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Winchester & Portsmouth Christmas Markets

A new festive getaway for 2019 based on England's spectacular South Coast. Enjoy a visit to the Winchester Christmas Market and spend a day at Portsmouth’s Dickens Festival of Christmas.

A new festive getaway for 2019 based on England's spectacular South Coast. Enjoy a visit to the Winchester Christmas Market - regarded as one of the best in Europe due to its unique location and bustling atmosphere - and spend a day at Portsmouth’s Dickens Festival of Christmas, one of the south’s finest festive events with Victorian street performers, a traditional green Father Christmas and so much more!

 

HOLIDAY INN WINCHESTER

A contemporary hotel situated just two miles away from the town centre. Amenities include free WiFi, a gym, restaurant and bar. Bedrooms are equipped with blackout curtains, satellite TV, hairdryer, ironing facilities plus tea & coffee tray. Lift available.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Three nights accommodation with dinner & breakfast

  • Guided tour of Winchester & the Cathedral

  • Admission to The Portsmouth Christmas Festival

  • Excursions as Described

  • Return Travel by Coach

 

 

Day One

We travel to Hampshire and check-in to the Holiday Inn Winchester. There will be some time to settle in and freshen up before we visit Winchester Cathedral’s Lantern Parade; a vibrant spectacle featuring a procession of colourful handmade paper lanterns. The celebration includes live music and carols, and concludes with a firework display. After the event we return to the hotel for this evenings’ dinner.

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Day Two

This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of Winchester and the inspiring Cathedral. Free time follows to explore the popular Christmas Market & Ice Rink. Set within the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral’s historic Inner and Outer Close, you’ll find attractive wooden chalets brimming with a wide range of unique gifts and artisan foods. An outdoor Ice Rink provdes the perfect winter playground, and with performances by local choirs and the picturesque backdrop of the Cathedral, it makes for an excellent yule-tide experience.

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Day Three

Following breakfast, we visit Charles Dickens’ birthplace for the Dickens Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Travel back in time to a bygone era where snowy streets and classic characters welcome you to a world of festive cheer. Browse stalls filled with artisan gifts and products, be entertained by Victorian street performers, and Father Christmas will also make an appearance dressed in traditional green. Entry to the Mary Rose Museum is also included where you can discover Henry VIII’s favourite ship, astonishingly reclaimed from the seabed in 1982, plus a harbour cruise offering views of historical sights and the modern Royal Navy.

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Day Four

We check out of our hotel and commence our homeward journey.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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