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Christmas in Hampshire

Christmas in Hampshire
Once the compelling capital of Saxon kings, the ancient city of Winchester is now a peaceful and picturesque escape in the southern county of Hampshire. Enjoy the festivities of Christmas from this ancient city and the bustling Christmas Market at nearby Salisbury.

Your Itinerary

Wednesday 23rd: Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Winchester and arriving late afternoon at Norton Park Hotel. Tea/coffee served on arrival.

Thursday 24th (Christmas Eve): Today we travel to Salisbury to experience the lights, tastes and sounds of the wonderful Fayre in the 18th century Guildhall Square.Set in the beautiful heart of the Cathedral City, the intimate Fayre has a wonderful range of stalls offering homemade arts and crafts, delicious street food and fantastic gift items. We head back in time for afternoon Cream Tea served in the Bar Conservatory. Tonight we enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapés before a three course four choice dinner.

Friday 25th (Christmas Day): Merry Christmas! We start with a leisurely breakfast with a glass of Buck’s Fizz. The morning is time to relax. Christmas lunch starts with a glass of mulled wine followed by a traditional five course gourmet luncheon served in the Scene Restaurant with musical accompaniment. In the afternoon listen to The Queen’s Speech with tea/coffee and Christmas cake. Dinner tonight is a Leisurely Festive Buffet. This evening there will be a festive fun Quiz with your fellow guests.

Saturday 26th (Boxing Day): This morning we head into Winchester for a morning stroll and explore the wonderful City. We return in time to enjoy a Buffet Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon Tea, coffee and scones will be served in the Scene Bar and Lounge. The day ends as we enjoy a sumptuous themed Great Gatsby Gala Dinner and dance the night away in the Norton Suite with the hotels resident DJ.

Sunday 27th: After breakfast we leave and head for home.

Norton Park Hotel, Nr Winchester ****

Located within 54 acres of parkland, the 4-star Norton Park Hotel is 12 miles from Winchester. Originally a manor house dating back to the 16th century, the hotel has been skilfully restored to provide first class accommodation with every modern amenity required for a relaxing time. It has everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Extended Legroom Coach
  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Five Course Christmas Day Lunch
  • Afternoon Cream Tea on Christmas Eve
  • Afternoon Tea, coffee and scones on Boxing Day
  • Festive Programme of Entertainment
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Porterage
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