Did you know we have 4 new short breaks to our 2018 coach holiday programme? If you love regal sights or simply a change of scenery for your festive shopping, we have a break to suit you.
For regal sights…
Buckingham Palace and Windsor
1 September – 1 night
Follow in the footsteps of the Royals with our tour to two of the finest regal destinations, where thousands of years of unrivalled history are waiting to be discovered. Be welcomed to Buckingham Palace for a tour of the State Apartments, which exclusively opens to the public each summer. It is your chance to step inside The Queen’s official London residence which remains one of the world’s few working palaces, and serves as a lavish backdrop for many national celebrations. We feature a visit to Windsor to provide an opportunity to see the sights during one of its most celebratory years — hosting two Royal weddings in 2018, the Royal Borough offers a wealth of culture and history.
For a nostalgic experience…
Paddle Steamer Waverley & Henley on Thames
26 September – 1 night
Sail aboard the world’s last sea-going Paddle Steamer for a trip to remember. Unlike any other river cruise you can experience, the Waverley is a national treasure restored to 1940s style. See the iconic paddle wheels, towering funnels, timber decks and gleaming varnish and brass for a sense of its unique maritime heritage. Retracing gentle cruising excursions around the UK’s coastlines, it evokes memories of times gone by when large fleets of paddle steamers once served coastal passengers. Today’s travellers will find it a refreshing and nostalgic experience you will never forget, transporting you to fascinating scenery.
For Christmas shopping with a difference…
Chester Christmas Market & Portmeirion Craft Fair
30 November – 1 night
For a truly magical time enjoy a festive visit to Chester Christmas Market, located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral. Explore the wooden chalets wrapped around the iconic, sparkling Christmas tree and indulge in a delicious, hot mulled wine. Extend your gift-buying across Chester to experience the charming heritage of this ancient ‘walled’ city. Shopping and sightseeing in the city are partnered with the leisurely, festive atmosphere of the Portmeiron Food & Craft Fair. The Italianate coastal village of Portmeirion is a stunning setting which complements the magic of Christmastime — this picture-perfect backdrop adds to its unique appeal of spending the day shopping, drinking and tasting Wales!
For an unforgettable performance…
John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
4 December – 1 night
Combine the classic favourite of John Rutter's best-selling Christmas Celebration with the magic of London this festive season. Performed by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is presented by the nation’s favourite choral composer. The extraordinary event embraces Christmas cheer as John Rutter leads a selection of joyful works, with the iconic Royal Albert Hall serving as an enchanting venue for sing-along carols. Join in with the glittering performance of festive fanfares, and be captivated by orchestral and choral pieces. The uplifting experience is guaranteed to leave you with unforgettable memories.
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