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Winchester & Bristol Christmas Markets Weekend

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9114

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

BU2CCE

Step into Christmas.... Fabulous festive fun in two iconic destinations!

Join us on this wonderful weekend to discover two fabulous cities with two of the most popular Christmas Markets in the UK. 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 the stunning Cathedral at the heart of the city’s celebration, it offers a truly unique and wondrous experience. 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 Bristol 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 dinner and a tasty breakfast included and you have the makings of a truly magical, and great-value, festive weekend! Located in the very heart of the city centre, the Christmas Market is home to over 50 stalls and entertainment, and 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.

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!

PRICE FROM ? £129 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

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, we will head to Swindon for our relaxing overnight stay at the 4-star Leonardo Hotel Swindon, where dinner is included.

Day 2

After a filling breakfast the fun is not over as we say farewell to your hotel and head for the lovely city of Bristol which offers an exciting mix of experiences for visitors of all ages. Their ever-popular Christmas Market will also 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 later this afternoon to relax and head homewards with great festive memories and maybe a gift or two.

Winchester Christmas Market

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

From 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.

For further information on Winchester Christmas Market, click here (opens in new window)

Winchester itself is an unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs, and is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Aside from the fabulous eleventh century Cathedral, it is most well-known for its Great Hall, which for over 700 years has housed the mysterious King Arthur's Round Table. Popular for its bustling shopping streets, the many bars, traditional pubs and restaurants make eating out a pleasure, and there are pretty riverside walks past tranquil water meadows.

For further information on Winchester, click here (opens in new window)

Bristol Christmas Market

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

It’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.

Tour includes

  • 1 night's hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • Visit to Winchester and its popular Christmas Market
  • Visit to Bristol with time to explore the Christmas Market
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Please note: Your included evening meal caters for a large group served at the same time. You will have a choice of menu but may find that these are more limited than some other hotels, so please keep this in mind when booking this value break. Alternative menu items may be available at your own expense, or you may wish to visit one of the local restaurants nearby to the hotel. Back to top

Accommodation

Leonardo Hotel Swindon Swindon, Wiltshire

Leonardo 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

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