The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm, but nothing compares with the view as the sights of London sparkle outside your window. What better way to enjoy London then on a Thames Lunch Cruise and to watch the sights glide past your window while you enjoy a relaxing lunch with a friend or loved one?
You will receive a warm welcome before taking your seats for the set three-course lunch menu. After you've eaten, just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views as the cruise takes you past some of London's magnificent attractions.
Cruises run Wednesday to Saturday and last approximately two hours. This would make a wonderful surprise gift or thank you present.
- Cruise departs from Embankment Pier,and boarding is at 11.45.
- Minimum age 5.
- Spend approx two hours on-board
- Drinks are not included but can be purchased separately at the experience.
- Smoking permitted on outside decks only.
- Dress code for the lunch is smart casual.
- Three-course set menu lunch
- Vouchers are valid for 10 months
Join forces with or pit your wits against friends, family or work colleagues in the exhilarating world of paintballing. The ultimate game of elimination and exhilaration.
Don a combat suit, load up on paint pellets and prepare for war in a thrill-packed event that has steadily grown in popularity in the UK.
Allow a full day for the experience and gameplay options may vary at different locations. This experience is available at 25 locations across England, Wales and Scotland.
The minimum age of participants in England and Wales is 15 and all under-18s need parental/guardian consent.
The experience includes paintball part entry, equipment rental, semi-automatic paintball gun hire, 8-10 games per person, 100 paintballs, hot lunch at selected venues, and a experience gift pack.
- Experience is for 4 people
- Runs all year round
- Participants must be in good health
- Allow for a full-day duration
- Minimum age 15
- Vouchers valid for 10 months
- Experience is for 4 people
Virgin Experience Days Deluxe Pamper Day at Bannatyne Spas
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Get down to a Bannatyne Spa and enjoy the Deluxe Pamper Day, for a full day of luxurious relaxation and tranquillity. Take a friend or partner along with you and treat them to a day of total peace and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or, if you want to work on the new you, why not make the most of the gym equipment or enjoy a class such as yoga or Tai Chi. Along with full use of the wonderful facilities, you will each enjoy one spa treatment. There are a variety of treatments to choose from, including massages, facials and manicures. Whatever you choose you will leave feeling refreshed and invigorated. When you arrive at your chosen Bannatyne spa you will be greeted by a member of staff and given a tour of the extensive range of facilities that are available. Enjoy the gym, or take part in a class (please note these must be pre-booked). The pair of you can enjoy a full day at the spa, relaxing in the pool or soaking in the steam room. As part of your experience you will each enjoy a treatment lasting approximately 55 minutes. Choose from: Bannatyne Expert facial; Leighton Denny Immaculate Manicure; Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage and Men's/Women's Energising Facial; Swedish back neck and shoulder massage and an Elemis Body Polish; Energising facial and Elemis Body Polish; Swedish full body massage. Treatments may vary per venue so please check on booking what is available to you. Choice of Bannatyne Spa location. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Bedfordshire - Luton. Nottinghamshire - Mansfield. Staffordshire - Tamworth. West Midlands - Birmingham. West Midlands - Brindley Place. West Midlands - Solihull. West Midlands - Sutton Coldfield. Leicestershire - Leicester.
Virgin Experience Days Diksmuide Belgium Beer Festival Getaway for Two
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Spend two days immersed in everything to do with beer with the Diksmuide Belgium Beer Festival Getaway for Two. This exciting annual event will be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October 2014 to celebrate the successful hop harvest and has been held in Diksmuide for over 30 years. Included in this experience is a one night stay in a bed and breakfast in the seaside town of Ostend, entrance to the Diksmuide Beer Festival, and return coach and ferry trips. Participant guidelines: Minimum age 18. This experience is available for departure on 18 October 2014 only. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability. Return luxury coach travel and Dover - Calais ferry crossings (6am pick up on Saturday 18th October in London). One night B&B hotel accommodation in Ostend (all rooms ensuite). Free Time in Ostend Saturday afternoon. Entrance to the Diksmuide Beer Festival. Day trip to Bruges. Services of an Anderson Tours Tour Manager. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Please allow two full days for this experience. Your voucher is valid for departure on 18 Oct 2014 only, kindly note that you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date as vouchers may not be extended beyond their expiration date. Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an E-ticket with the description and location of your pick up point.
Virgin Experience Days Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the Edinburgh Carlton Hotel
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For an indulgent tea time treat in Edinburgh there couldn't be a better location than the Edinburgh Carlton Hotel. Situated on North Bridge, minutes from the Royal Mile, Princes Street and the legendary Edinburgh Castle, this luxury hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a full afternoon tea plus a glass of chilled champagne. A full afternoon tea served in the Bridge Lounge with finger sandwiches, cake selection, scones with cream and preserves and your choice of tea and a chilled glass of champagne each. Experience gift pack including smart wallet, personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation Indemnity.
Upon arrival at the hotel you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and shown to the Bridge Lounge which overlooks the famous Royal Mile. Here you will each be served with an array of goodies including a fine selection of teas, finger sandwiches, rich butter scones, pastries and a cold glass of champagne. Why not take in the famous history of this great city with a trip to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse or the Royal Botanic Gardens after tucking into your delicious treats.
- Scotland - Edinburgh
Virgin Experience Days The View from the Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise for Two
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This amazing Virgin Experience Days The View From The Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two allows you to experience one of the most incredible landmarks in London.
With a viewing platform 500ft above the skyline, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe so you can witness breathtaking views of the capital like never before. The 360º view stretches out 64km, with multimedia displays and state of the art telescopes on hand to really bring it life.
You’ll travel skywards on one of the 2 high-speed kaleidoscopic lifts, then move from floor 69 up to level 72 to experience one of the greatest cities on Earth on a whole new level.
After you’ve visited The Shard you can head off to a sightseeing cruise on one of the most famous rivers in the world. This hop on and hop off cruise along the Thames allows you to explore the city on ground level too, taking your time to stroll along the river bank and see all of the famous landmarks.
This experience comes with a personalised voucher and a message card, so it makes a wonderful gift for a loved one. It’s also a great treat to yourself to a day in the capital in a totally unique way.
- The Shard, London
- Entry for 2 adults
- Unlimited hop on and off cruise for 2 adult
- Includes a personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
- Virgin Experience Days The View From The Shard and Thames Sightseeing Cruise For Two
Enjoy an adventure together that you'll never forget with the Virgin Experience Day Beautiful Bruges Day Trip for Two.
Bruges is often described as the 'Venice of the North' for its beautiful canals and medieval splendour.
There are some wonderful natural spots to discover, perfect for romantic strolls, as well as centuries old architecture dating back to the Middle Ages, such as the beautiful courtyard of Grutthuse Palace.
There are plenty of museums to visit, including the Groeningemuseum which houses six centuries of Flemish and Belgian paintings including great works by Jan Van Eyck and Rene Magritte.
This Day Trip for Two experience includes return luxury coach travel and a return ferry across the channel. There will be plenty of time to explore the fairytale city.
Your day will start bright and early with the coach making its pick ups from 6am before heading to Dover where you will board a ferry to Calais, France. Once in France you will commence the journey to Bruges where you can expect to arrive at approx 1.30pm.
Explore the beautiful city, taste the Belgium cuisine and take in the sights. You'll board the coach again at 4.15pm to depart Bruges and make the return journey to arrive back in London at approx 10pm.
- Return luxury coach travel
- Return cross channel ferry
- Plenty of free time to explore this fairytale city
- Services of an Anderson Tours Tour Manager
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
- Virgin Experience Day Beautiful Bruges Day Trip for Two
Virgin Experience Days Ultimate Bare Minerals Make Up Lesson at Bannatynes Spas
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Discover Bare Minerals; the incredible mineral-based make-up range that gives the wearer invisible coverage and a luminous complexion in an instant. The Ultimate Bare Minerals Make Up Lesson at Bannatynes Spa will teach you how to achieve a wonderful new look that not only looks fabulous but is good for your skin. The session will provide advice on how to pick colours that compliment your complexion, how to match your skin tone and how to apply each product correctly. Not only will you receive a fantastic lesson in make-up application, you can enjoy full use of the spa facilities at your chosen Bannatyne Spa. Before you sit down for your 30 minute make up session, take time to enjoy the steam room and sauna, or have a soak in the pool. Afterwards enjoy a professional make up application for a flawless look that you can recreate time and time again. When you arrive at your chosen Bannatyne Spa, you will be greeted by a friendly member of staff who will explain what your day will entail and show you around the health clubs facilities. Take a dip in the pool or work up a sweat in the gym before it is time for your appointment. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Minimum age 18. Participants should be of reasonable health and fitness to enjoy all the facilities on offer (you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire before you can take your experience and you may not be able to take certain treatments or use some of the facilities if you have certain medical conditions, alternatively you may be required to obtain a medical certificate).
Virgin Experience Days The Only Way is Essex Coach Tour for Two
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Relive your favourite moments from ITV's BAFTA award-winning show in The Only Way Essex Coach Tour for Two. You'll visit some of the most memorable locations from the series in this unique tour aboard a high-quality coach as you explore Essex the 'reem' way. Meet former and current cast members as you visit their places of work, including the new shop opened by Joey Essex. You'll hear behind-the-scenes trivia from your guide, who'll show you the spots where Mark Wright, James 'Arg' Argent, Lauren Goodger and Mario were featured in key scenes. You'll even have the chance to stop for a drink at the bar where Mark first took Lucy on a date. Don't forget your camera as there will be plenty of opportunities to get up close to locations and have your picture taken along the way. 4 hour TOWIE tour for two. Professional guide. Transport by mini coach. On arrival at the meeting location, you will be greeted by your guide and shown to your coach for a 4 hour tour of the Essex area. Along the way, you will meet several cast members and see locations that have been featured in the series over the years. You'll have your knowledge on TOWIE tested with a trivia quiz and get the chance to have a drink and break at one of the pubs featured in the show. Min age 16. Tours must be pre-booked and are available on selected Saturdays from Feb to Dec. We recommend you book at least 4 weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
DISCLAIMER: The tours are not official tours and are not authorised or endorsed by the programme or any of its cast, LPHC and/or the commissioning broadcaster.
Make your way across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, otherwise known as 'the diamond of the south'. Located just five miles off the coast of Hampshire, you will make your way by coach from London to Southampton and then enjoy a short ferry trip to the island. See what the Isle of Wight has to offer with this fantastic Day Trip for Two. You'll be enchanted by the unspoilt countryside, the gorgeous beaches and quaint seaside villages. In the evening the ferry will take you back to the mainland and your return coach journey to London following your day's adventures. You will need to arrive at your pick up point at least ten minutes prior to your tour to ensure you do not miss the coach. Please make sure you board at your booked pick up point. You will depart from London around 08.15 then make your way to Southampton. You will board a ferry at Southampton and sail across to East Cowes. From there you will drive to your first stop, Godshill, where you have some free time to explore. Then you will move on to Shanklin where you are able to purchase lunch. Afterwards, you will continue to explore the Island before catching the ferry again at 17.30 with arrival back in London at approximately 20.00. Return luxury coach travel. Return ferry crossings. Free time to explore some of the lovely villages of the Isle of Wight. Services of an Anderson Tours Tour Manager. Experience gift pack including participant guidelines. Minimum age 18. This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year, normally once a month. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.
Macaroons are one of the most popular sweet treats around at the moment. Their pretty colours and endless selection of fillings mean they not only look good but also taste delicious. The professional chefs at L'atelier des Chefs in London have designed the class that will teach you how to make these delicate confections, achieving perfect results every time.
- 2 hour class learn to make various flavours
- Guidance from chef
- Take your macaroons home or share over a glass of wine
- Souvenir apron
- Email containing recipes
Explore London's famous West End with this Theatre and Dinner package for two.
This is a fantastic chance to enjoy a delicious dinner for two at a popular central London restaurant before taking in a West End show.The perfect gift for a real theatre lover.
This is the perfect surprise gift for the theatre lover in your life, with a selection of shows to suit all tastes.
- Enjoy a pre-theatre dinner at a central London restaurant, examples of restaurants are Maxwell's, Prezzo, PJ's and Spaghetti House
- Tickets of two upper circle or balcony seats.
- Choose from a selection of West End shows including: Stomp, Spamalot, Thriller, Woman in Black, 39 Steps and Singing in the Rain.
- Location: London, West End.
- Minimum age: 18
- Available Monday to Thursday, although some shows may be available to book on a Friday.
- This experience is unavailable during the school holidays.
- Not available to wheelchair users due to limited disabled access.
- Beverages not included.
- Transport between restaurant and theatre not included
- All shows are subject to availability and exclusion periods. Participating shows and restaurants are subject to change without notice.
- Vouchers are valid for 10 months