Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals

Find a great choice of Black Friday weekend deals on selected day trips in December and winter 2020 coach holidays. If you’re planning a day out from Leicester or a winter break, take advantage with our deals and book this Black Friday weekend! 

Ends midnight Sunday 1 December 2019. 


Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge
Saturday 7 December 
NOW £32 Adult, £31 S/Citizen, £31 Child

Saving £7 per person!

Lincoln Christmas Market
Sunday 8 December 
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child

Saving £7 per person! 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland  
Sunday 8 December 
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child 

Saving £7 per person! 

Haddon Hall at Christmas Derbyshire
Tuesday 10 December
NOW £37 Adult, £34 S/Citizen, £34 Child

Saving £7 per person!

Oxford Christmas Market
Thursday 12 December
NOW £21 Adult, £20 S/Citizen, £20 Child

Saving £6 per person!

York Christmas Shopping
Saturday 14 December
NOW £25 Adult, £24 S/Citizen, £24 Child

Saving £5 per person!


A Yorkshire Coastal Retreat
Mon 13 - Thu 16 January 
NOW £219 per person 

Saving £20 per person! 

Valentine's Weekend in Elegant Harrogate
Sat 15 - Sun 16 February 
NOW £109 per person 

Saving £20 per person!

The Cream of Devon, Paignton
Fri 28 February - Mon 02 March 
NOW £219 per person 

Saving £20 per person!

Sandown, Isle of Wight
Mon 09 - Fri 13 March  
NOW £309 per person 

Saving £20 per person! 

Black Friday Deals are valid from 27/11/19 – 01/12/19 midnight. Savings have been applied to selected day trips and holidays above. 


Market Harborough District Pick-up Route

Market Harborough District Pick-up Route

Available on selected Day Trips from April – pick-up points include Market Harborough, Lutterworth, North Kilworth, Husbands Bosworth and more.

In addition to our regular pick-up route, we’re pleased to have introduced additional day trips departing from a new pick-up route:

  • Market Harborough 
  • Lutterworth 
  • Walcote 
  • North Kilworth
  • Husbands Bosworth
  • Theddingworth
  • Lubenham
  • Kibworth*
  • Great Glen*
  • Oadby
  • Wigston

Day Trips include popular RHS flower shows such as Malvern Spring Festival, Chatsworth and Hampton Court, plus top attractions and destinations such as Kew Gardens, Highclere Castle, Whitby and many more.

For our full list of day trips departing from our Market Harborough District Route, click here.

Click here for pick-up point information. 


NEW Day Trip for 2019 | Strictly Come Dancing Live!

NEW Day Trip for 2019 | Strictly Come Dancing Live!

It’s that time of year again when Strictly has hit our TV screens and the fabulous tour has been announced. The Arena tour is must-see spectacle for fans of the show and will bring together all the glitz, glamour and magic of the live show.

Book your tickets by coach from our pick-up points throughout Leicester – we have the following day trips available:

Arena Birmingham

Saturday 19 January 2019

£80 per person

Includes an Upper Block 3 ticket for the matinee performance

Nottingham Arena

Wednesday 6 February 2019

£77 per person

Includes a Block 15 ticket for the matinee performance

Secure your seats with a 50% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. 

Please click here for information or to make a booking.


Stewarts Coach Group are acquired by The Kings Ferry

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 day to the 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 Woods joining The Kings Ferry Group.


2019 Coach Holidays & Short Breaks Brochure Out Now

2019 Coach Holidays & Short Breaks Brochure Out Now

Our UK holidays provide for every interest, from railways or wildlife, to gardens or traditional coastal resorts. This year's new highlights include Scotland's Big 5 Safari based in Fort William, or you may be tempted by our charming new holiday futher afield - the Little Railways of the Rhine.

For those who want to see more of the great outdoors, there is the opportunity to venture along the Jurassic Coast or the Lake District with our new walking tours.

What's more, our new range of short breaks are an ideal way to make the most of the UK's best attractions including Buckingham Palace, Longleat, Monkey World and Highgrove Garden.  

You will also find our fantastic new cruise programme, with a choice of two river cruises - Cruise the Danube to Vienna and Budapest or The Delights of Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields - and a new ocean cruise with Fred Olsen - Best of the Fjords. With stylish ships and impressive excursions, we firmly believe they offer an unforgettable maritime experience. 

To view our 2019 Coach Holidays and Short Breaks brochure, click here or request your copy


Issue 3 2018/2019 Day Trip Brochure Out Now

Issue 3 2018/2019 Day Trip Brochure Out Now

With over 30 years’ experience in operating an extensive programme of day trips departing from the
Leicester region, we are once more thrilled to offer an unrivalled selection – from top London shows and
award-winning attractions, to unmissable events like Coronation Street The Tour and Cirque Du Soleil.

As always, our friendly sales team are on hand to provide assistance and answer any queries that you have. Remember it’s always worth taking a look at our website, as new day trips are often added throughout the year to the programme.

To view our Issue 3 Day Trip brochure, click here or request your copy



2019 River Cruise Now on Sale - The Delights of Amsterdam & The Dutch Bulbfields

Venture to the iconic Dutch canals and waterways on our new for 2019 ideal taster cruise, departing Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 April 2019 from £539.00 per person.

It brings an opportunity to discover the world’s most beautiful spring gardens at Keukenhof and see the riot of colour this country has to offer. The landscape encompasses shimmering lakes and mature trees, plus a number of pavilions offering incredible flower displays. The sights of Amsterdam also await you, the perfect end to your springtime escape.

Price includes: 

▪ Return coach travel from the UK
▪ Return Eurotunnel
▪ Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
▪ En suite cabin accommodation aboard the MS Serenity
▪ Three nights’ cruise on a full board basis
▪ Early risers and mid-morning tea/coffee
▪ Entertainment every night of your cruise
▪ Visits to Amsterdam and Kampen
▪ Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
▪ Services of a Cruise Manager

Click here to view the full itinerary. 



Extra date for TINA: The Tina Turner Musical day trip

Extra date for TINA: The Tina Turner Musical day trip

Due to demand, we have added another additional date for London’s most anticipated musical of the year — TINA: The Tina Turner Musical. Having opened at Aldwych Theatre last week, it may ‘simply the best’ musical this year!

Presented in association with Tina Turner herself and directed by internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd – the director behind the hugely successful Mamma Mia – the new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them.

Why travel to a West End show with Woods Tours?

  • Coach travel is a convenient way to travel to London – so you have no hassle with driving

  • Local pick-up points in Leicester

  • No parking costs as the driver sets you down close to the theatre (as parking restrictions dictate)

  • Cost effective – individual tickets plus travel costs would add up to more than our prices

  • Split the cost – simply book with a 50% deposit, then pay your balance 8 weeks before you travel

Woods Tours have a day trip to TINA: The Tina Turner Musical from Leicester on Thursday 29 November 2018. Price includes a top price stalls ticket.

Please click here for information or to make a booking.


Introducing 4 NEW coach holidays in 2018

Introducing 4 NEW coach holidays in 2018

Did you know we have 4 new short breaks to our 2018 coach holiday programme? If you love regal sights or simply a change of scenery for your festive shopping, we have a break to suit you.  

For regal sights…

Buckingham Palace and Windsor

1 September – 1 night

Follow in the footsteps of the Royals with our tour to two of the finest regal destinations, where thousands of years of unrivalled history are waiting to be discovered. Be welcomed to Buckingham Palace for a tour of the State Apartments, which exclusively opens to the public each summer. It is your chance to step inside The Queen’s official London residence which remains one of the world’s few working palaces, and serves as a lavish backdrop for many national celebrations. We feature a visit to Windsor to provide an opportunity to see the sights during one of its most celebratory years — hosting two Royal weddings in 2018, the Royal Borough offers a wealth of culture and history.

For a nostalgic experience…

Paddle Steamer Waverley & Henley on Thames

26 September – 1 night

Sail aboard the world’s last sea-going Paddle Steamer for a trip to remember. Unlike any other river cruise you can experience, the Waverley is a national treasure restored to 1940s style. See the iconic paddle wheels, towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass for a sense of its unique maritime heritage. Retracing gentle cruising excursions around the UK’s coastlines, it evokes memories of times gone by when large fleets of paddle steamers once served coastal passengers. Today’s travellers will find it a refreshing and nostalgic experience you will never forget, transporting you to fascinating scenery.

For Christmas shopping with a difference…

Chester Christmas Market & Portmeirion Craft Fair  

30 November – 1 night

For a truly magical time enjoy a festive visit to Chester Christmas Market, located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral. Explore the wooden chalets wrapped around the iconic, sparkling Christmas tree and indulge in a delicious, hot mulled wine. Extend your gift-buying across Chester to experience the charming heritage of this ancient ‘walled’ city.  Shopping and sightseeing in the city are partnered with the leisurely, festive atmosphere of the Portmeiron Food & Craft Fair. The Italianate coastal village of Portmeirion is a stunning setting which complements the magic of Christmastime — this picture-perfect backdrop adds to its unique appeal of spending the day shopping, drinking and tasting Wales!

For an unforgettable performance…

John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

4 December – 1 night

Combine the classic favourite of John Rutter's best-selling Christmas Celebration with the magic of London this festive season. Performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is presented by the nation’s favourite choral composer. The extraordinary event embraces Christmas cheer as John Rutter leads a selection of joyful works, with the iconic Royal Albert Hall serving as an enchanting venue for sing-along carols. Join in with the glittering performance of festive fanfares, and be captivated by orchestral and choral pieces. The uplifting experience is guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories.

For more information, click here to view our coach holidays from Leicester. 


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