Spend Christmas in one of the UK’s most interesting historic cities, imagining festivities in years gone by. Amble along the medieval black and white ‘rows’, picking up any last-minute gifts, or walk the fantastically preserved Roman city walls, learning of their foundations in AD 70. On Christmas Day, we relax and indulge in a leisurely lunch at our hotel, and on Boxing Day, we pop over the border to Wales, exploring the colourful seaside village of Portmeirion.
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 Crowne Plaza Chester (4T). We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, with tea available on arrival. There is time to relax before dinner tonight (including a glass of wine), which is followed by entertainment. Evening meals are usually taken by all hotel guests in a function room throughout their stay.
Christmas Eve - Chester
Today you are free to make your own acquaintance with the city or to join in with a guided walking tour of Chester, organised by our hotel. Perhaps take a stroll into the town to view the magnificent cathedral, stop by at Chester’s many and varied shops to pick up a last-minute gift or follow the footsteps of Roman soldiers on a patrol of the city walls, the most complete city wall circuit in the country. From these battlements, enjoy beautiful views over the city including the much photographed Eastgate clock and the tower where Charles I stood to watch the Battle of Rowton Moor. Later, we head to the Storyhouse Theatre for some classic Christmas fun at the pantomime.
Christmas Day - Chester
This morning there is time to relax or take a stroll around this magnificent historic city before Christmas lunch is served, followed by an afternoon of relaxation. This evening, a buffet dinner is followed by entertainment.
Boxing Day - Portmeirion
We depart for an excursion to one of Wales’ premier attractions, Portmeirion, a unique village set on a private peninsula on the western shores of Snowdonia. Portmeirion was opened in 1926 and demonstrates how a naturally beautiful site can be respectfully developed as a tourist destination, with colour and wonderful statues and corbels filling every corner. Much of it was created for the 1960s series The Prisoner, and the cottage where Number Six lived is now a shop dedicated to the show. Lunch is included at the Portmeirion Hotel. A gala dinner at our hotel this evening is followed by entertainment.
Day 5 Chester
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.