The perfect pre-Christmas treat
Join us, at London's Royal Albert Hall, for a wonderful concert of traditional Christmas music and classic carols hosted by much-loved presenter and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh. Take your seat, and enjoy an evening of festivity that also features the London Philharmonic Choir and the magnificent Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Timothy Henty.
Leaving your pick-up point in the early morning we'll travel to the London area and our overnight hotel. After check-in, we'll head to the Royal Albert Hall for the highlight of your break: Classic Carols at the Royal Albert Hall with Alan Titchmarsh.
The concert programme has yet to be finalised, but last year it included classics such as 'Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas', 'Masters in this Hall' and 'Sussex Carol', while the evening's Carols For All song-sheet featured such festive favourites as 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem', 'Good King Wenceslas', 'Once In Royal David's City' and 'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen'.
After a delightful evening, the coach will be waiting to return you to your hotel.
After breakfast, this morning, we'll head to Windsor. Spend your time in this pretty, riverside town doing some Christmas shopping or perhaps join our optional excursion and visit Windsor Castle. See the magnificent State Apartments as the Castle recreates a Regency Christmas complete with beautifully decorated trees and a themed display showing how the Prince Regent (the future George IV) celebrated Christmas 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.