demand and following a massive £50 million renovation.

Go back in time to the golden age of the silver screen. You will be treated as a VIP as you tuck into popcorn and sip your Prosecco in this intimate venue.

A tranquil oasis in the heart of London’s bustling Camden Lock. Board your traditional canal boat to explore London’s historic and picturesque Regents Canal before enjoying a delicious Fish and Chip lunch, which is an experience in itself!

Explore the famous Highgate Cemetry, with a fascinating 90-minute guided tour of the West Wing. You will also have free time to wander the East Wing, and see graves of famous people such as Karl Marx. Includes a 2 course lunch.

Hovercraft Experience and Lunch

On this epic day out your group will experience the ultimate power of the Hovercraft as you launch from Southsea to the Isle of Wight. Once you arrive in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, a two course lunch with coffee and mints will be waiting for you. While away the rest of the time either on the beautiful beach of Ryde or in the independent shops in this beautiful town. Why not extend your stay on the Isle of Wight for a night or so?  Talk to our team who can organise this for you.

Our new journey begins in the countryside as you board an impressive locomotive. Travel towards Peterborough, taking in the atmosphere, smells and scenery before a three course meal in a restaurant in the centre of the historical city. A self-guided tour of Peterborough Cathedral is also included.

Midsomer Murders is as popular now as when the first murder was committed at Badger’s Drift way back in 1997. To date, there have been 105 episodes and 222 deaths, with the television series regularly getting audiences of over 7 million UK viewers.

This fascinating day excursion includes an informative and entertaining Blue Badge Guided tour of the Inns of Court, following a delicious three course lunch with a drink.
The Inns of Court are totally unique in ambience and character and there really is nowhere else quite like them in the whole of London, if not in the whole of England.

H. Forman & Son remains a family concern, the last of the original London smokehouses. It is not every day that you can witness a Guinness World Record Salmon Carver in action. Don’t miss your chance to see Darren Matson in action on this “outstanding” tour of the H. Forman and Son’s famous smokehouse. 

Discover the heritage and rural beauty of the Lea Valley, whilst cruising aboard a modern, fully licensed vessel that is accessible to all. To start your day, sit down at a local restaurant and enjoy a two course lunch before commencing on your two and a half hour canal cruise. Throughout your cruise, you will have a guided commentary by the friendly skipper.

Go on a journey of discovery to find out the history of Beefeater London Gin, followed by a fish and chip lunch, followed by a visit to the Imperial War Museum, where you have free time to explore the newly created galleries.

Ever wondered how gin is made? Join us for a fun and informative tour around our working distillery in Stratford upon Avon. This tour is complimented by a relaxing River cruise with Fish and Chips. We can guarantee you’ll definitely see Stratford’s swans!

Learn about Queen Victoria’s long and extraordinary life in her own words at the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace, London. Inspired by the Queen’s own journals and featuring displays of personal objects in the rooms where she once lived, this exhibition gives an intimate account of Queen Victoria’s fascinating life.

Steam trains and delicious food go hand in hand, so why not spend the day on the Bluebell Railway for this family friendly adventure?

Begin your day by enjoying lunch onsite at Hampton Court Palace. You have two options for lunch - either a hot bowl of soup served with a roll, cake and soft drink or a fresh sandwich with cake and a soft drink - before having free time to explore this fascinating site. Hampton Court Palace is one of the two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII and is full of history.

The Postal Museum brings together fascinating exhibitions and unveils the mysterious Mail Rail to the public for the very first time. Journey through five centuries of world-class curiosities that changed the world. From global innovations and crackpot schemes to pirates and highwaymen, find out how the world’s first social network kept us all in touch.

Back by popular demand! With a colourful history spanning over 275 years and a range of unique things to see and do, the Foundling Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in London.

Take a 45 minute underground canal boat trip within Dudley’s limestone caverns before having lunch and free time to explore the Black Country Living Museum.

Hear about the Kray Twins and their crime during the 50’s and 60’s, John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer, ‘Mad Frankie’ and other famous criminals. There is so much rich history on the streets of London that link to crime and gangsters.

Horse-Drawn Canal Cruise and Lunch

This relaxing cruise is the perfect way to see the unspoiled River Wey & Godalming Navigations. The boat will be pulled by one of the heavy horses along both natural river and a canal section and through one of the oldest boat locks in the country. Travel quietly in the time honoured way as generations of river boatmen have throughout history. 

Enjoy morning tea and coffee with breakfast pastries before going on a Grand Tour of this iconic music venue.

Now in its seventh year, Call the Midwife regularly captures the hearts of over 10 million viewers who tune in to watch the much-loved programme. However, little do those viewers know that the historic Dockyard Chatham has been the backdrop for many of the show’s most iconic scenes.

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Groups Direct,

Suite 1,

7 Freebournes Court,

Witham,

Essex

CM8 2BL

About Us

Groups Direct is an award-winning Group Travel Company with over 28 years' experience within the groups industry.

With a groups ticketing background the founders of Groups Direct understand the needs of Group Organisers and Commercial Operators. Together, they deliver great service, excellent pricing and a variety of product.

Groups Direct is based in Witham, Essex.

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