Winchester Christmas Market & Salisbury 2023
Take in some fabulous festive fun!
Join us on this short break to the south coast for a great-value festive weekend which includes a visit to one of the most popular Christmas Markets in the UK.
To get us in the festive spirit, we first take you to Salisbury with free time to explore this medieval city’s historic streets and alleyways, half-timbered buildings and magnificent cathedral, boasting the tallest spire in the UK.
Our centrally located overnight hotel in Southampton offers a comfortable stay and allows you to easily explore the vibrant city centre. Plus there is plenty to entertain you in the evening with a great choice of eateries and bars close to your central hotel.
After our overnight stay, we will head 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 Christmas markets in Europe. Make time to explore the magnificent Cathedral, one of the finest medieval cathedrals you will ever see. With a towering Christmas tree and traditional carol services throughout the festive period, the city really does epitomize the true spirit of Christmas.
We're sure you're going to love this festive weekend break!
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: 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 the south coast via the stunning cathedral town of Salisbury. Every Saturday there is the famous Charter Market, where you can buy delicious regional produce, jewellery, homeware and much more. Maybe bag a unique Christmas gift there or in one of the many independent shops. You can also find the magnificent 13th century Salisbury Cathedral with Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s best preserved Magna Carta.
We continue to arrive in maritime Southampton late afternoon/early evening for our overnight bed and breakfast stay. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the vibrant city centre. Your central hotel allows you to stay out as late as you like making the most of all the city has to offer including great food and drink. You can make the most of great fashionable shopping with tea rooms, cafes and restaurants to suit all your foodie needs.
Day 2After a tasty breakfast, board your coach for the medieval city of Winchester, England’s ancient capital. You can visit the Great Hall and King Arthur’s Round Table, a fully restored working water mill and the famous medieval Cathedral, where Jane Austen is buried. There are many shops, cafes and restaurants. You can enjoy the wonderful Christmas Market set in a stunning location with over 100 stalls offering excellent quality specialist goods and festive treats. You have time at leisure to explore the market and wander through the city until mid-afternoon, then re-join your coach and relax during your journey home with great festive memories.
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.
SalisburyINCLUDED Visitor DestinationThis beautiful cathedral city perfectly combines the traditional with the original; Salisbury's stunning and unique attractions have been enticing visitors for hundreds of years. At the famous Cathedral Close you can visit the Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, the former home of Sir Edward Heath at Arundells and National Trust Mompesson House, all situated in beautiful, historic buildings, not forgetting the majestic Cathedral itself which has been attracting visitors since the 13th century. Salisbury is blessed with a wealth of independent shops specialising in everything from arts and crafts, fashion and homewares to specialist food, sports and health. Be sure to pay a visit to Fisherton Mill at the northern end of Fisherton Street, one of the south’s largest arts emporiums where you can pick up something unique to remember your visit or take a well-deserved break at their award-winning café.
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- 1 night's hotel with breakfast
- Visit to Salisbury
- Free time in Southampton
- Visit to Winchester and its popular Christmas Market
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Ibis Southampton Centre SouthamptonThe modern Ibis Southampton is ideally positioned for sampling Southampton's bountiful nightlife and shopping scene. The hotel features a bright, airy on-site café area for around-the-clock refreshments. Unwind with a coffee, sip a chilled sauvignon or bond over a beer or two. The stylish on-site bar is the perfect place to kick back and relax. The bedrooms are comfortable yet simply furnished and include TV, tea/coffee making facilities and WiFi throughout. There is a lift. The hotel is ideally located for Southampton city centre and West Quay Shopping Centre is around a 5 minute walk away.
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