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"VIVA" Christmas in the UK

"VIVA" Christmas in the UK

Paying tribute to the Great British Variety Show at Christmas - 4 nights of Live Entertainment, Festive Fun, Laughter, Music and Magic!


Paying tribute to the Great British Variety Show at Christmas - 4 nights of Live Entertainment, Festive Fun, Laughter, Music and Magic!

We understand that a Christmas holiday has to be something a bit special to do justice to this magical time of year. This is a traditional British Christmas with all the expect trimmings, entertainment, amazing leisure facilities and a programme of sightseeing to fully appreciate your surroundings. Our specially selected venue in Haydock has laid on 4 nights of Festive Fun, Laughter, Music and Magic which pays tribute to the Great British Variety Show at Christmas. Each night there will be a live performance by a top variety act which culminates in a full variety show “VIVA CHRISTMAS” on the final night.


Saturday (23rd) - Morning departure from Dorset with stops for refreshment as appropriate to arrive in Haydock late afternoon. You are welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies while the bags are portered. After settling in enjoy a 3 course dinner followed by a live variety act to entertain you.

Sunday (24th) - Christmas Eve: Drive to Blakemere Village in Cheshire - a unique collection of retailers, craft workshops, entertainment, food and drinks in a country park setting. After time to enjoy the site we move on to The Anderton Boat Lift visitor centre - a gigantic three storey iron edifice and marvel of Victorian engineering on the Trent & Mersey Canal. Back at the hotel we are treated to yet another delicious 3 course dinner with variety entertainment to follow into the night.

Monday (25th) - Christmas Day: Merry Christmas! After breakfast you can open your presents and enjoy a swim or short stroll which will hone your appetite for the banquet to come. A traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings is served. At 3pm watch the Kings speech. A lighter buffet supper is provided this evening. Another spectacular helping of variety entertainment rounds off your Christmas Day.

Tuesday (26th) - Boxing Day: We shall visit the RHS newest garden restoration at Bridgewater near Manchester - at 156 acres it is the largest horticultural project in Europe. Even in the depths of winter there is so much interest to see here. Back at the hotel this evening we shall enjoy a 3 course Gala dinner followed by the amazing "VIVA CHRISTMAS" Variety Cabaret Show.

Wednesday (27th) - We head homewards with maybe a few extra pounds of weight onboard, to return to Dorset late that afternoon.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Mercure Haydock Hotel

A 4 star luxury hotel set in a Georgian mansion style building surrounded by landscaped gardens. All of the bright and modern bedrooms provide private bathroom with free toiletries, hairdryer, television, phone, free wifi, safe, iron and tea tray. Beechers Restaurant serves a wide variety of delicious dishes in elegant surroundings, accompanied by an extensive wine list. The Haydock Lounge is a relaxing bar in which to socialise. There are extensive leisure and spa facilities available for guests use, including a large indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. No lift but rooms are only on ground and first floor. The hotel will be festively decorated for Christmas and as well as providing live entertainment each evening there will be bingo, competitions and quiz’s organised by the resident host.


Tour Price: £595.00 Per person  Single room supplement: £90.00


Price includes; All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Christmas Lunch, Welcome drink, Porterage, Nightly entertainment, In-house bingo/quiz etc, Entry to RHS Bridgewater, Entry to Blakemere & Anderton.

Images shown here are for ilustration only and not the acts performing at the hotel.

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
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 South Station Dorchester South Station 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
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
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
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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