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Bath Christmas Market and the Cotswolds

Yuletide enchantment

For a couple of festive days away, look no further than this great-value break. Combining the very best seasonal shopping with fine food, Bath's spectacular Christmas lights and a short tour of the lovely Cotswolds, it promises to be an unmissable pre-Christmas weekend!

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Bath and its Christmas Market
  • A short tour of the Cotswolds
  • Visits to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold
  • One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation in the Express by Holiday Inn, Swindon (or similar)
  • 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 in the morning we'll journey to the Georgian city of Bath. Arriving in the early afternoon, you'll then be free to visit the city's wonderful Christmas Market. Set between Bath Abbey and the city's famous Roman Baths, 120 wooden chalet-style stalls offer quality products and great gift ideas - from handcrafted jewellery and decorations to cards, toys and local produce.

You may also like to visit the restored Roman Baths and Museum, the 15th-century Abbey and the Assembly Rooms, or take advantage of the city's excellent shopping. After the chance to have an early evening meal, we'll head to our overnight hotel.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll leave the hotel and head through the beautiful Cotswolds. Here gently rolling hills, tree-lined valleys and ancient woodland form the perfect backdrop for honey-coloured stone villages and famous market towns.

We'll take in two of the area's most famous towns - Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold (with its impressive market square). You'll have plenty of time to explore both villages, and perhaps have lunch, before we head home in the mid-afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Devon
Devon Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Paignton, Plymouth, Torquay
Dorset
Dorset Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Wimborne Minster
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Eastleigh, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Southampton, Totton And Eling
Somerset
Somerset Yeovil

Swindon Area Hotel 

You will be staying in one of a range of comfortable hotels in the Swindon area, such as the Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West or the Jury's Inn, Swindon. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radio, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. All hotels used have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

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.

Bath Christmas Market reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Bath Christmas MarketScores 8.3 out of 10 based on 582 reviews
(8 out of 10)

MARION

Ringwood Single traveller
Apart from torrential rain on the Saturday, it was fine. I will say though that I had no idea at all of what was happening, or when because no mention was made on my details. I had no idea that I would be in Bath for 7 and a half hours (in pouring rain as it happened), nor whether it would be on the Saturday or Sunday. That length of time, in view of everywhere being packed with people, so that there was nowhere to escape from the rain or eat or drink, was rather too much for me (since I was on my own).
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 28 December 2016
(3 out of 10)

MELINDA

Family
our second trip with you this year our first a trip by coach to a west end show was superb the second though to bath market was very very poor for a whole host of reasons. did we just get lucky the first time or was our bath trip a one off im sure you had many poor feedback on this. If our opinion really does matter then maybe you will contact me to discuss. currently i have no confidence in booking any future trips or to recommend you to family and friends which is a shame
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 26 December 2016

We are really very sorry to read your review. We are happy to investigate further if you can provide more details of your complaint to; cr@newmarketholidays.co.uk. Please ensure you include your booking reference number. Thank you.

(4 out of 10)

PAT

Bath market fine but 7 hours here is much too long. Hotel dreadful. bar charges highest I have seen, e.g.nearly £6 for glass of wine. Breakfast a disaster. They ran out of everything even though we were on a booked coach trip. Took ages to replace and then it was cold, no apology at all. Tables not cleared and staff absolutely useless and looked miserable all the time. TM did not give any info till last minute. Left one passenger at Bath and started off to leave 3 at Bourton until we all shouted - this after counting 4 times. Not suitable as a TM, which he almost admitted.
Confirmed traveller: 11 December 2016
Published on: 25 December 2016