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Christmas at Chatsworth House

2 days from £129*
Departing: December 2017
* Price shown: 16 December 2017 from -
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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 bed and English breakfast 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 your pick-up point, 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 back at your pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Chepstow, Cwmbran, Newport, Pontypool
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Didcot
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Frome, Glastonbury, Weston Super Mare
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Stoke On Trent
West Midlands
West Midlands Coventry, Halesowen, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Malvern Link, Worcester
Date Price From
16 December 2017
16 December 2017 £129

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.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Christmas at Chatsworth House reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Christmas at Chatsworth HouseScores 7.7 out of 10 based on 389 reviews
(1 out of 10)

LINDA

burnham on sea Family
Didnt mind the 7 am pick up from WSM but 4 1/2 hours without a break was too long. We finally stopped for a 3/4 hour break at a very packed garden/shopping centre long queues so gave up trying to get a cuppa and opted for bottle of water. Shopping in Chester was ok but could have done with longer. Hotel staff were inexperienced.... no lemon for G and T, " we aint got any" first course melon was tiny....1 cm x 5 cms x 3 very thinly sliced .... No cranberry sauce to go with my turkey, the carrots were not cooked, and a gentleman asked for another roll to go with his soup he was told " No they ve all gone". All the staff need a days training in customer service. My sister and I found the seats on the coach extremely uncomfortable and the journey back was long and awful. We finally got back to WSM 10.45pm.
Can i just say we thought that both of the minibus drivers were very pleasant and helpful
Confirmed traveller: 12 December 2016
Published on: 01 January 2017

We are very disappointed to read your comments regarding your trip to Chatsworth House. I have passed your comments to our Customer Relations Department who will investigate the points you raise and reply directly within 28 days.

(8 out of 10)

Meg

Newport Friends
Despite the initial transport hiccup, this was a thoroughly enjoyable short break. The visit to Chester was superb though it would have been nice to arrive here a little earlier. Chatsworth was also fun but a pity we were not able to enjoy the self-guided tour because of their child oriented Christmas festivities - this, however, was a minor drawback
Confirmed traveller: 12 December 2016
Published on: 27 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Solihull Friends
Coaches not fit for purpurpose - first coach seat belt broken and last feeder door broken had to assist elderly mother over drivers seat!!!g
Confirmed traveller: 12 December 2016
Published on: 26 December 2016