Royal Ascot - Ladies Day Gold Cup - Thursday
The world's most glamorous race day. Ladies Day at Royal Ascot is renowned as the biggest day on the British social and sporting calendar. Be a part of it all on our fantastic day tour to Royal Ascot for Ladies Day. Dress up and join the regal tradition and pageantry on our fun day out with our Royal Ascot Ladies Day ticket and hospitality package options.
Dates for Royal Ascot 2018 have now been confirmed by Ascot Racecourse. Royal Ascot 2018 will run from the 19th of June to the 23rd of June 2018.
Ladies Day Gold Cup - Thursday 21st June 2018
Return Coach from London
At the time of booking you have the choice of 2 departure times: Please nominate your preferred time when you book of either 10am or 10:30am. We depart from Victoria Coach Station. You need to be at Victoria Coach Station 30 minutes prior to your departure time as coaches have to depart on time.
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During the coach trip we provide a glass or two of bubbly as we head west to Ascot, a journey of approx 90 minutes, depending upon traffic. We will depart Royal Ascot at 7.00pm - which is approximately 90 minutes after the last race (normally around 5.30pm). This gives you extra time to join the live bands in the Windsor Enclosure or the famous sing-a-long at the rear of the Grandstand, in the Queen Anne Enclosure. Depending upon traffic, we aim to have you in central London at Victoria Coach Station by 9.30pm.
On arrival a cold buffet lunch will be provided. This is followed by our bacon and sausage sizzle. Lunch will be served in the coach park area where PP Travels picnic is set up. You will have plenty of time to enjoy lunch and our generous servings of refreshments before entering the racecourse at your own leisure to watch the Royal procession pass at 2:00pm. The first race is normally 2:35pm. Entrance to the racecourse is included in our price. Once in the races food and drinks are at your own cost.
Our Ascot tours are renowned for the generous supply of drinks at our main picnic site at Royal Ascot along with the quality and selection of wines. As well as sparkling wine being served on the coach on the journey to Royal Ascot, you have the choice of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Merlot, Shiraz, Rioja as well as more bubbly and cider and beer.
Meet us at Ascot
If you prefer to make your own way to Royal Ascot, you can meet us at our picnic zone in Coach Park 10 (Red) and enjoy our buffet picnic style lunch with drinks plus collect your entry tickets. After this, like the rest of our guests, you would head into the racetrack to enjoy the races. We advise people meeting us at Ascot to arrive at the coach park area around 11am to enjoy lunch and drinks. Everyone has left us by 1:30pm so as to enter the races and be in place for the Queens arrival at 2pm with the Royal Procession.
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Royal Ascot Entry Ticket Types
At the time of booking you can choose between Windsor Enclosure (previously known as The Silver Ring), Queen Anne Enclosure (previously known as The Grandstand) or Queen Anne Enclosure with Furlong Club upgrade. Below is a description of each and a short video provided by Ascot to give you information on the different options.
Windsor Enclosure (previously known as The Silver Ring)
Enjoy close-up views of the Royal Procession as it journeys past the stylish lawns of the Windsor Enclosure. This is the enclosure the horses past first on their way down the home straight when racing begins. It is here that the roar of the crowd starts in earnest, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. The atmosphere in the Windsor Enclosure is always vibrant with guests enjoying betting facilities, artisan food stalls, Champagne and Pimm's bars, and picnics on the lawn. From Thursday onwards, live music plays into the early evening.
Windsor Enclosure Dress Code: Whilst Ascot encourages race goers to wear smart clothes no formal dress code applies in the Windsor Enclosure. Please note that fancy dress, novelty and branded or promotional clothing is not allowed and bare chests are not permitted at any time.
Please note that the Windsor Enclosure is a separate admission area that does not provide access to the Parade Ring or the main Grandstand area.
Queen Anne Enclosure (previously known as The Grandstand Enclosure)
Grandstand Admission is a premier public enclosure and provides excellent facilities with access to the Pre-Parade Ring, Winners' Enclosure and Parade Ring. On the lawns and terraces of the Queen Anne Enclosure, you can enjoy first-rate views of the day's six races, joining the jubilant crowds as they cheers each winner home. Here you'll be at the heart of the day's activity. Close to the runners and riders in the Pre-Parade and Parade Ring and front row as the Royal Procession passes by the Grandstand. Please note that Queen Anne Enclosure entry tickets do not grant entry to the upper tiers of the Grandstand, which is reserved for Royalty and VIPs. After the last race is over, the celebrations continue with wonderful communal singing on the Bandstand lawn.
Queen Anne Enclosure Dress Code
Ladies within the main Queen Anne Enclosure area are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
[:] A hat, headpiece of fascinator should be worn at all times.
[:] Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted.
[:] Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that adheres to the guidelines above.
[:] Midriffs must be covered.
[:] Shorts are not permitted.
Gentlemen are required to wear a matching suit with a shirt and tie. Sports attire, jeans and shorts are not permitted.
Furlong Club Upgrade
The Club's informal environment offers guests an exclusive venue in which to soak up the atmosphere of the Royal Meeting. The Furlong Club features a stylish interior with elegant seating throughout. A range of hot and cold food is available. Located overlooking the finishing straight with a private decked terrace. Tipsters and Betting Couriers are available to assist with your betting throughout the day. The Furlong Club is situated within the Queen Anne Enclosure. On the day you will receive a Queen Anne Enclosure ticket plus a Furlong Club badge. You can come and go between the Queen Anne Enclosure and the Furlong Club as much as you like during the day.
Options Available for this Tour
|Option 1||Windsor Enclosure meeting at Ascot Racecourse|
Price per person £89.00
|Option 2||Windsor Enclosure with Coach from London depart 10am|
Price per person £109.00
|Option 3||Windsor Enclosure with Coach from London depart 10:30am|
Price per person £109.00
|Option 4||Queen Anne Enclosure meeting at Ascot Racecourse|
Price per person £139.00
|Option 5||Queen Anne Enclosure with Coach from London depart 10am|
Price per person £159.00
|Option 6||Queen Anne Enclosure with Coach from London depart 10:30am|
Price per person £159.00
Please note that as this information and itinerary is subject to change when circumstances beyond our control require change.