On this break to Dorset we hope to transport you back to a period when Christmas was a joyous time of carol-singing and innocent merry-making, similar to that described by Thomas Hardy and William Barnes; the counties most famous wordsmiths. Our itinerary includes excursions to Bournemouth, Weymouth, West Bay and a picture perfect journey on the steam-hauled Swanage Railway.
Day 1 – Following our door-to-door pickups we enjoy a leisurely stop in Banbury, one of the best-known towns in England. A welcome drink and mince pies will be served on our arrival at the hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast we visit Bournemouth, where there are Festive themed trails and Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Victoria gardens glowing with fairy lights to enjoy. Later we have arranged a memorable journey through the beautiful Purbeck countryside on the award-winning Swanage Railway. Visitors can experience this unique journey through six miles of beautiful scenery passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
Day 3 – Celebrate Christmas Day in the comfort of our hotel. Throughout the day we will enjoy Christmas Day lunch and a light buffet dinner followed by an evening of live music and entertainment.
Day 4 – This morning we enjoy a trip to West Bay, a small pretty harbour settlement on the English Channel. Afterwards we take you on a scenic drive along the Jurassic Coast until we reach Weymouth, here enjoy a couple of hours at leisure.
Day 5 – We travel back to the Midlands with a couple of stops en-route.
George Albert Hotel ***, Wardon Hill, Evershot
(Trip Advisor: Certificate of excellence)
The George Albert Hotel is a family owned hotel located in the rolling Dorset Countryside. Retaining a distinctive friendly atmosphere, all areas of the hotel have east access with no steps; a lift is available to access bedrooms all of which are located on the 1st floor. The hotel’s Kings Restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for food quality and service. The same care and attention is also given to all other food areas of the hotel.
4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
Welcome drink and mince pies
Excursions to Banbury, Bournemouth, West Bay and Weymouth
Scenic drive along the Jurassic Coast
Journey on the Swanage Railway
Date Days Price From S/Supp
Sat 23 Dec 5 £569 £60