Bath Christmas Markets & Spectacular Longleat Festival of Light
Discover the exquisite World heritage architecture of Bath under a canopy of glittering lights, lasers and decorations, and explore the twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets around the Abbey. Experience Christmas at the Palace of the Bishop of Bath and Wells with it’s traditional festive decorations – each medieval room decorated with a different Christmassy theme. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the amazing Longleat Festival of Light set against the backdrop of the historic Elizabethan stately home, seat of the Marquesses of Bath, which comes alive with the glow of thousands of chinese lanterns.
Departing 3rd December 2018
From £329 per person sharing
- Return flights from Belfast International Airport to Bristol Airport
- Luxury coaching for the duration of your tour
- All taxes and security charges
- 2 nights accommodation at the 3* Wessex Hotel in Street
- English breakfast and evening meals
- Entry to the Longleat Festival of Light
- Services of an experienced Travel Solutions tour manager
- Single room supplement – £50
Flight times (correct at time of print)
Outward: 8:35 am – arrive 9.40 am
Return: 7:10 pm – arrive 8:20 pm
Valid photographic ID is required for this tour
The Wessex Hotel
The Wessex Hotel in Street, Somerset warmly welcomes all to enjoy their hospitality whilst exploring this varied and beautiful part of Somerset in the glorious, golden, West Country.
The warm rooms all have en suite bathrooms, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Wi-Fi access, and tea and coffeemaking equipment.
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Check in at Belfast International Airport for the morning flight to Bristol. En-route to the hotel we’ll stop off at Clarks Village for bargain shopping at it’s best, over 90 high street and designer brands up to 60% lower than normal high street prices. In the afternoon we’ll make our way to the Twilight Festival of Light at Longleat which is transformed into a magical winter wonderland – gaze at the dazzling, giant musical Christmas tree, marvel at Europe’s largest display of spectacular Chinese lanterns and see pantomime characters come to life.
We spend a full day at Bath Christmas Markets where the area between the stunning Bath Abbey and the iconic Roman Baths are transformed into a magical Christmas shopping wonderland. Browse the many inviting traditional wooden chalets lining the streets, each one offering traditional local Christmas gifts and decorations, and choose unique gifts which your friends and family will treasure forever. Take a break at one of the superb food stalls selling waffles, chocolate treats and mouthwatering hog roasts, or enjoy a mulled wine at the Apres Ski bar and watch the world go by.
We depart our hotel for the cathedral city of Wells to experience Christmas at the Palace. The stunning medieval home of the bishop of Bath and Wells truly gets into the Christmas spirit, decked out with seasonal foliage and greenery from the Gardens and visitors will be greeted by roaring fires, twinkling trees and a stunning nativity scene. Then we have the chance to look around the quintessential English city of Wells with it’s cobbled streets, medieval architecture and famous Cathedral. We re-join the coach to Bristol Airport for the return flight to Belfast International Airport.
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