Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Cheltenham
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TLEI3441
- Travel Type: Coach
2020 - Holiday Inn Express Redditch - 2 Days - (OMZ2037)
Visit the largest German-style Christmas Market in the UK!
Explore the most complete Regency Town in Britain...
Join us for this trip to the amazing Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham and the stunning Regency town of Cheltenham, set right on the edge of the Cotswolds. Bring your shopping boots with you and enjoy a very festive weekend in beautiful surroundings. Make sure you don't miss out on the incredible festive food and drink on offer too and in the evening you can head out to explore pretty Redditch.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Holiday Inn Express Redditch
This comfortable budget hotel is ideally located in the heart of Redditch. The bedrooms are all well furnished and equipped with all the usual amenities. The hotel offers a tasty breakfast and has its own cosy bar and restaurant, for those who'd prefer to stay in after a long day shopping in Birmingham!
After joining the coach from one of our convenient local pick up points, we head for Birmingham aiming to arrive in the early afternoon and staying on to enjoy the Christmas Christmas Market until the early evening. We will then re-join our coach and head on to our overnight hotel in the early evening and a tasty dinner.
After a hearty breakfast we make our way towards the Cotswolds and the lovely Regency spa town of Cheltenham. Take your time to enjoy and explore this historic town. Re-join the coach mid-afternoon at which point we start the return journey back to South Wales...hopefully with most of your Christmas shopping sorted!
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.
Cheltenham is the most complete Regency town in Britain and one of the few English towns in which traditional and contemporary architecture complement each other.
From humble beginnings as a modest market town, Cheltenham became one of the most fashionable health resorts in the country. In 1716, in a meadow outside the town, pigeons were found to be pecking at what turned out to be salt crystals at a spring which led to the establishment of the town as a spa. The importance of the pigeons leading to the discovery of the 'Spa Waters' is reflected in three pigeons being included in the Cheltenham Coat of Arms. Visitors can still sample the Spa Waters at the beautiful Pittville Pump Room.
The Promenade is considered to be one of the most beautiful thoroughfares in the country, with its tree lined avenue flanked by smart shops and cafés. The composer Gustav Holst was born here in 1874 and his childhood home is now the Holst Birthplace Museum where you can see the piano on which he composed The Planets. The Antarctic explorer Edward Wilson was born Cheltenham in 1872.
For royal watchers, this is the town where Zara Phillips (Queen's eldest granddaughter) and husband Mike Tindall have their home (see Royalty in the Cotswolds).
- Reserved coach travel throughout
- 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation
- Free time at Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
- Free time in Cheltenham
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
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.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact 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.
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