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Reader Holidays - Blenheim Palace Christmas Crafts from Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Departing November 2013
*Price shown: 16 Nov 2013 - BPX
Festive glory and the Living Crafts for Christmas Fair
See Blenheim Palace - magnificent home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill - in all its Christmas glory. On this Christmas shopping break you'll also explore the stalls of the Living Crafts for Christmas Fair, which stands in the Palace courtyard, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon.
What The Price Includes
- Coach travel throughout
- One night's dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the Midlands area
- Entrance to Blenheim Palace, Park and Gardens
- A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the morning we head to head to historic Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover its many Shakespearian associations - his Birthplace, his grave at Holy Trinity Church and, of course, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre - stroll along the river or get ahead with your Christmas shopping in the town's array of shops.In the afternoon we'll continue to our hotel, arriving in plenty of time to freshen up and relax before dinner is served.
Today we head to Blenheim Palace, which you can explore at your own pace. The magnificent State Rooms will have been specially decorated for the season, and you'll find an abundance of Christmas shopping opportunities in the Palace's unique shops, while the festive Living Crafts for Christmas Fair has around 90 stalls, selling quality crafts including jewellery, ceramics, homemade chocolates, and seasonal pies and chutneys!If the weather is fine, the lovely formal gardens are also well worth exploring before we begin our journey home in the early to mid afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid to late evening.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Midlands Area Hotel
You will be staying in a good hotel in the Midlands, such as the Novotel, Coventry. Each bedroom will have private facilities, colour TV and a telephone, and the hotel will have good restaurant and bar facilities.Further Hotel Information »
You will be staying in a good hotel in the Midlands, such as the Novotel, Coventry. Each bedroom will have private facilities, colour TV and a telephone, and the hotel will have good restaurant and bar facilities.Hide Hotel Information »