Winchester & Bath Christmas Markets
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TLEI8718
- Travel Type: Coach
Fabulous festive fun in two iconic destinations!
Join us on this wonderful weekend to discover two of the most popular Christmas Markets. To get us in the festive spirit, we first take you to 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.
You'll also have time to explore Bath and enjoy the Christmas Market plus the sights, shops and restaurants that have made it such a popular destination all year round. Throw in a comfortable hotel for the night with a tasty breakfast and you have the makings of a truly magical, and great-value, festive weekend!
An ideal choice for:
* Christmas Market lovers looking to explore something new and different
* City lovers who like exploring new destinations
* Anyone looking for real Christmas spirit and some great shopping opportunities!
PLEASE NOTE: For our visit on 2nd December, we have been advised that Winchester Cathedral is closing early at 15:30. This does not affect the Christmas Market, however should you wish to visit the cathedral please do so earlier in the day to avoid disappointment.
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 to the medieval city of Winchester to enjoy the wonderful Christmas Market set in a stunning location. Set 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.
Late afternoon / early evening we will head to Swindon for our relaxing overnight stay at the 4-star Leonardo Hotel Swindon. If you are still looking for something to eat, a selection of restaurants are located close to the hotel.
Day 2After a hearty breakfast, say farewell to your hotel and head for the lovely city of Bath with plenty of time to browse the popular Christmas Market plus the amazing shops, historic sights and great architecture of this historic setting. Rejoin your coach later this afternoon to relax as you head home with great festive memories and lovely purchases.
Winchester Christmas MarketINCLUDED Visitor DestinationFrom its relatively modest beginnings, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market now attracts visitors from around the globe 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.
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!
PLEASE NOTE: Our approved drop off place is scheduled to be Royal Avenue which is a 10-15 minute leisurely walk into Bath
For further information on Bath Christmas Market, please click here
- 1 night's hotel with breakfast
- Visit to Winchester and its popular Christmas Market
- Visit to Bath with time to explore the Christmas Market
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Leonardo Hotel Swindon Swindon, WiltshireLeonardo Hotel Swindon is a 4* hotel located 5-10 walk to the city's many bars and restaurants. The moment you walk through the door you will feel at home and relaxed with the hotel offering stylish and spacious bedrooms, in-house bar and restaurant. Bedrooms come with Flat screen TV with Freeview, air-con, hair dryer and Tea and coffee refreshment dock. There is a lift to all floors and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window). Hotel formerly known as Jurys Inn, rebranded November 2022 Back to top