Picture the perfect Christmas scene: the air filled with the strains of your favorite carol and the silent dance of falling snow, the smells of hot cider and apple pie rising to your nose, the undeniable feeling of lightness and joy that heralds the coming of the season. If these are your Christmas memories, then this is your Christmas in England vacation.
Christmas in the Kingdom
Touch down in London and be prepared to enter a Christmas wonderland, where lights are strung throughout the mighty metropolis and all the citizens are preparing for the holiday festivities. After being taken from the airport to your luxurious accommodations in your centrally-located hotel, you’ll have the chance to relax and recharge before you set out to see the sights of Christmas in London. You’ll be amazed by the white sheet covering the top of the Tower Bridge, the turrets of the Palace of Westminster and its famous clock tower, the spectacular decorations that grace Oxford Street, and the impressive and ever-growing array of activities and attractions at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Wander the many exhibits at the Magical Ice Kingdom from snow sculptures to ice slides, lace up your skates and take to the UK’s largest ice rink, get indoors for a soaring ride on the Giant Observation Wheel (a.k.a. the London Eye), or take your kids to Santa Land, replete with rides, treats and, of course, Father Christmas himself.
Celebrating the Yuletide from Chawton to Winchester
A Morning at the Market, an Evening in Bath
Around Great Britain’s Oldest Resort Town
‘Tis the Season in Central England
A Day of Shakespearean Revelry
Back in London
Home for the Holidays
- Visit the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, the incredible Christmas decorations at Belgravia, and the many monuments and beautiful buildings of singular London
- Stop by Jane Austen’s former house at Chawton and the Christmas market near the cathedral in Winchester as you make your way through the delightful English countryside
- Cruise through Salisbury – home to one of the most gorgeous cathedrals and best Christmas markets in the entire country – before spending two evenings in breathtaking Bath
- Tour the extravagantly decorated grounds of Hidcote Manor and the charming Chipping Campden as you experience a true Christmas in the Cotswolds
- Tour Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, where you can get some shopping done for the family bibliophile, take in the darling decorations at splendid Warwick Castle and discover the Tudor and Victorian celebrations of the season
From the bright lights winking down at you on Oxford Street to the chalet-style stalls of a countryside Christmas market, from hot chocolate to gingerbread to caroling in the snow, the towns and cities of the United Kingdom certainly know how to do Christmas right. This eight-day Christmas in England vacation will show you all of it, from shopping for gifts at Harrods to ice skating in the shadow of Winchester Cathedral, and it is sure to light the hearts and spark the imagination of the kid that lives in all of us.
Grab some mulled wine or hot apple cider and walk the stalls at the Christmas markets throughout the English countryside, from Salisbury to Winchester to Bath. Marvel at the endless strands of lights that illuminate the London cityscape, providing an extra holiday sparkle to one of the greatest cities on Earth. Experience Christmas as the Tudors and Victorians lived it in Shakespeare’s home at Stratford-upon-Avon, make your way through the winter wonderland of the southern English countryside, and make new friends as you sing along to the best-loved songs of the season with a local school or choir.
This is the time of year when we all dream a little bigger and give more than we take, when we remember what’s important to us and yearn to be near who’s important to us, when the harsh cold of winter is warmed by the bright glow of hope. If you always cry at It’s A Wonderful Life, if you long for candy canes and carols in July, if you start your Christmas countdown on December 26, and if you’re looking for the perfect vacation to bring your family together, look no further: this tailor-made Christmas in England vacation is our gift to you.
$2,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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