Royal Ascot Coach Trips - 19th - 23rd June 2012
We are sorry but we are not running trips to Ascot during 2012 due to other commitments. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused; we hope to see you in 2013.
Join our Royal Ascot day trips to enjoy one of the most popular social events in the British social calendar!
Royal Ascot Summary
Frequented by the Royal Family for centuries, Royal Ascot first came to life in 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne who put up 100 guineas prize money for the winner of ‘Her Majesty’s Plate’. The Queen opens the racing everyday on the Royal 5-day meet as she processes down the Royal Mile with her guests in open top carriages.
Attended by over 300,000 racegoers over the course of the meeting, Royal Ascot is the best-attended race meeting in Europe. WRoyal Ascot Ladies’ Day – always held on the Thursday of the week – is generally the most popular day with our guests.
The week to see and be seen, Royal Ascot is now as well known for its fashions and hats as it is for the extraordinary quality of the top class horse racing it offers. With over £3,000,000 to win in prize money over the entire week it’s not surprising the best horses, trainers and jockeys are here.
Ladies Day and Ascot Saturday Coach Trips
We offer 2012 Ascot tours on Ascot Ladies' Day as well as Ascot Saturday, both of which include the return coach trip, bubbly and nibbles, delicious buffet lunch with red and white wine, superior picnic location and tickets to either the Silver Ring or Grandstand enclosures.
We are also able to offer Ascot corporate or group trips for Ascot Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday which can be tailor-made for your group. Email us or call for full details on 0845 557 5983.
Ascot Day Trip Itinerary
On all our coach trips, the coaches will depart at 10am from Hammersmith (opposite the Tube Station). We arrive at Royal Ascot racecourse mid-morning where we'll open the bottles of bubbly and enjoy the festivities (Gold packages only).
Whilst sipping your bubbly you can study the Racing Post and other racing form guides and decide who to back whilst we set up your delicious buffet lunch, accompanied by plenty of red or white wine and soft drinks which you can enjoy before making your way into the course for the day's racing.
The last race is at 5:30pm after which we ask you to return to the coaches promptly so that we can depart at 6pm for the journey back to London - arriving back around 7:30pm.
Ascot Day Tickets included
THE SILVER RING
If you choose Silver Ring entrance to the redeveloped Royal Ascot Silver Ring enclosure, this provides a great location from which to watch the racing action with a good view of the home straight. You can get right up to the rail to watch the horses close up, or enjoy the enclosure's atmosphere and facilities.
The Silver Ring also includes seating with good views of the track and large TV screens as well as live music, plenty of Tote bookies, a large choice of bars and food stalls, and toilets.
There is no enforceable dress code for the Silver Ring, but nearly everyone dresses up and it is traditional that ladies wear their summer dresses with hats whilst men would normally wear a suit or blazer.
THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE
Entrance to the Grandstand enclosure offers a bigger choice of bars, betting facilities and viewpoints from which to enjoy the racing. You also have access to the Parade Ring to see the jockeys mount and dismount their horses and the prizes being awarded.
The Grandstand is slightly more glamourous then the Silver Ring and you will have more room to stroll around, take in the atmosphere and enjoy your surroundings than in the Silver Ring.
Ascot Dress Code
Ladies are required to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart occasion. Many wear hats but this is not compulsory. Gents must wear a shirt and tie with a suit or jacket.