Deposits payable on booking Holidays:- Sunday Savers £15:00: Long Weekend Breaks £30:00: Holidays £40:00: per person.
Sat 1st Grassington Dickensian Christmas Market day trip £17:00(E)
1st-3rd Harry Potter & City of London Infants £99:00, Age 5-15 £209:00, Age 16+ £249:00Early!
3 days Wembley International Hotel details On request/on website single supplement £23.50
2-3rd Birmingham Xmas Markets & Chatsworth House Xmas Market £89:00(M)
2 days Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa single supplement £15
Coach excursions and entry to Chatsworth House and Christmas Market.
Day 1: This morning we head directly to Birmingham for the Christmas markets that are in full swing in the centre of the City. Sip mulled wine as you wander around the market, listen to the festive music and bands that are playing around the City today. Perhaps wander over to the Bull Ring shopping centre and get your shopping organised.
Day 2: Today we head straight to Chatsworth House for the Christmas Markets. We also have a house tour booked and included in the price. See Chatsworth House beautifully decorated for Christmas and walk around the Christmas Market is probably one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Chatsworth House does not allow mobility scooters. Manual wheelchairs are allowed but due to the age of the building, this can be a little difficult. The Christmas market is on a relatively gentle slope.
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December 2018 Lytham St Annes 5 days ONLY £229pp No single supplement
Monterey Beach Hotel, Lytham St Annes
Friendly, family run hotel in an ideal location close to the beach and central Lytham St Annes.
INCLUDED IN PRICE• Coach Travel as described.• Portage on arrival and departure.• Dinner bed and breakfast at the Monterey Beach Hotel, Lytham St Annes. • Nightly entertainment.• Pre-dinner drink/toddy each night.• Entry to Holker Hall & Gardens.• Canal Cruise
Day 1: This morning we stop at Southport for a few hours over lunchtime before heading to our hotel. Porters will take your luggage whilst you settle in. This evening we celebrate Christmas Eve! Join us in the bar for a free glass of bucks fizz before dinner, afterwards a 14 piece band in the ballroom.
Day 2: Today we enjoy a traditional English breakfast before heading out on a day excursion to include the Barton Grange Garden Centre (one of our firm favourites at Christmas!) and a festive canal cruise to include mince pies and mulled wine. This evening we celebrate Christmas day – join us in the bar for a free glass of sherry and then a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. After dinner bingo, cabaret, dancing and a visit from Santa with gifts for all.
Day 3: A day at leisure to enjoy Lytham St Anne’s, perhaps head to one of the peaceful parks & gardens, enjoy the town centre – or if you prefer the vibrant of Blackpool the transport links are excellent. There are also a number of historic buildings around Lytham including the Lytham Windmill which has been completely restored and open to the public. This evening we are of course celebrating Boxing Day – join us in the bar before dinner for a free glass of punch. After our dinner Bingo, quiz and dancing!
Day 4: The day you’ve all been waiting for! This morning after a leisurely breakfast we head to the South Lakes where we visit Holker Hall, the home of the Cavendish Family, set in an exceptionally beautiful countryside that merges into parkland flanked by the Lakes mountains. Today we find this stunning 400-year-old home decorated tastefully for Christmas – explore the house, gardens, courtyard and of course visit the tearooms. This afternoon we take a short drive down to Cartmel where we will stop for a couple of hours. After our day there isn’t much time to rest – for New Year’s evening, we enjoy a free Whisky Toddy before dinner. Bingo and a fancy dress competition after dinner! Join us on a fun festive break this week with great excursions and lots of evening entertainment. Join in as much or as little as you like – what a great opportunity to celebrate the festive season – and all not too far away from home!
Day 5: After our full breakfast we have a hearty send-off from the friendly staff here at the Monterey Beach Hotel.
We aren’t quite finished though – we enjoy a visit to Cleveleys Market before our journey homeward bound.
Tue 4th Chatsworth House Christmas Market day trip £37:00(E)
Soak up the Christmas market atmosphere as you browse more than 100 stalls offering a wide range of Christmas gifts and decorations. Your price today includes entry to the Christmas market, Chatsworth House beautifully decorated for Christmas and the theme is ‘Once Upon a Time’ – also entry to the Gardens is included so we will make sure we have plenty of time here today.
Wed 5th Bridgnorth & Lunch at the Down Inn £29:00(M)
Thu 6th City of York Christmas Market £17:00(E)
Fri 7th Chester City Centre for the Christmas markets £12:00(M)
Sat 8th Manchester Christmas Market £13:00(M)
Sat 8th Liverpool £13:00(M)
9-10th Grassington Christmas Market & York Christmas Market £74:00(E)
Best Western Guide Post hotel Single supplement £10
Day 1: This morning we head to the little town of Grassington where we find their Christmas market in full swing. Yorkshire has the most wonderful Christmas spirit and we enjoy sampling the local produce as we wander the market stalls and enjoy the little town.
Day 2: York is a great Christmas market and we think best visited after the weekend rush! We drop off at the coach park which is a couple of hundred yards (flat) walk into the City Centre. You will find the markets in and around many of the little streets and squares in the City. Find yourself humming along to the festive music as you walk along the shambles shopping street, and warm up with a mulled wine (or two!) A lovely, festive day out.
Wed 12th East Lancs Railway Festive Dining £78.50(M)
Enjoy a first class service from the moment you arrive on the platform. Watch the beautiful Lancashire countryside pass you by as you are served a three-course quality Christmas Dinner. This is much more than just a dining experience though – it is a nostalgic voyage back to the glamorous 1920’s where to dine by train was the height of sophistication. A top class day out!
Wed 12th Bury Market £13:00(M)
Thu 13th Mystery Tour £13:00(M)
Fri 14th Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra – Echo Arena, Liverpool £111.50pp
Join us for our late lunchtime departure to see the ‘King of the Waltz’ in Liverpool. On arrival at the Albert Docks, you will have plenty time to get some dinner before making your way to the Echo Arena (near where we drop you off – we will make sure everybody knows where they are going). Included in this price is tickets in the lower tier seating area.
Sat 15th Manchester Christmas Market £14:00(M)
Sun 16th Barton Grange with fish & chips £tbc (M)
Sat 22nd Bury Market “Black pudding express” SPECIAL OFFER £10:00(M)
Our final trip of the season…. Join us for our last day trip of the year at a bargain price so you can stock up on food for the festive period. Don’t forget your cooler bag/shopping trolley!
Thu 27th Carvery lunch at the Down Inn & Severn Valley Railway £tbc (M)
Today we enjoy a break from North Wales and head towards Bridgnorth where we visit our favourite carvery. This afternoon we enjoy a ride on the Severn Valley Railway – details of this have not yet been confirmed but will be available during the Summer.