Ladies Day At Royal Ascot
The races are all about speed, the thundering sound of the galloping horses as they fly past at a breakneck gallop, and of course, the occasional flutter at the Bookies’. Royal Ascot has all of this, as well as pomp and pageantry, style and high-fashion.
Royal Ascot was founded in 1711, by Queen Anne, and it has been attended by the reigning Monarch ever since. The event itself consists of five days of vigorous racing, with many prestigious events. Her Majesty the Queen is always in attendance, along with other members of the Royal Family, who arrive by carriage each morning.
Perhaps the best day to visit the races, is Ladies’ Day, when high-fashion meets high-octane racing. Racegoers, dressed in formal haute-couture and morning-dress, throng the enclosures, the ladies’ colourful hats and dresses, and the gentlemen’s immaculate morning-suits, lending an elegance and refinement to Ascot which other race venues are hard pressed to emulate.
So, if you want to attend the most prestigious even in the British Racing calendar then this is the tour for you!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
After a morning departure from your local pick-up point, you’ll head to Oxford where you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Why not hop on an open-top bus and tour the city in ease and comfort? Or you could visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, or just wander through the streets and indulge in a little last-minute shopping before the race.
You’ll have a full day at Royal Ascot, with access to the Windsor Enclosure. You’ll be able to enjoy the races, as well as the Royal Procession and all the glamour of Ladies’ Day.
It should be noted, that while the Windsor Enclosure does not enforce a particular dress code, there are some rules which you ought to take note of:
Smart or formal clothing is encouraged, while any sports clothing is strictly prohibited.
Ladies’ dresses should not show the midriff, and it is advisable that dress-straps be quite thick, while off-the-shoulder dresses are not advised. Jump-suits are now acceptable at Royal Ascot; however, the same rules apply to these as apply to dresses. There are no particular rules about dress length in the Windsor Enclosure, but modesty is encouraged. Hats and Fascinators are of course encouraged, the more extravagant the better!
Gentleman are advised to wear smart trousers, shoes and a shirt. In the Windsor Enclosure, it is not required that you wear a tie, though this is of course advised.
You’ll depart from your hotel in the morning, and head to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. You’ll have until mid-afternoon the explore, enjoying the peace and beauty of this wonderful town. Why not tour the five spectacular Tudor homes which make up the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, or perhaps take a relaxing river cruise along the Avon?
Located just a few minutes from Reading town centre, the Ibis Styles Hotel is a welcoming place to stay with a modern style. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel is air-conditioned and accessible rooms are available.
- Return coach travel
- 2 nights at the Ibis, half-board
- Admission to the Windsor Enclosure at Royal Ascot
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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