5 days from £879 per person
Idyllic checkerboard countryside dotted with stone villages and historic gems dating back to ancient times. This is the county of Lincolnshire, and we’ll spend the Christmas period seeking out all the region has to offer. On Christmas Eve we’ll meet Santa as we take a ride on the Nene Valley Railway’s Santa Special, accompanied of course by a warm drink and mince pie. After a food-filled Christmas Day, we’ll discover Lincoln city’s iconic cathedral, which dates back to 1072, and then visit elegant Belton House.
Your holiday includes:
2 excursions and visits
- A journey on the Nene Valley Railway Santa Special
- Tour of Lincoln Cathedral and a visit to National Trust Belton House
- 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 cake 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 village of Belton, near Grantham. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm, and you’ll be greeted with tea, coffee and cakes.
Belton Woods (4-star)
Christmas Eve - Nene Valley Railway
A magical day awaits as we head for the Nene Valley Railway. We’ll board the Santa Special headed for Peterborough - a steam-hauled train dressed in Christmas finery. Santa will make his way down the train to say hello and we’ll enjoy a mince pie and a warming drink as we chug along. Later, we return to the hotel for mulled wine and mince pies, and then a lantern walk through the grounds, with further refreshments around the bonfire (weather permitting and subject to availability). Carol singers will entertain us while we dine this evening. If you wish to attend Midnight Mass, we recommend you pre-book a taxi to avoid disappointment.
Christmas Day - Belton
Enjoy a day full of Christmas festivities, including a visit from Santa during our traditional Christmas Day lunch. Christmas cake is served with afternoon tea, with the opportunity to watch the Queen’s Speech; and the feasting continues into the evening.
Boxing Day - Lincoln - Belton House
We’ll take a tour of impressive Lincoln Cathedral - a Gothic monument that dominates the skyline. Commissioned by William the Conqueror and consecrated in 1072, it is now one of the largest cathedrals in the UK. We’ll then continue to the elegant National Trust Belton House, set within formal gardens and an ancient deer park. Wandering the modest property, considered by many as the perfect example of an English country house estate, there’ll be time to admire the fine collection of porcelain and silver, collated by the Brownlow family. Remember to wrap up warm as we take a walk through the grounds and a magical illuminated Christmas trail, as coloured lights dance through the tree branches and sparkle on the trees. The Christmas trail is subject to availability. Back at the hotel, there’ll be time to relax before dinner tonight.
Day 5 Belton
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.