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Christmas At Blenheim Palace & Birmingham Christmas Market

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8799

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

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Two Amazing Christmas Experiences!

Let us whisk you away for a fabulous weekend of Christmas shopping and festive entertainment.

Prepare yourself for the majestic beauty of Blenheim Palace at Christmas. Firmly positioned as one of the highlights of the UK festive calendar, wander the Palace’s picture-perfect gardens filled with Christmas cheer, with thousands of lights and seasonal sounds filling the air. Explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises. What’s not to love!

Then after a relaxing overnight stay, spend time in Birmingham, a vibrant city brimming with popular tourist attractions as well as a bustling shopping and restaurant scene plus the Frankfurt Christmas Market! The largest traditional German-style Christmas Market outside of Austria and Germany is packed full of continental festive fayre. Spend time discovering delicious traditional foods, along with the best shopping and sightseeing that Birmingham has to offer.

An ideal festive choice for:

* Couples and friends looking to get away together and have some fun
* Anyone looking to get into the festive spirit on a fun-filled pre-Christmas break
* Christmas shopaholics

PRICE FROM ? £139 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and head for beautiful Blenheim Palace for our afternoon / evening visit. You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning light trail in the sweeping manicured gardens and marvel at the amazing decorations and twinkling trees and lights that adorn the interior rooms of the majestic palace itself. A wide range of seasonal food and drink will be available to purchase in the East Courtyard and along the Illuminated Light Trail, including mulled wine and mince pies. There is also a Christmas Market with many designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court. Their distinctive range of artisan products will make perfect treats and gifts this Christmas. Later in the evening, you will rejoin your coach and continue to your overnight hotel with time to relax ready for tomorrow's excitement!

Please note: As this is an afternoon/evening event, you may wish to eat at Blenheim as food may not be available at the hotel due to our later arrival time.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to your hotel and head for buzzing Birmingham. Discover its traditional Frankfurt Christmas Market and sample some of the delicious festive treats on offer. Enjoy free time to browse at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere and festive entertainment. Alternatively you could also explore the other attractions of the city along with amazing shopping including the famous Birmingham Bullring, one of the UK’s most visited shopping centres located in the very heart of the city. No need to worry about parking or getting your shopping back home. That's all taken care of!

Rejoin your coach later this afternoon to relax and think about your wonderful trip (and possibly one or two purchases) as you head home.

Blenheim Palace at Christmas 2023

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Two festive experiences, one unrivalled setting...

2023 theme tbc - The interiors of majestic Blenheim Palace are always magical, but at Christmas they are transformed and filled with beautiful scenes that delight the senses. Explore the Palace rooms, each one exquisitely transformed and filled with hidden surprises.

As dusk falls, follow the illuminated trail as it sparkles through the picture book grounds of Blenheim

As if the magnificent grounds of Blenheim weren't enough, enjoy them at a whole new level as thousands of lights, lasers and Christmas sounds fill the air with festive cheer in the Palace’s beautiful gardens. Hold hands with your friends and family as you wander through the glistening winter chill into glittering tunnels of light, lakeside reflections and trees ablaze with colours like precious gems. Get lost in the mesmerising flames of the stunning fire garden, take in the larger-than-life illuminations, and keep your eyes peeled for Father Christmas himself. A crew of talented independent street food vendors bring a delicious twist to tempting treats on offer. To make it perfectly festive, complete your walk under the stars with a spiced winter warmer or hot chocolate shared with someone special.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationBirmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest traditional German-style Christmas Market outside of Austria and Germany and is packed full of continental festive fayre and traditional goods that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. From the traditional German bratwurst sausage and gluehwein stands through to the intricate lacework, porcelain and handmade gifts, you may have to step back and remind yourself you are in this modern metropolis which is transformed into a quaint German Christmas world. Over the years, Birmingham's singing Christmas moose (Chris Moose) has become a Christmas attraction in his own right. Located directly in front of the Council House entrance, the singing moose (Chris to his mates) guarantees a Christmassy atmosphere and a lot of fun for young and old. Carols in the City as well as daily bands on the Christmas market stage create a romantic Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy a hot mug of Glühwein while listening to traditional Christmas songs or great Jazz music.

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Birmingham

Vibrant and cosmopolitan, world-class culture, scintillating shopping and bubbling with nightlife, Birmingham is now one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Its compact, pedestrian-friendly centre, public squares and revitalised canals provide an attractive setting for a visit full of pleasant surprises. You’ll have free time to do some shopping in the centre, from the modern architecture of the fashionable Bullring to the unique retailers and eateries of the bustling restored areas of the city. A visit to the thriving Jewellery Quarter will find over 700 jewellers and independent retailers including museums and great places to eat and drink, bringing modern life and history together into a wonderful experience. 

Tour includes

  • 1 night's hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to Blenheim Palace & Grounds
  • Visit to Birmingham and the Christmas Market
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Leisuretime Selected Hotel

Our selected hotels are confirmed before travel but will be a good standard, comfortable hotel suitably located for the holiday, within easy reach of the included attractions. All bedrooms come with en-suite facilities, television and tea/coffee making facilities. Back to top