Guided Half Day Behind the Scenes Newmarket Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Guided Half Day Behind the Scenes Newmarket Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge

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  • 4 hours
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This is a truly wonderful experience if you want to see what life behind the scenes in Newmarket is like. Learn all about how the town earned its status as the Home of Horseracing and find out about its fascinating history and royal connections.

This half day tour is perfect for anyone wanting to learn about the Sport of Kings or anyone who might already be a horseracing fan and wants to get closer to the action.

Our knowledgeable and entertaining guides will ensure you have a very special and memorable experience here in the UK's racing headquarters.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Newmarket, Newmarket, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

Meet your tour guide at The National Stud and then hop onto our tour bus for a visit to the famed Newmarket Gallops. See some of the town's 3,000 equine residents going about their daily exercise and learn about the fascinating history of the hallowed training grounds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Newmarket, Newmarket, Suffolk, East Anglia, England

Our tour bus will then take you to one of Newmarket's racing yards for a behind the scenes guided tour. See what daily life in a stable is like and learn all about what it takes to get a horse ready for the races while seeing some of the routines and facilities on offer.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The National Stud, Newmarket CB8 0XE, UK

After morning coffee and cake your tour of the beautiful National Stud begins. This 500-acre commercial stud farm has a fascinating history and is home to resident stallions, retired National Hunt legends and every year serves as the birthplace for the next generation of potential champions. Meet the foals out in the paddocks and see if you can spot a future champion amongst them!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Coffee and/or Tea - Morning tea/coffee and cake is served at 10 am until 10.30 am.
  • Entry/Admission - The National Stud

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour is not suitable for young children. Some wheelchair users may find it difficult to access the Gallops. If you are concerned this may be the case, please contact us so that we can offer an alternative.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    The National Stud, Newmarket CB8 0XE, UK

    Departure Time

    08:00 AM

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    4 hours

    User's Reviews

    Maureen M

    24 Sep, 2023

    I was given the chance to go on the Frankel tour as a gift. It was an amazing day that I will never forget. It began outside Newmarket Racecourse, a mini bus collected us , drove around Newmarket, went on a stable tour at Marco Botti’s yard.The staff there were lovely and friendly. We had a beautiful lunch at the Bedford Spa hotel. After that off to Banstead Manor to see Frankel. It was amazing . He was the last of four stallions. The feeling you get is best described as emotional! He has an aura around him. He sauntered out and stood in front of us, I couldn’t speak, so calm. Larry was our guide and is fantastic. Lady Jane was with us which made the day really special. We can’t thank people enough for that amazing day. It was Wednesday 17th August 2023.


    11 Sep, 2023

    My wife and I went on the Full Day Frankel Tour Aug 2023. From start to finish this tour did not disappoint. Seeing Frankel was a dream come true. The day started at the Rowley Mile racecourse where we were met by our tour guide Larry. We waited and were then introduced to Lady Cecil and her sister Sally who accompanied us on the tour. Next was a tour of the Rowley Mile Racecourse before a trip to the Newmarket gallops. Then it was onto a tour, of Marco Botti's training yard. Connor at the yard was very informative and knowledgeable about each horse and its racing pedigree. It was then onto Bedford Lodge for an excellent lunch.. We were fortunate to be on a table with the tour guide Larry who was a mind of information and engaging with many stories of his life in racing. We could have listened to him for hours, After lunch lady Cecil went out her way to check everyone was enjoying the tour and had a brief chat .Then it was onto Banstead to see the amazing Frankel before a visit to the covering rooms. Larry our guide for the day was excellent, gave lots of information. He was friendly with a great sense of humour. Lady Cecil and her sister Sally were so personable and specifically made sure that my wife was looked after being as she has a walking disability. There was always a chair at hand so that my wife could enjoy the tour, At the end of the tour Lady Cecil, Sally and Larry personally thanked each person on the tour. It was a dream come true and the tour was just like Frankel. "Sheer Class".


    05 Sep, 2023

    Absolutely fantastic experience. Larry was our guide and was friendly and informative. The weather was terrible but it didn’t spoil our time. Loved everything about it. The tea/coffee and cakes were very welcome half way through the morning. Getting up close to these wonderful beasts was fantastic


    01 Sep, 2023

    We decided to join the National Stud tour while visiting Newmarket but the tour wasn't as interesting as we expected it to be. Firstly, we are not very familiar with horses and horse racing but we are open to learning more about various things. However, this tour catered mostly to people who were already familiar with horses and racing and the terminology used there. The tour was about 1.5 hours long and involved a bit of walking and some time in the shuttle bus. While on the bus, the guide was pointing various things in all directions but it was difficult to see them from the bus unless it was on the same side we were sitting. We also found the group was a bit big. We were 24 people and at times we couldn't hear the guide well enough. The guide was also moving a bit fast and wasn't waiting for everyone to gather up before starting the commentary for each point. I was expecting a more behind-the-scenes tour of how the stud was operating, but the main sights of the tour were lots of green spaces and a few horses. However, the only time we got enough time with the horses there was during the last stop when we got to feed them some polos. This was also my favourite stop on the tour as it was the most engaging. Proper horse enthusiasts seemed to have enjoyed the tour better than us, but nevertheless, it was an interesting experience for us too.


    21 Aug, 2023

    An amazing day!! Our tour guide Larry was brilliant and we loved listening to his stories and facts about Newmarket. We visited the gallops and The National Stud which were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and we highly recommend this tour. 10/10. Thanks Larry for making this such a special day.

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