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10am - 3pm


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10am - 3pm

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration at the Albert Hall

A fantastic Christmas concert

Celebrate the magic and music of Christmas with renowned composer and conductor, John Rutter. Enjoy an evening of festive favourites and choral anthems, performed in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The King's Singers, and round off your break with a visit to historic Windsor.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A Choir Seat for John Rutter's Christmas Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall (upgrades available)
  • A visit to Windsor on Day Two
  • One night's bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel in the Greater London area
  • Return hotel-to-concert coach transfers
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving your coach pick-up point, in the early morning we'll travel to London and our overnight hotel. After check-in, we'll head to the Royal Albert Hall for our holiday highlight: John Rutter's Christmas Celebration.

Awarded a CBE for his services to music, John Rutter is perhaps best known for his choral epics the Gloria and the Requiem, and for composing music for the wedding of Prince William. But he's also one of Britain's foremost arrangers of Christmas carols. Expect an evening of sing-along carols, rousing fanfares and orchestral music - as well as choral pieces performed by The King's Singers and even a festive quiz.

After the concert finishes (at around 10pm) we'll head back to our hotel by coach.

Day Two

This morning we'll visit Royal Windsor. Wander the pretty streets of this lovely riverside town, stop for tea and cake, or join our optional excursion to visit Windsor Castle. See the magnificent State Apartments as the Castle recreates a Regency Christmas complete with beautifully decorated Christmas trees and a themed display showing how the Prince Regent (the future George IV) celebrated during the early 19th Century.

We'll leave Windsor in the mid-afternoon, and should arrive back at your pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening at the end of what's sure to be a memorable, musical Christmas concert coach trip.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire Peterborough
Cheshire Stockport, Warrington
Cornwall Launceston, Redruth, Truro
Derbyshire Derby, Ilkeston
Devon Barnstaple, Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tiverton
Dorset Bournemouth, Christchurch
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Hull
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud
Gwent Newport
Hampshire Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh
Lancashire Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Eccles, Manchester, Preston, Rawtenstall
Leicestershire Loughborough
Lincolnshire Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Stamford
Merseyside Birkenhead
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Merthyr Tydfil
Norfolk Downham Market, Fakenham, Norwich
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire Shrewsbury
Somerset Bridgwater, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Lichfield, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Uttoxeter
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Sudbury
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall
Warwickshire Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Evesham, Kidderminster, Worcester

Greater London Area Hotel ★★★

You will be allocated a good hotel in the Greater London area, such as Jury's Inn, Watford, and the Ramada, Hatfield. All rooms will have private facilities, telephones, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and all hotels will have good bars and restaurants.

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.

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.

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.