NEW Southampton Christmas Market, Poole Lunch Cruise & the Isle of Purbeck

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Departs: 10/12/2018
  • Arrives: 15/12/2018
  • Prices from: £479

This Christmas, join us for a charming getaway to Bournemouth and the Isle of Purbeck. Discover this enchanting corner of England with a guided tour of the island, situated along Dorset’s majestic Jurassic Coast. You can also enjoy a Christmas themed lunch cruise in Poole and visits to Royal Leamington Spa and Southampton.

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – Your festive break begins right at home with our door-to-door service, once on board the coach enjoy a leisurely journey to Royal Leamington Spa, located in the heart of Warwickshire. After some free time we continue the journey to the hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast, an experienced and knowledgeable guide will collect you from the hotel and take you on a guided tour of the Isle of Purbeck and the surrounding areas of Bournemouth. More accurately, a peninsula, the Isle of Purbeck resides in Dorset but feels worlds apart from the ‘mainland’. Bordered by beautiful countryside, historical monuments, castles and stunning coastal views, much of this region is considered an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Day 3 – Perfectly positioned in the heart of Bournemouth, the Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is just a short walk away from Bournemouth’s town centre and today you are free to do as much or as little as you like. During Christmas, Bournemouth transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland, with glowing lights intertwining through the lower gardens and a Christmas market that brings a unique air of enchantment and gifts to the seaside town. 
Day 4 – This morning we will re-board our coach for a relaxing journey through the picturesque New Forest until we reach Southampton. Here, enjoy a couple of hours free time, perhaps visit the Southampton Christmas Festival, this Christmas market features over 40 traditional and individually designed alpine chalets selling a range of authentic gifts, Christmas decorations and tasty food.
Day 5 –
Today we visit Poole, home to Europe’s largest harbour. Here we have arranged a Christmas themed lunch cruise for you. Once on board, enjoy a welcome glass of mulled wine before sitting down to a delicious 2-course lunch whilst cruising around Poole Harbour. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a little free time before we return to the hotel – the Quay in particular is a great place to sit back and relax in one of the many cafés along the waterside and watch the boats float on by.
Day 6 – Filled with festive cheer, after breakfast we travel home.

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa ***, Bournemouth
Stay in the heart of Bournemouth at the Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa, situated on the beachfront overlooking Bournemouth Bay, this hotel offers a delightful café and lounge, a terrace with sea views and the bedrooms provide tea and coffee making facilities.

Hotel facilities

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Café & lounge
  • Lift
  • Spa & wellness centre

 

INCLUDES

Inclusive Insurance

Door-to-Door service

5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Visits to Royal Leamington Spa, Southampton Christmas market & Poole

Guided tour of the Isle of Purbeck

Christmas themed lunch cruise

Scenic drive through the New Forest

 

DEPARTURE DATE            DAYS                     FROM                   S/SUPP

Mon 10 December          6                              £479                       NIL

 

Please note, sea view rooms available at an additional supplement please ask at the time of booking