Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Festive Hampshire And The New Forest

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAXGBCC

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Self Drive

Discover Beaulieu and the Mid Hants Railway from your waterfront hotel ​in Southampton, and celebrate Christmas in great company. ​

Discover Beaulieu and the Mid Hants Railway from your waterfront hotel ​in Southampton, and celebrate Christmas in great company.

PRICE FROM ? £599 per person
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What's Included

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager as your host
  • 4 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, Christmas Day lunch, 4 dinners
  • Porterage
  • ​Visit Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum
  • Experience a Second World War Christmas on the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line​​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Southampton
  • Make your own way to Southampton today and check into your hotel, which is located in the heart of the city and right on the waterfront. If time allows, why not take a stroll into the city, it's just a short walk to the West Quay Retail Park and attractions such as museums and art galleries. Or maybe you'll discover the city's most iconic monument, the Bargate, which is the gateway to the historic Old Town, where you can stroll amongst timber-framed buildings and along ancient city walls. Enjoy dinner back at your hotel this evening.
  • DAY 2 Christmas Eve Beaulieu House
  • ​Today you'll journey into the heart of the beautiful New Forest to visit Beaulieu and its famous National Motor Museum. The former gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House, set in glorious grounds, has been owned by the Montagu family since 1538. You can still see the monastic origins of the building while exploring the treasures inside the house. The motor museum houses a wonderful collection of vehicles, from vintage models to legendary world record-breakers such as Bluebird and the Golden Arrow, and fascinating motoring memorabilia.
    You'll be back at the hotel in time to get ready for dinner this evening, which includes entertainment.​
  • DAY 3 Christmas Day Southampton
  • ​It's Christmas Day, and we've left the morning free for you to spend as you wish. You may choose to relax at the hotel, or maybe enjoy a stroll along the waterfront to work up an appetite for a traditional festive lunch with all the trimmings. After a relaxing afternoon, a light buffet dinner will be served this evening.
  • DAY 4 Boxing Day Mid Hants Railway
  • We'll spend today discovering the Mid Hants Railway as we travel back in time and experience the Watercress Line as it would have been during the Second World War. During this event with a 'Christmas Leave' theme, we'll join civilian and military re-enactors as we ride on steam trains, hopping on and off at four different stations to explore. As we go, entertainment will be provided in the form of live music from the 1940s, an ARP display and a number of other treats with a festive theme.
    Back at the hotel, we'll gather for a final dinner.​
  • DAY 5 Southampton
  • ​After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way home.​
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Accommodation

    • Grand Harbour Hotel
    • The 4-star Grand Harbour Hotel is perfectly located, both on the Southampton waterfront and within the centre of the city. Facilities include a lounge, bar, two restaurants including the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, gym and spa with indoor swimming pool. Guest rooms feature private facilities, TV, safe, complimentary Wi-fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.
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Optional Excursions

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Further Information

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