UK Festive Coach Breaks

Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas

2-day Coach Holidays
Departing December 2014
From £99.00*

* Price shown: 05 Dec 2014 - IGV

IRONBRIDGE GORGE VICTORIAN XMAS

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

  • Coach travel throughout
  • One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Midlands area
  • A visit with entry to Blists Hill Victorian Christmas Market
  • A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge
  • A visit to Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

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. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest outside Germany and features traditional wooden chalet-style stalls offering ceramics, candles, glasswork, 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 our overnight hotel for a good night's sleep.

Day Two

Following an English breakfast we will leave the hotel for a short visit to the Ironbridge Gorge, for 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 where history really does come to life.

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. Browse the small seasonal market for unique crafts, gifts and local produce, as the sound of carol singers and brass bands fills the air.

Leaving in the early to mid afternoon, we should arrive back in the local area by mid to late evening depending on the traffic and distance to be travelled.

Further Information

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.

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 ten 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.

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 or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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