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Christmas at Chatsworth House

2 Days From £129*
Departing November - December 2016
* Price shown: 20 Nov 2016 - 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.

Departures and Prices

Departure countyPick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At PortDover Port, Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Bedfordshire
BedfordshireBedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
BerkshireBracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol
BristolBristol
Buckinghamshire
BuckinghamshireAmersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
CambridgeshireCambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Derbyshire
DerbyshireChesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Dorset
DorsetBlandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County DurhamBishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed
DyfedCarmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East SussexBexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of YorkshireBeverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex
EssexBarking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire
GloucestershireCheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
GwentAbergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Hampshire
HampshireAldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
HerefordshireHereford
Hertfordshire
HertfordshireBirchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
KentAshford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire
LeicestershireCoalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire
LincolnshireBoston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London
LondonCamberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Mid Glamorgan
Mid GlamorganBridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
MiddlesexEnfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
North Yorkshire
North YorkshireHarrogate, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk
NorfolkDereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
NorthamptonshireCorby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Northumberland
NorthumberlandMorpeth
Nottinghamshire
NottinghamshireHucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire
OxfordshireAbingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South GlamorganCardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South YorkshireBarnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire
ShropshireShrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
SomersetBath, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
StaffordshireBurton Upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
SuffolkBury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
SurreyCamberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & WearGateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
West Midlands
West MidlandsBirmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West SussexBurgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West YorkshireBradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
WarwickshireLeamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West GlamorganNeath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
WiltshireAmesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
WorcestershireBromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Departure DatePrice FromCode
Sun 13 Nov 2016
 Sun 13 Nov 2016£129.00CCS
Sun 20 Nov 2016
 Sun 20 Nov 2016£129.00 
Sun 27 Nov 2016
 Sun 27 Nov 2016£129.00 
Sun 04 Dec 2016
 Sun 04 Dec 2016£129.00 
Sun 11 Dec 2016
 Sun 11 Dec 2016£129.00 

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.

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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 Reviews collected by Reevoo

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

SUSAN

Felixstowe Family
Chatsworth House with its Christmas decorations was lovely, but the weather was horrible and we missed out on the gardens - we feel we need to return in the summer. Shopping in Chester was nice on the first afternoon, but we felt it was a very long journey from Wymondham (7 hours) and the hotel was an hour from Chester. The hotel room was very good - spacious and clean, with an excellent buffet breakfast (included). The fish and chips we had in the evening (not included) was not very good and service was very slow. The next day we had to set off very early as we were 2 hours beyond Chatsworth. The journey home seemed a much better length, as we were already part way home. We felt that shopping on the first afternoon would have been better in, say, Buxton, much nearer to Chatsworth. The tour guide and driver were both very good. We were glad we went, but we'll do it in summer nest time!
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(7 out of 10)

LESTER

BENFLEET Single traveller
Considering the distance to Chester on the first day,could have started a little bit earlier,as by the time we got to Chester at 2.30 it was nearly dark.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(6 out of 10)

MAUREEN

Couple
Found courier quite off hand.'you might not get a full English breakfast at hotel'. We went to Chester which was lovely and were due to leave at 6.30.It was cold and pouring with rain.We had 4 hours there and most of us returned about 6.15 and because the weather was so bad we thought he might have opened the coach for us.When someone said this the courier said 'the driver is entitled to his break'The driver returned 6.35 so we left slightly late.Chatsworth was lovely but on the return journey we had only been on the road an hour when we had a 'comfort break' Nobody wanted to get out into the cold and be even later home. For some reason the coach was very warm and the front and very cold at the back.We wore our jackets for the whole journey.When an elderly couple complained he said 'well you are sitting in the cold part!'
We felt we were a nuisance and although we didn't complain at the time(other people did)we didn't feel we would travel with this company again.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015
(5 out of 10)

LINDA

Hertford Friends
the hotel was too far away and had no restaurant
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval. 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.

(4 out of 10)

JULIA

IPSWICH Couple
Chester and Chatsworth were great. The hotel was dreadful: no food *(although room service menus in the room) and no sleep because of room right in the midst of partygoers screaming and banging on doors from 1 to 4 am - who were also the reason there was no food. And there was nowhere local to go to eat. The coach was old; broken seat permanently in recline position in front of me; heating difficult to regulate. I have complained but had no response.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015

Thank you for your review and for contacting us directly, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval. We hope that our private response has addressed all issues to your satisfaction.

(1 out of 10)

KATHY

Harlow Family
Very disappointed with the trip as a whole, from the coach being cold no heat,to the attitude of the tour manager.
Would not book another trip with you company and we were a party of 6 who all felt the same.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 23 December 2015

Thank you for your review and for contacting us directly, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval. We hope that our private response has addressed all issues to your satisfaction.

(5 out of 10)

ANN

Friends
The concept was good, but the travelling and logistics could be greatly improved.
Coach - Had TV and radio but did not use. Bottled water and a few newspapers would have made it more comfortable. Temperature was much to warm.
Logistics - Chester and Leigh too far from Chatsworth. Closer venues would reduce travelling and make the trip more relaxed.
Tour Manager - Hardly commented during the trip. Really only said anything when we were we travelling to Chatsworth on the Sunday morning. The coach driver could have been trained up for this job. A few tweeks could make this a very popular annual trip.
Confirmed traveller: 13 December 2015
Published on: 24 December 2015

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry that some aspects of your trip did not meet with your full approval. 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.

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