FRIDAY We make our way to Blenheim where the Palace will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Glowing fires provide a warm welcome, opulent decorations adorn the Great Hall and Long Library, garlands are draped throughout the minstrels gallery and magnificent mantelpieces, and the family’s traditional Christmas table is spectacularly adorned for the festive season.
SATURDAY Depart for central London, where there will be time to spend at leisure. Late afternoon we board the coach for our timed entry into Kew Gardens and a unique opportunity to explore the world famous botanic garden after dark. As you embark on the trail you can expect a magical world as the path winds through glittering trees and unique art installations to the show stopping Palm House finale. We return to the hotel for a later dinner this evening.
SUNDAY We depart after breakfast and transfer to Richmond, a picture postcard area of London on the banks of the Thames with its gorgeous riverside setting, and maze of cobbled streets. Perhaps enjoy lunch in one of the pubs overlooking the river, or visit the National Trust property, Ham House, dressed for a candlelit Christmas. Transfers for those wishing to visit Ham House, however please note that admission is not included. Join the coach mid-afternoon for the journey home.
Includes Blenheim Palace dressed for Christmas; London & Kew Gardens; and Kingston-upon-Thames.
Full itinerary to follow