This Christmas, travel through the ages in a UNESCO World Heritage city. We begin in Roman times, tasting the healing waters at the magnificent 2,000-year-old baths and exploring the magnificent abbey, site of the first coronation of an English monarch. At No. 1 Royal Crescent, we imagine life as a wealthy 18th century Bath resident. After a wonderful Christmas Day lunch, we spend Boxing Day at Longleat, a grand Elizabethan estate where we’ll be dazzled by its spectacular Festival of Light.
2 excursions and visits
- Visit to Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and No. 1 Royal Crescent
- Visit to Longleat House and Festival of Light
- 4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 9 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5) 1 lunch (day 3) 4 dinners (days 1-4)
- Tea/coffee and mince pies on arrival
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the outskirts of Bath. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm and you’ll be greeted with tea, coffee and mince pies, followed by time to relax.
Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath (4-star)
Christmas Eve - Roman Baths - Bath Abbey - No 1 Royal Crescent
Spend today enjoying a tour of the charming city of Bath. First is the Roman Baths - Britain’s most famous Roman thermal spa. An audio guide tour takes you through a fascinating museum. Thousands of excavated objects are displayed here, revealing the fashions and beliefs of the people of Aquae Sulis, illustrating the importance of this 2,000-year-old complex. The tour ends at the magnificent centrepiece - the Great Bath, filled with steaming spa water, where you can taste it if you wish. Next is Bath Abbey, where the first King of all England, King Edgar, was crowned in AD 973. The impressive Gothic exterior has unique ladders of angels decorating the west front. There’s free time for lunch, with many cafés to choose from, before our final visit for today to No. 1 Royal Crescent. This museum, at the end of the beautiful Georgian terrace, is decorated and furnished as it may have been around 1776-1796, showing what life was like for the wealthy residents and their servants.
Christmas Day - Bath
Today is for relaxing and enjoying the festivities. A glass of Buck’s Fizz heralds a traditional Christmas Day lunch, with a glass of wine whilst you tuck in. Christmas cake will be served later in the afternoon.
Boxing Day - Longleat House and Festival of Light
After a free morning, we travel to Longleat, a magnificent Elizabethan estate within 900 acres of landscaped grounds. We’ll take a tour through the house, one of the finest Elizabethan stately homes in the country, decorated for an Edwardian Christmas. The Great Hall, State Dining Room, and the 90ft-long Saloon are adorned with giant paintings and tapestries, and the Red Library is filled with over 40,000 books. As dusk falls, we exit the house into the vibrant glow of the Festival of Light. Take your time to explore the grounds, which are filled with Europe's largest Chinese lantern display. Thousands of spectacular silk lanterns, handmade by a team of highly skilled artists, create breathtaking scenes that capture your imagination.
Day 5 Bath
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.