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2021 - Turkey & Tinsel - Cotswolds, Birmingham & Stratford-Upon Avon

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI3873

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

2021 - Royal Court Hotel - 5 Days (CU5AHR)

Enjoy a festive 5 day break to the Heart of England at a great value! 

One of the most picturesque and varied areas of England, the Heart of England is a fascinating patchwork of historic towns and beautiful countryside – all easily accessible from our pick-up points and offering distinct holiday experiences. From the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds to the historic beauty of Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll love the Heart of England.

Join us on a weekend break which includes excursions to some of the Cotswolds most picturesque villages plus a guided tour of the historic Stratford-upon-Avon. We will get into the Christmas spirit by visiting the world famous Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market.

PRICE FROM ? £229 per person
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Itinerary

Accommodation

Royal Court Hotel

This beautiful Grade II listed country house hotel is set in beautiful gardens, approximately 3 miles from Coventry city centre. The restaurant is situated in the Baronial Hall of the manor house, making this a popular hotel in Coventry with the locals and visitors alike. Adjacent, the Balmoral Bar offers a cosy environment in which to relax, overlooking the grounds.

The hotel also features the Spindles Health & Leisure Club, which is available to guests at an extra charge. An indoor swimming pool, a sauna, steam room and hot tub are included. There is also a fully-equipped fitness suite and a hair and beauty salon whilst bedrooms are comfortably furnished and well equipped.

Itinerary

Day 1

After joining the coach, we head to our destination, making convenient stops along the way for coffee/lunch. We aim to arrive at by mid-late afternoon.

Day 2-4

Start the day with a traditional English breakfast before joining us on the first of our excursions. In the evening enjoy an evening meal and 2 for 1 happy hour at the bar.

Day 5

On the final day, tuck into breakfast before getting on the coach for our journey home. We aim to be back home by late afternoon.

Excursions

Stratford Upon Avon with guided tour

Best known as the birthplace of England’s most famous bard, William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a pretty historic market town situated on the banks of the River Avon and a popular tourist destination attracting over three million visitors a year. With its beautiful surroundings, a wide range of tourist attractions and great shopping, it’s not hard to see why this town is such a hit with coach trip visitors. The excursion also includes a guided tour of Stratford, plus admission to Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

Cotswolds Villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-March & Stow on the Wold

One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity. But all have those defining Cotswold features: golden stone, lively market towns and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’. Explore these English villages of honey-coloured stone and take in splendid, lively market towns.

Bourton-on-the-Water straddles the River Windrush with its series of elegant low bridges beside neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Standing back from the river are traditional Cotswolds buildings, many of which are now tourist shops for the day-trippers and visitors.

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the largest market towns in the area which has had a traditional market since the 13th century. Every Tuesday there is still a busy market with around 200 stalls selling all sorts of produce and knick-knacks. There are also several pubs, tea shops and restaurants around the town.

Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold is another iconic Cotswold destination, located high up on the Roman Fosse Way and offering fabulous views from its position
as the highest of the Cotswolds towns.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest German-style Christmas Market outside Austria or Germany and is packed full of continental festive fayre and traditional goods that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. From the traditional German sausage and gluehwein stands through to the intricate lacework and porcelain, this is a great choice.

Includes

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • 2 for 1 bar 7-9pm (House rules apply)
  • Excursion to Cotswolds villages
  • Excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon with admission to Anne Hathaway’s cottage
  • Excursion to Birmingham Christmas Market 

Pickups

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Magor
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West

Find out more about our pickups on our pickup list page here.

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Important Notes

Important Notes

OUR PRICES

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


TO NOTE

Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.

We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.

COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY

It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.

Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements. 

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