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Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas


The home of William Shakespeare awaits on this fabulously festive retreat.

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2018 Tour code: 19STX


Days 1-2 - Stratford-upon-Avon & The Severn Valley Railway

Meet your Tour Manager at your hotel in Stratfordupon- Avon today, a beautiful town on the banks of the River Avon that is positively bursting with history.

Day 2

Today you embark on your first railway journey of the tour with a round trip on the Severn Valley Railway. Depart from Kidderminster and enjoy the ride to Arley and back.

This afternoon, you venture to Warwick Castle, an interactive museum based in a castle that has stood in one form or another since 1068. A guided tour is included, and afterwards perhaps take this time to explore the castle walls, on the top of which the countryside of Warwickshire spreads out before you, or explore the myriad of beautiful gardens that are beautiful at all times of the year.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Severn Valley Railway
Day 3 - Christmas Eve in Stratford

You have the chance to explore the history of the town with a guided tour of Stratford. This tour includes Nash's House and the Church of the Holy Trinity, where famed author and play write William Shakespeare is buried.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Day 4 - Christmas Day

Christmas Day is dedicated to food and relaxation. After breakfast, you are free to explore beautiful Stratford further before a delicious Christmas lunch. Your afternoon is also at leisure, and this evening there is a light buffet supper on offer.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christmas Lunch
Days 5-6 - To Cheltenham and home

On Boxing Day, embark on a journey on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway, taking you on an enthralling journey through the idyllic Cotswolds to Cheltenham. After returning to Stratford, enjoy a final afternoon at leisure, before dinner this evening.

After breakfast on Day 6, the tour ends, and you are free to depart.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway