Take to the Thames and sail betwixt iconic landmarks
Plan a day out exploring the capital by river with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. London’s River Bus service runs 363 days a year (no service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day), so makes for the perfect post-turkey day out.
Whether heading into town for a spot of sale shopping, filling the school holidays with adventures, or simply to blow away the festive cobwebs, hop on board Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and take to the river. The service calls at 24 piers across London from Barking Riverside in the east to Putney in the west, including many the of city’s hotspots such as Greenwich, Tower, London Bridge, London Eye (Waterloo), Westminster and Battersea Power Station.
A popular day-trip option for exploring the capital, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers boats include a fully licensed onboard café bar offering hot and cold drinks, as well as sandwiches, cakes and snacks; while comfortable seating in climate-controlled cabins ensures relaxed travel. All boats have large windows allowing uninterrupted views of some of London’s most iconic sites, including the Shard, the Houses of Parliament, and Tower Bridge.
With a Family River Roamer, children aged up to 15 sail for free and the family enjoys unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel throughout the day. An All Zones Family River Roamer costs just £42.40 and is valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children (children 4 and under go free as standard). A Family River Roamer ticket can be purchased online, on the Thames Clippers Tickets and Uber apps and at piers.
The Uber Boat by Thames Clippers festive timetable is available now for planning your ‘Twixtmas days out. For more information and the festive timetable, please visit: thamesclippers.com/servicechanges].
Explore the UK’s legends and landscapes
Dust off any cobwebs by touring some of the country’s most stunning and story-filled destinations with Rabbie’s. The small-group tour operator offers tours across the UK of varying lengths during the festive period.
From one-day trips to longer, multiday escapes, use the ‘Twixtmas period to discover new stories and make lifelong memories with loved ones. Departure points across the UK, including London, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh mean planning your getaway is easy. Tours available between Christmas and New Year include:
Windermere & the Lake District one-day tour from Manchester
Perfect for after festive feasting, sit back and enjoy a relaxing journey through the invigorating landscapes of the Lake District. With stunning mountainous scenery, this tour takes guests through the best locations of England’s most famous National Park, indulges in the tales from Windermere, the largest lake in England, and travels via Wordsworth’s cosy Dove Cottage.
Between Christmas and New Year, this tour departs daily from 27 December and costs from £60 per adult.
Stratford–upon–Avon, Oxford & the Cotswolds, two-day tour from Bristol
Visit gothic icon, Tintern Abbey on the bank of the River Wye in the Wye Valley and the birthplace of Shakespeare to discover more about the life and inspirations of the renowned playwright. After staying overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon, enjoy a stroll around Chipping Campden, one of the most beautiful spots in the UK before rounding off the two-day tour in world-famous Oxford. Wander the historic city’s University colleges or spend the day spotting Harry Potter film locations.
Join this two-day tour on its 28 December departure from £145 per adult.
Devon & Cornwall five-day tour from London
Completely fill the ‘Twixtmas days and escape the city with an imagination enlivening five-day tour of the South West. Unearth fossils on the beaches that resemble the dragons slayed by King Arthur, wander the stones of Stonehenge that look like they could have been moved by giants and imagine the mythical beasts that might have roamed in the mist of Dartmoor. Guests on this tour will visit Norman Cathedrals, Roman towns, harbour villages, beautiful beaches, ruined castles, and more.
Join this five-day tour on its 27 December departure from £445 per adult.