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Christmas in the Cotswolds

What a delightful way to spend Christmas in the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the literary legend William Shakespeare. Stay at the fabulous Stratford Manor Hotel which has first class facilities, including a sumptuous spa, indoor pool, atmospheric restaurant and bar/lounge. You are sure to be spoilt this Christmas.

Day 1

We depart home area and make our way to Oxford for lunch to be obtained and free time before continuing to our hotel in Stratford upon Avon. Upon arrival enjoy a cream tea whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms. Tonight, meet up for a Drinks Reception in the Terrace before your evening meal.

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Day 2

Christmas Eve: This morning enjoy a scenic coach tour which takes you into the Cotswold Area of Outstanding National Beauty travelling via Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold to Bourton on the Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Enjoy free time here before re-joining the coach to travel via Moreton in Marsh, Broadway and Evesham, back to your hotel for your buffet lunch. Then enjoy an afternoon at leisure before your afternoon cream tea. Tonight, we meet up for a Drinks Reception with carol singers in the Terrace Bar. During dinner enjoy table magic by the resident Magician. Afterwards join the fellow residents for a Quiz in the Stratford Lounge. There will be an option tonight to attend Midnight Mass, speak to the hotel's reception who will arrange taxis at an extra cost. Enjoy an included cup of hot chocolate on arrival back to the hotel.

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Day 3

Christmas Day: Today will be at leisure to relax or use the hotel's leisure facilities. Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch in the Shakespeare Restaurant followed by coffee and sweet treats. Opportunity to listen to the Queens speech in the Stratford Lounge with Christmas cake. A Gala Buffet will be served in the restaurant tonight followed by a 'Race Night'.

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Day 4

Boxing Day: After breakfast enjoy a falconry display put on by the hotel followed by morning refreshments served in the Terrace Bar. After your buffet lunch today, we will take you into Stratford upon Avon with opportunity for you to purchase some goods from the Christmas sales before returning to the hotel for your afternoon cream tea. Tonight, the hotel is putting on a Gala dinner followed by an evening of dancing with the resident DJ.

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Day 5

We say farewell to the staff and return to home area stopping at Bicester Shopping Village for lunch to be obtained.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

STRATFORD MANOR HOTEL, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON ****

This hotel offers luxurious accommodation and spa facilities within 21 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside and is located just a 5 minutes’ drive away from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Shakespeare Restaurant serves a creative British menu featuring fresh local produce. Split over 2 levels, The Terrace Lounge offers speciality coffees and beverages.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 4 nights full board accommodation (lunch not included on Days 1 & 5)

  • Cream Tea at the hotel on arrival, Christmas Eve & Boxing Day

  • 2 x Drinks Reception in the Terrace Bar

  • Free use of the hotel leisure facilities

  • Evening entertainment throughout

  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day Gala Buffet meal

  • Option to attend Midnight Mass to arrange with reception (extra cost), hot chocolate included afterwards in hotel

  • Falconry display on Boxing Day

  • Coach excursions as described

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

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