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  • Birmingham Tattoo 2014

    The Birmingham Tattoo returns to the National Indoor Arena Birmingham for its 26th year. Enjoy an unforgettable coach holiday as you join us to experience this famous annual event bringing together massed bands with a wealth of performers to ensure a three hour extravaganza. With one of the largest gathering of massed military bands and standard bearers in the UK, exciting displays and the spectacular Grand Finale, it's a breathtaking performance of military splendour and a truly memorable experience!

    As an added bonus, our central hotel is perfectly located to also include time to visit Birmingham's very own "Frankfurt Christmas Market". The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria and has become a very popular market in the UK. The authentic wooden chalets offer traditional hand crafted gifts, food and drink are imported in their entirety and installed in the beautiful setting of Victoria Square. The Christmas Craft Fair first started in 2005 and has increased in size every year. Located right next to the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market, the Craft Fair gives visitors the chance to browse an entirely different selection of items crafted by local artisans, as well as goods imported from all over the world by local traders. This combination plus regular entertainment, the lights, sounds and smells offer a truly unique experience.

    Book your place early for this great coach holiday to avoid disappointment!

    Fri 28 November 2014

    3 Days

    £209 per adult

  • Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market 2014

    Enjoy a fabulously festive coach holiday as you join us to visit the nation's second city in the run up to Christmas and experience the wonderful Christmas Markets. The 2014 Christmas markets in Birmingham are set to be better than ever so book our coach trip now and experience this great event.

    Our central hotel is perfectly located to visit Birmingham's very own "Frankfurt Christmas Market". It is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria and has become a very popular market in the UK with traditional German stalls installed in the beautiful setting of Victoria Square and also Upper New Street. Combining handmade gifts, candles, glassworks and wooden toys, you'll not go home empty-handed!

    Visitors can enjoy the delights of German mulled wine (Gluhwein), grilled sausages, vegetarian options, pretzels, German beer, and for those with a sweet tooth, gingerbread, crepes and marzipan sweets. At the heart of the market in Victoria Square each year is a traditional bandstand where musicians perform every lunchtime and evening. Groups of local carol singers and school children also stage special performances throughout the festive period.

    The Christmas Craft Fair first started in 2005 and has increased in size every year. Located right next to the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market, the Craft Fair gives visitors the chance to browse an entirely different selection of items crafted by local artisans, as well as goods imported from all over the world by local traders. This combination plus regular entertainment, the lights, sounds and smells offer a truly unique experience.

    Coach trips to Birmingham for the Christmas Markets are great for a few days away and combined with the other shopping opportunities, it provides the perfect chance to get Christmas presents, souvenirs, decorations and more under the glow of the Christmas lights.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 We make our journey to the Midlands with suitable comfort and lunch stop on the way, before arriving at the hotel mid to late afternoon. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening

    Day 2 After breakfast, spend free time in Birmingham. With its stunning Bullring Shopping Centre, the largest in the country, Birmingham is a shopper's paradise at the best of times, but at Christmastime the addition of the Frankfurt Christmas Markets and Christmas Craft Fair means you're sure to find presents for even the hardest-to-buy-for friends and relatives, and perhaps even pick up a thing or two for yourself!. Return to take lunch at the hotel at 2pm, before heading back out or simply relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities. In the evening, if you wish you can dine in one of the many choices of restaurants available or simply enjoy something on offer at the Christmas Market.

    Day 3 Following a leisurely start, we include a morning excursion to the wonderful National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas then make our return journey home.

    Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

     

     

    Fri 28 November 2014

    3 Days

    £189 per adult

  • Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

    Bury St Edmunds is a lovely Suffolk town with specialist shops, museums and even a pub which features in the 'Lovejoy' series. The historic centre will be transformed into a wonderful Christmas market with colourful stalls filling the streets selling local produce and crafts as well as traders from around the UK and mainland Europe, traditional fairground rides and on-stage entertainment. Although the main site is Angel Hill, a fine Georgian square, it spreads into the town centre, landmark buildings and the shopping centre, encouraging visitors to explore the whole town.

    The Angel Hill area of Bury St Edmunds, with its recently crowned cathedral, medieval Abbey Gate and links with Charles Dickens is the ideal setting for a traditional Christmas Fayre. An added attraction is the towns nearby cosmopolitan shopping centre with its great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore. Visitors will also be able to sample the delights of the acclaimed Bury St Edmunds provisions market on the Buttermarket and Cornhill while, this year, the date also coincides with the Cathedral’s Christmas Fair and the Medieval Fayre in Moyse’s Hall Museum. There will be street entertainment leading up into the town centre and more stalls in the new shopping centre 'arc'. The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre showcases the ancient town and there really is something for everyone.

    Price includes return coach travel. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive around 1130am to midday and depart around 4 to 430pm.

    For updated information on the Christmas Fayre, please click here.

    Sat 29 November 2014

    1 Day

    £28 per adult

  • Arras at Christmas

    Arras is capital of the Artois region and one of the prettiest towns in northern France, and a great destination for a day trip. The heart of the town is the two grand arcaded squares, Grand' Place and Place des Héros, both surrounded by elegant Flemish houses in brick and stone with gabled roofs.

    The Arras Christmas market is set against the arcades of the Grand Place in the heart of the city of Arras, with over 70 wooden chalets spread either side of a red carpet which is laid along the market’s covered walkway. Roast chestnuts, mulled wine and seasonal sweets, Savoyard and Polish dishes will keep visitors warm in a traditional festive atmosphere. Click here for the venue website (in french) which has further images, video and information.

    Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing. Subject to travel, we should arrive in Arras early afternoon local time and have a minimum of 4 hours free time. Our return tunnel crossing arrives back in the UK mid-evening.

    For further information on Arras, please click here.

    Sat 29 November 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular 3 days

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain. Come and experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment, with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols, including outstanding music and singing from their cast of over one hundred.

    Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London West End theatre.

    It all started one Christmas, more than 25 years ago, when a small festive show took place in the rural location of Thursford. Featuring the choral scholars of King's College Cambridge, organisers had little idea that their seasonal offering would be the birth of what is now England's largest Christmas show.

    The location may be remote, but each year thousands of visitors make an annual pilgrimage to experience the multi-million pound Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

    The Auditorium is a grotto in itself. Antique carousels, fairground organs and steam engines, surround the 1,500 seats plus the whole lot is decked out with enough fairy lights to put a twinkle in everyone's eye. A magical show in a magical setting.

    Please note: Christmas Spectacular tickets do not include entrance to the Fantasy Land building.

    Please note a late lunch will replace dinner should your show be for an evening performance.

    We have other options available. For details of our other trips to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, please click here.

    Sun 30 November 2014

    3 Days

    £239 per adult

  • Bruges at Christmas

    Bruges is a magical city, especially at Christmas when its cobbled streets are alive with festivities, glowing with Christmas lights. To add to the atmosphere, an ice rink is built on the Market Square close to many food and festive gift stalls, which offer traditional seasonal delights and a wealth of gift ideas, ranging from handmade crafts to delicious local delicacies.

    Bruges is a unique ancient Flemish city with a captivating medieval centre. Much of the architecture is lovingly preserved and the streets are largely traffic free, which makes it a joy to explore on foot. Bruges is also a chocolate lover's paradise! As well as numerous chocolate shops, why not try the Chocolate Museum or Pralinette - known as Bruges' largest and best praline store.

    Belgium is an ideal Christmas shopping destination so why not visit the Christmas Markets in Bruges this year.

    Price includes return travel by coach & scheduled Eurotunnel crossing with free time in Bruges. Our tunnel crossing times vary but there should be a minimum of 4 hours free time on arrival and we are normally back in the UK around 730 to 8pm.

    For our other trips to Bruges, please click here

    For more information on Bruges, please click here

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Bruges at Christmas

    Bruges is a magical city, especially at Christmas when its cobbled streets are alive with festivities, glowing with Christmas lights. To add to the atmosphere, an ice rink is built on the Market Square close to many food and festive gift stalls, which offer traditional seasonal delights and a wealth of gift ideas, ranging from handmade crafts to delicious local delicacies.

    Bruges is a unique ancient Flemish city with a captivating medieval centre. Much of the architecture is lovingly preserved and the streets are largely traffic free, which makes it a joy to explore on foot. Bruges is also a chocolate lover's paradise! As well as numerous chocolate shops, why not try the Chocolate Museum or Pralinette - known as Bruges' largest and best praline store.

    Belgium is an ideal Christmas shopping destination so why not visit the Christmas Markets in Bruges this year.

    Price includes return travel by coach & scheduled Eurotunnel crossing with free time in Bruges. Our tunnel crossing times vary but there should be a minimum of 4 hours free time on arrival and we are normally back in the UK around 730 to 8pm.

    For our other trips to Bruges, please click here

    For more information on Bruges, please click here

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Bruges at Christmas

    Bruges is a magical city, especially at Christmas when its cobbled streets are alive with festivities, glowing with Christmas lights. To add to the atmosphere, an ice rink is built on the Market Square close to many food and festive gift stalls, which offer traditional seasonal delights and a wealth of gift ideas, ranging from handmade crafts to delicious local delicacies.

    Bruges is a unique ancient Flemish city with a captivating medieval centre. Much of the architecture is lovingly preserved and the streets are largely traffic free, which makes it a joy to explore on foot. Bruges is also a chocolate lover's paradise! As well as numerous chocolate shops, why not try the Chocolate Museum or Pralinette - known as Bruges' largest and best praline store.

    Belgium is an ideal Christmas shopping destination so why not visit the Christmas Markets in Bruges this year.

    Price includes return travel by coach & scheduled Eurotunnel crossing with free time in Bruges. Our tunnel crossing times vary but there should be a minimum of 4 hours free time on arrival and we are normally back in the UK around 730 to 8pm.

    For our other trips to Bruges, please click here

    For more information on Bruges, please click here

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Harrods, Harvey Nichols & Knightsbridge Shopping

    The original Harrods Store in Knightsbridge offers a worthwhile experience even for those for whom shopping is a turn off. The 4,000 staff at Harrods includes 500 specialists embracing 72 different nationalities. Experts in almost every department advise on each and every aspect of the store's 1.2 million goods and 50 separate services. Products on offer include clothing for women, men, children and infants, electronics, jewellery, sporting gear,pets and pet accessories, toys, food and drink, health and beauty items, packaged gifts, stationery, housewares, home appliances, furniture, and much more. There is also a fantastic selection of restaurants offering a range of cuisine. For more information on Harrods, please click here.

    If that wasn't enough, you are in close proximity to other great stores and restaurants in Knightsbridge notably the world-famous Harvey Nichols store. Click here for more information on Knightsbridge.

    A great coach day trip to Knightsbridge and the national institution that is Harrods!

    Price includes return coach travel. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive around 1115 to 1130am and we are likely to leave London around 430 to 5pm. This is likely to be a shared departure with another day trip. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

     

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland London

    The main Christmas Market in London will once again be in Hyde Park at the Winter Wonderland which is our destination on this coach day out and is a great way to enjoy the capital during the festive period.

    This year is truly set to be the best Winter Wonderland yet, with a mouth-wateringly lavish array of attractions, old and new. The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland festivities offer great gift ideas, food, crafts and much more. The park will feature decorated attractions stretching from Hyde Park Corner to the Serpentine.

    The fabulous Hyde Park Christmas Market is the largest in London and coupled with the rides and attractions is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Skate on the UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink*, experience the breathtaking Magical Ice Kingdom, be thrilled by the jaw-dropping Zippos Circus, and soar 60 metres into the air, seeing spectacular views over London in the Giant Observation Wheel. The famous Bavarian Village is an ever popular destination for Christmas revelry, with bratwurst, bars and live bands.

    Spend all of your free time here, or perhaps venture over to Knightsbridge (around 15 minutes walk) for Harrods and the other great shops and restaurants. Alternatively Mayfair and Piccadilly are also within around a 20 minutes walk. Price includes return travel by coach.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    * You will need to purchase tickets for the main attractions and tokens for the rides.

    For the latest information on Winter Wonderland, please click here.

     

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland London

    The main Christmas Market in London will once again be in Hyde Park at the Winter Wonderland which is our destination on this coach day out and is a great way to enjoy the capital during the festive period.

    This year is truly set to be the best Winter Wonderland yet, with a mouth-wateringly lavish array of attractions, old and new. The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland festivities offer great gift ideas, food, crafts and much more. The park will feature decorated attractions stretching from Hyde Park Corner to the Serpentine.

    The fabulous Hyde Park Christmas Market is the largest in London and coupled with the rides and attractions is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Skate on the UK’s largest outdoor Ice Rink*, experience the breathtaking Magical Ice Kingdom, be thrilled by the jaw-dropping Zippos Circus, and soar 60 metres into the air, seeing spectacular views over London in the Giant Observation Wheel. The famous Bavarian Village is an ever popular destination for Christmas revelry, with bratwurst, bars and live bands.

    Spend all of your free time here, or perhaps venture over to Knightsbridge (around 15 minutes walk) for Harrods and the other great shops and restaurants. Alternatively Mayfair and Piccadilly are also within around a 20 minutes walk. Price includes return travel by coach.

    This may be a shared departure. The coach for this excursion may serve more than one destination in the same general area. Please note that this may mean that the journey to your destination could involve a slightly indirect route. If you are at all concerned about this the Buzzlines sales staff will be happy to advise further.

    * You will need to purchase tickets for the main attractions and tokens for the rides.

    For the latest information on Winter Wonderland, please click here.

     

    Sun 30 November 2014

    1 Day

    £24 per adult

  • Windsor Castle

    The great Royal Palace of Windsor Castle dominates the skyline of this delightful, historic town nestling on the banks of the Thames. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Established in the 11th century by William The Conqueror, it has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence. See the magnificent State Apartments which are furnished with world-famous works of art, from paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck to the tiny treasures in Queen Mary's Dolls' House.

    Enjoy time at your leisure at the Castle and if you wish wander around the town and perhaps even take a cruise down the Thames. 

    This coach day trip includes return coach travel and entrance to Windsor Castle.

    This may be a shared departure.

    For more information on Windsor Castle, please click here

    Monday 1 December 2014 - This December, the State Apartments at Windsor Castle will be transformed with festive decorations. In the State Dining Room, a beautiful table of glittering silver-gilt from the Grand Service will take centre-stage. Commissioned by George IV, the service is still used by The Queen and her guests at State Banquets today. The highlight of the display will be a silver-gilt table centrepiece designed by Prince Albert in 1842-3. Alongside this display, don't forget to see the spectacular six-metre Nordman Fir Christmas tree from Windsor Great Park which will dominate St George's Hall.

    Windsor Castle

     

     

    Mon 01 December 2014

    1 Day

    £44 per adult

  • Royal Windsor

    You can’t say the word Windsor without conjuring up images of the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, royalty, the changing of the guard, the River Thames and Eton College. Windsor thrives on its royal patronage, rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture and beautiful natural scenery. Add to this an abundance of quaint one-of-a-kind shops and culinary scene headed by the likes of Heston Blumenthal and you’ll have a reasonable idea of the treats in store for you in Windsor.

    Around 5 hours free time in Windsor. Enjoy time at your leisure in either the town or at the Castle (entrance is not included). Perhaps even take a cruise down the Thames.

    Includes return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.

    Photographer: Peter Packer
    The Royal Collection © 2010 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    For more information on Windsor, please click here

    Mon 01 December 2014

    1 Day

    Buy one get one free per adult

  • Rüdesheim & The Romantic Rhine Christmas Markets

    LAST FEW SEATS REMAINING

    Be charmed by the magical atmosphere of the German Christmas Markets on this seasonal journey along the River Rhine. Home to the original Christmas Market, which goes back to the Late Middle Ages, the towns and villages along the Rhine are transformed into a festive paradise of light, colour and sound and are truly a sight to behold. Each offers the chance to pick up something a little bit different, with unusual handicrafts, local delicacies and delightful decorations.

    Our base is lively Rüdesheim, a typical picturesque Rhine town with crooked narrow streets and half-timbered houses sloping gently down to the river. We tour along the romantic Rhine Valley to historic Koblenz and experience the quaint fairytale scenery of the Twinkling Star Christmas Market in Wiesbaden. Our itinerary also includes Frankfurt, which has one of Germany’s most popular Christmas Markets full of charming gifts and tempting delights.  During your stay, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your Rhine Valley experience with an optional scenic River Rhine cruise.

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 MONDAY: After joining your holiday coach, we make our way for the short Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We then continue via the auto-routes of France, Belgium and Germany to our resort hotel in Rüdesheim.

    TUESDAY TO THURSDAY: Spend all of your time in Rüdesheim or join us on our included excursions.

    Enjoy time at leisure in Rüdesheim located in the heart of the Rhine Gorge. You can visit the National Monument, take a cable car ride, enjoy a river cruise, or even tour the unique Self Playing Music Museum.

    The Christmas Market in Rüdesheim brings a distinctly festive feel to the romantic old quarter and its popular Drosselgasse lane as more than 120 stands from 12 nations create a beautiful atmosphere. In addition, many shops have an excellent selection of Christmas decorations and presents. The Rüdesheim wine growers open their cellars to visitors with winter specialities, while the town’s cosy restaurants welcome weary shoppers with sumptuous local cuisine. Europe’s largest nativity scene can be found on the market square, complete with life sized figures. An absolute must do is to try some deliciously made Rüdesheim Coffee, which is exclusively made with locally distilled Asbach Uralt Brandy, whipped cream and traditionally served in an authentic Rüdesheim coffee set. Available throughout Rüdesheim, Asbach Uralt is one of the most popular products and also used in a great variety of brandy filled chocolates.

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

    Wiesbaden Christmas Market:
    At the Schlossplatz in Wiesbaden, amidst the picturesque setting of the impressive parliament building of the Hessischer Landtag, the town hall and the stately church Marktkirche, more than 100 stall-keepers offer their goods to delve among, discover and taste. Four entry gates, decorated with the golden lilies of the city's coat of arms, grant access to the Twinkling Star Christmas Market. Unique arts and crafts along with culinary treats are offered at these nostalgic market stands decorated in the city's traditional colours of gold and blue. The tall shimmering Christmas tree and the manger with its life-size wooden figures are further highlights of this beautiful Christmas Market.

    Koblenz - We tour along the Rhine Valley and call at historic Koblenz, set at the joining point of the Moselle and Rhine rivers. Koblenz’s traditional Christmas Market will be held in the picturesque old town, just a stone’s throw away from the main shopping street. The Koblenz Christmas Market is actually one of the largest in the Rhineland-Palatinate wine growing region. Every year a wealth of event highlights are planned, all under the watchful eye of the boy on the famous “Schängel” fountain.

    Frankfurt - Enjoy a full day excursion to the city of Frankfurt, where there has been a Christmas Market for over 600 years. Full of history and traditions, Frankfurt is one of Germany’s oldest and most popular cities. With the historical backdrop of St Paul's Church and the gigantic Christmas tree it is full of history and traditions. As you browse the amazing stalls you will enjoy the wonderful aromas of baked apples, roasted nuts, gingerbread and mulled wine.

    DAY 5 FRIDAY: After breakfast, we travel back through Germany, Belgium and France to Calais for our return to England, arriving back early to mid-evening.

    Mon 01 December 2014

    5 Days

    £329 per adult

  • Brick Lane Music Hall & Christmas Lunch

    Originally located in the former Truman's Brewery building in London's Brick Lane, you will now find the Brick Lane Music Hall in the former church of St Mark's in Silvertown in the Royal Docks area of London. Expect to enjoy an entertaining afternoon on this fantastic coach day trip, with some of the finest music hall and variety artists from around the country performing whilst you sit at tables in a cabaret-style arrangement.

    A fantastic Christmas show for the festive season with a traditional Christmas lunch included. Join Vincent Hayes and special guests for all the fun of Christmas, Brick Lane Music Hall style!

    Our day trip includes return travel by coach, traditional lunch and Christmas show ticket.

    For other dates to Brick Lane Music Hall, please click here

     

    Tue 02 December 2014

    1 Day

    £68 per adult

  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular 3 days

    The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain. Come and experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment, with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols, including outstanding music and singing from their cast of over one hundred.

    Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London West End theatre.

    It all started one Christmas, more than 25 years ago, when a small festive show took place in the rural location of Thursford. Featuring the choral scholars of King's College Cambridge, organisers had little idea that their seasonal offering would be the birth of what is now England's largest Christmas show.

    The location may be remote, but each year thousands of visitors make an annual pilgrimage to experience the multi-million pound Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

    The Auditorium is a grotto in itself. Antique carousels, fairground organs and steam engines, surround the 1,500 seats plus the whole lot is decked out with enough fairy lights to put a twinkle in everyone's eye. A magical show in a magical setting.

    Please note: Christmas Spectacular tickets do not include entrance to the Fantasy Land building.

    Please note a late lunch will replace dinner should your show be for an evening performance.

    We have other options available. For details of our other trips to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, please click here.

    Wed 03 December 2014

    3 Days

    £239 per adult

  • Christmas Lunch at Jamie Oliver's parents

    Join us on a trip to the childhood home of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver near to Saffron Walden in Essex and enjoy a 3-course festive lunch in a pub which is still run by his parents, Trevor and Sally Oliver.

    We travel to The Cricketers at Clavering; a delightful 16th century English Country Inn with award winning food, roaring log fires, beamed ceilings, well-kept cask ales and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

    The pub has a reputation for great food which is expertly prepared in a simple and honest way using the best quality fresh produce. The menu is expertly prepared on the premises by the team of creative and talented chefs. Fresh bread is made for guests every day and their son, Jamie Oliver, supplies the wonderful seasonal vegetables, herbs and leaves from his certified organic garden nearby. You may also be able to purchase a signed copy of one of Jamie's cook books.

    The Cricketers is situated close to the historic market town of Saffron Walden in the charming, rural village of Clavering, North Essex, near to the borders of both Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

    TYPICAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH MENU:
    Starter
    • Freshly made soup of the day with homemade bread

    Main Course
    • Roast free range Norfolk bronze turkey with a sage, apricot, chestnut and sausage meat stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and gravy served with fresh vegetables

    Dessert
    • Choice of Home Made Desserts including Christmas Pudding

    Coffee or Tea with homemade Mince Pies

    A vegetarian option is available (please state your dietary requirements for this at the time of booking). This is a set menu for our group and unfortunately it is not possible to offer any other alternative courses.

    Price includes return coach travel and a 3 course lunch with tea/coffee and mince pies.

    The Cricketers Clavering

    Wed 03 December 2014

    1 Day

    £41 per adult

  • Winchester Christmas Market

    Founded in 2006, Winchester Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe, renowned for its unique location and high quality exhibitors where wonderful gifts, decorations and festive foods are found in abundance.  Inspired by traditional German Christmas Markets, the pretty wooden chalets are situated in Winchester’s historic inner close surrounding a real ice rink. The exhibitors are hand-picked for their interesting, high quality and unique products many of which cannot be bought on the high street. If you are looking for that special something, make sure you visit the jewellers, painters, glass makers and textile artists selling unique British gifts and decorations.

    There's also plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink at the Christmas Market and you'll find chalets selling festive favourites such as mulled wine, bratwurst, mince pies and stollen. Alternatively, the Cathedral Refectory and ice rink cafe provide a warm and comfortable setting with plenty of seating and great menus.

    Away from the Christmas Market, Winchester itself is popular for its shopping streets and architecture and quirky open air events, Winchester is most well known for its eleventh century cathedral and for the Great Hall which for over 600 years has housed the mysterious Round Table. Winchester College is the oldest continuously running school in the country, whilst the Hospital of St Cross, a medieval almshouse, still offers the Wayfarer’s Dole to travellers as it has done for more than eight centuries. Home of good food, birthplace of the modern game of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons.

    Includes return travel by coach. Subject to travel, arrive around 1130 to midday, leaving for home around 4pm.

    Photo: Joe Low, reproduced by kind permission of Winchester Cathedral

    For further information on Winchester Christmas Market, please click here.

    Thu 04 December 2014

    1 Day

    £27 per adult

  • Lille At Christmas

    Visit Lille in France, with its historic town centre, cobbled streets in the old town with fantastic shopping opportunities on this coach day trip. Rubbing shoulders with Belgium just across the border, this often-overlooked city is a treasure trove of cultural and commercial offerings. The evident Flemish influence in the city's old town is a particular highlight, and the warm, friendly nature of the locals is an added bonus.

    With Christmas approaching, Lille is decked out in lights and colour. Around the Christmas market, the whole town is covered in a huge crown of garlands.

    On Place Rihour, 80 wooden chalets teem with gift ideas, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations and festive food. You can find regional specialities here, and you can also find arts and crafts from Russia, Canada and Poland! And that's not to forget the gingerbread and other delicacies, which you can take away or eat on the spot with a glass of mulled wine.

    On the Grand Place, amidst the sumptuous decorations dominated by an 18-metre high Christmas Tree, and as Christmas carols fill the air, the Big Wheel turns majestically. Its height of 50 metres ensures guests have a stunning view of the city!

    Lille is the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping! Shop windows compete to be the most original, and the 3900 shops in the city offer something to suit every taste and budget. There are luxury stores and designer boutiques in Old Lille, department stores and international chain stores in the city center, the pedestrian areas and the futuristic Euralille shopping center, whilst those looking for bargains and discounts should head to the multi-ethnic Wazemmes district.

    Stalls, shops and entertainment in the heart of Lille bringing alive the magic of Christmas. Ideal for all those people that you just can't decide what gifts to buy them. Congratulate yourself at the end of the day and recover in one of the many bistros and restaurants.

    Includes return travel by coach, scheduled Eurotunnel crossing and free time in Lille.

    For more information, please click here.

    Entry costs apply to some attractions

    Sat 06 December 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult

  • Lille At Christmas

    Visit Lille in France, with its historic town centre, cobbled streets in the old town with fantastic shopping opportunities on this coach day trip. Rubbing shoulders with Belgium just across the border, this often-overlooked city is a treasure trove of cultural and commercial offerings. The evident Flemish influence in the city's old town is a particular highlight, and the warm, friendly nature of the locals is an added bonus.

    With Christmas approaching, Lille is decked out in lights and colour. Around the Christmas market, the whole town is covered in a huge crown of garlands.

    On Place Rihour, 80 wooden chalets teem with gift ideas, nativity figurines, Christmas decorations and festive food. You can find regional specialities here, and you can also find arts and crafts from Russia, Canada and Poland! And that's not to forget the gingerbread and other delicacies, which you can take away or eat on the spot with a glass of mulled wine.

    On the Grand Place, amidst the sumptuous decorations dominated by an 18-metre high Christmas Tree, and as Christmas carols fill the air, the Big Wheel turns majestically. Its height of 50 metres ensures guests have a stunning view of the city!

    Lille is the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping! Shop windows compete to be the most original, and the 3900 shops in the city offer something to suit every taste and budget. There are luxury stores and designer boutiques in Old Lille, department stores and international chain stores in the city center, the pedestrian areas and the futuristic Euralille shopping center, whilst those looking for bargains and discounts should head to the multi-ethnic Wazemmes district.

    Stalls, shops and entertainment in the heart of Lille bringing alive the magic of Christmas. Ideal for all those people that you just can't decide what gifts to buy them. Congratulate yourself at the end of the day and recover in one of the many bistros and restaurants.

    Includes return travel by coach, scheduled Eurotunnel crossing and free time in Lille.

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    Entry costs apply to some attractions

    Sat 06 December 2014

    1 Day

    £38 per adult