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Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas

Step back in time for Christmas

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the Christmas of a bygone era, at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Enjoy the celebrations, find perfect presents, and spend an afternoon at Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market on a pre-Christmas break you'll remember for years to come.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit with entry to Blists Hill
  • A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge
  • A visit to Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market
  • One night's bed and buffet breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Midlands area
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

We leave the local area by coach this morning and travel to Birmingham, where we should arrive by early afternoon. You're free to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the largest outside Germany, and features traditional wooden chalet-style stalls offering ceramics, candles, glasswork, jewellery and Christmas decorations, as well as traditional German items such as wooden toys, nativity scenes and marionettes.

Enjoy an early dinner before we re-board the coach and continue to the hotel.

Day Two

After breakfast, we'll enjoy a short visit to the Ironbridge Gorge, to see the memorable sight of the famous 196-foot long bridge spanning the spectacular Severn Gorge. Afterwards, we head to Blists Hill, the award-winning recreated Victorian town.

Experience festive celebrations from the 1800s as knowledgeable, costumed staff give you a fascinating insight into Victorian life. See the townsfolk prepare seasonal decorations and traditional presents, while the sounds of carol singers and brass bands fills the air.

We'll leave in the early to mid afternoon, and should arrive back at your original pick-up point by mid to late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford
Bristol Bristol
Cheshire Altrincham, Runcorn
Cornwall Launceston, Redruth, Truro
Derbyshire Chesterfield
Devon Dawlish, Exmouth, Plymouth, Torquay
Dorset Dorchester, Ferndown
County Durham
County Durham Stockton On Tees
Dyfed Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton, Hastings
Essex Basildon, Benfleet, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Harlow, Romford, Thorpe Bay, Witham
Gloucestershire Gloucester
Gwent Newport
Hampshire Andover, Basingstoke, Fareham, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford, Hertford
Kent Ashford
Lancashire Bolton, Lancaster, Prestwich
Lincolnshire Grimsby
Merseyside Liverpool, Southport
Middlesex Hounslow, Ruislip
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough, Redcar, York
Norfolk Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich
Oxfordshire Bicester, Didcot
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Rotherham, Sheffield
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton, Weston Super Mare
Suffolk Ipswich
Surrey Guildford, Redhill, Woking
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Sunderland, Whitley Bay
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Dewsbury
Wiltshire Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon

Midlands Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Midlands area, such as the Park Inn, Birmingham West or the Holiday Inn Express, Shrewsbury. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all the hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Recommended footwear

We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes, especially in the event of inclement weather. The Blists Hill Victorian Town site covers some 52 acres and is mainly outdoors.

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.

Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Ironbridge Gorge Victorian ChristmasScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 276 reviews
(2 out of 10)


Stockton on Tees Friends
Had problems from the start, with coach being 35minutes late on a freezing cold morning to delays all along, already written a letter of complaint.
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2017
Published on: 27 December 2017

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.

(8 out of 10)


Runcorn Couple
A lovely break to the Christmas market and Bliss Hill Victorian Village, made more special because it snowed! Unfortunately there were a few problems with timings and we were kept waiting by other people on a few occasions.
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2017
Published on: 24 December 2017
(9 out of 10)


Northolt Friends
Unfortunately it was the weekend we had snow so part on the Victorian Village was closed off, but I must congratulate the staff who were working and what we saw was very interesting.

The White House Hotel was very clean and comfortable, breakfast was outstanding, lots to choose from and good quality.
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2017
Published on: 21 December 2017
(9 out of 10)


Andover Couple
We enjoyed the weekend away. The only downside was waiting about at Didcut 45 minutes to early for lunch and to long for a coffee break.
Confirmed traveller: 09 December 2017
Published on: 20 December 2017