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Luxury Bath & Longleat Festive Lights

Treat yourself to luxury short break to beautiful Bath. With stunning Georgian architecture like a scene from a Jane Austen novel, this compact city is perfect for a relaxing break and offers museums, attractions, including the famous Roman Baths, galleries and independent shops that are ideal for Christmas shopping inspiration! We enjoy an evening visit to Longleat's magical festive lights event with its stunning illuminated displays and see Longleat House, lit in all its historic glory.

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3 days from £339

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 21 November 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stay at a Grade 1 listed luxury Georgian townhouse hotel on a half board basis

  • Explore a World Heritage Site city

  • Visit Longleat’s Land of Light and its myriad of magical light installations

  • Admire the stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture

  • Discover the ancient history of the Roman Baths dating back to 70AD

  • Stroll around Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Arriving in the historic city of Bath, we make our way to our accommodation for the next two nights, our Grand 1 listed Georgian townhouse hotel, The Francis. There is time to settle in and have an early dinner before our private coach transfers us to the magnificent Longleat Estate to see the renowned festive lights. The illuminating spectacle consists of a myriad of magical and colourful displays that embellish the ornate Longleat Estate bringing the spirit of the festive season to lustrous light. Following our wonderful evening we return to our hotel by coach.

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DAY 2

Today we enjoy a day at leisure to explore the fascinating city of Bath that became a World Heritage site in 1987. We are free to immerse ourselves in Bath's remarkable collection of museums and galleries including the Jane Austen Centre, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. We can discover the iconic buildings and architecture that have shaped this wonderful city including the Royal Crescent, Circus, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and of course the Roman Baths built in around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. The Roman Baths is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, where 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water, reaching 46°C, still fill the bathing site every single day, we can walk on ancient pavements as the Romans did 2,000 years ago, and explore chambers historically housing changing rooms and plunge pools. During our day we can even swim in the natural spring water at the modern Thermae Bath Spa. Our pre-Christmas break is also the perfect time to indulge in festive shopping at some of the city's many unique shops or alternatively we can travel by train to nearby Bristol. After our busy day we enjoy a relaxing dinner at our hotel.

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DAY 3

This morning we bid farewell to beautiful Bath and we make our way homeward.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Francis Hotel, Bath

Located on the prestigious Queen Square in the heart of Bath, the Grade1 listed 4-star Francis Hotel opened in 1884 and remains one of the most famous hotels in the city. The hotel is approximately 800 metres from the Bath Spa train station. The hotel has 98 stylish and well decorated bedrooms all equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant is bright and traditional in design, the bar is stylish and cosy and there is also a luxurious lounge.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Paddington

£465

£419

Greater London

£469

£425

South of England

£499

£445

East Anglia

£555

£475

South West

£529

£439

Heart of England

£549

£475

Midlands

£595

£505

Yorkshire

£649

£505

North East

£715

£545

North West

£629

£495

South Wales

£409

£385

North Wales

£565

£445

Scotland

£809

£599


 

Join & Leave at Hotel £339

 

Single Room Supplement £100

 

2 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

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

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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