Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas

2-day Coach Holidays

DepartingDecember 2017
From£119.00*     Based on 08/12/17
Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas

Step back in time for Christmas

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the Christmas of a bygone era, at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Enjoy the celebrations, find perfect presents, and spend an afternoon at Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market on a pre-Christmas break you'll remember for years to come.

What The Price Includes

  • A visit with entry to Blists Hill
  • A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge
  • A visit to Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • One night's bed and buffet breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Midlands area
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

We leave the local area by coach this morning and travel to Birmingham, where we should arrive by early afternoon. You're free to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest outside Germany, and features traditional wooden chalet-style stalls offering ceramics, candles, glass work, jewellery and Christmas decorations, as well as traditional German items such as wooden toys, nativity scenes and marionettes.

Enjoy an early dinner before we re-board the coach and continue to the hotel.

Day Two

After breakfast, we'll enjoy a short visit to the Ironbridge Gorge, to see the memorable sight of the famous 196-foot long bridge spanning the spectacular Severn Gorge. Afterwards, we head to Blists Hill, the award-winning recreated Victorian town. 

Experience festive celebrations from the 1800s as knowledgeable, costumed staff give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life. See the townsfolk prepare seasonal decorations and traditional presents, while the sounds of carol singers and brass bands fills the air.

We'll leave in the early to mid afternoon, and should arrive back at your original pick-up point by mid to late evening.

Hotel Information 
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Midlands Area Hotel
You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Midlands area, such as the Park Inn, Birmingham West or the Holiday Inn Express, Shrewsbury. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all the hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities. 

Departure County
Pick-up Points for this Tour
Meet at Port
Dover Port , Hull Port
Bedfordshire
Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol
Buckinghamshire
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Cambridgeshire
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Derbyshire
Ashbourne, Derby, Ilkeston
Devon
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Dorset
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Dyfed
Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
Hull
Essex
Barking, Basildon, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, Thurrock Services M25, Witham
Gloucestershire
Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Hampshire
Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
Hereford, Ross On Wye
Hertfordshire
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London
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Oxfordshire
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Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
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Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford
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Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire
Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Warwick Services M40
West Glamorgan
Neath, Port Talbot
Wiltshire
Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Further Information 

Changes to the itinerary


In certain circumstances we reserve the right to reverse the itinerary, and visit Chester on Day Two.


Chatsworth conservation schedule

Seven rooms on the ground floor at Chatsworth and six in the North wing are open to the public during the Christmas season. Rooms on the top floor, including the State Rooms, Old Master Drawings Cabinet, Sketch Galleries and Guest Bedrooms, are closed for annual conservation.


Coach seating arrangements


Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)


Joining your holiday


Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately  7-10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.


Meal arrangements


Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.


Special requirements


If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.


 Recommended footwear

We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, especially in the event of inclement weather. The Blists Hill Victorian Town site covers some 52 acres and is mainly outdoors.


Disabled access


The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Worcestershire
Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Departure Date

Fri 08 Dec 2017


Price From

£119.00

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Last updated 19/7/17