Weston-Super-Mare Pre-Christmas Festive Break
If you're looking for a fun filled break by the sea packed full of Christmas spirit, then this 5 day midweek break to Weston-super-Mare could be for you. We've included some lovely excursions for you to enjoy along with free time to explore your central location in one of the south west's most popular resorts.
You'll stay right in the heart of Weston in the comfortable family-run Royal Grosvenor Hotel, overlooking the sea and the impressive Grand Pier, making it easy for you to explore your pretty seaside resort. Enjoy a visit to the famous cathedral city of Bath, great to explore at any time of the year. We'll also whisk you away to the tiny but perfect cathedral city of Wells and legendary Glastonbury, as well as a stop at Clifton Village on the outward journey and a visit to Bristol on our last day where you can enjoy their Christmas Market located in the very heart of the city centre.
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone looking for a relaxing seaside break with great excursions included.
* People who love to have the choice of doing their own thing or joining in with others.
* Anyone looking for some festive fun and Christmas cheer!
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 pick up point this morning before heading to Clifton Village in Bristol, renowned for its stunning Georgian and Regency architecture, in particular Royal York Crescent which was once reputed to be the longest terrace in Europe. It boasts a whole host of shops and restaurants and you will have some free time to browse and maybe have a bite in one of the many eateries. Rejoin your coach in the afternoon to arrive in Somerset's favourite seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare and your fantastically located hotel overlooking the sea front and Grand Pier. Enjoy time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll along the prom before enjoying your first festive evening meal, and time to get acquainted with your fellow travellers at the bar, or a wander out to see the lights and fun of Weston at night. After delicious festive dinners you can enjoy fabulous festive entertainment in your hotel on most evenings - it might be hard to decide whether to stay in or go out!
Days 2 to 4Enjoy a delicious breakfast each day followed by two INCLUDED excursions plus a day at leisure to make the most of your fabulous central location. Weston offers great entertainment, shopping and seaside strolls all close to your hotel.
Don't miss your INCLUDED excursions to beautiful Bath. Enjoy time to browse or you may want to get lost in Austen, visit the Roman Baths, or sample one of the many tempting festive treats on offer.
Also enjoy a morning visit to the small but perfectly formed city of Wells, with its breathtaking Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Wednesday is market day, so the ancient market square is bustling with traders selling local treats and produce as they have done for hundreds of years in this quaint spot. You will find yourself transported to a different age, whether you shop or explore this picture perfect setting. In the afternoon we will head to the equally ancient Glastonbury, a charming town to browse and wander through, full of myth and magic from its mysterious past. You can explore the Abbey, reputedly the burial place of King Arthur himself, check out the fantastic independent shops or enjoy a drink or snack in one of the many welcoming cafes and pubs. Make sure you leave room for dinner!
It is sadly time to say farewell to Weston and Somerset today. After a filling breakfast the fun is not over as we head for Bristol where their ever-popular Christmas Market will be in full flow featuring traditionally decorated chalets creating a wonderfully festive atmosphere in the heart of the city centre. There will also be a wide range of delicious food available, from traditional Bratwurst to crepes, churros and plenty of sweet treats. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the fantastic shopping and amazing dining options. Rejoin your coach this afternoon and head homewards with lots of lovely memories and time to relax on board.
Clifton VillageINCLUDED Visitor DestinationClifton Village is a beautiful suburb of Bristol, tucked away from the hubbub of city life and located just a five-minute drive away from the centre. It is famous for some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Suspension Bridge and Observatory. There is always something to see and do, from shopping to dining, gardens and beautiful walks.
Bath at ChristmasINCLUDED Visitor DestinationBuilt for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. Every year at Christmas, Bath sparkles with glittering lights and the streets are filled with festive spirit. Soak up the festive atmosphere with Christmas lights, fantastic food and great shopping. 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!
Weston-super-MareINCLUDED Visitor DestinationWeston-super-Mare, nestled on the Somerset coast and embraced by Weston Bay’s 2 mile long sandy beach has reinvented itself from its beginnings in Victorian history. Few towns can say that their beachfront is so close to the town centre, is mostly on the level without steep walkways and can offer so much to do, whatever the weather. The town centre's independent shops, cafes and bars are nestled within a few steps.
Well known for traditional donkey rides, the amusements and rides of the Grand Pier, ice-cream on the beach and fish & chips, there is so much more to offer as well! There’s two theatres, two cinemas, a free museum and a vast range of traditional and international cuisine – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of things to do.
For further information on what to see and do in Weston, please click here (opens in a new window)
Wells & GlastonburyINCLUDED Visitor DestinationsWells is the smallest city in England nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills and famed for its medieval architecture and its spectacular Gothic Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Vicars' Close, said to be the oldest residential street in Europe. Wells has a wealth of fine eateries and fashionable shops. There is always lots going on in this compact city and you can enjoy it at its best on one of it's bustling market days held in Wells Market Place! (Wednesday and Saturday visits only)
Historic Glastonbury is a quirky, unique place to visit, best-known for its nearby annual music festival. A compact town, everything worth seeing is within walking distance and one of the most refreshing aspects of Glastonbury is that it is not over commercialised. The Abbey, dating from 670 AD is now an atmospheric ruin, and a visit is still very worthwhile. Prior to that time, the town existed as a Celtic religious centre. According to legend, 2000 years ago Joseph of Arimathea is said to have brought the young Jesus here. A 10-minute walk from the High Street will take you past Chalice Well to the foot of the famous mystical Glastonbury Tor. You can also enoy the 'new age' side to the town, with mystic shops and free spirits who have made Glastonbury their home. It is a legendary place that weaves its way through everything you experience here.
Bristol Christmas MarketIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come and celebrate the festive season at Bristol Christmas Market, where you’ll find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items, which are perfect for those hunting for that special Christmas gift. Located in the very heart of Bristol City Centre, the Christmas market is home to over 50 unique stalls, as well as entertainment from the likes of Santa and reindeer visits in December. You can enjoy heated seating, delicious drinks and live music in the Jäger Barn Bar, and also try your hand at the much-loved sport of curling for some competitive fun. This is all underneath the glittering Christmas tree, which will be adorned with an array of delightful decorations, and spectacular lights that both welcome and guide you throughout this magical market.
- 4 nights' hotel with English breakfast & dinner daily
- Turkey & Tinsel themed package including traditional Christmas dinner and festive evening entertainment on most nights
- £3 bar 7:30 to 9:30pm each evening - selected drinks, house rules apply
- Stop in Clifton Village
- Free time to explore Weston-super-Mare
- Visit to Bath*
- Excursion to Wells & Glastonbury
- Visit to Bristol Christmas Market
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Royal Grosvenor Hotel Weston-super-MareSituated just off the famous Weston seafront, the Royal Grosvenor Hotel boasts an enviable location with fantastic views overlooking the lawns, beach and Grand Pier. Step inside the hotel and a warm welcome awaits you, with relaxing, open public areas including the lounge, restaurant and of course, the bar where you can enjoy your favourite tipple whilst taking in the views. All the bedrooms enjoy comfortable furnishing, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer & complimentary wifi during your stay. A lift serves all floors.
For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)
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