5 days from £879 per person
Brimming with character and age-old history, Exeter lends itself perfectly to a quintessential English Christmas break. An atmospheric blend of Roman, Gothic, medieval and Georgian influences, the city promises a feast for the eyes. Soak up all the festive cheer at the grand Killerton house on Christmas Eve, and spend time exploring the ancient city walls, looming cathedral, south Devon coastline and stunning Dartmoor National Park.
Your holiday includes:
3 excursions and visits
- Visit National Trust Killerton
- A journey on the South Devon Railway
- Visit Buckfast Abbey
- 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)
- 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 Exeter. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm. You’ll be greeted with mulled wine before time to relax before the evening’s arrangements.
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel (4-star)
Christmas Eve - Exeter - Killerton
Our day in Exeter starts at National Trust Killerton. This elegant Georgian house has a colourful history and a glorious setting, within a vast estate of landscaped gardens and parkland. Killerton holds the National Trust’s biggest dress collection, with over 20,000 items including shoes, hats, jewellery and fans from the 18th century to the 1970s. Each year, the property celebrates Christmas with a different theme, to make your visit extra special. You may want to spend your time this afternoon exploring the city that surrounds you - the 1,100-year-old abbey is just a few steps away or take an hour or two to tour the city walls, which have protected Exeter for nearly 2,000 years. If you wish to attend midnight mass this evening, you may like to make your way to Exeter Cathedral.
Christmas Day - Exeter
This morning, you may choose to join your tour manager for a casual walk around Exeter. On your return, a traditional Christmas lunch has been arranged, with tea and Christmas cake to fill your afternoon.
Boxing Day - South Devon Railway - Buckfast Abbey
We’ll travel by coach to Buckfastleigh, to board the South Devon Railway. Our journey takes us along the southern stretch of the beautiful county of Devon, returning to Buckfastleigh later in the day. On our return, we’ll visit Buckfast Abbey on the edge of stunning Dartmoor National Park. The abbey, founded in 1018, was surrendered during the Dissolution of the Monasteries of the 16th century, at the order of Henry VIII. It was rebuilt some three centuries later on its medieval foundations. On our way back to Exeter, we’ll travel by coach along the Devon coast taking in views of the county’s windswept beaches.
Day 5 Exeter
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.