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Longleat Chinese Festival of Lights....from £399pp

Longleat Chinese Festival of Lights....from £399pp

Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November 2019 - A full day at Longleat when the grounds are aglow with stunning displays of thousands of lights and colourful Chinese lanterns.

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A dazzling winter treat

As the festive season approaches and the days shorten this Festival of Light is a winter treat like no other. 23,000 lights illuminate spectacular Chinese lanterns which transform the world-famous Wiltshire estate of Longleat into a glowing winter wonderland. Set within 900 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds, Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.  Spend the day exploring Wells, famous for being smallest City in England. We can also enjoy Wells flood lit carnival.  We’ll also be visiting the City of Bath, ideal for sightseeing or shopping on this pre-Christmas break. A delightful short break coach holiday from Devon.


Best Western Swan Hotel, Wells****

This quaint traditional 15th century coaching inn is directly opposite Wells Cathedral, the medieval heart of England’s smallest city, and just a 4 minute walk from the Bishop’s Palace and gardens.   The oak panelled 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers guests a combination of traditional and contemporary cuisine. After dinner you can retire to the comfortable lounge with its warming log fire.


Your holiday includes:


  • 3 nights dinner bed & full English breakfast

  • Entrance to Longleat House, Safari Park ,Gardens & The Festival of Lights

  • Free time in the City of Wells plus Carnival

  • Visit to Bath

  • Travel by Tally Ho Pullman Coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manger


*Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room.  Single supplement - £115pp.


Thursday 14 November

Leaving Devon we start out mini break with a visit to the beautiful Roman City of Bath, with plenty of time to sightsee or shop. There are so many places of interest to visit - the Abbey, the Roman Baths and the Pump Room, the Royal Crescent or the famous Sally Lunn's for a bun! After a visit to Bath we continue on to The Swan Hotel to check in to our rooms with time to settle in before dinner.


Friday 15 November

After a full English breakfast we have the day free to explore this lovely City, with its historic centre the magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishops Palace. Tonight we will have an early dinner so we can step outside to watch the Wells Carnival pass our hotel. This is a not to be missed spectacle as huge floats make their way slowly through the medieval streets intertwined with street performers in highly inventive and stunning costumes. This blaze of colourful lights will illuminate the dark winters evening along with music and dancing.it creates a unique and exciting atmosphere.


Saturday 16 November

A full day at Longleat, our ticket includes a drive through the Safari Park, entrance to the decorated House and Gardens, jungle cruise, jungle kingdom and the Festival of Light. A must-see festival of magnificent Chinese lanterns, beaming with colour and fascinating structures.


Sunday 17 November

After a full English breakfast you have the choice to either visit Glastonbury & the Abbey (entrance fee not included) or Clarks Village, the Somerset Designer Outlet woth over 90 stores. We retyurn to Devon in the afternoon.


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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