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11am - 4pm

Four-Star Carols by Candlelight at the Albert Hall

2 days from £129*
Departing: December 2016
* Price shown: 18 December 2016 from - - CCC

A candlelit, seasonal spectacular

This marvellous evening of festive music and readings in an evocative, candle-lit style setting in the Royal Albert Hall, is one of Raymond Gubbay's most popular Christmas concerts. With musicians and performers in full 18th-century costume, and musical highlights such as Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' and extracts from 'Messiah', plus carols for all, this is always a magical evening.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • One night's bed and buffet breakfast accommodation in a four-star London hotel
  • A Choir Seat at the Royal Albert Hall for 'Carols by Candlelight' (upgrades available)
  • A shopping visit to Central London
  • A short panoramic sightseeing tour of London
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll travel to London and our overnight hotel. After check-in we'll head to the Royal Albert Hall for the highlight of our break - 'Carols by Candlelight'.

In addition to some well-known classical favourites, the evening will include the chance to raise your voice in song for such traditional favourites as 'Once in Royal David's City', 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' and 'Oh Come, All Ye Faithful', and hear a series of readings by the incomparable Bernard Cribbens.

Day Two

After breakfast, you'll leave your hotel for some sightseeing or the chance to indulge in some Christmas shopping. Seek out some great bargains in the many shops around Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and High Street Kensington. Alternatively, stay on the coach and enjoy a short sightseeing tour past iconic attractions such as St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

We'll begin our journey home in the afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford, Hertford
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Eccles, Lancaster, Leigh, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Wigan
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Redcar, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northumberland Morpeth
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Didcot
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Keele Services M6, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From Code
18 December 2016
18 December 2016 £129.00 NB6CCC01

Four-Star London Area Hotel ★★★★

You'll stay in a four-star standard hotel in London such as the Holiday Inn, Regents Park, or the Thistle City Barbican Hotel. All rooms have private facilities, TV, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. All hotels will have good restaurant and bar facilities, either on site or nearby.

Further Information

Show tickets

Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket Tour Manager on the day.

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.

Carols by Candlelight at the Albert Hall reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Carols by Candlelight at the Albert HallScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 116 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Oxford Friends
My friend and I really enjoyed the whole trip and it definitely marked the start of Christmas for us
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 08 January 2016
(9 out of 10)


Stafford, Staffordshire Couple
Upgraded seating in Albert Hall so good view of orchestra and singers. Wonderful atmosphere (as usual), superb singing by choir and soloists and amazing orchestration of carols. Conductor was humourous, very social with public but definitely in control. Coach always on time (pity same can't be said for some of passengers), decorations and lights in coach very Christmassy and unexpected. Tour manager very approachable, knowledgeable and generous with chocolates. A great experience and one we hope to repeat next year.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 06 January 2016
(8 out of 10)


Herne Bay Couple
We really enjoyed the concert at the Albert Hall but found the free time we were given in London far too long, most people just wanted to get home.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 04 January 2016
(9 out of 10)


Blackpool Single traveller
fabulous week-end. Everything was well organized. Enjoyed Carols by Candlelight
better than Carol with the Stars. Hotel brilliant and driver and tour manager made
it extra specil.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 02 January 2016
(9 out of 10)


Warrington Couple
Enjoyable break. Would have been much better to have had an organised meal included.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 01 January 2016
(8 out of 10)


Bloxwich Walsall Friends
We had a lovely time. The Royal Albert Hall and carols were superb. Hotel, driver and tour manager also very good. We weren't too keen on the Sunday trip to London as for us a shorter time would have been better as it made it late to be back home. This was partly due to the fact that our joining point was changed from Walsall to Wolverhampton and the coach station after dark is not a nice place to be. We would recommend the holiday but with these reservations.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 29 December 2015
(8 out of 10)


Manchester Couple
concert fantastic, hotel excellent. The coach was cold and nowhere near as good or comfortable as the feeder coach. Driver did not seem to know the way properly and the journey down took far to long, about 6 hours. We were given incorrect information regarding the breakfast time in the morning, giving me no time to have any. Told 8. 30 and to leave by 9 15. Coach tour of London very good.
Confirmed traveller: 20 December 2015
Published on: 29 December 2015