Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland With Bath & Winchester
Come and join us on this fabulous festive break. Your base for the weekend will be the delightful Mercure Hotel & Spa in Bournemouth which, as the name implies, has impressive leisure facilities including a lovely swimming pool. You'll get to experience Bournemouth's sparkling Christmas Tree Wonderland and visit the Christmas Markets in both Winchester and Bath. What more could you want to get you in the festive mood?
An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of all things festive
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 1Join your coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning and sit back and relax as we head to the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester. Spend time admiring the gorgeous architecture or just browse the shops and cafes whilst strolling through its pretty Christmas Market. Rejoin your coach and travel on to Bournemouth and your comfortable hotel. Check in and maybe grab a drink before dinner?
Day 2After a hearty breakfast, the day is yours to enjoy in Bournemouth as you wish. Make sure you don't miss the Christmas Tree Wonderland, though. For those that prefer, we will be running regular shuttle coaches between the event and your hotel. Return to the hotel in the evening for another tasty dinner and the chance to share stories with your fellow travellers.
Day 3Enjoy a hearty breakfast and depart the hotel as you head homewards via the lovely Roman city of Bath. You'll have lots of time to enjoy the Christmas Market there before finally journeying back on home, full of memories and Christmas cheer.
Winchester Christmas MarketINCLUDED Visitor DestinationFrom its relatively modest beginnings, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market now attracts over 350,000 visitors each year and has achieved a reputation as being amongst the very best in Europe. Within the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral’s historic Inner and Outer Close you’ll find over 100 attractive wooden chalets brimming with goodies. The stallholders are individually selected by the Cathedral’s in-house team to ensure superior quality, uniqueness and that a wide range of products are available. There’s a strong emphasis on British and artisan amongst the stallholders. Look out for Hampshire’s finest cheese and sourdough toasties – these alone are reason to return regularly! With the dramatic medieval architecture as a backdrop, it’s an idyllic setting at any time of day, but it really comes into its own after twilight when the Cathedral is lit up and a warm glow radiates from the market stalls.
Bournemouth Christmas Tree WonderlandWith its multitude of festive-themed illuminations the centre piece of this year’s Bournemouth Christmas Tree Trail will once again be the 60ft walk-through Bournemouth Wonderland Tree situated in the centre of the Lower Gardens. The traditional Christmas market, Alpine bar and Ice Rink are all making a welcome return for 2023 and, as well as themed replica trees from around the world, the Gardens and the wider town will play host to a variety of lighting features and installations stretching all the way from the Seafront through the Square up to the Triangle, Beale Place, Horseshoe Common and the Lansdowne roundabout. What fun!
NB - Final 2023 programme subject to confirmation
Bath Christmas MarketINCLUDED Visitor DestinationBuilt for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. For the Christmas season the city centre becomes a twinkling celebration with the streets and squares around the iconic centre filled with dozens of traditional chalets offering gifts and treats galore, an illumination trail of its most beautiful historic buildings, Victorian carousel, traditional carols, and street entertainment centred around the Abbey and Roman Baths. Why not indulge in a glass of mulled wine as the driving is taken care of! The compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, while admiring its stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture that is straight from a Jane Austen novel. For a special treat enjoy the grandeur of the world-famous Pump Room for afternoon tea, and a sample of the healing Bath waters taken by the city's famous residents for hundreds of years. For something simpler but just as historic try a delicious Sally Lunn Bunn served in the famous eating house or to take away, made to the same recipe since 1680!
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- 2 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meal
- Plenty of free time to explore Bournemouth at leisure including the Christmas Tree Wonderland
- Visit to Winchester Christmas Market
- Visit to Bath Christmas Market
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Mercure Bournemouth Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
The Mercure Bournemouth Hotel & Spa is ideally situated in the heart of Bournemouth, a short walk from the busy town centre and beautiful Bournemouth Beach. An ideal choice for our customers, the hotel boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a gym, heated indoor pool, sauna, and steam room for all guests. This newly-refurbished Mercure hotel takes inspiration from the nearby Jurassic Coast, with subtle nautical design elements and a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. All rooms include smart TVs, fast Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities so you're sure to feel right at home. Grab drinks and unwind in The Kraken, the newly-styled cocktail bar. A coffee shop serves freshly prepared beans from a local micro-roastery, a perfect choice for warming up after a busy day.
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