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Key Features
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 18 passengers
Starting: London
Ending: London
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Bath, London, Stratford-upon-Avon
Key attractions: Roman Baths, The Cotswolds
  1. Day 1 London arrival

    Arrive in the UK today and make your way to central London. After settling in to your hotel, the afternoon is free to explore the bright lights of London, home to a rich history, time-honoured festive traditions and some of the best Christmas shopping opportunities in the world! By evening, we’ll reconvene to share a delicious traditional English Christmas dinner, and toast the start of our trip.

    Overnight: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar), London

    Meals: Dinner included

  2. Day 2 Festive London and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew

    After breakfast, we’ll take in London’s iconic landmarks on a Christmas-themed city tour with a local guide. Then, we’ll make our way to Kew Gardens. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew are possibly the most famous of England's RHS formal gardens and offers a showcase of English horticulture. At this time of year, this destination offers an even greater treat as we embark on a spellbinding journey along an illuminated trail through the world-famous gardens where we can pause to observe the magical art installations and decorations that pepper the trees, buildings and water features. The evening in London is for you to spend at leisure. Perhaps admire glittering Christmas lights and shop displays, try delicious treats from the markets or rest in the hotel before tomorrow’s adventures.

    Overnight: Wellington by Blue Orchid (or similar), London

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Cirencester Christmas Market and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

    This morning we board the mini-coach to journey North in to the rolling fields of the Cotswolds countryside. We'll pause at Cirencester, the region's principle town, where we’ll add to our Christmas present collection at the bustling Christmas market. Later this evening, we step back in time for a truly traditional Christmas experience in Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we’ll visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and learn more about the Christmas traditions of the 16th century; we'll wander the traditionally decorated houses, taste some traditional festive delicacies and enjoy a short theatrical performance – it’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

    Overnight: The Arden Hotel (or similar), Stratford-upon-Avon

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  4. Day 4 Ten Tree Trail in Bath

    This morning we head through the heart of the Cotswolds countryside. We’ll pass through chocolate-box villages and enjoy the quintessentially English country scenery as we make our to Bath. This charming city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage destination owing to its elegant architecture and rich history dating back to Roman times. During the festive season Bath holds a very special atmosphere with Christmas lights and decorations abundant throughout the city and around its magnificent Christmas Market. We'll embark on the 'Ten Tree Trail' in search of the ten unique Christmas trees dotted throughout the city, before enjoying the delights of the award-winning Christmas Market. By evening we retire to our elegant hotel right in the heart of the city.

    Overnight: Abbey Hotel (or similar), Bath

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Roman Baths, Christmas Cookery Class and Bath Abbey

    Today our day is dedicated to exploring the elegant city of Bath. We'll begin with a visit to the magnificent Roman Baths where we’ll receive a fascinating insight into what local life was like over 2,000 years ago as we peruse the artefacts and architecture of this ancient temple. By afternoon, we’ll roll up our sleeves to prepare our lunch by getting involved in a Christmas cookery class. We’ll pick up some tips for baking the perfect mince pies and producing a perfectly balanced mulled wine (cheers!). This evening, we’ll take our seats in Bath Abbey for a spine-tingling Choral Evensong service.

    Overnight: Abbey Hotel (or similar), Bath

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

  6. Day 6 Royal Crescent and Winchester Christmas Market

    This morning we'll get a taste of a Georgian Christmas as we visit the museum at No.1 Royal Crescent – a period house that has been decorated and furnished just as it would have been in the 18th century. We then continue onwards to the cathedral city of Winchester. Here we’ll pay a visit to what is widely regarded one of Europe's finest Christmas markets where more than 100 chalets and stalls are set around the impressive cathedral. This is an ideal opportunity to pick up a gift or two or indulge in a mulled wine and mine pie before we tour the cathedral itself. In the evening, we’ll dine together as a group and toast to the wonderful time we’ve shared.

    Overnight: Winchester Hotel & Spa (or similar), Winchester

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

  7. Day 7 Hampton Court Palace and Merry Christmas!

    This morning we begin the journey back towards London but not before a visit to the opulent Hampton Court Palace, once a favourite residence of King Henry VIII; this stately home is impressive throughout the year but as we approach the festive season the Palace comes alive with illustrious decorations and light displays. Then, we head to England’s capital as it’ll be time to say goodbye. Merry Christmas, one and all!

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Unique features

  • Attend an atmospheric Choral Evensong service at Bath Abbey
  • Visit charming villages and local Christmas markets in the heart of the English countryside.
  • Enjoy Christmas at Kew: a unique blend of mesmerising Christmas lights and garden trails
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience

What's included

  • 6 nights in charming accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver and separate tour leader
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 x lunch
  • 3 x evening meals
  • Christmas cookery class
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Hampton Court Palace
    • Roman Baths
    • No.1 Royal Crescent
    • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Optional extras

  • Pre/post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Rail travel to/from London before/after your trip.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from London.

Exclusions

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates 2021

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
November 27, 2021
December 3, 2021
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December 3, 2021
December 9, 2021
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1919
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2020/21

Single Supplement: from £380.

 

All tours commence at 8.30am in central Edinburgh on the Start Day and finish at around 5.30pm (approx) in central Edinburgh on the End Day.

 

Please ask for a quote if you require pre/post tour accommodation in Edinburgh.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
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