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Christmas at Longleat & Salisbury's Christmas Market

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Animal magic!

Enjoy a magical winter safari and a Festival of Light celebrating some of China's most mysterious myths, as one of the most beautiful stately homes in the UK is transformed into a world of enchantment. You'll also visit Salisbury's Christmas Market, where authentic German-market style chalets offer an assortment of beautiful gifts and crafts.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Salisbury's Christmas Market
  • Entry to Longleat's Festival of Light, including access to Longleat House, a winter safari and the Adventure Park
  • One night's bed and buffet breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Southampton/Swindon area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

This morning we'll journey by coach from your pick-up point to Salisbury. As well as its famous and historic cathedral the city boasts a wonderful Christmas market offering handmade crafts and gifts from around the UK, into Europe and beyond. Soak up the atmosphere by the bandstand enjoying a glass of mulled wine or a bratwurst, as school children sing classic carols and local musicians and performers entertain you.

After a few hours to explore, we'll continue to our overnight hotel.

Day Two

Longleat House, set within 900-acres of 'Capability Brown' landscaped gardens and one of the country's finest examples of Elizabethan architecture, is transformed every Christmas. See some of your favourite festive characters - from Cinderella to Scrooge - in residence, explore and perhaps add your special Christmas wishes to the magical Wishing Tree.

From the comfort of your coach you'll enjoy animal encounters on a winter safari, and then join the crowds for Longleat's festive Festival of Light to see over 30 acres of illuminations arranged in a spectacular display that includes giant Chinese lanterns, hand-crafted dragons and larger-than-life recreations of some of the Safari Park's famous animals.

We'll begin our journey home in the early evening, arriving back at your pick-up point later that night.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Peterborough
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Stockport
Clwyd Mold, Wrexham
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Hull
Essex Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford, Southend On Sea, Thurrock Services M25, Witham
Gwynedd Bangor
Hertfordshire Watford
Lancashire Accrington, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Eccles
Leicestershire Leicester
Lincolnshire Boston, Gainsborough, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Thirsk, York
Norfolk Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Norwich
Nottinghamshire Mansfield, Nottingham, Worksop
Oxfordshire Bicester, Oxford
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Rotherham
Staffordshire Cannock, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
Suffolk Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Wolverhampton
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Halifax, Huddersfield
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester

Southampton/Swindon Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a three-star standard hotel in the Swindon and Southampton area, such as the Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West. All guest rooms will have private facilities, TV, radio, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all the hotels used have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Access at Longleat

There is a fair amount of outdoor walking at Longleat, so please wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Due to fire regulations, only a certain number of wheelchairs are allowed into Longleat House at any given time, so please notify us in advance if you are bringing a wheelchair.

Activities at Longleat

Shows and entertainment at Longleat are subject to change without notice. Some of the animals will not be on view due to weather conditions.

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.

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Christmas at Longleat & Salisbury?s Christmas MarketScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 225 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Walton-on-thames Friends
Excellent value had a lovely day,and Longleat was far better than expected it was wonderful. week end was very good.
Confirmed traveller: 19 December 2016
Published on: 29 December 2016
(5 out of 10)


This trip could have been a lot better if we didn't have quite so long at each place. Salisbury Christmas market was disappointing and we had hours... and hours... there on a Sunday. The market and all of the shops closed at 4pm but we had to hang about until 6.30pm to be collected.
The hotel was clean and adequate, Facilities were fine. Good showers and breakfast.
Longleat was great but unsurpisingly very busy for the time of year. Again we were there for hours and hours..... and hours. There are inadequate facilities at Longleat to cope with these huge numbers of visitors. Trying to find somewhere for my elderly relatives to be able to sit down, anywhere, was a bit of an issue. Very hard to eat anything other than fried food too.
The safari and festival of lights were spectacular along with the singing Christmas tree. Would have been an excellent trip apart from the fact that we were in each place the sights for hours and hours.... and hours. It was a bit of an endurance test.
Coach driver was a good sport and the tour manager was friendly
Confirmed traveller: 19 December 2016
Published on: 27 December 2016