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Christmas in the Cotswolds 2019

Christmas in the Cotswolds 2019

A traditional British Christmas in the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills with all the trimmings, entertainment and sightseeing


A traditional British Christmas in the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills with all the trimmings, entertainment and sightseeing

We have operated a Christmas holiday into Europe for many years and it is always heavily booked and proves popular with our customers.  However, we are aware that there are some of you who prefer not to travel abroad but would still like to get away over the festive period – be spoilt and let someone else do the washing up!  We understand that it has to be something really quite special to do justice to this magical time of year and so we have selected a special Christmas package in the Gloucestershire Cotswold Hills. This is a traditional British Christmas with all the expected trimmings, plenty of entertainment and sightseeing to fully appreciate your beautiful surroundings.

23 to 27 December

Monday - Mid-morning departure from Dorset to arrive Bowden Hall that afternoon for a welcome of tea & mince pies. After settling in enjoy a 3 course dinner followed by festive music to get you into the spirit.

Tuesday - Christmas Eve: After a full English breakfast we shall take a tour of the Cotswold villages which will have you reaching for your camera time and again. "The Romantic Road" includes Winchcombe - Broadway - Chipping Camden - Moreton in Marsh - Stow on the Wold - Bourton on the Water. Back at Bowden Hall this evenings dinner is candle-lit and will be followed by bingo and a festive quiz.

Wednesday - Wake up to Christmas Day and a cooked breakfast. You can hone your appetite with a variety of walks around the hotel grounds, or play cards and games before a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. This afternoon there is a "guess the weight of the Christmas Cake" competition, a visit from Santa (have you been good?) and The Queens speech of course. An extensive hot and cold buffet is served for dinner, followed by an evening of fun and games.

Thursday - Boxing Day: We have included tickets to a magical matinee performance of a local pantomime - a traditional story with dazzling costumes, stunning sets and audience participation aplenty - Oh yes it is! This evening dinner is once again candle-lit and to round off your stay there is live musical entertainment.

Friday - Depart the hotel after breakfast with a fond farewell and cherished memories. Homeward bound across The Cotswold Hills with a visit to the historic city of Bath. Arrive back home late afternoon

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


BOWDEN HALL HOTEL, Upton St Leonards, near Gloucester


A stunning 4 star country retreat, 5 miles out of the city centre and set in 12 acres of landscaped Cotswold scenery. Recently refurbished it boasts a breath-taking blend of traditional and contemporary design, providing a refined yet relaxed atmosphere with a touch of English elegance and will be decorated for Christmas. Bedrooms are stylish and spacious and offer private bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea tray, phone, digital television and free wifi. The Dearmans Restaurant offers fine English foods enhanced by views across the manicured lawns to the lake. You can relax with a drink and socialise in the Club Bar, or enjoy the peace of the quieter lounge. Note: bedrooms are set over 3 floors – there is no lift or ground floor rooms but we can request a limited number of low (1st) floor rooms which may be accessed by a chair-lift.


TOUR PRICE : £575.00 Per person       

Single room supplement : £160.00    Travel Insurance Premium : £22.50 per person


Price Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights accommodation with Evening Dinner and English breakfast, Lunch on Christmas Day, Pantomime Ticket, Entertainment programme (subject to change), Porterage in & out.

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
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Queens Avenue Dorchester, Bus stop end of Queens Avenue
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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