Now a popular part of the Christmas build up in towns and cities across the UK - squares and streets are taken over by quaint stalls and chalets selling all manner of seasonal produce. As well as exploring the festivities you can also make the most of your time away, staying at a Bay Hotel on our exclusive Bay Inclusive package.
Tuck into a full cooked breakfast, explore on your sightseeing excursions, then return to your hotel for a tempting three-course evening meal and enjoy the entertainment!
What’s more, your holiday includes four free drinks vouchers per person, per night. These can be used at any time of the day on a wide choice of beverages - including branded beers, wines and spirits. Enjoy an afternoon coffee, wine with dinner or a GandT before bed - whichever suits you best!
Please Note: Shearings Holidays are not responsible for the operation of local events. All events are subject to change and entrance fees may be required. Please check with local tourist information offices for up to date details prior to departure.
Excursion to beautiful Salisbury where you will have chance to explore the fantastic Salisbury Christmas Market. Voted one of the top 10 Christmas Markets in the UK, you'll find it to be one of the prettiest, loveliest and tastiest markets in the country! We return to Bournemouth via the New Forest.
Trip to historic Winchester - an unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs. Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great.
Bournemouth has been a fashionable and upmarket British seaside resort since Victorian times and you can stay close to fantastic attractions with us at the Majestic Hotel.
The hotel is ideally situated a short walk from both the beach and the town centre with a wide variety of shops, bars and cafes to choose from in both locations. For great views along the coast head to Boscombe Pier, at the end of which you can see views across to Sandbanks, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight.
Our hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the train station from where you can reach the beautiful areas of the New Forest and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic city of Southampton.
As well as the huge number of different attractions you can enjoy around the hotel there are plenty of things to enjoy within the Majestic itself. The hotel has a beautiful outdoor pool, snooker room, ballroom and a magnificent bar. In the restaurant you can enjoy delicious meals at breakfast and in the evening and we also offer the option to upgrade to a standard plus room for even more space and comfort during your stay.
Day 1: Home to Bournemouth
Today we travel by luxury coach to Bournemouth. Onboard you’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Roadshow, our onboard entertainment system. After check-in at the hotel you’ll enjoy a delicious three course evening meal. (Dinner)
Days 2 to 4: in and around Bournemouth
We spend the next three days in the popular seaside resort of Bournemouth.
We take a trip to Salisbury Christmas Market - voted one of the top ten markets in the UK with sparkling stalls set against the beautiful backdrop of the city and cathedral.
We will also enjoy a trip to Winchester, which was once the ancient capital of England and has many historic sights. Winchester Cathedral and The Great Hall are two of the main highlights but even just walking around the city centre you will see a number of buildings that date back more than 500 years. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Bournemouth to Home
It’s our last day! After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we’ll travel home. Why not start planning your next Shearings break or order a brochure through the Roadshow entertainment system? (Breakfast)
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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