Holiday Itinerary Christmas in Hampshire

23 December

After joining the coach, we make our way to our hotel and check in.

Christmas Eve - The Watercress Line and Winchester

This morning we head to the picturesque Georgian market town of Alresford where we board our festive train carriage on the heritage Mid Hants Railway, affectionately known as the Watercress Line due to its connection with transporting watercress from the beds in Alresford to London. This enchanting trip is joined by Santa and his helpers and includes wine, mince pies and a gift (plus plenty of Christmas songs!) as we enjoy a scenic journey through the beautiful Hampshire countryside on one of the steepest graded lines in the country.

Afterwards we rejoin the coach and travel to the medieval city of Winchester for some free time. Ancient capital of England, Winchester has a rich history, with ancient walls, a medieval Round Table, a magnificent military past and an awe-inspiring Norman cathedral which houses the tomb of the author Jane Austen and the Winchester Bible, one of the finest 12th-century bibles to have survived.

In the evening, attend Midnight Mass if you wish (transfer not included) before enjoying mulled wine and mince pies back at the hotel.

Christmas Day 

Christmas Day is a lovely day of celebration as our hotel provides a hearty Christmas lunch with all the trimmings followed by Christmas cake, tea and coffee plus a light buffet dinner in the evening.

Boxing Day  - Bournemouth and the New Forest

Our day begins with a trip to the seaside as we visit the traditional resort of Bournemouth. Boasting seven miles of golden sands and a historic pier, this is the perfect place for a stroll to blow away the cobwebs!

Later, we travel back to the hotel via the idyllic New Forest, England’s smallest National Park, famous for its tranquil ambience and free roaming ponies. We stop en-route in the pretty village of Brockenhurst with its old-world charm, independent shops and quaint cafés.  

27 December

After breakfast, we check out of our hotel and head for home.

Departure dates and prices 2021 Christmas in Hampshire - 7% discount on all dates

Just Go brochure price in RED

Travel 55 discount price in BLACK

Tel Just Go reservations on 0333 234 2010 quote Travel 55 code PTR557

Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code PTR557 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Just Go reservations on 0333 234 2010.

5 days by coach - Christmas in Hampshire
Date Price from Date Price from
23 December 2021
£449 : £399

All tours offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted. All prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Single supplements £60

Just Go Holidays
Christmas in Hampshire

7% Discount - 5 Day Coach Tour

2021 tour prices from only £399

Celebrate Christmas in Hampshire which offers the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside. Experience the golden age of steam on the preserved heritage railway, the Watercress Line, explore the historic city of Winchester with its awe-inspiring cathedral and enjoy the traditional atmosphere of the seaside resort of Bournemouth.

Book this festive Christmas in Hampshire trip direct with Just Go and receive a 7% discount saving. Call direct on 0333 234 2010 and quote our ref: PTR557.

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Meon Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club near Southampton with dinner and breakfast. Christmas Day includes breakfast, a traditional Christmas lunch and a light evening buffet
  • Welcome drink
  • After-dinner tea and coffee
  • Light entertainment every evening
  • Excursions to Winchester, Bournemouth and the New Forest (Brockenhurst)
  • Heritage train journey on the Watercress Line including wine, mince pies and a visit and gift from Santa

Accommodation on tour

Meon Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club

The Meon Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club is set in 225 acres of landscaped grounds near Southampton with two championship golf courses. The hotel features two bars, two restaurants plus elegant rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen TV. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym (small charge applies).

Hotel rating JG3 - Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

Covid 19

Please note: tour itineraries, hotel entertainment and use of leisure facilities will be subject to government guidelines.


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