Longleat Festival Of Light & Winchester Christmas Market 2023
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TLEI8759
- Travel Type: Coach
A magical festive break to 2 iconic destinations...
This festive weekend to Longleat's Festival of Light and Winchester is an ideal choice for anyone looking to get into the festive spirit nice and early. Your tickets to Longleat will ensure you enjoy the very best that this iconic estate has to offer all themed around the beauty and lights of Christmas. You'll also have time to explore the medieval cathedral city of Winchester where their Christmas Market will be in full swing. This traditional event is recognised as one of the best in Europe. With a towering Christmas tree and traditional carol services throughout the festive period, the city really does epitomize the true spirit of Christmas. Throw in a comfortable hotel for the night with a tasty breakfast and you have the makings of a truly magical festive weekend.
An ideal festive choice for:
* Lovers of Longleat and Christmas!
* Couples who love a romantic festive setting
* Friends and family looking to get away together and have some fun
PLEASE NOTE: Dates and details of 2023 Christmas events subject to confirmation
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and head for Longleat. The coach will take you through Lion Country, Tiger Territory and Big Game Park to name a few. After the safari you will have free time to enjoy the main square and the magnificent Festival of Light. Various places are available serving snacks, meals and hot and cold drinks.
Late afternoon / early evening we will head for our relaxing overnight hotel stay which will be on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to your hotel and head to the medieval city of Winchester to enjoy the wonderful Christmas Market. Set in a wonderful location in the grounds of the stunning cathedral, discover over 100 stalls offering excellent quality specialist goods and festive treats. Have time at leisure to wander the city, explore the market and enjoy a festive bite to eat at one of the many stalls, cafes or restaurants on offer. Rejoin your coach later this afternoon to relax and think about your wonderful trip (and lovely purchases) as you head home.
Longleat Festival of LightINCLUDED Visitor Destination
The UK’s original, biggest and most exciting lantern festival, is returning to Longleat.
The Festival of Light theme for this 2023 is yet to be annouced. However as ever it promises to be as extraordinary as ever. However, there will be hundreds of lanterns, set in over 30 acres of splendid ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds. Prepare to be amazed as the winter sun sets and Longleat transforms into a breath-taking illuminated world. Marvel at the 20 metre tall tree as it sings your favourite carols for a spectacular display of light and 3D mapped projections within the Stable Yard, including flurries of snow!
Continue the adventure with the popular animal attractions. It may be getting chilly outside but you can still enjoy the immersive six-and-a-half-mile Safari Drive-through. Not all of our residents are fans of wintry Wiltshire weather, however. If it’s considerably cold or wildly wet some of our furry, feathery and scaly friends might be hard to spot or even choose to stay warm and cosy inside.
* Please note tickets do not include the Santa train or entry into Longleat House. A guided tour of the house can be purchased on the day via guest services.
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.
- 1 night's hotel with breakfast
- Visit to Longleat for the Festival of Light
- Visit to Winchester with plenty of free time
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate