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Elegant Bath awaits on this wonderful Christmas break

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.

  • Guided tour of Bath
  • SS Great Britain
  • Steam-hauled journey on the Avon Valley Railway
What’s Included
  • Journey on The Avon Valley Railway
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    1 Festive Christmas Lunch
  • Tour of the SS Great Britain

Festive Bath 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Bath in Winter
Bath in Winter

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
Day 2 Bath Christmas Markets
Bath Christmas Markets

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
Day 3 SS Great Britain
SS Great Britain

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
Day 4 Roman Baths
Roman Baths

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

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.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Coach transfers throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Bailbrook House in Bath

Delicious meals included

  • 7 meals, including 3 breakfasts, including 1 Bucks Fizz breakfast on Christmas Day, 1 festive Christmas lunch, and 3 dinners.

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • A guided tour of Bath
  • A tour of the SS Great Britain
  • Mince Pie Special, steam-hauled journey on the Avon Valley Railway

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson
Lynne Broadley
Festive Bath

Elegant Bath awaits on this wonderful Christmas break


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