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Christmas at Chatsworth House

2 days from £129*
Departing: November - December 2016
* Price shown: 20 November 2016 from - - CCS
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Seasonal splendour

Every Christmas, Chatsworth House is transformed with specially decorated trees, displays of foliage and sparkling lights. Don't miss your chance to see the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in all its festive glory, and to visit the historic, riverside city of Chester.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Chester
  • Entry to Chatsworth House and a self-guided tour
  • One night's half-board accommodation in a good hotel in the North West
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area this morning we'll head to Chester. Arriving in the early afternoon, you'll be able to explore the famous Rows - galleried tiers of shops dating back to medieval times - visit the cathedral and walk the city walls before we continue to our overnight hotel.

Day Two

Today's highlight is our visit to Chatsworth. Upon arrival you're free to explore the three gift shops, the stableyard stalls selling mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and mince pies, and the 105-acre garden.

At a prearranged time during your visit, you'll also enjoy a pre-booked, self-guided tour of the house, which is transformed at Christmastime. The rooms are beautifully decorated and lit with candles, and the innumerable treasures - from priceless silver to a 'lace' cravat carved from wood - seem to take on an added gleam. Afterwards, we'll begin our journey home, arriving in the local area by mid to late evening.
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Date Price From Code
13 November 2016
13 November 2016 £129.00 NB6CCS01
20 November 2016
20 November 2016 £129.00 NB6CCS01
27 November 2016
27 November 2016 £129.00 NB6CCS01
04 December 2016
04 December 2016 £129.00 NB6CCS01
11 December 2016
11 December 2016 £129.00 NB6CCS01

North West Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the North West, such as the Holiday Inn Warrington or the Quality Hotel, Wigan. All rooms used will have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and the hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.

Further Information

Changes to the itinerary

In certain circumstances we reserve the right to reverse the itinerary, and visit Chester on Day Two.

Chatsworth conservation schedule

Seven rooms on the ground floor at Chatsworth and six in the North wing are open to the public during the Christmas season. Rooms on the top floor, including the State Rooms, Old Master Drawings Cabinet, Sketch Galleries and Guest Bedrooms, are closed for annual conservation.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Christmas at Chatsworth House reviews verified by Reevoo

Christmas at Chatsworth HouseScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 321 reviews
(9 out of 10)

LORETTA

Fakenham Couple
Excellent holiday , came home feeling refreshed , hotel very good, bed comfortable Chatsworth brilliant and Chester so lovely.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 26 February 2016
(10 out of 10)

STELLA

romford Single traveller
A nice trip Hotel OK for one night only had breakfast food was good but staff and service could improve. weather awful something you can do nothing about .
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 29 December 2015
(2 out of 10)

VALERIE

Harlow Friends
Too many stops. Too long on coach and tour of house was not good. No Christmas market at Chatsworth ,very disappointed. Driver was rude and moaned all the way home.Tour guide only wanted to stop as he could not stop eating.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval.
Very occasionally we receive insufficient response from a particular area to make operation possible on a whole coach and it becomes necessary to combine with another area in order for the tour to proceed. You will appreciate, I am sure, that these group travel arrangements revolve around full coaches and we are offering the holidays by many different newspapers and pick-up points on the same departure dates. Our Operations Department tries to ensure that pick-ups are en-route with the minimum of inconvenience to our customers and its planning process is dictated by the most appropriate coach routing for the pick-up points requested. It may be reassuring to know that each tour route is planned individually and it is unlikely that the same will be used for future tours.
Our brochure gave details of what to expect at Chatsworth House and I am sorry that it fell short of your expectations.
Naturally we only expect the highest standards from our representatives and drivers and I am sorry if you felt that they were in any way unprofessional.
All feedback has been passed to the relevant Product team as part of their regular review process. We are always looking at ways to make improvements whenever possible. Thank you for bringing these points to our attention.

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval.
Very occasionally we receive insufficient response from a particular area to make operation possible on a whole coach and it becomes necessary to combine with another area in order for the tour to proceed. You will appreciate, I am sure, that these group travel arrangements revolve around full coaches and we are offering the holidays by many different newspapers and pick-up points on the same departure dates. Our Operations Department tries to ensure that pick-ups are en-route with the minimum of inconvenience to our customers and its planning process is dictated by the most appropriate coach routing for the pick-up points requested. It may be reassuring to know that each tour route is planned individually and it is unlikely that the same will be used for future tours.
Our brochure gave details of what to expect at Chatsworth House and I am sorry that it fell short of your expectations.
Naturally we only expect the highest standards from our representatives and drivers and I am sorry if you felt that they were in any way unprofessional.
All feedback has been passed to the relevant Product team as part of their regular review process. We are always looking at ways to make improvements whenever possible. Thank you for bringing these points to our attention.

(9 out of 10)

Mrs T

St Neots Couple
Very good. Chester was a little disappointing because I had hoped there would be more individual non chain store shops. However, the Christmas market was good albeit small. Chatsworth was amazing. The coach drivers were great and the tour guide was very helpful. This was our second Christmas coach trip and all being well, we'll be doing another one next year.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Kirkley Family
Excellent trip except coach was very cold seven degrees. Coach driver fixed it on the return journey.

Again went to Covent Garden for optional. It would be nice to have two options forvthosevwhobtravel regularly with Newmarket Holidays. Overall great time.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

Kathleen

Wymondham Friends
Only real criticism was that it was not made totally clear that although I had booked for two people (including twin room) and was offered two separate pick up points I did not realise that I would not meet up with my friend until Peterborough. We only live 10 miles apart and she was picked up in Norwich by the coach and I was taken from Wymondham to Peterborough by cold uncomfortable mini bus, (feeder transport). This should have been made clear at time of booking and I would have opted to park at her home and travel from Norwich together. It wasn't until the actual day of departure that we realised we would be travelling separately for part of the journey. Otherwise we thought the hotel was very good and had a very nice evening meal there. Weather alone spoilt the actual weekend but we made the most of it and enjoyed Chester and Chatsworth itself.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

Barbara

Bury St. Edmunds Friends
Chatsworth house was wonderful. Everything I had heard about the beautiful decorated rooms and trees lived up to my expectations. I will go back in the summer to view the lovely grounds .The coach driver, Steve ,and tour manager were great it's a shame there was a very noisy party going on in the hotel which made us feel we should go straight to our rooms to keep out of the way.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 27 December 2015