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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 Railroad on a vacation that is focused on festive fun and food.


What’s included


Day 1 - Christmas Eve arrival in Bath

This Christmas Eve you meet your group and Tour Manager 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 Railroad 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 Railroad, which traverses through some of the most beautiful countryside that you can find in the south west of England. Following our visit, we return to the hotel where we enjoy a final dinner together.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
SS Great Britain
Day 4 - Forest of Dean and Home

Today, we embark on a steam-hauled journey on the heritage Dean Forest Railroad, where we enjoy a lovely warming mince pie as we make the 4.5 mile journey that winds through the picture-postcard scenery of the quietly beautiful Forest of Dean.

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

  • Breakfast
Roman Baths

Additional information

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 127 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 99 miles from your start and end point.

Airport waiting room
Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.


Bailbrook House

Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath

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Festive Bath

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