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A Downton Pre Christmas Treat

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSBDOWN

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way

Visit the Christmas Fair at Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed, and soak up the festive atmosphere on this pre-Christmas break in Berkshire. 

Visit the Christmas Fair at Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed, and soak up the festive atmosphere on this pre-Christmas break in Berkshire.

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 2 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Welcome drink
  • ​Highclere Castle Christmas Fair
  • Guided tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery with complimentary drink

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Newbury
  • ​Make your own way to the hotel, where your Tour Manager will greet you on arrival. Enjoy some time to settle in and then get to know your holiday companions over dinner this evening. 
  • Day 2 Highclere Castle & Bombay Sapphire Distillery
  • ​After a leisurely breakfast we'll head to the beautiful Highclere Castle, where the TV series 'Downton Abbey' was filmed. The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon reside here for some of the year, and when we visit the State Rooms will have been transformed to host a Christmas Fair. There will be a spectacular Christmas tree, festive decorations and a variety of exciting stalls where you can do some Christmas shopping. You'll have plenty of time to explore at leisure and can enjoy lunch at the castle if you wish.
    This afternoon we'll take a tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery and uncover the secrets of the world-famous gin.  The state-of-the-art distillery is located at the historic Laverstock Mill on the banks of the River Test and you may be lucky enough to spot kingfishers, herons or some of the other wildlife that inhabits the surrounding area. 
    Back at the hotel, we'll enjoy dinner together this evening.
  • Day 3 Newbury
  • ​Make use of the hotel's facilities and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, before checking out of the hotel and making your own way home.
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Accommodation

    • Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
    • You will stay in the 4-star Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel – A splendid 18th century Georgian manor house set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. The former family home of the great poet Percy Shelley, this unique hotel boasts charming period features and tasteful décor. Hotel amenities include a bar, restaurant, gym, tennis court and complimentary car parking. Guest rooms feature private facilities, tea/coffee-making facilities, TV, hairdryer and wi-fi. Please note: There is no lift at this hotel.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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