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Winchester & Portsmouth's 'Festival of Christmas'

Winchester & Portsmouth's 'Festival of Christmas'

A short break to Winchester and Portsmouth's 'Festival of Christmas' with Johnsons Coaches

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Transport yourself on a journey through time to experience a day out, Victorian-style, at the annual Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The festival transports visitors to a bygone era where colourful characters roam the snow-covered cobbled streets. You’ll encounter an ever-popular traditional Father Christmas dressed in green, Scrooge in his carry carriage, chimney sweeps, and Victorian magicians and musicians. Fagin’s Tavern in the Spiegel tent, a bustling Christmas market, and street performers along the snowy lanes — it’ll all be there.

 

Your Holiday Includes:

  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • 1 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions including entrance to the Portsmouth Festival of Christmas

 

Not Included: All lunches

 

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Friday

En-route to our hotel in Fareham we visit Winchester's Weinachtsmarkt. The former capital of Anglo Saxon England houses its annual Winter Market close to the cathedral. Free time for shopping, sightseeing and exploring before continuing to our hotel in time for dinner.

Saturday

Drive to Portsmouth for a full day enjoying the Victorian Festival of Christmas. Visitors can explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets in the awe-inspiring setting of the dockyard, which is home to the new Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, HMS M33, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Action Stations. This popular Christmas Market, with its wide range of unique stalls, returns, and there will be plenty of merrymaking at Fagin's Real Ale Tavern, as well as more Victorian characters and entertainment.

Your Hotel

 

4* The Solent Hotel, Fareham

Set in mature woods and ancient meadowland, this award-winning hotel offers a warm, country house welcome yet it is only a stone’s throw from the M27, located midway between Southampton and Portsmouth. There are 111 luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned bedrooms, Terrace restaurant, bar and first-class spa facilities including 14m indoor pool, sauna, solarium & spa bath.

 

Hotel Facilities:

                

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift

  • Terrace Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Spa Bath

  • Indoor Pool

  • Sauna

  • Solarium

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

2 Day Tour

Friday 30 November – Saturday 1 December 2018

Tour Price: £145

 

Tour Departs By: 9.00am approx.

Returns By: 7.00pm approx.

    

Supplements

 

Single Room: £20

Holiday Insurance: £16 (IPT included)

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride at Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House, Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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