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Reader Holidays - Bath Christmas Market and The Cotswolds from Hillingdon Times
Departing November - December 2014
*Price shown: 28 Nov 2014 - BRM
The very best seasonal shopping
Enjoy a couple of festive days away on this great-value break. Combining fine food and gifts, family fun, entertainment and Bath's spectacular Christmas lights with a short tour of the lovely Cotswolds, including a visit to the historic Stow-on-the-Wold, this promises to be an un-missable pre-Christmas weekend!
What The Price Includes
- Coach travel throughout
- One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation in the Express by Holiday Inn, Swindon (or similar)
- A visit to Bath and its Christmas Market
- A short tour of the Cotswolds
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the morning we'll journey to the Georgian city of Bath. Arriving in the early afternoon, you'll then be free to visit the city's wonderful Christmas Market. Set between the famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths, 120 wooden chalet-style stalls offer quality products and great gift ideas - from handcrafted jewellery and decorations to cards, toys and local produce.You may also like to visit the restored Roman Baths and Museum, the 15th-century Abbey and the Assembly Rooms, or take advantage of the city's excellent shopping. After the chance to have an early evening meal, we'll head to our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we'll leave the hotel and head through the beautiful Cotswolds. Here gently rolling hills, tree-lined valleys and ancient woodland form the perfect backdrop for honey-coloured stone villages and famous market towns. We will take in two of the area's most famous towns, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold with its impressive market square. There'll be plenty of time to explore both villages, and perhaps have lunch, before we head home in the mid-afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
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 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
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.
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.
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 or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Swindon Area Hotel
You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in the Swindon area, such as the Express by Holiday Inn or the Campanile Swindon. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have restaurant and bar facilities.Further Hotel Information
You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in the Swindon area, such as the Express by Holiday Inn or the Campanile Swindon. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels have restaurant and bar facilities.Hide Hotel Information