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Festive Bath


Elegant Bath awaits on this wonderful Christmas break

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2019 Tour code: RBX20

About the tour

Elegant Bath awaits on this wonderful Christmas break. Indulge in a delicious Christmas Lunch, explore the SS Great Britain, and enjoy a journey aboard the heritage Dean Forest Railway on a holiday that is focused on festive fun and food.


What’s included


Day 1 - Christmas Eve arrival in Bath

This Christmas Eve we meet in our hotel, the 4-Star Bailbrook House, where we are greeted with festive mince pies and mulled wine. This lovely hotel sits on the outskirts of Bath, and we also enjoy a delicious dinner together tonight.

  • Dinner
Bath in Winter
Day 2 - Christmas Day

Today is Christmas, and it is a day with a focus on relaxation, festivities, and food. This morning, we indulge in a celebratory Bucks Fizz breakfast before a morning at leisure. Why not relax in one of the beautiful and traditional lounges the hotel has to offer?

This afternoon, we are treated to a glass of champagne, prior to lunch, served in the hotel's elegant Lansdown room. Your time after lunch is also at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll around the beautiful parkland that surrounds the hotel, before we gather this evening for a light buffet dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bath Christmas Markets
Day 3 - The Avon Valley Railway and the SS Great Britain on Boxing Day

After breakfast this morning, we head to Bristol, where we set off on a tour of the magnificent SS Great Britain. This elegant passenger steamship was designed by famed engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and was used to transport passengers all around the world.

Our next excursion is on board the beautiful Avon Valley Railway, which enjoys a short but lovely journey as it traverses through the delightful surrounds of Bristol. Following our visit, we return to the hotel where we enjoy a final dinner together.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
SS Great Britain
Day 4 - Tour of Bath and Home

Today, we venture to Bath where we embark on a short guided drive. Bath was founded by the Romans in AD 60 and has been a Spa town from its inception, thanks to the health giving properties of its natural hot springs. Its heyday during the Georgian Era ensured UNESCO World Heritage status for this city that boasts magnificent architecture, most visible in its incredible Roman Baths and the elegant Royal Crescent.

Following our excursion, we transfer back to Bailbrook House, where you are then free to depart at your leisure.

  • Breakfast
Roman Baths

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Bailbrook House

Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

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