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Festive Lights of Blenheim

Rail holidays by train to Bath and the surrounding area. New festive tour including Festive Light Trail at Blenheim, visit Roman Baths and Christmas Market in Bath, and explore Gloucester visiting the Cathedral and Christmas Market.

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5 days from £880



Thursday 28 November 2024



  • Explore Blenheim Palace and its exquisitely themed Palace interior

  • Marvel at the magical Festive Light Trail with twinkling lights, seasonal sounds, and festive fun

  • Discover the fascinating Roman Baths built over 2,000 years ago in Bath

  • Enjoy free time to stroll around the Bath Christmas Market

  • Take a guided tour of the breathtaking Gloucester Cathedral learning of its history

  • Indulge in traditional Christmas treats at the Gloucester Christmas Market


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 3 evening meals

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


We arrive in Swindon and transfer by coach to our hotel set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside and, once we have checked in, we will enjoy our first evening meal together.



After a leisurely morning exploring our charming tour base, we journey by coach to Blenheim Palace, a stunning country estate located in the picturesque county of Oxfordshire. After exploring this fantastic palace, we will discover the Festive Light Trail following the illuminated path through the palace's gardens to witness the dazzling light display, colourful Cascades, and enchanting arches.



After breakfast this morning, we travel by rail to the charming city of Bath and make our way to the historic Roman Baths. We will explore the complex, walk on original Roman pavements, and learn the history of the people of Roman Britain who came to bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs, which still flow hot today! We will also visit the Bath Christmas Market soaking in the festive atmosphere before returning for our evening meal at the hotel.

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This morning, after breakfast, we board our train to Gloucester for our guided tour of Gloucester Cathedral which is known for its stunning Gothic architecture and beautiful stained-glass windows. We will learn about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, visit the tomb of King Edward II, and see how architecture has evolved over the years. We enjoy free time to visit our second Christmas Market with a fabulous range of festive gifts, food, and drink - the perfect place to find unique Christmas presents. On return to our hotel, we enjoy our final evening meal together.

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Bidding farewell to beautiful Swindon, we make our way homeward.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Blunsdon House Hotel, Swindon

The Blunsdon House Hotel is set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside with views of the Cotswolds – an ideal place to stay in Swindon. The stylish rooms offer flatscreen TV’s, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £880


Single Room Supplement £170


4 nights’ bed & breakfast plus 3 evening meals

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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