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Merry Christmas in Chester

“A warm welcome awaits you at the Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the festive fun. Featuring the magnificent Chirk Castle, historic Chester and an optional Pantomime; this holiday leaves you with the ultimate festive experience!”

 

Day 1

Travel to Chester making suitable comfort stops along the way and arrive at our hotel late afternoon. After settling in, enjoy a drink’s reception followed by a four-course dinner with entertainment afterwards.

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Day 2

Christmas Eve: After breakfast join our driver and travel to the mighty medieval fortress of Chirk Castle which reveals 400 years of changing tastes and fashions in its lavishly furnished rooms. Each winter the Castle is full of festive fun! The Courtyard Café once housed a Tudor range and served the State Dining Room in the main house. Soak up the authentic atmosphere and enjoy a variety of hot and cold dishes from the seasonal menu in this historic kitchen, celebrating the best in Welsh and British produce with a passion for quality cooked food and homemade cakes. Return to the hotel later with time to relax a little, then enjoy a glass of spiced, winter mulled wine to take the chill off. Be serenaded by the Chester Bach Singers with their rendition of old Christmas carol favourites, followed by a four-course dinner with entertainment afterwards.

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Day 3

Christmas Day: Merry Christmas! Enjoy our breakfast at leisure, and then join in on the fun with the annual treasure hunt. Our five-course, choice Christmas Lunch is legendary, with coffee and mince pies served in time for the Queen’s speech at 3.00pm. The rest of the afternoon is for us to relax, play games, or probably have a contented snooze! For dinner, we’ll be served a traditional yuletide buffet of festive favourites and the night comes to the perfect end with sing-along DJs and dancing.

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Day 4

Boxing Day: After breakfast, the time is ours to take in the sights of Chester. We could perhaps stroll around the Walls (price not included, approx. £8 pp) or take advantage of the Boxing Day sales which start in the city stores. Return to the hotel for an early buffet lunch, and then it’s off to the pantomime in Rhyl. For those who don’t fancy screaming ‘he’s behind you’, the hotel has organised an official tour of Chester with expert guides, who will provide us with fascinating factoids about our history. Later this evening we have our farewell gala dinner, with theming, magnificent food and live entertainment. Join in, sing along, or just sit back and enjoy our professional entertainers.

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Day 5

After breakfast we return to home area making suitable comfort stops, including time in the National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield, for lunch to be purchased.

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

HALLMARK HOTEL CHESTER THE QUEEN ****

This grand 4-star Victorian style hotel is close to the city centre, just a short drive away. Since opening in 1860 to serve first-class rail passengers, they’ve seen visits from the likes of Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry. The Jubilee restaurant overlooks 2 Italian terraces and a sculpture garden. There is a lounge and bar area to relax in and enjoy a pre-dinner drink before our evening meal.

Please note: this hotel does not have rooms with walk in showers.

 

PRICE INCLUDES;

  • Return coach travel

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 5 course Christmas Day lunch

  • Boxing Day buffet lunch

  • Farewell Gala dinner on Boxing Day

  • Tea/coffee after dinner each night

  • Drinks reception on arrival night

  • Glass of mulled wine before dinner on Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Carols on Christmas Eve

  • Hot chocolate after midnight mass

  • Treasure hunt on Christmas Day

  • Coffee & mince pies before the Queen’s Speech

  • Live evening entertainment each night

  • Boxing Day Pantomime OR walking tour of Chester

  • Entrance to Chirk Castle (2020 theme TBC)

 

(Please be aware that the Christmas programme is based on 2019 which is subject to change for 2020)

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

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

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Trafford House Outside Trafford House, by Bus Stop, Basildon
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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