Tuesday 19 December 2017
Experience the glitz and glamour of the biggest Christmas Show in the UK. Every year the Thursford Christmas Spectacular draws almost a 130,000 people to an amazing show that combines traditional Christmas themes with Las Vegas excitement and West End production values. From its humble beginnings as a small-scale carol concert in an old shed the Thursford Christmas Spectacular is now firmly on the top of everyone’s ‘must see’ list, so why not make this year your year?
We will spend one night at the imposing Dunston Hall Hotel just outside Norwich, where you will be able to soak up some Norfolk Christmas atmosphere in the countryside. Our two day tour begins with a lunch stop at the Anglesey Abbey Gardens & Lode Mill near Cambridge, where you will have time for a leisurely stroll to enjoy the pretty winter gardens and a light lunch in the Redwoods Restaurant. After arriving at the stately 4* Dunston Hall Hotel mid-afternoon, you will have plenty of time to relax in the hotel before our 3-course dinner in the hotel restaurant. You will also have time to enjoy the swimming pool and spa facilities, or a stroll around the gardens in the morning after a buffet breakfast.
Thursford is also the home of the Thursford Collection – an assortment of steam engines and organs housed in a museum. The collection was founded by the late George Cushing as a hobby. The collection includes a Mighty Wurlitzer which is the fourth-largest in Europe and has a total of 1,339 pipes. There is also a 19th-century gondola merry-go-round which was built in the Norfolk factory of Frederick Savage. The merry-go-round is decorated with carved heads depicting Queen Victoria and her family, including the German Kaiser Wilhelm II.
If you would like an itinerary and booking form for this wonderful pre-Christmas extravaganza, please contact us asap!
Single Supplement only £25
Luxury Return Coach Travel
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Complimentary Brunch Bap en route
Entry to Anglesey Lode Mill
1 night Half-Board 4* Dunston Hall Hotel
3-course Dinner with coffee
Complimentary use of indoor pool; sauna;
steam room & gym
Porterage – one case per person
Welcome tea & Coffee on arrival
Entry to Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Hostess Service on coach
Solent Events Escort
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Proposed Itinerary (exact times to be confirmed)
Tuesday 19 December
0740 Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot, Southampton
0825 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club bus shelter
0835 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – bus shelter opposite seafront shops
0845 Pick up at Stubbington – bus shelter opposite Red Lion
0900 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane centre layby
Comfort stop en route to Cambridge
1200 Anglesey Abbey Gardens near Cambridge for lunch & winter garden stroll
1400 Leave for hotel
1530 Arrive at Dunston Hall Hotel with time for relaxation
http://www.solentevents.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=13315&action=edit#TBC Evening meal in hotel
Wednesday 20 December
1100 Check out and leave hotel for Thursford
1200 Arrive Thursford for lunch and free time to explore
1400 Show begins
1700 Show finishes
1730 Coach leaves for journey home, stopping en route for dinner
2300 Arrive in home area
Please note that at this time, the details & times given are only ‘provisional’ but should give you an idea of the schedule and itinerary expected.
INTERESTED? Please contact us for a full itinerary and booking form