Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Spa was exclusively designed as a pleasure and health resort for wealthy visitors in the 18th and 19th century, following the discovery of mineral springs. Renowned for the fine Regency architecture with intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco façades that line the historic promenade, squares and terraces, this historic town is a popular location for period films such as Pride and Prejudice and an ideal location for a relaxing Christmas break.
4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham (4T), Cheltenham. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm and you will be greeted with tea, coffee and mince pies, followed by time to relax before dinner.
Christmas Eve - Cheltenham
We start the day with a walking tour of Cheltenham to see the Regency buildings, historic Pittville Pump Room and gardens. The rest of the day is free to spend as you wish; maybe stay in Cheltenham to absorb the festive atmosphere of this elegant spa town. A light lunch of soup and sandwiches will be available at your hotel, and dinner is included this evening, with carol singers completing the Christmas spirit. If you wish to enjoy the local midnight mass, the hotel will be happy to direct you to the local church.
Christmas Day - Cheltenham
After a leisurely morning, Christmas Day lunch is served. This afternoon is for relaxing or enjoying the beautiful grounds of the hotel, before a light evening buffet followed by entertainment.
Boxing Day - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
We take a journey this morning by coach to Broadway. After free time to look around, we board the restored Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR), for a spectacular scenic journey through the Cotswolds to Cheltenham. This volunteer-run heritage line operates both steam and diesel locomotives, passing sleepy hamlets and the Malvern Hills as it calls at authentic stations. We return to the hotel for a light lunch of soup and sandwiches. This evening there will be a gala dinner included, followed by a disco.
Day 5 Cheltenham
You will be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
• This holiday may not be suitable for disabled guests, due to a number of steps within the hotel and long distances to some rooms.
• Included meals may consist of set, table d’hôte or buffet menus and the style and volume of entertainment provided by the hotel may vary.