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Sidmouth Festive Break

Sidmouth Sea Front in the Snow

3* Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth: River Exe Boat Trip, Donkey Sanctuary, Axminster, Ottery St Mary Garden Centre, Exeter Christmas Markets & Winchester Christmas Markets

Sidmouth Festive Break


Join us for a our annual festive breaks at the superb Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth, with additional festive fare of Mulled Wine & Mince pies on arrival, a Traditional Christmas dinner with crackers, Afternoon Tea & Christmas Cake, with entertainment every evening, including Carols performed after dinner on one evening. Where we enjoy a River Exe heated boat cruise, visit Axminster on market day, visit Ottery St Mary Garden Centre to see the famous Christmas displays, and visit both Exeter Christmas Market & Winchester Cathedral Christmas market. 




Thursday 2 December 2021

5 days

£395 per person sharing a twin/double room

Limited single rooms at no supplement

Home to home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour



Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

River Exe Boat Cruise




Thursday 2 December

Depart the local area with a lunch stop on route, arriving at our hotel in Sidmouth late afternoon. This glorious regency seaside town is nestled into the Jurassic Coast and yet enjoys a largely flat town centre. The highly regarded Royal York & Faulkner Hotel is positioned in the centre of the elegant Esplanade.


Friday 3 December

We take a drive to Exmouth to board one of the large heated cruise boats for a trip around the Exe estuary. Enjoy mince pies and mulled wine as Your Skipper gives you a live commentary on the history of the area, the beautiful sights and the resident and visiting winter wildlife. As a designated RAMSAR site, the River Exe is one of the top rivers in the country for wildlife and is a feeding ground for several seals. (For anybody who would like to visit the Donkey Sanctuary we will offer an optional trip this afternoon).

D, B

Saturday 4 December

Enjoy the day in Sidmouth, or join the coach to Axminster. After time browsing we continue to the Ottery St Mary Garden Centre to explore their stunning Christmas displays, pick up the latest ideas and maybe a decoration or two!

D, B

Sunday 5 December

Today we visit Exeter where the Christmas Market takes place on Cathedral Green. Around 90 wooden chalets will be selling a wide range of Christmas crafts, gifts, festive food and drink.

D, B

Monday 6 December

After breakfast we travel to Winchester where the Christmas Markets surround the historic Cathedral. Wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, with a delightful Food Court, British Crafts Village, and over 110 chalets to explore. We arrive back in the local area early evening.


D=Dinner, B=Breakfast

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford S GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Southbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin S HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd S LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd
Near R & R Saggers shop
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St S SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect
Sawbridgeworth White L. S SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
Sawston War Memorial S SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop
South Mimms South Mimms Services, Coach Bays
Stansted Mountfit Har S STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Danestrete Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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