Start Point
London
End Point
London
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Private coach
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

Celebrating Christmas in England, Scotland and Wales is a magical thing! On this Great Britain Christmas group tour, enjoy awe-inspiring landscapes, must-see historical destinations and festive cheer. Visit York, Bath and Cardiff. See Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and Liverpool - home of The Beatles! Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands, England’s Lake District and the famous Loch Ness. Tuck into traditional pub fare and drink a dram with the locals. Spend Christmas Day in Edinburgh and embrace the Scottish Yuletide festivities! Make your festive season one to remember with a fun-filled Christmas tour.

Great Britain Christmas Tour
Accommodation
  • 6 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
Modern air conditioned coach transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Free Expat Explore tour souvenir – a memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip
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Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Ibis York Centre Hotel Ibis York Centre Hotel
Ibis York Centre Hotel Ibis York Centre Hotel
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Holiday Inn West Holiday Inn West
Holiday Inn West Holiday Inn West
Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
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Hotel Arrochar Hotel Arrochar
Hotel Arrochar Hotel Arrochar
Loch Long Hotel Loch Long Hotel
Loch Long Hotel Loch Long Hotel
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Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel
Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel Ibis Liverpool Centre Albert Dock Hotel
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Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre
Cardiff North Hotel by Accor Cardiff North Hotel by Accor
Cardiff North Hotel by Accor Cardiff North Hotel by Accor
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Start Point
Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
06:30 hrs
Hotel lobby at Holiday Inn Express, Greenwich85 Bugsby Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0GD
07:00 hrs
End Point
Outside Hotel Novotel at Greenwich station173-185 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8JA
17:30 hrs – 20:30 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Why this tour

Great Britain is one of the best places to celebrate the festive seasons! From historical sites decked out in decorations and the charming Christmas markets to the carolers filled with joy and delicious festive food fare! Celebrate Christmas in Britain on the Expat Explore Great Britain Christmas tour. Over one week, travel across England, Scotland and Wales to experience the top attractions and local charms of a number of fantastic destinations. 

There are several exciting highlights on this Britain Christmas winter holiday, including: 

  • Make memories on Christmas Day in Edinburgh, as you enjoy a free day in Scotland’s capital city. Embark on a tour of the city and then spend the day as you wish; tour Christmas markets, stroll through the Old Town and New Town and enjoy tasty food! This is a great way to spend Christmas Day in Great Britain!
  • Spend the night in the Scottish Highlands which are filled with quaint towns, historic monuments and breathtaking scenery. A must-see on a Great Britain Christmas holiday.
  • Make your Christmas holiday in Great Britain unforgettable with an optional visit to the the mysterious Stonehenge!
  • Visit the historic cities of Cambridge, York, Bath, and Cardiff and get to know the history and traditions from your tour leader. You’ll also enjoy stops in the quaint towns of Jedburgh and Gretna Green along the Scottish borders.
  • Admire the beautiful scenery on drives through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the English Lake District and the hauntingly beautiful Glen Coe. A Christmas tour in Great Britain would be incomplete without the scenery!
  • Explore the hometowns of literature and cultural icons Shakespeare and The Beatles during visits to Stratford-upon-Avon and Liverpool.
  • Tuck into classic British cuisine including a traditional Sunday Roast and a pub carvery lunch to complete your Great Britain Christmas vacation! 

Is this the right tour for me?
What will the accommodation be like on tour? 
Tour accommodation is twin-share rooms in hotels vetted by our expert team. You will be paired up with a traveller of the same gender and if you would prefer your own room, you are able to pay a single supplement.

How fit do I need to be for this tour? 
There will be easy walks included on orientation tours of cities and towns. Nothing rigorous or intense. 

What are the best places to visit in Britain? 
With so many amazing destinations in England, Scotland and Wales, this one is difficult to narrow down! Stonehenge and Loch Ness are popular bucket-list destinations. Historic cities such as Cardiff and York are beautiful to visit. The whole trip is a treat for travellers!

What is the weather like on a UK Christmas tour? 
It usually gets very cold in Great Britain during winter so be sure to pack accordingly! Wrap up warm in coats, scarves, beanies and gloves so you can explore destinations and stay cozy. 

How busy is it at this time of year? 
Great Britain is a popular winter destination so there are usually big crowds. However, the people help create a fantastic Christmas atmosphere! The tour itinerary has a great balance of quiter spots as well as top attractions. 

Do I need cash for the Christmas markets? 
It is always a good idea to carry a small amount of cash for small towns and Christmas markets. ATMs are available in all major cities and most towns. 

Overall, this trip is a memorable way to enjoy Christmas and the festive season. Accommodation, transport, most meals and many activities are included in the price making it a fun and affordable way to enjoy a Great Britain Christmas vacation. Travel is the best gift so share this Christmas tour with your loved ones!

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