Day 1 WinchesterMake your own way to Winchester today and spend the afternoon settling in at your comfortable hotel set in 54 acres of beautiful countryside.
This evening you can get to know your travelling companions over dinner. Meals included: D
Day 2 Christmas Eve, Winchester
We're going to explore the elegant city of Winchester on a guided tour today. We'll see King Alfred's statue and walk along the River Itchen, passing by the ancient city walls, Winchester College, Jane Austen’s House and the Cathedral Close. After the tour you will have some free time to visit the city's famous cathedral or explore with your travelling companions.
Back at the hotel, we'll gather for dinner.
Day 3 Christmas Day, Winchester - at Leisure
We've left the morning free for you to spend as you wish. Enjoy a dip in the indoor heated or perhaps take a stroll in the hotel's grounds to help you work up an appetite for what is sure to be the highlight of the day, a traditional festive lunch with all the trimmings.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure and perhaps enjoy the Queens annual Christmas Day speech with your fellow guests before we get together this evening for a light dinner.
Day 4 Boxing Day, Portsmouth
Today we'll journey to Portsmouth where you will discover the highlights on a guided tour of this port city. The UK's only island city, Portsmouth dates back to the Roman period and is home to the world's oldest dry dock. The city was also one of the central regions of the Industrial Revolution and considered the world's greatest naval port at the height of the British Empire. After a guided walking tour enjoy free time before a visit to the top of the Spinnaker Tower, the centre piece of the Portsmouth Harbour redevelopment programme, offering spectacular views over the city and coastline.
Later we'll head back to the hotel to enjoy dinner with entertainment this evening.
Day 5 Winchester
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way home.Meals included: B
Privilege rooms are available at a supplement for the duration of your stay. Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.