2021 4* Christmas Shopping In Bristol & Bath
Looking to get away with your partner or a get together with friends for some pre-Christmas retail therapy? Then this great little weekend break could be the answer. Staying a luxury 4* city centre hotel, Bristol is all yours to explore. Shopping in Bristol is top-class, from retail giants to quirky independents. There’s a feast of food and drink that covers all tastes from sumptuous street food to superstar chefs and everything in between. Bristol has its fair share of heritage attractions, world-class street art and of course, a great Christmas market. With included en-route visits to the glorious City of Bath as well as a tour through the Cotswolds, this pre-festive weekend has got it all!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Join your holiday coach and head off to Bristol, dipping into the charming Cotswolds en-route. This scenic detour through one of England’s most unspoilt regions will take you through picturesque Burford to see the medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Georgian and Tudor frontages. A quick stop in Bibury, once described by William as ‘one of the most beautiful villages in England’ with its delightful cottages of Arlington Row, before arriving in Bristol and your centrally located 4* hotel for your 2-night stay. Dinner in the hotel is included tonight. DBB. The remaining night is on B&B basis to allow you to take advantage of the nearby restaurant scene in the Harbourside. DBB
Day 2 – Bristol A full day at leisure. Shopping in Bristol comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a tiny pop-up selling locally designed fashion or a whopping great mall with everything under one roof – this city really is the shopping capital of the South West. You can take a leisurely stroll around the Regency streets of Clifton Village and peruse its posh boutiques. You can head to Bristol Shopping Quarter and flit between High Street staples and one-off wonders. Or if retro and vintage tickle your fancy, you can explore the alternative shops of Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road – the latter boasts Europe’s longest street of independent shops. And don’t forget the wonderful Christmas Market in the heart of Bristol City Centre which start on 5 November 2021. Here you’ll find over 50 stalls selling an array of unique gifts and crafts. Grab yourself a warming hot chocolate or mulled wine and meander through the festive huts and stalls. BB
Day 3 – Bath Head home with a stop in the exquisite Georgian city of Bath with its many historical monuments and beautiful architecture dating back to Roman times. Bath's extraordinary array of architectural treasures has earned the whole city UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Explore the Abbey, Roman Baths and the famous Pulteney Bridge or just relax on the banks of the River Avon. Then it’s time to re-board the coach to head back to interchange and onward to your home towns mid-evening.Back to top
Mercure Holland House, Bristol
This modern 4* hotel is located close to Bristol’s Harbourside, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre including the Broadmead shopping centre and Cabot Circus. The 275 spacious and stylish bedrooms have TV, minibar and tea/coffee facilities and there is an indoor pool, fitness suite & spa treatment rooms. The restaurant is bright and contemporary and there is also a large bar with plenty of seating, serving bar snacks, cocktails and drinks all day. There is a lift.