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!
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
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.
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.
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.